Catering

When hosting an event, one of the most important elements is making sure that you have catering taken care of. The food will be a highlight of your event if you pull it off correctly, and choosing the right caterer and the right amount of food is the best place to start. Here are a few answers to common questions people have about catering for an event.

Weddings

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Let Us Complete Your Special Day

Your wedding is important to us! We’ll work with you one-on-one throughout the planning process. We’ll exchange ideas, address your concerns and share ways to elevate your overall concept. Our specialty is customizing your wedding menu. Start with our extensive list of food items. Add your own ideas. Mix in the expert guidance of your catering coordinator and our Executive Chef, Maya. Together we’ll create a tailored menu that’s a dynamic reflection of your personal style and taste.

Rehearsals

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The Pre-Wedding Party Before the Big Day

Your rehearsal dinner is one extra night of fun to share with your friends and family, as well as enjoy some amazing food. It is the perfect time to practice whatever you need to so that you’re all on you’re A-game come wedding day. If you don’t know the first thing about them, we’re here to help. We are now offering Rehearsal Dinners at the M on High Restaurant. Please refer to your catering coordinator for more details.

Corporate

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We Help You Mix Business With Pleasure

At Command Performance, we pride ourselves on our track record of delivering memorable corporate events with a sense of occasion, whether fun or formal—or a blend of both!

Special Events

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Let Us Cater Your Special Event!

We cater personal events like memorial gatherings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, christenings, baby and bridal showers, housewarming parties, and holiday parties. We also cater events for organizations like fundraising dinners and galas, wine events, school and education events, military events, and seminars.

Full-Service Catering

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Hire a Full-Service Caterer

Full-service catering includes all the elements of food for the event. In this case, rather than simply dropping off the food, your caterer will provide servers and other staff to provide food distribution and service throughout the event. With a full-service food catering service, the caterers will also set up the food, serving, and cleaning up at the end of the event. This kind of catering can help you decrease your stress and ensure that all the elements of the food portion of the event are taken care of. This can be done through a distinct caterer or catering on-site provided by a particular venue.

Event Coordination & Design

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Event Coordination Done Right

Event coordination includes all the steps that come together to make the event as successful as possible. Having full-service catering can be an essential part of your event coordination. It can help you quickly develop catering menu ideas and pricing without spending too much time on the event. With the help of a great caterer, your event coordination can go off without a hitch.

Family Style Catering Packages

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Family-Style Catering Packages

Family-style catering packages are an excellent option for a midpoint between buffet style and plated meals. In this kind of catering, platters are provided for each table so that guests can plate their food without having to leave their table.

Catering Service FAQs

What is a Catering Service?

Planning an event can be overwhelming, especially if you are trying to take care of all the food on your own. However, if you use a catering service, it will be much easier, the food will be better, and you will have less stress on your plate. Catering services are designed to bring food and drinks to events. They can provide just the food catering, food, additional supplies, or a full-service catering experience.

What is a Catering Service Charge?

The catering service charge is what you pay to the catering company. Those funds provide for essential equipment and accounting, as well as the various meetings, questions, and tastings you may have in preparation for the event. This allows you to feel comfortable checking in with your caterer, having meetings, and tasting specific products, in addition to covering some of the miscellaneous costs the catering companies may need to pay for, like certificates of insurance.

How Much Does a Half Pan Feed?

If you talk to catering places, you will find that a half pan of food can feed anywhere around 25 to 30 individuals. Remember that it is always better to have extra food than to run out early, so base your estimates off the smaller end of this range.

How Much Food is in a tray?

A whole tray of food will generally be enough to feed about 40-45 people, depending on the type of food you purchase. However, different catering companies can use those terms differently, so make sure you check with your particular caterer if you need service.

How Many Pounds of Pasta Fill a Full Tray?

Pasta is a prevalent option for catering for groups, as pasta tends to please the whole crowd. Generally, an entire tray of pasta has about 3-4 pounds of pasta, depending on the shape of the noodle. So depending on the size of your group, you can estimate how many trays you will need.

How do I calculate the amount of food I need?

Figuring out how much food to get can be difficult, but it tends to be easier for catering services for small groups. If you are looking to feed a big crowd, you should first figure out your guest count. Then if the event is formal, you will likely want one serving of each thing per person, while more casual events may require more food. A reasonable estimate is about a pound and a half of food per person. This will likely be enough, but it is a great starting point.

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