Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between plated dining and cocktail parties?
Plated dining is typically best for parties under 20. Courses come out one after another in a traditional dinner setting. Cocktail parties are best for groups over 15 and enables guests to stand and mingle. For standing events, we offer passed canapés, grazing boards, and live chef stations. We also offer family style and buffet catering.
How much notice do I need to give for a catering order?
We usually require a couple of days notice prior to your catering event. This allows enough time to generate your custom menu and ensure all ingredients can be sourced in time for your event.
*Chef Joslin values sustainability and locally sources as much food as possible for every dish we create.
How are far will Chef Joslin travel?
Chef Joslin caters to the Coachella Valley, High Desert, and LA Area, but special requests can be accommodated based on event size.
Can I customize the menu?
All our menus are made custom for each client. We enjoy working with you to create the perfect menu for your event.
Can you accommodate allergies?
We will accommodate any and all allergies and dietary restrictions for our clients upon request. Please communicate these requests upon booking inquiry.
Do your prices include staffing and plates/cutlery?
Our quote will show the chef services and the food. Serving staff, bartending, party rentals, can also be quoted so we can accommodate your event. We ask that you purchase your own alcohol.
What are the deposit and payment requirements?
To secure your event catering, we require a 50% deposit upon booking. The final payment is due the day of the event.
What if I have booked but need to cancel my event?
*All cancelations will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Typically the client will lose their deposit, but depending on how close the cancellation is to the time of the event, the deposit may be used towards rescheduling a new event.
*fee will vary based on requirements of the event.
What is required for catering at my home? Do you use my pots and pans etc?
Chef Joslin travels with everything needed to prepare your food..
Do I have to clean up after my event?
Chef Joslin promises to leave your kitchen how we found it. Our serving staff will not do any additional cleaning beyond this.
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