Thank you for considering Sacred Table for your event. We are dedicated to working with you, as a team, toward the complete success of your event. We are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the following information.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS
Initial consultation and proposal are no charge. A minimum expenditure of $250.00 is required on all catered events. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required in order to guarantee the reservation. All deposits will be applied to the balance of the event. A deposit of half of the proposal amount is required 90 days prior to the event. 100 % payment for every event proposal is due 7 days prior to the event. Final bills are due 7 days after receipt. After the 7th day, a late charge of $5/day is assessed. Deposits and payments can be made in the form of cash, check or credit card. All credit card charges will be subject to a 3% processing fee.
Your menu should be selected and submitted a minimum of four weeks prior to your event. Due to uncertain market conditions, prices are subject to change and substitutions may be necessary. All menus are priced per person and include up to 5% over the final guarantee.
TYPE OF MENU
The type of event plays a large role in determining cost. Does the event require substantial staff, such as a served dinner, or lighter staff such as a buffet? Is the menu casual and simple, or more elegant and complex? The following examples are meant to provide you with a rough estimate of what you can reasonably expect these different types of events to cost per person for food:
Light Hors d'Oeuvres- Between 3 and 5 items, $10-$17 per guest (from appetizers menu)
Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres- 6 items or more, $17-$25 per guest (from appetizers menu)
Luncheon- $12-$18 per guest (pricing based on sample luncheon menus)
Buffet Dinner- $18-$35 per guest (pricing based on sample buffet menus)
TIME OF DAY
The time of day can play a significant role in the type of event you are planning. Your guests will typically expect different types and quantities of food, depending on the time of day. We suggest the following as an example of typical meal timing and expectations, but keep in mind this is meant merely as a planning tool, if you want breakfast for supper or dinner at 9pm, we are happy to accommodate.
Breakfast- 6am to 10am (on-site personal chef services only)
Coffee Break- Morning: 9am-11am; Afternoon: 2pm-3pm
Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres- 5pm-7pm
Light Hors d'Oeuvres- Early: 4pm-5pm; Late: 8pm-Whenever
Final attendance numbers must be submitted by 12:00 pm, 7 days prior to the event. These numbers will represent the minimum guarantee for the event and may not be lowered. Guest count can be increased by no more than 10 people up to 3 days prior to your event. Should the number of guests in attendance of the event exceed the final guarantee; the customer will be charged for the actual number of guests.
Estimate is based on menu, number of guests; time allotted for setup, and travel time to and from party location. On-site chefs are billed at $42.00 per hour. Chefs are available to be present at event to ensure the quality of flavor and presentation of the food. The final bill will represent the actual hours, which may be more, less, or the same as the proposal. Gratuities are left up to the client’s discretion.
Please note that the prices quoted do not include sales tax. The tax rate charged is the rate of the county the event takes place in. If your group is taxed exempt, please provide a copy of your certificate of exemption.
EVENT SUPPORT AND EXPENSE FEE
Billed at 2% of all total, less the travel and labor. This behind the scene cost and consumables fee covers the cost and incidental breakage, loss, repair and maintenance of the equipment needed to produce an event. This fee is not negotiable.
We will gladly deliver all catering orders, at no additional charge, providing they are within a 10 mile vicinity of San Leandro, CA. Additional travel outside of the East Bay Area will be charged per mile. Cost estimates are as follows:
Car Transport: .30 cents per mile (after 10 miles)
Van Transport: .40 cents per mile (after 10 miles)
Additional Catering Guidelines
Servers: We have a list of staffing companies that we have worked with and had great success with in the past and would be happy to suggest them to you.
Organic Groceries: Organic ingredients are used in lieu of conventional ingredients whenever possible for your event. However, if you would prefer all organic ingredients, an 'all-organic charge' will be added to your bill.
Alcohol: The host(s) are responsible for the purchase and serving of alcoholic beverages.
Tables/Chairs/Plates etc.: Please keep in mind that we do not supply any equipment, decorations or tableware.
Every event is a little different, and we’re happy to work with you to design an event that fits your vision, facility and budget, while preserving the integrity of our philosophy of seasonal, locally sourced, delicious food.
Prices are subject to change. Please see proposal for current rates.
And check-out the Catering Menu Below