Byron Bistro Caters

The Academy of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Services is available to provide professional catering services on a limited basis for various district and community functions. Under the direction of our professional faculty, our students provide quality food and service and can be counted upon to make your event special.

It is preferred that events be held on the campus of Byron Nelson High School especially in the Student Union, Lecture Hall, Byron Bistro and other surrounding areas. Off-site catering will be considered on a case by case basis.

Examples of the types of events include but are not limited to:

- Breakfast, lunch and dinner meetings on the Byron Nelson High School campus. (Hot and cold buffets, box lunches and plated meal service are available.)

- Special occasion dining in Byron Bistro.

- Organization banquets on the campus of Byron Nelson High School.

- Receptions and celebrations.

Interested parties will complete the Catering Request Form for catering services or the Banquet Event Order Form for banquet services. Upon completion, the form should be emailed to Allison Bode, Academy Facilitator, . Availability will be determined and a response sent within two business days. A consultation will then be scheduled to discuss the event. A menu and detailed quote including service requirements will be prepared and submitted to the requesting party within five business days of the consultation.

Service Fees

Cost for catering services will vary widely depending on types of services, menu, equipment needs, logistics, etc. There will be two basic categories of costs for each event.

1. Food, equipment, transportation, etc
2. Labor/Chef Fee

Food, equipment, linens, transportation, tableware and silverware cost are listed in the quote. Please note the following fees:

Table Linens $4.00 per cloth
Linen Napkins $.25 per napkin
Plastic table and service ware $.50 per guest
*Linen fees (table and napkin) cover the cleaning of linens.

Each quote will also include a "Chef Fee" to compensate Academy faculty for work performed outside the scope of their regular job duties. The fee will be based on estimated calculations of work performed outside the campus work day of 8am-4pm. This includes planning, preparation and execution of the event. Depending on the size and scope of the event, one or two supervising chefs will be required. If only one chef is needed the chef fee will be $50 per hour. If two chefs are needed the fee will be $37.50 per hour for each supervising chef.