FAQ

How much does catering cost?

Believe it or not, this is the question we get asked the most! The great thing about catering, is there are no set prices! You, the customer, only spend what you want to spend. Each job is individually priced and unique to you.

Does Gance’s have a restaurant?

We did. For over 50 years Anthony Gance, (Father of Mike) Owned and operated Gance’s Restaurant of Endicott. Gance’s closed its doors in 2002. The Gance legacy continues on through our multi-generation catering company.

Does Gance’s only cater at only one dedicated facility.

Gance’s is a off-premise catering company working all over New York and Pennsylvania. We can work at your location or we’d be happy to recommend one of ours.

visit UPSTATE WEDDINGS for a visual guide of places we’ve worked.

How do I know if Gance’s can cater at the facility of my choosing?

Unless your event site has its own chef and dining area, you are allowed to choose your caterer. Gance’s will contact your facility to find out any other requirements they may have for caterers. When you select your facility, please make certain that there is enough time for catering set-up and clean up. The amount of time needed will depend on the services we are asked to provide.

Do I have to choose just one menu or can I customize your menu for my event or for guests special needs?

We can create a custom menu from our many selections, taking into consideration such factors as the time of day of the event, season, and clients’ special dietary needs. Discuss any budget restrictions you may have. We can make recommendations that that will help your dollar go further.

Is your food boxed and frozen or made fresh?

Our food is prepared with fresh ingredients and stored in our licensed, full-service kitchen in Binghamton NY, where the highest standards for food service preparation, handling, and storage are constantly monitored and maintained.

Do I get to taste the food before I book my catering event?

YES! We encourage you to do a tasting! We can arrange food samples for your hard to make choices. We will discuss the particulars – time, cost ect. with each client individually.

Is a wait staff provided with the food?

Wait staff is a per-event basis. We will appropriately staff all events based on your specific event. We have experienced waiter and waitress that have worked with us for many years.

Are tables, chairs and linens provided with the food?

For your event, you may need tables, chairs, linen, china, glassware, stemware, flatware, etc. You may either arrange for them yourself or have Gance’s provide them.

Our serving pieces, utensils, and equipment for food and beverages are included in the food total.

Do you decorate the catering tables or do we have to provide decorations?

Gance’s will decorate the food serving tables using our items, the host’s, or a combination of both.

Can I have Gance’s order any rental equipment we may need for the event?

Most event sites will have, at least, tables and chairs. The remaining items must be brought in. If Gance’s provides the rentals, we charge rental company price. We take responsibility for correct and timely deliveries and pick-up, required rinsing, sorting, and storing of the rented items.

How far will you travel?

The great thing about Gance’s is that we are always on the road. We are comfortable traveling with a 1-2 hour radius of Binghamton. All travel outside of the Binghamton area is subject to a service charge or milage charge.

What about Bar Service?

Gance’s does not posses a liquor license. But we do work with a 3rd party to supply bar service for your event. We handle this on a per-event basis. please call for more information.

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