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Party Planning Services
Victoria BC

Food For Thought Catering can provide complete event management services for your next party or event. Contact us today to learn more. In the meantime, below are some helpful tips to consider as you start your planning process:

Timing for Meals

  • Breakfast- 30-60 minutes
  • Lunch- 30-60 minutes
  • Dinner only- 60-90 minutes
  • Dinner reception- 90-120 minutes
  • Cocktail reception 1-3 hours

Food Quantities

Meals

Dinner meals are based on 5-8, oz serving of protein with allowances made for the style of dish, culture and diet.

Finger Foods

  • Afternoon- 6-12 pieces
  • Pre dinner- 4-8 pieces
  • Stand up dinner- 12 pieces or more

Staffing

  • Service Staff @ $25/hour
  • Chef Staff @ $30/hour
  • There is a minimum four hour charge per staff
  • Chef cost is included in fine dining service

Payment for Catering Services

All menu prices include the use of dishes and cutlery, white or colored linen napkins, as well as the service of our professional staff that will ensure that your function runs smoothly. Included staff time is based on a four hour shift. Additional hours, if required, are charged out at current rates. We would be pleased to assist with arrangements for wine glass rental, flowers, etc. Please note that prices do NOT include applicable HST or gratuities. There is also a rental delivery charge of $75.00.

As a general guideline, gratuities of 15% of food and service are typical. We will require a deposit of $500 ($100 is non-refundable) and we accept cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard or American Express at the time of your booking. The balance is due on the day of the function, unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

We require a guaranteed number of guests at least one week in advance of the function. Charges will be for guaranteed number or actual number whichever is greater.

Rentals

We can supply from our inventory or arrange with our partner supplier for rental of everything from dishes to linen to tenting (for outdoor events). Contact us for exact pricing, however here is a summary for planning purposes:

  • Plates @ $6.00/dozen
  • Cutlery @ $5.00/dozen
  • Wine glasses @ $6.00/dozen
  • Linen napkins @ $.50 each
  • Linen table clothes @ $8.00 each
  • Six foot banquet tables @ $10.00 each
  • Chairs @ $5.50 each

Decorating

We now have an arrangement with a local designer who can assist you with any special themes or decorating for your event. Costs for these services are not included in the buffet prices. Please let us know if this is of interest to you and we can make arrangements to have them contact you.

We are never disappointed. We will continue to use them in the future and recommend them fully... keep up the great work!
Paola Bell
Aboriginal Nations Education Division, Greater Victoria School District #61
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