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 Weddings 

 YOUR VISION ~ OUR EXPERIENCE 

First and foremost, we'd like to say congratulations! Your wedding day marks the start of you and your partner’s happily ever after, and we’re prepared to transform your version of a dream wedding into a reality. Our team oversees all details so that you and your guests can enjoy the sheer magic and romance of this day. Our 20 years of experience paired with a variety of time tested cuisines and service styles allow for our team of event planners and chefs to craft your perfect menu, design and experience every step of the way. From your initial inquiry to the end of your special day, our wedding team becomes your wedding team, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail hour - let the celebration begin! Choose from a variety of unique passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktail stations, and beverage options.

Dinner Service

Our dinner menu includes time tested favorites and innovative cuisines that can be served as a plated dinner, buffet, family style, or dinner stations.

Dessert

From traditional wedding cakes to elaborate customizable displays, your vision is our innovative pastry chef's top priority.

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Planning Process

Our event planners are experienced in all facets of event coordination and assist with:

 

menu design  |  beverages & bar service  |  timelines  |  staffing

tenting  |  décor  |  rentals  |  equipment  |  floor plans  |  signage

01

Inquiry

When contacting to inquire, we will ask you the date, venue, estimated guest count and initial thoughts on service style.

 

Our inquiry form can be found here.

02

Proposal

Once we have some foundational details in place, we will work with you to create a preliminary proposal reflecting your vision. Proposals include pricing and breakdowns of a custom or sample menu, beverage selections, basic rentals, estimated equipment and staffing.

03

Secure the Date

After discussing your preliminary proposal, we'll fine tune all details such as rental styles, decor, theme and timeline. Your date is secured by providing the retainer fee amount indicated on your proposal and providing an

e-signature on our contract. Changes may be made to menus and guest count up until 2 weeks prior to the event date.

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FAQ

What does it cost to cater an event?

We wish there was an easy answer to this question!  The beauty of off-site catering is that it allows you to completely customize your event. This makes it difficult to offer standard packages that are typical of function halls.  The degree of complexity of logistics and existing available equipment will have a substantial impact on costs. For example, a plated dinner from a venue with a fully operational catering kitchen is going to be less in terms of both labor and equipment than a tented event requiring a field kitchen. 

 

A required deposit amount will be indicated on the proposal to secure the date.  Changes may be made to the menu up until 4 weeks prior to the event date and final guest counts will be due 2 weeks before the event date.

How do I schedule a tasting?

We offer one complimentary wedding tasting for two for clients who have paid their booking fee to lock in their date.   The tasting will be based on your proposed menu and will give you the opportunity to try a variety of options to finalize your menu.  Up to two additional guests may be included at your tasting for a cost of $75 each.

If you would prefer to do your tasting prior to booking, the cost is $250 for two people.  The tasting would consist of a selection of our most popular wedding menu items designed to give you an overall sense of our quality, style and presentation. 

How does the bar work? Can I include my own alcohol?  

The Chef’s Table is fully licensed and insured to provide bar service in Massachusetts. Use of our liquor license requires by law that we provide all of the alcohol.  You will be charged on a consumption basis.

 

Some venues have their own liquor license and may either do the bar service on their own or ask us to provide bartenders.  In these instances, we must defer to their rules.  We suggest checking our venue guide to see rules at specific venues.

 

For events at private homes, you may provide your own beverages if desired.  Your bar set up will still include our liquor liability insurance, citrus, ice and equipment.

What Happens to any Unused Food from my Event?

Our primary concern is the safety of you and your guests.  The packaging and disposal of leftovers will be solely at the discretion of the event chef. 

 

If you have cancellations after providing your final guest count, please let the staff know upon arrival.  They can work with you to decide if you would still like to make all of the food available to your guests or if you would like them to place some portions aside for your use after the event.

Please be advised that some venues do not allow us to leave any food behind under any circumstances.

Is Gratuity Included on the Bill? What is Customary?

Gratuity is always at the discretion of the client.  We often see the range of 15-20% of the food and beverage portion of the bill. Gratuity may be paid by cash or check and given to the

on-site contact. All gratuity is split evenly amongst those working the event.