Have you been wondering how the type of event and catering services will affect the final bill?
Most often, a sit–down meal (a typical combination would include appetizers, salad, entrée and dessert, plus hot drinks and wine) is more expensive than a buffet, due to the fact that it requires more personnel both for preparation and serving. However, in many cases, the situation might be completely opposite – with buffets, people usually tend to eat more, and if combined with some more costly culinary delights, the situation would be rather unpredictable.
There might also be a middle way, by combining the formality of a sit-down meal (and possibly more expensive dishes) with less formal buffets (serving more common food) and bars. There is even the option to have the guests to serve themselves at a sit-down meal, which will contribute to a very familiar atmosphere (and might eliminate the need for waiters, hence for additional costs). In case you decide for a sit-down meal, it is worth knowing that determining the preferences of the guests in advance can help to make the plans, to estimate the necessary amounts, and as a result, to avoid bringing excessive amounts of food which can translate into a lower price tag.
In general, when choosing the way catering services are provided, there is some flexibility which won’t necessarily lower the quality of the event but may help you have a lower or a more predictable total bill to pay. Contact http://www.happyvalleystreets.com/catering.html for great catering services.