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Baba Ganoush Catering FAQ’s

We know that ahead of your wedding or special event, you might well have lots of questions. Here at Baba Ganoush Catering, we're always on hand to answer them - just get in touch - but we have also put together a few FAQs, and we'll be adding to them too.

What do I need to do and when?

Once we have received your signed booking form and 25% deposit payment we will confirm your event date! 

NEXT STEPS

We can not wait to start assisting with planning your perfect menu! Please see below for an outline of the next steps.

  1. The Tasting We conduct all tastings in January, February, March and November. We have appointment slots throughout the day on Saturdays and Thursday evenings (6pm and 6:30pm appointments) subject to availability. Tastings typically take 1 – 1.5 hours and are for up to 4 guests, including yourself.
  2. Three Month Prior - Helping Hand Appointment three months prior to the event is a great time to catch up and go through final details such as guest numbers, timings, menu choices and dietary requirements. From this meeting your event coordinator will complete a draft copy of your action plan to send for you to check.
  3. Ten Weeks Prior – Final numbers we require confirmation of total guest numbers so that we can raise your total invoice.
  4. Eight Weeks Prior - Final payment we require your remaining balance to be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the event.
  5. Two Week Prior – Table plans and dietary information at least two weeks prior to the event, we require finalised table plans with names and dietary requirement information. Please note any pre-order must be sent across on a detailed plan and we advise that you have your guests’ choices written on their name cards or somewhere visible on the table.
  6. One Week Prior - Final action plan your finalised action plan will be sent for your approval and then forwarded on to the venue.
  7. The Event! The day has come – get ready to feast and have fun! If you have any questions, please do let us know. We have an open-door policy and are always happy to help where we can. Our office always has coffee and cake on the go!

The day has come! Get ready to feast and have fun! 

Dietary Requirements

We cater for all dietary requirements at Baba Ganoush Catering. We just ask that you send us all this information after your helping hand point, 2 weeks prior to the wedding or event so that we can ensure we have something tasty and well thought out in advance for your guests that require something a little different.

Please note Baba Ganoush are unable to to cater for any dietary requirements that we are made aware of on the day of the event. 

Is a bar service available with Baba Ganoush Catering?

Unfortunately not, but we can recommend some fantastic bar companies! 

What does the pricing include?

As well as the menu you have chosen, your quoted price will include:

  • All Food Produce
  • Catering Event Manager
  • Dedicated Chef Team 
  • Uniformed Waiting Staff 
  • Cutlery & Crockery
  • All travel costs up to 50 miles 
  • Complimentary menu tasting if applicable

The only additional cost to your price per head would be a kitchen set up fee if applicable to your event.  This applies to venues that do not have a kitchen to work from. This fee is fixed at £300.00 + VAT per event. Please note we require a catering space (6m x 6m minimum) whether this is indoors or by way of catering tent. An ample power supply and access to water is also required.

We are able to supply linen at the following cost if required:

White Linen Napkin - £1.00 + VAT per napkin

Linen Table Cloth - £12.50 + VAT per cloth

Where is Baba Ganoush Catering based?

Baba Ganoush HQ is located in Unit 16, 17 & 18, York Business Park, Rose Avenue, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6RR. 

Visit our Find Us page - add in your postcode and calculate your route! 

How do ‘tastings’ work?

Here at Baba Ganoush Catering we hold complimentary tastings at our very our chef's table so that you can not only taste the food ahead of your special event but also meet the team! 

We conduct all tastings in November, January, February, March and April as we have limited availability over the Summer months.

These usually take place weekday evenings or available Saturdays. We recommend getting a date booked in sooner rather than later as dates tend to get booked up quite quickly.

 

What are your requirements of a venue/catering space?

Over the last few years Baba have worked in a range of exciting venues and catering sites. We have enjoyed the challenges and rewards of working in places where some caterers dare not go!

However there are a few things we require access too…

  • Ample Power Supply (6 sockets)
  • Access to Running Water
  • Catering Room or Tent (minimum 6m/6m)
  • Trestle Tables (Quantity TBA dependant on guest numbers)
  • Sufficient lighting

We always arrange a site visit before an event if it is a new to us just to go over our requirements.

The only additional cost to your price per head would be a kitchen set up fee if applicable to your event.  This applies to venues that do not have a kitchen to work from. This fee is fixed at £300.00 + VAT per event. Please note we do require a catering space (6m x 6m minimum) whether this is indoors or by way of catering tent. 

 

 

Deposits and final payments

We require a 25% non refundable deposit to secure the date. We can hold a date up to two weeks without a booking form and deposit. 

Final payment is due 8 weeks prior to the event in full once final menu and numbers have been received.. Any monies paid are non refundable. 

 

How long can we hold a date before booking?

We can hold a date up to two weeks for new enquiries.