A guide to Afternoon Tea costs.
Normally to have a 2 catering staf to prepare and serve the afternoon tea would cost £500.00. This includes transportation within 20 miles, shopping, preparation and equipment (Serving tables, urns and tea-pots, mixers, chopping boards, bowls & containers, trays, knives).
We recommend you approach the marquee people for tables, linen, chairs, cutlery.
Typical hire rate for bone chine, fork, knife, spoon; per 10 settings would cost £36.00.
An afternoon tea picnic Box: would typically contain 6 varieties of sandwich fingers, salad, 3 varieties of cake portion + scone with cream and jam, chocolate biscuit, 2 x fruit.
Plastic cutlery, napkin. £15.00. Per serving.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, £3.00 per person (minimum 50).
General cost of sandwiches:
A round of sandwiches would typically cost about £1.00p.
Except for smoked salmon / prawns which raise the cost to about £2.00 per round.
Victoria Sponge: Good quality individual or freshly made £1.50.
Scones: Good quality or freshly made with cream and jam £1.60.
Cakes and Fancies: (coffee and walnut, carrot, lemon drizzle, fairy cup cakes, chocolate fudge brownies, Battenberg, macaroon, tartlets, Bakewell, Viennese whirls, fondant fancies. Cantuccini, shortcake, biscuits, etc. £0.75p per portion (on average).
Fruit: Apple, banana, orange, pear, £0.50p each piece.
Salad Decoration: Tomatoes, onion, cucumber mixed leaves, watercress, rocket, cress.
Condiments: Mustard, Branston pickle, horseradish, mayo and sauces, salt, pepper.
Ascot, Windsor, Maidenhead, Henley upon Thames, Marlow, Sunningdale, Marlow, Reading, Slough, Central London, Staines upon Thames, Weybridge, Bracknell, Finchampstead, chobham, Wokingham, Woking, Camberley, Englefield Green, Sunninghill, Datchet, Chertsey, Langley, Wentworth, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Hampshire, Surrey.