(Closed) How much to budget for catering?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: How much to budget for catering
    < $20 per person for tapas : (1 votes)
    5 %
    $20 per person for tapas : (2 votes)
    10 %
    $25 per person for tapas : (3 votes)
    15 %
    $30 per person for tapas : (5 votes)
    25 %
    > $30 per person for tapas : (1 votes)
    5 %
    < $15 per person for desserts : (2 votes)
    10 %
    $15 per person for desserts : (2 votes)
    10 %
    $20 per person for desserts : (4 votes)
    20 %
    $25 per person for desserts : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’re coming out to about $25-$30 for heavy hors d oeuvres per person with our venue.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m doing a tapas reception in Northern California, paying $35 a head, plus tax and tip. I will have 14 selections, though I’m guessing guests will each have about 10-12. My guess is that Michigan would be less expensive.

    The issue with tapas is that it is labor intensive, so it’s hard to find a good bargain. If I had to venture a guess, I think you will probably spend at least $25 a head.

    Post # 6
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    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    With less than two months to ge (eep!) we don’t have the menu totally nailed down, but this is our basic plan:

    Cold buffet:

    – artisan cheese display

    – ceviche

    – gazpacho salad

    – green salad

    – fruit skewers

    Hot passed tapas

    – squash tartlet

    – chipotle chicken skewers

    – shrimp skewers

    – soup shots (corn, beet and green pea)

    – stuffed mushrooms (veggie and carnivore)

    Small  plates (to make sure everyone eats, we are handing these out to each guest)

    – venison or portabello sliders

    – fingerling potatoes

    – corn cakes

    Everything can be eaten without a knife or spoon. We are also doing a dessert buffet.

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