FAQ

What does the Skinny Pancake have to do with HYCC?

The Skinny Pancake used to cater pretty much just crepes, but we realized we could do so much more.  Thus, Have Your Cake Catering was born! Do we do just cakes you ask? Of course not (but we do those too!). At Have Your Cake, you really can have it all, and hopefully eat it too! Whether it be crepes made in your backyard, baked goods and coffee from The Chubby Muffin or a more traditional route of Flank Steak and a sit down dinner, we can do more than just crepes and cakes!

What kind of events do you cater?

A better question would be, what don’t we cater? From pick up or drop off breakfast to a fully catered wedding, we can do pretty much everything (makes decisions easy, huh?) Corporate events? We do those. On-site crepe spinning? You betcha. Bars in strange places? If Department of Liquor Control allows us to, we’ll be there. No matter how simple or complicated your event may be, we’ll do our part to make it on easy on you.

Like the Skinny, is HYCC committed to sourcing locally?

Of course! Have Your ‘Cake is held to the same local, social and community orientated standards. What does this mean!?! Let me tell you…

The Skinny Pancake Inc. is Vermont’s largest for-profit member of 1% for The Planet, “1% for the Planet’s mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.” They do this through their contributing members like us! This means every event that is catered by us here at Have Your Cake Catering, 1% of those sales, goes directly to 1% for The Planet vetted causes. That means YOU, our guests are directly contributing to creating a safe and healthy food shed for future generations.

We love local. Our catering menus all contribute to a company wide sourcing of 69.8% local food, which amounts to over $1 million back into the local economy. Whenever possible we strive to provide our guests with high quality, local food. We understand that affordability plays a huge role in whether folks can eat within their local foodshed, which is why we work together to create experiences that are fun, local, and accessible.

How do I create my menu?

Every event is a unique and personal experience. We at HYCC make sure that your menu is based on your needs and wants and not ours. We have a wide variety of options and will make selections based on our understanding of your event, but for starters, let’s have a conversation! The most important part of any event is getting to know our guests to give them the special event they’re looking for!

I want you to my cater my wedding? What do I do next?

Shoot us an e-mail. Give us a call. Send us a messenger pigeon. The most important part is starting the conversation. Let’s look at the date, propose a menu, and of course, meet the team! You can always reach out to [email protected]

Do you do tastings?

We sure do! This year we are offering a new tasting schedule! We will be holding group tastings for all couples at The Skinny Pancake with our amazing Have Your Cake Catering Team. During the tasting you will meet our amazing staff, see the beautiful set-ups we’re capable of and try a sampling of our delicious local offerings. Contact [email protected] to find out when tastings are scheduled.

Do you provide event rentals?

Of course! Not only do we provide personalized service and delicious local food, but we can also take care of your rentals (say what?!). In addition to Having your Cake, we can also provide you with everything from soup to nuts. Starting at $2.50 per person we can offer all china, flatware and service ware, along with your delicious fixings. With our Bar service we provide limited glassware (pints, wines, flutes), in addition to the coolest bartenders this side of the Mississippi. With our in-house rentals, you don’t have to lose a wink of sleep over the majority of rentals for your event. We’ll even help you find entertainment (photographers, music, videographers, even a clown!) for your event!

Do you have an Off Site Liquor License?

We do hold a off site liquor license, if your venue requires a “licensed bar” look no further, we have what you need. We’ll handle all the permitting and paper-pushing so you don’t need to worry!

How far will you travel?

We’ll go anywhere in Chittenden County at no additional cost to you. Live in the North Pole? We’ll assess a travel fee and be on our way. In short, any location more than 2 hours away from our homebase in Burlington will require an on-site commercial kitchen so we can provide the quality you expect and we want to provide.

Can I have my event at Skinny Pancake?

We deal with restaurant rentals on a case by case basis, but rental at our Burlington waterfront can be an option. For example, we hold numerous holiday parties every year. If you want to host an event in our space, just ask!

Do you have infrequently asked question? We’d love to answer it! Reach out at any time to our office at 802.540.0131 or Send us an email!