Ask The Chef

On this page, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions, useful links to wedding services, and other tidbits. Enjoy!

Catering FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our catering service. If you have questions that you’d like to see answered here, feel free to drop us an email at srmcater@comcast.net.
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Will you cater an event in Hanover, NH (or other location outsideVermont)?

Yes. We travel as far as Boston, MA and Albany, NY to serve our clients.

Do you make the wedding cakes yourself?

Of course! Cakes for all occasions, including fabulous wedding cakes, are our specialty.

I live in London (Paris, Rome, Washington DC) but I’m planning a wedding in the Vermont area. Can you handle the preparations for me, so all I have to do is show up?

Yes. Sharon has worked with brides from Amsterdam, Mexico City, London, Seattle and San Francisco, to name a few. Distanceis never a problem, and we can take care of as much of the preparations as you need. When we say full service, we mean it. We will do whatever is necessary to make your event just the way you want it. We have even tracked down fireworks and grand pianos for our clients.

What about the bar?

We work with a professional bartender, who will suggest quantities depending on the size of your guest list. That way, you will know how much you need so that you can purchase beverages yourself or have her buy them for you. If you are holding your event in a commercial building where a State license is required, we can help you get in touch with the right person to procure the license. Note: the bartender’s fee is separate from the catering fee.

What about gratuity?

We do not automatically add a gratuity to your bill. We believe that this is up to you, based on your satisfaction with the service we provide. However, we do leave a space for you to add this for the staff.

What are your fees and terms of service?

There is a non-refundable deposit of $500 to hold the event date.

One half (50%) of the estimated cost is due 30 days prior to the event. The balance plus gratuity is due on the day of the event.

If you would like to engage Sharon as a wedding consultant, the charge is $85 per hour.

Otherwise, the charge for an initial 2 hour consultation is $150, which will be credited toward the cost of your event.

Do you know of a good company where we can rent tents, tables, and other function gear?

Yes, I know several that I enjoy working with. In addition to the following, you can find other helpful links to wedding and party sites on my Useful Links page.

Rentals Plus
Brattleboro, Vt. 802-257-0573

Green Mountain Tents
Townshend, Vt. 802-365-7839

Elegant Settings, Ltd.
Keene, N.H. 603-352-4089

Rain or Shine Tents and Events Company
Randolph, Vt.
802-728-3630


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