Meet Apiary Cafe, a catering company out of Larchmont, NY. From casual and down-home meals to fine dining, Apiary Cafe customizes a menu full of the freshest and most delicious food for any type of event.
Amazingly, Apiary Cafe joined The Bash in mid-August and had their first booking by the end of August! We checked in with Apiary Cafe to learn more about their catering business and see what they're doing to safely service contactless events right now.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how Apiary Cafe got started:
What's your favorite part of being a caterer and servicing events?
What are you doing differently to offer your services for contactless events?
We have started to offer individually portioned and packaged appetizers, entrees, and desserts for events, when it seems like an appropriate option. We are offering more passed hors d’oeuvres and finger foods vs. setting up platters of food on buffet tables. We are also doing more outdoor and ‘rolling’ events: guests arrive at different times during a 4 hour time period, so there are no more than 15 guests at any given time. This means we have to keep replenishing and rotating our service, but everyone feels safe and comfortable which is very important to us!
What feedback or advice do you have for other caterers servicing contactless events?
Our advice to other caterers during this time is to be creative, think outside the box, and be vigilant about all the necessary protocols.
What are you currently doing to promote your contactless catering services?
Do you have advice surrounding social distancing/contactless events you'd like to share? We want to hear! Comment below.