FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
how far do you travel?
We generally travel up to 50 miles, give or take, from our Wooden Paddle kitchen in Lemont, IL. Travel up to 15 miles away is included in our setup fee. Any additional travel is charged at $1.50 per mile, round trip. Is your event a little bit, or a lot a bit, further? Let's talk anyway! We do make exceptions.
My Venue's already a done deal. do you work with them?
We've catered at, or are preferred vendors for, many different venues in the Chicagoland area, including Warehouse 109, Prairie Productions, Firehouse Chicago, Ellis House, Imago, Storybrook Gardens, Noah's Event Venue, and more. Even if we're not on your venue's preferred vendors list (yet!), there's still a pretty good chance we'll be able to cater your event. We've done it before, and gosh dang it! We'll do it again.
where will you put the oven?
The oven is maneuvered by a tow vehicle, and one of our highly skilled, trailer-backer-uppers. (Mmm yes, 'tis their formal title.) So, wherever you'd like us to put the oven must be accessible by vehicle, and have a flat, dry area that's at least 12' long, and 8' wide. We'll also need another 10' x 10' space in front of the oven, for our pop-up kitchen.
is there a maximum number of people you can serve?
We're able to comfortably serve up to 300 people with the use of just one of our ovens. Far too popular to limit your guest list to only 300? Not a problem. In that case, we'd just bring a second oven.
do I pick my menu?
You bet! First, come try the goods! We offer a free tasting for two. At the tasting, you'll get to sample most of what we serve, and get a better idea of what you'd like your menu to be. You'll select four different varieties of pizza, and then you can round out the rest of your menu with appetizers, salads, desserts, and drinks.
what about guests with dietary restrictions?
No problem! We have gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.
DO YOU HAVE EVENT MINIMUMS?
Yes! For the 2018 season, our event minimum is $3,500. This is the total for all food and beverage.
how much does this cost?
This, of course, varies based on your menu; our entire menu is al a carte! But to give you an idea, our first package starts at $30 per person.
Are event staff included in your pricing?
Yes! A team of on-site chefs is included. Servers are charged separately. How many servers you'll need depends on the serving style you'd prefer - family or buffet - and your final guest count.
What is the setup fee?
A ten percent (10%) set up fee covers on-site kitchen set up, on-site kitchen breakdown, wood for the oven, serving ware, disposable tableware, trash disposal, and liability insurance. The minimum set up fee is $395.
Okay, i want to reserve my date! What do i do?
All we require is a 50% deposit and a signed contract. We accept payment via credit card, debit card, or check.