(Closed) Food prices

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which do you prefer?

    Buffet style

    Plated meals

  • Post # 3
    2285 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    That’s a lot for me. In my area catering averages about $25/person and that’s for three entree choices. How many catering quotes have you gotten? You can also see if your favorite restaurants cater. A lot of them do, and they’re often much cheaper.

    Post # 5
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Food was about $50/each, including appys and dinner but not including drinks.

    That was a good price in Toronto.

    I prefer plated, but most people prefer buffet so that they have choice and control over volumes.  

    Post # 6
    1561 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    In my area, $31.58pp for a plated meal is dirt cheap!  But it’s all regional – what is normal in your area?  What have other caterers quoted you?

    Post # 7
    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    The price is totally going to depend on your region, so I can’t comment there.

    Personally I prefer plated meals for large weddings, smaller groups either way.  With a large group it can be a bit of chaos trying to get everyone through the buffet line.

    Post # 8
    3879 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    THat would be SUPER cheap in my area, so to me it sounds awesome! haha! I like buffets because I like to choose my food, but plated is fine too. Honestly I’m not picky as long as the food is good and there’s enough of it! I think in your case it would be best to do buffet since it offers more choices.

    Post # 10
    10355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I mean, it depends on how high end a caterer you got. Even in a really cheap area, there are expensive caterers. Really hard to tell you whether that’s “a lot” or not, since we don’t know what type of meat you’re choosing, what your sides are, how fancy the setup is, haw many waiters etc etc etc

    Post # 11
    4334 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted plated, but really, it depends. There can be a horrible buffet where they run out of food and it’s cold and you have to wait forever, or there can be a horrible plated dinner where you have only a tiny bit of food that you don’t like and it’s served cold and you have to wait forever. 🙂

    Post # 12
    846 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    that seems like a lot. we are also having 150 people and we are only paying $3,500 for two meats, a pasta, two salads, a veggie, a starch, and rolls. this price also includes all non-alcohol drinks and a coffee station, all china and stemware, all linens, and the wait staff. we prefer buffets and they are the norm around here, so that’s what we are going with.

    Post # 13
    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Ours is $4700 for 200 people. Buffet style. $20/person

    Post # 15
    6262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    That sounds a little overpriced but not too bad to me, and I live right outside of NYC. When I did my engagement party, we had tons of appetizers, 2 meats, 3 sides, two salads, and bread for 120 and it was around $4500 including servers for a buffet

    Post # 16
    398 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Mrs_Harmer_to_be:  From what I was told, plated should be less expensive because people eat less than if it is buffet style. I also think its a huge rip off you have to pay for china!  JUst my opinion!

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