Catering Policies

We are sincerely excited to have the opportunity to
bid on your catering needs. 

We would prefer to custom bid each catering so that it is a perfect fit for your occasion.  Each bid starts with base pricing that includes food, condiments, and beverages only. We will breakdown each detail so that you are aware of all expenses. We would like to respectfully ask for a 48 hour notice when ordering.  However our team can usually make it happen sooner. We would prefer to not do less than 20 guests but check anyway.  

Events Up to 75 Guests

We will set-up your meal buffet style and come back to pick it up when finished for up to 75 guests without a staff member to stay with you. Pick up of our equipment to be arranged during our normal operating hours.  You will be responsible for our equipment until picked up. 

Events Over 75 Guests

Any event over 75 guests will require hiring one or more servers. We will gladly provide you with service staff for $125.00 per server to maintain the buffet line and service your guest needs. Service staff is based on a four-hour minimum actual serve time. Included in our time is an additional hour of set up and an hour of clean up at no additional charge.  Should serve times run longer you will be billed accordingly.   

Serving Dishes, Utensils, & Linens

On our buffet lines, we use nice chafing dishes for the hot foods. Our cold foods are presented in decorative bowls that are nicely garnished. We use baskets and cloth napkins for miscellaneous items such as rolls, silverware and condiments.

Any rentals of linens, china, glassware, flatware, equipment, etc. can be ordered through us and will be at the client's expense. We will gladly help you decide what your specific needs are and prepare an estimated quote on those needs. Client is responsible for any rentals damaged by guests.

Guest Count

The numbers of guests you guarantee are the number of guests we prepare for. Your guest count guarantee is a 100% guarantee. If your guest count is under, you still pay the full guarantee. If the guest count is over your guarantee, you may pay the overages. Overages to be determined by an actual head count and/or a plate count at the event by our on site manager. We ask you to give us your guest count guarantee five (5) days prior to the event. You may increase this count up to 48 hours prior to the event, but you cannot decrease it, as our preparation has already begun.

When we are on location to serve food, we usually carry more than we expect to serve (running out is a traumatic experience). Also included are portions for our staff who may or may not consume them at the close of the event.

While maintaining the proper food temperature our holding times are extended. Due to this factor, in cooperation with the Oklahoma City County Health Department, we will not release our extra foods to you or your guests. Regarding other issues please refer to our Leftover Food Waiver.

Full Service Meals and Buffets

Any buffet or sit down meal requiring real china and glassware will have a 18% gratuity added to cover the staff necessary to give your guests the full attention they deserve. This includes the removal of plates and utensils as well as refilling beverages.

Deposits and Payments

Running Wild Catering requires a deposit of 1/3 of the total amount due to reserve the date of your event. The balance is due prior to the event unless other arrangements have been made. Cancellations of confirmed events sixty (60) days prior to the event are subject to a cancellation fee. This fee is no less than 10% of the proposed cost of the event and no greater than the total of actual costs incurred in the preparation of the event.

Taxes & Gratuities

All pricing of food and beverage is subject to current sales taxes. Sales tax rate is to be determined by the city, county and state rates for the location we deliver to. We feel gratuities are earned and therefore leave those to your discretion.

Our professional staff is eager to customize a menu to fit your occasion.      
We also welcome your suggestions and comments.
It is our sincere desire to make you and your guests completely
satisfied with any catering from our company.

Running Wild Catering Company