Frequently Asked Questions
Can you accommodate food allergies?
We are SafeServe Allergy Certified and can accommodate a variety of food sensitivities and allergies. Because we prepare everything from scratch, we can often make simple modifications to our recipes that will meet your needs. We regularly prepare gluten-free, nut-safe, diary-free, vegetarian, and vegan dishes.
What size groups will you cook for?
Our prices are based on groups of 50 or more. On Saturdays during peak summer months, we enforce a 100 person minimum. Smaller jobs will be accepted based on availability and an additional small group surcharge may apply.
What days of the week do you work? We currently accept jobs on every day of the week but Sunday. We take Sundays off to spend with our families. If you are looking to hold a smaller event on a Sunday, we can often create a Heat and Eat menu for you that can be delivered to your home on Saturday with simple reheat and assemble directions.
What do your prices include?
Our advertised menu prices are per person food costs served buffet style. They include set-up, a custom display with decorative elements, labels for food, and rental of our non-disposable chafing dishes/ serving platters/ utensils. They do not include the 6% sales tax, 20% administrative fee, or event staff. If event staff is required (to replenish food and clear dishes from tables), you will be charged $25 per staff member per hour. All credit card charges will include a 3% processing fee.
Can estimated prices change? Due to the current instability of food costs, we reserve the right to adjust our estimated prices. Should a price adjustment be required, we would notify you at least 90 days prior to your event date, and the adjustment would be limited to 10% of the original estimate cost.
What does the Administration Fee include?
This 20% fee covers the production costs to prepare package, transport, display, and serve food, including:
Miscellaneous Office Expenses
Licenses and Permits
Equipment wear and tear
Where do you deliver?
To assure the highest quality of food, we try to stay within about an hour of Brighton, MI.
Do you require a deposit?
To finalize your booking, we ask for a non-refundable deposit equal to 10% of your estimate. The remaining invoice balance, based on final menu and guest count, is due 10 days prior to your event.
Do you offer wedding tastings?
Once an initial estimate has been completed, we are happy to provide a private tasting. We do charge $100, which covers the cost of our time and supplies, a sampling of your chosen menu items for up to 4 people, as well as a personal consultation with our owners/chefs. (Additional guests can be added for $20 each)
When do you need my final guest count and payment?
Final guest counts and payment are due 10 days before your event. Payments can be made check, Venmo, bank transfer (with a 1% processing fee) or credit card (with a 3% processing fee).
What happens if I need to cancel my event?
All cancellations with more than 10 days advanced notice result in a forfeiture of deposit. Cancellations within 10 days of event will be responsible for up to 100% of the total invoice, based on how much we have already invested into the event.
What happens to the leftover food?
Our participation in Meal Connect provides us the unique opportunity to safely donate our excess food to underprivileged school-aged children around Livingston County through a partnership with Gleaners Community Food Bank. Due to our inability to monitor safe temperatures and handling practices once food is out of our possession, if you choose to take home the leftovers from your event, we cannot accept responsibility for their quality or safety.
What charities do you support? In addition to supporting many local organizations like Cornerstone Church, Fishes & Loaves, Love INC, Pregnancy Health Clinic, and Forgotten Man Ministries, 10% of our monthly profits are donated to The Ivy Table, a nonprofit that we created in January 2022. The Ivy Table uses food to minister to people who are hurting financially, physically, or emotionally. Our mission is to provide meals that build community, feed hope, and share the love of Christ.