Frequently Asked Questions When Searching for a Caterer

What types of events do you cater?
We cater Weddings, Anniversary Parties, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Engagement Parties, LGBT Weddings/Ceremonies, Memorial Services, Installations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Asian
How much will it cost to cater menu #1 on your website?
We will be happy to provide you with a ballpark price quote once we can establish your approximate guest count.
Do you accept credit cards for payment?
We accept VISA, MC, Discover, as well as cash and personal checks.
Do you offer tastings from your menu?
Once we have a better idea of what you would like on your menu, we can schedule a private tasting and go over menu options.
Can you describe your Wedding Cake offer?
If you book Teatime Delicacies, Inc as the caterer for your wedding reception, we will provide a wedding cake of your selection at no additional charge.  Ruth began her business wholesaling desserts to restaurants, so she has extensive background in baking dessert.  You are free to provide your own cake and we will be happy to serve it.  We do not take this off the price of the reception.  It is a use or lose offer.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol?
We do not sell alcohol, our clients generally provide their own and we are insured to serve it.
What rental items are you able to provide?
We provide linens, plates, cutlery, glasses, coffee cups.  We can suggest rental companies to provide tables, chairs and tents.
Do you outsource your catering staff?
All of Teatime staff has worked for Ruth for many years.  We do not use outside companies to outsource our staff.
Are you licensed caterer?
We are a licensed business with Fairfax County, VA, carry a Fairfax County Department of Health Permit, Food Handlers Certificate, and a two-million dollar liability policy.
How do you handle dietary restrictions?
This is a question we receive all the time.  If you let us know what the restriction is, from vegetarian, vegan, gluten, dairy, nuts, we can prepare a portion of that menu item without the ingredient, or prepare a menu item for the entire wedding reception without the ingredient.
How far do you travel?
We service all of Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Montgomery County MD, Prince Georges County, MD, Prince William County, VA, and Loudoun County VA.  Depending upon our availability we might also service outside these areas.