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Frugal Gourmet Catering Company

Mountain City, TN View map

About

Close your eyes. How do you envision your wedding?

Rustic, Classic or maybe a bit “sassy” Our expertise with creating menus will WOW your guests with a delectable food ensemble. Contemporary, comfort food, “low country”, outrageous appetizer and signature desserts or anything in between. Why Frugal Gourmet?

Food is central to any function, and brings an inviting focal point to gatherings! Great food is the conduit to both culinary adventures and conversation! Food and presentation should, regardless of the event or size, be a reflection of you! We invest the time and energy with you to understand your vision for a unique and unforgettable day! From an incredible array of outstanding Entrees to BBQ sliders Lettuce Wraps,"Mexican Tables or other unique food stations, taste, as well as presentation will always be our focus! We are chef/owners with a passion for food! We encourage tastings for one simple reason, our food separates us from the rest! Regardless of the menu you choose, we promise you delicious dishes that are prepared from scratch! Contact us!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$29.00

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$25.00

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$24.00

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Flatware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Cajun
Italian
Mexican
Southwestern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast

Which of the following items can you provide?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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    Kaki K. Married on 07/16/2021
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    Food was delicious!!

    Aleta and her crew catered my daughter's wedding (July, 2021) and got rave reviews from everyone! The menu options were varied, what we chose was most delish, and we got so many comments about how wonderful the food was at the reception! The Fried Green Tomatoes over Cheesy Grits were the bomb and by far my favorite! The desserts were also outstanding, including the lovely ceremony cake. You won't be disappointed if you choose Frugal Gourmet to cater your special event, everything was mouthwateringly delish!!
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    Elliot G. Married on 06/26/2021
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    The Easiest Wedding Decision You'll Ever Make

    I cannot recommend Aleta and her team at Frugal Gourmet enough for your catered event or wedding, particularly if it's at nearby Sugar Hollow Retreat or Villa Nove Vineyards. We were married in June 2021 at Sugar Hollow Retreat, and without Aleta we would have never even known about the venue. We had called her for a quote about another venue in NC, and ended up talking to her for an hour to the point that we were completely sold on both Frugal Gourmet and Sugar Hollow by the time we hung up the phone.

    We used Frugal Gourmet in a way that everyone should at Sugar Hollow Retreat, but also in a way that ONLY she could provide due to her proximity to the venue. We had 65 guests staying on-site for three nights and 110, 140, and 200, respectively, on the property for dinner/drinks each of the three nights. Due to very limited local food options and a desire to offer our guests excellent hospitality, we asked Aleta to handle breakfasts for the on-site guests each morning, as well as serving and dinner services each evening. Her prices are reasonable and we charged our guests a bit more to help cover the costs of the convenience, but it was more than worth it to them to not have to worry about breakfasts or cleaning up the kitchen. It's hard to describe this unless you've visited the Sugar Hollow property, but I cannot imagine what a cluster it would be with everyone on-site (particularly those staying in the lodge) trying to use the kitchen and then deal with clean-up. It would be a disaster and someone with OCD would inevitably end up not enjoying the weekend because they would spend too much time cleaning up the kitchen and patio while all of the other guests were having fun and making a mess.

    Aleta's top assistant was Valerie, and she proved invaluable as she was there late into every evening and early every morning for breakfast. My bride came up to me about an hour after Valerie arrived on the first night and said, "This was the best idea ever! Val came in and took over everything for us. Cleaning the kitchen, emptying trash cans, directing traffic, etc." My bride and her Mom are two of those people who would have been cleaning the kitchen the entire time if you let them, so offering them the freedom and peace of mind to enjoy their wedding weekend without the stress of cooking and cleaning is a debt that can never be repaid. That's the greatest compliment I could ever pay Frugal Gourmet: They made every meal and clean-up so easy and stress-free that it allowed us and all of our guests to enjoy each other's company without worrying about anything else. If that's not the primary goal of your wedding, it should certainly be near the top of the list.

    I've barely mentioned the food but it was all top notch and we've received endless compliments about it from numerous guests. Aleta's professionalism, communication, and food are all second to none. Couple that with her proximity to Sugar Hollow Retreat and familiarity with the property, and this should be the first and easiest decision you make upon booking Sugar Hollow for your wedding. You would be doing yourself a great disservice to even bother considering anyone else.
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    Catherine R. Married on 06/05/2020
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    Perfect from beginning to end!

    Frugal Gourmet was the perfect choice for our son and daughter-in-law's rehearsal dinner two weeks ago! From the very first e-mail with Aleta last fall to the very end of the meal, everything ran smoothly, efficiently, and hassle-free. Aleta was always available, whether by phone or -mail, and offered great suggestions for the meal. The food itself was absolutely delicious! We had an Asian-inspired dinner of potstickers, lettuce wraps, hibachi steak, fried rice, and wonderful desserts. Everyone loved it! Aleta personally oversaw the set-up and Miss Valerie and Miss Donna, our servers, could NOT have been nicer or more attentive. They were wonderful and it was so nice chatting with them! We HIGHLY recommend Aleta, her staff, and Frugal Gourmet Catering and would use them again in a heartbeat!

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Revival Creatives Revival Creatives Wedding Photographers

We worked with Frugal Gourmet Catering Company at a wedding we photographed and they did a fantastic job! They were professional, the menu was great, and they were very helpful and great with the guests. The food was incredible! Great job and we we hope to work with you again soon! :)

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118 W. Main St #B, #B Mountain City, TN, 37683
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