Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Boxes: What Size Box Do I Order?
Generally speaking the Small box will cater for 2 people, the Medium for 4 and the large for 6.
Need something specific? No problem, we can work with you to create a bespoke selection if you have a specific idea or theme in mind. Please note we do not offer a hot food service or seafood as these do not work with the concept of grazing. Let us know.
Do You Cater for Dietary Requirements or Food Allergies?
All of our Grazing Tables can be adapted to cater for vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free requirements. If you have guests with a mixture of requirements, we can accommodate those into the Grazing Table by storing and displaying meat, cheeses or gluten foods separately from the main graze. That said, it is worth noting that much of the foods used in the graze will be Vegan/Vegetarian/GF and even DF anyway so there will be plenty to choose from.
Please note that there will be a 10% surcharge to cover the additional cost of sourcing dietary alternative foods. This can be confirmed nearer the time and the supplement added to the final invoice.
Boxes: How Far Do You Deliver?
We are based in Camberley, Surrey (UK) & travel in a 15 mile radius of GU17. However, please let us know if you are based further afield, as we may be able to come to an arrangement.
Tables: What's Included?
All food & any additions (including props, foliage, equipment) as agreed during booking, design, set up & styling.
The Grazing Table will be made up of roughly an 80/20 savoury to sweet split. Everything will be finger food and bite size. Generally there will be a requirement for some serving utensils/cheese knives for the chutneys and cheeses.
Here is a list of roughly what to expect. If there is something specific that you would like included, I’d be happy to discuss further.
- Selection of Fine Cheeses
- Brie, Blue Cheese, Boursin, Goats, Manchego, Wensleydale with Cranberries
- Cured Meats
- Salami, Chorizo, Parma Ham
- Seasonal Fruit and Veg
- Lemon and Garlic Olives, Black and Green Paprika Olives, Ricotta Stuffed Peppers
- Sweet Potato Pakora and/or Falafel Varieties
- Dips and Chutneys,
- Nuts & Dried Fruits
- Freshly Baked Breads
- Breadsticks and /or Cheese Twists
- Gourmet Cracker Varieties
- Sweet Treats
- This can be a selection of many things but usually mini cakes, macarons, fruit, sweets, brownies, cookies etc.
Tables: How Much Do I Order?
We have designed our grazing tables as a substitute for a traditional buffet or a light meal. Generally you should expect approximately 1 metre of delicious food per 20-30 guests for a grazing table. If you just want nibbles then we recommend ordering for less guests, say 25% less than you are expecting, if you want more of a main meal then order for 25% more.
Please note we do not offer a hot food service or seafood as these do not work with the concept of grazing.
Tables: What do I need to provide?
A table or worktop provided by you will be perfect. It should be dressed as you wish with your desired table coverings/bunting etc prior to our arrival. The food itself will be laid onto food grade paper to provide a safe barrier for the food to lay on. Note: If your surface is particularly porous, you may wish to cover with a protective surface before we arrive.
Plates/Cutlery/Serving implements should be provided by you as these are individual to the style of your event. However I can source these for you - let me know and I can provide you with a separate quotation nearer the time.
Tables: What Happens On The Day?
We will arrive on the day with the food refrigerated & pre-prepared so there is no need for kitchen access. We set up the Grazing Table on site in the mutually-agreed location, this can take up to 1-3 hours depending on the requirements. We will agree timings during the booking process. Note that we will need parking access during setup. Once all is finished we clear away our kit and leave you and your guests to enjoy the food, ideally about 30 minutes before your guests arrive.
Tables: How Does The Food Stay Fresh?
During transportation, the food is always kept at a safe cool temperature using portable cooling equipment. All our food is laid out on food-safe paper to create a barrier with the table surface. You must provide a table or surface that is in a cool, shaded area well away from fires, radiators or direct sunlight. The food can be out for a maximum of 4 hours (in accordance with food hygiene and safety) and after this time the food must be disposed of.
Tables: Do You Stay To Serve The Food And Clear Away?
Once we have finished creating your Grazing Table we clear away our things and leave you and your guests to enjoy the food. The very nature of a Grazing Table is that you do not need to be served & food is plentiful. Therefore, please note that we do not provide waiting staff for any booking.
Clearing the food away after your event is your responsibility, as we do not normally return. However, if this is something you would like, then we can arrange a return visit to clear away. making your event as stress free as possible. Please note this will incur an additional charge.
Are You Insured And Registered With The Food Standards Agency?
We are a government-registered food business, and have Food Hygiene Level 2 certification. We are also fully insured.
Tables: What Are The Travel Costs?
If your event is within 10 miles of GU17 then travel costs are £0. If your venue is over 10 miles then we will calculate the costs based on a 45ppm basis in line with HMRC guidelines, for any miles over 10. For example, if you are 15 miles from GU17, then you would be charged only for the 5 miles each way over and above = £4.50. We would need suitable parking at the venue to allow us to unload and reload. Any parking costs incurred will be recharged after the event.