10 questions to ask your wedding caterer

10 questions to ask your wedding caterer

Choosing a Wedding caterer can be difficult. When planning a wedding it is essential to ask your potential wedding caterer as many questions as possible so that you are 100% sure that you will be choosing the right caterer to use for your special day.

Making a list of questions to ask your wedding caterer is something that we would highly recommend and we have come up with ten questions we get asked on a regular basis and we hope these will also help you.

10 questions to ask your wedding caterer…

  1.  What is the maximum amount of people they can cater for?

    It’s really good to know your wedding caterer’s limits. You need to find out if can they manage your size of wedding.

  2.  Do they have a vegetarian, gluten free, wheat free options?

    Even if you have not sent out invitations to your guests it’s good to know if a potential wedding caterer can cater for all dietary requirements.

  3.  Would you have to provide equipment such as cutlery, plates etc. or would the catering company provide this?

    Planning the logistics of the big day can be a difficult, it is good to know if the wedding caterer does supply equipment and what the costs are.

  4.  Do they provide catering staff?

    Make sure you understand if you will need to bring in other people to staff your wedding. Often a wedding caterer will supply their own staff (we do), but this is not always the case.

  5.  How far are they willing to travel to the venue?

    This is a really good question to understand if the wedding caterer is the right fit for you and your wedding. Some wedding caterers will travel far, but charge travel expenses. So do check this before choosing them.

  6.  Can the set menus on offer be modified?

    It’s good to understand how far a wedding caterer will adapt their menus for you. Most will but understanding the cost implications to the changes is important as costs can soon jump up when you have 30-100 guests on the day!

  7.  What is the cancellation policy and would you have to pay a deposit?

    It might feel uncomfortable to talk about canceling, but understanding what the terms/costs involved in this can set your mind at ease. Any respectable wedding caterer will not mind this conversation. Trust us it’s worth the question!

  8.  Does the cost also include clean up after the wedding?

    Asking about the clean up allows you to know if there is another job for you to organise. Most wedding caterers do, some charge more for this. It’s worth confirming this ahead of time.

  9.  Do they have any testimonials about their service/food that they can send over?

    It’s good to research your wedding caterers asking for testimonials is one way to understand their past experience. If you are unsure ask for previous clients contact details most caterers will be happy to share this!

  10.  What does their insurance policy cover

    Better to be safe than sorry. Check that your wedding caterer is covered for your type of event. Even better get them to confirm it in an email so you have a record of it, incase the worst should happen.

 

These ten questions to ask your potential wedding caterer will really help you find the right fit for you. At Funnells Kitchen we believe that a wedding caterer should remove the stress leading up to the wedding and make your special day something to remember.

We hope that these questions will be useful to you and please feel free to share these to any brides-to-be that you know.

Find out more information on what we offer in our wedding menus.

What type of pancake topper are you?

What type of pancake topper are you?

Happy Pancake-day to you all!

Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday) as it is traditionally known has become extremely popular in recent years with pancake races and pancake tossing competitions being held all across the country each year.

The earliest records of pancakes appeared in the 15th Century but it wasn’t until the 18th Century when we became a little bit more adventurous with our toppings.

So, we thought we would ask the question; What type of Pancake topper are you?

Traditional Pancake topping

The more traditional approach to the pancake topping is lemon and sugar, this is the most recognisable of all the toppings. We think that this traditional topping represents the English Pancake and in our opinion is the best way to top your pancake, after all less is more. Make sure that you lace the Pancake with a generous sprinkle of sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon and there you have it, a traditional English Pancake.

Fruit topping

Ok so we know that Pancakes themselves are not entirely sin free with just one Pancake (without the topping) containing nearly 100 calories! But, why not include a few of your five-a-day as a Pancake topping? Strawberries, blueberries, bananas, raspberries and blackberries all work well as a delicious and healthy Pancake topping.

Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate topping

So this option is very calorific but Pancake Day is one of the few days where we can over indulge, don’t you think? We have compiled a list of our favourite chocolate toppings;

  • Nutella
  • Cadbury’s Creme Egg (well it is nearly Easter)
  • Chocolate sauce
  • White chocolate

We are not saying to try all these toppings together but who knows it could work… but it maybe best to stick to just one.

If you want to be really adventurous you could add a couple of teaspoons of cocoa powder in with your Pancake mix to make it extra… chocolately.

Savoury Pancakes

Savoury Pancakes also date back to the 15th Century and there are some delicious savoury fillings out there to try.

Cheese is a very popular savoury Pancake filling and is also very easy to do. You can use a variety of cheeses from Feta Cheese to Stilton and Brie, delicious!

Meat fillings such as chicken can also be used and are also easy to make. Just think you could even have a savoury Pancake to start and then finish your dinner with a sweet Pancake, YUM!

Have you decided what type of Pancake topper you are?

Good luck to all who will be making Pancakes and please share them with us on our Facebook Page. We look forward to seeing them!