Catering Policies for Buffet Menu

BUFFET CATERING POLICIES FOR EVENTS OVER 40 GUESTS

 

  • We typically offer a buffet style service. We will keep the trays full of food as your guests serve themselves or we can portion out the food if you prefer. Note that we have found there is often less waste when guests serve themselves. Our servers can also circulate with items like appetizers if you desire, but these arrangements must be made when you create your initial menu.
  • There are three ways in which you can receive your meal:
  1. Pick up yourself at the farm hot or cold.
  2. We can deliver your meal. a. For deliveries under 20 miles, there is a $35 charge; over 20 miles, the fee is $45. b. If we set up your table, there is an additional charge of $20.
  3. We can serve your meal. We charge $20 per hour per person for service. The minimum charge is $80. An initial estimate of the number of servers and number of hours will be noted on your invoice. If the servers’ time exceeds this, the client will be required to pay an additional $20 per hour per server. If you have prepaid, this additional amount is due within 14 days of the event.
  • We do not provide any items such as glassware, china, chairs, linens, or tables for your guests. We do have a limited number of tables that we can set the food on if needed but you must provide any linens if you want them to match your decor. We can provide compostable plates and silverware if you desire for an additional charge.
  • We will rinse and stack the glassware and china that you may have rented from elsewhere on request. We do not normally provide beverages or glasses. If requested, we can provide individual bottled waters, juices, and/or seltzers. Please note this will include an additional charge.
  • An estimated number of guests is due 4 weeks prior to the event and a final count is due one week before. No changes to the final number will be allowed. Any changes to the menu are at the discretion of the kitchen and are not guaranteed.
  • There is a $50 deposit required on events under $500.  Events over $500 will require a deposit of 10% and a signed contract. Deposits and your main bill can be paid via cash, charge or check at the store or onsite. Payment can also be taken via charge with an emailed invoice. The bill can be paid any time after your final guest count has been determined. You must inform us in advance if you are paying by charge at the event.
  • We must have a written cancellation 30 day prior to the event or your security deposit will be forfeited.