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Caterer Checklist

Caterer Checklist

_____ Request for a wedding package.
_____ What equipment are included and/or excluded? ? I.e. Plates, Utensils, Food Warmers, Linens, Centerpieces, Candelabras, Ice Sculpture, Chair covers, Toasting Flutes, cake knife and server.
_____ What is the security deposit requirement? Refunds policy?
_____ Insurance requirements ? if any?
_____ Provide bar services, bar minimums and requirements?
_____ What are the contract hours? Overtime charge per hour? Personnel overtime charge? Corkage charge? Cake cutting charge? Extra charges for champagne glasses? Plates for wedding cake?
_____ Discount for Weekdays rental versus weekend contract
_____ Set up fee and clean- up fee?
_____ What is the deadline for final guest count?
_____ How long have you been in business?

Menu Questionnaire

_____ Ask to see sample of menus
_____ Can any of the items on the menu be substituted?
_____ Cost per person for sit down? For Buffet?
_____ Cost per person for Hors d?oeuvers?
_____ Cost per person for Champagne?
_____ Can I provide my own Champagne?
_____ Is there a minimum charge?
_____ What is the number of course you would be serving?
_____ Is there a tasting consultation?(sampling of variety of their specialties)
_____ Ask to see the following equipment (if provided by caterer)


_____ Chairs
_____ Tables
_____ Plates
_____ Utensils
_____ Table Cloths ? color selection if possible
_____ Props
_____ Pictures of previous events ? if available
_____ References from Reception location
_____ References from previous brides & groom
Suggestion: Be sure to have a written contract for all your caterer. Be sure to verify and confirm all items agreed upon in writing.

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