“Well Dressed catered our wedding of 150 people at the Wild Center in June and we couldn’t be happier with their service. They had tons of options to fit within our budget and the quality of their food was exceptional. They were very easy to work with and we continue to get rave reviews from our wedding guests on how great the food was!” Hannah Torrance
“The crew at Well Dressed supplied the food for a catered surprise party, which included some last minute changes and additions for adults and kids. This was no problem for them. The food was delivered 10 minutes early and the staff was so gracious and polite and helpful. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food and shared their positive feedback with us, the hosts.
Thanks, David, Rusty and the rest of the crew!” TripAdvisor Review
Whether you need just a single tray of appetizers, a full array of hot and cold platters or a dinner under a tent for several hundred, we can help you serve your guests great food. Take a look at our Catering Menu and call to speak with a member of our team at 518-359-5280 Monday-Friday, 10 to 4. We will work with you to find the right menu and quantity for your event and budget. We look forward to working with you!
All items are priced per person, with a 15 person minimum per order or event.
What do you charge for delivery and on-site service?
If you would like to order a perfect dinner and have it delivered to you, we charge a flat $25 fee to deliver within 25 miles of Tupper Lake, NY. We can also provide staff to setup, serve and clean up after your event. The charge is $25 per hour per service associate from the time they leave the store to the time they return. Chefs are $50 per hour. Our catering service area is within 30 miles of Tupper Lake. Catering events outside of this area will incur a $1,000 catering fee in addition to staff and meal charges.
Booking your event
We will pencil in the date of your event and hold that date for 1 week. To confirm the date/time we will need a 50% deposit that will be noted on your Event Estimate/Quote. Full payment is due 2 weeks before the event.
What if I need to cancel my order?
Deposits are refundable if the event is cancelled one month before the event.
Where is your Store?
We are located at 87 Park Street in Tupper Lake. Street parking is available on Park Street, and reserved parking in the rear.
Are you Insured?
We are fully licensed and insured for product and liquor liability. Our staff are covered by worker’s compensation.
Can I make up my own menu or make changes in your menus?
Absolutely! We love to help you create a special menu just for your party! All of the menus on this website are completely customizeable, you are welcome to make any additions or changes you prefer.
Can you provide for vegetarian and special dietary needs?
We have wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and other special needs menu items. When you come in to plan your event, we will discuss your dietary needs and suggest a menu that will be suitable for you and your guests. Please tell us if we need to consider food allergies.
How far in advance should I reserve my date?
Wedding receptions typically book 4-12 months in advance. Corporate events usually have a shorter lead time. If we’re available, we can provide corporate lunches with a 48 hour notice. We suggest reserving your date as soon as it is confirmed. Summer weekends and all dates in December fill very quickly.
Do you have children’s prices?
Yes. Children 5 to 10 years old are 50% of the adult price. Children 4 and under are free, but are counted for seating.
Can you provide rental items for my event?
Yes, we can we arrange rental of the usual party items such as tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware and silverware.
How many servers will be needed at my event?
Many factors affect the number of servers required for an event. Some of these are:
• The number of guests at your event
• The type of menu you select
• The type of service you select (buffet, served, family style, etc)
• The setup requirements for your event
• Whether you are using disposables or china and glassware
• The amount of time available to setup the event
• The legnth of the event
Event Staff Quantity Guidelines
• Plated meal with rentals: 1 server per 15-20 guests
• Buffet service with rentals: 1 server per 25 guests
• Buffet service with disposables: 1 server per 30 guests
• Full bar: 1 bartender and 1 barback per 50 guests
• Beer and wine only: 1 bartender per 75-100 guests
Note that at least two servers are required for all events with service. Even for small events, the work required to load in and prep food in a timely manner requires at least two staff members on site. Our goal is to make your event run smoothly, therefore we have a two server minimum for events.
What are the hourly rates of your staff?
• On-Site Chef: $50 per hour
• Bartender: $25-30 per hour
• Event Staff: $25 per hour
In general, staff hours include:
• 1.5 – 2 hours prior to the event for setup
• The number of event hours
• 1 hour after the event for cleanup
• Drive time to and from the event (portal to portal)
There is a 5 hour minimum for staffing. Weddings require at least 8 hours of service.
Besides the cost of food, what charges can I expect for a catered event?
When we provide your personalized proposal, we list of all of our estimated charges in order to provide you with a complete proposal. In addition to the package per person price, we include the following in each proposal: rental upgrades or additions (that we obtain on your behalf), labor charges for service staff, and sales tax.
Is a gratuity included in your bill?
Gratuities are always left to your discretion and are not required. If you would like to provide a gratuity for a job well done, you may choose to give a percentage of the total, or an amount for each staff member. Gratuities may be added to your payment or given to staff members the day of your event.
I’m hosting a cocktail party – How much food should I plan on?
The number of nibbles you need often depends on how long the cocktail “hour” is, the time of day, and if a meal will also be served following the cocktail hour.
For a two hour party plan for:
10-12 bites per person
20 bites per person if the nibbles replace dinner (e.g., if the party starts at 7:00 pm)
When nibbles are served before a meal, plan for:
5-7 bites when served before a light meal
3-4 bites when served before a full meal
People eat more during the first 90 minutes. After two hours consumption picks up again, especially if the nibbles replace dinner. Young people eat more than an older crowd and guests eat more at casual parties than formal functions.
How many varieties should be served for an hors d’oeuvre only party?
For up to 35 guests plan for 4-5 different kinds of nibbles
For 35-60 guests, plan for 7-9 different kinds of nibbles
For more than 60 guests, plan for 9 or more different kinds of nibbles
Remember to provide a variety of foods to please everyone. That means something for the vegetarian as well as the meat eater. Having both hot and cold foods also helps to keep everyone nibbling happily. If nibbles take the place of dinner, also include several bites of sweets per person.
How do you figure how many of each type of nibbles to prepare?
A fairly standard formula is used by caterers to figure out how many pieces should be prepared for each kind of nibbles being served: Number of bites desired per person times the number of guests divided by the number of different nibbles being served.
We are interested in offering an open or cash bar. How should we plan for that?
Plan on one drink per person every ½ hour for the first hour, then 1 drink per hour for each additional hour.
Do you have a corkage fee?
No. We will open and serve beverages you supply at no additional charge.
Do you have a minimum?
Yes. We have a minimum of $250 for orders from our catering menu, and a minimum of 10 of any one item.