Elements of Your Event
FOOD, SERVICE, RENTALS: Caterer Pricing In Three Parts
No matter which caterer you go with, remember, these are always built into the price, but sometimes
it just looks different.
FOOD~ All of our menus are customized to create a meal that is unique to your event. The price will vary based on format you choose, For example, you will need more staff to handle a seated, individually plated dinner with table service, compared to a buffet style dinner.
BAR- We have a full service liquor license and insurance and can provide you with a full bar or just wine and beer bar. Our apologies but we cannot also serve alcohol that you provide.
ATTENDANTS ~Servers and bartenders start at $38 per hour for their services. In general, we suggest one server per 18 guests for buffet service or cocktail party style event, and one server per 15 guests for a plated sit down dinner or family style dinner. The servers we work with are truly amazing - professional, efficient and friendly. They are people you will enjoy having at your event.
*And remember, you may not need any servers, especially if food is just dropped off, or picked up.
RENTALS ~High end disposable plates, silverware and napkins can be provided at $6-8 pp. Fine china and glassware, linens etc are generally rented, depending on the size of your event. Depending on how elaborate your event is, this may run anywhere between $18-$38 per person. Rentals offer options to style your event with colors, textures and decor. From specialty chairs, farm tables, stunning glassware and china, anything is possible.
THE FIRST STEP - Let's see if your date is available. Dates may be book ed up to one year in advance, so plan early, but never think twice about calling for a last minute event! Send us an email or give us a call at 516-625-2566 ext 17. If we don't answer, we are probably catering, so leave a detailed message including your event date, where the event will be, and the number of guests you estimate. We will get back to you.
TO BOOK - We require a non-refundable deposit to hold your date. Once we make initial contact, we can either meet in person, do a phone consult, or even communicate via email if it's easier. We will come up with a menu together - customized for you - that meets your needs. We are happy to meet at your home or office if preferred.
In the mean time, look at our Sample Menus for food and menu styles, ideas. Remember that these menus are fully customizable, and are there simply to show styles of menus. We can change the actual menu items. Using these as guides, you can start establishing your budget and overall feel of the event.
At Thyme Events, we can take care of as much as you want us to - all the details, from rentals, staffing, set up and clean up…. so you can relax and enjoy your own event.