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#1 One Love Brownie

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    Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:22 PM

    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

    #2 sunkissedleah

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      Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:38 PM

      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.

      #3 CHAKLIT

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        Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:10 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by sunkissedleah
        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.
        I've booked Heather Parker for my photographer for my April 2, 2011 wedding in Ochi Rios, Jamaica. If anyone is getting married in Jamaica days before or after me and is interested sharing her travel expenses to save few wedding budget bucks, let me know. Take a look at her work for Moon Dance...

        #4 CHAKLIT

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          Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:11 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by One Love Brownie
          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!
          I've booked Heather Parker for my photographer for my April 2, 2011 wedding in Ochi Rios, Jamaica. If anyone is getting married in Jamaica days before or after me and is interested sharing her travel expenses to save few wedding budget bucks, let me know. Take a look at her work for Moon Dance...

          #5 One Love Brownie

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            Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:03 PM

            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 D’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

            #6 One Love Brownie

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              Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:05 PM

              Oh yea nearly forgot Chaklit the contact info is:
              Natalie Chen Email:caribbeanpantry@gmail.com

              #7 CHAKLIT

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                Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:42 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by One Love Brownie
                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 D’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
                I've booked Heather Parker for my photographer for my April 2, 2011 wedding in Ochi Rios, Jamaica. If anyone is getting married in Jamaica days before or after me and is interested sharing her travel expenses to save few wedding budget bucks, let me know. Take a look at her work for Moon Dance...




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