Catering Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does catering cost?
Catering cost is based on a per person price. We work with all budgets – everything from a backyard BBQ to a formal wedding!
What is included?
What’s included in the price is negotiable, and is based on the vision of the client. We can provide all types of service ranging from food delivery and drop off, to full service catering. How you spend your money is up to you.
Do you charge taxes?
We charge applicable taxes, but it is included in the upfront proposal, instead of being tacked on at the end. NO HIDDEN FEES!
Do you charge a catering fee or event fee?
Never! We don’t charge hidden fees like other catering companies.
Is gratuity included in the bill?
Gratuities are not included in the bill, nor are they required. Tips are always graciously accepted by our staff, however, for a job well done!
Do you have sample menus?
All of our menus are custom, and built with your tastes and budget in mind. However, we do have a seasonal menu to give you some ideas!
Can I create my own menu?
Of course! Your menu will be unique to your party and tastes!
Can you accommodate vegetarians, as well as other special dietary restrictions?
Yes, just let us know what the restrictions are, and we will make sure to have a menu suitable for all your guests.
Do you need to cook on site?
No! If the venue doesn’t have a kitchen, then it isn’t a problem.
How much space do you require?
Depending on the size of the event and the type of service, we could need anything from a couple 6 foot tables, to an entire kitchen. We can work with you and your space!
Do we need to hire servers?
If servers are necessary for your event, then we will source them for you. We hire only professionally trained servers.
Do guests feed themselves, or do you serve them?
This is an option! We offer buffet and plated catering service.
Do I have to set up?
Set up of all food-related items are complimentary. If you’d like additional help with decor, then we work with a preferred vendor who can help you with your event decorating.
Do I have to clean up?
Clean-up of all food-related messes is complimentary. We do offer break-downs of rentals and total event clean-up for an additional fee as well.
Do you provide rentals?
If your event requires rentals, then our event staff can coordinate rentals for your party!
Do you provide bar service?
Do you provide alcohol?
Since we don’t have a liquor license, we cannot provide the alcohol for your party. We can, however, hire trained bartenders and staff for your bar service.
Do you provide bartenders?
Yes, we can provide bartenders for your event!
Do you have corkage fees?
No, we don't!
Do you charge extra for wedding cake cutting?
Are you insured?
Yes, we are fully licensed and insured.
Do you provide tastings?
We do! Tastings are $25 per person, but if you choose us for your event, then we will credit you back the tasting fee from your deposit.
Do you require a deposit for bookings?
Yes, a deposit of 50% is required for all catering bookings, and is due upon booking.
When is the balance due?
The balance is due on the day of your event.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept check or cash.
What is your cancellation policy?
We will gladly refund your deposit for any cancellations made 30 days or more before your event date. Unfortunately, if you cancel within 30 days of your event, then you will forfeit your deposit.
How far in advance should I reserve my party date?
It’s always a good idea to book your event as soon as possible, but usually a few months in advance is fine. We can accommodate last minute events as well, but please call us for availability.
Do you provide a drop off service?
Yes, in addition to our catering services, we do offer a drop off service option. We will come to your venue and drop off the food, with heating and serving instructions. Everything is self-serve, and no servers will be present. This is a popular option for corporate luncheons and smaller get togethers, and is a great way to get a catered meal on a budget.
Do you provide paper plate and utensils for drop offs?
Yes, depending on your needs and your budget, we can make arrangements to bring these items with your food drop off.
How do I compare catering quotes?
When comparing quotes, make sure to compare what is being offered by each company, and make sure that there are no hidden fees. Most companies will give you an itemized quote, but will not include any taxes or their hidden fees (event fee, venue fee, or additional labor fees).
How do I contact you with questions, or how do I book you for my event?
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