5 Questions You May not Know to Ask Your Caterer

1. How many staff members can I expect to need at my event? 

The number of staff you need at your event will vary greatly depending on your venue, menu, style of service and the flow of your event. Be sure to ask your caterer how many staff members the style of event you’re looking for would need to be a success!

2. What rentals are included in your price estimate? 

Different companies include different rentals in their basic food estimate. When working with Duvall, your menu price will include all cooking and serving equipment in addition to tray jacks, basic linens for service and more. It is important to understand what is included in your estimate in order to know what value you are getting.

3. Where is the food made? 

All catering companies have different processes and standards for preparing their food. Make sure to ask where the food for your event will be made. The capabilities will change based on the location of your event but knowing that as much food as possible is made on-site and fresh for your guests is important.

4. How long is your food open for? 

All catering companies keep their food stations open for varried amounts of time- is it by the hour? By quantity? The full length of your event? Be sure to follow-up on this question to ensure your vision is executed.

5. Does this company have the tools to execute your vision? 

Do you want a specialty food? Decor? A full-service company? A food-only company? What kind of experience do they have in doing the type of event you’re looking for? Make sure to know what your vision is before you pick up the phone so you know what to ask for.


The Steiners Were Beaufort Bound

On May the 29th Ryan Shealy and Rachel Steiner got hitched and Duvall Catering and Event Design was the proud producers of their beautiful wedding in romantic Beaufort, SC. Both Ryan and Rachel had a true artists vision for what they wanted for their big day. Duvall coordinated with vendors locally and nationally to make their big dream become a realty.

After a beautiful ceremony at Old Sheldon Church the bride and groom were whisked away to the reception site in a baby blue 57 Chevy, compliments of The Classic Car and Truck Club of Beaufort. Which is a local non profit auto club dedicated to classic rides and the community.

Upon arriving at The Cuthbert House Inn, the fabulous reception site and Beaufort’s only waterfront antebellum mansion, the newly appointed Shealy’s were greeted with cheers by family and friends. After which, the whole group danced and celebrated in a posh, Southern, yet decidedly understated atmosphere courtesy of Duvall Decor.