Have Some Questions?

We know you may have questions about our services, so we have put

together our most frequently asked questions below.
If your question is not answered below or you just want to talk to a

real person, please give us a call at 850-832-7074.

How much it will cost for my party?
This depends on what kind of food you want, obviously if you want seafood items or Baby Back Ribs the price will be more than if you just want meatballs or chicken items.

So how do I go about getting a quote from you?
We suggest looking at our menus and picking out foods you'd like. Fill out our Quote Request Form and we can put together a quote for you.

How many Hors D'oeuvres will I need for my event?
We suggest you take a look at our sample menus, decide what you'd like, fill out our Quote Request Form and we can put together a quote for you showing how much of each item we recommend you'll need, for your approval.

Our usual guideline is:
Light Hors D'oeuvres = 5-9 different items with one piece per person.
Medium Hors D'oeuvres = 7-12 different items with one piece per person.
Heavy Hors D'oeuvres = 9-17 different items with one piece per person.

What is included in the price of the food?
The food - dropped off at your event in aluminum pans or on disposable trays, disposable plates, plastic forks (etc), plastic cups, & paper napkins. (Basically anything you need to consume the food/drink you get from us, comes with it) Tax is NOT included in the price.

Do you have other equipment, such as tables for the food, "real" plates, chafing dishes, etc to rent?
Yes we do, please see the Equipment Rental menu. We do not have tables & chairs for the guests, however. Please see our Links page for companies that can help you with these items.

Can you provide wait staff to serve, or restock the food line?

Yes, our fee is $100 for the first server & $75 for each additional server for hors d'oeuvres parties and dinner buffet parties (for approx. 2-3 total hrs from the stated start of the event). For a sit down, served dinner the fee will be $125 & $100. For any parties @ the beach (on the sand) our fee will be $150 & 125.

How many servers will I need for my event?
Some of this will be determined by the food you order ('stations' will need an extra server for example) or other items you want (such as 'real' dishes) but our general rule of thumb is 1 server for up to 30 guests - up to 150 guests will require 2 - etc.

What is your attire?
For fancier events (i.e. weddings) we wear white or black chef's jackets with black pants. For cocktail parties we wear black or white polo shirts, black pants. If your event is outside in the Florida sun... our attire will be white polo shirts & tan pants. We also have Tropical shirts for luaus, etc.

What do you require for a deposit?
We require a 50% deposit to reserve the date for you...on a first come basis. The balance will fluctuate as it gets closer to the date and we have to 'tweak' it (the balance is due the day of the event). In case of cancellation, if we have not purchased your food or if we have not turned down another cater on this date, this money will be returned to you minus a 10% processing fee.

When is the balance due?
The balance is due no later than the day of the event, unless other arrangements have been made for payment.

What are your delivery fees?
For 20 or more people we deliver free inside PC area (west to hwy 79, north to hwy 388 - east to E. Callaway Dr. & south to Tyndall AFB). For 10 to 20 people within this area there will be a $20 delivery fee. We will also deliver up to 1 hour away for a fee of $1 per mile, both ways.  However, we will not deliver past Inlet Beach (west end of PCB) or east past Mexico Beach, for less than 50 ppl.

Can we sample your food?
Unfortunately, no. Since we buy everything fresh and prepare the event's food specifically for that event we are not able to provide you with samples. We can, however, provide you with plenty of references or check out our Testimonials page. We alsousually participate in a Spring and a Fall Bridal Show each year where you can sample our food. Please visit our Facebook page for announcements of upcoming shows.

Do you have alcohol beverages?
No, we do not have a liquor license, please see our Links page for alcohol/bar suppliers & bartenders.

Where are you located?
We are located off 15th Street in the heart of Panama City, FL.

Do you have a commercial kitchen?
Yes, we do all of our cooking at our business and transfer the food in "Hot" or "Cold" boxes to your event. So if the location where you are having the party charges a rental fee for use of their kitchen you may tell them we will not need the equipment, just counter space to set up.

Do you have a permit?
Yes, we are licensed (#13050142) and are subject to periodic inspections by the Health Department.

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Catering By Bob

Chef Bob Winterman
Serving Panama City and the surrounding area

License #1305062