Your guests could get sick
If the food that your catering service serves isn’t properly cooked or refrigerated, it could cause your guests to become ill. If you are hosting an event for your own staff (such as an awards evening), you might end up short staffed the next day!
You might have agreed upon a certain budget in terms of the food and drinks but a sly caterer could push the limits by adding on gratuity without your consent or failing to produce the appropriate amount of food according to the money spent. This will have a direct financial impact on your business and your bank balance.
A caterer who does not offer a variety of foods is bound to offend some of your guests. We live in a multicultural world where we all need to be as considerate as possible. This is particularly true in the business world. The last thing you would want is to offend one of your vegetarian clients by failing to offer at least one option that will suit their dietary needs.
Insult potential clients or investors
If you hire a catering service that fails to demonstrate quality and/or professionalism, you could be labelled as cheap or inconsiderate. The caterer you hire will directly reflect your personal and professional standards. If the catering job is botched, you cannot expect any of your guests to think very highly of you and your business. This could lead to a loss of investors and therefore capital.