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Caribbean Pantry Catering. Anyone familiar with them or recommend a catering service?

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Hi all,

 

Im planning my off resort wedding reception at a villa in Ocho Rios & have had these caterers recommended to me by the villa owner.

I cant find reviews on them & wanted to see if anyone has used their services before.

 

Caribbean Pantry are located in Runaway Bay I think.

 

There are approx 50-60 guests in our party

 

I've searched the web & browsed these forums for caterers but have'nt yet found what Im looking for so suggestions will be well appreciated.

 

Thanks

One Love Brownie

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Hey, I live In UK too and my jamaican fiance and I are planning a wedding in Negril at Moon Dance Villas for 100 guests. For a moment we almost changed it to another venue in order to accommodate more guests and I was looking into catering and vendors on my own as well. I googled a lot! Not sure if this is the same company but I know of a Karl Hart and his "Pantry Catering". They did Beenie mans wedding and they also did his son (Stephen Hart) wedding (pics at chrisbaltazar dot com). Hope this helps. If you need chairs/tables any other rental stuff try novelty party rentals based in Kingston.

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Hey, I live In UK too and my jamaican fiance and I are planning a wedding in Negril at Moon Dance Villas for 100 guests. For a moment we almost changed it to another venue in order to accommodate more guests and I was looking into catering and vendors on my own as well. I googled a lot! Not sure if this is the same company but I know of a Karl Hart and his "Pantry Catering". They did Beenie mans wedding and they also did his son (Stephen Hart) wedding (pics at chrisbaltazar dot com). Hope this helps. If you need chairs/tables any other rental stuff try novelty party rentals based in Kingston.
I think the one Mr Hart own's is in Kingston.....might not be the same one as in Runaway Bay.

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Hi all,

Im planning my off resort wedding reception at a villa in Ocho Rios & have had these caterers recommended to me by the villa owner.
I cant find reviews on them & wanted to see if anyone has used their services before.

Caribbean Pantry are located in Runaway Bay I think.

There are approx 50-60 guests in our party

I've searched the web & browsed these forums for caterers but have'nt yet found what Im looking for so suggestions will be well appreciated.

Thanks
One Love Brownie
Can I have some contact info for them?? I'm doing an off resort wedding in Ochi as well, and in search of a catering co.

Thanks!

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Hiya,

 

Thanks ladies.

 

I've also in my search come across the one in Kingston & saw the review of them at Coyaba gardens which looked spectacular.

 

I have recently been in touch with Caribbean Pantry Catering Runaway Bay who were quite prompt in sending a quotation detailing all costs down to the last spoon!

However Im not totally convinced & feel their pricing is too high for the type of meal Im requesting (mostly regular west indian food) even if it is a wedding.

 

Almost makes me feel like Id be just paying them to cook the food as anything else beyond that seems to rack up another charge.

 

Just wondered if anyone else finds it unusal for a catering company to include hire fees for necessary equipment to provide a service, serving spoons/tongs, trestle tables etc, transport for their staff & food.

 

The company is based in Runaway bay just up the road from Discovery Bay where Im planning to host my reception.

 

Im having trouble uploading the quotation but here's some info on what was quoted:

 

Option 4

Hors Dâ€Ouerves

 

Honey Jerk Chicken Wings

Shrimp Cocktail

Ackee Puffs

 

Hot Food Station (1)

 

Jamaica Rum Glazed Spareribs

Garlic Butter Snapper Fillet

Curried Goat

Pumpkin Rice Pilaf

(made with coconut milk)

Roti

Festival

 

Salad Station

Tossed Garden Salad

Sweet n Sour Caribbean Slaw

 

Dessert Station (1)

Tropical Fruit Platter

Assorted Jamaican Pastries

Citrus Cheesecake[/size]

TOTAL FOOD COST: $45.00 US/PERSON

 

Total Food Cost *$2250.00

($45.00 US/PERSON)

Total Cost for Equipment Required by Catering Company$138.39

Rental Equipment$646.58

Wait Staff$466.67

TOTAL COST$3,501.64

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Hiya,

Thanks ladies.

I've also in my search come across the one in Kingston & saw the review of them at Coyaba gardens which looked spectacular.

I have recently been in touch with Caribbean Pantry Catering Runaway Bay who were quite prompt in sending a quotation detailing all costs down to the last spoon!
However Im not totally convinced & feel their pricing is too high for the type of meal Im requesting (mostly regular west indian food) even if it is a wedding.

Almost makes me feel like Id be just paying them to cook the food as anything else beyond that seems to rack up another charge.

Just wondered if anyone else finds it unusal for a catering company to include hire fees for necessary equipment to provide a service, serving spoons/tongs, trestle tables etc, transport for their staff & food.

The company is based in Runaway bay just up the road from Discovery Bay where Im planning to host my reception.

Im having trouble uploading the quotation but here's some info on what was quoted:

Option 4
Hors Dâ€Ouerves

Honey Jerk Chicken Wings
Shrimp Cocktail
Ackee Puffs

Hot Food Station (1)

Jamaica Rum Glazed Spareribs
Garlic Butter Snapper Fillet
Curried Goat
Pumpkin Rice Pilaf
(made with coconut milk)
Roti
Festival

Salad Station
Tossed Garden Salad
Sweet n Sour Caribbean Slaw

Dessert Station (1)
Tropical Fruit Platter
Assorted Jamaican Pastries
Citrus Cheesecake[/size]
TOTAL FOOD COST: $45.00 US/PERSON

Total Food Cost *$2250.00
($45.00 US/PERSON)
Total Cost for Equipment Required by Catering Company$138.39
Rental Equipment$646.58
Wait Staff$466.67
TOTAL COST$3,501.64
Damn! I know ya'll are tired of hearing me say this, but " I know I'm cheap!" lol What I'm looking for is a company to serve and rent us equipment. We are cooking our own food. There's too many aunts & cousins on both side who said they want to cook! The only issue we have is table/chair rental and catering equipment. I'll send them a msg...thnx

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