How do I decide on a menu for my event?

Catering menus on our website is the best place to start. You can choose from pre-set menus OR we can custom design menus for you. Once you look at our website and have a feel of what you want, it is time to contact us by phone, email, CONTACT US/BOOK NOW form on our website. We can finalize your event over phone/email or meet you at your convenience. We’re happy to address any questions you may have or advise you on your specific catering needs.

 

Does Gourmet Kitchen offer customized menus?

Our Tag line is ‘We cook in your Language’. Need we say more?

 

Can you help with food allergies/dietary restrictions?

We are happy to work with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Please be specific so that we can address them safely and properly e.g. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Peanut Free, Sesame Free, Vegan, Vegetarian.

 

How early do I need to contact you prior to my event?

As soon as you start planning your event please contact us. For weddings and other elaborate events we need a little extra time to help you plan better.

For simple corporate or social events:  There is no “too early” for us. If we are not booked, we may be able to accommodate your request as late as 24 hours before the event.

 

Can you recommend a venue for my event?

We are preferred Vendor at many event centers in Denver and around. We can certainly help you with a venue once we understand your requirements like proximity to a certain area, number of guests, indoors/outdoors, elegant/simple. We have listed some of those venues on our web site for your convenience.

 

Can I change my order once it is placed?

We are usually able to accommodate menu changes, headcount etc. that are made at least two business days before the event. Please note that we consider all orders final two business days before the scheduled event date and cannot commit to making any changes to an event after this time.

 

What are different Styles of catering?

Drop-off

We just drop off the food in disposable containers and provide disposable food service supplies.  If client has requested disposable chafers or has chafers for the food, we usually are able to setup the buffet for a minimal charge.

 

Buffet with setup and teardown

If client wants us to provide nice décor and china, we will deliver the food and setup the buffet in a professional and elegant manner. We have to be on site one hour before the event.  Our staff will not stay at this kind of event.  After the completion of the event, we will tear down the buffet and can optionally do clean up and pick up dishes etc. Client is responsible for serving/replenishing the buffet etc.

 

Staffed Events

These come in many formats: buffet, sit down, stationed etc. These typically are full service events where we provide food, cake, décor, china, stemware, staff, bar tender, flower arrangement, center pieces, ice sculptures, chocolate fountains, entertainment, tent etc.

May I keep the leftover food?

Sure! If we have any leftovers, they are yours. Please make sure you have containers for the food.

 

Do you provide tables, rentals, china, stemware, silverware, tents etc.?

Yes we are a full service catering company and can provide everything you need for your event.

 

Is there a cake cutting fee?

No. We do not charge a cake cutting fee. Our staff will gladly do it for you.

 

Is there any Corking Fee?

No. We do not charge a corking fee. Our staff will gladly do it for you.

 

Do you provide tastings and is there a charge?

Yes we do provide tastings by appointment. Tastings are mostly complementary but there are some exceptions. If we charge for a tasting, we will adjust it against the order.

 

What is a Service charge?

Service charge is a standard practice when it comes to elaborate, full-service events like weddings.   The service charge is not a gratuity for staff.  It helps cover all of the back end costs that go into the event aside from the food itself e.g. walk-through, meetings, insurance certificates, menu and event planning, vendor/staff coordination etc.

 

What is your payment Policy?

We need $150 non refundable deposit to save the date. 50% advance is due when you sign the contract and balance is due 2 days before the event.

 

How do I pay for my order?

We accept all major Credit Cards, Check, Cash, and Wire Transfer as payment methods.