As a wedding planner, I often work with couples who want to make sure that the food they’re serving will be delicious! Not only that, but they also want to be happy with the experience with their vendor. Many of us like options and with Tastefully Yours not only will you have a great experience with a personalized menu, but you also get the chance to work with an awesome team! I couldn’t be happier to have Lisa of Tastefully Yours sharing more about the catering company below!
Tell us a bit about your background/career path.
We are a family owned business. My husband, Andrew is the chef. We created this business based on his talent. We started the business 12 years ago. Once I was introduced to the event industry I fell in love with it instantly. We have grown to a team of 25 staff members and we all place our attention on three main aspects, Excellent food, staff and presentation.
Can you provide an overview of what to expect during the selection process?
At Tastefully Yours we like to personalize the menus to suit our clients flavor profile as well as budget. So I like to have an initial phone meeting. My first order of business is to explain to the client what the food service options are for both cocktail hour and dinner service. If she doesn’t know I will explain them in detail. Once the service style is set, we then talk about flavor profile and wedding style. Style as in is this wedding casual, formal etc.
From there I can organize menus and a proposal. We then work on that until we get the menus and pricing to a comfortable point. If at anytime the client requests a face to face meeting I am always willing. Next we set up a tasting. Our tastings are private and last about two hours. They are an amazing experience. Tastings are $100. If they elect to to go with us then I apply that $100 towards their down payment.
If the client is feeling good about the tasting I then bring the brides back to my dish/decor room and we get to selecting the food service table top decor.
What is the timeline for this process?
The process can take anywhere from 24 hours to a couple of weeks depending on schedules.
What are a few things that are overlooked?
I try to cover all points. Sometimes we forget to mention vendor meals. Of course, timing brings certain point to light after the tasting. I am always available to clients all throughout the process.
Any advice you can give to help get a better understanding?
Whether you’re looking for catering for your wedding day, rehearsal dinner, or post wedding brunch, check out Tastefully Yours!
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