WE HAVE DONE OVER 200 WEDDING CATERINGS.
Many caterers approach weddings as just another party – they are not!
Weddings are the most challenging events – early arrival and vendor experience is a must.
Bride and Groom Pizza and Appetizer – Live Action Shots – Artisan Style Decoration with Edible Flowers and Herbs we grow:
Do to our busy schedule and our need to provide a superior experience for your guests.
We only accept wedding inquiries from couples looking to provide appetizers and salad with pizza.
We extend our onsite time with 3 appetizers for 30 minutes and 4 is one hour (full guest count).
NOTICE: We no longer provide tastings as our fully booked schedule, refereed client demand, time required to grow, create and make our menu keeps us busy. Please reference the bottom of our home page for our many awards, reviews and mentions. We can also refer you to many wedding coordinators we have worked with.
Let the Experts Help
Your guests travel, get dressed up and are adding to your special day. Reward their efforts and appetites with plentiful artisan organic food.
Despite our suggestions this group released all 225 guests at once – staggered guest approach is best for any buffet style service.
Stress free parents, bride and groom with a few simple suggestions from the experts. Food is often overlooked – yet it is the most important!
WEDDING SUGGESTIONS – WHERE OUR EXPERIENCE SHOWS:
Courses: Plan on two courses for guests. The second course (or Seconds) is for guests to go back up and get more or try other options. 2nds is a great time to give less important speeches, father bride dance, picture taking, etc. An announcement once 1st course is through to let guests now they can approach as they like.
Buffet Lines: It takes time for guests to get their food in buffet service (100 people making quick choices at the buffet takes about 50 minutes for 1st course). Table releasing is a must for any buffet. Everyone usually approaches all at once no matter how casual the wedding; then you have boring lines and reduced choices slowing down the flow even more. We can make our recommendations for how long to allow for dinner.
Table Releasing: Fun DJ? Couples trivia, games (send your champion!), bingo, drawings, or even a number system to stagger guests first course (stagger 10 guests every five minutes). Another option is to have your coordinator let each table know they can go discreetly. The options are endless let us know if you need help!
When Does this Start? An itinerary/timeline helps you to see how your day is going to flow and avoid potential problems. Vendors can really help – get their input! We require a final timeline 14 days before your wedding, changes after that may not be able to be accommodated due other events, scheduling or logistical issues.
Arrival: Due to a weddings special requirements we arrive 1.5 hours before our first service time to overcome any onsite challenges. If you need us before this time there may be additional charges for our staff.
FAMILY STYLE SERVICE EXAMPLES:
Family Style is a fun option that we excel at!
It requires a bit more planning and guests must pass food to each other so the tables need to be together in sets of 12 guests or more.
FAMILY STYLE: We charge an additional $1 per dinner menu item for family style and require two salads. Groups larger then 60 will require a side food menu items to pass while pizzas circulate (family style is the only service where everyone eats at once). We also require additional staff as well as one of our serving captains or a wedding planner with experience in this style of service.
Service staff depending on our schedule and your needs (palm leaf plates and wooden cutlery)
Our Staff can assist with place setting, table setup and tear down (our palm leaf settings)
Dessert and Coffee Station, our scratch made desserts and fresh roasted coffee.
Soda Station – guests create custom flavors! Infused water station organic flavor options.
Passed appetizers from our food menu garnished and additional staff hired to serve guests.
Food Catering Locations: 2825 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 459-4260 • LA: 1600 Purdue Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90025 (323) 374-5096 • 28465 OLD TOWN FRONT ST SUITE 225, TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 344-6280 • Culinary Garden: Beaumont, CA 92223 © Wheat and Fire Pizza Catering 2019 • All content and images on this website are the property of Wheat and Fire.