What is the difference between a crêpe and a galette?
Crêpes are basically very thin pancakes made with plain flour, eggs, milk and a couple of secret ingredients to make them extra tasty. Galettes are the traditional savoury crêpes from Brittany, western France, and are made with buckwheat flour and brushed with salted butter so they are divinely crispy.
Where can I try your products?
Unfortunately we do not have a shop yet, but we cater for several public events and fairs in and around Dublin so just follow us on Facebook to be kept in the loop of where we’ll be and when.
How many crêpes can you make in 1hr?
On average, 1 chef can cook about 45 sweet crêpes or 35 savoury galettes per hour. So with our standard package 2 chefs are able to make about 150/180 crêpes over 2hrs.
What do you need to set up?
Well… pretty much nothing! We bring everything we need for our crêpe station, including tables, gazebo, table clothes, machines, disposable cones, plastic plate & cutlery. The only thing we might need is power if you prefer us to use our electric machines instead of the gas ones or if we need to plug in a light for outside set up. If so, please refer to the power question below for details.
How much time do you need to set up?
For our standard set up we’re ready to go in about 30min but will typically arrive 45min in advance just in case. However, please let us know if there are any access/unloading/parking restrictions as these might impact our timings.
Can you personalise your set up to fit a theme?
Yes! We can print our menus on your stationery. We can use our red and white square table cloth or blue and white table cloth or white linen or your own. And we can even wear your company t-shirts or uniforms if you want us too!
Do you have liability insurance?
Absolutely, we are covered for up to €9 million. Please just ask if you would like a certificate
How much power do you need?
It depends. We can work on gas or electric machines, either way. With the gas ones we are completely self-sufficient, unless you need us to plug a light in the evening. With the electric machines please note that we need to plug them into a WALL SOCKET within 15m of our tables. We’ll bring our specialist extension lead to connect to it if necessary but cannot plug into another extension lead as it won’t accommodate the voltage of our machines, so it has to be into a wall socket for each machine.
How far do you travel?
We typically travel to all Ireland.We charge 1€ / km cover fuel, toll and staff on the top of the catering service.
How much space do you need?
If you want us outside in our gazebo, then we need a 3m x 3m space, if possible in an area sheltered from the wind. If inside, 2m x 2m is largely sufficient for our standard set up
Does your crêpe machine make a lot of smoke?
There is a bit of steam coming from the griddle so to avoid setting off the fire alarm and having the fire department join the party (as nice as it would be), we recommend that you deactivate or neutralize your fire alarm for the duration of our cooking (taping a plastic bag over it usually does the trick). If possible, it is also good idea to place us next to a window or door for aeration but this is not mandatory
Are crêpes going to be enough or do I need other foods alongside?
It all depends on your event, most of the time they are plenty enough but if we are the main caterer and you have a large number of guests we would suggest you have a couple of nibbles alongside for people whilst they wait to get their crepe. A simple green salad is also a lovely accompaniment to our savoury galettes.
Do you charge VAT?
No we don’t.
Can you cater outside?
Absolutely. We can bring a gazebo and work on gas griddles so that we are completely self-sufficient.
Can you also provide drinks or other foods?
We would be happy to. We are fully licensed and recommend our fantastic Brittany cider and apple juice which are the perfect match to our crêpes and galettes. We can also provide you with other soft and hot drinks, salads, nibbles and more. Soon ww will provider via our sister company Crepes and craic Vintage Treats a lovely ice cream tricycle, vintage popcorn & candyfloss machines.
Do you cater for public events such as school or charity fairs?
Although are main focus is with private clients, we like to take part in the community and already participate in several public and school events in Dublin and Leinster province . Follow us on Facebook for dates and details. If you are organising an event in the area and would be interested in having us, please do get in touch!
Do you cater to specific allergies?
The good news is that our savoury galette batter is made with buckwheat flour which is naturally gluten and wheat free (although we cannot guarantee it is 100% because of where it is milled but it’s pretty close). Galettes are also dairy free. Our sweet crêpe batter contains eggs & dairy but can be made with gluten free flour on request.
We offer a variety of toppings to cater to every taste and although we do clean our griddles thoroughly in between each crêpe, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that they are completely free from nuts or other allergens that may be contained in the toppings we have around.
What about health & safety?
We are fully registered with Dublin council .Moreover, we are fully food safe trained and insured and our equipment is regularly tested. We bring a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket to each event and are happy to provide you with all the certificates or risk assessment required to keep your mind at peace.
What makes you better than other crêpe providers?
We pride ourselves in making all our batter by hand from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients, not powdered mix! Our toppings are also freshly prepared, whether it’s homemade salted caramel or a fresh mushroom medley. Moreover, we use traditional recipes and techniques from France such as buckwheat flour for our galettes which makes a huge difference.
Can you cater in historic buildings?
We have catered in many prestigious historic venues such as Slane Castle, CastleMarty Ressort, Blackwater Castle, etc. We would recommend that you check with your venue first if they are happy to accommodate outside caterers and if they are, we would be happy to liaise directly with them to discuss their requirements.