Frequently Asked Questions
What is included when I book an event with Red Sky Catering?
We provide all necessary serving* and food display equipment, food presentation, and bar tables with floor length white linens, and necessary staff members. *On occasion, we may ask our Clients to rent additional equipment for specialty service or locations.
As the Client, what do I provide?
You provide all guest dining tables, chairs, table linens, including their set-up and breakdown. You are also responsible for providing china, glassware, and silverware. On occasion, we may ask our Clients to rent additional equipment for specialty service or locations.
What charges can I expect?
You will be responsible for all contracted food and beverage charges, tax of 7.75% on food and beverage, travel charges (if applicable), a 3% Administrative Fee based on the balance due before tax, and a labor charge. There are no hidden charges or fees that are not discussed with you up front. Does the Labor Charge Include Gratuity? The Labor charge is used to pay for our staff and specific costs associated with off-premise catering. The charge depends on the event’s requirements and Employees required. Gratuity is not included.
What does the catering staff wear?
Our uniform is black slacks/dress/skirt, black shoes, and a black shirt.
What are the deposit and payment schedules when I book an event?
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due upon execution of the catering agreement. Once the menu and pricing are agreed upon, a payment of 20% of the total balance is required. A payment of 50% of the estimated remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event. Both your final guest guarantee and any remaining balance are due 7 days prior to the event.
Do you cater in the 4 x 4 Areas north of Corolla & on the Southern Beaches (Hatteras)?
We gladly cater on the beaches north of Corolla or the southern beaches near Cape Hatteras. However, a flat fee of $250 is charged to all events to cover transportation and additional labor charges. Minimum guest counts also apply.
What if there is a hurricane?
All deposits and payments can be used toward a rescheduled event. Red Sky will work with each client to determine the appropriate process depending on the timeframes and costs associated with the event. We strongly recommend purchasing wedding insurance especially if you are scheduling your event during the hurricane season (June through November).