Full Service

Full Service Catering Guide

We are pleased to present to you our catering guide. For your convenience we have put together a selection of frequently requested and popular menu items. Please realize that these menu items are just a sampling of what we offer. We will be more than happy to custom develop an event menu specifically designed to meet your needs.

Whether your plans call for a small reception or a gourmet dinner, our Sales Staff, Catering Manager and Catering Chef will work with you every step of the way from menu selection to floral arrangements.
The following information should help answer most of your questions. However, if you have any additional questions or desire consultations please do not hesitate to call our office at 716-645-3496 or e-mail us at ub-catering@buffalo.edu.

All of us at Three Pillars Catering value your business and look forward to serving you in the near future. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us regarding any questions that you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Booking

In order to ensure your event is perfect, we encourage you to book your event at least (10) working days prior to the day of your event. This will allow us to make sure we are able to provide appropriate staffing, order linen, and provide the highest quality product. Events scheduled less than 72 hours will incur a late booking fee of 20% of the food & beverage bill or $25, whichever is greater. A final guest count and signed contract is required at least 72 hours prior to the event. If the final count is not received, the number indicated on the original order will be considered the guarantee. If a signed contract is not returned 72 hours prior to the delivery date, your order will not be fulfilled. Within 72 hours of your event you may only increase your final count, not decrease. In the event your order requires changes or additions, these must be submitted to the sales office by 2pm the day before the event. There will not be any new orders accepted with less than 24 hours’ notice.

Service

If service staff is required for your event you will be charged $25 an hour with a four-hour minimum per attendant. Our sales office will work with you on recommending how many service staff members your event would require. As a standard, we provide tablecloths for food and beverage tables only.

Room Reservations

We work regularly with event spaces on campus and in the community and are equipped to handle events of any size. Three Pillars Catering is not responsible for room or table set-up. For tables besides those provided at Center For Tomorrow and The Butler Mansion, they will need to be rented by the host/hostess of the event. Please confirm the amount of tables needed with the sales office to accommodate your food and beverages needs. It is the responsibility of the host/hostess to have a rain plan for all outdoor events. When planning an event at the Center for Tomorrow or the Jacob Executive Development Center at the Butler Mansion contact our sales office about your set up needs.

Payment

If a client is paying by check, 100% of the payment must be collected no less than seven business days prior to the event. This gives us the opportunity to verify availability of funds. If a client is paying by credit card, the credit card will be swiped no less than two business days prior to the event. For example, if the catering event is on the weekend, the card will be swiped by 12pm on Thursday.

Late arrivals or Cancellations

In the event your group will be arriving later than scheduled, please notify the catering office as soon as possible. An additional fee may be added to cover staffing needs. All cancellations of food service should be made no less than 72 hours prior to your event. Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the event will be charged for any incurred cost. Cancellations made within 24 hours will be charged in full.

Liability

Please note, due to New York health code regulations concerning proper storage 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. However, if a served breakfast is desired, an appropriate menu can be customized to fit your needs. Breakfast fare menus include regular and decaffeinated coffee as well as an assortment of select teas served with hot water. For formal breakfast meetings, we suggest the addition of china and attendants.
Pricing is based on a minimum of 15 guests.





à la carte Breakfast menu



Beverages à la carte

gallon: 16-18 cups | carafe: 6-8 cups | Joe to Go: 12 cups



Breaks & Receptions







Desserts & Snacks




Premium Signature Sandwiches

Our Lunch Time Boxed Sandwich pricing is based on a minimum of 5 selections per sandwich type. Sandwiches can be presented as a boxed meal, plattered buffet, or preset china cold plate. Preset china lunches require the addition of china and attendant charges. Pricing includes potato chips, chef’s choice of seasonal side salad, and a fresh baker’s dessert selection. Boxed lunches do not include a beverage.



Premium Signature Wraps

Our Premium Signature Wrap pricing is based on a minimum of 5 selections per wrap type. Wraps can be presented as a boxed meal, plattered buffet or preset china cold plate. Preset china lunches require the addition of china and attendant charges. Pricing includes potato chips, chef’s choice of seasonal side salad, and a fresh baker’s dessert selection. Boxed lunches do not include a beverage.



Premium Signature Salads

Our Lunch Time Salad selections are based on a minimum of 5 selections per salad type. Salads can be presented as a buffet, boxed meal or preset china cold plate. Preset china lunches require the addition of china charges and attendants. Pricing includes a dinner roll with butter and dessert of the day. Boxed lunches do not include a beverage.

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. China and service upgrade with house linen, house china, glassware, and flatware for $7.50 per guest.
$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. We suggest the addition of china and attendants for more formal occasions. Minimum guest count of 20 guests.








Plated Culinary Classics

Prices are based on a 15 guest minimum. A minimum of 5 selections per entrée type. Attendants and china service with house linen for seating tables, house 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. China and service upgrade with house linen, house china, glassware, and flatware for $7.50 per guest.
$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. (Three dozen minimum of each type).








Open Bar Packages





Cash Bar

$300 minimum. Client must reach $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