Post # 1
Fiance and I are in the process of scheduling our caterer tastings (yay!). One place we’re going is a lovely, high-end French restaurant that has prepared a sample menu for us. They’ve asked us to choose 2 appetizer + 2 entrees from the list and then we’ll also get to taste the salad and cheese course. Fiance is a classically trained French chef who has done numerous tastings for clients before, and he says we should be able to taste everything that will be served at our wedding. It’s possible that this is just an initial tasting, and that once hired, the caterer may do a full tasting. I will certainly ask about that. In the meantime, does this sound pretty standard?
Post # 3
It sounds pretty standard to me – I think you can probably arrange to taste everything that will be served, the initial tasting may be more for you to get an idea of the food they serve.
I know for us, we go to a tasting and they’ll prepare a menu similar to what we’ve selected. I don’t think we’ll get to taste our whole menu though – I’m not sure, I haven’t asked that question!
Post # 4
thats very standard for a tasting , they dont allow you to taste everything on menu. for the 2 i did (different venues), it was 2 mains 2 starters and 2 desserts for both
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
we didn’t get to taste our whole menu. We got to try 4 appetizers and 4 entrees, but didn’t get to try the desserts (they brought out a platter but it didn’t really represent the selection we had) and we didn’t get to try any of the cocktail food.
Post # 6
around here caterers typically don’t have tastings AT ALL until you book. Which is crazy to me. Our venue/caterer is a microbrewry/resturant that we’re big fans of, so we’re confident in our kitchen, but yeah…a lot of traditional caterers around here will only let you taste once you book, and even then, it isn’t everything, it’s just a selection.