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Caterering Meeting today!

Any questions I shouldn't forget to ask?

I have a list but wanted to double check with y'all :)
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Re: Caterering Meeting today!

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    bigbabyfacebigbabyface member
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    edited December 2011

    Here's part of my list that i've stolen from random places:

    What is the caterer's average price range?
    What would that include (linens, tax, and gratuity)?
    Will the caterer provide tables, chairs, plates, table linens, silverware, salt-and-pepper shakers, and more?
    Ask to see these items to make sure they're acceptable.
    Who is the main contact? Will the same person you work with when planning also oversee meal service on the day of the wedding?
    Will the caterer work any other weddings on the same weekend, the same day, or at the same time as yours?
    Will the caterer provide wait staff?
    How many would they recommend for the size of your wedding?
    What will the waitstaff wear? 
    Can they prepare vegetarian, kosher, kids, or halal meals for just a few of your guests?
    Where will the food be prepared? Are there on-site facilities, or do you, the caterer, and the site manager need to make additional arrangements? If the caterer must bring in his own equipment, is there an additional fee?
    Does the caterer work with fresh (or frozen) food?

    Does the caterer have a license? (This means her business has met health department standards)

    Can the caterer provide alcohol? Or can you handle the bar separately? If you can provide it, is there a corkage fee? How and when will you get the alcohol to the caterer? If the caterer will provide it, do they have an flexible wine list, and can you make special requests? How is this list priced?

    How will the caterer arrange the food on the buffet table or on plates? Can you see photos of previous work displays?

    Is there a cake-cutting fee? (if they cut cake)

    That's all i got :)

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    edited December 2011
    Where are you going?
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    MLandCJMLandCJ member
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    edited December 2011
    BigBabyFace- Thanks for the list :)
    TexasT- Allie's Catering
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    juliebug1997juliebug1997 member
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    edited December 2011
    Are you going to be tasting?

    I would also want to know if they used real tableware or if it was all plastic.  And, if you're not doing a tasting, I would want to know how spicy any sauce is or if onions could be removed (they make me ill).  I guess that's really more of an extension of the special requests.
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    MLandCJMLandCJ member
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    edited December 2011

    We didn't do a tasting today. Has anyone used Allie's Catering?

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