FAQ’s

Q: Are there minimum order requirements?
A: CORPORATE CATERING SERVICES (https://occasionaloccasionscatering.com/corporate-catering/) – Requires a minimum of 20 guests and a $500 spend

A: ENTERTAINING AT HOME SERVICES (https://occasionaloccasionscatering.com/entertaining-at-home/) – Requires a minimum of 2 guests up to 20 guests. Pricing is based on cuisine selection, level of service and guest counts.

A: PRIVATE EVENT CATERING (https://occasionaloccasionscatering.com/private-events/) Requires a minimum of 20 guest

A: WEDDING CATERING (https://occasionaloccasionscatering.com/wedding-catering/) Requires a minimum of 20 guest

Q: How much notice do you require for placing catering orders?

A: CORPORATE AND PRIVATE CATERING – Our dates for availability do fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons (September – January), so please place your request for service at your earliest convenience to ensure availability.

A: ENTERTAINING AT HOME SERVICES (https://occasionaloccasionscatering.com/entertaining-at-home/) – We require a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to your date of service, based on availability.

A: CHEESECAKES BY CARLTON (https://cheesecakesbycarlton.com/) – We require 1 week notification.

A: PARTY PLATTERS EXPRESS (https://occasionaloccasionscatering.com/party-platters/) – Requires a minimum of 72 hours notification.

Q: What level of service do you offer?

A: FULLY STAFFED SERVICE:
Our team will arrive a minimum of 2 hours before your event and will be with you from start to finish. This service includes a creative buffet design with linens and decorations, stainless steel chafing dishes, white porcelain platters and dishes, and silver serving utensils. We use premium disposable plates, cups, and flatware; however, you may choose to upgrade to China, glassware, and silverware. You will have a full complement of staff based on your guest count to setup the buffet, assist in servicing your guests and to replenish food as needed. Our team will also keep the catering area and guest tables policed as well as clean up prep areas, breakdown the buffet and leave the venue as we found it. All you are left to do… is enjoy your guests and event.

A: PRESENTATION SETUP AND RETURN PICK-UP SERVICE:
Our team will arrive a minimum of 2 hours before your event to set up. This service includes a creative buffet design with linens and decorations, stainless steel chafing dishes, white porcelain platters and dishes, and silver serving utensils. We use premium disposable plates, cups (if beverages are part of your package), and flatware; however, you may choose to upgrade to China, glassware, and silverware. If you upgrade to China, glassware, and flatware, you will be responsible to make sure the China is rinsed of debris and put in its proper container, the glassware is empty and stored in the proper container according to size and style, the silverware is rinsed. At the end of your event (or a coordinated date/time with client), our team will arrive to breakdown the buffet and remove all our equipment, linen, etc. from the venue. This service requires a little work on your part to make sure the food is replenished; the buffet is kept tidy and removing used dishes from the guest tables.

A: DROP OFF SERVICE:
Our team member will arrive 1 hour before your event to set up. This service includes wire chafing racks, sterno fuel and basic disposable plates, cups (if beverages are part of your package), eating utensils, serving utensils and paper napkins. Our team will setup the wire chafing racks and place the food in a buffet style setup for service. After the setup of the food, our staff will leave the event venue. All equipment provided is disposable (including wire chafing racks).

A: ENTERTAINING AT HOME SERVICE (https://occasionaloccasionscatering.com/entertaining-at-home/): This service offers an upscale menu to clients for those intimate in-home celebrations; dinner for two or dinner for up to twenty. Our cuisine exemplifies traditional foods with a contemporary / elegant flair. We combine the art of traditional cooking with non-traditional ingredients adding depth and complexity to our cuisine

Q: What are the typical price points for your services?

A: DROP OFF SERVICE (Food Only):
Box Lunches: Our prices range @ $15 per person
General drop-off service for food only averages from $20-$35 per person
A: PRESENTATION SETUP AND RETURN PICK-UP SERVICE:
Menu selection (food only pricing) + @$500+ depending on the guest count
A: FULLY STAFFED SERVICE EVENT:
Pricing averages (based on a guest list of 50) @ $75+ per person depending on guest count and level of service required.

Q: Do you deliver?

A: Yes, we deliver all over the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Fees are based on delivery address.

Q: Do you provide wait staff?

A: Yes, we provide wait staff. This service is available only for the FULL STAFF SERVICE option. SEE ABOVE.
A: Wait staff is also part of the ENTERTAINING AT HOME SERVICE option.

Q: Do you provide China, silverware, and glassware?

A: Yes, we have several resources from which we provide those special upgrade items to clients.

Q: Do you cater weddings?

A: Yes, we are a full-service, custom catering company. We provide catering services for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, mitzvahs, corporate events, receptions, etc.

Q: Do you provide disposable plates, napkins, eating/serving utensils, cups, etc.?

A: Yes, we can provide basic as well as premium disposable items for events. See service level packages.

Q: Do you offer tastings?

A: Not typically, we are a custom catering company and do not stock a lot of products. Our food products are purchased fresh and prepared within 24-hours for confirmed events and in most cases, we are required to purchase in bulk volume. However, we can provide a tasting at $50.00 per person but we invite you to read our reviews to see what others have to say about our food quality, taste and services.

Q: Do you require a deposit?

A: A required deposit to book an event and save a date on our calendar requires a 50% deposit. If contract signing is + 90 days of scheduled event, a 25% initial deposit of the estimated event cost is required upon signing of the contract in order to secure the requested event date.

At 90 days from the event, an additional deposit of 25% is required to equal 50% of contracted event amount.

If contract signing is -90 days of scheduled event, a 50% deposit of the
contracted event amount is required at signing of contract to secure the requested event date.