Typical Costs

Catering services we offer for your event:

PICK-UP - Any of our services, from lunch boxes to beautiful, fully-plattered and ready to serve catering meals, are available for you to conveniently pick-up at our restaurant. Deposit fees will be charged on our platters, but you are always welcome to bring your own platters for use, thus requiring no deposit or return. ($)

DROP-OFF - We can provide you with lunch boxes, small or large platters, at your location of choice. Delivery and Deposit fees will apply. We can come back and pick-up our platters, etc. for an additional fee. ($$)

BUFFET SET-UP without service - Here or there, we'll design small intimate or large elaborate buffets, whatever your desire. Delivery and Deposit fees may apply. We can come back and pick-up our platters, etc. for an additional fee. ($$)

BOX LUNCHES - Pretty much any meal we offer can be individually boxed up and ready to go with biodegradable tableware and napkins. You can pick from our catering menu and/or our restaurant menu and we'll take care of the rest. We can even modify many of our meals into sandwiches or roll-ups...different versions of popular meals re-thought for the box. 20 box minimum per item / 48 hour advance notice. We also offer drinks and desserts as well. All prices are per person and subject to change due to current market value. ($$)

FULL-SERVICE CATERING - OUR LOCATION ONLY - Our staff creates an unparalleled experience for your event. The staff is guaranteed at least 4 hours of work. Remember that when we cater for you and your guests, you are responsible for all costs associated with your event, including service and supplies.

  • BUFFET STYLE: We hire one server for every 20-30 guests you have to ensure a perfect event. ($$$)
  • TABLE SERVICE: We hire one server for every 12-16 guests, plus additional kitchen staff are needed. ($$$$)

RENTALS - Any additional items needed for your event such as fancy tableware, plates, napkins, table cloths, buffet linens, real flowers for buffet, wine glasses, chafing dishes, etc. are "rentals", all of which we can order and coordinate for you at cost.

sample rentals priced per piece:

  • plates (cake=.35, bread= .55, buffet=.55),
  • utensils (.20 each) fork-knife-spoon (.60 per person)
  • glassware (pint=.65), (champagne=.65), (water=.40)
  • coffee cup and saucer (1.10)
  • napkins (.50) you will want 2 per person (1.)
  • tablecloths (rectangle 54"x114"=9.), (round 120"=13.5)
  • delivery fee (60.) includes drop-off and pick-up

biodegradable plastic priced per piece:

  • plates (cake=.10, buffet=.18)
  • utensils (.20)
  • glassware (.20)
  • coffee cup (.30)

Costs to consider when planning your event

for a 2 hour reception with 100 guests:

Caring and Exquisite Service Staff

Keep in mind that there will usually be a 1-2 hour set-up and 1-2 hour clean-up, before and after your event. 
This makes 4-6+ hours of actual catering time for our staff to ensure your event is perfect.

  • Culinary Team includes Chef and at least two Kitchen Staff hand preparing each meal in accordance with your preferences and guests' dietary needs and restrictions.

    Hourly rates for Culinary Team:  Chef ($75) Kitchen Staff ($30 each)

  • Service Team includes Coordinator who is in charge of the staff and responsible for making your event flawless and specifically taking care of your needs, four to five Servers ensuring your guests get optimal service, and if needed, a Bartender.

    Hourly rates for Service Team:  Coordinator ($40) Serving Staff ($25 each)

Room (or) Hall rental (if applicable)

Rentals - your choice of extra tables, chairs, linens, wine glasses, etc., if needed

and of course, Divine hand-made food crafted with love

 

If you are interested in learning more about our catering, or wish to book us for your event, please give us a call at 816.561.5415, or email us at edenalley(@)edenalley.com.

If your event is within the next week, please call our cafe at 816.561.5415 press 0 to speak with our host.

Check out our some of our menu options:  Quick Picks | Catering Menu | Cafe Menu

 

CATERING MINIMUMS AT OUR VENUE

Minimums include food and service and are based on a 2 hour catering, including labor for the total amount of set-up, service, and clean-up/reset time.

Any rentals, etc. and taxation of 10.85% will be additional. Weekend rates are premium business times and thus the minimums are higher.

EVENTS OVER 100 GUESTS
requiring closure of the entire restaurant to our customers

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

DAY

2,400

2,400

2,900

2,900

4,200

6,200

unavailable

NIGHT

2,500

2,500

3,100

3,100

6,200

6,200

3,100

These events are private occupying the area of our restaurant and closed to the public and include a Unity Room Rental Fee ($300). 

EVENTS AROUND 50-100 GUESTS

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

DAY

n/a

n/a

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,600

unavailable

NIGHT

n/a

n/a

1,200

1,200

1,600

1,600

n/a

While the restaurant is open, these events will need to be held in Unity's private room, located next to our restaurant, for an additional fee.  

EVENTS AROUND 30-50 GUESTS

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

DAY

n/a

n/a

600

600

600

1,400

unavailable

NIGHT

n/a

n/a

800

800

1,400

1,400

n/a

These events may be semi-private occupying an area of our restaurant while open to the public...or can be private using Unity's private room, located next to our restaurant, for an additional fee.

EVENTS BETWEEN 6-30 GUESTS

We can set up semi-private events for groups having less than 30 guests, on either side of our restaurant while it is open to the public.

During business hours, if you want your guests to order from our menu, simply make a reservation with our host 816.561.5415 press 0.

If you would like a special custom menu for your guests, please give us a call to discuss your options

HALL RENTAL WITHOUT EDEN ALLEY CATERING

If Eden Alley is not your caterer, there will be a fee for us closing our restaurant any day we are open.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

DAY

n/a

n/a

2,000

2,000

2,000

2,400

n/a

NIGHT

n/a

n/a

2,000

2,000

2,400

2,400

n/a

This includes your $1000 room rental fee to Unity Temple. Christine Garvey handles room rentals and her email is christine(@)unitytemple.com and phone number 816.561.4466 ext.109

THE FINE PRINT

Our initial consultation is free; subsequent meetings are subject to charge. We require a $200 deposit to "save the date", which goes towards your final bill. Cancellation within 21 days of event forfeits client's deposit. Cancellation within 1 week of event requires payment of half food quote, because we will have already purchased ingredients for your event. Cancellation less than 1 week of event requires full payment of food quote, as we will have already purchased and started preparing food for your event. Estimate Payment due 7 days prior to event. Any remaining charges will be due within 1 week after your event.