Frequently Asked Questions
What is 'A Feast of Sweet'?
A 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet is an attractive display of delectable candy and confectioneries designed to complement the colour and theme of your event. Guests select treats from the display with scoops and tongs to create take-home treat bags. Our 'Buffet de BonBon' candy and confectionery buffet bars provide a beautiful backdrop and delicious decor for all Corporate Events, Social Events and Weddings - you name it, you need one!
Remember your buffet doesn't need to be made up of sweets, why not create a rustic snack ‘Buffet de BonBon’ buffet loaded with good-for-your-guests treats? Healthy fare in a gorgeous setting and with thoughtful touches, can be stunning, too!
Why should I Include 'Buffet de BonBon' at my event?
'Buffet de BonBon' candy and confectionery buffet bars are an exciting event addition. Our 'Feast of Sweet' provides your guests with a totally unique and unforgettable experience - we are the hottest item for any event.
How does it work?
It is simple. First, we listen to your requirements for the event and propose solutions including a candy and confectionery selection menu and logistical details. Once accepted, we proceed with the necessary preparation. On the day of the event, our Candy Crew set up a custom, mobile 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bar two hours before the event starts. Then you watch in amazement as your guests get a glance at your 'Feast of Sweet'! At the end of the event, we return to pack up while you bask in the glory of a successful event.
I'm planning an outdoor event; can the 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bars be used outdoors?
We are able to offer our mobile 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bars in any, completely level event space. For our unique, colour changing illumination we require a supplied, functional plug point.
How much candy and confectionery do you provide?
The key to an unforgettable 'Buffet de BonBon' candy and confectionery buffet bar is variety and quantity. Overabundance gives it a dramatic look with maximum impact. We aim for a finished look that is appealing, practical and cost effective. We calculate quantities required based on your guest list, suggesting you don't view excess candy and confectionery as an unnecessary expense, but rather as money well spent on a magical part of the event experience.
Our pricing includes approximately 400g of candy and/or confectionery per guest dependant on the chosen service package.
Can we get the 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bar to match my event colours and theme?
Absolutely - that's what 'Buffet de BonBon' are about. Not only do we match candy and confectionery colours to your event colour pallet, we custom design bags and boxes to include your own message and/or logo. Our designers are the envy of the industry and are renowned for their inspiring creativity. We love what we do and it shows.
What are my choices of candy and confectionery?
'Buffet de BonBon' have the best local and international suppliers and we are excited to share them with you. We display products made from only top quality premium ingredients, raw materials and flavours sourced from the finest suppliers worldwide. Our designers select the best candy and confectioneries (including Halaal, Kosher, sugar-free and nut-free options) to fit both the colour and taste theme of your 'Feast of Sweet' impressing every guest's expectation. Each event is unique, so too our recommendations. Your personal 'Buffet de BonBon' designer will consider the theme, colours, types of guest and other factors to recommend the perfect selection.
Some candies/confectioneries are considered upgrades and require additional charges.
Can you provide Halaal, Kosher or sugar-free, nut-free and gluten-free options?
Absolutely - we happily accommodate all requests. We have a Halaal and Kosher certified menu and are capable of providing your event with magnificently crafted Halaal/Kosher 'Feast of Sweet' treats.
Our Halaal 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bars only contain products that are certified Halaal by the South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA).
Our Kosher 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bars are well suited to compliment any wedding, Baby's Bris, Bat/Bar Mitzvah and Jewish holiday including: Tu Bishvat, Purim, Lag b'Omer, and Yom Ha'atzmaut. Equipment and utensils for kosher functions can be supplied in accordance with the requirements of the Beth Din of Johannesburg, and will be sealed/unsealed at each function exclusively by the function mashgiach. A small fee is charged for equipment and utensils to be koshered.
If you'd like a little less sugar in your life, but just as much taste in your candy and confectionery; then 'Buffet de BonBon' sugar free treats are the ideal treats for you! We have all your favourite sugar free candy and confectionery varieties - tasting just like the original!
Feeling restricted by your gluten-free diet? Have no fear, gluten free candies and confections, from 'Buffet de BonBon' are here! Gluten is simply a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, and the gluten free items we serve are claimed "gluten free" by their manufacturers. You're finally free to enjoy the sweet taste of candy and confectionery with our gluten free selection! Yum!
Questions about candy and confectionary allergens?
Peanut and tree nut allergies are a serious issue. For liability reasons, ‘Buffet de BonBon’ is unable to provide allergy information. Please consult the manufacturer of the product in question.
Why is there a minimum of 50 guests for a 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bar?
It takes enough candy and/or confectionery as it would take for 50 guests in order to create a display large enough to be a 'buffet'. You do not have to have 50 guests at your event to have a 'Feast of Sweet'; you just get to keep the leftovers!
Can 'Buffet de BonBon' provide an attendant to maintain the 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bar during the event?
Our standard pricing includes set-up and pick-up of the 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bar. On request, we provide skilled Candy Crew attendant(s) to top up the buffet and assist your guests as required.
How long can I have the 'Buffet de BonBon' at my event?
Our services last as long as your request. If your event stretches over a few days or more, we have strategies to achieve the best outcome.
What happens if a guest accidently breaks a container?
'Buffet de BonBon' choose stable display pieces that aren't susceptible to tipping over and our containers have wide openings for easier scooping. We understand accidents happen. A valid credit card is required and breakages or missing items are charged to the card after your event. A list of pricing is available upon request.
If your event is for a younger crowd, we provide open-top and/or non-glass child friendly containers.
Do you provide decorations for the 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bar?
The 'Buffet de BonBon Feast of Sweet' is the ultimate decoration. However, we can suggest and provide additional decorations to make the display really pop by matching hanging elements, linens, unique mirror boxes or branded risers and more.
What business areas do you service?
We provide our primary service within Gauteng. However, we service all areas across South Africa and our neighbouring countries. Some cities will incur travel fees.
How much does a 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bar cost?
Every event is unique and so are 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bars. Contact us for pricing guidelines.
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How can I purchase a 'Buffet de BonBon' Gift Voucher?
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Do you require reservations & a deposit?
We require a signed contract and a 50% deposit when booking, the balance is payable prior to delivery to the event site. We accept cheques, electronic fund transfers and all major credit cards. For orders placed less than 30 days prior to delivery, only credit card payments will be accepted. When paying by cheque, a credit card is required for guarantee purposes.
Alternate payment terms can be arranged.
What is a Courtesy Hold?
As a courtesy service, we offer to hold a 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bar while you're deciding on your 'Feast of Sweet' choice. Should another client request the same buffet service, you will have first right of refusal, as long as we are able to contact you within 24 hours via email or telephone. This is a courtesy service and no fee will be incurred.
OK, I want a 'Buffet de BonBon' buffet bar, what happens next?
Good move! The next step - give 'Buffet de BonBon' a call, send an email or complete the request for proposal form. We will set up a non-obligatory Introductory Meeting to determine your requirements and outline a range of options ensuring you get the 'Feast of Sweet' to meet your needs.
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