(Closed) how many caterers should I meet with for a tasting?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am maxing out at 5. So far, we have gone to 2 tastings; one was way out of our budget, even with revisions, the other one is awesome and seriously a top contender, so far. One that we would love to go with is right with our budget, but doesn’t do tastings. Another one we are going for a tasting on October 9th, and the last one I will be calling back later this week to see what they can offer us. The last caterer just had a death in the family, so I am giving her some time to recover before I call her back. She doesn’t normally do tastings, but has agreed to for us. I hope to have finally secured a caterer by the end of October. We are running out of time.

The caterers that I don’t go with, I just email them thanking them for their time, let them know what a pleasure it was to meet with them, and let them know that although we were very impressed, they are unfortuneately still out of our budget.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

depends on how many caterers or venues you are interested in. For us… not one other venue compared with the one we eventually booked, so we did a tasting with only them… it was phenominal… and then we booked, no need to do other tastings…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we only did one – the caterer we used.  We loved them and told them that day we wanted to hire them.  I of course would have loved more free food but couldn’t do that to anyone else!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We only went to one. If you love them, there’s no reason to waste your time or theirs. If you don’t, I would keep going until I found the one I loved.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

This might be a dumb question, but do you have to pay for a tasting?  If so, how much do they usually run?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We only did one, but our caterer was amazing, and put us at ease immediately. He was by far our easiest choice of the entire process.

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