Hi everyone! I have been researching options for my daughter's bat mitzvah in September. I thought it might be feasible to do some cooking but it's looking less and less likely that will happen. I do need to keep costs down. I have gotten estimates from a few caterers and it looks like, with food, service, meals tax, etc, I should expect to pay about $50 per person, plus the cost of china/cutlery/glassware.
When I priced out Whole Foods, with hiring waitstaff and rentals, it wasn't that much less expensive.
Am I missing something obvious here? I know I have to spend some money to feed 100 people a decent meal. On the other hand, this is a party for a 13-year-old. Should I just order burritos from Anna's Taqueria?
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated! Although names of more caterers, unless you know for a fact that they are very inexpensive, probably will only make me more confused. :-)