Check out our wedding services and sample menus below.
thank you so much for considering us as your caterer for your special occasion. the following is a set of guidelines we try to abide by when planning events. please keep in mind these are mere guidelines and sometimes we stray from them based on the needs of our clients and each individual event.
aside from providing delicious food, we offer the following services:
servers and on-site cooks
we have a staff of experienced servers and cooks at your disposal. we charge $20 per hour per server or cook, with a four-hour minimum. gratuity is appreciated but certainly not required. for larger events, such as weddings or bat/bar mitzvahs, we require a manager and chef to be on-site for a portion of the event. each is billed at $35 per hour.
drop-off and pick-up
if your order does not require on-site servers, we can deliver your food for $20. pick-up is an additional $20. by picking up your order and returning the dishes you can avoid the $20 fee altogether. please note that these prices are subject to change for events outside of ann arbor.
we are happy to coordinate the rental of dishes, glassware, flatware, etc. at eat, we have everything needed to serve your guests. these rented items are simply things your guests will use. most often we ask that the client, event coordinator, or event space manager handle the tables, chairs, and linens. we use a-1 rentals, deluxe tents and events, or special events rentals. a 20% coordination fee is added to the rentals charge.
by partnering with bgreen, we can provide compostable plates, bowls, coffee cups and utensils. we can also provide recyclable plastic cups in various sizes. depending on the order, disposable dishes range from $1 per person to $4 per person.
some event spaces require we take the refuse to our facility for disposal. we charge $150 for this service. some spaces ask the caterers to take recycling. if we are required to take both recycling and refuse, a $200 fee will be added to your bill.
eat does not have licensing to serve alcohol. however we can connect our clients to local bartenders who are tips certified (the bar tending license for michigan). these are folks who have worked in the industry for years, who can pour a glass of wine, tap a keg, and make a basic cocktail.
we can also connect you to local purveyors who will deliver your beverages. we most often work with a&l wine castle, who will deliver your beverages cold along with bags of ice, gallons of spring water, taps for the kegs, and fruit for garnishes. our clients pay both the bartenders and purveyors directly.
here is a general list of how we price our menus. each menu usually includes:
- a per-person price for the food and non-alcoholic beverages
- a total for the food based on the headcount
- michigan’s 6% sales tax on prepared food
- rentals or disposable dishes
- other (this could include a refuse removal fee, ice, etc.)
- a grand total
- cash or check is preferred. checks should be made to eat, llc.
- if you chose to use a credit card a 3% service charge will be added to bills of $1,000 or larger. we only accept visa and mastercard.
- a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the day for events of 80 people or larger. a $300 non-refundable deposit is required for 30 to 80 person events. this deposit will be deducted from the final bill.
- a payment schedule depends on the size and type of the event. inquire directly regarding details about payment due dates.
we love planning events. heck, that’s why we’re in this industry. here is what you can expect from us while planning your event:
the intake meeting
either over the phone or in person. this gives us an idea of your vision for the event, your likes and dislikes, budget, and personality. it also gives you a chance to get to know us and our style.
please see this as a starting place, we are happy to change the menus as you see fit.
a final proposed menu
this is a version of your menu that looks perfect on paper.
this is an optional addition to the process. the tasting is meant to give a preview to the event. the tasting menu should look very similar to the proposed menu for your event. we charge $25 to $50 per person depending on how involved the tasting is. this fee will be added to the final bill. if, after the tasting, you decide to hire a different caterer we will send you an invoice for the tasting and expect payment within one week.
a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the day for events of 80 people or larger. a $300 non-refundable deposit is required for 30 to 80 person events. this deposit will be deducted from the final bill. this deposit will insure that you are on our calendar and we are on yours.
we can have as many email conversations as you want.
phone conversations are unlimited, as well.
aside from the first meeting and the tasting, one additional meeting at the event space should suffice. if additional planning meetings are necessary, $25 per hour will be added to your final bill.
for larger events a preliminary headcount, which is used only for staffing and rentals orders, is due one month prior to the event. all final counts are due 10 days prior to the event, no matter the size.
contracts will be given at the time of the deposit payment.
call 734.213.7011 or email email@example.com
1906 packard street, ann arbor, mi 48104