Catering quotes can be a lot like remodeling…things change, so prices change. One way of getting an accurate quote the first time is knowing all of the services or duties that are needed. Here are some hints…
1. Does venue set up/take down guest tables? What about linens, centerpieces?
2. Always include the venue address in your inquiry for rental delivery prices.
3. Is garbage removal included in the venue service?
4. Have in mind what kind of service you require… buffet is typically self service, family style guests pass smaller serving platters around the table for self service, plated service is like a restaurant and requires kitchen space with adequate room for set up
5. Keep in mind you may have menu limitations when planning your reception outside in one of Oregon and Washington’s many beautiful outdoor venues. Most sites do not allow cooking and are not equipped or licensed to prepare meals in.
Let us help make your planning fun and stress free… XOXO
At Busy Bee Catering let us help make your wedding day a dream come true…
Want your wedding to stand out from all of the others? Consider a morning ceremony with a beautiful brunch to follow. Marriage is the beginning of your life together and what could be more perfect than gathering your guests to celebrate at the start of the day!
With 2014 just around the corner, many brides and grooms are in the midst of wedding planning. This task is not for sissies (neither is getting older)! Great food and drink (and lots of it) and comfortable surroundings and are always in style and should be on the top of the list.
The 2013 wedding season is in full gear and now our thoughts are moving forward to 2014. This summer has brought us many beeutiful brides, a couple of real scorching hot receptions and more vegetarians than in the past. Catering can be a tricky part of wedding planning and Busy Bee is here to help you navigate through the process. Our services include drop off to full event service with china, disposables or whatever you have in mind. We can create a buffet on a river, a meadow or mountain side. We can cater with a kitchen or without. We are proud of our flexibility and like the challenge of every job. We will be sharing tips in the wedding section of our website along with sample menus and strategies for staying in your budget!
This Saturday, April 20th at the Resort at the Mountain…Bee There! The Bite of Mt Hood returns with fun, food, great auction items and entertainment. We will be serving up some of our specialities and some surprises too.
It’s been a little crazy around here lately! This week we had the chance to feed a few hard working Nike employees in Government Camp. They need to get away out of the office and distractions to get their work done. Thank you for the opportunity, hope it was mission accomplished!
Next comes Grimm! I need to start watching the tv show now. The staff we have met so far have been great and the comments on the food have been good too.
Bravo Wedding Show at Embassy Suites downtown was well attended and fun. We even tied with Premier Catering for best caterer at the show!
The Bite of Mt Hood is coming up in April. Great Blue Lodge is having some squealing good deals on mid week stays in Government Camp and there is still snow in the forecast.
Who said February is boring?
Wedding planning for 2013 is in full swing and while we are not in the kitchen as much this time of the year, we are definitely hammering away on quotes! We are seeing a trend towards some really large affairs and the cost for feeding these large groups can be staggering. One solution is in the timing…later start times after dinner, a romantic candle light ceremony, champagne and appetizers and a really special dessert. Dancing in the moonlight. Not only can this kind of reception set you apart from all of the others, it can save some precious $. Consider too a morning ceremony and enjoy the day with friends and family. Picnics are great fun and a mimosa filled brunch starts the day off with a bang. Busy Bee Catering is always thinking out of the box to help make your day one to remember.
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I have posted any news to the website. After the busiest fall and holiday season ever, we thank our customers for the opportunities we have had to cater for their businesses, families and friends. Your vote of confidence really means a lot to us and we are grateful. Now on to this new year… wedding bookings are going strong and we are looking forward to our favorite show, A Country Bridal Affair in Boring on January 5th. Please plan on attending this free and fun event. I have just unpacked some new props to make our buffet tables even more interesting. Lots of great vintage accessories, porcelain china and eclectic little touches. I’m excited to start using everything! Todd has added a new feather to his baking cap, but this time he is out of the kitchen. An opportunity to manage a wonderful property in Government Camp called Great Blue Lodge has brought him new friends, new challenges and much happiness! Check out Great Blue Lodge on Facebook or Google the website. It is the perfect location for a rehearsal dinner or family reunion. And guess what? We cater there! We are also the preferred caterer for The Canby Wedding Chapel and Black & White Events. Both venues offer a unique environment for your special day. XOXO
I thought we were Busy Bee’s in 2011, but 2012 had our heads spinning! Weddings, weddings, rehearsal dinners, weddings… Now it’s time to plan for 2013 and we are making some changes that will accommodate our clients and their guests even better than before. Now all of our wedding packages include an after ceremony appetizer. With all the rushing to get to the ceremony, people are hungry! Even a small nibble after the ceremony can buy the bride and groom some alone time, take some of the impact off the bar and just set a nice calm pace for the evening to come. This year more than in the past we had our grooms taking a huge part in planning the day. One groom, Alex, even made homemade pies for 100+ guests. We baked them, but he got the credit and did a great job! What ever your plans, give us a call. We would be honored to play a part in your most special day! XOXO