Are you licensed?
We are a fully licensed catering company with a licensed Douglas County Health Department approved kitchen.
Do you require a contract?
Yes. A signed contract is required to reserve your event in addition to a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $500.
Do you have a minimum guest count for catering services?
Low season (January-April and October-November) minimum guests for catering – 25
High season (May-September and December) minimum guests for catering – 50
Can I make up my own menu or make changes in your menus?
Absolutely! We love to help you create a special menu just for your party! All of the menus on this website are completely customizeable, you are welcome to make any additions or changes you prefer.
Can you provide for vegetarian and special dietary needs?
We have wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and other special needs menu items. When we plan your event, we will discuss your dietary needs and suggest a menu that will be suitable for you and your guests. Please tell us if we need to consider food allergies.
How far in advance should I reserve my date?
Wedding receptions typically book 6-12 months in advance. Corporate events usually have a shorter lead time. If we’re available, we can provide corporate lunches with a one week notice. We suggest reserving your date as soon as it is confirmed. Summer weekends and all dates in December fill very quickly.
Do you have children’s prices?
Yes. Children 5 to 10 years old are 50% of the adult price. Children 4 and under are free, but are counted for seating.
Do you provide wine or liquor?
Ring-A-Bell’s Catering is not licensed to sell alcohol.
Do you provide servers?
Yes. Our servers are trained, professional, and just plain nice! The server ratio depends on how formal or complicated the event is and may be reduced or increased, depending on these factors.
Do your servers wear uniforms?
Our trained, professional staff are attired in black and white with a black apron. They are professional, neat, and always ready to help.
Do you charge extra to cut the wedding cake?
Yes, there is an additional fee for our service staff to stay at the event to cut the cake.
Do you set up and clean up?
Each venue has different requirements. Our services are venue dependent and all details will be included in the catering contract.
How many servers will be needed at my event?
As a general rule, we provide one server for every 25 guests at a buffet. However, the server ratio depends on how formal or complicated the event is and may be reduced or increased, depending on these factors. Using your event details, we will recommend the minimum number of servers required based on our experience. Our goal is to make your event run smoothly, therefore we have a two server minimum for events.
Besides the cost of food, what charges can I expect for a catered event?
When we provide your personalized proposal, we list all of our estimated charges in order to provide you with a complete proposal. In addition to the package per person price, we include the following in each proposal: labor charges for service staff, 18% gratuity and city sales tax.
Do you supply plates, napkins and cutlery?
We provide a standard disposable white paper plate, white paper napkin and white plastic cutlery. Premium disposable serveware can be ordered for an additional charge. If you will be renting serveware we must be notified so we can staff accordingly.
What is your “Drop Off” service?
We bring the buffet to you, set it up and return later to pick up non disposable serving items. There are no servers. A delivery & pick up fee is charged. This option works best for informal corporate events, lunches, and informal parties of less than 50 guests. We will not do a “drop off service” for weddings.
Delivery/ pickup charges:
- Wenatchee/East Wenatchee $75
- Cashmere $100
- Chelan/Lake Wenatchee/Quincy/Leavenworth $125
- Manson $150
How can I compare quotes from two different caterers?
In the catering industry there are a variety of ways to present a bid to a client. For example, some caterers include only the price of food in the per person cost, others include food and service, others include linens and/or china in the per person charge. It is important when comparing bids from two or more companies that pricing for all of the necessary items are included in both quotes for an accurate comparison.
Do you provide tastings?
We don’t do tastings but would be happy to provide testimonials and references.
How do you charge for labor?
We charge for our staff by the hour based on a three hour minimum. We do our best to estimate the amount of time needed and the number of servers needed for your event.
Do I get to keep the leftover food?
Our staff will bag up leftover food from buffet line that deems food safe. If staff feels like it is not up to health code regulations it may not be left. Leftovers will only be left if there is proper “food safe” storage for food.