Everything The Raging Skillet does is written to order. All our menus and all our budgets are tailored to each and every client. To help start the process here are some standard ranges in what costs can be for a wedding.
Depending on your menu, how many hors d’oeuvres, how expensive the entrées are and other such factors, dinner menus range from $60 to $90 per person. Food for cocktail party menus can range from $30 to $90 per person.
There is NYC sales tax of 8.875%.
There is a standard gratuity of 20%.
Sit down staff is always more expensive then buffet staff, as sit-downs require 1 waiter per 10 guests. Typically a sit down staff for say about 150 guests might run approximately $7,500, while a buffet staff for the same guest count might run about $5,500. There is no exact per person rule of thumb, but on the average, sit down staff might run $45 to $55 per person and buffet staff might range $35 to $45 per person.
The Raging Skillet is pleased to allow our clients to buy their own liquor. There is no corkage fee. That is not nice!
Mixers, ice, juice, soda, lemon, limes and olive- we will provide this for $10 per person or you may buy your own if you prefer.
You may provide you own. There is no cake-cutting fee. That is not nice!
Our pastry chef can provide this for $8 per person or you may feel free to provide your own.
The rentals of items, like china, linen, glasses, silverware and the many other items that are needed for an event has a wide range of costs. We will place the rental orders for you as a service for using our company and you may pay the rental vendor directly. The cost of rentals depends on what caliber of items you choose. For the most part dinner rentals range from $40 to $80 per person. Sit down rentals are usually $10 per person more then buffet rentals. Cocktail party rentals can range from $10 to $70 per person.
Ultimately, we try to find out what sort of a budget you need to work with and do our best to accommodate you. For food, staff and rentals, the range for a buffet is $150 to $220 per person. The range for a sit down is $180 to $250 per person. The range for a cocktail party is $120 to $200 per person.
At the end of the day, our goal is to take your desired budget and your dream menu and do our very best to make the two meet.