3385 Austin Peay Hwy, Ste 305A
Memphis, TN, 38128
A. Our average price per person will depend on many factors, such as the specific menu you choose, service style, staff needs, hours on-site, rentals, and set up and break down and start at approximately $14 per person for a simple catered dinner buffet service.
A. No, there is no minimum guest count. Food For Thought accepts events of all sizes.
A. Yes. All pricing is custom to your desired menu, plus a 20% service charge and Sales Tax will be added to all invoices
A. Our 20% service charge includes all of the general liability insurance, service equipment (chafing dishes, pans, serving utensils, service bowls and trays for all room temperate/cold items), in office coordination, thermal controlled equipment for transportation (coolers, ice, Cambro hot boxes), and all tables and linens needed to execute our services
A. Yes, gratuity is added to all events.
A. No problem! Once you have secured your event date with a deposit, you’ll have the freedom to adjust your menu and services as desired until 2 weeks prior to your event date.
A. In the event of cancellation of the function by the client, there is no refund under any circumstances. Client has the option to use credit for another date if available or another event. Client is not entitled to the sum advanced to Company for initiating the service as described. Please note that the discretion of future arrangements is left to FFTS Catering and Events.
**Out of State
For all out of state caterings, the client must spend a minimum of a $1000.00. The client must also pay for travel expenses (i.e. gas and room & board) which is based on GS Per Diem.
A. We can cater at any location that allows caterers. This includes public or private locations, parks, beaches, recreation centers, churches, venue spaces, etc.
A. In the event there is leftovers, we encourage each client to designate a person to collect any remaining food that is left over. We are not responsible for any food left over.
A. We will need your final guest count 2 weeks prior to your event date, which is also when the final balance will be due.
A. To move forward with event preparations, ordering, and staffing, we ask that all details are finalized 2 weeks prior to your event. We understand that things can arise in those final weeks of planning that were not previously anticipated, and except for lowering your guest count we can generally make minor adjustments.
A. We offer a children’s menu per request only.
A. Any vendor that you want to feed will need to be included in the guest count.
A. Yes! All our menus are created from popular suggested combinations, but only a place to start. We are very flexible and can substitute menu options to suit your needs. Any combinations are possible – just ask!
A. Most menus are also available for Pick up or Delivery, packaged for easy client self-service.
A. Yes, we will coordinate all your rental needs through a local rental company and will take care of the ordering, pick up, on-site coordination, handling, and return. Additional staff rates, on-site hours, and handling fees may apply. Please contact a member of our sales team for a detailed quote on these services.
A. Absolutely! All tastings start off at $10 per person.
A. Our tastings are typically scheduled Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00-5:00.
A. Yes, a minimum deposit is generally requested to secure your event date. We’re happy to create payment arrangements for large events and bookings 12+ months out, please let us know if you’d like to discuss available options. For last minute bookings, we will work out an arrangement to suit the situation.
A. As soon as you know – let us know! Planning ahead is great, but we will always accommodate your last-minute needs to the best of our ability! A rush fee on last minute event will be applied to all invoices and must be paid in full.
A. We can discuss details over the phone, in person at our office, or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) – whichever is easiest for you! In office meetings are appointment only and can be scheduled by phone or email.
A. Yes, we have many options for vegetarians, vegans or those with food sensitivities. Please let us know how many guests require an alternative option, and we will work with you on a menu custom to their dietary needs.