(Closed) Help Me Choose A Caterer Hive!

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which caterer sounds like the best deal to you?
    Neighborhood Food Co-op using outsider caterer : (13 votes)
    87 %
    Local Catering Company : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 4
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    From what you have written, it would seem that you want to go with option #1. They would be less expensive for you, but you haven’t done a tasting.

    The second option doesn’t seem like it offers what you want. You didn’t like the food and it is more expensive.

    My fiance and I are paying for everything ourself and when we choose our caterer, the cost, tasting, and how we get along will be number one.

    Post # 6
    368 posts
    Helper bee

    I agree, go with the co-opp, it seems like they will fit your needs (and budget) a little bit better. Just make sure you have everything in writing and taste all the food before signing the contract. 🙂

    Post # 7
    2680 posts
    Sugar bee

    From your post alone, it sounds like you have already picked Option 1!  Go for it – you got along great, shes not pressuring you and you LOVED the food she served.

    Post # 9
    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Honestly, I have only been to one vegetarian wedding, and was not a fan, but the reason why is that they only had finger foods, nothing substantial.  It sounds like you guys would have lots of food, so as a meat eating person, I would be fine with that.  I don’t feel the need to eat meat at EVERY meal. 

    In regards to caterers, I would go with number one.  Sounds like you love their food, they get your wedding vision, and they will be the most cost-effective option.  Looks like a win-win all around!

    Post # 10
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I vote for #1 being the the best option! You really clicked with the woman, the price is right & you LOVE the food from the Cafe… what more could you ask for!? When you said option #2’s food was “whatever” and nothing really stood out besides pie & ravioli they lost my vote! Also all the mights and maybes w/ the second caterer makes me uncomfortable. You don’t want unexpected charges to pop up!

    Definitely go with #1!

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

    I think that your relationship with a vendor is one of the most important things. Add to that that you’ve found a vendor that makes great food, is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and can work within your budget and I have to say, I have a bit of vendor envy. I’m voting for the co-op caterer!

    Post # 12
    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Wow #1 can do catering for 100 ppl for that $ thats pretty amazing! 

    Post # 13
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Have you read any reviews about their catering? You should check online, or see if they will give you some references. That might help you with your decision, and it’s good to make sure the caterer is reliable – especially with the food co-op, since catering a large, outside event is very different than running a cafe.

    Post # 14
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I voted for the first one. Not only did you seem more excited about the first one, but it sounded like a pretty amazing deal to me! And for what it’s worth, I wouldn’t mind a vegetarian reception at all. I think as long as you have a variety of “safe” choices you should be fine!

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