- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
I thought I wanted to self cater. But since we only have the space for a day, I think it’d be too big of a hassle.
So. I found out my officiants husband, caters. He does BBQ. Not just pulled pork, etc. He does chicken breasts, and boneless ribs. I was thinking, this might be ok. He brings his own trailer pulled pit, so it would be freshly cooked on site.
It starts @ $10 and goes to $15, depending on how many meats you choose(I’d only give the 2 options of pork or chicken, so about $13/pp). Which is a good price @ just 60 people. It also includes 1 canned drink(or water bottle), and all eating utensils, plus serving. BUT, I’m wondering if the price would be lowered, without their drink and utensils, as I’m wanting to do china and silver, versus the cheaper styrofoam and plastic. I can do country, but still has to be classy LOL!
We’d still do the dessert and candy bars ourselves, and the apps for cocktails.
Do ya’ll think this would be ok? At first, we thought it’d be kinda cheap, but at the same time, we wouldn’t have to worry about running out of food, and he serves til the food we pay for runs out, versus an exact head count, and only THAT many servings. Like, I could add on pulled brisket, for those that want seconds, or sausage. That’s where it’s $15/pp. But, that’s still a decent catering cost.
Without asking him to use OUR utensils and soda, our costs would be $900, if we went for his most expensive package. Plus, alot of our guests are OOT, and may not make it, so that would also factor in. If I went with just the 2 meats, at $10/pp, it’s $600.