Event management in Manchester

Are you organising an event in Greater Manchester or Cheshire, and need help with the event management? Contact Francs Event Catering in Altrincham now.

Expert event planners in Manchester and Cheshire

We provide professional event planning services that will make your event stand out from the crowd. If you need to host a stylish corporate event or a launch party, you can count on our event planners. From marketing events and programmes to exhibitions and social events, we can manage it all. We can also take care of your theme decoration and catering. You can choose us for our event management services for a one-off event or for regular contracts. Speak to our event planners today.

Our event management services include:

Flight booking

Floral arrangements

Firework displays

Menu design

Event security

Marquee hire

Customised event planning

Do you need help with corporate flight booking, hotel finding or event organising? At Francs Event Catering, we provide end-to-end management of your event. Wherever you want the event to be held, we can provide comprehensive support. From chauffeur services to dedicated event managers, we can provide all that you need to run your event successfully.

Tips to eliminate stress when planning your party / event

Pick a date

Sounds simple but without a date, you cannot begin to be calling Caterers or inviting guests. The Holidays are a busy time of the year and as basic as may seem, getting a date on the Calendar is the first step in planning. Keep in mind, just like the airlines, there are blackout dates in the catering world, know the date you choose can hit your bottom line.

The basics

Once you have the date, think about the basic parameters of your event so the caterer can create a quote for you

Your budget

Don’t begin calling or planning until you know your budget. Without this, the options are limitless and you will be wasting your time and your caterers time. Know your budget, as this will drive the entire planning process.

Time of Day

Timing is critical as it impacts food quantities. An event from 3.00 to 5.00 will demand very much different quantities then the same menu served at 5.00 to 8.00.

Numbers

Have a sense of your number of guests, again without a number a catering proposal cannot be completed.

What type of party are you throwing?

A one hour cocktail party, a four hour event with canapés and dinner, a champagne toast with dessert? Explain to your caterer the type of party you want. Review the caterer’s menus on line, discuss your ideal menu and give as much detail as possible. This will help you achieve your ideal menu budget much quicker.

Staffing

Staffing costs money, often as much as the food itself. When planning a menu, keep in mind that menus that require staff will be expensive. Stationary canapés are more budget friendly options then parties with a variety of Passed canapés which require on site kitchen staff and a number of paid servers. Buffets are a better option when working on a tight budget than a served dinner, because there are less staff required to execute the menu. Great parties including weddings have been thrown with creative, artistic and innovative stationary canapés and buffets, so don’t dismiss anything until you have explored all the options.

Look into the Details

After you have got the basics down, you can talk with your caterer in more detail about the event.

Schedule a walkthrough of the site

Before getting into deep planning, schedule a walkthrough of your office, home or venue with your caterer. The layout of any space in the early planning stages- what you have or don’t have (in terms of tables, linens, seating) can impact the cost, in order to make an educated decision and get a fully thought out quote, make sure your caterer does a walkthrough before you sign on the bottom line.

Big Return on Investment

Small touches can add fun and flair to a holiday party. Upgraded paper goods colourful linens votive candles and good music can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Allocating some resources to design and aesthetic makes these touches but most can be found online-cutting the middle man will get you a better price!

Lastly

Hire a caterer you know or have heard about that you can like and trust, you may have to leave the keys to your home. As with any project, big or small, the success of the venture is based on the relationship with your vendor. Make sure you choose a local caterer or catering company that is close to you, do your due diligence and ask for references if you did your research online. The best way is to pick up the phone and interview the company just like in any other relationship, communications is key and you need to plan your event with a reputable company that understands your needs . You need to connect, feel confident and comfortable that you are working with an established company that can deliver what their proposal outlines. Choose a company that is not new to the industry but has a proven track record in the North West.

Count on our experienced event planners to make your event special and memorable. Call Francs Event Catering on 01565 832822 for event planning in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Mr & Mrs Hans

"Dear Louise,

We would just like to thank you for making our Gold Wedding Anniversary such a memorable occasion. Once you and your daughter arrived we felt completely confident that the day would run smoothly.

The food was delicious, a sentiment echoed by all our guests and your services were quietly efficient. We would certainly employ your business for any future events."

“Your attention to detail from the conception to the night itself and the cleaning up was second to none. All our guests commented not only on how gorgeous the canapés were but also the excellent service from the team and boy were they kept busy! Glasses never seemed to run dry. The extra little touches were much appreciated.”

Mark

“I would like to thank Nick and all your staff at Francs Event Catering for providing the catering at our recent function for 75 people. The menus and food were excellent and many people have commented to me how much they enjoyed the food. Everything ran very smoothly, nothing was too much trouble, the staff were helpful and engaging and you were all so professional, yet friendly too. In addition I can say that dealing with you from the very first meeting when ideas were being discussed to the day itself, was a pleasure. I would definitely use you again and strongly recommend you to anyone else”

Lousie

“The party was a fabulous success, and thank you so much for all that you did to help make this possible. The food, and service were fantastic thank you - we had very, many compliments about the catering and service, in glowing terms.”

Pat

“Many thanks for, yet again, making our summer barbecue a day to remember!
You and your team were excellent - enabling us to really relax and enjoy the event knowing you were on hand to organise everything. Your staff were professional and attended to our guest’s requirements so efficiently. As with previous years, being able to arrange everything through yourselves - glasses, crockery, staff etc. really made planning the event alongside you a please from start to finish. The food was again exceptional - several people are still commenting on how phenomenal the beef was.”
"I just wanted to take the opportunity to express my thanks for the excellent catering services provided. The carefully chosen selection of canapés fitted perfectly with the Parisian theme of the evening and the service was extremely professional.”
"I want to thank you and your team for all your hard work as well as your professionalism and excellence on the day. The food was fabulous and of a very high standard. You had to work to a very tight schedule and had less than a month to organise a menu and hot food for almost 200 people, and this is something that we would like to say a special thank you for.”

Mike

"I just wanted to take the time to thank you, Nick and your team for throwing superb event for us on Saturday night. The food was of an exceptional standard, all the guests commented on the quality. I find it hard to understand how Nick and his team were able to deliver food that good to so many people from our garage. The service was uniformly perfect no one was short of a drink, top up or food all night. All delivered with reassuring professionalism and engaging friendliness. The organisation was seamless and completely trouble free dove tailing with the other service providers. I can’t recommend Francs catering enough."

Elaine and Tony

"Hi Louise, Nick and Kate

We just wanted to give our heartfelt thanks for creating such a smoothly ran operation at our home a few weeks ago. The stress was quelled from the start with your professionalism and assurances that what we wanted could easily be achieved for 30 friends and family. But besides taking on all the organising you did for us we really must mention the canapés and dinner you prepared for all of us. Mouthwatering, perfectly cooked and presented: all from my kitchen! You are truly the epitome of efficiency and made the whole affair so worth doing. You were even discreet throughout the meal and even cleared up everything after too. So worth it! Thanks again"

"Omg! What can I say? Incredible food! Everyone is singing your praises! It's not everyday that I get up staged! Thank you so much for all your hard work and making Jim's 90th so special. Wedding here we come!"

(Written by our clients to KLB Catering Ltd t/a Francs Event Catering)

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