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Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by shroomgirl, Jul 14, 2010.
Do you have wedding packages? if any of you'd care to share...tia
No, but I sure would like one! I think.
I actually have a thing against the "pick one from column A and two from column B" type menus. It probably stems from the fact that I tend to always be looking for new ideas and am quick to discard the older ones. This summer, however, I seem to have sold variations on the same menu over and over again. It's actually sort of comforting to know what I'm doing from week to week and although I still have the anxiety/nerves/heightened awareness/panic from wedding to wedding, I am more at ease with my menu than I have been in the past 5 years.
Oh, maybe you weren't asking about menus specifically. In that case, the answer is No.
After so many weddings all the nervousness should go away. I think of it as they are basically all the same. If you are confident in yourself everything else is fairly easy.
I don't know Ed.....there's always something new in offsite catering......
1) staffing getting lost, or late, or ?
2) weather just not co-operating, too hot, too cold, too wet......
3) accidents....equipment malfunctions
4) People eliment....
Lentil, I've done the same thing.....not wanting to get in a rut.....but a several years ago a 3 events in 2 days, my love passing away that week.....it was great to have sold much of the same menu to multiple groups.
The learning curve is sometimes really large.....it's so much easier to sell:
1 or 2 entrees rarely 3
veg platter (potential of another starch too)
im the banquet chef at Asbury Park Grove. We are an all inhouse wedding/corporate events center here in Charlotte, NC (with our primary business being weddings- without looking at the books, we probably did 65 weddings last yr).
You can check out our website if you like... tho we are in the process of getting a new site as well as menu updating and pricing. But it'll give you a good idea of what we do for menu/pricing
I looked up your site and found just $13 lunch options....
It's always a good idea to have wedding menus setup in different price ranges with opportunities to increase their menu....ie 7oz prime rib, if they want 10oz it's $x more pp, or late night snack options or "premium salads" or butler passed aps, you get the point.
Shroom- here ya go...if the link doesnt work. goto our webpage, click on "Weddings" at the top, then"download our package menu and fee list"
we have packages ranging from $16.95- $25.95 right now. But like i said we are in the process of updating/changing some things. I would anticipate pricing going up- just my gut feeling
The way you do catering in Carolina is way different then NY or Florida. Your highest price quoted is about 25.00pp mine is about $150.00pp in NY. In Florida Palm Beach as high as #300.00pp. In NY our facilities could handle on premise 7 weddings at one time our total about 1000 guest, with parking for about 700 cars. We had a full on premise wedding chapel and separate rooms for cocktail parties. We had separate bridal suites for the wedding parties.
Different kind of catering.
Dave, your selections are a lot to take in...even for someone that reads menus regularly.
You've given customers a chance to increase their spending....always a good thing.
But it's still almost overwhelming to see all the choices over multiple pages. JMTPC