(Closed) Aack… NYC caterer troubles and needing help!

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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170 posts
Blushing bee

Hey,  before you give up on your original caterer, from my experience most caterers go way above the original price range when creating sample menues. We had to reiterate to my caterer like 5 times what budget (incl taxes and dishware rental fees) that we HAD to fit into. Don’t negotiate – give them your budget and tell them they told you they could work with it – now they have to live up to their promises. Sometimes they just have to hear it like 10 times for it to sink in.

Even in NYC $100 per person is not unreasonable at all for italian food.  Have you though about calling some places in Little Italy, I know they seem touristy but the food is actually really good quality.  I would contact La Mela and see if they would do catering – I have friends who are originally from Italy and still appreciate the quality of their food.

I live in Hoboken which is chock-full wonderful authentic Italian food and we love http://www.vitosdeli.com/. Their prices are really reasonable as well.  Check out  Giorgio’s for the best cannoli we had ever had.

Post # 4
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Newbee

Definitely try to work with your original caterer – do you have a contract with prices?  If that doesn’t work, I am using a caterer for a Brooklyn wedding and they are based out of the Hudson Valley (they have a reception site there but do off site weddings).  They have been fabulous to work with and could definitely work with your budget (I am paying just under $100 and that is food, servers. gratuity, liquor and cake).  Check them out and ask for Pter: FEAST http://www.feastcaterers.com

 

Good luck!

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