Hi, I am new to this forum, or any forum really. I've been catering for a couple years and just this past year my business has taken off. I live in a town with a population of under 10,000 and the other main caterer in town makes primarily a roast beef supper and the rest of his meal is bought from Sysco or a wholesale place. I am the only caterer in town who makes everything from scratch and I'm considered "fancy" in our town. I've catered 2 weddings since October and have another one planned for June/10. Here's the menu:
the guests will have a choice on their invitation to have either
Feta and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts wrapped in a phyllo pastry
Beef Tenderloin in a roasted shallot sauce red wine reduction
and for sides:
Spring Green Salad with mandarin oranges, sugared almonds and honey vinaigrette
Garlic and Rosemary New Roasted Potatoes
Baking Powder Biscuits
Coffee and tea service
The bride wants it a served sit down meal. 130 expected guests. I don't have that many plates and I need to rent the plates and cutlery. They will rent the linens and wine and drinking glasses. I will need about 11 servers for the wedding.
What would you charge for this? And do you usually rent the glasses too? I am very new to weddings and don't have anyone here to ask. Thank and I welcome all input!