Skip food tasting or go alone?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: How should we handle the tasting?
    Skip it entirely : (0 votes)
    Go alone : (37 votes)
    95 %
    Book caterer now, do tasting later : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Other option (explain) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    6581 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    goblueca:  no, go alone. The tasting is important. 

    Post # 3
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    44799 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    goblueca:  I would go alone. I can almost guarantee that you won’t be the only one attending alone if they only have weekday tastings during standard work hours.

    Post # 4
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    3757 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    You really should make the tasting. My caterer had some amazing options but when I tasted them, they weren’t as good or as satisfying as I had hoped. I’d also ask a friend to come if your FI couldn’t. I’d totally scoot out of work early to help do something this fun.

    Get the grub, girl.

    Post # 5
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee

    I would go alone. Maybe bring a container and bring some home for FI so he can taste it too. 

    Post # 6
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    2855 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would just go alone.

    Post # 7
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    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Definitely go!

    And if you explain that your fiance can’t make it to the tasting but was really hoping to be involved, they will almost certainly have an extra portion for you to bring home- as a PP mentioned.  I took my mom when my fiance couldn’t go and my caterer packed up a container without me even asking.      

    Post # 9
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    9920 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    goblueca:  Did you ask if they could accommodate you?  

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    8587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I say go alone! It’s good to know what your food will taste like!

    Post # 11
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    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

    Ask your friends but make it known it’s not that you’re requiring it, you just wanna see if they want to join a fun date 🙂 I would love to go if one of my friends asked!

    Post # 13
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    9920 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    goblueca:  I would be wary of working with a company with such a strict policy, especially if it’s one they won’t bend a bit to accommodate potential clients.  Good luck!

    Post # 14
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    3001 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    peachacid:  I thought it was a little rude too, but then I thought about when else the company could meet with potential clients, and it makes sense.  I would bet they have weddings booked most weekend, and events booked most nights if they are really good.  They likely want to be able to focus on the person that is in doing the tasting.  I’m sure they want to offer personalized service and likely can’t do that if they are getting ready for a different event.  

    Post # 15
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    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    goblueca:  Although I get that some tastings can’t be done on the weekends because of other events, it does seem strange that they can’t accomadate you a little more.  If you feel like this is a good potential caterer, I’d just go alone but open the invitation to your friends in case they are able come along.

    Our tasting had to be be during the weekday as well and since the chef wasn’t available at a later time, we had to do it at 2pm which was a little inconvenient for me, but it happened to be on a day during the week that FI is normally off so we were both able to attend. My bridesmaid happened to have some extra time off too, so she was able to join us too.  

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