FAQ

Do you offer tastings?

Yes. Prior to scheduling a private tasting, you will collaborate with an experienced event coordinator to discuss the details of your event and come up with a proposed wedding menu. From there, you and your event coordinator will schedule a private tasting that reflects this menu proposal. These tastings are typically held Monday-Saturday 9am-1pm at our event center, RSVP Event Center located at 453 Wards Corner Rd. Loveland, OH 45140. We welcome up to four people to attend the tasting. The cost is $25 per person, however, should you book with us, we will put this cost towards your final catering invoice. 

We also host two semiannual open house tastings events, also known as a group tasting. Typically, open house tastings take place in January/February or July/August on a Saturday between 11am – 1pm. The group tasting events are complimentary and we welcome up to 4 people to attend. At these events, we offer a wide variety of our most popular hors d’oeuvres, entrees, accompaniments, and mini buffet stations. If you are interested in attending an upcoming group tasting, please contact us at info@villagepantrycatering.com for more information. 

 

What is the deposit needed to secure our date with Village Pantry Catering?

Most events require a $1000 nonrefundable deposit to secure the date. The deposit amount will be applied to your final catering invoice. 

 

What does your service staff wear during the events?

Our service staff wears black pants, black shoes and black collared shirts with our company logo.

 

When is my guest count due?

Your final guest count is due 1 week prior to your event. After this date, you may increase your count slightly if needed, however, you may not lower the count.

 

Do you offer children’s meals?

Yes, please see our children’s menu for options that work best for your event.

 

I just got engaged, how do I go about getting a caterer?

Please start by reviewing our wedding menus which are available under the “Menu” tab on our website. From there, please call our office at 513-965-0511 for a brief consultation with one of our experienced event coordinators. After your consultation, your event coordinator will send you a catering quote via email.  After reviewing the quote, you may decide to move forward with a menu tasting which will help to determine if you’d like to use our services for your wedding. The final step is to put down a $1000 deposit to secure the date. 

 

I want you to cater my house party, but can I supply some of my family favorites along with what I order from you?

Yes, many host/hostesses like to offer their guests something that might have a personal connection to a family favorite.

 

Can your staff set up my centerpieces?

We like to help in anyway we can, please discuss prior to your event.

 

My event is taking place at my home, what other things do I need to plan for?

Renting a tent with tables and chairs for guests. Renting tables for food, drinks, dessert, gifts, memory items, etc. A separate catering tent with tables and lights might be needed for large events. A portable restroom might be valuable addition to consider. A dance floor in the tent. Parking spaces and valet parking services.

 

What services do you provide?

We offer full service catering which means we can provide china and silver, glassware, linens, rental items, like tables ,chairs, tents to be delivered/picked up. A full quote listing all things ordered and services with pricing. Setting up and final tear down services provided. We can provide as much or as little as you need. 

 

How do I decide what type of meal to serve?

Deciding if your event is more formal or casual could be a start in the right direction. The location of the event can also dictate the ability to serve the desired meal. Budget and time frame of the event may point to the answer.

 

What defines heavy hors d’oeuvres?

Many people like to offer a wide variety and abundance of things set out and passed to guests. Grazing is also a popular term used to describe this type of foodservice. Some people usually pick 2 to 3 items that are more substantial but fork friendly for more stand up type eating.

SINCE 1978

Village Pantry Catering, a family-owned and operated company, provides the personal touch and level of service to you as they would to their own loved ones. As Cincinnati’s premier caterer, their food has nourished several US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, famous athletes and celebrities. Whether your event calls for classic, from-scratch dishes that feed the body and soul or innovative, restaurant-quality modern cuisine, Village Pantry Catering has the quality and experience to execute an unforgettable event.

VENUES

Village Pantry Catering is a preferred caterer to many iconic Cincinnati wedding venues, as well as some rustic wedding venues and barns in the Greater Cincinnati and Tri-State area. For non-traditional wedding venues or special event spaces, we can assist with everything from event designing to procuring rental items to ensure that the meal service and event run smoothly and the venue is transformed as you imagined it.

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