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Planning A Tasting With Your Caterer

These days, one of the most exciting things for a bride and groom while planning their wedding is having a tasting with their caterer!  Believe it or not, years ago this wasn’t even a thing. Word of mouth, good reviews or tasting the food at someone else’s wedding was the trusted way.  But, nowadays, getting a chance to sample the cuisine before hand has become a high priority for most couples.

Tastings

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Pre Tasting

Before the actual tasting, it is very important you have a informative conversation with your caterer. In most cases, you’ve already collected some sort of menu, pricing information and established that they are available the day of your wedding. But, there are a few more things that your caterer needs to know before they prepare your food presentation. Continue reading

Popular Wedding Food Trends Of 2017

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Happy New Year! And with the new year comes new and exciting wedding food trends!! Of course, some 2016 trends are happily sticking around, like food trucks and mini everything. But there are a few new trends in 2017 that are sure to get your creative juices flowing!

Custom. Custom. Custom.  We can’t say it enough. Create menus that tell YOUR story. Where are you from? Where did you and your partner meet? What foods do you like to share? All very important questions that will help make Continue reading

Hire Professionals For Your Big Day – An Interview With A Master Wedding Planner

By now,  you’ve probably heard this advice at least 100 times, and with very good reason – because it’s TRUE! Hiring wedding industry professionals for your big day is a MUST!  We’re not saying this to try to trick you for our own selfish reasons. We’re not saying this because we like to hear ourselves talk. We are saying this because it’s absolutely, undeniably TRUE! We’ve seen what happens when Aunt Suzy Q and cousin Sally offer to do the flowers and decorations. (Doesn’t always turn out like the picture you saw on Pinterest.) We’ve seen what happens when Uncle Billy Bob offers to do all the catering for 200 people. (Not always so tasty when he has to cook for a crowd.)  I’m here to tell ya, it rarely ever turns out the way YOU want it to! 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