(Closed) Staffing Fee with Caterer? Does this seem right?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Our caterer has a labour fee on top of their Per Person charge.. It was 17% of the cost. So for our wedding we will be paying just over $600 in labour fee.. which I assume is the same as a staffing fee. I am in Canada though so the going rates are different here. 🙂

Post # 5
2231 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I got quoted $5000 by a caterer for a 130 person wedding for 8 hours. Just for staffing costs. Food and alcohol came to 11k, 4500 for rentals and then a bunch of other bs fees. 

Ask around some more. I didn’t have an option with this venue since they only allowed their specific exclusive caterer. 

Post # 6
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My caterer is saying $50/hour per server, 4 hour minimum, including people I may not actually see, who are behind the scenes.

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