Caterer Tastings – what's the protocol?

posted 4 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
Hostess
11808 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

It sounds pretty standard to me – I think you can probably arrange to taste everything that will be served, the initial tasting may be more for you to get an idea of the food they serve.  

I know for us, we go to a tasting and they’ll prepare a menu similar to what we’ve selected.  I don’t think we’ll get to taste our whole menu though – I’m not sure, I haven’t asked that question!

Post # 4
Member
2877 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

thats very standard for a tasting , they dont allow you to taste everything on menu. for the 2 i did (different venues), it was 2 mains 2 starters and 2 desserts for both

Post # 5
Member
6209 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

we didn’t get to taste our whole menu. We got to try 4 appetizers and 4 entrees, but didn’t get to try the desserts (they brought out a platter but it didn’t really represent the selection we had) and we didn’t get to try any of the cocktail food.

Post # 6
Member
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

around here caterers typically don’t have tastings AT ALL until you book. Which is crazy to me. Our venue/caterer is a microbrewry/resturant that we’re big fans of, so we’re confident in our kitchen, but yeah…a lot of traditional caterers around here will only let you taste once you book, and even then, it isn’t everything, it’s just a selection.

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