How can Cravings help you plan your event?
We have menus available, both on-line and in our event office. Cravings can create a custom menu for any type of event or theme party. Our Executive Chef would love to help turn your vision into an amazing experience for your guests. Excellent food and beautiful presentations are our focus, but we can assist you with full event planning, as well as rentals, alcohol, flowers, venues and service staff.
What services do we provide?
As a full service caterer, Cravings can handle all the details from, setup to cleanup; decor, valet parking, transportation for your guests, entertainment, lighting, tents, tables, chairs, glassware, china, linens and beverage service.
What about service staff?
Our professionally trained staff of captains, servers, bartenders, field chefs and baristas will pay attention to every detail, so that you and your guests can enjoy the party.
-For Captains, field chefs, baristas or a single server event, the fee is $27.50 per hour.
-Each additional server is $25.00 per hour. 4-hour minimum
Final invoicing for service staff hours may vary depending on the length and complexity of the event
What does our staff wear to an event?
Field Chefs are dressed in Cravings Chef’s Coats and black slacks. Captains & Bartenders in black dress shirts with black tie, all service staff in black dress slacks and black dress shirt unless otherwise requested.
Is gratuity included?
Gratuity is not included. If your staff has met or exceeds your expectations, we suggest 8-10% of the food total. Never expected, always appreciated.
Can Cravings arrange for the rental of glassware, dishware, flatware, linens & tents?
Our Event managers work closely with the best rental companies in Colorado to provide each client with a wide variety of rental options. From Reidel Ware to exquisite linens and place settings, our staff will place your rental orders and arrange for delivery set-up, and pick-up services. Please note we charge a 10% handling fee to manage this important part of your event.
Can you provide wedding & specialty cakes?
We have an extraordinary in-house pastry department that can make your dream a reality with countless flavors, frostings and cake styles. We are happy to work with your choice of vendor as well. We do not charge for cake cutting at an event.
How can we help you with bar services?
Let us help you with the ordering and delivery of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages for your event. Full bar set up is available as well as a simple beer & wine set up for your guests. Setup includes ice, cups, stir sticks and bar garnishes. There are no corkage fees. We can make signature drinks for any occasion, martini bars, vodka bars and set up “food pairings” with any spirit. Because Colorado law prevents caterers from selling alcohol, you will be invoiced directly by the liquor vendor.
Can we help you find the perfect venue?
Absolutely! Over the last 25 years we have established strong relationships with venues all along the Front Range. From the artistic and beautiful, to rustic Colorado, intimate to grand and of course, the beautiful backdrop of “outdoor Colorado”. Click here to get a list of our venue partners, or ask your event manager to give you a venue list. We can cater anywhere, anytime. Just ask.
What about food allergies & special dietary requests?
Our experienced kitchen staff can accommodate any special dietary concerns. Because our cuisine is hand-crafted, we can make modifications to prepare any dish with the special attention required for those guests with food allergies or restricted diets.
What is included in the “Event Production Fee”?
The use of serving pieces, accent linen and decoration along with the cost of equipment, loading & unloading, transport and event coordination & liability. This fee is assessed according to complexity of event, traveling distance. The event production fee is not a gratuity for staff.
There is no charge for tastings, walk-throughs, meetings, CAD diagrams, insurance certificates, etc. Cravings is on-board to provide you with everything you need to make your event a success and the planning effortless.
How do I get a price quote?
We will be happy to guide you through how much, how many and who you need to keep the party running smoothly. Price quotes are good for 30 days from the date of proposal; however, prices may be subject to change after that time due to market fluctuations & seasonality of some items. Confirming the date by signing the proposed contract and making a deposit, secures the event date and menu pricing. Please note: a non-refundable deposit of $250 is due upon booking and 50% is due 30 days after booking with the remainder due on or before the event date. (Any adjustments incurred the day of event are to be paid or credited within five days following the event date.)
Can I set up a tasting?
We are happy to schedule a tasting for you with our chef. Please check with your event manager for times and specific food items. Customarily 3-5 items may be prepared for you in our “tasting room” at 1705 S. 8th street.
Are there ordering minimums?
Typically, we require a minimum food order of $500 all-inclusive.
When do we give the final guest count?
72 hours before the event, we get a guaranteed minimum count to our kitchen staff. This is necessary for proper ordering and preparing of your menu items.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
A minimum of 2 weeks’ notice is required on most cancellations, unless otherwise specified in your contract.