Frequenty Asked Questions About Our Catering Service
Have questions about how our off-premise catering service works? See some of our most asked questions and answers below, and feel free to reach out to our team anytime to chat about any other questions you may have!
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Off Premise Catering?
Off premise catering means that we do not have a set venue or hall that we work from. Our food is served at a location different from where we make our food. This gives us the unique opportunity to be able to serve our clients at any location that they desire, as long as they allow off premise catering. Although we do not work out of these venues every single day, we have served regularly at many locations throughout the Los Angeles region.
How Much Does Robert's Catering Service Charge for an Event?
We customize each menu to be unique to each client. Therefore, we don’t have a set price per person. You can give us a call and let us know more about your event and we will be able to better assist you.
What Types of Food Do You Offer?
We offer any kind of food that you would like. That includes any ethnic or international food that you would want to serve your guests. Even if you have a favorite family meal, you can let us know and we will gladly try to accommodate your needs.
Can I Taste the Food Before Committing to an Event?
One tasting is offered per day on Thursdays between 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. A minimum of a 10-day notification is required to ensure tasting availability. We recommend scheduling your tasting four weeks before your event date. If you have already contracted the event, there is no charge for the tasting and selected menu items will be provided for tasting. If you or your group are still deciding whether to use our services, please note that there is an additional fee for tastings.
What Should I Do If I Don't Know the Exact Guest Count?
We provide a reasonable size portion per person. However, we need to know the exact guest count, seven days prior to the event. We are not responsible for any shortage of food if the actual guest count is greater than the guaranteed count.
Do You Provide Rentals?
We do not provide rentals, but because of our large network of connected vendors, we can assist you in finding a rental company!
What Locations Can You Cater To?
Since we are an off-premise catering, we can cater to any location that allows outside caterers. If you are not sure which venues allow outside catering, you can give us a call and we will be able to help find you a venue that is perfect for your event. Some examples include, hotels, backyards, ranches, museums, reception halls, or outdoor venues. While our office is based in Los Angeles, we can provide catering to most cities throughout Southern California, including Palm Springs, Orange County, Riverside, San Diego, and more!
What Styles of Service Do You Offer?
Would you like to have a family style dinner? We got you! Would you like to have a buffet style lunch? We do that as well! Do you want tray passed appetizers and plated dinner? No worries! Any serving style that you like, we can do! (Yes, we really do customize everything).
Do You Have Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free Options?
Of course! We understand that some of your guests may have dietary restrictions, and we offer many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options that will be delicious for all your guests. Even if you are having a sit-down dinner and prefer some of the tables to have vegetarian foods, we can accommodate anything that you need!
Do You Offer Packaged Foods?
Yes we do! We do offer some delivery and pickup options! Give us a call today and we will gladly send you a menu that can be delivered or picked up.
Do You Offer Discounts to Nonprofit Organizations?
Robert’s Catering Service loves supporting nonprofits. We do offer low price menu options to ensure fundraising efforts are profitable. Please give us a call today and let us know more about your event and budget, and we will try to accommodate you the best we can!
Would You Be Able to Help Me Find Other Vendors For My Event?
With over six decades of experience working with different vendors, we can assist you in finding a range of vendors for your event.