Wondering what the catering process looks like when you hire Pickles Catering for your event? Here’s a rough outline of how we do things.
Before We Get Started
You’re here. Maybe you’ve already read up on our different catering options, browsed our menus, or otherwise liked what you saw enough to give us a call for your initial consultation. Before you pick up your phone, it’s helpful to have some info on hand to discuss with us.
Event Date – Let us know if you have a specific date in mind or have some flexibility so we can check our schedule.
Event Size – In the beginning stage, we don’t need a specific head count, but it is super helpful to know if you’re planning to invite 50 people vs 500 people.
Event Location – If you already know where your event is going to be held, great. If you’re still shopping around for venues, be sure to look for ones that allow off-site catering.
Get In Touch
We’re a small family-owned business, so it’s possible we might not be available at the exact time you call. If that happens, please leave us a message and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.
Now for the fun part – menu planning! We’ll discuss what kind of menu you’re looking for and what services are needed for your event. This is where our expertise really comes in handy – we will help you determine what quantities you need to satisfy your guests and how to maximize your budget so your final catering bill doesn’t break the bank.
Putting It Down On Paper
Once your menu is finalized and we’ve figured out which services you’ll need from us, we’ll put together a final write-up/quote that outlines everything we agreed to. You’ll confirm we’re in agreement and put down a deposit.
What Happens Next?
What comes next depends on how far out your event it. We always make sure to check in to confirm last-minute details, such as where to park, what time we’ll arrive for setup or dropoff, and other final questions.
On your event day, we’ll be ready to go as planned. You can count on us to show up on time with everything needed to make your meal a resounding success! Depending on the services you selected, we’ll either drop off your food as agreed or stick around to provide full service and cleanup at the end of the meal.