One of the great privileges we have as event planners is the opportunity to work with talented industry professionals who make our job rewarding, enjoyable, and unique to each and every client. The vendors that we recommend on a regular basis have showcased their expertise in ways that allow us to feel confident about whatever we are working on together. Planning & designing weddings is a job that we couldn’t successfully manage or execute without the professionalism and skill of those we coordinate with on a regular basis.
One of the vendors that we adore working with is Bon Appetit catering! Their staff is fantastic, hardworking, and diligent; their food is delicious; and their passion for creating memorable, amazing events is shown each time they work. Most importantly, they allow us to collaborate with them as we put our client’s vision first. Any bride would be lucky to have such a great team on their vendor list!
If you’re in need of a great caterer for your special event, Bon Appetit is among the premiere caterers in town that we’d recommend to anyone. Check out our interview with Sonya Sessions, Bon Appetit’s Catering Director, to find out more about this great service!
1. How and when did Bon Appetit get started?
“Bon Appetit was started in Wilmington in 1995 and immediately raised the bar on all aspects of catering (from prompt day of return calls, to providing information to help educate clients on how to create a Food Budget). The fact that we coordinate every aspect of an event truly takes the pressure off, and allows the client to focus on the enjoyment of their occasion. Bon Appetit has done the 1st Food Network Wedding of the year (a 2 hour episode that went nation wide), all of the site work for Dawson’s Creek (for 7 years), One Tree Hill, Revolution, Under the Dome, Iron Man 3, and many calls from the film studio when the need for creative Food Artistry was necessary. Our display work and creativity in the 100+ handmade Hors D’ouevres, and consistent teamwork from everyone here at Bon Appetit, allows clients to enjoy their upcoming event, without worrying about the details.”
2. What is your favorite thing about working with Bon Appetit?
“I’ve been at Bon Appetit for about nine years, and my enjoyment started at functions where I was a server and learned how creative and beautiful Bon Appetit displays their food. Now that I am the Catering Director, my enjoyment comes from the satisfaction of our clients. It makes me feel great at the end of the day when the Client gives me a hug and says how amazing everything was!”
3. What makes you different from your competitors?
“We believe that we give you more than just food for your event. We are very personable with our clients and go above-and-beyond to make their function run as smoothly as possible… even if that means doing more than a caterer should.”
4. Does Bon Appetit specialize in certain types of food or service?
“We specialize in whatever the client wants. We do have a catering menu that has a lot of Italian/American Cuisines, but we are constantly keeping-up with new food-trends and customize menus all the time for our clients. We take the clients wishes and want to create a menu specifically for them. We usually go back-and-forth until they are completely satisfied. We’ve also taken family recipes and incorporated that along with our delicious cuisines.”
5. Can you arrange for a tasting of the specific foods you’re interested in prior to hiring?
“We do offer tastings that consist of 10-12 Hors D’oeuvres, two signature dishes, and an assortment of mini-desserts and dipped berries.”
6. What is the average price range?
“We really don’t have an average price range since we work with all types of clients and their budget.”