GOURMET CATERING SERVICES
Our qualified catering consultants will be happy to guide you in decision-making so that your event will be flawless. Every event is unique and Plum Street Gourmet will work with you to plan menus and assist you with best practices for success keeping in mind your venue, occasion, budget, season and your guest list demographic. Please visit our individual Catering pages or Ashley at 717-394-3882.
I want to thank you for the time, effort and love you put into making the food for my daughter’s shower on Saturday. My guests told me again and again how delicious everything tasted. It was great to work with you. Sincerely, Vicky
For more information call 717.394.3882 or email: Catering@PlumStreetGourmet.com
Ashley Horst, Catering Director
These are a few brief descriptions of catering styles to consider when planning your special occasion:
Heavy Hors d Oeuvres / Cocktail Buffet
This style of service typically will include 3-5 types of Butlered Hors D’oeuvres, which are served in conjunction with the stationary offerings. Desserts with coffee and tea service are optional. The time of day and the nature of the event will dictate the numbers and quantities of the food offerings, as well as the number of Waitstaff. The stationary offerings are attractively presented on tables with floor length linens and offer varying elevations, thus creating additional interest and texture.
Buffet menus usually require an array of butlered and stationary foods which precede the buffet meal set up. Seating is usually provided for all guests, depending on the menu selections. Generally buffet service will require fewer waitstaff than for seated meals. Coffee and tea service will be presented on a separate table, perhaps along with the dessert choices, or may be served table side when plated.
Food stations are often selected by various food groups or themes. You may opt for a pasta bar and a carving station with some vegetarian options, satisfying all your guest’s needs. Butlered Hors d’oeuvres will typically be offered as the stations are being prepared for service. Since seating is not mandatory for each guest, stations can be a a creative way of encouraging dancing and mingling while enjoying cocktails.
Guests are Seated & Served
Sit down meals will be preceded by butlered and stationary Hors D’oeuvres which should last approximately an hour. You may opt for foods to be served in various courses or simply a plated salad or appetizer, followed by the entrée. Coffee, tea and desserts are served table side. Typically served meals require additional Waitstaff.
Plum Street Gourmet has always paid particular attention to the needs of our corporate clients. Over the past 20 years of service, we have catered to early morning breakfasts, lunches, dinners, open houses and receptions. Our corporate “menus-to-go” options are sure to please any palate and are packaged in a variety of convenient formats. You will also find many suitable and tempting offerings in our “sample menus” and “Special Occasions” link. Our corporate clients are also offered Wait staff and rentals, should the need arise. Our qualified catering consultants will be happy to guide you in decision making so that your event will be flawless.