Frequently Asked Questions
Menus and services are priced according to the number of guests you are presently expecting. This price is for food, cutlery, crockery, paper napkins & buffet set up only. Any other services or items that are required must be requested & billed separately. We are willing to create a menu that also works within your budget so please do not hesitate to inquire.
Once the menu is finalized and the event is booked, a 50% deposit is required in order to reserve the date of your event. The balance is due on the day of the event. If any additional billing is necessary due to additional requests, Island Catering will update your bill to reflect these overages.
Island Catering provides all equipment necessary to enjoy your meal for a buffet, plated or boxed event. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure the safe return of all equipment, crockery & flatware as provided for the event. Should there be any item(s) missing, Island Catering will inform the client and furnish them with an invoice for the missing or broken item(s).
Plated Lunches are meals for 1 that comprise main course, salad, dessert and drink. They make excellent birthday/anniversary/congratulatory gifts and are delivered right to that special someone. Simply give us a call and tell us what you have in mind and we’ll handle the rest!
Plastic glasses are provided standard with all bars. Breakable glasses (wine, water,champagne or rocks) can also be provided at a rental cost.
Yes, we provide decor for various types of events including weddings. Any decor outside of the buffet setup is billed separately from the food cost. The cost is determined based on the size of the venue and the nature of the decor to be completed. As such the cost is determined only after we would have seen the venue and gotten an understanding from the client about what is required.
We rent table cloths, cloth napkins, cocktail tables, cocktail chairs, glasses and vases. These rentals are provided only to events that we will be catering at.
Island Weddings is a subsidiary of Island Catering that deals exclusively with weddings. We work in conjunction with our preferred vendors (professionals who provide a variety of wedding related services) in order to source for you the best options for your wedding needs. You can inquire about ANY service that you wish to have as part of your wedding day. The idea is to take the hassle away from the couple and create a one-stop shopping experience which is convenient and hassle free.
Consumption of the excess food or drink at the end of an event is left to the discretion of the event supervisor and the client. A variety of factors must be considered and so this is determined on a case by case basis. Once we have fed the stipulated amount of persons based on our contractual agreement, we are not compelled to leave in the possession of the client any excess food. However a supervisor can make the decision to have guests leave with the remaining food in take away boxes or other container as long as it is deemed that the food remains wholesome and worthy of consumption. In the case of bars, all bars are costed per person and based on consumption at the event. Therefore, at the end of an event any overages as it relates to drinks belong to Island Catering.
The length of an event is determined by the client. The length of the food service or bar service at an event is determined by both the client and Island Catering before the event.
We cater for a minimum number of 1 to as many guests as you’d like to invite to your event.
We cater events for a minimum of 1 person, however we do not cater single menu items for less than 50 persons.
Yes there is normally a surcharge either built in or charged separately, however, this depends on size of the function.
For most standard orders such as a business meeting or small get-together, the lead time for placing an order is at least 48 hours before the event. For larger more intricate events such as weddings or cocktails, an order should be placed at least a month ahead of time. [Order Form]
No it does not, our bars are based and priced on consumption except otherwise arranged.
Yes we can. A corkage fee will be charged for our services.
If Island Catering is catering a function for me, would you allow me to add some of my own personal food to your buffet?
No, this is a practice which we normally do not allow. However depending on the circumstance, we will be happy to discuss alternative arrangements.
We strongly discourage this practice as we cannot oversee the proper storage of the food ourselves.
Yes you can make that request and we will most certainly try our best to ensure that he/she is able to work your function.
Yes, we do have a number of venues which we work closely with and will be quite happy to recommend them to you.
Yes, you can pick up your items from us.
Yes we create gift baskets that are great for any occasion. They usually contain assorted chocolates, cookies, exotic cheeses, crackers, wines, teas, jams, honey and nuts. This assortment is accompanied by a festive balloon and a card for a personalized message.