FAQs

1. Do you provide tables and linens?
The answer is yes. We handle all rental items including tables, linens, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, dance floors, and food service equipment. If you need a tent for your event, the company that we use for our rentals will be happy to assist you. Please call Lasting Impressions at 614-252-5400 and tell them that you are working with the Pastaria.

2. How many servers and bartenders will I need for my event?
We will staff your event based upon your menu, the number of guests, and the type and style of your event. For example, a wedding with 150 guests with a buffet style dinner and full bar using all china, flatware and glassware would require 5 servers, 1 banquet captain, and 2 bartenders (assuming one bar), The catering director and chef are also present at catering events if needed.

3. When will your staff arrive?
For Weddings, we usually plan for a three hour set-up and one hour clean-up. For less formal events, you can expect the staff to arrive 1 1/2 to two hours prior to the start time and spend one hour cleaning up. Finally, for in-home events, our staff usually arrives one hour prior to the start time and clean up times vary based on guest departure and individual customer needs.

4. How much is the deposit?
Events costing more than $1000.00 require a $100.00 non-refundable deposit due with a signed contract to hold the event date. Smaller events do not require a deposit but may require a signed contract.

5. Is there a cake-cutting fee?
NO! Our staff has experience in cake cutting so don’t worry Aunt Martha does not need to cut the cake!

6. Can we do a tasting?
We realize that our customers come to us with various levels of knowledge regarding our company and the quality of our food. While we will not prepare a custom tasting until after the deposit has been received, we encourage you to come visit us at the North Market to sample our pasta sauces and wonderful entrees and side dishes prepared daily by our chef. Please notify your event coordinator before your visit and the staff will be happy to assist you with samples.

7. Do you decorate and how much does it cost?
We will handle the decorating for all of the food tables. Decorating includes but is not limited to glass blocks, candles, baskets, material, and ribbons. The decorating fee is on a sliding scale beginning at $25.00 per buffet table. Fresh cut flowers and floral arrangements may be added for an additional cost.

8. What do you do with the leftover food?
We will package remaining food in foil pans for you to take home. It is up to the discretion of the staff to decide if a food item is not suitable to be packaged for leftovers.