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Some people check online reviews before buying anything. If you’re about to hold a catered event, you want to make sure you’re getting the best of the best for your money! When reading, do keep in mind that people are more likely to leave a review when something goes wrong – even a little bit – than when something goes well, even if it’s 100% perfect. But it’s always a good idea to check the reviews of any catering company before diving into business with them. Why?

Positive Reviews Are Worth a Lot!

Since people don’t often leave reviews for good things, when someone does leave a good review, you can trust their experience was amazing. All of the major review sites – Angie’s List, Yelp, and Google, for example – have algorithms and checks in place to prevent any fake positive reviews put up by a company. Not that any catering company you’re considering would do that! The point is, you know the positive reviews are sincere praise from a satisfied, happy customer.

You Can Find People in Your Situation

What is your event? Whether it’s a wedding, graduation party, company picnic, fundraiser, or corporate event, it’s likely there will be reviews left by someone who was in your exact position: they were planning an event and needed a caterer! You can tell a lot about what might happen with a company in your situation by reading reviews. You’ll be able to find out what went well, what didn’t, how much experience that caterer has with your type of event, and whether or not working with them would be right for you.

Peace of Mind

If you know someone else has had a good experience, you know you won’t be wasting your time discussing options doing business with a company with poor service. Imagine going online, ready to check reviews for a company you may have seen advertisements for. Now, imagine that they had NO reviews about their services. Would you likely seek them out? Or would you want to go with the company listed below it that has a 3.8 star rating? Even though 3.8 isn’t a super stellar rating, the fact that it’s clear they have some satisfied customers is enough to ease your mind.

Learning about anyone’s experience, good or bad, is going to help aid in your decision and put you at ease that you’re working with, at the very least, a real company that knows what they’re doing. You want to be sure you’re not wasting your time chasing a company that doesn’t even leave enough of an impression to warrant a single online review. So, before deciding who’s going to feed you and your guests during the important event you’re planning, make sure they’re worth your time by checking out online reviews.

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