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Family Style - General Information

The services listed in this package are very complete, so you and your guests can sit back and enjoy the event.

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  • We provide total Event Planning.
  • Weddings, Corporate and Private Events.
  • Food service equipment rental, props, & decorations.
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Corporate Events

Company Sponsored Special Events: We do them all - New Product Launch, Grand Openings, Fundraisers, Holiday Parties, Cocktail Parties & Company Picnics

Weddings

Weddings: We do them all - Outdoor Weddings, Outdoor Receptions, Tent Weddings, Garden Weddings, Home Weddings & Backyard Receptions

Private Parties

Private Parties: We do them to - How about a theme party? Mardi Gras Cajun, Texas Western BBQ, Hawaiian Luau, South of the Border Mexican, 50's Sock Hop.

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Office Location
  • 11305 S. Harlem Ave.

  • Worth, IL 60482-1884

  • Ph. 708.361.0150

  • Fax 708.361.1370

Kitchen Location
  • 6806 W. 111th St.

  • Worth, IL 60482

  • Ph. 708.361.3566

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Family Style Service

Family Style TableThe services listed in this package are very complete, so you and your guests can sit back and enjoy the event. Whether you host your event at your home, office, banquet facility or even under a tent, Mario's will take care of your needs from start to finish.

The Family Style format is designed for the wait staff to serve a table of seated guests with your food selections presented on platters & in serving bowls that are passed by each guest.

The equipment and wait staff will arrive well in advance of your first guests' arrival. Our staff will set the tables with linens, glassware, flatware, & china as well as nay other items necessary for your particular menu. When your first guest enters the dining area they will be comforted and relaxed by the beautiful atmosphere that awaits them.


Features Include
  • Rego White China service
  • Norwich 18/8 Stainless Steel Flatware
  • Cake cutting, serving, and or wrapping
  • Table stands and numbers for place card seating
  • Crystal water glasses with Lemon ice water
  • Toasting glasses for Champagne or Wine
    • Note: Liquor for above glassware must be supplied by the customer or ordered separately form Mario's.
  • Polished Silver Candelabras and Candles for the Head table
  • Complete wait staff and kitchen crew
  • Clear or white bud vases with silk flower for the guest tables
  • Sliced French bread and assorted dinner rolls with butter
  • Columbian Coffee service (regular & decaf), tea, assorted creams, sugar, & sweet & low
  • Linen Service for guest, head, gift, cake, and place card tables, that include skirting and napkins. Mix or match any colors
  • Upgraded specialty fabrics, colors, & sizes can be added to your order for an additional fee
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Related Information
  • Mario's staff can set-up some of the finishing touches for your tables.
    • A standard place card table of name cards. Customer must have name cards in sequence for Mario's staff.
    • A standard center piece, such as a simple pre-arranged potted or vase floral, or a candle arrangement.
    • We can set-up favors. We need to ne informed if you have favors, what they are, and if they need to set-up at every place setting or every other place setting.
    • The customer or their agents must do any non-standard or special set-ups.
  • All items supplied by the customer like, the cake knife, cake spatula, cake ornament, place cards, & favors etc., should be in labeled boxes located in an accessible & obvious area.
  • All items supplied by the customer, must be delivered by the customer to the event venue and available to Mario's staff a minimum 2 hours prior to service time. This is only required if Mario's in involved in the set-up of these items.

Pricing Overview

The prices listed are for Basic Service. Special locations or events that require service like 1 or more additional names to be insured, higher insurance limits (over 1 million dollars which our policy states), additional labor, service or clean-up time, special or additional serving equipment, and distant delivery zones may incur additional charges. Our event coordinator will assist you in determining these factors.

The gratuity is not included for the wait staff. If you are pleased with the service and feel you would like to give a gratuity it would be greatly appreciated by our staff. A general guide for a banquet gratuity is between (6% & 15%) of the total food cost, that amount is then divided by the number of staff at the event. A gratuity can be added to your bill and distributed by Mario's or cash can be given to the head wait staff person the day of the event.


Pricing
  • Pricing is on a per person basis, plus 9% tax.
  • A 6% - 15% gratuity is not mandatory, but will be greatly appreciated by the staff.

Special Children Pricing
  • Children that sit on a parents lap - NO Charge
  • Children using a seat and are 7 years old or less will be 1/2 of an adult price.
  • Children that are 8 years old and above will be counted as adults.

Some Common Additional Charges
  • Outdoor Event (tented or in the open)
    • Add - $ 1.00 per person
  • Event location has multi-level floors or distant dining room from the kitchen
    • Add - $ 1.00 per person
  • Guest seating is less than 8 people per 1 table
    • Add - $ 25.00 per additional table required
  • Dining Room needs to be set-up more than 1 hour prior to dinner service.
    • Add - Extra labor charge per hour based on the staff required
  • Dining room has a show or speaking program following dessert service
    • Add - Extra labor charge per hour based on the staff required

Final Details
  • Minimum Order
    • 50 People
  • Final Count
    • Due on the Monday prior to the event date for weekend parties. Count should be for a full guest table set-up.
  • Shipping Options
    • Mario's truck delivery is included up to Zone 3. Higher delivery zones require additional cost based on distance, if gasoline is above $3.00, add 1.5% of the total invoice.
  • Set-Up Room
    • We will need a kitchen or work space that can be used as a staging area. On outdoor events this can be a production tent.
  • Time Sequence
    • Equipment delivery (made the day prior to the event if possible), or some time before a minimum of 2 1/2 hours prior to the event start time. In the winter months it is critical to have the equipment at the site a day earlier to warm up.  Some adjustments in time planning must be made if a ceremony will happen at the event site, Mario's labor starts at the event site 2 hours before the event start time.

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