(Closed) The Great Catering Debate

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We actually went through a similar situation about 3 months out from the wedding.  We kept trying to call caterer #1 to set up tastings, get a contract, and just ask some general questions.  He was absolutely not responsive.  In fact, he made me really nervous about the whole thing, and we started to worry that he wasn’t going to come through for us.  Three months ago we decided to go with a different caterer, and I am SO glad!  Her food is awesome, she’s way cheaper, and I know she’s going to show up on the wedding day.

I just found out that caterer #1’s wife may have been having a baby about the time we had all the problems with him.  Imo, this isn’t an excuse.  Our photographer called us from the hospital when his wife was having a baby to let us know that he wouldn’t be available for a week or so, but to email him our questions and he would email back soon.  That’s how you run a business.  Imo, if you really want that person’s business you are responsive and communicative and you don’t blow them off.  I would go with the other caterer.

Post # 4
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You might as well try the other caterer so that you can compare food quality & customer service. Maybe the other caterer can figure out a way to make a meal along the lines you are envisioning… If you want a picnic style wedding reception, maybe the meal can be have a modified ambiance to a Italian tuscan themed event? 

Make a tasting with the other person for arguments sake and see how it goes.  

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