(Closed) Choosing a caterer/menu

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would ask your venue. I guess it depends on your venue, but ours is owned by a long-time local who had suggestions for good local caterers, photographers, etc. Check yelp and google maps for reviews – I pulled up some on each for Toscana near Wilmington. I didn’t check the others. You can also ask each caterer for references from previous weddings.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

@Ei:  OOOh! I am the reverse of you. Live in Wilmington, DE but getting married in Baltimore!  

I can give you my opinions based on having eaten at the restaurants:

– Toscana is delicious italian food and the breadsticks are really really good. 

– sugarfoot: i like their cookies. but i’m not generally a big fan of their food. it seems too “uppity” for a sandwich shop (which is kinda what they are. a super fancy sandwich shop). 

Did you have a particular budget in mind?  There are some other local restaurants that will cater as well.  

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would just go on price and reputation.  One big difference we noticed with our caterer was that everything was fresh.  For example, we had steamed broccoli medley on the menu and it wasn’t just frozen stuff heated up.  It was hand cut carrots, broccoli and cauliflower that was steamed.  Little differences like that can make a big difference in food.    

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

when I was building my meny I wanted to make sure and serve people the type of food I would serve if I was having a dinner party- only fancy. We had penne with my signature cheese sauce, and foods that I like to prepare and serve (only they were even better) we also tried to find food that represented the area since most of our guests were OOT. We included hazlenuts (since they are predominantly grown in Oregon) and we had Oregon Marionberry in our cake. Our OOT guests were immersed in what it is like to party at our house!

As long as the food represents you and is well prepared you can’t go wrong! (just make sure to give us vegetarians an option!)

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