FREQUENTLY ASKED CATERING QUESTIONS...
What if I can't decide what to order or how much to get?
We will work with you to help plan the perfect menu for your occasion based on your specific needs. We know the right questions to ask!
How many people will a party hero feed?
A general rule of thumb is that each foot of hero will feed an average of 3-4 people. However, it depends on whether you are offering other foods and the size of the appetites of those you are serving...guys at a Superbowl party tend to eat more than ladies at a summer luncheon!
Can you give me an idea of how much hot food I will need?
Again, depending on what other foods you may be offering, or who you are serving, or even the time of day, you should probably figure on a 1/2 pound to a pound of food per guest.
Do you take special requests?
We often get requests for foods we don't normally offer. Dave is a trained chef, and if it is at all possible to fulfill your request we will be happy to do so. You can be assured that your special order will receive the same attention to quality as our regular menu items.
Do you deliver?
Unfortunately, we do not offer delivery for regular orders or catering. We will occasionally deliver as a courtesy or for special circumstances when we have someone available to send. However, we will ask for a minimum order and may charge a delivery fee depending on location.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, we ask for a small deposit. We will take orders over the phone, but ask you to come in with a deposit before the day we prepare your order.
How are your foods served or presented?
Party heroes, platters and salads are served in trays, garnished, wrapped in cellophane and decorated with ribbons. Hot food is served in 5-lb. trays. Two 5-lb. trays fit in a standard chafing dish.
Can I bring in my own baskets or serving dishes for you to use? Absolutely! It helps for us to see it first to make sure it will fit.
Are there any other catering charges?
We charge a refundable deposit if you would like to "show off" your party hero on a wooden board, rather than in a tray, or if you need a chafing dish set-up for hot food (which includes a simple rack and aluminum water pan). We can provide serving spoons and sterno for $1 a piece.
How much advance notice do you need for an order?
We will do our best to accommodate last minute orders, but generally ask for two days notice, longer for large and/or special orders.
Do you provide paper goods?
We can offer you basic paper goods, but if you would like to use nicer quality table goods, you'll need to purchase them separately.
What if I don't need the food to be hot when I pick it up?
No problem. We can prepare your order so you can heat it up yourself.
Do you offer setting-up services?
Generally not. We can set up chafing dishes and sternos, but if you need further assistance, we will need to discuss how else we may be able to help.
Do you offer cooking off-premises or a serving staff?
We are not licensed for cooking off-premises. Occasionally we have been able to spare a person or two for serving, but that depends on their willingness and availability. Any arrangement would be between you and them directly.
Why is the quoted price different from what is on the menu?
We have been in business since 1990. Some of our customers are still referring to menus that are 20+ years old! We keep our prices very competitive, but we do occasionally adjust our prices as costs rise. Please understand that prices are subject to change without notice and you may be looking at an older menu.