(Closed) Anyone NOT do a tasting?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I am not doing a tasting.  My venue is in FL and I’m in MA.  So we are just going to wing it and hope or the best.  

If i were in your shoes, I would call them back and demand a tasting. I would tell them that “look, I picked your venue for a reason. You are now charging me twice than origianlly thought, the least you can do is give me a tasting and I’m dripping 4k on food alone!”  

Good luck 🙂

Post # 4
4980 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope no tasting of us, Rural MN where the wedding is tastings are just not done. Besides I already know how the food tastes, the cater is used for all kinds of events and I have had their food before.

Post # 5
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t have one, but we have used the same caterer for a ton of stuff so we know they have quality food. If you are unsure, I would ask for one. Especially since you are paying 4k for just the food.

Post # 6
3330 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We didn’t have one, either. My parents have attended an event at my venue, though, and I got a few personal recommendations from people who had their weddings there. I like to think of the food as just being an added surprise on the big day :).

Post # 7
1162 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did not do a tasting.  The catering company has such an awesome reputation in our town, so I knew it would be great.  It was even better than great in the end!  

Post # 9
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We aren’t doing a tasting because we missed ours as well (we live out of state) but we were able to send a proxy couple and my brother and his Fiance said the food was amazing.  Also,  when I was home I went to the hotel’s restaurant and tried a few things just to get an idea.  I’m sure they will make it better for you than game day food! 

Post # 10
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow, that does seem out of line. We’re not doing a tasting, but it’s a much smaller dollar amount of catering and with a small company. I have a suspicion that the caterer would figure something out for us if we didn’t feel comfortable about the food, but the company has a really good reputation and some friends of mine have vouched for how good their food is, so I’m not worried. Hope they work it out for you!

Post # 11
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would like to do a tasting, but my Future Mother-In-Law is in charge of throwing our reception and we haven’t heard anything about an opportunity to do a tasting of the food at our venue yet. I hope we’re not too late! How far in advance do people typically do a tasting?

Post # 12
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We didn’t do a real tasting – just one dish (avocado half with honey vinagrette and small salad). We’re getitng married in a town of 1500 people, and we’re not interested in bringing in a caterer from the nearest metro area. Our caterer does most of the events at our venue, so she was kind of our only choice anyway. Everyone in town raves about her, so we’re not worried. The menu she designed looks fantastic!

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