I am getting married in the fall of 2009. We are planning on renting a hall (probably La Toundra in Parc Jean Drapeau) We have been looking for a Caterer. Our budget would be $115-$130 per person. We were wondering what should be calculated in the per person price. We will likely have approximately 125 guests. We only found a few caterers who could fit in our budget. Our favorite so far is Distinction (www.distinction.qc.ca) I cannot find any reviews or rating on this caterer and am wondering if anyone has used them before. They quoted us approximately $80.00 per person including staff, rentals, and food (taxes and gratuity included). If we estimate that our alcohol will cost us approximately $20/ per person for an open bar (we are supplying the booze and the caterer is supplying a barmaid) and that the hall is costing about $25 per person, we arrive at approximately $125 per person. If we consider that our appetizers and desert table will cost us and extra $10-15 per person (some deserts will be made by relative. the appetizers are being ordered from Kam Fung to throw in a little variety to our menu. And we will probably have Schwartz Delicatessen set up a smoked-meat station during the desert table.) Does anyone have any suggestions for the caterer. We tried a few and Agnus Dei and JavaU were all $130 per person just for the food, service and rentals. Has anyone heard of distinction before? Any other suggestions. Amy I missing anything here?
Thanks for all your help.