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    1. Do we use local produce?
    Yes, whenever possible, we like to buy produce from local sources.

    2. Do we cater for children, special diets etc?
    Yes, dependant on the children’s age, we usually charge half price for under 12 years old if they choose the main menu, or we are always happy to put together a menu of your choice.  We will also put together any special dietary menus if required.

    3. Do we offer food tastings?
    Once we have met and discussed menus we are more than happy for you to sample the menu of your choice.

    4. What about my crockery, cutlery etc.?
    Ascaris have an extensive hire department, which enables us to supply everything you require for your function.  For example during your Wedding Breakfast we would supply all crockery, cutlery and any cooking equipment needed; this includes everything from utensils to gas stoves, or from wedding cake stand to lily vases – this is all supplied at no extra cost.

    5. Do you supply a drinks package?
    We have two options for you to choose from when dealing with drinks during your function... We can either supply our popular drinks package, or charge you a small corkage fee per person, which covers chilling and serving all your own drinks plus supplying glasses.

    6. Do you have a bar…..
    When catering for weddings we are often asked this, and yes we do; we are licensed so can apply for a paying bar for you and your guests to enjoy.

    7. Do you supply table linen?
    We can supply all table linen that your function requires, from table cloths and napkins or if you want that added touch, chair covers with bows and sachets.

    8. Do we have to lay up the tables ourselves?
    Again at no additional cost our experienced staff will come to your venue and lay all tables up ready for you to go in and put the finishing touches to.  We usually aim to do this the day prior to your function.

    9. Are there any hidden costs?
    No – The above covers everything for your catering function and more; for quotes please do not hesitate to contact the office who will be happy to advise you with any further questions (01432) 265147.

    10. Do we cater outside Hereford?
    Yes – We have catered in various areas of the country and are always happy to discuss your function.