Catering FAQs

Q: Is there a delivery charge for dropoffs? 

Yes. Delivery Charges are as follows:

  • Weekday (Monday thru Friday) in Manhattan below 23rd street: $30 per delivery
  • Weekday (Monday thru Friday) in Manhattan above 23rd street: $40 per delivery

  • Weekend delivery is $50 to any location.

Additional charges may apply to deliveries outside of Manhattan.

Q: Do you provide service staff? 

We provide professional, well-groomed, congenial staff. Uniformed butlers, coatchecks, bartenders, servers, garde mangers and chefs are available upon request. Our classic staff uniform is black pants, black shoes, white shirt, white apron. If you have a special uniform request, please inquire.

Q: What about party rentals? 

We typically arrange all of the equipment you need for any event, including glassware, plateware, cutlery, linens. tables, chairs, tents, etc. Should you like to handle your own rentals, there will be a $200 consulting/coordination fee.

Q: How do you handle equipment pickups? 

Coffee urns and other Clinton Street products are normally picked up the next day, unless otherwise requested.

Q: Do you provide tastings? 

We hold tastings for events with 150 or more guests. The tasting fee is $150, and is credited to your event should you decide to book with us. There is only one tasting per event.

Q: Do you provide wedding cakes? 

We can provide all types of cakes and cupcakes, but we specialize in simple, unadorned, delicious cakes. Many modern brides and grooms choose to eschew the traditional wedding cake for a personal size “token cake” (a small cake for cutting), in addition to another type of dessert for the guests.

Q: What details of my event are not handled by you? 

Any details that involve decoration, seating charts, flowers, non-edible party favors, gift tables, DJ & band coordination, and photography should be handled by your event planner. Additionally, we do not unload, re-arrange, or set up any non-food related items (e.g. party furniture). If you do not have a party planner, be sure to designate a point person at your event who can coordinate and oversee any malfunctions, seating problems, decor issues, lighting needs, etc. If you are a bride or groom, it is a good idea to designate someone else to handle the end-of-party financial details so that you can fully enjoy your special day.

Q: Do you know a good florist? 

For unique, vibrant arrangements, we recommend this boutique floral design studio: http://frankielizabeth.com.

Q: What if we want to provide our own bar? 

You may provide your own bar, but you will be charged a bar set-up fee ranging from $500 to $1500 (depending on # of guests) that includes the following services:

  • setting up the bar with your alcohol
  • bussing and clearing the bar area and the tables
  • advising you on quantities, suggesting wine pairings, vendor referrals, etc.
  • providing ice, cut lemons and limes
  • ordering and setting up the glassware (or advising you on quantities, etc)
  • keeping the bar refreshed

*this fee does not include sodas, beer, or bottled/sparkling water

Q: What if my event needs to be cancelled or postponed? 

With three weeks’ notice, you can credit your deposit toward another available date within one year of cancellation. With fewer than three weeks’ notice, we reserve the right to keep your deposit.