What should couples keep in mind when looking for a wedding caterer?Couples should be shopping for a full service caterer with a proven track record and current social media imprint of their catered weddings and events. Current reviews and customer testimonials from past weddings should be asked for, if they are not available online.
A lot of caterers and personal chefs will call themselves a full service catering company. Ask to set an appointment at their place of business:1. To make sure they are not working out of their homes;
2. To actually see the licenses they hold, which must be publicly displayed;
3. A personal chef may not even be licensed to sell food. A full service caterer will be completely licensed
and insured for every aspect of your wedding.What should they keep in mind when
making specific food choices?Choose the food that you want to have on your special day, remember this is your wedding. You should also make sure you do not overlap the menu from the rehearsal dinner to your wedding menu. You should have two totally different menus.
Accommodating your guests’ tastes is important, but you won’t be able please everyone. Try to have 2 entrée selections like a beef and a chicken or a seafood option. While vegetarians can be accommodated easily, guests with strict dietary needs for themselves usually know what they can and cannot eat and will usually say something in advance or prepare accordingly for all their dietary restrictions.
Any common mistakes people make when choosing a caterer and food?Your bar service is 3/4’s of your wedding reception and should be one of the most important decisions you make besides the menu selection and venue/location. A lot of newlyweds try to save money by providing their own bar services, but don’t realize that when they do so, they also assume 100% of the liability of providing/serving alcohol and any misfortunes that could happen. Not to mention if the wedding is held on private property or a family estate then the property owner may also be held liable for any misfortunes.
Another important piece of advice is to make appropriate seasonal selections. If your wedding reception is outside under a tent, remember mother nature is in charge and always has the final say. Appetizers like cheese and charcuterie boards are not recommended in the summer months as heat and flying insects will most likely get to your appetizers before your guests can finish them.What are Smokehouses’ most popular dishes?Our most popular upscale entrée’s are our famous jumbo lump Maryland crab cakes and our Smokehouse prime rib. Our most popular BBQ menu selections are our whole roasted pigs displayed right on the grill for self-serve pig pickin’ and our famous pit beef and BBQ chicken.
What makes Smokehouse Grill a great wedding caterer?
Experience is knowledge. Smokehouse Grill is celebrating 20 years in business and caters on average 60-70 weddings each year. Our service area includes Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia and Washington DC. We have won several local awards, including best caterer 2 years in a row from the Shore Update.
We also have been Wedding Wire’s couple’s choice awards 6 years in a row.”
The Smokehouse Grill is located at 1001 Butterworth Court in Stevensville. They can be reached at 410-643-6851 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit The Smokehouse Grill web site at www.thesmokehousegrill.com to
learn more about what their delicious food offerings for your special day
including testimonials and a gallery of event pictures.