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chambersuac 12-30-2010 03:09 PM

Caterers, do you own your equipment or rent
 
Equipment such as tables, tablecloths, chairs, dishes, etc...????

HBMTN 12-30-2010 03:50 PM

I use mostly disposible products but rent if someone wants real plates, silverware, etc. I either send them to a rental company or I offer to do it for a %

PCDoctor_1979 12-30-2010 04:01 PM

I have enough tables and tablecloths to set up four serving lines. I position my menu as "picnic cuisine" and use disposables for table service. In my contract, customer is responsible for the venue, including guest tables and chairs. If a customer does want the upscale tableware, I will make arrangements for an additional charge. Dan, feel free to PM me for more details.

chambersuac 12-30-2010 04:05 PM

Brian, I may take you up on this later (the offer to PM ya). Right now, I don't know enough 2 ask ?s

Dr_KY 12-30-2010 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HBMTN (Post 1497849)
I use mostly disposible products but rent if someone wants real plates, silverware, etc. I either send them to a rental company or I offer to do it for a %

Same here as for the table cloths I get really good rolls of it in thick paper is assorted colors very cheap for the 99 cents store, if we need real cloth we have used NEW hotel grade white sheets. They are as thick as any table cloth around.

PCDoctor_1979 12-31-2010 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by chambersuac (Post 1497867)
Brian, I may take you up on this later (the offer to PM ya). Right now, I don't know enough 2 ask ?s

You are welcome to PM me anytime. Standard advice applies - contact the local Health Department (HD) to understand the regulations pertaining to your proposed catering operation before making any other decisions. Best of luck!

JD McGee 12-31-2010 11:01 AM

Right now we rely on the customer to supply their own tables, chairs, etc. We supply plastic tableware (knives, forks, spoons), paper napkins, table cloths, chaffing dishes, and serving utensils for the serving line(s).

grillfella 01-02-2011 01:40 AM

own all equipment it pays for itself over time. tables chairs i have a girl who owns I get a cut

jbrink01 01-02-2011 08:06 PM

We own everything for serving. Use high qualty disposable table service and rent china if need be.

Against The Grain 01-02-2011 08:26 PM

Our main guy here not only owns everything he will also rent it to you.

chambersuac 01-04-2011 04:03 PM

Thanks, everyone.

landarc 01-04-2011 08:15 PM

The events I have organized, the caterers rented all of the tables, chairs and service. Or the organization did so and worked with the caterer. These were not 'picnic' style. The church events all used disposable stuff and tables and chairs were owned.


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