Swadley’s Catering Pricing & FAQ

At Swadley’s Fine Catering, we understand you’re used to simple, clear-cut pricing wherever you go. However, for catering, it just isn’t that simple.

The Ins & Outs of Catering

There are numerous variables which affect the cost of food, materials, staff and everything else that goes into catering your event.

That’s why when you look at menus and services, you’ll usually find a starting price. This is intended to provide a rough window of overall costs and how each type of fare compares to others, but we ask that you get in touch with us to get a firm estimate.

Some of the variables affecting prices:

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Cuisine Selection

Menu complexity and cuisine type affect the materials, staff and cost of catering.

Event Location

How far away is it? How difficult to access?

Time of Year

Busy Holiday season? Summer “off” season? It can be more costly to staff events that fall on weekends or holidays.

Time of Day

Early mornings, late nights or long stretches also affect costs.

Day of the Week

Weekends are always busier, and competition for labor is higher.

Type of Event

Different event styles and services have vastly different requirements, for example a cookout is very different from a plated three-course meal.

Guest Count

Economies of scale affect catering, too. The more guests, the lower the price per guest tends to be.

Package & Service Selection

Picking up everything saves you money, while full buffets or banquet style services cost more.

Partner Venues in Oklahoma

One simple way to reduce your catering costs is to choose a venue Swadley’s Fine Catering partners with.

We are preferred caterers with many premier Oklahoma venues. Our long-term relationships with these venues help make everything run smoothly. We know exactly what to expect, what to bring and how best to serve your group while there. Ask your Swadley’s Fine Catering representative about how you can save money with one of these venues.

Swadley's Catering - Preferred Caterer of Premier Oklahoma Event Venues

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Catering Services.

What size group can you cater?

We can cater any amount from 30 (minimum) to thousands.

Can you customize a menu?

We can tailor almost anything to meet your needs and wants. Just ask us and we will help craft a specialized menu.

Do you offer tastings?

Yes, we offer complimentary elegant menu tastings free of charge at our corporate office:

7156 NW 80th Street
OKC, OK 73132

Please call to set up a tasting

How far do you travel?

Swadley’s Fine Catering travels all over Oklahoma regularly. We have also catered events in Texas, Arkansas and Kansas.

What dishes and silverware do you offer?

At Swadley’s Fine Catering, we’re happy to provide whatever will make your event memorable, from simple disposable dishes to full-service, plated banquets. Click here to learn more about our services.

What other services are offered?

On the simplest end of the continuum, you can pick up everything at our kitchen. On the most high-class end, we’ll bring all the food, serving materials, real plates and everything else – then clean up when we’re done. We also offer numerous options in-between, such as delivery, setup and on-site cookouts. Click here to learn more about Swadley’s Fine Catering’s services.

What is the estimated cost per plate?

You’ll find a starting price per person for each cuisine on their respective pages. However, this is just a starting price. Many factors affect price, including service and cuisine selection, location, guest count and time of year. Remember there is a thirty-person minimum for all catering orders.

Is there a Delivery or Full-Service fee?

Fees depend on many factors. Visit our Services page for more information.

How does the payment process work?

We ask that a 50% down deposit is put down at least 72 hours before the event date to fully guarantee service and food. The balance is due the day before the event.

What is the refund/cancellation policy?

We offer a full refund if the event is canceled at least 72 hours in advance. Anything after that is a percentage based on time of cancellation.

Find Your Perfect Package

Swadley’s Fine Catering offers not only customizable menus, but curated packages for every occasion. Check out all there is on offer!

Swadley’s Fine Catering Menus

From on-trend elegance to southern-style picnics, savory to sweet and everything in-between, Swadley’s Fine Catering has the menu for you.