The menu items, services and pricing in this section are intended to give the client a wide variety of options for a buffet style meal. We offer two sample buffet packages. Each includes appetizers, salad, staffed buffet (5 hot items), rolls, butter and coffee. You can mix and match items from both packages and we’ll give you a quote. Items from our other menus are also available as well as anything you want but don’t see.
Our “standard service” includes linen, china, and all of the services one would expect for a wedding reception. There is also a “limited service” option utilizing disposable tableware and your linen. These can be customized to fit the occasion, venue or budget. See casual reception services for more details.
Menu Selections. We offer a FREE taste testing and consultation for prospective couples and parents. These are by appointment only at our corporate kitchen located in Brackenridge. Here you will get a chance to evaluate our food and professionalism, discuss all aspects of your reception and receive a firm price quote. We suggest that you arrange this as soon as possible so we can accommodate your schedule.
Pricing. All prices are subject to an 18% service fee and PA sales tax. Package pricing assumes a standard equipped indoor banquet hall within our geographic market. Services may be restricted at some locations. Pricing for outdoor events, distant locations or unfamiliar venues will be provided upon request.
NOTE: Certain venues have a dedicated menu and pricing (Soldiers & Sailors Museum, Armstrong Farms, Springdale Veterans) – please contact us for details.
Payments and Policies:
We require a $500 non-refundable retainer to guarantee your date. 50% of the total cost must be prepaid three weeks before your event. Final balance is payable 7 days in advance of your wedding. Cash and checks are preferred (3% charge for credit cards). Please make checks payable to: Chef & I Catering, 902 Brackenridge Ave, Brackenridge, PA 15014.
A preliminary guest count is due 3 weeks before your wedding. A final guest count is due 10 days ahead (on Wednesday). Children under 10 are discounted as well as (non-seated) vendors.
You will be provided with a detailed menu/service confirmation for your event. This will list all menu items, services, pricing, key times and all other important details of the reception. Keeping this document accurate will help ensure that your wedding reception will be flawless.