(Closed) Had our tasting yesterday… what a let down!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Share your concerns with the chef, manager,coordinator or whoever your contact person is. Why not?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

If it wasn’t that good at the tasting, I can’t imagine it will be better when they are making larger quantities. Is there any way to bring in an outside caterer?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

No! Why send the deposit if you’re not happy with the tasting? The goal of the tasting is to impress you, and if you’re not happy, take your business elsewhere! Nobody should feel they have to settle for bland wedding food! You deserve more! 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper

I would normally not book a place without a tasting. Since you are committed, I think you need to bring your very valid concerns to  the head of catering. If you insist on another tasting and show them that the food matters to you, they may realize they are going to have to to do better.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You should tell them what you thought, so that they can either adjust their recipes or suggest alternate dishes that are more to your tastes.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

For ten thousand bucks, I would be expecting wild boar with quince reduction, chrysanthemum greens and truffled new potatoes with a selection of fine French wines. For that kind of money “bland” doesn’t get a pass In My Humble Opinion…talk to the head of catering with your concerns, see if you can make adjustements to the menu or at least make them step up re: the quality of the food. I bet they’ll be very interested in making you a happy client.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

So, am I reading this right? $10,000 is only 40% of the total bill? Fuck… 

 

I would be expecting perfection for that amount. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by  leahkate.
Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

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ashtiernan:  What do you mean “nothing we can do now?” Of course there is! You tell your venue your concerns! 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

You call them and you tell them what is up! For that much money, you DESERVE a good meal!

 

What was wrong? No flavor, seasoning? Ask if you can do another tasting. Even if it costs you a dollar or two more. Food is one of the top 5 things people remember from a wedding, no joke. I still remember the uncooked potatoes I had to eat, 18 years ago… I was ten.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

You’re paying a lot of money for this meal.. I would talk to the manager and chef about your concerns and see if there is anything they can change. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Golf Course

I would definitely let your concerns be known! You’re certainly paying them good money, they should be doing everything they can to make you happy!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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Speck_:  that’s a little unrealistic. OP should tell the venue her concerns so she can be happy with her food, but let’s not give her inflated expectations here. She said the venue has its own caterer which means that money isn’t just for food but the space, staff, furniture, etc. If you’ve paid for wedding catering you know it’s expensive even for the basic chicken and beef! 

OP definitely talk to your contact person. They should want to make adaptations to make it satisfactory for you! Is it solely catering or do they have a restaurant they operate where you could maybe go for dinner and find something on the menu you like more?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

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carolinabelle:  I was being facetious…but a ten thousand dollar meal ought to be memorable for guests, and in a good way. 

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