Does PEJ Events offer tastings?
Absolutely! Once we have prepared a proposal for your event that you are comfortable with, we can schedule a complimentary tasting.
How do I secure my event?
In order to secure your event, PEJ Events must be in receipt of a signed contract and 50% deposit specified on your proposal.
My venue requires the catering company to handle the final cleanup, can PEJ Events provide this service?
When required, PEJ Events will handle the setup of venue tables and chairs, as well as trash removal and final cleanup.
How far in advance will PEJ Events arrive on-site?
While all events and venues have different requirements, at a minimum, PEJ Events staff will arrive on-site 1.5 hours prior to the event start time. Other factors such as venue, menu, and guest count may affect this time.
Am I required to hire an event planner?
While it’s not a requirement, PEJ Events does strongly encourage our clients to retain the services of an event planner or coordinator to ensure that all aspects of your event run smoothly.
Can PEJ Events assist with decor and centerpiece setup?
As a full service caterer, we strive to provide assistance in as many aspects as possible. However, event decor is not in our realm of expertise. For this reason, we recommend utilizing a coordination service, family members, or friends to assist with decor.
When is my final guest count due?
A final guaranteed number of guests is required 10 business days before the event.
How much food should I purchase?
Leave this part to us! Just provide us with your final guest count and our culinary team will ensure there is plenty of food for your event.
Do you provide vendor meals?
PEJ Events will provide up to 5 vendor meals free of charge. Additional vendor meals can be purchased.
Can PEJ Events accommodate my guests with special dietary needs or restrictions?
Yes, when you submit your final guest count, let us know of any special meals required, and we are happy to take care of their needs.
What will the staff wear at my event?
All PEJ Events staff will wear black pants, black shoes, and black button down shirts or chef coats.
Does PEJ Events carry insurance?
PEJ Events carries $5 million of commercial and liquor liability insurance, and we are happy to provide proof of policy upon request.
Can PEJ Events provide china and glassware for my event?
China and glassware are available for rent through PEJ Events. We ask that rental arrangements are made no later than 21 days prior to your event.
Can I bring in other outside food?
Food that is not provided to your guests from PEJ Events must be labeled clearly to state where the food has come from. Due to health and liability concerns, any food provided by an entity other than PEJ Events must remain separate from PEJ Events food, and PEJ Events staff is not permitted to handle or replenish any food that was not prepared by our culinary team.
What happens to the leftover food?
In order to ensure that your guests experience the same quality and presentation of food, PEJ Events prepares a small percent of overage for each event at our expense. For the safety of you and your guests, we are not able to leave leftover food.
Is gratuity included?
PEJ Events does not charge an automatic gratuity. Gratuity is at the discretion of the client and we are happy to provide guidance in this area.
What is your cancellation policy?
In the event of a cancellation prior to 90 days of the event date, 50% of the deposit will be refunded. In the event of cancellation within 90 days of the event date, the deposit will be forfeited.