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CATERING FAQS

I’m interested in learning more about your catering services or booking The Buffalo Catering Co. for my upcoming event. What’s my first step?

Simply click on the ‘Request a Quote’ button found throughout our website. Complete our catering inquiry form, being sure to include any relevant information you may have for us at that time. Once you have submitted those details, a member of our team will reach out to you to review your event details, share an initial estimate, or answer any questions you might have for us!

What does full service include?

Full-service packages include staffing for the catering setup, the ordered services and the cleanup required to support your event. Our goal is to relieve you of the many details that go along with hosting a successful party so that both you and your guests can thoroughly enjoy this special event.

The Buffalo Catering Co. has many trusted years of experience both managing and executing events throughout the WNY area. We take pride in thoroughly reviewing all day-of details with our clients in advance to ensure your event is setup and executed to our high standards. Our event staff labor will always be identified on your catering estimate and final order invoice.

What’s an administrative fee?  What does that include with my full-service event?

The administrative fee is a standard charge with any catering provider, with an industry standard ranging between 18-25% minimum.  Our administrative fee is determined by the complexity of the setup and services needed.  Our catering administrative fee encompasses all of the back-end costs that go into the order planning and preparations that are not detailed as part of the catering order.

The administrative fee does not include event staff gratuity, as we prefer to leave that option up to the discretion of our event hosts. 

I’m interested in booking your catering services for my upcoming event but am unsure of my menu selections. Do you offer menu tastings?

After an initial estimate has been prepared, we offer menu tasting appointments for our clients to assist with finalizing their meal selections. Our menu tasting appointments are held in our catering kitchen and include your choice of (3) entrees + (3) side dishes. Menu tastings are prepared for (2) guests and cost $80, with payment due at the time of tasting.  This amount is to help cover our food costs and chef’s time.

If you choose to book The Buffalo Catering Co. for your event, the menu tasting fee will be deducted from your final catering invoice.

Once your order has been confirmed, please share your final menu selections a minimum of (14) days prior to the event date.

Start planning your next catered event today!