It’s no secret that weddings are expensive and may seem overwhelming. In fact, it’s probably the most expensive party (besides your honeymoon) you will ever spend the most money on.
Catering your special day will ultimately be one of those expenses. Now, we understand hiring a caterer may seem like a scary process, especially since a lot of brides are having a destination wedding here in Vegas. It’s hard to really know what, or who is the best choice. Let us reassure you we have done our homework, and you are making the right decision with All About Catering Las Vegas!
You will discover our unique style as we pioneer a fresh, new perspective in Las Vegas. Your wedding is an investment and you need to trust your caterer.
Look no further, and let us show you how the meal at your wedding will be more spectacular than any other reception you have been to!
We take catering to a whole new level, taste the difference with us and, “lettuce cater to you!”
HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT CATERER
In order to select the right caterer, you should first ask yourself these questions so you are prepared to get a proposal. It will also help prepare you to be able to answer the caterers questions
The very first question you need to ask yourself is:
What is my actual budget?
What can this caterer offer me for that amount?
This is in no way offensive, or at least it shouldn’t be. Food involves countless variables and time. There are endless ways to create menus, dishes and so forth. The overall cost of ingredients and the time in which it takes to purchase and prepare are all factors when it comes to price. If you want a fairy tale wedding, the budget must match. High expectations can always be met, but they come at a cost. So just know that beforehand, and you won’t be sticker shocked.
Real catering comes at a cost. If you are look ing for just cheap food, we suggest catering may not be the right avenue to go down. Restaurants do a fine job at offering quick, cheap eats. In catering, we have the ability to bring the entire restaurant experience to your location. So naturally, that will cost more. Unless, you come across someone that just repackages pre made food and sells that as catering. Run away from there! Far far away!
Next, you should ask yourself these questions:
Can I comfortably feed all of the guests I may have in mind?
It’s very important to have a guest count in mind. It’s also important to know that it will fluctuate. (Especially if this is a destination wedding.)
It is best to ask for a proposal with the maximum amount of guests from the get go. That way, the total cost is the most it could possibly be. If you have less people coming, the bill will go down.
Do they offer custom menus or are they all the same menu sent to everyone?
We personally offer custom menus. We also offer other menus we have used for other events that already have a theme or we know was a big crowd pleaser. Any caterer thats a good one will have all types of menus and styles they are able to offer. It will ultimately come down to two things:
Are quality ingredients important to me?
We only use the best ingredients available to us. We make everything by hand and we also give great value in terms of our portion sizes and options available for your guests to potentially choose from. We will never shy away from quality. We prefer quality over quantity. No “turn and burn” style at All About Catering Las Vegas, that’s not how we roll!
Do I want a staffed event?
We always recommend a staffed event, but we understand these days it isn’t always in the budget.
Staffed events from us (not necessarily other companies) will ensure peace of mind, less worry and no stress! We will never just be standing in your kitchen getting paid, that’s not cool and definitely unprofessional!
We are there to set up and clean up during and after your event. Let’s face it, people are partying. And the last thing you want to do is make Aunt Lily walk around and clean up! Your guests should be part of the party, not cleaning service.Thats what we are here for! Use us!!!
We are also there to inform your guests about the food. Our highly trained staff understands AACLV’s creations and ingredients. We also understand lifestyle and dietary restrictions and are able to answer or talk about what we have prepared for you special event.
We also keep the buffet area tidy and presentable so the first person in line gets the same treatment as the last. We care, we really really care, and it shows!
What does the caterers presentation look like? Do they make custom designs?
Do their buffets look like a potluck or is there some creative flair going on? We are constantly evolving our style, our decor and our look because the seasons change and so should your look. If that is important to you, we suggest checking us out a little more 🙂
Do our styles or visions match?
If you are planning an “artisanal elegance” style event, but the caterer is a Texas BBQ style menu, chances are the “styles” don’t really match. That may be the only style of food that caterer is able to make. Our repertoire is quite extensive.
What makes us so cool, is that we are able to cook ALL cuisines and create a “look” that your budget will allow to match.. Our creative juices are constantly flowing!
Are you a foodie or is this your first experience with food all together?
Foodie or not, you have come to the right place if you truly want an epicurean experience at your event! If food doesn’t matter at all to you, we simply are not the right fit.
We will always work with those that care about the food at their event, because we care too!
How soon do I need to book my event to guarantee availability?
Good caterers book fast! It’s no secret brides shop around, but honestly the cheapest is never the best when it comes to food! After you have narrowed down your Top 3 picks, you should do a little homework to secure your investment. Especially, if you are from out of town!
We book super fast, so please contact us ASAP to ensure availability
Last, (we think this is a given) but you should always check out business licensing. News flash folks there’s a lot of “dirty business” in Vegas! So we suggest you really check out your choices!
Do they have a Southern Nevada Health Permit? What is their grade?
In order to do business in Southern Nevada, you must have a health permit from the Southern Nevada Health Department. Business are checked in on yearly and must complete certain sanitation and food handling questions.
Please see their website to see other companies grades.
Do they have all state and county licenses?
If serving alcohol, do they have a liquor license and TAM cards?
All bartenders must possess a valid TAM card to serve alcohol in Nevada
Do they have insurance?
Are they fully covered or have a special permit
Are their reviews real? Do they sound genuine? Do they have video reviews? Do they have reviews from multiple sources?
Yes, our reviews are real!!! We don’t solicit our clients for reviews, as we feel they will write about their experience at their leisure. We also host our reviews on trusted sites like YELP. (That way you know we aren’t asking our staff or family members to write us reviews) Eye roll, yes, other companies do this! It’s incredibly stupid to us, but hey, that’s them and not us! Our food speaks for itself.
Where are their tastings held? Are they at a professional kitchen or in someone’s home?
We are fully licensed in our own location. No commissary kitchen b.s, no cooking out of the back of a van, no home kitchen cooking here folks, all professional all the way!
Are the photos on social media and their website real or are they stock photos from Google images? CHANCES ARE IF THE PHOTOS AREN’T THEIR FOOD, THEIR FOOD MAY NOT REALLY BE THAT APPEALING…
All of the photos on our entire website and social media are ours. Every. single. photo.
We truly hope this has been helpful, amusing and truthful. We believe that is the only way to be in business these days. We truly want to give you an experience not just an event. Taste the difference with us @ All About Catering Las Vegas!!! We invite you to experience wedding and special event catering at its absolute best!