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Recent Buffet Catering reviews

Simply outstanding. I chose Isabel and Brassica Catering for my home birthday party, and I could not be more satisfied. From the start her comms were prompt, friendly, and clear, she helped me decide on a menu, and in the end the food amazing. Thank you Izzy, I look forward to next time, and I'm going to tell all my friends!

Organise and deliver Indian buffet for birthday party at home

$400

Totsu was punctual and very polite! Did an amazing job at helping out at our engagement party. Thanks totsu!

Waiter (organise buffet and general clean)

$200

Thank you Ivete for your very professional and friendly service

Waiter to serve food and wine at buffet lunch

$225

Great communication, efficient and a very good job done. Highly recommend!

Make our buffet door leveled

$100

Stanley is fantastic to work with. He is professional and organised, and goes above and beyond to help with the event. His food is delicious! He came through with my less conventional buffet ideas with flying results and guests were raving about how yummy it was. The leftovers were not wasted and packed in containers for guests to take home - another gift for the crowd. Stanley is also a great mixologist who made multiple mocktail mixes. Having a caterer at your party is a really nice touch. Stanley is also very experienced with event mgmt and will help you save on cost - highly recommend.

Buffet for a party in Rosebery

$1,550

Stanley is amazing Highly recommend him Fabulous food

Buffet style catering

$1,500

What's the average cost of a buffet catering expert

$140 - $400

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$140

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$285

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$400

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Top Buffet Catering related questions

In buffet-style catering, a wide variety of dishes is laid out on tables for guests to serve themselves. The service may vary from self-service to having servers aid the guests in serving food. On the other hand, drop-off catering is when a caterer drops-off food in disposable containers. This is usually reserved for more casual events. 

No, you don’t. Caterers are usually equipped with all the things they need including plates, utensils, chafing dishes, food pan carriers, ice beverage bins, etc. They are also in charge of setting up and packing away their equipment before and after the event. 

This depends on the package you avail of from your Tasker. Some buffet caterers do simple drop-offs to set up the food for guests to serve themselves. Others may include chairs, tables, and linen in the package for other events. This is usually done for a full-service catering for significant events like weddings. 

Yes, you can! Buffet caterers provide different dishes including appetizers, main courses, desserts and beverages. Sometimes, caterers have prepared set menus for you to choose from. Here, the choices for appetizers, main courses, and dessert are grouped for you to pick from. 

You have many options when dealing with leftover food from your buffet. First, you can prepare disposable containers to pack what is left for your caterers. This allows you to take them home after. Second, you can donate the food to your nearest soup kitchen or homeless shelter. You can communicate with your Tasker before the event to plan what to do if you have leftovers. 

It can be as short as 15 to 30 minutes or about an hour. This depends on what your buffet caterer will be providing you. Caterers aim to have everything ready 30 minutes before you let guests arrive.

What do buffet catering services include?

Special occasions call for a unique menu not part of your regular cooking. That’s why some people choose to hire a buffet service to take care of the food for weddings, birthdays, or corporate functions. In a buffet-style catering, they set up a plethora of hot dishes on buffet tables. Some services include servers who assist guests in getting their food, while others offer to drop off packages. Here’s what you can expect when you book buffet catering near you: 

Corporate events

Having food delivered and served during a corporate event helps you focus on what matters - your business. Corporations hire buffet catering services for various occasions like working lunches, corporate retreats, conferences, and even recognition ceremonies. A buffet caterer may offer to drop off and set up the food for a self-service lunch with a set menu. This is best for smaller events like company picnics and working lunches. On the other hand, a buffet-style catering can be set up, complete with servers, rental tables, and decorations for bigger events like recognition programs and conferences. 

Weddings

Weddings are extraordinary occasions. When you hire a wedding caterer, they pay significant attention to the event’s details. This includes communicating with the bride, groom, the wedding party, and the event coordinator. Some may even offer full-service wedding catering. Here, they are responsible for the decor, table arrangements, and sometimes food presentation.

 

Moreover, the catering service also coordinates the rentals, linen, and glassware. Buffet-style catering is an option for your food presentation at weddings. A tasting may even be done for you to sample the food you picked out. You can also hire a chef to whip up meals for you before deciding on a final menu. However, a buffet caterer will always be ready with set menus for you to choose from. 

 

On the day of the event, your buffet catering service will set up the tables, chairs, linens, and dinnerware for you and your guests. Servers may be added to the package if you would want extra hands to go around to distribute beverages or add a dessert buffet to your package. 

Social events

Social events offer a more intimate setup than corporate events and weddings. These are events where you can get professional help, from planing and decorating to creating a program. When it comes the food, you can hire birthday, housewarming or afternoon tea buffet catering services. Buffet caterers may choose to differ menus in every event. They do this to consider the allergies and preferences of an intimate guest list. You can finalize a menu with your buffet caterer before the event. You also choose to have a self-service buffet or one with minimal servers. 

Recent Buffet Catering tasks

Help washing buffet platters bowls for my sons

$200

Alphington VIC, Australia

15th Feb 2024

Washing platters bowls drying Clearing tables of rubbish time permitting From 7pm to 12pm maybe finish earlier

SERVE DRINKS AND CLEAR UP AFTER BUFFET ON NY EVE

$400

Darling Point NSW, Australia

20th Dec 2023

1 waiter to serve drinks for 16 guests and clean up after buffet dinner from 5-10 pm. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 31 December 2023

Proficient, reliable, quick and easy. Great service.

Attend candy buffet

$275

Melbourne VIC, Australia

4th Dec 2023

We require a Candy Buffet Attendant, on 10th of December from 7am to approx 11am. Please see sweettalk.com.au for examples of the candy buffets we create. If you have an SUV or similar this would be an advantage as we may require you to pack down. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 9 December 2023

Set up Candy Buffet in Melbourne

$300

Docklands VIC, Australia

21st Nov 2023

We require set up of a Candy Buffet, at Docklands, on 15th of December from 3pm. Please see sweettalk.com.au for examples of the candy buffets we create. You will be provided with all items and a design of how to set it up, plus have an Event Manager on call to assist throughout. You will need an SUV, Van or similar to transport the items. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 14 December 2023

Help serving buffet lunch in and drinks

$160

Darling Point NSW, Australia

7th Nov 2023

Buffet lunch for 20 people and serve drinks ( help clear away and stack DW ; 4 hours work - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 8 December 2023

Serving a buffet/ Clearing and Washing of Cutlery and Crockery

$300

Greenfields WA, Australia

8th Oct 2023

We have a Bridge Club Christmas Party on 9 December 2023. We plan to self cater - ie source meats and salads from a local supplier. We will source desserts ourselves. Our requirement is for assistance from external staff to assist in the provision of the buffet and then clear dishes etc and wash and store. We have our own hall and our own crockery and cutlery. The location is Bortolo Park Greenfields My thought is we need 3 experience people from 6.00PM to 9.30PM - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 9 December 2023

Pick up candy buffet set up jars and props from Glenroy

$100

Glenroy VIC, Australia

3rd Sep 2023

Hi there we are looking for someone to pick up our candy buffet set up and props, and take over as stylist for our events. This payment is for the pick up. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 3 September 2023

Laine was fantastic, easy to work with, would definitely recommend.

Candy Buffet set up

$300

Melbourne VIC, Australia

27th Aug 2023

Sweet Talk, Australia's favourite candy buffet company, requires a friendly person, with an eye for detail, to set up our candy stations at events in Melbourne and surrounding areas. You will need : - a large cupboard, shelving or indoor storage area, to store candy jars and props - your own vehicle to transport the set up. - to be able to accept deliveries during business hours. - Due date: Flexible

To set up a food buffet and pour drinks for 30 guests

$150

Bellevue Hill NSW 2023, Australia

10th Jul 2023

We are looking for a person who could help us set up a food buffet before the function and then pour drinks for 30 guests during the function which should run from 6pm for around 4 hours - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 1 August 2023

3 hour buffet service including setup and packing upkeep .

$110

Keilor Park VIC 3042, Australia

22nd Jan 2023

Wait staff for Lunch buffet service 13th-17th February. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 13 February 2023

2-3 wait staff to help with table serving and buffet serving

$40

Nelson NSW 2765, Australia

13th Jan 2023

Communion dinner party for around 80 people. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 11 June 2023

2 course sit down buffet party

$1,200

Kalamunda WA, Australia

13th Jan 2023

A sit down 2 course buffet party for 30 guests. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 16 March 2023

Decorating centre, Assisting in buffet, end party cleaning

$125

Lyndhurst VIC 3975, Australia

7th Jan 2023

1. Decorating chair and tables in Community Centre 2. Assisting in buffet lunch 3. End party wrap up and cleaning in the community Centre - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 15 January 2023

Set up & attend candy buffet at event in Melbourne

$275

Karingal VIC 3199, Australia

8th Dec 2022

We require a reliable person, with great communication and a keen eye for details, to pick up our candy buffet set up ( in Melbourne ) and set it up at Pixar Putt at Frankston Foreshore. Full design details and offsite assistance will be provided. Pick up 30 min. Set up will take approx 1.5-2 hours. They then need to attend the buffet from 5pm-8pm (refill jars, assist guests) And pack down at 8pm - approx 30min, and return to same as pick up location in Melbourne. Pick up and drop off times, are slightly flexible can possibly be done outside the job time frames. Total of roughly 6 hours. Payment is $250. We also cover parking if required. Must keep receipts. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Serving at the buffet, clearing and diswashing

$350

Harrisdale WA, Australia

29th Oct 2022

wait staff and wash dishes for a birthday party - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 25 November 2022

Buffet food server second person

$140

Bentleigh VIC, Australia

27th Oct 2022

2 people to serve food for a private Diwali function this Saturday from 5-9. Caterer will provide food and utensils, you will just need to serve food to the guests (approx 30 pax). No table service. Venue is a church hall in Bentleigh. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 October 2022 - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 October 2022

Buffet food server

$140

Bentleigh VIC, Australia

27th Oct 2022

2 people to serve food for a private Diwali function this Saturday from 5-9. Caterer will provide food and utensils, you will just need to serve food to the guests (approx 30 pax). No table service. Venue is a church hall in Bentleigh. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 October 2022

Buffet for 60

$3,000

Falcon WA 6210, Australia

24th Oct 2022

End of year presentation day for a dart Association. 60 people. Held at Halls Head Bowling Club. Buffet. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 4 December 2022

Waiter to serve food and wine at buffet lunch

$225

Darling Point NSW, Australia

7th Oct 2022

Buffet lunch for 15-20 ladies at private home in Darling Point Assist with with food and wine service and clean up 12 noon until approx 5pm

Thank you Ivete for your very professional and friendly service

Buffet style catering

$1,500

Cherrybrook NSW, Australia

5th Oct 2022

Buffet dinner for approx 30 people needs to be catered . I will supply plates and cutlery etc. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 11 November 2022

Stanley is amazing Highly recommend him Fabulous food