Whether your idea of a perfect reception is your backyard by a fire pit with your closest friends, or an elaborate affair with all the trimmings, we can help to make your vision a reality. Choose from our simply structured standard menus or have us come up with something tailor-made for you - we're here to make sure you get a delicious start to your new life!

 

Sample 1:

For this outdoor wedding, the couple wanted generous portions of classic foods that would satisfy the food professionals from one family and the small town relatives from the other. Instead of passed hors d’oeuvres, the couple had an opulent display of cheeses and cured Italian meats with olives, fruit and roasted and fresh vegetables.

 

Cocktail Hour

Displays    12

Herbed biscuits with honey mustard and Virginia country ham   

Lavish display of imported and domestic cheeses, chutneys, fresh fruit, baguette crackers

Antipasto display featuring– Italian meats and cheese, mixed olives, pepperoncini, marinated    artichoke hearts,caprese skewers                                                                                                                                      

 

Dinner Buffet

Chef Attended Station   6

Mashed Potato Bar: Bacon, cheddar, chives, sour cream, blue cheese, ham, mushrooms, horseradish, roasted garlic, crispy shallots, smoked sea salt

  

Salad Station   5

Caesar: Classic Caesar with our signature lemony parmesan dressing, herbed focaccia croutons, shaved parmesan all component on the side

 

Salmon Station   10

Pecan crusted salmon   6

Roasted asparagus with goat cheese and bacon    3

Orzo with lemon and dill 1

 

Chicken Station 6

Lemon oregano chicken with chopped artichoke relish and Greek yogurt    4

Roasted broccoli with pine nuts,  shaved parmesan and lemon   2

 

 

CAKE!     5

Hummingbird cupcakes with cream cheese icing

Chocolate cupcakes with Oreo buttercream

 

Total estimated food: $44 per guest ($48.09)

This includes rental of all platters and serving pieces

 

 

Beverage service: Ice, water, 2 non-alcoholic beverages - iced tea, cucumber-melon water, strawberry basil lemonade, ginger lemonade, sparkling raspberry limeade (suitable when beer and wine only are being served)

$2 per guest ($2.19)

As above but with mixers and condiments for a full bar, liquor, beer and wine $3.50 per guest ($3.83)

This includes rental of all beverage servers, ice tub and coolers

 

Labor:

1 captain, 2 bartenders, 1 bar back, 3 servers

1 chef, 2 kitchen assistants, 1 action station attendant

Estimate - $23 per guest ($24.22)

 

Rental -

Tablecloths

Glassware

Plates

Utensils

Service Wares

Estimate - $11-15 per guest

 

Total estimated cost (including all applicable taxes and delivery fees) - $88 per guest

 

 

 

 

Sample 2:

Here is what a typical proposal might look like.  This couple wanted lighter fare with stations spread around a rather large venue.

 

Beverage Station

$2 per guest

cucumber water, sweet tea, lemonade

 

Passed or Stationary Hors d’Oeuvres Options

Choose 3 - $8 per guest, $2 per guest for each additional item

 

smoked caprese skewers with basil oil and balsamic

chesapeake crab mac and cheese bites

sweet potato biscuits, roasted ham, white cheddar, apple butter

cucumber cups with summer corn salad

pimento cheese tea sandwiches

herb cheddar biscuits, country ham, peach chutney

fresh ripe fruit display, local honey yogurt dip

pickled and roasted vegetables, breads and crackers

mini salmon cakes, cucumber dip

 

 

Self-Serve Station Options

Choose 2 - $14 per guest

 

Cheese Grits Bar

stone ground grits, grilled sausage, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, tomato jam,

roasted garlic, braised kale

Mashed Potato Bar

red mashers, grilled chicken, peas, tomatoes, cheese, bacon, sour cream, scallions, whipped butter

BBQ Slider Bar

north carolina pulled pork bbq, corn muffins, slaw, pickles, onions, jalapenos, sauces

Red Beans and Rice Bar

cajun red beans and rice, shrimp and crawfish etouffee, tomatoes, tasso ham, scallions, hot sauces

Petite Taco Station

carne asada beef, corn tortillas, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, cotija cheese, lime wedges, salsas

 

Total food = $24 per guest

 

Full Staffing:

 

1 Chef on Site

2 Chef Assistants

1 Banquet Captain

3 Waitstaff

2 Bartenders

Total Staffing = $16 per person

 

Rentals -

Tablecloths

Glassware

Plates

Utensils

Service Wares

Estimate - $11-15 per guest

 

Total estimated costs - $55 per guest 

 

 

Sample 3:

This couple wanted to go all out with beef tenderloin and shrimp being featured. Both come from big families with lots of small children so a portion of the food needed to be child-friendly. This event is happening at a winery, so the labor is lower because there are no additional bar personnel needed and the rentals are somewhat less because the venue provides tablecloths

 

 Cocktail Hour -- Passed Hors d’Oeuvres, please choose 3 for $11

 

Bacon wrapped shrimp

Grilled swordfish and tomato skewers with lemon and oregano

Sweet potato biscuits, roasted ham, white cheddar, peach chutney

Mini mac and cheese bites

Seared scallop on asparagus risotto cake with shiitake mushrooms, pesto aioli

Gazpacho shots topped with ceviche

Caprese skewers

Cucumber cups with crab-avocado salad

 

Buffet Dinner

 

Fruit kebabs $3(for the children)

 

Roasted beef tenderloin    $14

with caramelized onions, roasted mushrooms, pommery demi-glace, horseradish sour cream, blue cheese crumbles and rolls

 

Chicken souvlaki    $7

 tzatziki sauce, feta, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, tahini sauce,  pita breads

 

Salads and sides - choose 3 for $8, 4 for $10

 

Fresh corn, red pepper, cucumber, basil

Grilled Farmers’ Market vegetable platter, roasted garlic sauce

 

Caprese platter - sliced heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and lemon infused olive oil

Watermelon, prosciutto, basil, baby kale with honey balsamic drizzle

Spinach, grilled peaches, pecans, buttermilk dressing

Quinoa with blueberries, feta, arugula, lemon dressing

 

Roasted Yukon gold potatoes with rosemary and sea salt

Sour cream mashed new potatoes with toppings bar: bacon, scallions, cheddar, peas, tomatoes, whipped butter

Sweet corn and basmati rice salad, dijon vinaigrette

Tuscan potato salad with roasted red peppers, basil and balsamic dressing

Brown rice salad with lentil sprouts, sunflower seeds, kales, apples, julienne vegetables, lemon vinaigrette

Wild rice salad with cranberries and pumpkin seeds

 

Late night Snack   $3

Donut holes with dipping sauces - choose 3 sauces

Salted caramel, hot fudge, raspberry-lemon, maple-bacon, nutella cream, pecan praline sauce, white chocolate macadamia nut  

This was a special request from the bride

 

Beverage station$3

Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

Iced tea

Water

 

Total Food: $51 per person

Children under 5 - no charge

Children 6 to 12 -- half price

 

Staffing -  4 hours estimated

1 chef $35/hour

1 chef assistant $30/ hour

1 utility $20/hour

1 captain $35/hour

4 servers $30/hour

Total staffing = $12 per guest

 

Rentals

Water glasses, utensils, plates, tablecloths, napkins- estimate only $7-11 per guest

 

Estimated Total: $ 73 per guest