1. What is a Full Service Caterer?
A Full Service Caterer, like The Montauk Catering Company, can manage your entire event experience, from the food and drinks to entertainment and décor, and all the other “little things” that can sometimes cause stress on your special day. A Full Service caterer provides: bartenders, kitchen staff, front of house, servers, set-up & break-down team, service area, sanitation/clean up. Lastly, overseeing your dedicated catering team is one of our highly experienced Event Captains, who is there to keep things running smoothly from start to finish. So you can relax and spend quality time with your guests! Whether it’s a wedding in the Hamptons, a milestone birthday/anniversary party in Montauk or a company or holiday party in NYC, our attentive team of professionals has you covered!
2. Does The Montauk Catering Company offer any services in addition to Full service Catering?
Yes. In collaboration with our Full Service Catering experience, the The Montauk Catering Company also offers Event Management and Production. If you need this extra level of service, our dedicated Event Producer can handle all the arrangements for your rentals, vendor coordination, event walk throughs, rain planning, consulting on best practices, DJs, décor, entertainment, flowers, lighting, audio/visual needs, tents, etc. Please contact us at 631-353-3511 to learn more about how we can ensure your special day runs smoothly.
3. What kind of food does The Montauk Catering Company do?
The Montauk Catering Company has experience preparing a diverse range of food stylings, from the traditional to the highly creative. Our motto is: locally influenced, globally inspired. We love working with the bounty of the land & sea that is a cornerstone of the Long Island lifestyle. All you need to do is tell us what you wish to do, and our dedicated chefs will work with you to create a menu that fits your specific event theme or idea. They may even offer suggestions from their own catalog of cuisine. But the final decision on any food styling is always yours. What really sets us apart from other catering options is that we don’t cook all your food days before & just warm it up on-site! We believe that the food you eat at your special event should be as fresh, delicious and creative as what you’ve come to expect from the great restaurants in our area. That’s why our pop-up restaurant approach to catering is the purest & tastiest option for your next social gathering. From Dim Sum to Moroccan Tagines (maybe one more cool and different option here), and everything in between, the Chefs at The Montauk Catering Company are dedicated to delivering a personalized event experience from Montauk to New York City.
4. Can you accommodate special diets?
Absolutely! The Montauk Catering Company, we realize not everyone at your event might be able to enjoy all our fabulous food options. That’s why our versatile Chefs take pride in being able to offer on-trend cuisine for every type of taste, including vegan, gluten sensitive, paleo, Kosher, Whole30, specific food allergies, and everything in between. The Montauk Catering Company can even provide a basic ingredient card with each dish to make it easier for your guests to determine which foods best fit their dietary needs. And for guests who may be on Weight Watchers, we can also offer point-friendly options for them as well. Just let us know what “special diet” needs you’re trying to accommodate, and our Chefs will be happy to work with you on creating a menu of delicious food options to fit those particular needs.
5. What are the areas you service?
The Montauk Catering Company is happy to service clients from New York City (all the boroughs) to Montauk, and all the wonderful places in between (The East End, The Hamptons, The North & South Fork, East Hampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, Water Mill. Westhampton, Long Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County). We are also available to cater outside this region if that’s required, so let us know where your event is being held and we’ll let you know if it’s an area we can service.
5. Do you provide bar service?
Yes. The Montauk Catering Company is fully licensed and insured for the handling and distribution of alcoholic beverages. So whether it’s a wedding in Westhampton, a social event in Sag Harbor, a family reunion or fundraiser on the Forks, or a cocktail party in Montauk, we offer a variety of options when it comes to bar service: A full open bar, a wine and beer bar, specialty cocktails or signature drinks, a white bar (serving only white liquors like vodka, gin, white rum, white wine), or any other combination you prefer. We can even provide a Shot Girl or Guy to walk around the event, if desired.
6. Where are some of the venues you work?
The Montauk Catering Company is pleased to be the preferred vendor at most of the venues on the North & South Fork, including Bedell, Wolffer Estate, Gansett Green Manor, and Brecknock Hall. We’ve also catered events at other popular establishments, such as Cooper’s Beach, Private Residences, and Queens Farm & Nursery, to name a few. But we’re always looking to add other unique venues to our roster. So if you already have a special place you like to hold events, let us know and we’ll visit the location to learn their landscape.
7. What type of events can you do?
The Montauk Catering Company is uniquely qualified to handle all types of events, from a private dinner party of 10 people to 2,000 person fundraiser and beyond. Depending on your needs, we can offer full event planning and production (with décor and entertainment) or simply provide a delightfully delicious dinner and impeccable service for a small social gathering. Whether your preference of food delivery includes a drop off of freshly prepared salads, whole roasts, sandwiches etc or a full service staff to do small plate stations, family style meals, carving stations, breakfast & omelet stations, or white glove service and fine dining, our experienced staff of Chefs and Servers are here to execute your vision.
8. What types of themes can you do?
The Montauk Catering Company prides itself on being able to provide creative cuisine and outstanding atmospheres based on your suggested theme. We’ll work with you to flesh out your idea with décor and entertainment suggestions, or simply follow your specific instructions on what you’d like to accomplish. Some favorite themes we’ve produced include Mardi Gras, Prohibition Parties, James Bond Villains & Vixens, a Cirque du Soleil inspired spectacular, and many more. Bring us your ideas and our creative team of event experts will work tirelessly to bring your vision to life. Our experienced staff of Chefs can even craft cuisine around your theme.
9. Can you assist with my special details like festive place cards or menus?
Of Course! As part of our Event Management & Production service, we can handle as much or as little of your other event requirements as needed. So if place cards or menus are a part of your plans, one of our talented Event Producers will work with you to make them look and feel as elegant or unique as you like. Our Event Team can also arrange other details, like DJs or other audio-visual needs, entertainment and performers, flowers, décor, special lighting or visual effects, etc. Just tell us what you need, and we’ll put together an event management package that manages all those little details for you.
10. What is a tasting?
Tastings are a way for the creators of a large event to sample the food, the style, and the quality of what The Montauk Catering Company has to offer. Traditionally, this is done by a Bride & Groom who are looking for the perfect cuisine that compliments their big day. But it may also be necessary for the producer of a large corporate event or product launch to sample our food stylings to meet certain requirements related to their occasion. If you are interested in arranging a tasting, please speak to one of our cuisine consultants at 631-353-3511.
11. How far in advance should I book a tasting?
As soon as you’ve picked the date and settled on a venue, give us a call at 631-353-3511. We’ll be happy to arrange a convenient time for you and your significant other to experience the The Montauk Catering Company cuisine.
12. Does The Montauk Catering Company have blackout dates?
Unfortunately, yes. While we aspire to accommodate everyone, the truth is the summer months on Long Island and the Hamptons tend to book up fast. Especially on the most popular weekends (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day). Your best option is to contact The Montauk Catering Company as soon as you have a date in place, and we can put a hold on that day for you in our calendar. That way, you’ll get first refusal on that date should another client reach out to us after you. However, once you officially book a date, it’s locked in place on our schedule.
13. How do I schedule a tasting or hold the date?
As soon as you have an event date and venue in place, give us a call at 631-353-3511. One of our cuisine consultants will be happy to help schedule a tasting or arrange a hold on your event date.