Q; I’ve never had a caterer before, how does this work?
A: Look over our menu and decide what might work for you and your event. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just call and ask for other options. There is a good chance that we serve it; it’s just not listed on the menu. Once you have your menu selections, call or email the catering office and let them know the date of your event, scheduled serving time, menu, guest count, location and what style service you’re interested in. We will write up a quote and have you confirm all of the details. Once you’re satisfied with your order, we’ll have you sign a contract and put down a deposit to save the date. Notify us of any additional details, and give us a final headcount 7 days prior. Payment is also due 7 days prior to the event. On the day of your event, our staff arrives about an hour before and will take care of everything.
Q: How far in advance should I book my event?
A: As early as possible. We can cater several events in a day but if you have a large party or wedding, the sooner, the better. If it’s last minute, don’t stress, we can accommodate most orders in a day or so.
Q: Is there a minimum for a catering order?
A: Yes, the minimum party size is 10 people. We have catered for up to 2,000 guests.
Q: How do I choose my menu?
A: Look over our menu posted on our website to get an idea of what you want. All menus can be adjusted specifically for you. The next step is to call us and discuss the menu with the catering manager. Our catering manager will provide you with updates on the menu items, seasonal foods, and help you create a special menu that brings together your personal taste and style with what is in season.
Q: What types of cuisines do you offer?
A: Kanak Attack is known for our delicious Hawaiian Asian cuisine, and our favorite meals are packaged and highlighted on our online menu. However, we have a number of other cuisines like traditional American, BBQ, Italian, and Spanish. With over 12 years of experience, we really can do it all.
Q: Do you provide vegetarian menu?
A: Yes, we have a full vegetarian menu. Please see the vegetarian section on our online menu for options.
Q: Do you serve beverages?
A: Yes, we can provide any non-alcoholic drink you would like. If you haven’t tried our tropical punch or lemonade, it should be on the top of your beverage list. Ask about alcohol options.
Q: How much does a typical catering cost?
A: Every event is unique so there isn’t a typical catering cost. Many of our preset menus range from $14 per person and up but the menu possibilities are endless. Every dish can be adjusted to fit your specific taste and style, so for a custom quote please contact our catering office.
This is a good starting point when customizing a menu.
•Starters: $2-5 per person
•Entrees: $4-12 per person
•Salads: $3-5 per person
•Vegetable dish: $2-3 per person
•Side dish: $2-4 per person
•Dessert: $4-7 per person
Q: I can’t decide between 2 entrees, can I just do half and half?
A: We strongly discourage it. It might seem like a good idea but most guests like to try a little bit of everything so you really risk running out of food.
For example, if you have a party with 100 guests and order chicken for 50 and pork for 50, chances are at least half of those guests will want to try both which will leave the other half without either.
Q: Can we provide some of our own food?
A: This depends on the situation. Many venues only allow outside food from select caterer,s so in this case the answer is no. If we’re catering at your home, then you are welcome to add your own food.
Q: What are other expenses do we have to be aware of?
A: To cater an event, there will be additional fees for labor and truck rental. We offer several delivery options.
____Pick Up – We’ll have your order ready for pick up at our location. Food will be presented in disposable aluminum trays for easy clean up.
____Drop Off Delivery – Same convenient disposable trays as the pickup but delivered directly to you with complimentary disposable plates, napkins, and utensils for a 10% delivery charge.
____Full Set Up Buffet – 18% additional charge: Our catering staff will provide and set up tables, linens, and Hawaiian style décor for the buffet. All chafing dishes, iced bowls, and food service items will be provided and set up for a self-serve buffet. Disposable plates, utensils, napkins, and cups will be provided based on menu requirements. For parties of 60 or more, staff will remain on site to replenish food and drinks as needed. For smaller parties, we can schedule to have someone return after the event to pick up dishes.
•Onite Chef or Bartender (per event up to 5 hours) = $200.Each additional hour- $50.
•Server (per event up to 5 hours) = $100. Each additional hour -$25.
Note: The number of cooks and servers will depend on the size of the event, complexity of the menu, and the type of service level you want (plated serving, buffet, passing appetizers, etc). As a rough estimate, every 50 guests require a Kanak Attack staff member.
Q: Is sales taxes applied?
A: Yes, 6% sales tax is applied to the price of the food, labor, and rental of equipment.
Q: How can I plan my event on a tight budget?
A: If your guest count is less than 50 and you would like to reduce your cost, you can pick up your order or choose delivery service. You will not have to pay labor and set up fees. For larger parties, scaling down on menu items could help you stay within your budget.
Q: Are deposits required?
A: Yes, a deposit of 50 % or $500 of the grand total, is due up front to confirm reservation. The remaining balance and final guest count are required 7 days prior to the event.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept business checks, money orders, cash and all major credit cards. Please note that there will be 3% surcharge for credit card processing.
Q: What happens if our party goes over the established period of time?
A: In the event that your party lasts longer than previously agreed to in the contract, additional fees will be charged at a rate of $25 per hour per one staff member (1 hour min). For your convenience, we will send an invoice for the additional charge following the event.
Q: Is gratuity included in the bill?
A: No, gratuity is not included in your bill. You can request to have a flat fee or percentage included, or you are welcome to tip in cash at the time of the event.
Q: Do you provide linens tablecloths?
A: Yes, we provide black linens for the buffet tables. Other colors can be arranged for an extra charge.
Q: What equipment does Kanak Attack provide?
A: Kanak Attack can provide serving buffet tables and linens, chafing dishes, platters, serving utensils, and disposable dinnerware (plates, forks, knives, and supply napkins). Additional upgraded dinnerware options are available for an additional charge.
Q: What rental equipment do I need?
A: Depending on your event, you many want to rent additional party equipment such as linen tablecloths, tables, chairs, tents, fine china, silverware, etc. We have limited rental items available but work closely with local rental companies. We can assist you with the arrangements if needed.
Q: What additional kitchen equipment do I need?
A: You do not need any kitchen equipment. Everything is prepared at our location so the food does not require additional cooking. Some special events with onsite cooking may require additional storage needs. Please contact our catering office if you have specific questions.
Q: How many additional staff do I need to have?
A: Depending on the size of the event, you may consider having additional servers, bussers or set up staff to help things run smoothly.
Q: Do you travel outside of Boise?
A: Yes, we cater in McCall, Sun Valley and just about anywhere in-between. We do charge a mileage fee of $2 per mile if the distance is greater than 20 miles.