We know you have questions, to help you with some of the more common questions we have added this page, we hope it helps
I do not see any prices on your website?
CBC prices all jobs by the location, menu selection, number of guests, date and any special requests. Please call us for an exact price estimate.
What time do you arrive for my event and how long do you stay?
We usually arrive approximately 2 hrs before your serving time for the purpose of setting up the cooking and buffet area. Our total time on the job is approximately 4 hrs, this may change based on the complexity of the event.
What does clambakes of Connecticut supply and what do you do?
We will serve at any chosen location. CBC brings all that it needs for meal. grills, burners, pots and of course the FOOD. All events Include: buffet tables, serving dishes, heavy-duty disposable plates, plastic utensils, and lobster bibs, napkins, wet wipes and all appropriate condiments.
What do I need to supply?
You only have to have a place with enough room for your guests to eat and any drinks you would like to serve. CBC can supply additional items including tables, chairs, linens, drinks, ice or cups etc. Just let us know.
Will I need wait-staff and or a bartender?
No problem CBC can supply wait staff, bus staff and bartenders.
Our sister company Bartending of Connecticut can also handle everything with a full liquor license.
Can I change or alter my menu selections?
What if it rains?
Unless there is a rain date agreement beforehand CBC will supply pop-up tents to cover the buffet and cooking area.
My expected guest count went up / down, does this effect the original quote?
If your guest count goes below the minimum number the price per guest may increase. If your guest count goes up please let us know and we will do all we can to accommodate your needs.
What form of payments are acceptable?
We accept cash, certified checks and credit cards
I live out of the area and or do not have a venue for my event?
We can supply you with a venue list and can also help you with any cater related rentals etc.
Are all clambakes and BBQ's alike?
No. Clambakes of CT is family owned and operated and lives by the motto, like we are cooking for our own family . We have our own catering kitchen and banquet facility in Derby CT. In this business you truly get what you pay for and CBC is delighted to go the extra mile for our clients.
Where does your seafood come from?
We only use cold water live Maine lobsters. Our clams come from Rhode Island, oysters from all over the north east and Mussels from Prince Edward Island Canada.
What is the 18% service charge and is that not a tip?
No, The 18% service charge is to cover unseen expenses of the business such as: Travel time, fluctuations of prices, loading and unloading of food and equipment, cleanup of trucks, repacking the equipment, fuel and the countless hours of prep work that goes into making your event a success. The gratuity you choose to award the staff will go equally to the service staff that worked on your event.
How do I know when the clambake season is over?
We provide services year-round. We will come to your location, prepare your food outside and serve it anyplace you like. As a matter of fact it is a terrific idea to have a event in the off-months as your guests will always remember that clambake in the winter .