Thank you for considering Simply Gourmet for your wedding! 

 

We are a full-service caterer, in business for eleven years, and can assist with coordinating everything for your event and make sure that you can relax and enjoy the day! My primary focus is to make the planning process as easy as I can and give you the peace of mind so that on the day of the event you have nothing to worry about… stress free! 

 

Sample Menus

 

WE’RE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS, SO HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED

GENERAL QUESTIONS

We do offer a wedding tasting prior to booking that features a sampling of our appetizers, hors d’Oeuvres, salads, entrées and side dishes based on your proposed style of food. The tasting takes about an hour and a half then afterward you would meet with our event coordinator to answer any questions you may have as well as learn more about our services. There is a cost of $100 for the tasting. If you were to book your wedding with us we would credit that amount from your final invoice.

Your final guest count is due no less than 10 days prior to the event date. We understand that you may have some last minute additions and will do everything we can to accommodate them. We do require an 85% guarantee of the guest count listed in your proposal.

There will be an 18% service charge added to all full service events, unless otherwise specified. The service charge covers general operating costs, aside from the cost of food. The service charge is not a gratuity. At your discretion, any extra gratuity will go directly to the service staff.

Yes, children age 5 and under are free of charge. Children 6-11 years will be charged half price. Children do not count toward final guest guarantee.

We will certainly accommodate any allergies and other dietary requests.

No. We will happily cut and serve your celebration cake.

Yes, we maintain a Caterer liquor license. We can provide full bar services including beer, wine and liquor. We provide a temporary event permit as required by the NY State Liquor Authority for all events. We also provide liquor liability insurance, Bartenders, non-alcoholic beverages, mixers and basic bar supplies.

We allow up to five vendors free of charge. This includes your DJ/Band, photographers, wedding coordinator, etc. If you have more then five there will be a small charge to cover the cost of the additional food.

We will provide staffing beginning with set up of the event through final clean up. Staff is billed at an hourly rate which would be provided in your proposal.

We will coordinate all of the rentals needed for the event as well as coordinate delivery.

All deposits and prepayments remain non-refundable, but are transferable less any expenses incurred and a $500 service charge. If we are able to re-book the date with a similar event we will return the deposit(s) in full less the $500 service charge.

In case of bad weather predicted, you will have until 4-6 days before to cancel the event. Deposits remain non-refundable, but are transferable to another event or date. If you choose to cancel after the specified date in your agreement, you will be responsible  for the food portion as well as the 18% service charge. We will make every effort to accommodate your event, subject to our availability.

Yes, we carry $1,000,000 in commercial General liability insurance and liquor liability insurance. If your site requires a certificate we will certainly provide one.

Our sample menus are designed to give you an idea of our style of food. We can certainty accommodate other requests. Additional charges may apply.

FULL SERVICE FAQS

Due to the high cost of processing credit cards, for catered events we only accept cash or check.

There will be an 18% service charge added to all full service events, unless otherwise specified. The service charge covers general operating costs, aside from the cost of food. The service charge is not a gratuity. At your discretion, any extra gratuity will go directly to the service staff.

Yes, we maintain a Caterer liquor license. We can provide full bar services including beer, wine and liquor. We provide a temporary event permit as required by the NY State Liquor Authority for all events. We also provide liquor liability insurance, Bartenders, non-alcoholic beverages, mixers and basic bar supplies.

We will provide staffing beginning with set up of the event through final clean up. Staff is billed at an hourly rate which would be provided in your proposal.

We will coordinate all of the rentals needed for the event as well as coordinate delivery.

Yes, we carry $1,000,000 in commercial General liability insurance and liquor liability insurance. If your site requires a certificate we will certainly provide one.

Yes, our minimum is $1,000 for the food and beverage portion of the event. The staffing, service charge and sales tax do not count toward the minimum.

We will provide all necessary paper goods at no additional charge. For some smaller events we will provide the basic serving equipment needed. For all other events additional rentals would be needed. 

All deposits and prepayments remain non-refundable. In case of bad weather predicted, you will have until 4-6 days before to cancel the event. Deposits remain non-refundable, but are transferable to another event or date. If you choose to cancel after the specified date in your agreement, you will be responsible for the food portion as well as the 18% service charge. We will make every effort to accommodate your event, subject to our availability.

Final payment is due no later than 5 days prior to your event.

Yes, a deposit ranging from $250 to $1,000 is due at the time of booking and will be deducted from the final invoice. The deposit will be determined by the amount of the contract, and the time of year. For some events, there may be a second deposit due four weeks prior to the event. All deposits and pre-payments are non refundable.

Your final guest count is due no less than 10 days prior to the event date. We understand that you may have some last minute additions and will do everything we can to accommodate them.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Yes, a $1,000.00 deposit is due at the time of booking and will be deducted from the final invoice. There is a second deposit due four weeks prior to your wedding. All deposits and pre-payments are non refundable.

Final payment is due no later than 5 days prior to your wedding.

Due to the high cost of processing credit cards, for catered events we only accept cash or check.

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