Frequently Asked Questions
We provide our catering & bar services all across the greater Hudson Valley, as well as NYC and Western Connecticut.
Yes we can! In addition to what we can prepare at our kitchen, we also have a mobile kitchen which allows us to cook some of your food right on-site. Please let us know where your event is being held when you give us your event details so we can address the logistics and any possible issues.
Absolutely! We will work with you to create the catering menu that suits you best. You can mix dishes from different menu packages, choose action stations, opt to select hors d'oeuvres only - basically you can pretty much create any assortment of items you'd like for your menu. We can also customize your package by adding bar services, rentals you need, and even entertainment & activities.
Yes. A sales tax of 8.125% will be added to all package subtotals, & there is a 5% charge for payments made by credit or debit card. Staffing, gratuity, & travel fees may also apply, based on the size of your event & where the event is being held. These additional charges or fees will be noted on & calculated into your catering quote & contract. Important Note: Some venues charge their own, separate usage fee; please ask us about your venue, or inquire with them to find out if they charge an additional fee, and if so, how much it is.
Yes, any catering menu you choose will include the basics: disposable plates, flatware, napkins, & buffet tables with linens. Rentals such as tables, chairs, & tents are also available for an additional cost through Cartwright & Daughters Party Rentals in which we can put together a quote for you.
Yes, we are happy to offer our clients a private tasting for two, once you have received your catering quote. All tasting charges will be applied to your catering balance if you book with us. After you have received your catering quote, please request a tasting if you are interested & our sales manager will work with you to schedule it. Consultations & tastings are held at our office, located at: 3267 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook NY 12545.
Yes. For weddings we require an initial $1,500 non-refundable deposit at contract signing, 40% no later than 45 days prior to your event date & the final contract balance is due 7 days prior to your event. For all other events, we require a 50% deposit to hold your date & the remaining balance is due no later than 7 days prior to your event.
You may bring your cash or check payment to our office, located at 3267 Franklin Avenue or you may mail checks to P.O. Box 1462, Millbrook NY 12545. For credit card payments, we can email you a credit card authorization form for you to complete & either fax or email back to us.
We accept cash, personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, & credit cards: American Express, MasterCard, & Visa. There is a 5% processing fee for all credit card transactions.
We require your final guest count at least 7 days prior to your event so we can prepare accordingly.
If you know your event date, we always recommend you book to save your date as soon as possible. Particular months fill up quickly, & weekend days any time of year are especially likely to fill up. Once you have signed your contract & paid your initial deposit, your date is locked in & on our calendar.
We strive to cater any event, 24/7/365. There may be exceptions such as the size of the event (under 50 guests), its location, or if the date is already fully-booked.
We generally do not book events of less than 50 people, but we often make exceptions & try to cater to everyone. When you complete our online inquiry form, please note the number of guests you anticipate & we will let you know if we can accommodate your event.
If you cancel your event, your deposit(s) will be applied toward the cost of any new event contracted with Gourmet To Go within 90 days of your cancellation. Cancellations must be made no later than 30 calendar days prior to your event for this policy to be valid. Any deposits made are non-refundable if your event cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to your event.
Our bar service is 4 hours. Hours of food service vary depending on the menu & event. Your Gourmet To Go sales manager will discuss with you the service hours of your specific event during your consultation.
Absolutely! We are a one-stop-shop, so we are happy to arrange event rentals you need such as guest tables, seating, linens, chair covers, china, tents - almost everything you can think of! We can also arrange entertainment services like a DJ, Emcee, & bounce houses. Just let us know what you need & we will include those items in your catering package quote.
Some event venues & locations (like public spaces) do not allow outside bar services or do not permit alcohol on the premises. Please inquire with your event venue or ask us. We have worked nearly everywhere & likely know which places allow outside alcohol or don't. If permitted, we can provide the venue with a copy of our Liquor Liability Insurance & Alcohol Permit.
For liability reasons, our staff can only serve alcohol if our company is providing it. If you are providing the alcohol, you can hire someone to bartend or you can have guests serve themselves.
Yes. Our staff maintains all food stations throughout the event to ensure cleanliness & will bus tables during the event. Our staff is also responsible for cleaning their prep & kitchen area, removing trash, & breaking down & collecting most items rented through us such as china, chairs, tables, tents, etc.
Yes, we have all licenses, permits & insurances that are required to prepare & serve food & beverages. We can provide you &/or your event space or company with a copy of these if they are not already on file.
Our servers, bartenders & Maître D’ wear black pants, black, long sleeve, button-down collared shirts, a black tie, black belt & black non-slip shoes. Our Chefs & culinary staff wear white or black Black-embroidered chef jackets. The jackets may be long or short sleeve, depending on whether they are cooking inside or outside & the season.
No, cake cutting is included in all of our wedding packages & wedding catering quotes.
Corporate Catering Questions
Disposable plates, utensils, napkins & disposable tablecloths. Hot items also come with chafers & sterno to keep food hot. Included or added beverages come with disposable cups & beverage napkins (& ice, creamers, sweeteners, as applicable). Our professional staff will deliver & set up your order, as well as return to clean up (unless you prefer drop-off only).
We require all corporate catering orders be placed a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the requested delivery time.
Our corporate catering menu is available for delivery/setup Mondays - Fridays, 6am to 8pm. Days & times are subject to schedule availability. Online orders for corporate catering can be placed 24/7/365 (as long as the requested delivery time is at least 24 hours away).
You must call our office at 845–677–5400 to change or cancel you order. Cancellations or changes must be made at least 24 hours prior to your delivery time. We may not be able to accommodate order changes without 24 hours notice, and orders cancelled without 24 hour’s notice are subject to a cancellation fee or may be non-refundable.
From our location:
- 0 - 9 miles = $30
- 10 - 25 miles = $45
- 26 - 50 miles = $65