I think we've found our caterer…one problem, though.

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

I think the vegatarian would be happy taking some extra vegtables? I don’t think it is worth the $500 extra for one person. Sounds delicious! That price is REALLY amazing. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@marinesfiance:  I think you are fine with just the one entree. I go to many banquets that are work and charity related, and we are almost never given a choice of entree. Everyone is fine.

Chicken is innocuous and most people like it.

Will they plate one vegetarian meal for you?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@marinesfiance:  I would give a heads up to your friend so she knows there won’t be much for her. Otherwise I think one entree is fine

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@marinesfiance:  I agree with 

@MexiPino:  by warning that one vegetarian. If you had a whole crowd then I would increase it by entrees, but if it’s one person, I think they’re understanding when it’s situations like these!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Pixienickie:  I know it’s probably not a popular opinon, but I would not change your menu or add to the cost for one vegetarian. I get super annoyed by how people seem to be all over the place with their food these days and everyone is expected to cater to them. I can understand someone who has a legit allergy to something – but I personally feel like if you have made a choice to have your own dietary restrictions (veg, vegan, gluten free but not becuase you’re alleric, etc) it is not up to anyone else to cater to them. I’m sure your veg friend is toally used to attending events where she is not catered to. I’m sure the salad, extra veggies, and a baked potato would be perfectly fine for her. I have a friend who is eating paleo and glueten free – as a diet, not becuase she has an allergy. That’s totally cool for her, but I joke all the time that she’s a PITA to go out to eat with. 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Doesn’t sound like a problem at all having one entree. I am sure the caterer wouldn’t mind giving extra veggies in lieu of chicken for the 1 vegetarian. I can’t imagine they would make that a big deal. I wouldn’t pay an extra $500 for that. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@marinesfiance:  As a former vegetarian, I never expected special meals at gatherings like weddings. I would usually load up my plate with extra green beans, mashed potatos, salad, and best of all, cake. 

The caterer may provide a special meal for the one person, like a plate of pasta, for a VERY minimal cost, if you are concerned. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I’m not a vegetarian, but I would think baked potato, salad, and veggies is fine for a meal

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think one entree is just fine. However, I don’t think it should over-burden your caterers to provide one plated entree for your vegetarian guest.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, I’d ask your caterer if they can do one plate of something else for your vegetarian friend.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@marinesfiance:  FWIW, my stepmom doesn’t eat red meat. Not for ethical reasons, more just because she doesn’t like it. She is not one of those people who gets in a huff. She’s attended her fair share of spaghetti dinners over the years where it was just meat sauce and nothing else. She always just eats around it the best she can and keeps her mouth shuts – and happily enjoys her salad and bread. Trust me, most people who have food restrictions are used to them and I think *we* non-veg’s are more concerned than the veg eaters are. 😉

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