Food Ideas for Catering on a Budget


Catering can take up a decent chunk of the budget you've set aside for your event. But not every catered event needs a full 4-course meal. There are many options you can consider if you want to keep your event on a strict budget. Here are our top recommendations for budget-friendly catered foods.


Pasta of any kind is generally a very low-cost option. Food can easily be made in bulk, and it's always a crowd-pleaser. One great option is to have a simple pasta bar at your event. You can have several selections available so that people can choose what type of pasta they would like, as well as what kind of sauce they want on it. This way, everyone gets something they love, and you don't have to blow your entire budget.

Breakfast Foods

If you've ever been to a diner, you know that the breakfast meals are much cheaper than the dinner platters. This is because the ingredients used in breakfast foods are simple and inexpensive. That makes breakfast foods a great catering option. You can have a waffle or crepe bar, French toast, or a full breakfast spread with bacon, eggs, hash browns, and anything else you desire. Most of these options are fairly cheap. Plus, it's the most important meal of the day, no matter what time of day you may serve it!

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