Terms and Definitions
Cost is for the menu you select per person, plus staff, rentals, tips and tax. Prices vary according to the number of guests and what is served. We do not charge corkage or cake cutting fees. Our fabulous cakes, made by Jill Branch start at $7.00 per person, including delivery and set up. Please see branchingoutcakes.com.
There is no charge for children under 5 and those between 5 and 9 years are half price unless a special menu is provided for them. Vendor meals (photographers, band, d.j., etc., not AWC staff) are available at $20 each. Staff is normally billed at $22.00 per hour each with a five hour minimum. Two of the staff are billed at $26 per hour, portal to portal. A gratuity of 15% to 20% (depending on the size of your event) of the food costs will be divided among them.
Type of Service Staff Needed
Buffet One staff per 15-20 guests
Sit-down Dinner One staff per 8-10 guests
Family Style Dinner One staff per 12-15 guests
This includes tables, chairs, linens, flatware, glassware, tents, heaters, lights, canopies and whatever else is needed for your event except buffet platters and serving pieces which are provided by AWC. We will provide rentals at cost, normally $16-$24 per guest. Client will be billed for lost or damaged rental items. AWC can also provide the following: ice at cost, ice tubs and buckets, no charge, flowers and decorations at cost.
AWC will be happy to consult or to purchase for you at cost plus a 15% handling fee. Larry Walker, Ann's husband, is a writer on wine and food for a number of international publications and is available to consult.
This sheet can help you plan the costs for your event; it will be calculated after the food is selected. Item costs are based on the expected number of guests, which must be finalized ten days before the event. There are no hidden or add-on costs unless, of course, you order something else.
Staff Portal to Portal _____________
Total per Person _____________
To secure your date we will need a deposit of one half the estimated food cost, with the final amount due the date of your event. Other arrangements can be made. Please call 10 days prior to the event with the final count of guests. After that we can adjust for more guests, but not for fewer.