We have collectively put a list of questions together of our most frequently asked questions to better assist you,
if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call.
What types of events do you cater to?
Catering with Colors host all events. We specialize in Birthdays, Weddings, Bridal/Engagement/Baby showers, Corporate Events and so much more.
How long have you been in business?
We have been proudly serving Pinellas County since 2020. With over 30 years of experience in the Catering business.
How far in advance should I reserve my date?
It is difficult to predict when catering and events slots will fill up the fastest, but we recommend that you call in to reserve your date as soon as you are aware of the date. We take reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis.
How do I get a quote for my event?
Phone, E-Mail, or Online.
How far do you travel to cater an event?
Catering with Colors is located in Clearwater Florida and we serve all of Pinellas County and surrounding areas **mileage fee applies** (This does not mean we will not cater your order if you are outside the county, it all depends on mileage)
Do you offer just delivery or drop-off?
We offer Delivery, Customer Pick-Up, Drop Off, setup, as well as Break down.
How does your event staff dress for events?
Our trained and professional staff are attired in black pants, black polos/button-down, and black bistro aprons (if needed)
***With a given notice staff can dress to the Color Scheme, Theme, etc. of your event***
Can I make up my own menu or make changes to the menu you gave me?
Absolutely! Chef Nicci loves hearing and creating new menu ideas and is always willing to work with our clients. When a “menu estimate” is sent to you it is NOT finalized, you are able to make any changes or add on as you wish.
Can Catering with Colors accommodate guests with dietary restrictions?
We are more than happy to work with you to accommodate any special dietary needs. (Keto, Paleo, GF, V, DF, Pescatarian, etc.) – Let us know what you/your guest restrictions are and we will create the right menu for that event. If there are any known allergies that need to be considered we will make sure to ensure the safety of you and your guest.
What happens to the leftovers?
We provide to-go boxes so that you and your guest can take a delicious meal with you.
I have a last-minute order, can you help me?
Give us a call, let's see what we can do.
Do you offer tastings?
Tastings are offered for large events and celebrations such as Engagements, Weddings, Showers, Large Parties, ETC. **fee applies**
Do you provide wine or liquor?
We do not provide wine, beer, or liquor however Catering with Colors does have bartending staff at hand if needed.
When do I need to get a final guest count for you?
It is best to give a final headcount as soon as you know how many guests will be attending. However, we request the final count and additional changes two weeks prior to the event.
What is your cancellation policy?
Catering with Colors is committing time and resources to your event and thus cancellation would result in lost income and lost business opportunities in an amount difficult to precisely calculate. Therefore, events must be canceled 30 days prior to the event with full refunds. For any cancellations past 30 days we retain the 50% deposit.
Is a served meal the same price as a buffet?
No, a served/plated meal is charged depending on headcount, how many servers, the wait staff needed, etc.
Why is catering more expensive than going to a restaurant?
Catering companies are essentially creating a restaurant for you. Catering cost includes many things such as Delivery: Driver and Travel Time, Set-up and Break Down, Food set-up, display, decor, dishes, glassware, etc. The wait staff is there to maintain the cleanness of the event space, make sure all plates/cups are cleared and leave nothing behind.
Chef and Waitstaff on that day is just for you and your guests.
Do you have a cake-cutting fee?
Catering with Colors has an award winning Pastry Chef at disposal, if you decide to have us provide your cake there is not cake cutting fee.
If you are providing your own cake a $2.50 per slice applies. Please let us know in advance if this is a service you are looking for or if plates or spoons are needed.
Am I supposed to tip the event staff?
Gratuities are not included in your bill unless you direct us to do so. However, servers graciously accept tips for a job well done and their services. We suggest 18 – 20% of the food and beverage portions of your invoice, which can be included in your final payment and we will be more than happy to pass it along to the staff.