Frequently Asked Questions


Fequenty Asked Questions for Claudia's Catering How far in advance do I need to reserve my date?

Weddings typically book 6-12 months in advance. We suggest reserving your date as soon as it is confirmed. Summer weekends and all dates in December fill very quickly.

Do you require a deposit?
We ask for a $750 deposit for most events. This guarantees your placement on our calendar.

Are you insured?
We are fully licensed and insured for product liability. Our staff are covered by Washington state workers' compensation.

Can I make up my own menu or make changes in your menus?
Absolutely! We'd love to help you create a special menu just for your party! If you choose one of the menus on our website, you are welcome to make any additions or changes you prefer.

Is there a charge for cutting the cake?
Absolutely not! We include complimentary cake cutting services, along with a "goodies-to-go" basket for the bride & groom.

Fequenty Asked Questions for Claudia's CateringCan I buy my own alcoholic beverages?
Certainly. We'll be happy to help you with quantities and selections in a variety of price ranges. We do not charge a corkage fee.

How many staff will there be at my event?
The number of staff needed depends on the menu chosen, the number of guests, whether you choose china or disposable products. When we send your proposal, estimated hours and costs for staff will be included.

Do your staff wear uniforms?
Our trained, professional staff are attired in black and white uniforms. They're crisp, neat and always ready to help with a smile!

Can you take care of china, glassware and linens for me?
We have many patterns of china, flatware and glassware available, as well as a full color range of linens. We also work with a specialty linen company for very special occasions. We have a full range of tent sizes and styles available for your outdoor event.

How about tents, tables and chairs?
A full range of styles and sizes are available from our rental vendors. Usually we have the rental company tent person come to your location to measure for tent needs.