Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions, you can visit our Policies
section. Of course, you can contact us by clicking here
or if you would prefer to speak directly to Natalie, she can be reached at 702-371-0072.
Do you charge to cut the wedding cake?
No, it is included in the price.
Do you provide rental items such as linens, silverware, glassware, tables and chairs?
Yes. Not only can we arrange for the rental of the usual party items such as tables, chairs, linen, china, glassware and silverware, but we also have access to fine china, crystal, and specialty linens. We can also arrange for larger items such as tents, canopies, stages and dance floors. We rent them for you for what the rental companies would charge you.
Do you provide wine or liquor?
While Natalie Littlefield’s Catering Unlimited is not licensed to sell alcohol, we do maintain the necessary liability insurance to serve your guests if you provide the alcohol. We can also set you up with licensed liquor caterers in the local area.
Do you provide bartenders and servers?
We sure do! We are a "full service" caterer.
Do you have a corkage fee if we supply the beverage?
No. We will open and serve beverages for you supply at no additional charge.
Do you set-up and clean up?
We will dress and set the tables, clear the tables, and clean the service/kitchen area, leaving it as we have found it, if not cleaner. If you wish NLCU to set up and breakdown the tables and chairs there is an additional fee.
How many servers will be needed at my event?
As a general rule, we provide one server for every 25 people at a buffet. We provide one server for every twenty people at a sit down dinner. However, the server ration depends on how formal or complicated the event is and may be reduced or increased, depending on these factors. A very simple buffet may only require 1 server for every 50 people. Using your event details, we will recommend the minimum number of servers based on our experience. Our goal at NLCU is to make your event run smoothly.
Besides the cost of food, what other charges can I expect for a catered event?
When we provide your customized menu, we list all of our estimated charges in order to provide you with a complete bid. In addition to the price per person for food we include the following in each proposal:
- 18% service charge
- Cost of rentals (that we obtain on your behalf)
- Labor charges for service staff
- Sales tax
What does service charge cover?
The service charge offsets labor and administration costs such as dishwashing, packing for your event, travel time to and from your event, etc. The service charge is not at gratuity and is subject to state and local tax laws.
Is a gratuity included in your bill?
Gratuities are not itemized in the bill, nor are the required. They are however, graciously accepted by our staff for a job well done.
What is "drop off" service?
We bring the buffet to you, set it up and return later to pick up non-disposable serving items. There are no servers. A delivery & pick-up fee is charged. This option works best for informal corporate events and informal parties of less than 30 people. Delivery/pickup charges without staff begin at $40 for the Las Vegas area. Outside Las Vegas or after office hours, there will be an additional 18% service charge.
Do you provide paper goods, china, linen, or chafing dishes for drop offs?
For drop offs, we include high quality disposable plates, eating utensils and napkins, which is included in the price. We also provide linen for the buffet and will set up any necessary chafing dishes. If you prefer china and silverware, we will be happy to make arrangements, however these items require that our staff be present at your event and is an additional charge for rental.
Do you have a price list?
Some of our corporate menus include prices. However, most of our event menus are custom designed for a specific event and particular client. After a brief conversation with an event coordinator, we will prepare a personalized proposal for your budget. The factors that affect the price of an event include the number and kind of menu choices, number of quests, length of the event as well as number of servers required. We try our best to accommodate your budget. Our goal is to give you the fairest price based on your specific needs.
How can I compare quotes from two different caterers?
In the catering industry there are a variety of ways to present a bid to a client. For example, some caterers include only the price of food in the per person cost, others include food and service, others include linens and/or china in the per person cost. It is important when comparing bids from two or more companies that pricing for all of the necessary items are included in both quotes for an accurate comparison.
How do you charge for labor?
We charge our staff by the hour, based on a four hour minimum per staff person. We do our best to estimate the amount of time that our staff will be needed for your event. However, since many variables exist, the final cost is based on the actual time worked. For large full service events, we require and Event Manager to oversee staff and ensure the coordination of a successful event.
What are your Hourly rates for your staff?
Event Manager @ $30.00 per hour
On-site Chef @ $40.00 per hour
Bartender @ $25.00–$30.00 per hour
Server @ $25.00 per hour
Kitchen Staff @ $25.00 per hour