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 most 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. Smaller weddings may incur a nominal charge for the tasting.
Pricing. All prices are subject to a 20% 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 – 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 “guaranteed” guest count is due 11 days ahead (on Tuesday). Guest count cannot be reduced after this point. Children under 10 and non-seated vendors are billed at a discounted rate.
You will be provided with a detailed proposal/confirmation for your event. This will list all menu items, services, pricing, key times and all other important details of the reception. A “final review” will be conducted by phone approximately 30 days ahead of your date and all details and revisions will be addressed.