Q: What is the minimum party size you cater to?
A: The minimum party size that we prefer to work with is 40 people, and we have catered for up to 2,000. For groups under 40 people, we require a minimum of $600 for every food order.
Q: How do I decide my menu?
A: Go over our seasonal menu posted on our website and see what you like there. The next step, then, is to call and discuss the menu with the catering manager, who will give you updates on the menu, seasonal foods, and help you create a special menu that brings together your personal taste and style with what is best in season.
Q: What kind of food do you serve?
A: RoliRoti cuisine is simple and straightforward, Swiss-Italian Rotisserie. Our main course is always rotisserie meats accompanied by roasted seasonal vegetables, salads and grains. We are committed to selecting only the freshest seasonal ingredients from local farmers and farmers' markets.
Q: Do you provide vegetarian menu?
A: Yes, we provide vegetarian menu options upon request. Please see the seasonal menu.
Q: Do you serve beverages?
A: Yes, we do offer flavor infused water and Seasonal Agua Fresca beverages.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: We understand that each and every event is unique and special. Therefore, there will not be one price for all events. However, we understand that the price is one of the most important factors that influence one's decision when hiring caterers.
This is a starting estimate of our general food costs:
- Starters: $4-5 per person
- From the grills: $6-9 per person
- Salads: $5 per person
- Vegetable dish: $5 per person
- Roasted rosemary potatoes: $4.5 per person
- Dessert: $4-5 per person
Q: What are other expenses involved in RoliRoti's catering?
A: To cater an event, there will be additional fees for labor and truck rental.
- Cook (per event up to 4 hours) = $175
- Rotisserie truck (per event) = $350 (includes buffet tables, serving platters, serving utensils)
- Additional Server (per event up to 4 hours) = $175
Note: The number of cooks and servers will depend on the size of the event, complexity of the menu, and what kind of service level you want (plated serving, buffet, passing appetizers, etc). Roughly, every additional 50 guests require one additional staff.
Addtional fees are included for events that are outside the East Bay Area.
Q: Are there sale taxes applied?
A: Yes, the sales tax is applied to the price of the food, labor, and rental of equipment. The sales tax depends on the county where your event is held.
Q: How do I pay for your services?
A: There is a down payment of 50 % of the grand total, which is due up front to confirm reservation. The remaining balance is to submitted 5 days prior to the event.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Yes, we do accept major credit cards (excl. Amex) as a form of payment. However, there will be 3% surcharge for credit card processing.
Q: What happens if our party goes over established period of time?
A: In case your party lasts longer than previously agreed in the contract, additional fees will be charged at a rate of $50 per hour per one staff member (1 hour min) by a follow-up invoice.
Q: Is gratuity included in the bill?
A: Yes, we include a gratuity of 10% of the total cost of food, for all evening and weekend events..
Q: Do you provide linens tablecloths?
A: We do not provide linen tablecloths and napkins for your party. We can refer you to rental companies in your area.
Q: What rental equipment does RoliRoti provides?
A: RoliRoti provides only serving buffet tables, platters, serving utensils, and disposable dinnerware (paper plates, forks, knives, and supply napkins).
Q: What rental equipment do I need?
A: You many want to rent additional party equipment such as linen tablecloths, tables, chairs, tents, fine china, silverware, etc. You can rent them with party rental services if necessary. We can provide references.
Q: What additional kitchen equipment do I need?
A: You do not have to have any other additional kitchen equipment. We cook on our rotisserie grills installed in the trucks. Our catering van has an equipped built-in kitchen for salad preparation.
Q: How many additional staff do I need to have?
A: Depending on the size of the event you may consider to have additional serving staff, beverage staff and/or cleaning staff to help you.