FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much will my party cost?

Pricing is determined by best accommodating the specific needs of the event and desires of the host. Plate Perfect aims to give the best food, service, and planning, tailored for each client and event. Please discuss all specific payment opportunities with our Event Specialists who are happy to offer a detailed quote and proposal.

Why is off-premise catering more expensive than in-restaurant dining?

Many components of offsite catering require time, labor, and resources that move beyond the kitchen of a full-service restaurant. Because we are eager to accommodate any style of event, customization requires more time and often sourcing of ingredients resulting in different costs.

When should I contact Plate Perfect about an event?

To provide thorough service, contact Plate Perfect in the beginning stages of your event and reserve a tentative space in our reservation system. As the date becomes definitive we ask for a signed contract including payment information.

What menu packages are offered?

We offer menu pricing dependent on a per-person basis.

Is gratuity included?

Gratuity is not included in the quoted price but is always appreciated at the client’s discretion.

What forms of payment does Plate Perfect Catering accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and company or personal checks. Social events require payment three days in advance outlined in your contract.

What is the cost of delivery?

Delivery charges vary based on location, event type, and set up style. The average delivery fee is between $25 and $65 in the Charlotte area.

Is there a cake cutting fee?

There is no cake cutting fee.

Is full bar service an option through Plate Perfect?

With an off premise license for spirituous liquor, beer, and wine, we are happy to offer full bar services.

What happens to left- over food?

We are glad to leave home-sized portions on request with a request that the food is handled and held in correct safe-zone temperatures and proper storage is immediately available. If food safety is compromised the leftover food will be disposed of.

How many staff will be working an event?

The number of staff members for an event will vary depending on location, menu, and logistics.  The number of staff will be determined after a discussion of the specifics of the event and outlined in our detailed catering proposal.

In addition to food, what other charges can I expect?

Delivery fee, equipment fee, and taxes, outlined in the detailed catering proposal.

Are your menus online?

We recommend contacting a Event Specialist to discuss an appropriate menu for your event.

Can you cater at our venue?

We work with a wide variety of venues in the greater Charlotte area, however if you are interested in a venue we have not worked with before we will need to discuss specific catering requirements with the venue manager.