Taste Tester8:37 AM
Yes, I may be biased, but I believe one of the highlights of a wedding is the food. Before the big day arrives, you and your fiance(e) have the opportunity to taste the food and ensure that it's exactly what you want. Some grooms will even tell you that the tastings are the best part of the wedding planning process.
However questions and confusion can arise when selecting a menu or caterer. The secret to eliminating confusion is simple. Pay attention! It is imperative that couples pay attention to what their caterers say and do. If your caterer tells you that his staff is not large enough to accomodate your requests- listen. If your potential caterer shows you photographs of medicore work- pay attention. Below is a list of things to be mindful of at your tasting and a few tips to ensure that you're all on the same page.
- Presentation: For seated meals- however the dish is presented on the plate when you receive it, is how it's going to look when your guests receive it.
- Portion Size: For seated meals- what you see is exactly what you get.
- Palatable: How does the food taste? Is it too salty? Too bland? Too spicy?
- Take notes during the tasting. If you and the caterer decide to change the salad dressing or type of sauce for your entree, follow up with an email or fax outlining the changes. It is always good to put things of this nature in writing to ensure they are not forgotten.
- Take pictures.
- Ask questions. If you want to know about the flavor or texture of an item, ask! The tasting is the time to do so.
- Don't eat a large meal before your tasting. You are definitely going to eat there so don't fill up beforehand.