FAQ’s


We realize you have questions when planning your event, and we hope that some of these answers will help you when deciding if the we are right caterer for you!

In order to secure your date on our event calendar, we require a non-refundable $500.00 ‘save the date’ investment, which is applied towards your final invoice. Once you have finalized your event details and are sent a contract, you will have two (2) weeks to return the signed contract along with a 25% deposit.

One month prior to your date the final guest count and remaining balance is due. Additional payments may be made in the form of a certified check in between your initial deposits and final payment.

A full service caterer is a company that is more than just the great food. Mangia Catering can handle a lot of different details for event in addition to the food and beverages. Whether it is assisting with venue procurement, event decor, event deisgn, cakes, DJs, or lighting we can take care of each on to ensure you can make the most use of your time. Check out our event services pages for more information.
This is an industry standard service charge that essentially covers our costs for services that you receive during the planning process (administrative) and bringing the restaurant to you. These costs include items such as: kitchen cooking equipment (grills, propane, ovens, burners, etc); transportation, disposable place settings, insurances; overhead costs; office staff; etc.
We can provide rough estimate but the price of catering is dependent on several factors: length of your event, menu selections, type of service (i.e. buffet vs seated) and number of guests.

We specialize in creating a menu that is customized to your event, taking into consideration your tastes, desires, and budget. Most agreements will include the breakdown of charges that include: per guest price, event labor, service charge and tax.

Mangia Catering will provide private tastings for potential clients for a fee of $50 per guest. This per guest price covers food and labor. When you book Mangia Catering as your caterer we will credit your tasting cost to your overall contract.
It depends! Although we do have our own Idaho beer and wine licnese, some venues and property owners may be licensed and require you to purchase alochol direct. We do offer bar labor packages, where our professional bartenders can pour host provided alcohol for your event.

At our venues, we require alcohol to be purchased through us. ie; The White House, Jacklin Center and Barn 10.

Our Bar Catering page has a lot of great information!

The service charge is not a gratuity.

Gratuities are not required nor expected, but greatly appreciated.

If you would like to provide an additional tip for you staff at your event, please present the monies in clearly labeled envelopes; i.e.. “Bartender” or “Event Staff”.

We would be more then happy to accomodate most dietary restrictions such as gluten free, vegetraian, vegan, food allergies etc.  Any special needs meals need to be brought to our attention before the 30 day guest count and payment.
Unlike most caterers, we do allow our clients to take remaining food home with them. The client must provide containers/to-go boxes for Mangia Catering staff to pack leftovers in as well as provide a cooler or refrigerated space for the leftovers to be held in to avoid spoilage. Full leftover policy is outlined on our catering contract.
Most of our reccomendations come in the form of our event design/decor services. We contract with other creative professionals to provide a seamless event for our clients. We do have a list of additional event vendors upon request. It is not required that you use our partners for your event.
We don’t like surprises either, so we do our best to provide you with all of the costs of your event up front. In addition to your menu price per guest, event staff, service charge and tax there may be additional rental equipment such as plates, china, glassware, speciality linens, kitchen equipment and the like.