Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much do you charge?
A: The pricing is decided by the number of guests attending the function and the actual food items chosen.
Q: Do you serve liquor?
A: No, I do not have a liquor license but depending on the venue you may be able to bring liquor depending on their policies.
Q: What are your minimums and maximums regarding number of guests?
A: The minimum is 25 people. The maximum is determined by the type of food service that the Casual Gourmet will provide.
Q: Do you provide linens, dinnerware and flatware?
A: It will be determined by the type of function as to what the Casual Gourmet might be able to provide. If you would need help renting the appropriate materials for this I would be more than happy to help you. We do have some plates, glassware and linens available.
Q: How far does the Casual Gourmet travel in distance?
A: The Casual Gourmet caters to Blount County, Knox County, Anderson County but other counties can be discussed.
Q: Do you have a hall or banquet facility that we might use?
A: No, I do not.
Q: How do you charge? By the person,
or by the dish?
A: If you are purchasing a few items, then by the dish. If you are booking an event, then by the person.
Q: How far in advance do I need to
talk to a caterer?
A: For larger functions it is nice to have a menu a month or so in advance. For smaller events a few days or so. Obtaining the venue is most important, try to get the location as soon as you can. Make arrangements for a caterer as soon as you can as well. There are only so many weekends in the summer months and even fewer days for parties in December.
Q: Can I buy just a dessert from the Casual Gourmet?
A: Yes, just e-mail me or give me a call.
Q: How many Hors d’Oeuvres do I need to choose for a party?
A: Usually, I suggest 2 or 3 hot items and 3 or 4 cold items but, you can have as many as you like.