When you order from a caterer, it’s not the same as ordering off a menu at a restaurant. Caterers prepare food in volume and discount the price in comparison to ordering individual dishes a la carte. Most caterers have minimum orders of 30, 50 or 100 servings. Once you determine your event date and a budget, contact a caterer and request a quote. Most caterers will request the basics for a quote:
- Date and time of event
- Number of guests
- Type of event
- Service type (ie: tray passed appetizers, buffet, sit-down, family style, or drop-off)
- Budget per person
This information will allow the caterer to customize a menu to suit your budget or provide you with research to help you decide on a budget.