What does the Service Charge cover?

Most Five Star packages have a 19% service charge added to all food and beverage costs.  This is an industry standard (actually some companies add as much as 25%) and helps to cover our staff’s total compensation.  Many people ask whether this service charge is...

Upcoming Bridal Show

We hope you stop by and visit us at the Santa Cruz Bridal Show at the Cocoanut Grove Sunday, January 27th. Whether you are just in the beginning planning stages or you are looking for one or two final vendors, it’s a great opportunity to connect with your vendor...

Is a BBQ less expensive?

People often say they are looking for a Casual  BBQ feel to their event in hopes of finding a less expensive alternative to a typical wedding buffet.  So is a BBQ generally less expensive? The answer really depends on what you mean by a casual BBQ.   If you mean...

Still Offering No Charge Tastings

I’ve often been asked why Five Star Catering still offers a no charge tasting for our weddings and larger full service events, while most other caterers charge for this service.  The answer is simple:  We recognize that the quality of food is a huge determining...