What Your Catering Proposal Should Include

Hello friends! Once you meet with a potential caterer or catering manager and lay out your expectations, the next step is for them to send you an initial proposal. Things will revise based on the tasting, but here’s what you should expect to see:

  • The cost per person for food as well as a detailed description of each course
  • Estimated charges for staffing
  • Bathroom staffing charges
  • Charges for coat check attendants
  • Any additional charges for an engineer (to fix anything from a blown fuse to a broken ice machine)
  • If the caterer is providing alcohol, these charges should be included
  • Power charges for an offsite wedding

Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you find out whether your quote includes tax and service charges – these can add a hefty sum to your final bill!




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