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’ link found throughout our website. Complete the form with as much information as you have at that time. Once you have submitted those details, we’ll 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?
Our full-service packages include staffing for the transport, setup of all food and beverage areas before your event, replenishment and service throughout your event, in addition to the cleanup of all catering-related areas both during and upon conclusion of 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 set up and executed to our high standards. Our staffing numbers and timeframes will always be identified as a separate line item on your catering estimate and final order.
What is included in the administrative fee for a full-service event?
While a catering order may show a breakdown of the event elements and their costs, the administrative fee helps cover the cost of the hours and supplies needed to prepare and plan the event. Our administrative fee covers all the back-end costs that go into the event aside from the food and labor itself. In addition, we do not charge for site visits, meetings, order consultations, layout designs, multiple deliveries, etc. This fee offsets all these costs to ensure our clients aren’t worried about asking for help in these areas. We like to ensure that the planning process is as easy as possible with nothing to worry about once you have us on board.
The administrative fee does not include event staff gratuity, as we prefer to leave that option up to the discretion of our event hosts. A gratuity of any amount is never expected by our event staff, but is always appreciated if a host chooses to include that.
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 preparing your initial catering estimate or order, we would be happy to provide a tasting to help finalize any menu selections for your upcoming event. Our custom menu tastings are held in our catering kitchen and include (3) entrees + (3) side dishes. Menu tastings are prepared for (2) guests and cost at $40/person. That amount is to help cover food costs and our chef’s time. Payment for the tasting is due at the time of tasting. If you choose to book The Buffalo Catering Co. for your event, that amount will be deducted from the final catering bill.