Frequently Asked Questions
How can Three Tomatoes Catering help me with my event?
In addition to assisting with your food planning, presentation and staffing needs, we provide full event planning services, including flower arrangements, music and entertainment, security and transportation, event design and event production. Our specialty is customization of events and menus to meet each client’s unique vision.
What types of services do you provide?
Three Tomatoes Catering is a full- service caterer. We handle your entire event from setup to cleanup. We offer our clients a team of highly trained professionals, including a field chef, event manager, wait/service staff and bartenders to oversee every aspect of your event so you will have the freedom to enjoy yourself and your guests.
What type of uniform do your employees wear at events?
Our professional service staff is customarily uniformed in black pants, long-sleeved black dress shirt, black long tie and long black aprons. Other arrangements may be made on request, e.g., khaki and pastels, Hawaiian shirts, tuxedos, or specialty uniforms may be ordered for a fee.
What does your bar package include?
All bar needs can be provided with our packages including basic glassware, mixers, soft drinks, mineral water, ice, cocktail napkins, bar fruit and garnishes, plus sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, and bitters for cocktails. We are happy to accommodate specialty drinks.
What is your alcohol policy?
We are happy to assist you in ordering and arranging for the delivery of your liquor; however, because caterers are by Colorado law prohibited from selling alcohol, the vendor will invoice it to you directly. Please consult with a Three Tomatoes Catering professional for more information. (Liquor cannot be stored at Three Tomatoes Catering.)
Is there a corkage fee?
We do not charge a “Corkage” fee. Our service staff will be happy to uncork and serve beverages to your guests.
Can you arrange for the rental of dishware, flatware, glassware, linens, tents, etc.?
Three Tomatoes Catering professionals work closely with the top rental companies in Colorado to provide our clients with a wide variety of rental options and event decor/design. The relationships we have established with these vendors allow us to cover any of our clients’ rental needs, ranging from classic designs to cutting edge styles that can add distinction to any event.
Do you have Wedding Cakes?
Our award-winning pastry chef custom-designs and creates each cake here at our kitchen, meeting with you, in person, to ensure the perfect cake is delivered on your wedding day.
Is there a cake cutting charge?
We do not charge a “Cake Cutting Fee.” Our service staff will be happy to cut and plate your wedding cake, without additional charge, whether your cake is purchased from us or if it comes from another bakery.
What are you best known for?
Three Tomatoes Catering is best known for a number of things; chiefly, our exquisite food and impeccable service and our reputation for listening to our clients. We pride ourselves on understanding what is important and our ability to create that vision.
Can you create my personal “Family Recipes?”
Absolutely! We pride ourselves in our flexibility to meet our client’s needs in every aspect of their events. We try our best to duplicate your treasured memories.
Are you able to prepare and serve Kosher events?
We have over 40 years experience in preparing, presenting and serving every type of Kosher style food.
Can Three Tomatoes Catering help me with specialty and ethnic foods?
Definitely! We enjoy working closely with our clients to find just the right foods, recipes and ingredients necessary to enhance their events and create the perfect atmosphere they envision. Just let us know how we can best serve you, either by giving us the specific menus you desire or asking us to research ideas. In any case, we are here to make certain your event is everything you dreamed it could be.
Can you adapt your menus to suit food restrictions?
Three Tomatoes Catering can accommodate any special dietary concerns. Our “from-scratch” customized menus, combined with our knowledgeable culinary team, enable us to prepare any dish with the special attention required for those guests with restricted diets.
Where do you cater?
We can cater anywhere a caterer is allowed, from private homes, community parks and corporate offices to event facilities large and small. Click here for a list of Preferred Venues.
When is the latest I can place an order?
The latest time we will accept a new order request is 72 hours before the event is set to occur. Contact us to place an order.
Do you deliver or allow pickups?
No but we provide flexible options to best meet your event and/or budget needs.
Do you have a service charge?
We have a 20% administration charge for service parties. This is a standard catering industry charge, covering “behind the scenes” overhead costs such as support staff, equipment, insurance, etc.
When do I have to have the final guest count for my event?
We must receive your final count no later than five business days before the event.
What makes Three Tomatoes Catering different?
We are proud to have earned a reputation as Denver’s finest caterer—and Colorado’s best caterer! At Three Tomatoes Catering, we handcraft your experience, meaning from your first call through all the details to choosing menus and the venue to the very last detail, we focus on your unique needs and wishes. We work as though we are hosting our own friends and thus accept nothing less than excellence. We love what we do, and we are easy to work with. Call us—then relax and get ready to enjoy your celebration!