Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the average costs of your services and menus?
Depending on the size of the group and complexity of the menu, our prices range from $55-$85 per person.
This price also includes:
- Pre-ceremony "Welcome Beverage Station"
- Kitchen and Service staff
- On-site Chef and Event Manager
- Rental coordination
- Rental set-up, breakdown and clean-up
- Unlimited site checks and consultation as needed
- Sample menu tasting
- Service charge (20%) and Sales tax (7.50%)
Q: Do you provide cake cutting and champagne pouring services?
Yes, this is included in our service at no additional fee.
Q: Can you provide all organic/pesticide and hormone free foods?
Yes, we use organic herbs and locally sourced produce whenever possible. We also offer organic, grass-fed, and free range protein options. Our seafood is sourced from Pier 46 in Templeton.
Q: Do you provide bartending services?
Yes, we provide bartenders for wine, beer, champagne and basic cocktail service. We also include tableside wine service during dinner.
Q: Do you provide beer, wine and spirits?
No, we are not licensed to sell alcohol.
Q: What is included in the non-alcoholic beverage service?
The basics include water, coffee/hot tea service, and ice to chill down all beverages. We can add soft drinks, specialty punches, flavored iced teas, etc upon request.
Q: Do you offer a Santa Maria Style BBQ menu option?
While we offer many types of cuisine, we do not attempt to compete with the fabulous established BBQ caterers in our area. We are happy to provide you with referrals.
Q: Do you make wedding cakes?
No, however, we offer a variety of small bite or full size dessert menus and Do–It-Yourself Stations.
Q: How do rentals work?
We will arrange for all basic rental needs on your behalf. This does not include tents, specialty lighting, sound, transportation or staging. There is no charge for rental coordination; however, the client is responsible for all rental costs.
Rental costs vary on the size of group, menu design, and what the event venue may include in their contract. Typically, rental fees range from $15-$25 per person.
Q: What additional equipment will we need to rent if the venue does not provide a kitchen?
To ensure freshness, we do not travel with cooked food. For venues without a commercial kitchen, we will arrange for an oven rental and additional prep tables.
Q: How do tastings work?
We offer a complimentary tasting for confirmed events. For non-confirmed events, there is a $50 per person partial tasting fee, and $100 per person fee for a full menu tasting. The payment is applied to the overall catering balance should you decide to book with Trumpet Vine.
Q: What is your server to guest ratio?
For multi course or dinner stations, there is 1 server for every 12-15 guests, and 1 server for every 15-20 guests for buffet or family style service. This ratio also depends on the complexity of the menu and venue.