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Buffet caterer on a $20/person food budget?

Love_birds
gottrolled
Wedding Date: Sep, 2011
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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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?

Posted in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Written on Dec. 07, 2010

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BH82
Wedding Date: Jul, 2010
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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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)

Written on Dec. 07, 2010
Love_birds
josjunk01
Wedding Date: Oct, 2010
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Try Fiesta Catering. We had a great food and services from them, and their prices seem the most reasonable. fiestacreativecatering.com

Written on Dec. 07, 2010
Love_birds
gottrolled
Wedding Date: Sep, 2011
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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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?

Written on Dec. 08, 2010
Love_birds
josjunk01
Wedding Date: Oct, 2010
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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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.

Written on Dec. 13, 2010
Love_birds
gottrolled
Wedding Date: Sep, 2011
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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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

Written on Mar. 24, 2011

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