Buffet & Cocktail Events

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Buffet dinners are a great way to host larger gatherings.  Buffet party service typically includes two starters, an entree buffet with a protein, salad, starch, side, bread, and two desserts, and is a great service for corporate events, engagement parties, birthdays, and other large gatherings.  Pricing is simple and depends on the number of guests and number of food items chosen.  You’ll reimburse for groceries for your chosen menu, so we’ll always focus on delivering top quality ingredients. Our service includes chefs and servers as needed for your crowd. We will be happy to suggest a list of bartenders you may contract with directly for your bar service. While we are happy to suggest some wonderful buffet dinner menus, you are free to customize the perfect menu for your event.  We focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients without sacrificing on quantity or service. Please, ask us more about our buffet dinner and cocktail event services!

Cocktail reception plated food table for in-home private parties with finger foods
Buffet Parties Sample Menus

Appetizers
(Choose Two)

CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE PLATTER

GOUGERES GRUYERE CHEESE PUFFS

BRIE PHYLLO CUPS  spiced walnuts

WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE MOUSSE parm crisps

HALLOUMI CHEESE BITES tomato, cucumber

WHIPPED PESTO AVOCADO BRUSCETTA mutigrain crostini

TOASTED PITA POINT WITH WHIPPED RICOTTA crispy pancetta, fig balsamic

CRAB PIMENTO CHEESE crostini, charred okra 

CRAB TATER TOTS smoked tomato aioli 

SESAME SWEET CHILI SHRIMP cucumber crisps

TUNA TARTAR tobiko, wasabi crema, rice crisps

CRISPY PORK BELLY apricot honey mustard and pickled radish

BEEF BULGOGI WONTONS scallion crema (+$30)

Salads
(Choose One)

POWER GREENS CAESAR croutons, parm crisps

ASIAN PEAR, ARUGULA, GOAT CHEESE walnut prosecco vinaigrette

ROMAINE & GRILLED VEGETABLE SALAD croutons, halloumi cheese, pesto vinaigrette

Proteins
(Choose One)

5-SPICE BRAISED SHORT RIB

PEPPERCORN CRUSTED BEEF TENDERLOIN red wine demi

GRILLED SALMON roasted red pepper romesco sauce

PERUVIAN PORK LOIN aji verde herb sauce

GRILLED MOROCCAN STYLE CHICKEN THIGHS lemon yogurt herb sauce

Starches
(Choose One)

GARLIC HERB POTATO SOUFFLE   

TRUFFLE MAC & CHEESE 

ANCIENT GRAIN BLEND toasted almonds, dried cherries, lemon vinaigrette

TOASTED ORZO & RICE PILAF fresh herbs

 MASHED RED SKIN POTATOES

Sides
(Choose One)

BRUSSELS SPROUTS balsamic glazed

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER gremolata

 GREEN BEANS garlic, red chili flakes

GRILLED SEASONAL VEGETABLE MEDLEY chimichurri

Breads
(Choose One)

PIMENTO CHEESE CORN MUFFINS 

SUN DRIED TOMATO PESTO FOCACCIA

Desserts
(Choose One)

BLACK FOREST BROWNIE BITES white chocolate raspberry mousse

VICTORIA SPONGE CAKE BITES peaches, whipped cream

MINI BOSTON CREAM PIES chocolate ganache

MINI PASSION FRUIT TARTS coconut cream (+$30)

LEMON MOUSSE CUPS graham streusel (GF?) (+$30)


For more menu ideas and culinary inspiration view some of our past seasonal and regional menus.

Chef Jacob prepping hors d'oeuvre for pre-dinner reception
Table set for a backyard buffet dinner in Buckhead
Reception buffet table consisting of an upscale cheeseboard and shrimp cocktail
Buffet style dinner set up with chafing dishes, white tablecloths, tealight candles and floral arrangements
Cocktail Parties

Cocktail parties are great for larger gatherings when a filling dinner isn’t the main focus. These are great for gatherings for the holidays, engagement parties, corporate entertaining, and even tea parties. We’ve found that five savory food selections and two dessert bite selections make the perfect amount of food for most groups. We’ll take care of all the food prep, table set up, and clean up during and after the event. We will be happy to suggest a list of bartenders you may contract with directly for bar service.

Check out our cocktail party sample menus below!

Cocktail Party Sample Menus

Savory Bites
(Choose Five)

CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE PLATTER

GOUGERES GRUYERE CHEESE PUFFS

BRIE PHYLLO CUPS  spiced walnuts

WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE MOUSSE parm crisps

HALLOUMI CHEESE BITES tomato, cucumber

MINI MUSHROOM DUXELLE HAND PIE

WHIPPED PESTO AVOCADO BRUSCETTA mutigrain crostini

TOASTED PITA POINT WITH WHIPPED RICOTTA crispy pancetta, fig balsamic

CRAB PIMENTO CHEESE crostini, charred okra 

CRAB TATER TOTS smoked tomato aioli 

SESAME SWEET CHILI SHRIMP cucumber crisps

TUNA TARTAR tobiko, wasabi crema, rice crisps

CRISPY PORK BELLY apricot honey mustard and pickled radish

LAMB BURGER SLIDER harissa aioli, pickled cucumbers, onions (+$30)

MINI LOBSTER ROLLS (+$30)

BEEF BULGOGI WONTONS scallion crema (+$30)

SHORT RIB BAHN MI french bread, pickled vegetables, sweet chili sauce (+$30)

Sweet Bites
(Choose Two)

BLACK FOREST BROWNIE BITES white chocolate raspberry mousse

VICTORIA SPONGE CAKE BITES peaches, whipped cream

MINI BOSTON CREAM PIES chocolate ganache

MINI PASSION FRUIT TARTS coconut cream (+$30)

LEMON MOUSSE CUPS graham streusel (+$30)


For more menu ideas and culinary inspiration view some of our past seasonal and regional menus.

Elevated reception food consisting of chicken tinga tostadas with cilantro crema and custom printed menu description cards
Executive personal chef Tai holding a platter of reception style desserts consisting of strawberry shortcake and fudge brownie bites
Three tiers of our popular beef and chorizo "bahn mi" sliders
Black slate dish with our signature multigrain crositini, pimento cheese and charred okra
For pricing information on our various types of catering, dinner parties and special events, please click here.
Atlanta Personal Chef Service's signature cheese and charcuterie board
Buffet style dinner with crab cake appetizers and roasted grape salad and confetti vegetable salad
Personal chefs smile for a quick photo during an in-home dinner party

Buffet & Cocktail Events Pricing

We are happy to make your event easy to host and memorable.  The cost of food is not included in the prices offered. Some of our more popular types of events and pricing is listed below, but please call to check availability and for a detailed quote. A 20% production fee applies to the service charge for all events (production does not apply to the grocery costs).

Buffet Pricing (excludes grocery costs)
Service Price
Base Service (up to 20 guests) $1,250 + groceries
Additional guests $55 per person + groceries
60+ guests $45 per person + groceries
Add-on Price
Additional Food Item Selection (per item) $55
Additional Hour of Service $200+
Passed Hors D’oeuvres and dessert service $200/server
Cocktail Party Pricing (excludes grocery costs)
Service Price
Service Cost (up to 25 guests) $1,150 + groceries
Additional guests, per person $35
Estimated Food Cost* (Per Guest) $12-$20
Addon Price
Additional Food Item Selection (Per Item) $55
Additional Hour of Service $200+
Server (For passed service) $200/server

TRAVEL FEE – There is no travel fee for engagements inside the perimeter. There is a $50 minimum travel fee to locations outside the Perimeter but within 15 miles. Inquire for travel fees to further destinations or parties larger than 20 guests.

 PRODUCTION COST – Covers chafing dishes and serving platters for the serving table disposable cocktail and dinner plates, cocktail and dinner napkins, and forks and knives (or assistance in placement of rental order if real (non-disposable) service ware is desired) and all equipment set up, take down, and transportation. The production cost also includes menu consult and customization with a dedicated event planner, custom printed menu tent cards, and votive candles for the buffet table.

 

Payments for Buffet & Cocktail Events

Atlanta Personal Chef Service requires a 50% deposit to reserve your date for a catered event. The remaining 50% of the service cost is due seven days prior to your event. The cost of the groceries and any remaining service charge is due on the first business day following your event. Payments can be made via credit card, which will be stored securely on file and charged for final payment following your event.

Atlanta Personal Chef Service is the preeminent resource for prepared family dinners and in-home event catering. We are a relationship company that recognizes the power of culinary experiences to bring people together. Our team of professionally-trained chefs attends to the dietary values and dining preferences of each client. Discerning clients trust us for the best quality food, delivered with the highest degree of passion and reliability.

Our commitment through Covid-19

We’re still open and here to help you. We’re serving our weekly dinner clients with increased safety measures and a curbside pick-up option from our catering kitchen.

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