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Finger food catering companies seem to be cropping up everywhere in Sydney. That’s not surprising, we suppose since Sydney is arguably the food capital of Australia. But with so many these catering companies in Sydney sprouting up now, how do you know which ones are reliable and trustworthy and which ones are not?

We know organizing a party or event can take up a lot of your time and is generally quite stressful. This is especially so if it is your first time organizing an event. You don’t really know which catering companies to trust and which to stay away from. The last thing you want to do is to hire an unreliable catering company for your boss’ birthday party – and they don’t show up.

Spotting Good Catering Companies in Sydney

So you see how important it is to put your trust in the correct people? In this article, we will be looking at ways how you can properly find good catering companies in Sydney:


1. Read Online Reviews of Catering Companies

One of the best ways to read about a particular catering company’s reliable is to read the reviews from their previous customers. You can look at websites such as ProductReviews Australia or TrueLocal Australia to find more information. Don’t only read the positive reviews. You want to go through the negative ones as well in order to get a more complete picture of the quality of their services. This should be done prior to contact.


2. Read Online Testimonials

Some companies might not be so Internet savvy as to have set up accounts where they can get reviews. The next best thing you can do is to go on their website and read their testimonials. Look for testimonials from people who are planning a function that is similar to yours to get a better idea of how those caterers would perform. Also, try to ensure that those testimonials are authentic. Tell-tale signs are customer photographs, a full name as well as a job designation.


3. Ask Friends & Family

One of the easiest ways to find a good catering company in Sydney is to ask your friends and family. Most of them would have faced the same situation as you before, so they might have their own list of tips to help you out. They can also point you to reliable caterers that they have used in the past. Note though that some caterers specialize in certain types of functions (wedding caterers, office caterers etc), so determine if those recommendations are relevant to your situation.


4. Check Social Networking Sites

In this day and age of instant communication, you would also want to have a look at your social networking sites to see what is being said of your finger food caterers. Are your friends on Instagram and Pinterest posting up photos of a particular caterer’s food? Are they raving or complaining about the company on Facebook and Twitter?


5. Talk to Their Party Catering Planners

Of course, you can just jump right in and talk directly to one of their catering consultants to see what kind of recommendations they can make for you. You want to be able to find one who is experienced, knowledgeable and reliable. The first interaction with these consultants will typically tell you a lot about the quality of the catering company.


Decades of Proven Experience is a finger food catering company with decades of experience in planning parties and events. This makes us one of the most established catering companies in Sydney and Australia. Send a request for more information and one of our consultants will get back to you shortly.