How does your process work?
Once we confirm that we are available on your date, we’ll need to get a feel for the “vision” of your event. The best way is for us to meet with you in person or talk on the phone to discuss the details. Then, we’ll put together a proposal that includes a draft menu and all of the associated costs. From there, we can fine-tune the details until we come to an agreement and you are ready to book Sugarsnap. You can book us as soon as you are comfortable with the plan. It’s not necessary for the menu and plan to be final until four weeks before the wedding.
What services can you provide?
If you can dream it, we can either provide it or help put you in contact with someone who can. We are licensed and insured to provide full liquor and bar services. We work with rental companies to provide such items as tables, chairs, linens and china. And we can help source unique items like a mobile espresso cart or an ice cream cart.
Do you make desserts?
Absolutely. Sugarsnap has a pastry department that creates everything from cookies and miniature pastries to cakes. We work with an excellent wedding cake designer to make traditional tiered cakes.
Do you do tastings?
We do tastings on a custom basis for couples who are ready to hire a caterer. A personal tasting helps you get a feel for Sugarsnap and the people you’ll be hiring to cater your wedding. A full tasting of your menu is included free of charge with a signed contract. It is $100 for two people without a contract (but that would be deducted from your bill once you choose us).
When should we book Sugarsnap?
As soon as possible! We limit the number of weddings that we cater in order to give your event the attention it deserves. It is best to reserve your date as soon as you decide on a venue. We often book up weekends 6 to 12 months in advance. That said, we often have dates free even just a few months or weeks in advance. So contact us and we’ll talk.
How do we secure Sugarsnap for our wedding?
You can reserve your date with a $1000 deposit.
What charges will appear on my bill?
We will separate charges for food, labor, rentals, linens and applicable taxes. In addition, an operations fee of 20 percent of the food and bar bill is added to all invoices.
When are payments due?
A 50% deposit is due three months before your wedding and the final balance is due seven days prior. Your guest count is due two weeks prior to the event.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Checks or ACH payment with a bank account are best. We accept credit cards but charge a 3% surcharge to cover the processing fee.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes. We are licensed in Vermont for food and bar catering. We have a commercial kitchen in South Burlington where all food is prepared. We have extensive insurance (including liquor liability) and can provide a certificate of liability to anyone who requires it.
What is your rental process?
Sugarsnap will work with you and the rental company (dependent on location and venue) to ensure we have all the equipment necessary. We do not own plates, utensils, glassware, etc. We do have serving pieces (platters, chafing dishes, etc.) and decor that we will rent to you for a small fee. This will be included in your quote.
Sugarsnap suggests you set up a meeting with the rental company of your choice. The rental company will show you various styles, colors, etc. for you to choose based on your preferences. After this meeting, Sugarsnap will work with you and the rental company to make sure your order is complete!