Frequently asked questions
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
Yes! It's important that any dietary restrictions you or your guests have are communicated during our initial consultation. We are able to prepare foods that are gluten and dairy free, nut free, keto, paleo and vegetarian. If you have a more unique food allergy, we will work with you to accommodate your needs! There are nuts stored and prepared in our commercial kitchen, so if you or one of your guests has a severe allergy to nuts, we will discuss the best option for your event. (Food prepared in line with certain dietary restrictions may incur additional costs depending on increased cost of ingredients.)
I want a menu option that I don't see listed, will you customize?
Absolutely! We love people and we love food, so it is our pleasure to work with you to customize a menu to your liking. Do you have a favorite peach cobbler recipe from your grandma? We are happy to recreate it for your special day.
What type of payment do you accept?
Do you offer rentals?
Do I have to pay to rent serving dishes if I book a buffet-style dinner?
Heck no! We feel very strongly that when you book our event with us, we can provide the service ware - whether that be chaffing dishes, serving utensils, or beautiful platters for display! We will go over your event and determine the best level of service items. If you have your own special platters you'd like to use, we are happy to accommodate.
What is your cancellation policy?
Great question. We require a non-refundable deposit of 20% to hold the date for your event. Now, lets assume something crazy happens and the whole country shuts down for a pandemic...… if you need to change the date, of course we understand and are happy to reschedule at a mutually agreeable date/time at no extra charge.
How much do I have to pay and when?
For larger events, such as weddings, rehearsal dinners and corporate events, we require a 20% deposit upon contract and the remainder 80% is split between two payments. 40% two weeks prior to your event and the remaining balance on the day of. The deposit is non-negotiable, but if you want to pay us more earlier, we've been known to say yes.
Am I supposed to tip a caterer?
Do you recommend other vendors for our event?
Of course we do! But I'm not going to list them here. We have a team of absolutely AMAZING vendors here in the Flathead Valley! If you need recommendations, we are happy to offer those..... over the phone or via email when we do your consultation. We suggest checking out the mymontanawedding website for suggestions as well.
Are you as fun and friendly as you seem to be on this website?
HECK YES! We love good company and good food and cannot wait to be part of your special day, big event, private party, or personal dinner. We truly believe it is a gift to get to do what we do and it is our JOY to be able to serve you!
When do you need my final guest count?