Frequently Asked Questions - Three Sisters Catering
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Frequently Asked Questions
For Full Service Events

Q: What will my event cost?

A: Good question!  This depends on your budget…your venue…your menu…your guest count…

The logistics of your event…lots of factors will determine this cost.


Q: What is included in the menu cost?

A: For a cocktail party:

Selected menu choices

7.5” white cocktail plates, forks and white disposable cocktail napkins

Food service equipment


A: For a dinner party:

Selected menu choices

White salad, dinner dessert plates, cutlery, white disposable dinner napkins

Linen napkins are available at an additional charge

Water glassware at each guest seat and salt and pepper shakers at each table


Q: Can you accommodate my guests’ dietary restrictions?

A:  Yep, happy to do so.  Note…we need to know (02) weeks in advance of any dietary/allergy restrictions.   Please refer to our contract for more detailed info.


Q: Can I provide food from another source, (relative, friend, bridesmaid) for my party?

A: Unfortunately, no.  Due to liability issues, our insurance provider will not underwrite this .

This does not apply to licensed pastry chefs/bakeries for your cake/desserts.


Q: How much staff will I need for my party?

A: This depends on the venue/location, load-in/out complexity, your menu choices, guest count,

Duration of your event and logistics….we do provide for each event an Event Manager, Culinary and Wait Staff and Back of House Production, if needed.

We will provide professional/trained bartenders from a staffing company who are licensed  and insured.


Q: Tell me about the bar…will you provide this?

A:  Yes and no…GA state law prohibits us from purchasing and transporting ANY alcohol.

Most of the time, your venue will provide this.  If not, you can purchase this through any package store.  Make sure it is at your event site prior to our arrival, we will take it from there.

We will provide everything else; glassware, non-alcoholic beverages, equipment, ice, napkins.  We will provide bartenders to set-up, pour, and break-down.


NOTE:  About 30 minutes prior to the conclusion of your contracted event time, we will switch to Disposable glassware at the bar/s.  This allows us to collect all glassware prior to departure time.


Q:  Do you provide décor?

A:  We truly believe our food is our décor.

If you want a look beyond minimal, we work with fabulous designers, decorators and florists and are happy to put you in touch with these artists.

If you want a more “Enhanced” décor package with food risers, in-house accent pieces, mercury votive candles/floating candles, menu cards, etc, we do have this available for an additional charge.


Q: Can you provide tables, chairs, linens and other rental items?

A: Absolutely!  Tell us what you need, we’ve got you covered at an additional charge, of course.


Q: Do you require a deposit to secure my date:

A: Yes, 50% of the “Estimated” invoice along with a signed contract.  At this point your event will be confirmed on our calendar.


Q: When is my final guest count required?

A: (12) working days prior to your party.  Due to purchasing and production, at this time your guest count CAN increase –  CAN NOT decrease.


Q: When is my final payment due?

A:  No later than (07) working days prior to your event.  You can pay by check, credit card, cashier’s check, cash.


Q: What is the 23% production charge?  Is this gratuity?

A: This is not a gratuity.  This charge covers business insurance, culinary prep staff, catering equipment and vehicles, back of house costs and maintenance.


Q: What about gratuity?

A: Thank you for asking.  This is totally optional, never expected, always appreciated.

If you want to take care of your great staff…please do so at your event as we do not accept gratuity in-house.


Q: What about tastings?

A:  Absolutely…we do this a couple of ways.

No charge if you have already signed a contract and we have received your deposit.

We charge $70.00 per person plus tax and production charge, if you are still deciding.

We can provide this for up to (04) guests.  You will schedule this with your Sales Manager and payment must be received (05) days prior..


Are you interested in FOOD ONLY..without the “Bells and Whistles”?  Check out our Catering to Go option.  Food can be delivered to your home/office/event space or you can pick it up at our kitchen.  Everything is presented, table ready on disposable platters and bowls…hot food is presented in foil plans with heating instructions.  Super easy and Super great food!!!!