LIST OF IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

FOR THE CATERER

 

1. Who orders rental equipment? __________________________________________________

  1. When are rentals dropped off? Picked up? ________________________________________
  2. Who orders the flowers? ______________________________________________________
  3. Who decorates? _____________________________________________________________
  4. Who arranges for valet parking? (If needed or preferred.) ___________________________
  5. Do you have insurance? ______________________________________________________
  6. Are tips included automatically in your price? _____________________________________
  7. Are there additional fees for hiring other services or rentals? How much? _______________
  8. Do you staff and set up the bar? ________________________________________________
  9. How many on your staff? _____________________________________________________
  10. Can you accommodate food preferences or special diets? ____________________________
  11. What are your menu specialties? _______________________________________________
  12. Should we have a buffet or a seated meal? Why? __________________________________
  13. Will servers pass trays around, or do you leave hors d’oeuvres on the buffet table? ________
  14. What are the dessert options? __________________________________________________
  15. Is coffee service included? ____________________________________________________
  16. What will be your arrival time at the site? ________________________________________
  17. How much cleanup is involved? How long will it take? _____________________________
  18. Do you supply table linens? What selections? Colors? _____________________________
  19. Do you supply decorations? What selections? Colors? _____________________________
  20. Do you supply dishes and utensils? What selections? Colors? ________________________
  21. How much space will be needed for storage, baking, prep, etc.? _______________________
  22. How many electrical outlets are needed? _________________________________________
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