(Closed) Caterers in CT

posted 3 years ago in Food
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

lu1990:  Asking a friend of ours because they had bbq at their wedding and it was delicious! I’ll post when I get the name!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

lu1990:   How many people is it for, and where in CT?  I have a feeling prices differ once you get towars fairfield county

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Very pretty!  I remember looking at places up there.  I’m from southeast CT, and actually used to play in my friends barn with livestock and machinery, haha!  I am personally very jealous of all the great cake tasting you’l have while looking for a baker in that area – so good!

One bbq place I heard of is Planet BBQ catering near new haven.  I think they have a large selection of types of bbq, or that’s at least what I hear from a friend.  But honestly in that area you will have so, so many great choices, and also restaurants that offer catering!  It really will come down to which one can fit your budget.  When is your wedding?  Do you have time to go sample menus at these places?  

Right now, $5000 divided by 90 people is $55 a head for BBQ, which is a little high but not unreasonable (ours i $45 pp, but at a nice place in new england, but in NYC I’ve seen it be $70 pp for bbq buffet).  However that does not include alcohol or cake.  From the caterers you talk to, definitely get their cost break down – food cost per head, their service charge, set up / break down, and if gratuity is included in their service charge.

There are some tricks… like finding a local restaurant who also caters, hiring a bartender outside of the catering company and buying your own beer/wine/hard liquor/soda in bulk for discount.  Depending on the caterer, you can also say – this is my limit, what can we get for it.  There is always room for negotiation.

 

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