food-tasting-300x183A tasting is a meeting with a caterer or cake maker during which menu items are showcased for sampling/tasting.

A private tasting is usually scheduled after a wedding caterer has been contracted and a deposit has been paid. Alternatively, some caterers and bakeries host regularly scheduled group tastings throughout the year.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
tasting (noun)
an occasion for sampling a selection of foods or drinks in order to compare qualities - a wine tasting
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