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Can you provide for vegetarian and special dietary needs such as gluten free? 

Absolutely! When you come in to plan your event, we will discuss your dietary needs and suggest a menu that will be suitable for you and your guests. Please ask us if we need to consider food allergies. 


How far in advance should I reserve my date?

Wedding receptions typically book 4-12 months in advance. Corporate events usually have a shorter lead time. We suggest reserving your date as soon as it is confirmed. Summer weekends and all dates in December fill very quickly.


Do you have children's prices?

Yes. Children 4 to 11 years old are 50% of the adult price. Children 3 and under are free, but are counted for seating. 


Do you provide beer and wine? 

Yes. Although we do not serve liquor, we have a great beer and wine selection that can be ordered to fit your needs 


Do you provide bartenders and servers?

Yes. Our bartenders and servers are trained and professional. As as a general rule, you need to allow one bartender per 50 guests for your beer and wine bar.


Do you charge extra to cut the wedding cake? 

Yes, it is $50 for cake service. 


How many servers will be needed at my event? 

As a general rule, we provide one server for every 25 people at  buffet. We provide one server for every twenty people at a sit down dinner. However, the server ratio depends on how formal or complicated the event is and may be reduced or increased, depending on these factors. Our goal is to make your event run smoothly, therefore we have a two-server minimum for events. 


Besides the cost of food, what charges can I expect for a catered event?

When we provide your customized menu, we list all our estimated charges in order to provide you with a complete proposal. In addition to the per person price for food, we include the following in each proposal: 20% catering fee, cost of rentals (that we obtain on your behalf if applicable), labor charges for service staff, room rental and sales tax. 


What does the service charge cover?

The service charge helps cover the costs of doing business: office staff, utilities, office supplies, day-to-day operations, etc. So while a catering contract may show a breakdown of the event elements and their costs, the service charge helps cover the cost of the hours needed to prep and plan the event. 


Is gratuity included in your bill? 

Gratuities are not itemized in the bill (unless directed to do so by the client), nor are they required. They are, however, graciously accepted by our staff for a job well done.


What is your "drop off" service? 

We bring a buffet to you, set it up, and return later to pick up non-disposable serving items. There are no servers. A delivery and pick-up fee is charged. This option works best for informal corporate events and informal parties of less than 30 people. Delivery fee is based on location, and there will be an additional 20% catering fee applied. 


Do you provide paper goods, china, linens, or chafing dishes for drop offs? 

For drop offs, we include quality paper plates and plastic eating utensils. We also provides a linen for the buffet and will set up necessary chaffing dishes. If you prefer glass tableware and silverware , we will be happy to make arrangements, however, these items require that our staff be present at your event and extra fees apply.


How much notice do you need for a catered event? 

We usually require a seven-day advance notice for catered events. During particularly busy seasons, more notice may be required. In case of an unanticipated event, such as a memorial, we will try our best to respond quickly.


When do I need to get a final guest count to the event Coordinator? 

We need a final guest count seven days prior to your event. Within those seven days we can accommodate reasonable increases in attendance, but can not allow a reduction in attendance numbers. 





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