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bacon wrapped turkey breast stuffed with spinach and cheese for Christmas dinner, top view

Menu Tastings

Sara's Cooking & Catering's menu tastings allows you firsthand to experience the delicious foods & personal catering services Sara and her staff provide all of Boston, Cambridge, MetroWest and surrounding areas.

One of our goals is for you to leave satisfied with the Menu Choices you are considering for your guests. We'll work with you to ensure your event is handled flawlessly from beginning to end.  

What happens at a tasting? This is where you have the opportunity to taste what you have chosen for your menu. We include the option of providing cake, so you would sample that as well. You get to experience what your guests will taste.

Can I schedule a tasting before booking? Yes, but for a fee which will then be applied to your total balance once you have booked your event. The tasting fee is not a set price. Price would vary depending upon the culinary choices that are made.

What do I get to taste? You will taste your currently selected menu, which may include several hors d’oeuvres, first course, dual entree, starch & vegetable. If changes are needed we make note and give suggestions for other options.

How many people can come to a tasting? 2 to 4 guests. Please confirm the exact number with Sara.

How long is a tasting? A tasting has no time limit! They usually last about 2 hours.

What do I do if I don’t like something or want something changed? Always speak up! This is going to be your special day…we want it to be perfect. We are here to please you and your tastes. We allow for changes up to 72 hrs prior to the event, if need be.

How are dietary needs addressed? Any dietary needs will be discussed prior to the tasting. We will also address special needs during the tasting, as you create your final menu. Special dishes for children, vegetarians or those with allergies can be made separate from the regular menu, for the day of the event.

Is the presentation of food during the tasting the same as the event day? Can I take photos? Yes, the presentation will be the same as you will see at your event. In some situations, the portions will be tasting portions only. Buffet items, of course, will be an exception. Yes…take pictures

Can the menu be changed during the tasting to bring the cost down? We always try to accommodate your budget. As an example, simply changing the type of fish in a fish entrée can change the price without changing the taste of the meal. We will discuss these options during the tasting

What else happens at the tastings, besides eating? We use the time with you at the tasting to discuss your vision for your wedding. We discuss colors, décor, timelines, beverages, service, linens and rentals needed. All the little things that are important to you can be covered during this meeting, we share the same goal for you perfect day.

What else should I know before the tasting? Have fun, speak up, savor and enjoy!

Tasting Price: $250 for 2-4 people & $350 for 4-6 people. Fee which will then be applied to your total balance upon booking.


Call us at 508-213-0405 or feel free to use our Contact Us form to ensure our availability. If you prefer, email Chef Sara Eller with your questions.

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