Buffet Wedding Menu
Shopping for a caterer could be a frustrating experience. Most catering companies in San Diego don’t post any pricing information on their website, encouraging you to call and talk to a sales person. At TOAST, we would like to make your shopping expereinece as easy as possible. Although we try our best to give you a price estimate, it is impossible to provide an exact pricing bacause price for an event can vary based on the following factors: 1) Your choice of venue (some venues provide a full commercial kitchen, with tables and chairs and other venues may just be providing an empty space) 2) The length of your event (the longer the event, the higher the labor cost will be) 3) Your number of guests (typically the higher the guest count is, the lower the cost per person is). Our typical wedding can range anywhere from $50 to $80 per person all inclusive (including staff, china, linens, flatware, glassware, sales tax and any other expenses related to provide our services). For customers on a tighter budget, we offer a more affordable package where food is brought in all precooked. That elminiates the need of event chefs and satellite kitchen setup. Please call us to ask about our Economical buffet menu and pricing. Our customers choose us because typically our competition within the same price range brings their food precooked versus we cook and finish ours fresh on site.
 
BUFFET WEDDING SAMPLE MENU
One Hour Tray Passed Hors d’Oeuvres followed by choice of One Salad, Two Main Entrées, Two Side Dishes
 
Typically between $55 to $70/person all inclusive for weddings
 
HORS D’OEUVRES
 
Choose Three
 
MINI KOBE SLIDERS
Truffle Aioli, Aged Cheddar Cheese, Briohe Buns
 
SPICY AHI POKE
Marinated Sushi Grade Ahi on Crispy Wontons
 
CAPRESE SKEWERS
Basil Marinated Ciliegines, Cherry Tomatoes with Balsamic Syrup
 
TRUFFLED MAC & CHEESE
Served in mini verrines
 
OPEN FACED PORK TAMALES
Salsa Verde, Crema Mexicana, Cilanro
 
SAM’S FAMOUS QUESADILLAS (really!!!)
Smoked Turkey, Mango, Brie, Cilantro & Jalapenos
 
CRISPY EGGPLANT AND TOMATO
Fried Japanese Eggplant, Sweet Cherry Tomato, Cilantro Mayo, Crumbled Feta
 
MINI PORK TAMALES
Salsa Verde, Crema Mexicana, Micro Cilantro
 
WILD MUSHROOM PIZZETTES
Drizzled with Truffle Oil
 
MARYLAND CRAB CAKES
Kaffir-Lime Aioli
 
BUFFALO CHICKEN LOLLIPOPS
Fried Chicken, Blue Cheese Dressing
 
ARGENTINIAN BEEF SKEWERS
Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce
 
SALADS
 
Served with Artisan or Dinner Rolls and Butter
 
Choose One
 
TRADITIONAL CAESAR SALAD
 
ORGANIC SPRING MIX SALAD
Candied Pecans, Apples, Endives, Gorganzola Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette
 
ROASTED CORN SALAD
Romaine, Cotija Cheese, Black Beans, Pico de Gallo, Cilantro-Lime Dressing
 
TUSCAN SALAD
Cannellini Beans, Baby Romaine, Green Beans, Tomato, Red Onion, Olives, Shaved Parmesan, Italian Dressing
 
BABY SPINACH SALAD
Goat Cheese, Strawberries, Red Onions, Sunflower Seeds, Raspberry Vinaigrette
 
KALE SALAD
Cherry Tomatoes, Grape Fruit Segments, Almond, Feta, Lemon Dressing
 
 
ENTREES
 
Choose Two
 
LOCAL GROUPER (Add $1/pp)
Lemon-Caper Sauce
 
CHICKEN BREAST
Cremini Mushroom, Chicken Jus
 
TOP SIRLOIN BEEF KEBABS
Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce
 
HOISIN BRAISED SHORT RIBS
Braised with Aromatics for three hours until fork tender
 
CARVED GRILLED TRI-TIP
Two days house rubbed Tri-Tip served with Pomegranate BBQ Sauce and Creamy Horseradish Sauce
 
PORK MOLE
3 hours Braised Pork Short Ribs, Red Mole Sauce
 
LEEK TARRAGON SALMON
Braised Leeks, Chardonnay, Fresh Tarragon
 
SLOW BRAISED SHORT RIBS
Braised in Red Wine and topped with Rosemary Gremolata
 
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI
Butter Sage Sauce, Parmesan
 
ROASTED VEGETABLE WELLINGTON
Asparagus, Zucchini, Onion, Mozzarella, Smoked Gouda, Marinara Sauce
 
SIDE DISHES
 
Choose Two
 
REGULAR OR GARLIC MASHED POTATO
 
SWEET POTATO WEDGES
 Parmesan, Rosemary
 
ROASTED BABY POTATOES
 Garlic, Rosemary, Shallot Infused Olive Oil
 
THREE CHEESE MAC & CHEESE
Gruyere, Smoked Gouda, Sharp Cheddar Cheese
 
WILD AND BASMATI RICE MEDLEY
Cranberries, Currants, Almonds, Parsley
 
TIAN PROVENCAL
Layers of Baked Zucchini, Tomato, Caramelized Onions and Parmesan Cheese
 
ROASTED ASPARAGUS (add $1 per person)
 
CHEESY CAULIFLOWER
 
ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES
Carrots, Beets, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower
 
GRILLED SUMMER VEGETABLES
Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Red Onion
 
ROASTED HEIRLOOM CARROTS
Tri Color Carrots, Vermont Pure Maple Syrup
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Rentals & Labor Cost:
Rental cost is calculated on a case by case basis. It could depend on what your venue provides (if they do provide anything at all!) as well as your event needs. For a typical wedding, you should expect to pay from $14 to $25 per person (price calculated based on a 100 guest count wedding) for rentals. Rentals typically include tables, chairs, linens, napkins, glassware, flatware. Items such as a tent, dance floor, lighting, heaters, lounge furniture can be rented at additional cost. Plated dinner service usually increases the cost of rentals, since more china and flatware is being used. Most venues require that all rental items be picked up the night of the event. Rental companies in San Diego charge over $190 for late pick-up (after 10:00 pm).
 
Labor cost can also vary on the length of your event, how many guests you have, your bar needs and the type of service (buffet vs plated). You should expect to pay around $16-$21/person for a buffet service and around $18-$25/person for plated service (price calculated based on a 5 hour event for 100 guests and no bartenders). We would be happy to work with your budget and help you custom design a delicious menu for your next event in San Diego. Please feel free to contact us via email or call 858.208.9422.