The cost of food for a catering company will depend on a variety of factors including the type of cuisine, the number of guests, and the location. Generally speaking, though, the average cost for plated meals ranges from $15 to $50 per person. Buffet-style meals usually run about $12 to $40 per person.
For hors d'oeuvres, the costs vary widely depending on what type of food is being served. Cocktail-style events usually cost between $3 and $10 per person while sit down dinners can range from $12 to $30 per person or more.
When it comes to drinks, a catering company will typically charge anywhere from $1 to $5 per drink. This cost will vary depending on the type of drink and whether or not alcohol is served.
In addition to the food and drinks, catering companies may also charge additional fees for delivery, setup, staffing, linens, rental equipment or dishware, and other services. These extra costs can add up quickly when planning an event, so be sure to prepare prices for such services.