Wedding Catering In Los Angeles, CA
Your wedding day is one of the most important events of your life, and you want to make sure your special day goes seamlessly for you and your wedding guests. You also want to keep costs reasonable while ensuring all your guests have enough food and drink. Pacific Coast Palate is a wedding catering company that can meet the day's needs and give your bridal party and guests a first-class catering service.
Our Los Angeles catering company has a professional team of wedding specialists that will give you a full-service wedding, from rehearsal dinners to wedding receptions. Our chefs will help you create the perfect menu for your guests using the best organic ingredients that are bursting with flavor.
Our catering business will also create a fine dining menu for a birthday or cocktail party. We're known to have worked with some of the best venues in Los Angeles. Let our catering manager and staff take care of serving the food while you focus on your special day.
We'll make your wedding day one to remember for years to come. If you're looking for a professional wedding caterer, contact Pacific Coast Palate by completing our scheduling form today.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Caterer
You'll want to figure out your catering budget before you start calling wedding caterers in the area, and our team of wedding experts will let you know all catering costs upfront with no hidden or surprise charges.
The best way to approach your catering budget is at a price per person and figure your budget based on that cost. Our costs typically range from $115-$200 per person. Keep in mind that any add-on services, such as bartending, the number of hours you need staff available, and your specific food selection, can impact pricing. Remember to add any service fees and taxes to your total catering budget.
Also, consider the cost of food in the Southern California area. If the catering company needs to special order signature ingredients, that will increase the per-person cost. Don’t forget to consider beverage services and how much of your budget you want to reserve for that option.
There's also the catering setup you'll need to decide on:
- Plated Meals
Consider also the number of staff it will take to handle the catered event. Pacific Coast Palate does not offer food trucks at catered events.
Carousel Catering is a popular option and has been used to create an engaging event by large organizations, such as Adobe, Eisenhower Medical Center, Microsoft, plus many more.
Are Drinks Provided By The Catering Company?
Pacific Coast Palate offers bartending services as an add-on service if needed. Drinks are usually not included in your food service pricing. A potential catering company will give you a separate quote for your drinks, depending on what type of drink service you want.
When considering which catering service to choose based on your budget, remember to ask whether the caterer will offer glassware or disposable drinkware to serve your guests. This is usually an extra cost, so plan accordingly.
If you want to provide alcoholic beverages at your catered wedding event, then make sure your catering company has a liquor license and a certified bartender. Don't forget, when you help the caterer make the menu ask for specific types of alcoholic beverages to be added to your order. The cost of the spirits should be planned into your budget.
While many caterers offer food and beverage services, you should expect to work with two different catering specialists on your overall budget and order. When you want to include alcoholic drinks at your catered event, the caterer must provide a liquor license and a certified bartender to meet most venue requirements. You’ll also have the additional cost of purchasing the spirits on most catering orders.
List Of General Questions For The Wedding Caterer
When hiring a wedding caterer for the first time, you should prepare a list of questions to ask each potential catering company.
Here are some sample questions that will help you determine which wedding caterer will meet all your specific needs:
- Are you available on our wedding date?
- What is your catering experience?
- What meal services do you offer?
- Do you provide all my rental needs, such as plates, glasses, and silverware?
- Do you offer menu tastings?
- Can you work within my maximum wedding catering budget?
- Will you create a custom menu based on my cuisine preferences?
- Will you handle the cleanup?
If you'd like more information on wedding caterers, then Pacific Coast Palate would love to assist you with your full-service catering menu for your wedding. Complete our scheduling form to provide essential details so we can contact you to answer all your questions. We look forward to providing you with outstanding food and service.