FAQ 2017-05-18T01:23:38+00:00


Who is Clambake Caterer?
Clambake Caterer is a division of David’s Catering and Events.  Please read the about us section.

Can I add other items to my menu or substitute items?
Yes, you can add additional menu items, see our a la carte menu (Link); Due to our carefully structured package pricing, substitutions are not allowed.  We would be happy to create a custom menu for you. Please call us for pricing

Do you include paper goods and table covers?
We provide all the necessary paper goods and plastic ware for your guests’ to eat the items we serve. We provide serving platters, utensils and buffet tables with disposable table covers.

How much service time is included in your menu price? Can more time be added?
Our full service menus provide for 5 total hours of service and our wedding menus provide 8 total hours of service. Both are composed of our travel, setup, clean up, and meal service. Set up and meal service is longer for most weddings.

How do I determine serving time?
In order to serve your guests the highest quality food, it is necessary for all of your guests to be present at your designated serving time. Once our staff is on site if you choose to delay serving time for more than one-half hour, additional labor charges will apply.

Are fees for staffing charged separately? 
Necessary service staff is included in the menu price. However, travel that is more than 30 minutes from the Woburn area will be charged separately at an hourly rate.

What is the difference between full and premium service on a clambake? 
All menus include our streamlined Full Service, which provides you with the delicious meal and excellent service you’d expect from David’s Catering and Events. Premium service is a popular option on all of our clambakes and takes our full service to the next level.  Upgrade to our Premium Service and your guests will be welcomed by an interactive “Cape Cod Lobster Skiff Buffet” where they will be served out of a rowing boat decked out with fishing rods, nets, buoys, fresh seaweed, and seashells. Lobsters will be cracked for you as you stand by watching (and dodging the spray).  Guest tables will have metal shuck buckets, rolls of paper towels, lobster crackers, and seashells for decoration.

Can you accommodate a party for less than 50 guests?
Yes, please call for pricing.

Will you serve food that I have prepared? 
Due to health codes and liability we are unable to serve food that we have not prepared.

What other services can you provide? 
As a full service caterer we can arrange for rental of tents, guest tables, chairs, china and linens, as well as bartenders with liability insurance, liquor, flowers, entertainment and DJ services. Call us and let us help you with all of the details.

Do you cater weddings?
We are happy to help you plan your wedding and can provide any additional services needed. Clambakes, pig roasts, barbeques and Churrasco make wonderful wedding menus!

What is the cost of Bar Service? 
Each bartender is $36.00 per hour (minimum 5 hours) plus $3.00 per person for liability insurance.  Liquor is not included in this price. Please call for pricing.

What if it rains? 
We arrive rain or shine.  If you haven’t rented a tent you may want to consider the many tent options available (a tent is party insurance); or we will be happy to set up the buffet in your home (and work out of your garage if possible).

How is food prepared and served? 
Food is prepared on site with our equipment (we do not need the use of your kitchen), and served from a staffed buffet.

What if I want china, silverware or glassware instead of disposables? 
We are happy to provide china, silverware and glassware at an additional charge.  This cost usually ranges from $10 to $15 per person depending on the menu.  Additional staff will be necessary to handle china and will be charged separately by the hour.

Do you take the trash with you?

Yes, we will take trash that has been collected from the buffet service.  If we do not provide the bar, we are not responsible for bar trash removal.

How do I book you for my event? 
Choose the menu you would like, call us with the date of your event and the estimated number of guests. A $500 deposit is required to hold your event date and we will send you a formal estimate as a confirmation.  75% of your balance is due 10 days before your event with your final guaranteed number of guests.  Please inform us of any increases after that time.

When is final payment due?
Final payment is due on or before the day of the event.

What do I need to do the day of my party?
We are here to provide you with as much service as you would like. Sit back, relax and enjoy your party!