A Tasteful Affair Catering

A Tasteful Affair Catering

John Sanabria

Pleasanton, CA

5.0

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13 years in business
60 employees

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At A Tasteful Affair we are committed to helping you create the event of your dreams. Our clients know that we are food fanatics with a passion for perfection. Whether it is an hors d’oeuvre party, a grand wedding or a corporate dinner, A Tasteful Affair provides superb food and exquisite service allowing you to relax and enjoy your event.

Full Service Catering
We are dedicated to assisting you in organizing every detail of your event from designing the perfect menu, to creating the event plan, to selecting the perfect linens.

Endless Menu Options
Our professionally trained Executive Chef and his team of culinary experts prepare customized menus using only the finest and freshest ingredients. We offer a wide variety of delicious cuisine and specialize in creating menus for special themes and events.

First Class Customer Service
We handpick our serving staff for their professionalism and their ability to provide excellent customer service. As a result our first-class staff takes great pride in exceeding your expectations.

Fabulous Presentation
We believe presentation is just as important as superb food. From beautiful buffet displays, to hand-folded napkins, to artfully plated food, we make every detail a priority. We will work with you to capture the perfect mood for your event.

Innovative Solutions
We can provide an elegant event within almost any budget and can show you ways to contain your costs without sacrificing quality.

Services

Catering, Event Catering, Corporate Lunch Catering, Corporate Dinner Catering, Barbecue Catering


Location

Pleasanton, CA 94588

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The way we work is simple: we are a catering company only. This means that we aren't a restaurant; we don't have a huge stock of food in house all of the time, we don't have chef's waiting to cook for anyone who walks through our doors. We order food and prepare it for events as they come and are requested. It's not like the way you can walk into a shop or restaurant and order whatever is on their menu because they have 10 items they always make and they have all of the necessary items in the fridge/pantry and can make it once you order. We have a very large menu (http://www.ata.catering/menu/) that we specialize in, and we are happy to make things that aren't on our menu for you or to adjust them to fit your palate or dietary restrictions. We are basically a company that will cook and serve the food that you like for your big day. Hopefully that made sense, but if you have any other questions let me know.
So the first step is picking out your day, time, event menu, and the type of service you want (buffet, family style, plated meal). Once we know that, our company provides a quote for what it will cost for us to cook and serve your custom meal to you and your family/group. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

We have people in our company which specialize in anything that has to do with events, as we are a full service caterer, or a one stop shop. We can handle flowers, photography, lighting, DJ services, food and most everything in between!


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

As for questions on pricing, the short answer is that it all dependsHow many entrees you decide to have changes pricing (chicken, beef, fish, or only one or two of those). What grade of meat changes the price (tri-tip and salmon is a much different price from Filet Mignon & Halibut). What type of service you want changes the price (drop off vs. buffet vs. sit down meal).

What exactly you need us to provide changes the pricing (some couples want us to provide tables, chairs, glassware, flatware, flowers, DJ services, etc.). And the length of your event changes price, due to staffing (who are paid by the hour).


What types of customers have you worked with?

We have worked with companies large and small from local wineries to NBA sports teams, and we have done tiny events for a boardroom meeting for 12 all the way up to large employee appreciations for 10,000. 


What advice would you give a customers looking to hire a vendor in your area of expertise?

If you are looking for a caterer for an event make sure they have experience with your type of event and provide details about your location and wants to make sure they are comfortable providing what you need. Next, make sure that the food they produce is what you want. Lastly, research them and see if you can find reviews or references to make sure they do what they say, and try to find photos or videos of their events to see their day of presentation and quality of services.


What questions should customers think through before talking to vendors about their needs?

1. What is my planned date, time table, and budget?

2. What do I want my event to look and feel like? Is there a theme that I want to show through?

3. What do I want to eat? How many courses? 

4. What do I want each of my vendors to handle?