Have a Question?
Our most frequently asked questions are below. If, after reviewing the information, you still have a question about our catering services or menu then please contact our talented catering team at 301.263.7344, or click here for our catering contact form.
What is the minimum order?
Our minimum order for a delivery is $150 in food off the catering menu only. Our minimum for a full-service catering is 30 people. Our minimum for grill-on-site is 50 people.
When should I place my order?
We take orders on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend at least one week’s notice for deliveries, and two or more weeks for a full-service. During summer months and December we book up quickly, so we recommend as much notice as possible.
How do I place an order?
We take orders over the phone. We can be reached at (301) 263-7344 or you can submit a message on our website to get an order started and have one of our catering coordinators contact you. However, it may take up to 24 hours to be contacted.
Does Two Fish 'n Five Loaves Bar-B-Que include paper goods?
Yes, when ordering a complete meal off of the catering menu, paper and plastic goods are complimentary.
For a full-service event, what do I need to provide?
We will need guests to supply at least two six-foot tables plus adequate space. If the guest is purchasing a full-service, then we could supply the buffet tables for $20 each, if requested. We will provide linens for the buffet tables. Guests will need to provide their own tables and chairs for their guests, we do not provide any of those as rentals.
How long do I have until my final count is needed?
If guests place their order more than a week ahead of time, we will call them seven business days prior to the event to confirm the order.
Is there any gratuity added?
We do add a 18% gratuity before tax on a service options.
How many servers do I need?
We recommend having one server per 40-50 people. You may request more if desired.
How long do I have my server for?
Our server(s) are generally there for at least two hours. However, we go with the flow of your party, so it depends on your party. The server will need a minimum of one hour and 15 minutes to set up,
How long can I leave the buffet line open for?
For a delivery, we recommend that you serve the food right away, so it will still be hot and fresh. For a full-service we can have the buffet line open for only two hours.
For my guest count, how much will it cost to get catering?
Unless you have 30 or mores guests and are ordering one of our catering packages, our prices are not set per person. So, the cost will vary depending on what items you would like to order.
How does the food travel and stay warm?
The food will travel in insulated hot bags or boxes to ensure it is warm and ready to eat when we arrive.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, we do require a deposit along with a signed contract to secure your date.
Do your servers pass appetizers?
Yes we do passed or stationery appetizers.
Can I combine packages?
No, you cannot combine packages. You can order additional items a la cart from the catering menu on in addition to the package.
Do you provide drinks?
For an additional charge we can provide assorted soft drinks and bottled water on deliveries. For a full service event we can also provide lemonade, iced tea, and coffee for an additional charge.