I would love to hear how your readers find kosher catering on a budget. I saw on the bar mitzvah thread that one reader got a “lavish fleischig” catered affair for $15 per person.
So far, no one seems willing to do for under $40 per person, ($57 per person including things like linens and labor.) We didn’t tell them that it’s a wedding and have asked for simple simple simple, and that’s the best we’ve found. And this for highly mediocre, processed-food-type catering.
We have found two kosher restaurants for less than $20 per person, but that’s for food only. In theory, hiring labor to take care of the serving details should be affordable, but most venues want genuine, insured caterers rather than temporary hired waiters serving delivered food, and indeed somehow it seems like more could go wrong with that model.
We’re also getting married earlier in the day, on the theory that the food can be lighter and more modest, rather than being a fancy evening affair.
Any tips for affordable kosher catering?
What suggestions do you have for keeping the cost down on kosher catering? Let’s talk catered food in the comments section!