(Closed) Buffet Pricing

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve heard that buffets can be more expensive because there must be more food made to cover all the guests and the options… but it’s offset by service savings. Venues we looked at all had either similar prices with buffet/plated, or slightly higher for plated.

But those were all pp estimates. I would have assumed that they built the extra food into the cost of the buffet when you worked out your budget.

ETA: What is your other option at this point? A served dinner with a single choice?

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Typically they serve smaller portions at buffets because a lot of people do take both. So they shouldnt be serving two whole entree sized cuts of chicken and beef to people who want both. Everyone should start with a 1/2 sized portion so they can have multiple choices.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

say “whoops I meant I have 80 people coming” then you’ll pay for 110 😛

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Did you mean you could have had plated dinners for $3 per person? What are you paying per person for the buffet? $5 per person? o.O

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you’re being played. At my venue, the buffet IS more expensive than BECAUSE they know that people will take more food!

Tell them that if their buffet price is “per person,” then that’s what you’re going to pay, and if they have a problem with that, then they should just raise their rates for the buffet, duh!

@danicalifornia: lol, yeah!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bluewolverine:  I don’t have any useful advice on this, but I have to say, great screenname.  Go Blue! 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@sarahbabs: haha, I didn’t even notice that! Go blue! 😀

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, most people take 1 of everything. So if you have beef and chicken a lot if not MOST people take both.

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