When planning your wedding, it’s important to consider all of the aspects that go into making it a successful event. One important part is choosing the right caterer. A professional caterer can help you with all of the details involved in planning and running your wedding, from selecting the right food and beverage options to organizing seating and decor.
A good caterer will be able to accommodate all of your needs. They will execute your vision perfectly and have a wide variety of menus to choose from, as well as unique catering services that you may not find elsewhere.
Dedicated wedding caterers are hard to come by, but one, in particular, stands out in St. Louis: Ces & Judy’s Catering. For nearly 40 years, they’ve been creating one-of-a-kind cuisine and events. In this interview session, Co-owner Cecily takes us behind the scenes of her business and shares some of her best tips for planning the perfect wedding.
1. What common mistakes do you see couples making?
Listen to the professionals you are working with. Your florist, Wedding Coordinator, Photographer, DJ, and Caterer all have experience with many different types of wedding celebrations. Let us help you make sure your vision for the perfect day for you will work the way you envision.
2. What is the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
There are many moving parts in preparing for the big day. Plan ahead and invest in experienced professionals to help you.
3. What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?
As a caterer, we are involved in more than just the food! We often coordinate behind the scenes with the venue, wedding planners, florists, & other vendors involved in the event. Being a caterer, we are thinking about everything from a logistical perspective. Is there enough floor space for the requested food serving style? How long can the food stay hot from the kitchen to the table? Is a room flip a possibility?
4. What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?
Advice! Ask your vendors – caterer, venue, photographer, what they have done in the past that worked really well or didn’t work well. Run your ideas past them to see if they are workable.
5. What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Our best piece of advice is to be present during the planning. Set aside time to soak in the entire process with one another. Listen to what is important to your partner and make decisions together!
Don’t forget to include the bride and groom when giving your final guarantee to the caterer. It happens a lot!!
6. What is the most unusual wedding you ever did?
We had a Harry Potter/Starwars themed wedding at the Stone House of St. Charles. It was a perfect setting and the room was decorated with hanging floating candles and the flags of the houses from Harry Potter. The wedding cake encompassed both themes. A real highlight was the live owl that carried the wedding rings down to the officiant.
7. What is the most memorable wedding you ever worked and why?
We catered a really fun wedding at The Venue at Maison du Lac carnival theme. We had a served in clown makeup passing hors d’oeuvres. There was a cotton candy machine. Carousel horses were part of the decor. The centerpieces on the tables were jars of various candies. The place cards were circus tickets. Dessert was at a cute pie station. The food stations were tied to carnival food. Every detail was unique.
When planning your wedding, you undoubtedly want the best possible experience for your guests. That means you need a caterer who can provide delicious and unique food options that will leave everyone talking.
So while choosing a caterer, be sure to consider their experience and qualifications. Consider looking for a company that has been in business for a while, has good reviews online, and offers affordable rates.
Ces & Judy’s Catering has been providing excellent St. Louis catering services for over 40 years. Their team of expert chefs has a wealth of knowledge and experience in preparing delicious, gourmet food that will make your event stand out from the rest.
If you’re looking for a caterer that will give your event the high quality it deserves, then Ces and Judy’s Catering should be your go-to choice. Contact them today to learn more about what Ces & Judy’s has to offer.