Little Piggy Catering

Promoting Sustainable Choices and Plant Forward Menus since 2006

Service Styles

Service Styles

As service needs vary from event to event, based on the venue, the complexity of the menu and the itinerary of the event, service costs are estimated seperatly from menu cost. Servers are billed hourly and must be booked for a minimum of three hours, not including travel time to the event.

Buffet Service: Guests serve themselves from a central buffet table. Buffets require 1 server for every 35-40 guests. Buffets can be offered in practically all venues.

Plated Service: Plated service is similar to what you might expect in a restaurant, with servers brining food to your table. Plated dinner meal selections are pre-ordered. Plated menus require one server for every 10-15 guests. Plated menus require venues with kitchen facilities and ample space.

Family style service merges buffet and plated to create a social, while sophisticated service,. Guests remain seated and large ‘family’ style platters are delivered to the table and shared among guests—usually about 8 guests per platter.  Depending on the complexity of your event you can expect to require one server for approximately 15-20 guests. Family service is not available in all venues and maximum guest numbers apply - usually around 60 people in private homes and 80 people in public venues with kitchen facilities.