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Buffet caterer on a $20/person food budget?

July 31, 2017 3:30:55 am

Posted in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Emptyprofileicon Wes S Wedding date: September 17, 2011 Vancouver, BC, Canada

Seems the quotes we've had thus far, are that the food charge per person is only about 50% of the total cost of catering. You need to add labour for catering staff, delivery charges, garbage & recycling fees, 12% HST, 18% gratuity, etc. So a quote for $20/person of food quickly adds up to $40/person after taxes & fees. Anyone found a caterer fit for a wedding reception for approx. 250 people that charges not greater than $20/person for buffet food? We've got the venue booked with tables/chairs, linens, setup & takedown, all included. No bar, just wine on the tables. Can you get great dinner food with desert on a $20/person budget?

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116250 Bailey Grose Wedding date: July 24, 2010 Vancouver, BC, Canada

December 07, 2010 12:08:05 pm

Please contact me at baileysbrides@gmail.com

I have a caterer who does weddings for about 21.75 per person, you could must likely get it reduced if thats still out of your budget.
(that doesnt include gratuity)

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Emptyprofileicon Jocelyn Smith Wedding date: October 09, 2010 Vancouver, BC, Canada

December 07, 2010 11:10:05 pm

Try Fiesta Catering. We had a great food and services from them, and their prices seem the most reasonable. fiestacreativecatering.com

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Emptyprofileicon Wes S Wedding date: September 17, 2011 Vancouver, BC, Canada

December 08, 2010 12:41:52 am

Thanx for the reply josjunk01.

How many guests did you serve?

Buffet or sit down?

How would you rate their food & their service on a scale from 1 to 10?

How did you end up choosing them, out of all the caterers out there?

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Emptyprofileicon Jocelyn Smith Wedding date: October 09, 2010 Vancouver, BC, Canada

December 13, 2010 2:36:20 pm

Yes we used them. We had a buffet and 70 guests. The buffet was tasty and well layedout. The service was very professional too. They were very accommodating to our food sensativities and for a small cost used organic chicken. We choose them because they seemed to over good food and value and they did. I would say an 8 or 9 out of ten.

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Emptyprofileicon Wes S Wedding date: September 17, 2011 Vancouver, BC, Canada

March 24, 2011 3:35:54 pm

After much research & including the taste testing & past client followup, we decided on Mike at Dutchman's Caterers. From $29pp + taxes & gratuity.

www.dutchmanscaterers.com

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