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Full Service Caterers vs Restaurants That Cater

Full service caterers vs restaurants that cater seems to be one of the top questions people have when choosing  a caterer now days. With so many restaurants advertising, “WE NOW CATER” we can see why it can get a little confusing! Truthfully, there are many restaurants that do a fantastic job at catering events. Please know this post is not to bash restaurants that cater, by any means. Our intentions are simply to show the similarities and differences so you can make a fully informed decision. It’s just like anything else – before you choose, do a little research and ask questions to make sure you really know what you’re getting for your money. The definition of “cater” can be different depending on who you hire.

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Changing Environments

Full service caterers are used to adapting to different environments because their work place is always changing. Setting up kitchens and working out of garages, open fields, warehouses or beautiful wedding venues is just a typical day.  Being exposed to extreme heat, cold, wind and sideways rain is just another work day obstacle. Because of these things, full service caterers are very good at being prepared and making split minute decisions to adapt quickly. Continue reading

Serving It Up!

Christy Whitehead 2010 002Service, as we all know, can make or break any dining experience. You can splurge on the most extravagant dinner at the best restaurant in town, but if the service is not up to par, you’re more than likely walking away with a bad taste in your mouth.  Same holds true in the catering industry.

All of us a d’Vine cuisine, inc.  take great pride in the fact they we are not only known for creative and delicious food, but also our impeccable service! (Toot. Tooooottt.) How do we pull that off, you ask? Well,  there are several different factors that help with our success, but it all stems from proper staffing, great team work and a plan! Continue reading

A Top Jacksonville Catering Company

Get To Know…Your Caterer!

group-shotWe are d’Vine cuisine, inc. – a catering company located in Jacksonville, Florida. We service everywhere from Amelia Island to St Augustine and Green Cove to the beaches. Whew, that’s a lot of land!

Hope Dempsey, owner and chef, started her company 11 years ago after a 25 year career in the insurance business. She was known as the woman who would always bring treats to the office. The woman who always had something delicious to share!  Her passion for food was evident to Continue reading