Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS



Are you licensed?
Yes, Dombrowski Catering is fully licensed with your County and State.  Dombrowski Catering is also fully licensed and insured.

Do you specialize in certain cuisines or types of menus?
The Chef has over 15 years of experience in the Culinary Arts field. He has acquired a broad range of skills over the years; his demonstrated artistic ability is amazing.  Please look at menu gallery to see what our most popular menu items are. If there is something you must have for your special day and the item is not listed in our menu builder please contact us and Dombrowski Catering would be happy to customize a menu based on your needs.  The Chef will do his best to cater to your desires.

How much are linen rentals?
Poly solid color linens start at $7.75 per (90″ rounds, or 72″x120″ banquet), plus shipping cost. These sizes fits the standard 60″ or 5 ft round and the 6ft rectangular tables. This price varies depending on fabric.   If you need help with your linen order Dombrowski Catering will work with you and BBJ Linen to make sure you get all your linen needs taken care of.

Do you provide a written contract?
Yes, the contract must be signed before the scheduled event date. The final updates are made 2 weeks before the event.

How close to the event does the menu need to be finalized?
As soon as possible, but at least 2 weeks before the event date.

Where is the food prepared?
Dombrowski Catering has built a large commercial kitchen.  The preparation and cooking of food will be done in our licensed commercial kitchen.  The food is safely transported to the event location in approved hot or cold Cambros, and electric hot food holding cabinets (these containers hold the temp at a safe level until served).  If necessary, depending on the location or venue we are also capable of preparing the food onsite.

How is your wait staff dressed?
Presentation & professionalism is very important to Dombrowski Catering.
Typical apparel are as follows: white shirt, black pants, black shoes, black bow tie if requested.

If it is a buffet style dining, how often will the food be replenished?
The food will be replenished throughout the event; we will attend to the buffet throughout the buffet dining timeframe replenishing food so that it is fresh and plentiful.

How is the charge for labor figured?
Our price quoted for the food includes the following at NO additional charge (Chef, Coordinator, Someone to attend and replenish buffet items & set up and break down the buffet).

Can I purchase my own alcoholic beverages?
Yes.

How do I get a Liquor Banquet License?
Go to any liquor store and fill out the application and pay $10 to get your permit. *Make sure you know the date/ time, address of the venue.

Who do you recommend for wedding cakes?
We highly recommend, Dombrowski Catering Wedding Cakes.

What are your cancellation/postponement policies?
Our policy is half of the total cost (non-refundable deposit) is paid to hold the event date, and the other half must be paid 2 weeks before the scheduled event. The deposit is usually non refundable, we would consider refunding it depending on the situation; if the event is cancelled and all the food was purchased and cooked then most likely no refund will be made.

Are you familiar with my reception site? If not, would you visit it with us?
Yes, as a matter of fact Dombrowski Catering normally visits the site before the event day to make sure we are familiar with the location and there are no surprises (stairs, traffic, parking situations, etc.).

Will you guarantee price quotes?
Dombrowski Catering will guarantee our proposals and price quotes for up to 1 year.

How much is it to rent plates & silverware?
Elegant Disposable Dishware/Silverware for your menu is $1.00 per plate.  Disposable one-piece Wine or Champagne is $.65 per cup.Dishware/Silverware for your buffet menu is $3.50 per person. This includes enough Staff to clear all dishware from tables, a plate, silverware, delivery, set up, pickup, transportation & dishwashing as well.  Glassware Water Goblets, Wine, Champagne are $.85 per cup.


How much set up time will you need?
We will need anywhere from ½ hour to 2 hours to set up depending on the scale of the event.

How much do you charge for consultation?
Free, it is free for Dombrowski Catering to help you plan your wedding day. Our Wedding Coordinator is very experienced and knows how to save you money with rentals (chairs, tables), Linens, etc. Just contact us to schedule a free (1/2 -1 hour) consultation.      

What are some examples of the most popular menus?
All Menus can be customized, please go to our online Menu Builder to build your own custom menu.
The following are a few examples of Dombrowski Catering’s most popular menus:

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Italian Pasta

Penne noodles with a creamy Alfredo or Marinara sauce.

Chicken Breast

Our most tender herb seasoned sliced Chicken breast

to accompany the Pasta.

Gourmet Steamed Vegetables

Lightly seasoned steamed Broccoli, Cauliflower, Zucchini, Red Bell Peppers & baby Carrots.

Caesar Salad

Cut hearts of Romaine lettuce with imported shaved Parmesan cheese and freshly baked croutons.

Bread Basket

Bread basket with individual butter.

Beverage

Iced Water.

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Salmon

Seasoned Salmon with a creamy Lemon Dill sauce.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

Gourmet Steamed Vegetables

Lightly seasoned steamed Broccoli, Cauliflower, Zucchini, Red Bell Peppers & baby Carrots.

Green Salad

Mesclun greens topped with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions

& salad dressings on the side.

Bread Basket

Bread basket with individual butter.

Beverage

Iced Water.

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Stuffed Chicken

Tender chicken breasts stuffed with Spinach, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, four different kinds of Cheeses, & special Spices.

Baby Red Potatoes

Flavorful roasted baby red Potatoes.

Gourmet Steamed Vegetables

Lightly seasoned steamed Broccoli, Cauliflower, Squash, Red Bell Peppers

& baby Carrots.

Green Salad

Lettuce blend topped with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, and Bell Peppers

with dressing on the side.

Bread Basket

Bread basket with individual butter.

Beverage

Iced Water.

 

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Prime Rib

Roasted Prime Rib seasoned to perfection.

Accompanied with Ajus and creamy Horse Radish sauce.

Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes.

Garden Blend Vegetables
Steamed & lightly seasoned garden blend of
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Zucchini, Squash, & Bell Peppers.

Green Salad

Mixed Mesclun greens topped with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions

& salad dressings on the side.

Bread Basket

Bread basket with individual butter.

Beverage

Iced Water.

 

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Popular SECOND ENTRÉE:

 Prime Rib

Roasted Prime Rib seasoned to perfection.

Accompanied with Ajus and creamy Horse Radish sauce.

Stuffed Chicken

Tender chicken breasts stuffed with Spinach, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, four different kinds of Cheeses, & special spices.

Salmon

Seasoned Salmon with a creamy Lemon Dill sauce.

Italian Pasta

Penne noodles with a creamy Alfredo or Marinara sauce.

*All prices are listed on our online Menu Builder tool.