Barbara, the creator and owner of A La Carte Candy kindly agreed to an interview with me.
I spoke with Barbara over the phone and she is a lovely lady to talk business with.
If you are planning a party, I highly recommend that you consider contacting Barbara at A La Carte Candy.
What is your business called?
The name of my business is A La Carte Candy.
When and why was the business established?
The business was established in July of 2014 and the website was live in September 2014.
The business was created by myself through the love of creative design and event planning.
I came to find out how creative I could be from my previous position as a store manager and how I loved visual merchandising and displaying product items both in store and front of shop.
The party planning came from the love of designing parties for my loved ones.
Where are you located?
The business is located in Kildare but I do travel where ever my services is needed.
Please explain in detail what the candy and desert buffets are?
For me my buffets are Bespoke Candy and Desert Buffets which means confectionary displayed in beautiful glass pieces in an custom design and colour coordinated manner to match your theme or event.
The idea for me is Candy and Desert Buffets which will be designed with the use of props, lighting, linen, raisers for different height's, candy label's, backdrops if required.
In essence brining all your favourite confectionary to your buffet and display them in a manner that's suites your event.
What else do you provide?
Here at A La Carte Candy we also provide you with personalised candy bag wrappers, personalised candy bars, personalised backdrops that are yours to keep and hang on your wall as a keep sake.
Please explain in detail about your packages?
We have currently three packages.
Parties and Events catering form 50-100 guests.
Corporate and Weddings catering from 100-250 guests.
Kids mini Buffets catering for up to 20 guests.
Please explain your prices?
Our package prices depend on your choice of confectionary and design and location.
To date you can spend between 350-450 Euros on our first package.
The second package catering for up to 250 guests can be from 450- 650 Euros. Your location and travel time will be taken into consideration when booking.
Our kids mini buffet price is 200 Euro's catering for up to 20 guests.
Do you cater for themes?
We do cater for themes.
Do you put into considerations those with food allergies?
If you have allergies we will organise confectionary that will suit your needs.
How do you promote your business?
A La Carte Candy is promoted through social media like Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Linkdin and our website alacartecandy.com.