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Baba Ganoush Catering FAQ’s

Planning a wedding or an event can sometimes feel like a daunting task. You will no doubt have lots of questions. Here at Baba Ganoush Catering, we're always on hand to answer them - just get in touch!

Below are a few FAQs for in the meantime! 

How long can we hold a date before booking?

We hope you feel that Baba Ganoush are the perfect caterers for your event and so if you would like to find out more information, please enquire with us so that we can then arrange an Initial Consultation with yourselves. Once we build a quote for your dream wedding feast we can then hold your event date in our diaries for up to 3 days.

How can I book in with you?

We always love discussing menu ideas with clients, so we would recommend enquiring with us via our Enquiry Form or our social media platforms. We will then arrange an Initial Consultation meeting, where we can discuss your event feast in more detail so that we can build a personalised quote for you.

From there we can hold your date for 3 days. Following this, if you decide you would like to officially book in with us then we require a non-refundable deposit amount of 25% and a signed contract.

What is the planning process like?

Once your event is officially confirmed in with us and then the next stages in the planning process would be as follows:

6-12 Months Prior - Your Tasting is the perfect time for you to come and try some delicious food and discuss your event plans in more detail with one of our dedicated event coordinators.

3 Months Prior - Helping Hand Appointments are a great time to catch up and go through final details such as guest numbers, timings, menu choices and dietary requirements.

10 Weeks Prior – Final Numbers are required at this stage so that we can raise your total invoice.

2 Months Prior - Final Payment of your remaining balance is required to be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the event.

2 Weeks Prior – Table Plans and Dietary Requirements are needed at least two weeks prior to the event. Please note any pre-orders 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.

1 Week Prior - Your Action Plan will be finalised and will be sent for your approval and then forwarded on to the venue.

The Event - The big day has finally arrived!

How does Baba Ganoush cater for any dietary requirements?

At Baba Ganoush we believe it is very important for your guests with dietary requirements to feel just as included as everyone else at the event! That’s why we cater for all dietary requirements. We just ask that you send us all dietary information 2 weeks prior to your event so that we can ensure we provide something tasty for any guests that do require something a little different.

Please note Baba Ganoush is unable 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?

Unfortunately, we do not provide any bar services, however please see below for recommendations of some fantastic bar companies that we love working with!

What does the menu pricing include?

At Baba Ganoush, we think it is very important that our clients know just what they are getting when they book in with us. That’s why all of our prices per head include everything that we require to make your event run smoothly.


Our menu pricing includes:

  • All Food Produce
  • Event Coordinator on the day and throughout the planning process
  • Dedicated Chef Team 
  • Uniformed Waiting Staff 
  • Cutlery & Crockery
  • Travel Costs (complimentary up to 40 miles; £2.00 per mile after this allowance)
  • Complimentary menu tasting (if applicable)


The only additional cost to your price per head would be a kitchen set up fee. We do not include this in the prices per head as this can vary, dependent on the venue.


Standard Set Up Fee - £395 + VAT 

This applies where there is a professional kitchen onsite that we can use. This covers the cost of our set up and take down along with deep clean of the kitchen space prior and after use for health and safety. 


Full Kitchen Set Up Fee - £595.00 + VAT 

This fee covers standard equipment hire and setting up the kitchen, our equipment, and testing.


Full Kitchen Set Up Fee for a Marquee / Tent / Tipi - £800.00 + VAT 

This fee covers standard equipment hire and setting up the kitchen, our equipment, and testing.

Where is Baba Ganoush based?

Baba Ganoush is based just off the York Ring Road (A1237), near Nether Poppleton. 

Our address is as follows:



Unit 18 Evans Business Centre 

Rose Avenue,


YO26 6RR



Unit 17 & 18 

Rose Business Centre 

Rose Avenue 

YO26 6RX

How do tastings work?

Here at Baba Ganoush we think it is very important for our clients to taste their chosen wedding dishes before the big day! This is why we hold complimentary tastings at our HQ, giving our clients the opportunity to come into our offices to taste their dream wedding feast, talk through their menus and also discuss their plans for the big day! 

We conduct all tastings in November, January, February, March as we have limited availability over the summer months, due to this being our busy wedding season!

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

What are the requirements for venue/catering space?

For any event we cater for, we require a catering space (6m x 6m minimum), whether this is indoors or by way of a catering tent. An ample power supply and access to water is also required. 


We will always make sure that we have the correct catering equipment required, based on your menu choices.