(Closed) Ick. My caterer’s a beast.

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2680 posts
Sugar bee

Maybe she thinks by you wording is at a wine and cheese reception and not wine & hors d’ oeuvres reception you really just did want different cheeses & crackers. Have you expressed to her what you want, other than cutting out items?  I would contact your caterer and talk to them about exactly what you are looking for so their is no confusion on either end.

Post # 4
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It sounds like you’ve got some miscommunication going on with your caterer. How specific were you when you originally designed the menu? If I saw “wine and cheese reception” I would assume that the focus would be on cheese, with other things taking a backseat to that. I think you need to explicitly lay out what you want or else she’s just going to go with the “wine and cheese” concept maybe a bit more literally than you intended.

Post # 5
2561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah … I as well would assume you wanted plenty of cheese items if you specified it was a “wine and cheese” reception.

I think you just need to be more clear in your communications with your caterer, and let her know that while you said “wine and cheese” you really were intending for “wind and hors d’oeuvres”.

Post # 6
5497 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m sorry. Am I a horrible person because your caterer’s response mad me giggle?

Post # 7
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I know when you wrote this you were upset, but if you look at her response it is kind of comical! The lady just doesn’t get it 🙂

I think you should tell her exactly what you want. Tell her you want more of a tapas style reception with tons of different options. I imagine you are having some sort of cheese/fruit/cracker spread right? Then toss in other finger food options.

Spell it out for her! Less cheese & more substance. Tell her you aren’t married to the idea of only wine & cheese options! Good luck!

Post # 8
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Coming from a place where cheese can be a BIG BIG deal, I think she just doesn’t realize what you’re going for. Poor lady. If necessary, tell her you’ve “changed your mind.” It might make it easier on her.

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