(Closed) Taste testing mishap…. would you be upset?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 I would freak. ..and I’m a pretty laid back person.

This is NOT setting a good impression. I would be totally worried about how professional they are. Is there any way you can go elsewhere for catering?

Did youread reviews before employing these people? Hopefully there can be reassurance from others who used them that they will come through on your big day.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think you’re overreacting, and yes, I would be upset, too, especially because you can’t get ahold of the coordinator. That’s not a good sign. Has he been easy to get ahold of until now?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It sounds like a miscommunication between your coordinator and the chef, so personally, I wouldn’t judge the food based on that. Food just randomly put together under pressure is going to taste and look horrible. I would insist on a second tasting that you can personally be at. The day of, call in advance to double (er, triple) check that they are ready for you. 

Post # 7
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4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Unfortunately, miscommunications can happen. I’m also a veggie, and at one tasting, when I said I couldn’t eat the meat prepared, the chef came out to question (grill) whether I had told anyone about my dietary restrictions. I told her yes, and when I checked my emails later, I had told HER!

I agree with PP- you need a second tasting. Is it possible for it to be on the weekend? (I know they normally don’t, but since they forgot about your first tasting, maybe they can make special accomodations.)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would definitely ask for a second tasting.  Although I’d be nervous after the first round, I would give them a second chance to prepare. 

Post # 9
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3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

You definitely deserve a 2nd tasting, since you didn’t actually GET a first! 3 out of 8 is not good enough– how can you make decisions when you haven’t even gotten a chance to see most of the options. 

That being said– do you have a meat eating friend who could join you? It seems silly for you to make that whole drive without someone to taste everything. 

As for the chef/venue– this is one you need to get sorted our ASAP.  Mistakes and misscheduling happens, but if they can’t make it right, I’d tell them about your lack of confidence in them overall, any planner worth their salt will do anything they can to get things back on track for you. 

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