What makes the best caterer the best?
Imagine that, around the world, we have so many catering companies. There are so many people who are working as a caterer, some of them are studied for the profession in an industrial school for few years because they want to be caterers but the others are just doing it because they like the job or they just have to do something to earn money. What do you think which one of them are the best in their job?
But do you even really know who is a caterer? Is a caterer just a person between the clients and kitchen? Or includes the job something more?
In my opinion, the caterer job is not only bringing food to clients and serving them. They have really intense and hard work. Let’s start with standing for like 12 hours a day for maybe 5 days a week, dealing with drunk and negative people and solving the problems the whole day and still be positive and keep a smile on your face. I think we all will agree that not everyone can do it. But that’s not all that their job includes, they also have to make a menu, learn it and also learn all the ingredients of every food so very helpful is a really good memory, clean up other people messes, set the table by menu and also not less important is to decorate the restaurant room or rooms where events take place. Have to fit as many tables as needed to the given space and also leave enough space between the tables so people could walk there.
But what makes the best caterer the best?
Firstly the caterers have to be good at math because if there’s an event, they have to make sure that they take everything as much as needed and always some more. For example, they need to know the per cent of people who drinks coffee and how many of them drinks tea and then calculate how many of everything will be needed for tea drinkers and how many for coffee drinkers. Secondly, the caterer have to keep eyes on everywhere, for example when someone has dropped a knife on the ground, the caterer has to immediately pick it up and replace it with a new clean one. Thirdly speaking different languages is always useful for caterers, especially if they really good and comfortable talking in another language. Last but not least in my opinion really important is the positivity, being in a good mood and staying calm. Being calm and positive irrespective of the situation isn’t as easy as you think, it needs to be coolheaded. They can’t start crying or panic if something happens or someone says something negative. Imagine going to somewhere eat or to the event and the caterer is really positive and smiles at you, doesn’t it make your day and make you feel welcomed? And imagine the same situation but the caterer is in a bad mood and negative, you don’t feel welcomed or what? Are the caterer’s character and mood important in your opinion?
In my mind, all the mentioned things make the caterer the best, and for sure I couldn’t even bring out all the thing because there are so many of them that a good caterer needs. In my opinion, next time you go to an event or restaurant you should think about all the things caterer needs to do and learn before you are going to judge.