For events with servers, it is eight (8) days before the event, when final payment is due.
For take-out events, it is 24 hours before the event.
- Formal, consisting of a white oxford shirt, black slacks and shoes, and black bistro apron. A men’s straight tie is optional.
- Informal Our informal outfit consists of a black polo shirt and black or khaki slacks.
- Causal Tropical This outfit is a Hawaiian-style shirt (style varies) and khaki slacks or shorts.
- Other options may be available, please call our coordinators and discuss your ideas.
Sit-down dinner is where a chef places food onto individual plates and servers bring the hot plates directly to the guests. Considered the most formal, and is the fastest to serve-yes, the way we do them, sit-down dinners serve food faster than do buffets. We have served 800 sit-down dinners in under 20 minutes! This means at a wedding, a sit-down dinner allows more time for dancing, mingling, and fun than does a buffet.
Buffet, where guests walk down a buffet line choosing the food they wish themselves. A variation is a stations buffet, where several stations, each serving a different kind of food, are setup around a room, rather than a single buffet table. The stations may or may not share a common theme, say Tex-Mex or Italian. You can combine a traditional buffet with a station or two as well.
Cocktail party primarily serves appetizers and hors d’ oeuvre, and individual desserts, all of which are eaten off small plates that guests carry as they mingle. You can add stations to an all-hors d’ oeuvre event to make it more satisfying for your guests.
Delivery. This type of event has no labor charge, except for a small delivery fee. The food is delivered in single-use containers. We will arrange the food on a table if you prefer, if the table is set-up and ready prior to our arrival.
Pickup. Identical to delivery, but you do the driving.
You do a sit-down dinner for 45 people, you would need 3 servers plus a chef.
For a buffet of the same size, you would need only 2 servers.
With larger events, the differences become negligible.
With 105 guests, a sit-down event would require 6 servers.
A buffet would require 5 servers.
All parties require one supervisor per 300 guests.
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For takeout or delivery events, we must be told about allergies when the order is placed. For events with servers, we must be notified at least eight days in advance.
It is vital to note that due to the nature of the catering business, special requests because of allergies cannot be accommodated on the day of the event!
Remember, we are not a restaurant, we must know well in advance about any allergies.
*Assumes same main ingredient.
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For sit-down dinners, our most successful children’s dinner includes chicken fingers with dipping sauces, Mac ’n Cheese, vegetables, and a fresh-baked cookie. Other options are available-just ask.
For events like a child’s birthday party or a bar/bat mitzvah, a complete and separate children’s menu can be developed, with that special child’s preferences in mind. Ask your coordinator for details and prices.
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I am being asked by different people (photographers, DJ’s, etc.) about feeding their employees. Why is this? I am already paying these people.
If you see the catering staff eating, it’s not your food-it’s food that we provide them since they too are working hard for 8-10 hours, and they cannot leave your event to get food, so we provide food for them.
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An exception to this is hot appetizers-since they are bite-sized, they tend to dry out if delivered hot, so we send them cold so you can heat them for optimal quality at party time.
Cold foods are presented on disposable plastic serving trays, already decorated-just remove the lid or plastic wrap and they are ready to go!
Cold beverages (sodas, bottled water, etc.) are served with ice and plastic cups.
- If it is food that should be CRISPY, like fried or breaded foods, heat UNCOVERED in a 350 °F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until hot.
- If it is food that should MOIST, like most entrees, potatoes, vegetables, etc., heat COVERED in a 350 °F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until hot.
Please, do not reheat appetizers in a microwave.
Note that we generally include a decoration or garnish with our pickup/takeout food, like a decorative flower, pepper rings, etc. Be sure to remove these before heating the food.