Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) ~ Please contact us if you have other questions.
What makes Smoke & Spice Catering unique?
Not only can we offer a diverse menu for your event, but we can also help you in the planning stages as well. We can assist you with all of your event needs – everything from finding that perfect location to ordering breath-taking floral arrangements or renting just the right furniture, table settings and equipment to make your wedding or party truly unforgettable. We can also take care of your special needs, such as ordering wedding cakes and hiring photographers.
Smoke & Spice is more than just barbeque- It’s gourmet catering and grilling. We have gained a reputation for consistently serving the highest quality food. We prepare our food from scratch including appetizers, sauces, and dressings.
Do you provide the freshest food possible? Is it prepared primarily on-site at your event or do you serve pre-packaged frozen appetizers and entrees lacking in freshness, quality and taste?
Yes, Smoke & Spice always provides the freshest food possible, cooked on site using the freshest ingredients. We work with our suppliers to ensure that all ingredients are fresh at the time of your event.
Does Smoke & Spice do more than grill?
Yes, we offer far more than grilled food. Our menus include entrees prepared by our trained chefs. Only a few of our entrees are grilled so always ask if you have something special in mind. We can do anything from Cuban to French cuisine. We also offer vegetarian and vegan options as well.
How much does Smoke & Spice charge to cater? Can you work within a budget?
At Smoke & Spice we will always work hard to customize a catering package that works within your budget. Menu content, location, service style, length of time, and the design of your event determine the final price.
Do I need to have a set budget before calling Smoke & Spice?
Having a budget in mind when calling Smoke & Spice is always a good idea. It allows us to know how to better customize a catering package to fit your needs. We are always happy to work within your budget and make sure your event is a success. If you do not have a set budget in mind, we would be happy to discuss a number of different packages with you to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for.
How do we reserve Smoke & Spice for our event?
Once we have customized a package to fit your needs, a signed contract and fifty percent deposit ensures that your event date will be reserved.
How far in advance should I book with Smoke & Spice to lock in my date?
It is never too soon to reserve your date. Many venues are booked over 1 year in advance, so it’s not unusual to have the caterer booked at that time as well. Dates in the height of the wedding season should be booked 6 months in advance. However, do not hesitate to call about availability at any time.
What is the average size of a Smoke & Spice Catered Event?
At Smoke & Spice we do everything from large corporate events with two thousand guests to intimate weddings and small drop-offs for twenty-five. Most of our events are for one hundred to two hundred and fifty guests; however we can always customize a package to meet your needs.
Are you licensed and insured?
Smoke & Spice is a licensed full-service catering company. We carry business liability insurance, liquor liability insurrance and workers compensation. We have health permits and a business license.
Is there a cancellation fee once we have reserved a date and signed a contract?
There is no cancellation fee if your event is canceled 3 months prior to the date reserved. Event dates are at a premium and once a date is reserved, we will have to turn down other potential clients.
Can you recommend other vendors to help us with our event?
Smoke & Spice has developed great relationships with local vendors and we would be happy to help you by passing on our list of recommended vendors.
Why should we choose Smoke & Spice over another caterer?
• Excellent customer service
• Best catered food in South Florida
• We make you look like a rock star in the eyes of your clients and friends
• Tremendous service by professional staff
• An excellent reputation built on repeat clients and word of mouth testimonials