Garden & Garnish Caterers
Frequently Asked Questions
1) We are having a special event/wedding and aren’t sure where to start….
The first step would be to give us a call. We will discuss the details of your event and what your tastes are. We will then design and price a menu for you. Through revisions, we will work together to develop a final product that you are pleased with and that works well for the event.
2) Do you have rental items such as tables and chairs?
Yes, we own our own tables, chairs, china, glasses and silverware. If we don’t have what you desire, we can procure the exact items you are looking for. Our services also include helping you to choose your linens, we offer many colors, shapes and fabrics. In addition to our china, glassware, and silverware we can also provide compostable, earth friendly disposables for more casual events. For tables we have many size and shape options – from a sweetheart table for two to farmhouse tables to a 32’ or 40’ banquet table and everything in between. Chair selections include traditional white wood, cross back,
fruitwood, gold or mahogany chiavari. If you require a tent we will be with you every step of the way as we navigate frame, pole, clear top, and sailcloth tents. We can arrange for dance floors too.
3) Do you offer tastings?
Private tastings for weddings and large events can also be arranged to help you decide final selections. There is a flat fee of $50.00 for tastings that will be applied to your event should you choose to hire us.
4) Do you do on-site meetings?
Of course. We will schedule an on-site meeting to discuss the special features and layout (tent/tables, ceremony and such) of your event. This also allows us to walk you through and plan a schedule for your day.
5) What about vendors for our party?
We are pleased to be able to share with you our vendor information (florists, musicians, wedding cake bakers, etc.), as we have an extensive list of vendors that we have had firsthand positive experiences with.
6) Where do you cater?
While our most frequented areas are Cambridge, Chestertown, Easton, Oxford, Trappe, and the St. Micheals/Bay Hundred area – We absolutely cater in all areas of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot and Wicomico Counties and sometimes Annapolis. We go so many places and love seeing and working in new venues, so do not hesitate to call if you are outside this 6 county zone. We have ventured as far as Solomons Island, Bethany Beach and Delaware to name a few.
7) Do you require a deposit?
For weddings and large events we do require a signed contract with a deposit in order to secure your date.
8) What about set up and clean up of my event?
Our staff sets up everything so when your guests arrive everything is picture perfect. At the end of the event the staff breaks down all equipment and removes all trash and recycling from the premises.
9) What about keeping things on track the day of the event?
Chef Brian will work with you to develop a “Day of flow plan” so nothing is overlooked. Once Brian is on site he will greet the vendors as they arrive and point them in the right direction and coordinate the day with them. During the event Brian will check in with you/the band, DJ, photographer from time to time to make sure everything is going smoothly, and on schedule.
10) What about gratuity?
Gratuity is not included in the final invoice, as we consider it a “Thank You” from you. Gratuity is very much appreciated by our staff.
11) What about COVID-19?
Garden and Garnish will be following all state guidelines for catered events.