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Catering should not be an adventure, rather it should be a decision that is made in comfort and assurance. With Special A'Fare Cartering you can order with confidence, knowing that every detail of your order will be taken care of in a professional manner. 

When you choose Special A'Fare Catering, you are guaranteed the highest quality food. Food that is displayed in a beautiful manner, inviting to your guests, and tasty. Food that you will be proud to invite all of your guests to enjoy. You will enjoy the service provided by our well trained and professional wait staff. The calm manner in which our staff will handle every detail of your event will give you peace of mind, allowing you to sit back and not worry about how your event is handled.

The ordering process is enjoyable and painless. As you work with one of 
Special A'Fare Catering's
experts, you are guided through your order, point by point.

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1.The Date.

This may seem an easily answered question, however, let's take a closer look. If you are planning an event which depends solely on an unchangeable date, then there's little that can be done to avoid possible conflicts. If your event doesn't have a strict criteria on a date then look at these things to consider.

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)Watch out for conflicts

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)Have a back-up date, if possible. 

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)Time of year.

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)Time of day.

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)Confirm your date early.


2. How many guests will you plan for?

Most people have a general idea of how many people they would like to invite for their upcoming event. But the main factor in determining your guest count is how much your budget will allow.

3. The setting.

Make sure you reserve a place to hold your event as soon as you can. Quality facilities can be scarce and usually get booked up for popular dates well in advance.
Click here for a list of area event facilities.

4. Your theme, style & nature of your event.

     When you begin thinking about planning an event, it's natural to form an idea of what it will be like.  Take a close look at how your initial ideas integrate with the actual elements of your event.

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)What is the reason/nature of this event.

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)Will this be a formal or casual affair?

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)Do you have a theme to follow? Or maybe you only want particular colors used so that they do not clash with the room decor.

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)What would you like to have served?

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)Have the meal served or Buffet style?

abubull2.gif (861 bytes)Will you be serving alcoholic beverages?

5.Consider a budget.

Only you can determine what this will be. It's a good idea to select a range, rather than a specific amount, in the beginning stages. Ask for a proposal after you have discussed all of the details for your event.

By considering these factors prior to contacting Special A'Fare, you'll be better able to successfully plan and enjoy your event. Remember, Special A'Fare will be there for you to help with all of the details. If your not sure about some of the steps above, just ask!

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