How to Prepare For Your Complimentary Food Tasting

Many of us have never been to a food tasting before unless you’re counting grabbing all of those Costco samples. Green Mill Catering only requires your venue to be booked prior to offering a complimentary tasting, so take advantage! It can be a fun and exciting experience, but before you run out of room from too many bites, it’s important to know what to look for.

There are far more factors going into finding the perfect dishes for your big event than figuring out who wants hotdogs or hamburgers at the family barbecue. Tailoring your meal to fit the occasion perfectly will be much easier if you know what direction you want to go and how to communicate that to the caterer effectively. Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your complimentary food tasting:

Pace yourself!

If you ate too recently, you’re going to limit how much you can actually eat. Conversely, even if the first things you try are really, really good, suppress the temptation to indulge. Give yourself a chance to taste a variety of dishes before committing to one — save your appetite as you’ll have many items to try!

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and clarify what you want

This is your event, after all! It’s better to be transparent about what you’re looking for so the sales manager can get a solid idea of what you want. This eliminates a lot of work and pointless tastings that don’t fit with your plan. Do your homework — find out if there are allergies or dietary restrictions for your attendees, see what’s seasonally available to ensure the ingredients are the freshest and share what you have in mind for presentation.

Are you interested in offering your guests a buffet, plated, or family-style meal?

Unsure of the differences? That’s what this tasting is for! Your sales manager is the perfect person to narrow down these options with!

Document what you eat. Take notes, anything to help you recall the tasting and make an informed decision. You may be trying so many things you forget how the food was presented or what flavors would pair well. Strategize what beverages and dessert you’ll be serving to ensure the theme is kept across the board. People will be impressed with your attention to detail in both appearance and flavor!

When booking your special event catering, look to Green Mill Catering for quality professional services that people are raving about. Green Mill specializes in weddings, corporate events, office parties, and Celebrations of Life, employing a knowledgeable staff that works with you to craft the perfect catering menu. Get in touch with Green Mill Catering today to get your tasting scheduled by submitting your inquiry here to get started!