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Questions to Ask the Caterer

Questions to Ask the Caterer

  • Can you taste test proposed menu items?
  • What dishware and utensils will be used for the reception? Plastic or china? Additional costs? Does the quote include cake plates?
  • Will the caterer’s staff cut and serve the cake? Is there an additional fee?
  • Is the caterer familiar with the venue?

  • What is your health inspection score?
  • How many weddings do you do per year, and how long have you been in business?
  • Do you offer event packages or is everything à la carte? What exactly do your packages include?
  • Can you accommodate dietary restrictions such as kosher, gluten-free, vegan, etc.?
  • Do you do theme menus? Would you also provide the décor?
  • What’s the difference in cost between passed appetizers and appetizer stations?
  • What’s the difference in cost between a buffet and a sit-down meal?
  • Do you buy your ingredients from local farmers?
  • If we decide not to serve cake, can you provide a dessert display instead?
  • Do you handle rental equipment such as tables, chairs, linens, etc.?
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