IMPORTANT THINGS FOR YOUR WEDDING CATERING Avoid A Rush with appetizers:
(WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT USING OUR SUGGESTIONS)
It is highly recommended to have a cocktail or appetizer hour to avoid a rush for dinner (this applies with any food) – even more with our pizza as people get very excited about our artisan creations. The oven and pizza buffet table must be together for weddings not only to put on a show but keep the wood fired pizza flowing! Casual Event:
Pizzas for wedding caterings are started up to 15 minutes ahead of service. Therefore, it is important that a full
2 hour service window and two courses is understood by guests, wedding planners, DJs, etc. Do not rush dinner! Only allowing 1 hour for dinner service is a bad idea, it creates a rush for food. Let your guests have at least 1.5 hours to eat. People will try different choices and our food draws them back for seconds. First course (1st hour) normal service, Second course (2nd hour) a must over 130 guests to get through the line, guests come and go freely. Live Fire Food:
Allowing guests to approach all at once only creates a boring line. It takes guests time to make their choices and get through any buffet (100 people about 45-50 minutes). If everyone decides to approach all at once (we want food!) this means they are very hungry and are going to take large portions on first course, reducing choices and slowing down the line even more. This happens without appetizers, delays after ceremony, remote weddings, waiting for the bride and groom, etc. Think about your guests and how long they have had to travel and/or wait (don’t make them stand around while you take pictures). Table Releasing:
If table seating is a priority then consider couples trivia, games (send your champion!), bingo, drawings, or even a number system to stagger guests first course (stagger 10-15 guests every five minutes) First course while releasing tables can be a great time for less important speeches if games, bingo are not your thing. Save the best speeches for last. When Does this Start?
An itinerary for guests helps and encourages everyone to understand. It is also HIGHLY recommended for vendors so they can help make your day go smoother. Vendor suggestions are going to be your number one source of information for that part of your wedding!
WEDDING PIZZA CATERING SERVICE CONSIDERATIONS: Time Schedule:
Due to a pizza weddings special requirements we will arrive 1.5-2 hours before (not late like most casual caterers). We have found that the area requirements, getting with the proper person, on site changes all requires more time. Dinner service must start no later then 30 minutes after appetizer/cocktail is over. We will start serving no later then 15 minutes after our agreed time (your guests are hungry). Live fire food is about timing and we are excellent at it as long as everything starts when it should. Equipment/Settings:
We provide our usual party setup found here
. If you have additional needs we recommend contacting a rental company (most caterers mark up rental service fees). Will The Oven Fit?
Our oven size and requirements (no steps, clear access, clear sky, etc) Oven Requirements found here.