Indonesian food

Tips When Arranging for Indonesian Food Catering

Indonesian cuisine is becoming more and more popular in international dining these days, and this can be attributed to the reviews made by foodies and travellers who have already tried the country’s signature dishes. Indonesian food is also prepared not just for the benefit of one person, but for a whole troop of hungry people, thus making it best for sharing.

But have you ever thought about Indonesian food for your upcoming event? If you are currently working on a gathering, such as a party or a dinner meeting, then you might as well serve Indonesian food. It’s not only for you to give your guests a memorable dining experience, but also to let them learn how it’s like to eat the Indonesian way.

Some tips you may use when arranging for Indonesian food catering are:

  1. Dine in an Indonesian restaurant first.

Before deciding on having Indonesian food served in your party, you may want to try out the cuisine’s dishes first. This is a very important step because you get to gauge how your guests would be able to appreciate the food to be served to them. You also get to choose the dishes that are worth serving, and select those that may not fit in your party’s needs.

You may consider this task as a food-tasting activity; you may dine in two to three restaurants that serve Indonesian food, so you know not only how the food is made but the differences that stand out when prepared by different cooks.

  1. Choose a catering service.

It can be tricky to find a catering service that specializes in Indonesian food, unless you turn to an Indonesian restaurant (that also offers catering services). You may have to inquire at various authentic restaurants to see how many people they can cater for a special event, and the choice of dishes that they can serve.

Some Indonesian restaurants already have pre-made menus for catering services; you may want to look at these and see if the dishes meet your taste buds, and if their prices fit your allocated budget as well. If in case the caterer doesn’t have pre-packaged menus, then you may have to sit down with them to lay down the dishes that you want to be present in your event.

When choosing a caterer, you need to do a lot of research. You need not only visit different Indonesian restaurants that offer catering services, but you also have to see how they prepare their dishes. You may have to check out reviews and opinions from those who have tried not just the food but the service quality of the caterer, so that you are assured that you’re getting the best out of the caterers that you have chosen later on.

  1. See how much time the caterer needs to prepare.

When you have already chosen a caterer, it is important to know whether the service provider needs more time than necessary to prepare for the food to be served. This is because there might be some ingredients that have to be imported somewhere else (this happens when you and the caterer are based in Singapore and the ingredients come all the way from Indonesia), and they might have to order in advance in order to meet your needs.

Some dishes may also take more than one day to prepare or cook, thus the caterer would be busy a few days ahead of schedule in order to accommodate your order.

Given these circumstances, you have to book your Indonesian food catering service in advance. By making your reservations early, worrying about the food to serve in your party will no longer be necessary.