- Delivery Details
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What is included in my catering delivery order?
- How far in advance do I need to place my catering delivery order?
- How many people would each pan serve?
- We bring people together with our food
- Where do you deliver?
- Can I pick up my catering order?
- What size groups can you cater for?
- What is the minimum order for delivery?
- Are your menu prices higher for deliveries?
- Is there a delivery fee?
- Inside Atlanta’s Premier Black-Owned Catering Business - ESSENCE Eats
- When is it appropriate to request chafing dishes and fuel?
$75 minimum on
catering delivery orders
15% delivery fee up to $500
then 5% for every dollar thereafter
Order by 5 p.m.
for next day lunch delivery
for orders within delivery area; if shorter notice
is needed, call for accommodation
kit available upon request
Setup available at businesses
Guests will love it
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in my catering delivery order?
Every catering delivery order comes with grated cheese, serving and eating utensils, table covers, plates, napkins and after dinner mints.
Chafing dish, rack, and fuel are available upon request.
How far in advance do I need to place my catering delivery order?
We suggest you place your order before 5 p.m.
for next day lunch delivery, but shorter times could be accommodated depending on delivery details, and your order can be placed well in advance of your event date.
How many people would each pan serve?
Most of our a la carte catering pans serve 4 - 6 generous portions, and our Lasagna Classico pan serves up to 12.
We bring people together with our food
Make sure to check out our Catering Meal Combinations, each designed to serve 10 - 14 people a complete meal everyone will love, including dessert, salad, beverage and, of course, our delicious breadsticks!
Where do you deliver?
Start your order online to see if your event address can be serviced by one of our restaurants.
We strive to deliver our food with the best quality and at the right temperature every time so we make sure that your food spends less time traveling and more time being enjoyed.
Can I pick up my catering order?
We offer both pickup and delivery services to meet your catering needs.
You can order your favorite Italian Catering combinations online and pick up at an Olive Garden restaurant near you.
What size groups can you cater for?
We can handle anything from small to medium groups of 10 to 50 all the way to large occasions of several hundred people for your party or your meeting.
We recommend placing orders online for events with 5 to 100 people - for larger groups call your local restaurant.
What is the minimum order for delivery?
The minimum order to qualify for delivery is $75 of Catering items (before taxes, coupons and delivery fee).
Are your menu prices higher for deliveries?
We never mark up our menu prices for delivery.
You pay the same for pickup or delivery and get the same abundant portions, food quality and value.
Is there a delivery fee?
All orders are subject to a 15% delivery fee up to $500, then 5% for every dollar thereafter.
The delivery fee covers the cost to package, transport and set up your event (where provided).
Inside Atlanta’s Premier Black-Owned Catering Business - ESSENCE Eats
The delivery fee is not a tip for the Delivery Specialist - please feel free to tip your Delivery Specialist based on your experience.
When is it appropriate to request chafing dishes and fuel?
For occasions where time between setup and service is extended or you have an event with a prolonged service, we recommend adding chafing dishes and warmers to your order to maintain food temperature.
Also, chafing dishes are great when a higher level of presentation is wanted.