Out To Lunch Catering – Corporate Lunches & Events In Vancouver, BC, Canada | Planning Tips | Out To Lunch Catering - Corporate Lunches & Events In Vancouver, BC, Canada
Planning Tips

Planning your event can be a daunting task. At Out to Lunch Catering, we want your event to go off flawlessly. Here are some guidelines for the pricing and services you can expect to budget for.

Event Planning
Our event co-coordinators would be happy to assist you with all aspects of planning your event. We can help you with site location, décor, menu planning, wine choices, florals and entertainment, as well as other services to make your event special.

Service Staff
Our professional and courteous service staff is attired in black shirts, black pants or skirt, long black bistro aprons. The staff hours are billed from the time they arrive at OTL for loading of the trucks, until they return to OTL after your event has been completed to your satisfaction. All staff is paid for a minimum of 4 hours. Any time worked over 8 hours will be billed at time and a half. Any time worked over 11 hours will be billed at double time. Service staff rates for statutory holidays, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve are available upon request. Our standard rates are as follow:

  • $35/hour – Supervisor
  • $26/hour – Bartenders
  • $25/hour – Servers
  • $32/hour – Chefs
  • $50/hour – When only 1 service person required

Service Charge
OTL Catering charges 15% service charge on all service events.

We will look after the rental of dishes, linens, glasses, tables, chairs tents etc. Our fee is cost plus 20%. An estimated rental cost may be:

  • $14 to $20/guest – Sit down plated dinner
  • $8 – $15/guest – Buffet dinner
  • $5 – $8/guest – Cocktail reception in lieu of dinner
  • $3 – $6/guest – Cocktail reception

Please keep in mind that these figures are to be used as a guideline. Actual price is determined by quality of china and quantity of rental items required i.e. Tables, chairs, ovens etc.

Hors D’Oeuvres, Tappas & Canapes

All our hors d’oeuvres are beautifully garnished and presented on platters. Here is an ordering guide to help you with your planning.

  • 4 – 8 Hors D’Oeuvres Each
    $8.00 to $20.00/per guest

  • 7 – 14 Hors D’Oeuvres Each
    $14.00 to $35.00/per guest

  • 15 – 20 Hors D’Oeuvres Each
    $35.00 ++ /per guest


OTL offers Free delivery weekdays in the downtown core, on orders of $200 or more, depending on the time of day and building accessibility.

Delivery charges outside the downtown core and orders under $200 are determined by your postal code, time of day and building accessibility, please ask your event planner for the delivery charge in your area. Delivery is available throughout the Lower Mainland. There are no delivery charges for catered functions with service staff.

Tray Pickup
At OTL Presentation is extremely important. All trays and serving utensils will be picked up within a few days of the function, Please ensure all trays are simply rinsed and in one designated area. If additional trips have to be made to pickup dishes a pickup charge will apply. Any missing or damaged trays caused by the client will be invoiced separately.

OTL is open Monday through Saturday, a minimum food order of $1000 is required for a Sunday function.