Catering Tips

How far in advance should I make arrangements with my caterer?

As soon as possible is best to secure your date. However, we may be able to accommodate you even on short notice. Unlike most caterers, we have a restaurant, which allows us to facilitate last minute needs.

What menu style am I looking for?

Hors d' Oeuvre? A Buffet or Station? Sit Down Dinner? Check out our menu styles for ideas.

What service style am I looking for?

Full Service? Partial Service? Delivery and Set-Up? AEC does it all.

How many guests will be attending?

You will need an estimated guest count to begin with. The final guest count can be made a week prior to your event.

What time of day is the event? How will this affect the type and quantity of food served?

The time of day will make a difference. Be sure to ask your catering consultant for advice.

Will I need rental equipment? Can my caterer provide this?

AEC can provide china, glassware, place settings. skirted tables, tables, chairs, and more.

What are the specifications of the location?

Our catering experts are familiar with many locations, and can give advice on the best layout for your event

Check out more event catering tips