We require Final Payment for all caterings over 100 people be paid
2 weeks In Advance.
( not applicable to corporate
or social organizations.)
Full Service Charges
A service fee will be added to all staffed events based on day, time, location, level of service requested, logistical challenges, use of portable kitchens, and use of Disposable or
We reserve the right to determine the correct number of attendants to do the job. China events require a larger crew.
Standard fee for disposable dinnerware, buffet style begins at $395.00
A charge is not added to your bill. We leave this entirely to the host’s discretion. Gratuity is graciously accepted & is suggested to be handled the night of your event directly to your attendants.
Gratuity will be added to your bill for Plated
A delivery fee will be determined by location, day and time (usually $45.00 for local events)
Equipment Return Policy:
In the event equipment is left behind for the client's convenience (Hot Boxes, Coffee Urn, Chafers, Linens, Etc), it is the responsibility of the client to return the items to Lother's Catering unless a pre-arranged fee of $35.00 pickup charge has been paid.
Setup is free for orders over 100 people when staff is ordered.
Under 100 people is $125.00. This includes buffet linens and equipment for your event.
( See Drop-off & Set up - No Staffing, below. )
Drop off - No Staffing
When delivering an order when staff is NOT ordered, Lother's will set the food on your buffet using disposable pans and trays. No equipment is included . Lother's Catering provides heavy-duty disposable plates, napkins, dinnerware & serving utensils. For delivery or pick-up, the food is pack- aged bulk and sent in throwaway foil containers
. We will arrive approximately 15 - 30 minutes prior to your scheduled serve time for a delivery with the food fresh, hot and ready to serve. We will assist you with set up, and although we do not provide chafing dishes for deliveries, we do have them for sale. $10 each. A delivery fee will be determined by location, day and time (usually $45.00 for local events)
Drop off & Set Up - No Staffing
If requested Lother's can provide the necessary equipment and linens for the buffet table which client provides. A fee will be determined by equipment needed, location, day & time of delivery. Usually $125 for local orders. Includes delivery !
Client is then responsible to clean & return all equipment to Lother’s OR
prearrange and pay pick up fee of $35 making your total up front price $160.
Catering services are those provided by our professional, uniformed staff who stay on location. This charge is based on a minimum four hour period from the time they arrive at Lother’s until the time they leave from Lother’s. Any time over four hours is considered overtime and is priced $20.00 per hour , per server.
The buffet attendant will set up, attend, and break down the buffet line. Generally, a buffet line would be left open for 20 minutes after the last person goes through the line the first time. If extended serving times are required, additional charges will apply.
We appreciate the right to advise you on the correct number of Attendants.
Deposit & Payment:
A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required to secure date. This will be subtracted from your final bill which is due 2 Weeks
In Advance. Number of guests and final menu should be recorded by this time. This will not only guarantee a date but also the price. A deposit is not applicable for corporate events.
Additional Buffet Lines:
Buffets consist of one or two lines. Additional lines require additional buffet set-ups, larger staff, double the equipment and linens. For these reasons a charge or $125.00 is required for each additional buffet set-up.
All menus are served on heavy duty disposable plates with heavy-weight disposable knives and forks. However, please feel free to up-grade to clear Prestigious Dinnerware (1.00 per person), China like Masterpiece Dinnerware ($1.50 per person) or China ($8 per person plus gratuity).China up-grade includes dinner plate, salad plate fork & knife, all additional staffing fees and pre-set & filled Water Glasses
Linens for Guest's Tables - $7.00,
Linen Napkins - $.60
Custom Ice Carvings - $395.00 & up,
Buffet Tables - $12.00
Rentals - Wine Fountains, Popcorn Machine, Sno-Cone Machine, Table Skirting, Chaffers and Linens. Inquire
LED Lighted Portable Bar - $150.00