Does the caterer have a license? YES.Paso Catering Co. carries a one million dollar Liability Insurance and Health Dept. Certification for food preparation & storage in their commercial kitchen.
Does the caterer have liquor liability insurance (if they’re providing alcohol)NO, But Paso Catering Co. is happy to provide referrals for licensed Bartenders.
Can the caterer provide references from previous clients?YES. Paso Catering Co. is happy to email you a list of clientele references.
Is the caterer working any other weddings or events on the same weekend or same day? Paso Catering prides itself on working on one job a day so they have 100% focus on you and your event.
Does the caterer specialize in certain types of food, such as organic, locally sourced, ethnic or gluten-free? Does the caterer work with fresh, not frozen, food? YES, Trish Jacobs, Paso Catering Co. owner~chef has been cooking professionally since 1985, owned three catering businesses and taught Whole Food Culinary Classes which covered all ethnicities, dietary styles of eating, seasonal, organic and nutrient dense ways of enjoying wonderful food.
Does the catered meal come full service? Yes, in addition to food preparation, Paso Catering Co. handles everything from the table settings to bar (Beer & Wine) service and cleanup. P.C. can also provide extra staff for the “HARD SET” and “FINAL REMOVAL” of all tables and chairs.
What’s the average price range and does the caterer offer packages?Once you’ve had your complimentary consultation with P.C they will create a estimate based on your visions and ideas for your special day. In the estimate will be menu choices and price options to fit your budget, vision for your special day and menu.
When does the caterer need finalized choices ? Final Menu choices and Guest Count is required one month in advance of your event date. This is enables P.C. to have all the ingredients ready to go and staff scheduled for the day of your wedding.
Is the caterer able to prepare vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher or halal meals for a few guests, and is there an additional fee? Yes. Trish Jacobs Owner~Chef is trained and loves to cook Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, Paleo & Vegan.
Will the caterer make special meals for children and other wedding pros, and what does the caterer charge for each?Happily. P.C charges half the adult price and will prepare a special menu for the children. The Wedding Pros/Vendors are negotiable.
When will the tasting take place? Does the caterer offer tastings before being they’re hired? Yes. After your complimentary consultation, you can schedule your tasting which will take place at my kitchen at 3770 Willow Creek Rd. Paso Robles,CA. The fee is $60 per couple.
Does the caterer provide wedding cakes as well and, if so, is it included? No. P.C. is the BEST at making your entire savory meal and appetizers. They refer you to qualified pastry chefs. P.C wants to make sure you have the best dessert/cake/cupcakes for your wedding.
Will the caterer provide tables, chairs, plates, napkins, silverware, and salt and pepper shakers? Are they extra?No. P.C. can facilitate your rental order at no charge. That’s if you do not have a event coordinator. This is one of the many details they normally take care of.
Will the caterer provide a waitstaff? How many are included in the package and what’s the fee for additional waiters? Yes. P.C. provides all servers/staff. The fee for servers depend on the style of meal. Buffet, Family or Sit down. These details are covered in your consultation.
What will the caterer and their staff wear? P.C. Staff are in Black and White with Black Bistro Aprons. They are neat and clean with their hair tied back. Your chef is in a chef coat, black pants and black bistro apron.
Does the caterer provide a bar, and what sorts of packages do they offer? How do you charge (by consumption or per person)?Yes and No. We can provide servers for beer and wine, set up and breakdown a bar area. If you wish to have signature cocktails with hard liquor P.C. can refer a licensed bartender for you.
Will the caterer provide alcohol or do you need to handle the bar separately? Can you provide your own alcohol and does the caterer charge a fee for that?No. P.C does not provide alcohol.
How do delivery, setup and breakdown work and is there an additional fee? Depending on if you have a event coordinator and your own teams for hard set and final break down will determine if P.C. will provide additional staff for those duties. These needs will be part of your consultation where the fee’s will be in your estimate before you hire P.C.
How much time will the caterer need to set up? Depending on the size of your wedding will determine exact timing. Generally P.C. arrives 2 hours in advance where staff will finish setting tables w/glassware, silverware, napkins, menu cards etc…The food also arrives ready to be finished onsite.
Where will the caterer prepare the food? Most of your food is prepared at their commercial kitchen. The final cooking and salad dressing will be completed on site.
Are there on-site facilities or will the caterer need to make additional arrangements with the wedding venue? P.C. will do a site check months prior to your wedding date. Where they will determine what is available for them to use. Anything more that P.C. may need to finish your food properly will be provided by P.C.
Will the caterer set out the wedding place cards and menus we created? Yes, our servers can set out the place cards/Menu cards at each place setting while setting silverware and glassware.
Who will oversee the event on the wedding day? Will the same caterer you worked with when planning also oversee meal service on the day? What will happen if they’re sick or otherwise unable to be there? P.C./Trish Jacobs Owner /Chef is always the person you will meet ahead of time, speak to on the phone, meet you for a site check, prepare your food, arrange for rental and servers. Trish will also be onsite on your wedding day where she arrives with your food and does the final preparation and setup.
Does the caterer have extra charges, such as a security deposit, sales tax or service fees? What, if any, are the expected gratuities?P.C. prides itself with showing all fees in your estimate. Total transparency with no hidden surprises. Yes, there is a Deposit required to save the date which will apply towards your total bill, 8% Sales Tax, Gratuity of 20%. If there are any changes in the bill P.C. will notify you and usually because it’s due to guest count changes, or increased or decrease of service/staff needs.
How does the caterer arrange the food on the buffet or plate? Can you see photos of previous presentations from the caterer? P.C. prides itself preparing beautiful food and serving it in bountiful ways to fit the style of your wedding. Photos can be found on their website:www.pasocatering.com.