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The wedding meal is going to be a huge portion of your entire wedding budget. Therefore, you want to make sure you get exactly what you want. Don’t let a catering company talk you into a menu that they like. This is your day, and it should be all about you. Before you make any decisions, set up a tasting menu with your catering company. Then, make sure that you use your time and your palate wisely to create the perfect wedding menu. Here are a few tips to helping you make the most of your wedding menu tasting.

Wedding tasting menu in Philadelphia

Make sure you like how the food tastes and how it looks.
Photo: Sliced filet with an Asian cabbage slaw on a house made pancake roll.

What to look for in a catering company

A tasting menu isn’t going to be free, so you can’t use the tasting menu as a time to audition your catering company. Before you set up a tasting, be sure to do a little research into your catering company. Look for reviews and ask your married friends for references. Most importantly, check out the menu for the catering company to make sure you see some things you like. You can always customize the menu, but what a company chooses to put on their own menu will tell you a bit about the type of food they are passionate about.

Look for quality ingredients

Once you’ve set up a tasting, be sure to look at each course from every angle. It’s important that you think it tastes good, but you also want it to look good. Fresh ingredients will enhance every dish both visually and flavor-wise. Look for veggies with bright colors. Make sure the bread is fluffy and is freshly baked on the day, not a few days before. Make sure any lettuce or greens are crisp. Wilted lettuce is a good sign that your salad wasn’t made to order, and if your veggies are bruised or soggy, they may not be fresh or in season. A great wedding menu begins with high-quality ingredients. Use the tasting to check out the type of ingredients that they use.

Meet the chef and the staff

Making the most of your wedding menu tasting

Look at the color and the texture of the ingredients to make sure they are fresh.

Besides the food, you’re going to be relying on the chef and the catering staff to help your wedding meal run smoothly. When it’s your special day, you don’t want to have to micromanage your catering staff, so pay attention to their quality of service and attentiveness to your needs on the day of the tasting. Plus, your wedding should be filled with those you love. If you don’t feel a good rapport with your catering company, the chef, or the staff, then they may not be the right fit to be at your wedding.

Don’t be afraid to speak your mind

This is your wedding, and hopefully, you’re only going to have one. You want everything to be perfect. If you don’t like something, speak up. If you want something different, speak up. If you don’t like the direction that your chef is going, speak up. We want this day to be special, but we’re not mind readers. A great catering company can cook any cuisine and create the perfect meal for your wedding. However, you have to let us in on your vision so that we can make your dream wedding come true.

Wedding catering in Philadelphia

With DiAntonio’s, you can rely on spectacular presentation and outstanding taste. We strive to be your top choice in wedding catering in the Philadelphia area with our attention to detail and efficient, professional service. Let our team take your ideas and creative vision and pair it with our years of experience to bring you an unforgettable experience on your wedding day. We are committed to going beyond your expectations.