- Catering Questions and Answers
Q: Booking with Three’s?
A: Three’s calendar fills quickly, especially 6 months out from desired event date. We recommend looking over all menus and reading all material to understand the services that we offer. Once a menu has been chosen, we require that you select the menu items and email them to email@example.com. Please include the following:
***Please notify us of any dietary restrictions/allergies ***
Once a proposal has been written, we will require a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure our services and reserve your wedding date. The deposit is non-refundable because we are unable to book other parties on that particular date once secured. Full pre-payment (100%) for the balance must be received twenty-one (21) days prior to event date. A final billing covering any outstanding balance resulting from requested changes will be due on the day of the event.
Q: What is normally included in the per person cost?
A: Three’s is a full service catering company. Our prices encompass the following.
Food- Menus prices are determined by the style of menu (plated, buffet, food truck, other). Items are added together to represent a food total per person.
Beverage mixer package – see contract for details.
Q: What is charged additionally?
A: Service and staff -
ALL staffing is priced separately. Service captain is a mandatory $275 fee (important to the event service management). Servers are $200 each. – 1 per 12 guest required for plated events; 1 per 20-25 guests for buffet; 1 per 30 guests for food truck. Food tuck requires a counter person at $100 as well.
Chef fees are required for every event, minimum of 2 chefs per event at $150 each. Additional chefs required for every 50 additional guests.
Gratuity and tax.
Q: What color are my linens?
A: We are excited to announce that our standard linens are now available in a variety of colors for no additional cost! Our standard linen is white but if you have an accent color, please let us know and we can send you a large variety of colored options.
Gratuity and tax- This is already included in your per person cost.
**Some colors are only available in luxury fabric **
You may upgrade to “luxury” fabric or material for an upcharge.
Q: Can I change the style of chairs?
Chairs are white, plastic, padded fold out style.
Chivari chairs are available in different colors (rose wood, gold, white, etc.) for an additional charge that is not included in your per person cost.
Q: How does the “Bar service” work? What does it cost?
A: Bar service through Three’s is required should you be serving alcohol at your party, as it is Maui County Law, that a licensed company or entity be serving the general public. Our standard bar service is a flat rate of $500 per 50 guests. This includes the following.
Maui county licensed bartender to service up to 50 guests
Front and back bar with linen
Cooler and ice for service
Glassware: We provide (2) styles of glassware in our bar package. Options include: Grand Savoie wine glassware, 12 oz.rocks, champagne, martini, hurricane glass. ***Additional glassware can be ordered for an additional cost ***
Beverage napkins and straws
Should your guests count exceed 60 guests, you would be required to purchase a second bartender only at $200. Once your guest count exceeds 100 guests a second flat bar service would be required.
(ie: 125 guests = $700 or 2 bar sets and 2 bartenders) This formula allows for smooth and efficient service to all of your guests and a mandatory requirement.
**IMPORTANT: We reserve the right as the Maui county liquor licensee to stop service or cut off any individual(s)
who are deemed too intoxicated. Our policy is safety first. This applies to all guests as well as our staff and company**
Q: How do tastings work? Price, items, menus?
A: Three’s is happy to schedule a tasting with you. The price of the tastings are $50pp plus tax. You may select one menu to taste from, “buffet” or “plated.” Please see below for details of each. Items are to be chosen off of these menus. Selected items are to be emailed to Astrid.
*** All tastings require scheduling 14 days out. Tastings require a credit card to hold reservation and
48 hour notice to cancel. Should tasting not be canceled in a timely manner $25pp will be charged to card.
Choice of 4 appetizers
Choice of 2 salads
Choice of 3 entrée proteins
Choice of 2 vegetables
Choice of 3 appetizers
Choice of 2 salads
Choice of 3 entrees
Q: Can Three’s provide the alcohol?
A: We recommend purchasing your alcohol from Costco to save you money. Additionally, we include coordination on beverage menu and drink amounts for FREE with purchase of our bar package. We do NOT provide off site alcohol.
Q: Can Three’s provide the bar mixers? What mixers are recommended?
A: Three’s can provide all of your mixers, juices, soda, bottled water and garnishes through our “Bar Mixers Set Up Option.” This is a cost of $7.50pp and includes the following
Mixers: Club Soda or tonic, Coke, Diet, Sprite, 3 juices (POG, OJ, lemonade, pineapple or cranberry), bottled water
Garnish Fruits: Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Cherries, Pineapple, Olives, Orchids
Q: What time will Three’s arrive the day of?
A: The kitchen team and service team will arrive 2 hours early to set up for event.
***Should Three’s need to arrive earlier the day of - any extra hours required of staff over 8 hrs. will be charged to client at $25p/hr per staff member including chefs**
Q: Will you set up tables and chairs? What about tear down?
A: The banquet captain will have the service team set up tables and chairs. All tables will be set with required glassware, china and flatware. We will also set up the buffet and all misc. tables. Lastly, should the chairs also be used for the ceremony, Three’s will help set ceremony area as well. This will happen after all else is completed and is not the sole responsibility of the service team. It is best to have the coordinator in charge of this.
Tear down or event “strike” will occur as the event closes. All tables, chairs and rentals will be broken down and stacked neatly for pick up. All left over alcohol or beverages will be loaded in the shuttle or client’s car for later use by clients.
Q: Do you provide coffee service?
A: Yes. It includes the following:
Self-service coffee station
Freshly ground and brewed Maui Oma organic locally grown coffee
Milk, cream, sugar and sugar substitutes
Disposable cups and stir straws
**Coffee with porcelain mugs, saucers and spoons are available for $4.50pp**
Q: Can Three’s provided wedding cake? What about cake cutting?
A: Three’s does not have the required baking facility to provide wedding cake at this time. However, we are happy to make recommendations to our favorite vendors.
Cake cutting and service costs $2.50pp. As we need to account for the additional china, flatware and labor involved with cutting, serving and washing and packing of the china.
Q: Dietary restrictions? Food allergies?
A: We are used to providing customized meals for your guests that have food allergies, gluten, dairy, soy intolerances etc. Please notify us about customizing you menu.
Q: Kids? Special pricing?
A: We can offer 50% off for children who eat off the main menu. They must be between the ages of 4-12 for this discount. If the buffet/plated menu is not desired, Three’s can provide a children’s menu for $25pp.
Q: Vendor meals?
A: Three’s can provide vendor meals for $50pp.