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Question about catering and free tastings

Katie Nell | Aug 4, 2008 12:10 PM

Is it fair to expect a catering company to provide a free tasting for 12 or more people? I ask because I'm currently researching catering companies for our Thanksgiving lunch at work (about 200 people). I had someone offer to bring in some food for us to sample and I only invited a few people because I didn't want to ask the catering company to provide food for a ton of people. Of course, now some people are all upset because they didn't get invited and think I should have invited everyone to help make the decision. When, in reality, it's probably going to come down to who has the cheapest prices anyway. Is this common for catering companies to provide that large of a tasting? And is it fair to request that large of a tasting? I really don't feel like it is fair, but I'm curious to hear what your opinions are.

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