(Closed) Grocery store catering?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’ve never had this type of catering for a wedding, but for bridal shower, birthday, and in between ceremony/reception time parties. The food was good, and it works. Please keep in mind this is not fancy, would work for a casual or backyard wedding.

Post # 4
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I actually think it’s a great idea if you have an appetizer reception.  My wedding is going to have a little time of fellowship after the ceremony, and we’re having a grocery store do sandwich trays, deli spreads, fruit and veggie trays and cupcakes.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are going with a grocery store- the big day hasn’t happened yet, but the food they let us taste was pretty tasty. Most of the stuff comes in frozen to the store, but it was high quality enough that you couldn’t automatically tell that it wasn’t made from scratch (though they will be making whatever they can’t order from scratch).The chef we spoke with was super helpful and friendly. I would definately recommnd setting up an appointment with your local grocery store just to see what services they offer and to try their food.

We are getting a pasta bar which includes 2 types of pasta, 3 sauces, meatballs, chicken, veggies, salad, breadsticks, and garlic bread. We will be adding coffee, tea, and a bunch of appetizer platters (olive tray,  veggie tray, etc…)

Pros:

Dirt cheap compared to catering companies (with server cost, will be like $1000 for 85 people)

Tasty food

Very flexible with choices

Servers available

Generous portions- will make enough food for everyone to try each item

Heavy-duty plasticware included in cost

Cons:

No bartending services so we will need to contract a bartending company

No clean-up services at end of night (they will serve food and package up leftovers for us though)

Not as “fancy”

 

 

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