(Closed) Real Food Catering DOC Services

posted 5 years ago in New York City
Post # 4
Member
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We hired Real Food as our caterer and they were amazing!!  The food was delicious and they were super easy to work with.  However, we ended up hiring an outside coordinator who works with them frequently.  Gary is lovely and did an amazing job but I also wanted a little more help leading up to the wedding, such as following up with my vendors and the coordinating the ceremony, which was detailed and I felt like it just went a little above their coordination services and quite honestly, I wanted them totally focused on the food (which was super important to us!).  

We hired Sara Kate Events for Day of Coordination and also to help us with the styling of our wedding and they were fabulous!!!  Katie was great to work with and actually works with Yen and Gary a lot which was great because they all worked together really well.  Their website is: http://www.sarakateevents.com

I highly recommend both Sara kate Events and Real Food!!

HTH!

Post # 6
Member
18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve been wrestling with the same thing. We hired an outside coordinator who will take over 6 weeks prior to the wedding. Can Gary/DOC services be removed from the real food contract, though? In our initial contract we discussed basically every detail aside from that, and the line item was automatically on our contract.

Post # 8
Member
45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We used Gary as our DOC. For our purposes, he was ideal. He handled more than just catering-specific duties – he (and Yen) worked with us on our timeline ahead of time, worked with other vendors to get everything set up as we wanted it on the day, handled day-of payments to other vendors, set out tables numbers, menus, programs etc. I would say though that his duties mostly took place on the day itself, rather than beforehand – so if you feel like you will need a lot of organizational support in the weeks leading up to the wedding, maybe an outside coordinator may be a better choice. I’m kind of OCD so I had most of the details planned to death myself anyway Laughing

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