Escape the Typical w/ our On-Site & Off-Site Catering
Give Your Guests “the Real Taste Experience”
Catering(s) or Truck(s)
Contact Erica I 570.560.0562 I RealTaste570@gmail.com
Some Catering Info & ?'s...
Real Taste Catering part of Cuddy Team LLC provides fresh flavors and professional creative catering service to Central PA and surrounding areas.
We handle any kind of Occasion or Event; small or large, personal or professional, Mexican Cuisine or other Favorites. Real Taste Catering can accommodate any style food from Hamburg BBQ to Sushi with Chef Tastings prior if requested. We also offer in-house & outsourced bakers for any kind of sweet treat. We have various pictures and reviews on our website and social media pages.
We pride ourselves on customer service, fresh quality food & creativity.
Cuddy Team LLC (CT and/or Caterer) wants your event to be a success and the most efficient way for this to be achieved is through clear communication & expectations throughout the planning and execution. We are here to help you and make your occasion/event special with over 20 years of Catering Experience.
Q: Catering Services
A: Traditional Buffet, Food Truck(s), Plated Meals, Custom Menus, Tastings, Coordination of Rentals, & Private Chef Services.
A: Custom Menus for Weddings or Events; pricing is dependent on the menu choices and guest count.
Option 1. Buffet Only
Option 2. Apps & Snack Tables - Main from Food Truck
Option 3. Food Truck Only
Option 4. Pick Up Food Food/Beverages Only / Recommended for Smaller Caterings
Option 5. Drop Off & Set Up Food/Beverages Only / Recommended for Smaller Caterings
Food Truck FAQ's; we offer set or custom menus for any occasion. Custom menus can include a main, side, sweet treat, & beverage if requested for a per person cost - or- you can use a set menu with varying items and costs.
We also offer a Ticket System that helps keep everything within budget. Weddings, Corporate and Small Parties all use this system. You can make up inspirational, unique & fun tickets for guests, staff etc. to hand in for their meals. We keep track of the tickets and orders to Invoice after the event, we can do this with set or custom menus.
Weddings with 100 + guests that require a food truck are normally an average minimum of $3,500 to 4k.
The Truck fee is $1,000.00 a day for Weekend Events.
Q: Consultation Tasting
A. It is important for Chef Bame to meet potential clients/customers in person for a Consultation Tasting.
Consultation Tastings take 1 to 2 hours.
Tastings are held at 909 Allegheny St in Jersey Shore, PA
A Tasting fee will be invoiced at $100 for 2 adults
$50 pp for additional guests
Please note: Special Menu/Requests for items will affect the total tasting cost
Chef Bame will determine what menu items will be provided for the tasting; this will depend on the event and menu choices requested if applicable.
The consultation tasting is the time for you to choose items and get ideas for us to put a final menu draft together. The first draft menu will show your initial requests with your high guest count cost, do not be alarmed, this is when we then work together to make decisions on tweaking the menu if desired; to hit budgets, cut down, change or add food. Some couples add items, some take away, and some keep the menu the way it is in the first draft. This is all part of the planning process.
Q: Service Fee(s)
A: A 20% Service Fee is added onto ALL of our catering's.
The Service Fee Description lists the various items the fee can include; this varies depending on each individual Occasion/Event.
The Service Fee can include but is not limited to: set up/tear down, paper products, utensils, & serving units/utensils, staffing, etc.
The service charge, also called a service fee, refers to the fee collected to pay for services that relate to the product. It includes material cost, direct labor cost, and direct overhead, and is directly proportional to revenue. As revenue increases, more resources are required to produce the goods or service. The service fee offsets labor and administration costs such as dish washing, packing for your event, customizing menus, clean up, site visits, working with rental companies, etc.
Additional fees may be incurred for items such as extra linen, action stations, beverage service, travel, or staff-intensive events. Please inquire with (CT) about additional fees.
** as of 2021 a Service Fee is now added to all Taco Kits & Caterings to help offset rising costs.
The service fee is not a gratuity and is subject to state and local tax laws.
Weekly (Monday thru Thursday) Hourly cost for Food Truck Rental for Private Parties or Small Occasions/Events: $75 per hour + travel
Weekend (Friday thru Sunday) Daily cost for Food Truck Rental for Private Parties or Small Occasions/Events: from $500 - $1000 per day + travel
(determined by mins/miles from our Taqueria)
Daily Cost for Large Occasions/Events; Weddings: $1,000 non-refundable fee per day + travel (determined by mins/miles from our Taqueria)
Wedding Deposit to Reserve the Day varies and is non-refundable
Please note: If there is not a Full Kitchen available for use at your Venue of Choice, a truck will be required to prepare food on site. If the location is within 10 miles of Real Taste Taqueria we can discuss other options if requested.
Guest Count(s) Minimum for Weddings
Final Guest Count for Wedding is required 14 days prior to Actual Date.
If your guest count falls below 20% of the estimated low guest count you provide during planning, you will be responsible for a guest count minimum.
Estimated Guest Count provided during planning is 110-150
110 would be the low guest count provided at planning stage – If the count goes below 20% of the minimum guest count provided at planning you will be responsible to pay…
In this example you would be required to pay for a minimum of 88 guests.
That means if your final guest count dropped to 80 you would have to pay the minimum of 88.
Special Dietary Accommodation(s)
Keep in mind, it is essential that Chef Bame is aware of ALL specific dietary needs during menu planning. Chef Bame must be notified in advance of the guest’s specific needs, name and seating if available – the more specific, the better. Pricing may vary, based on the products required to meet the dietary restriction(s).
(CT) is proud of its ability to accommodate guests, but in the event a dietary need cannot be met, (CT) will make every attempt to find an alternative solution.
Chef Bame can reasonably guide clients in making menu selections which can accommodate their guests. In most instances, food allergies and intolerance can be managed, such as vegan, vegetarian diets, food allergies, or intolerance.
Disclaimer: (CT) makes every effort to mark food allergens and train staff appropriately; however, ingredients and nutritional content may vary. Manufacturers may change their product formulation or consistency of ingredients without (CT) knowledge, and product availability may fluctuate. Keep in mind we do not have a certified Gluten Free kitchen - although we do everything in our power to ensure cross contamination never occurs. Customers should also note that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. It is, therefore, ultimately the responsibility of the customer to judge whether or not to question ingredients or choose to eat selected foods.
If you have any questions regarding ingredients, please consult Chef Bame directly.
If you are renting a venue, please check with them for their alcohol policies. It is your responsibility to supply alcoholic beverages, liquor liability insurance and a RAMP Certified bartender. Our staff is available for events in which we handle the catering.
Bar service will be provided for $300 plus tips for up to 4 hours of service for one bartender, additional operational hours and bartenders will be charged $75 per hour per bartender plus tips.
Please note: The bar is to be set up, this includes cups, ice and any other special items you want for your guests prior to our Bartender arriving. If you need your bar set up, this will incur extra charges.
Children under the age of 5 are free of charge unless client wishes to provide service for them. Children 6-10 years of age will be charged ½ price on the agreed upon price per person but not lower than $5 per child.
Cost for Chef Bame to cut cake is $75-$150 (please ensure the Baker leaves Directions for any complex cakes)
In the instance that you need to cancel your event for any reason, the following conditions apply
ALL Deposits are Non-Refundable as this date has been reserved and locked in, therefore limiting (CT) from using that date & time for other events/clients. In addition to deposits, if the client has reserved our truck for their event the below are the cancellation fees per day…
Sat & Sun: $1,000 plus tax per day Mon thru Fri: $500 plus tax per day
Cancellation Policies; Client understands that upon entering this service contract, Caterer and/or Event Planner is committing time and resources to this event and thus cancellation would result in lost income and lost business opportunities.
Caterer Cancellation: (CT) reserves the right to terminate this agreement for any reason. If (CT) terminates this contract prior to the event date, all deposits and prepayments will be returned in full within 30 days.
** Note refunds are the sole discretion of (CT). Although an event may be cancelled or rescheduled, (CT) reserves the right to allow for consulting and coordinating when or if determining to allow for a cancellation or refund of any amount or for any reason.