Buffet Dinner Parties

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!

Buffet Pricing

Our standard dinner buffet includes two hours of service, a choice of two hors d’oeuvres, one salad, one protein, one starch, one side, one bread selection, and two mini desserts.

Service cost (up to 20 guests)$1,550 + groceries
Additional guests$60 per person + groceries
Production cost20% of service fee
Estimate grocery cost$30-50 per guest

Service Add-Ons

Additional Food Item Selection (per item)$95
Additional Hour of Service$250+ per additional hour
Passed Hors D’oeuvres and dessert service$240/server
Service Cost

Includes shopping, cooking, service, and clean up. All food service is stationary unless an additional server(s) is hired for the passing of food items.

Food/Grocery Cost

Food cost listed above is an estimate only and will vary depending on the chosen menu. Client is responsible for all food costs for the event and will be provided with copies of receipts. We typically shop at Publix, Buford Highway Farmers Market, or Whole Foods, and we maintain a priority on quality and freshness. For larger events, we may utilize our local purveyors.

Production Charge

Covers chafing dishes and serving platters for the serving table, disposable cocktail plates and cocktail napkins, disposable dinner plates, silverware, and dinner napkins, and all equipment set up, take down, and transportation. The production cost also includes menu consult and customization with a dedicated event planner, printed menu tent cards, and votive candles for the buffet table. Glassware is not included. Should you choose to rent items, please allow us to help coordinate the rental order required.

Kitchen & Equipment

Clients must have a working kitchen with a stove, oven, fridge, basic pots and pans, and adequate space to serve the food.


All alcohol and beverages will be provided by the client. APCS will not provide any beverage services unless contracted. Hiring a bartender is strongly recommended for any beverage service (and we are happy to provide referrals).


A 50% payment is required to reserve your event date. Any remaining service cost is due seven days before your event. Any remaining serving cost,, as well as the entire cost of the groceries, is due on the first business day following your dinner. Deposit may be made via credit card and card info will be securely stored for final payment.

Travel Fee

Travel to locations outside the Perimeter or below I-20 will be calculated based on the standard IRS mileage rates of round-trip travel to and from our licensed catering kitchen (3795 Presidential Dr., Atlanta. GA 30340) for each chef or staff member traveling to your location. Availability to travel outside the Perimeter will vary based on schedules and location and may not be able to be accommodated. Parking/valet fees will be charged as incurred.


If you feel your chef(s) went above and beyond to provide excellent service, feel free to tip them directly or as a part of your final payment. Typical gratuity is suggested as 20% of the service fee.