What is the cost of a Spoonfed Kitchen Wedding?

There are many factors that go into the cost of a wedding including menu selections, services needed (buffet vs. plated, cake cutting + coffee service, room set up/room flip, late night snack etc.), venue (rental equipment needed, water source, staging area) and guest count. Typically a full service staffed wedding falls between $80-$100 per person for food, service and gratuity. We can work with tighter budgets or add some whistles and bells!

How many staff will I need? How much can I expect to spend on service staff?

For 100 guests, you will need 8-12 kitchen and service staff depending on service style preferred. As with our food quality, we will not compromise on the service that your guests will experience. We only want to set them (and you!) up to succeed. For every additional 15 guests an additional server will be added to ensure that our service meets our high standards. 

Do you pack food for the BRIDE and GROOM?

We are always happy to pack dinner, sides and dessert for our couples. We request that you let us know ahead of time. We don’t assume that you won’t be eating dinner….after all, you have to keep up your energy for the dance floor! We recommend providing a cooler so that we can keep food items safe. Most venues do not have refrigeration available. Your safety and our adherence to health department mandates are strictly enforced.

What happens to extra food?

We typically do not have a lot of extra food.   It is in all of our best interests to keep this to a science! Spoonfed will bring extra food to serve our staff after your guests have been served. We allow them (at our cost) to bring dinner home so that they can keep working! Again, most venues don’t have refrigeration available. We won’t risk it! Sadly, we are not able to donate to any of the local charities.

Spoonfed Kitchen is outside of my budget. Do you offer a more cost effective option?

Having a budget is a great place to start! We have lots of tips that can provide a “bang for your buck” experience. While we won’t skimp on the quality of our food or service, we can advise on how to maximize your budget to delight your guests. 

You may consider our SET UP CATERING option. This ensures a high quality menu for your guests without all of the costs associated with coordinating behind the scenes logistics. 

Do you offer tastings?

Private Tastings are by appointment on weekdays for $60 per person. 

Weekends are very limited as we are usually preparing for weddings and events. We will offer you the same courtesy. Please limit tastings to 4-6 guests. We invite your planner to come as our guest. We need to have a working menu in order to book a tasting. You can expect to try 75% of your selections plus signature beverages, coffee and treats. We promise, you will leave full! 

If your tasting is off season from your event, we will try to approximate but ultimately our goal is for you to feel comfortable with our cooking style, presentation and execution of menu selections. 

Do you supply rentals?

We provide in-house rentals for our signature buffets and grazing tables, passed appetizers, family style service and sweets tables. Spoonfed Kitchen does not have a full rental inventory of table serviceware or linens. We are happy to recommend any of the trusted rental companies we work with for all of your needs. For Full Service events, we are happy to coordinate your rental needs!

When do you need our final headcount?

We require a final guaranteed headcount 2 weeks ahead of your event date. We are happy to accommodate an increase in guest count several days out but are unable to decrease guest count. Leftover food can be packed up for you or donated when food safety allows.

What does the Coordination fee on our estimate cover?

Our admin fee covers all logistical aspects of your event, such as walk through of your venue, tasting, menu consultation and rewrites, rental facilitation, advice on floor plan + layout, on-site coordination with your event planner, insurance and staffing.

What is a cleaning fee?

If our team does not have access to hot water for washing and sanitizing kitchen equipment and serving pieces, requiring us to transport all dirty items back to Spoonfed Kitchen, a cleaning fee will be applied. 

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