Catering services we offer for your event:
PICK-UP - Any of our services, from lunch boxes to beautiful, fully-plattered and ready to serve catering meals, are available for you to conveniently pick-up at our restaurant. Deposit fees will be charged on our platters, but you are always welcome to bring your own platters for use, thus requiring no deposit or return.
DROP-OFF - We can provide you with lunch boxes, small and elaborate buffets, whatever you desire...at your location. Delivery and Deposit fees will apply. We can come back and pick-up our platters, etc. for an additional fee.
RENTALS - Any additional items needed for your event such as fancy tableware, plates, napkins, table cloths, buffet linens, real flowers for buffet, wine glasses, chafing dishes, etc. are "rentals", all of which we can order and coordinate for you at cost.
FULL-SERVICE CATERING - We can provide a service staff for your event; the staff is guaranteed at least 5 hours of work. Off premise events usually entail more set-up time, break down and all staff members return to the cafe, unload, clean-up and go home.
- BUFFET STYLE: We hire one server for every 20 guests you have to ensure a perfect event.
- TABLE SERVICE: We hire one server for every 12 guests, plus additional kitchen staff are needed.
EVENT OR WORKSHOP IN THE CHURCH - We offer a wonderful way for everyone to eat quick, healthy and affordable! Your guests can pre-order their meals which include water, biodegradable tableware and napkins. We can customize our offerings and will work with you to offer exactly what you prefer. Check out our sample page.
Here is a sample cost breakdown for a 100 person, 3
Keep in mind that there will usually be a 2 hour set-up and 2 hour clean-up, before and after your event.
This makes 7
hours of actual catering time for our staff to ensure your event is perfect.
- Room or Hall rental (if applicable)
- Rentals - your choice of extra tables, chairs, linens, wine glasses, etc., if needed
- Service $2695.00
- Chef - $525 ($75.00 per hour)
- Kitchen Staff - $420 (2 staff at $30 per hour - Works with chef in food preparation)
- Coordinator - $280 ($40.00 per hour - This person is in charge of the
staff and responsible for making your event flawless)
- Servers - $1050 (5 servers, $30 per hour, 1 server per 20 people -
This ensures your guests get optimal service)
- Bartender - $210 ($30 per hour), if needed
- Dishwasher - $210 ($30 per hour)
- Van Rental: may apply for off-premise catering. (last check was $90 per day)
Setting your budget, and staying within it:
We suggest determining the total amount you wish to spend on your event.
- now subtract any hard costs:
- such as labor, rentals, room fees, bands, dj, etc...
- beer or wine, or other specialty beverages?
- this leaves you with an estimated amount you have for food purchase
- multiply that amount by 10.23% to determine how much tax will charged on your purchase
- subtract this number from your budget because the government always gets theirs
- the remaining money is your maximum food budget
- divide this number by the amount of guests you expect
- now you know the maximum you can spend per person on food to stay within your budget
Frequently Asked Questions:
If we at least spend your minimum for food, is there still a fee for closing on a Saturday evening?
If we go with another caterer, what is the fee for the hall on Friday evening?
If we are not the caterer, currently, our fee for closing would be our minimum. The church would then also charge a room rental fee. Christine Garvey is in charge of that, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any restrictions on music or beverages?
Is there a time limit on renting the hall?
Are there restrictions on decorations?
Does the price cover clean up?
Do we have to provide servers or are they available?
What is the deposit?
What happens if we have to cancel our event?
Do you require security guards?
Does the price of food include tax?
If we serve beer and wine, can you cater that as well or do we provide that service?
Do we have to rent tables, chairs, linens, plateware, and silverware if you do the catering?
We have tables and chairs, plates and silverware for 100 people, which we use in our restaurant. This comes free of charge. If you wish table cloths or china...that would have to be rented...as well as champagne or wine glasses.
Many of our clients have used bio-ware for plates, glasses, etc., that is made from corn or potato starch. These products are very sturdy and biodegrade. We can show you if your interested.
If you are the caterer, can we bring in our own cake? Is there a fee for that?
You can bring your own traditional wedding cake with no additional fee.
Do we do all the clean up?
Our staff would do the clean up. Clean up and service are listed above on our sample cost breakdown.
How soon could we come in to decorate?
For an evening event, we would be open for regular business until 4pm...so you could come at that time.
Can we bring in our own food?
No outside food is permitted. We make exceptions for specialty cakes from a bakery only - no homemade cakes. We also make an occasional exception for those who want to bring in ethnic desserts. However, you must sign a waiver of liability if you are bringing in these items.
If someone becomes ill from the food, we don't know whose food caused the illness. We work out of health certified kitchen, have taken food handling safety courses and are certified, we know how to prepare and hold food safely. We live in such a litigious society, our insurance company is opposed to taking the chance.
Do you do any kind of taste testing on the foods we are considering for the buffet?
We typically don't do tastings. Once you decide on your menu, we can put vegetarian or vegan items on our restaurant menu and email you when they will be on, so you can come try them...but we do not offer this for meat or fish dishes since we are a vegetarian restaurant.
If you want a tasting, we can do that, but you will need pay for all the costs associated with that: chef, food, and other employees that would be necessary.
Do you make wedding cakes?
We do non-traditional wedding cakes. You can view some samples at: http://www.edenalley.com/catering_desserts.html and http://web.me.com/gclootz1/Site_2/catering.html
If you are
interested in learning more about catering at Eden Alley, or wish to book us for your event, please give us
a call at 816.561.7595 or e-mail us at email@example.com or fill out our Catering Information Form.
Our initial consultation is free; subsequent meetings are subject to charge. We require a $200 deposit to "book" a date, which goes towards your final bill. Cancellation within 21 days of event forfeits client's deposit. Cancellation within 1 week of event requires payment of half food quote, because we will have already purchased ingredients for your event. Cancellation less than 1 week of event requires full payment of food quote, as we will have already purchased and started preparing food for your event. Estimate Payment due 7 days prior to event. Any remaining charges will be due within 1 week after your event.
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