FAQs & Insider Tips
We understand your time is valuable, so we continually expand our list of Frequently Asked Questions to help answer general questions you may have about planning your event with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering.
We are also regularly asked to offer “insider tips” for blogs and wedding magazines – read on for select tips and tricks from Puff ‘n Stuff Catering president/owner, Warren Dietel!
What types of events do you cater?
Puff ‘n Stuff Catering has over 30 years of experience catering a variety of weddings, corporate and social events. If you’re ready to party, we’re there with you! Looking for a reason to celebrate? Here are a few ideas:
- Engagement parties
- Wedding showers
- Bachelor and bachelorette parties
- Rehearsal dinners
- Wedding receptions
- Post-wedding brunches
- Customer appreciation events
- Cocktail receptions
- Open house events
- Holiday parties
- Summer picnics
- Employee appreciation events
- Birthday cakes
- Office luncheons
- Product launches
- Retirement parties
- Boxed lunches
- Birthday parties
- Anniversary parties
- Bar and bat mitzvahs
- Holiday parties
- Gala dinners
- Fundraising events
- Dinner parties
- Champagne brunches
- Backyard shindigs
What types of cuisine do you offer?
Puff ‘n Stuff Catering offers gourmet American, international and fusion cuisine in a variety of styles and settings including hors d’oeuvre, buffet, family-style, butler-passed, served meals, outdoor events and more! We have a full-service bakery in our Orlando commissary where we bake fresh breads, sweets and more – from scratch – every day. We’ll be happy to work with you to accommodate any special dietary requirements you and/or your guests may have. We have extensive experience preparing foods for needs such as:
- Low-fat and more
Where do you cater?
Puff ‘n Stuff Catering has locations in Orlando and Tampa to serve the entire Central Florida and West Coast regions. With our fleet of professional catering vehicles, we offer delivery service to your home, office or event location. And our fleet also enables the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering team to begin preparing your food in our state-of-the-art commissary, safely transport it to your event, and finish preparation on-site at your event to ensure your guests enjoy cuisine that is completely fresh and delicious! We are proud to be the exclusive caterer at The Ballroom at Church Street and The Orlando Science Center in Orlando, Fantasy of Flight in Lakeland, and TPepin’s Hospitality Centre and The Palmetto Club in Tampa.
Can you help me find a venue?
Absolutely. We’ve created thousands of amazing events at more than 200 spectacular locations in the Central Florida and West Coast regions. And because we know the ins and outs of each, we can help you select the one best suited for your occasion, budget and taste. Use our Venue Guide to find the location of your dreams or contact one of our Special Event Planners to discuss your needs. Puff ‘n Stuff Catering is also the exclusive caterer at these locations:
- The Ballroom at Church Street, Orlando
- The Orlando Science Center
- Fantasy of Flight, Lakeland
- The Palmetto Club, Tampa
- TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, Tampa
What’s your best tip when it comes to helping a bride plan her menu?
When planning a menu, it’s important to think about the experience you would like your guests to have and what types of cuisine are special and meaningful to you. We start by discussing the flow of the reception and make a recommendation about what service style or combination of styles will help achieve your goals: passed or displayed hors d’oeuvres and plated, buffet or action stations for meal service. We also love to create custom menus for our clients and their guests. Inspiration can be found everywhere from family recipes, ethnic backgrounds, favorite restaurants or even your first date! Wedding catering is often the most expensive meal couples will ever purchase, so it should be special, delicious and tailored for your budgets.
What’s the hottest new food all of your brides are asking for?
One of the most popular requests we’ve received is for our Vertical Bento Box. A custom creation for each wedding, it is a Chef Bar display that draws its inspiration from the popular Japanese style meal box. Although it can be used to artfully present a wide array of menu items, it is typically used to feature Asian-inspired dishes in an hors d’oeuvre or small- plate portion size. The Vertical Bento Box literally is a Chef Bar with a twist! Set atop a rotating axis, the display is attended by a culinary team who continually rotates the box to replenish the food from out of sight. Compartments in the Box are accented with mini spotlights, custom wrapped books whose spines display titles of the menu items, and petit serviceware items. It’s a delightful way to incorporate cuisine into your event décor. To experience the Vertical Bento Box, check out the video to your right!
How do you help brides who are on a limited budget?
We believe it’s important to take time and educate our clients and potential clients about the many aspects involved in wedding catering – from cuisine and service style to our expertise in insurance and food safety. This helps everyone come to the table with realistic and exciting expectations about budgeting and planning. Even when budgets are tight, it’s important to step back and think about what aspects of your reception are most important and then splurge in those areas, while saving in areas that are less of a focus.