Bunzel’s General Catering Guidelines
The following guidelines apply unless otherwise stated on your invoice.
Pig Cooking Instructions are included near the bottom of the page.
General Catering Details
Tables – If you are requesting delivery or staffed serve we assume that the venue will have buffet tables for the food that we bring to set-up. If the venue does not have tables please mention this when placing the order.
Tableware – All of our set menus include plates, forks, knives and napkins. Depending on the menu some include foam plates and plasticware while others might include upscale plastic plates and metal flatware. There may be options to upgrade your tableware – please ask a Bunzel employee.
Table Coverings – For events that we stay and serve we will bring linen tablecloths for the buffet tables. Additional linen tablecloths are available for guest tables and other tables if needed for rental at $5 each. We offer 2 sizes (114” x 30”) for banquet style tables and (85” x 85”) for square and round tables both are available in white or black.
When placing an order always provide us with a name, phone number, and the earliest you would need your food items ready. Bunzel’s always recommends cooked items are picked up cold and reheated at your location to ensure the highest quality. If you will be serving food within 15 minutes of pick up, please let us know that your order needs to be hot when picked up at the time of placement.
Most carryout orders do not require a deposit. If an order is subject to special needs or special inventory you may be asked to provide a deposit. Any carryout balance is due for when the order is picked up.
Please note: in some cases Bunzel’s may not have oven space available for hot pick-ups. In such a case, you will be notified.
Delivery Services & Costs
Bunzel’s offers delivery and set up services dependent on availability of your chosen event date. We book on a first come, first serve basis. Minimum of 48 hours’ notice required for any delivery and set up service with a $50 deposit due at the time of booking.
Serving Equipment – For deliveries you have a choice of foil pans for your hot items or returnable chafing units. The chafing units will help keep your food warm for up to 2 hours. The returnable chafing units cost $5 per chafing unit for rental. Depending on your guest count you may need 1 chafing unit per hot item. All staffed events include any necessary serving equipment unless other arrangements were made with Bunzel’s staff when placing your order.
Local Deliveries (within 30 minute drive) during Bunzel’s business hours:
Do not require chafing units (warming pans) start at $25. Require chafing units (warming pans) start at $40 plus the cost of the chafing unit rentals (determined on the number of hot items to be served).
Local Deliveries (within 30 minute drive) after Bunzel’s business hours & Sundays:
If we have staff available after hours and on Sundays delivery and set-up fees start at $50. Exact fees are based on distance, so please ask Bunzel’s catering personnel for more details. Set up includes bringing the ordered items to your designated table and unwrapping, if desired. We do not serve the food, set up only. Serving options can be found under Staffed Events.
Note: For non-local deliveries (within 60 minute drive of Bunzel’s location) or after hours please ask a Bunzel employee what the cost would be for the delivery. All equipment used on-site at your event needs to be cleaned and returned to Bunzel’s by the end of the next business day to avoid cleaning charges or late fees. Bunzel’s can return and pick up equipment for a fee starting at $25. This would need to be arranged prior to delivery.
If you’re looking for assistance at your event, here are some ways Bunzel’s staff could assist (some examples of staffing that incurs serving charges):
Provide staff to stay and serve entrees/meals and clean up the buffet area. Staff to set table settings and clear place settings. During grilling season our staff can grill onsite or finish roasting a pig onsite.
Note: Most events require a minimum of 2 staff members for a minimum of 4 hours each. Staffing is priced at $20.00 per hour, per staff member ($80 charge for 1 staff member @ $20/hour x 4 hours).
Breakdown of Staffing Costs:
Each event requires a minimum of 4 staff hours which includes:
1 hour of serving time, 3 hours to load your party at Bunzel’s, drive time to your location, buffet set up, buffet tear down, drive time back to Bunzel’s and unloading your party.
Every staffed event requires a minimum deposit of $50. Deposits can be paid by check, cash, or credit card, over the phone, mailed or in person. For staffed events, a 50% deposit is due 2 weeks prior to the event. The remaining balance is due upon the day of service. Every invoice for a staffed event is subject to 17% service charge, this is not a tip/gratuity for the staff. It is your discretion if you’d like to add a tip for the serving staff. Note for Wedding Staffing – the remaining balance is due 7 days prior to the wedding date.
Deposit / Refund Policy
All deposits are refundable in the form of a gift certificate if an order is cancelled up to 4 weeks prior to the event. Refunds for cancellations within 4 weeks are non-refundable.
Guest counts for food orders should be final 3 days prior to your event or pick-up date. For all deliveries and staffed events the minimum guaranteed guest counts are due 2 weeks prior to the event. Additional guests can be added up to 3 days prior to the event but you can not subtract from the guest count within 2 weeks of your event.
Pig Roast Instructions
For planning a Do-it-Yourself Pig Roast, plan on:
About 4 to 6 hours to cook a 20 to 50 lb pig
About 6 to 8 hours to cook a 50 to 80 lb pig
Please note – Cooking time can vary quite a bit depending on the amount of wind. It’s recommended to use a meat thermometer to be sure your pig is properly cooked. If the thermometer reaches 175° between the shoulder and the neck, you’re done. Plus, you’ll need plenty of charcoal – plan on using up to 80 lbs.
If you need to use our equipment to make your event a success, please let us know at the time of order. Chafing pans are available for $5.00 per chafer. Rotisseries are only rentable if you purchase the pig, lamb, or chickens from us and the cost is $35.00 per day per spit rental. A major Credit Card is required for rentals. All rented/borrowed equipment is due back clean the next business day to avoid additional charges.
Equipment Rental (Weddings/Formal Events)
If your staffed event requires linens and/or upscale tableware we do offer the following:
Table Linens 30”x114” (Black or White) — $5.00 ea.
Table Linens 85”x85” (Black or White) — $5.00 ea.
Table Linens 52”x52” (Black or White) — $5.00 ea.
Linen napkins (Many different colors) — $ .65 ea.
Table skirting — $20.00 ea.
(Most menus do include plates, forks, knives and napkins – Tableware can be added on or changed for any order)
Styrofoam dinner plates, heavyweight plastic forks, knives, and paper napkins — $.50 per person
Styrofoam appetizer or dessert plates, heavyweight plastic forks or toothpicks, and paper napkins — $.40 per person
Metal Fork or Knife — $ .25 ea.
Upscale White Hard Plastic Plates Dinner — $ .65 ea.
Upscale Plastic Appetizer / Salad / Dessert — $ .45 ea.
Dinner Plate + Metal fork and knife — $1.00 ea.
Water Glass — $1.00 ea.
China Package — $5.00 per set (Dinner Plate, Salad Plate, Water Glass)