Full Service

Full Service Catering Guide

Last updated: 03/09/2020

Booking

  • We encourage you to book your event at least 10 working days prior to the day of your event.
  • Events requested less than 24 hours will only be scheduled based on availability of product and staff and will incur a late booking fee of 20% of the food and beverage bill or $25, whichever is greater.
  • A final guest count and signed contract is required at least 72 hours prior to the event; at this time you may only increase your final count, not decrease.
  • If the signed contract is not returned prior to the delivery date, your order will not be fulfilled.
  • If the final count is not received, the number indicated on the original order will be considered the guarantee.

Service

  • As a standard, we provide tablecloths for food and beverage tables only. Additional cloths are available to rent for $6 per cloth.
  • All drop off orders will be on high quality disposable platters and/or beverage containers. Eco-friendly paper products are included.
  • If you'd like to upgrade your order to a "better" set up with melamine platters and drink towers and/or urns, there will be a $25 pick-up fee added to your order.
  • If service staff is required for your event, you will be charged $25 an hour with a four-hour minimum per attendant. Our sales team will work with you on recommending how many service staff your event would require to be executed successfully.
  • A 10% gratuity will be added to all staffed events.
  • All drop off orders are required to meet a $150 minimum or will be charged a $25 delivery charge.

Room Reservations

  • When planning an event at the Center for Tomorrow or the Jacobs Executive Development Center (Butler Mansion), please contact our sales team for booking and room set up needs.
  • Three Pillars Catering is not responsible for room or table set-up in venues that are not our own. Please verify your table and chair needs with your facility coordinator.

Payment

  • If you are paying by check, 100% of the payment must be received no less than 7 business days prior to the day of your event.
  • If you are paying by credit card, the card will be swiped no less than 2 business days prior to your event.
  • If your event has food or beverage on consumption or you have requested food or beverage to be refilled during the duration, a card may be kept on file and swiped after the event has concluded.

Late arrivals or Cancellations

  • All cancellations of food service should be made no less than 72 hours prior to your event.
  • If a cancellation should occur the client will be charged for any incurred costs.
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours will be charged in full.

Liability

  • Please note, due to New York Health Code regulations concerning proper storage and temperatures of food, food and beverages may not be removed from the premises following a catering event.


Breakfast Fare

Our breakfast fare menus are all presented buffet style with eco-friendly disposables. If a served breakfast is desired, an appropriate menu can be customized to fit your needs. Regular coffee, decaf coffee & hot tea is included with each buffet selection.
Pricing is based on a minimum of 15 guests.





à la carte Breakfast menu



Beverages à la carte

* On the Go beverages are served in 96oz insulated cardboard containers serving 10-12 guests.




Breaks & Receptions







Desserts & Snacks





Premium Signature Sandwiches & Wraps

Our Premium Signature Sandwich & Wrap pricing is based on a minimum order of 5 each per wrap or sandwich type. Sandwiches and wraps can be presented as a boxed meal or plattered buffet. Pricing includes potato chips, choice of side (mixed green salad, fruit salad or house pasta salad), and a baker's fresh dessert selection. Boxed lunches do not include a beverage.
* Option can be made a sandwich or wrap.



Premium Signature Salads

Our Lunch Time Salad selections are based on a minimum of 5 selections per salad type for an individual entrée salad or as a side salad for 12 to 18 people. Pricing for entrée salad includes a roll with butter and dessert of the day.

Protein can be added to all salads for an additional charge.
  • grilled chicken breast strips: $2.00
  • blackened shrimp: $3.00
  • grilled portobello strips: $2.00
  • grilled steak: $3.00



Create Your Own Lunch Buffet

Buffets require a 20 person minimum. Buffets with more than 30 guests will require a server. Two hours of service are provided for your buffet. Eco-friendly silverware, plates, cups, and napkins are included. China upgrade (glassware, flatware, china plates) available for $6.50 per person.
$3.50 per person for any additional item ordered.



Bountiful Buffets

The following buffets have been created with distinctive themes for your event planning convenience. Eco-friendly silverware, plates, cups, and napkins are included. China upgrade (glassware, flatware, china plates) available for $6.50 per person. We suggest the addition of china and attendants for more formal occasions.








Plated Culinary Classics

Prices are based on a 15 guest minimum. A minimum of 5 selections per entrée type. China, glassware and flatware are included in pricing.

Includes:
  • choice of soup or salad
  • rolls with butter
  • chef's choice of starch & vegetable
  • seasonal dessert
  • iced tea
  • coffee (regular & decaf)
  • hot tea



Create Your Own Dinner Buffet

Buffets require a 20 person minimum. Buffets with more than 30 guests will require a server. Two hours of service are provided for your buffet. Eco-friendly silverware, plates, cups, and napkins are included. China upgrade (glassware, flatware, china plates) available for $6.50 per person.
$4 per person for any additional item ordered.



Reception hors d'oeuvres

Our hors d'oeuvres can be set up as a stationary buffet, or our catering coordinator can assist you with selections that are appropriate for a butlered reception. We recommend offering your guests 5-8 pieces of food per guest for a light reception, and 12–18 pieces of food per guest for a heavy reception. Items are sold by the dozen.








Open Bar Packages





Cash Bar

Client must reach a minimum of $300 in sales or is responsible to pay the difference.


Bartenders are scheduled based on the following standards:

  • One bartender per 100 guests on a hosted bar.
  • One bartender per 150 guests on a cash or consumption bar.
  • If your group is in need of additional bartenders the charge will be $100 per bartender for the event.
  • Alcohol service must not exceed five hours in length.
  • No guests under 21 will be served, all other guests must have proper identification. We reserve the right to refuse service to any person for any reason and is at the discretion of the manager on duty.
  • Food must be provided at all events where alcohol is being served (snacks do not count as food service).
  • Non-alcoholic beverages must be available for all guests at all times during the event.
  • Alcohol consumption is limited to the immediate premise of where it is being served.
  • There is a $65 liquor license fee required for all bars at all events that are not occurring at the Center for Tomorrow, in order to secure this license New York state requires a 20 business day notice and full menu.