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DURAN EUROPEAN SANDWICHES CAFÉ EVENT AND CATERING FAQ

IN HOUSE EVENTS:

What is the Capacity?

PARTIAL RENTAL: For less than 20 people

FULL RENTAL: 20 people or more up to 100 people.

We do offer a seasonal patio that can be rented separately or with a full rental. Please contact our Catering Coordinator if interested.

FULL RESTAURANT RENTAL

Full rental of our space for 20 persons or more requires a $250 rental fee and a minimum catering order of $350. This is for a three-hour period including set up and tear down. This makes $600 total for full rental.

The space can only be fully rented early in the morning (8:30am-11:30 am) or late afternoon (3pm-6pm) as we will have to close to the public.

 

Can we rent the cafe in the evening?

Yes, the space can be rented in the evening for private events after 5pm. If interested, please contact Karrah at Durancaters@gmail.com for more details.

 

What is the minimum to rent the partial space?

$150 rental fee with a $225 a minimum catering order for a total of $375.

 

Is there a deposit?

Yes, there is a $100 non-refundable deposit to book the room for all events. This is due at least 2 weeks before the event and will be subtracted FROM your final bill. If there is an emergency please contact us.

 

What happens if I don’t meet the catering minimum?

You will be charged a flat rate of $375 for the partial rental and $600 for the full rental.

 

What days can I have an event at Duran?

Every day except Monday, as we are closed on Mondays.

 

How much time do we have the space for?

The rental time is 3 hours maximum, which includes set up and cleaning. Allow for 30 minutes for set up and 30 minutes for clean up.

 

For rentals longer than 3 hours:

Want to keep the party going? No problem! Our fee per additional hour is $100.

 

What can the hosts bring to the venue?

 

Glassware

Decorations

Table linens (note: Duran does not provide tablecloths)

Mixers (Sodas or Mixers (Coke, Sprite, etc) and Alcohol only; coffee, tea, and juice can be provided by Duran for a cost)

Decorations including balloons, tablecloths, table-scapes, etc.

Flowers

 

Are we allowed to bring cakes or cupcakes into your venue?

If you decide to bring your own baked goods (cakes, cupcakes, etc.) rather than ordering our house made baked goods, we will charge a $25 cutting service fee. Our selection of pastries, cupcakes, and desserts can be ordered ahead of time and are made fresh in house. They are delicious!

 

What will Duran provide for private events?

Cutlery

Glassware

Serving ware (unless you wish to use your own)

Assistance with set-up and clean up

A dedicated staff person to clear and attend to your party throughout the event

We can also provide fresh orange juice and mixers for an additional cost

 

Is Duran BYOB?

Yes we are! Feel free to bring any alcohol; we are happy to provide fresh squeezed juice and mixers at an additional cost. We do not charge a corkage fee since Duran does not serve alcohol.

 

What comes with your tea service?

We offer a tea special for $14 per person, which consists of a choice of two sandwiches, a baked good from the case, your choice of over 30 loose-leaf teas by the pot, and a tea cookie.

All of our pastries and desserts can be customized for any event and can be made in mini versions.

Do you offer gluten free items?

We do offer gluten free sandwiches for an extra per sandwich fee (50 cents per sandwich).

 

CATERING:

 

How does the catering process work?

We pride ourselves on working with the customer to cater to your individual needs. The choice is yours.

Karrah Culver is our Catering Coordinator, and she is here to walk you through the process. Her goal is to assure your event is smooth and seamless, whether it be in house, private, or corporate.  Catering is available for pick up or delivery (for a fee).

Please feel free to contact Karrah @ 312 666- 6007 or at durancaters@gmail.com to arrange a catering consultation. Her Cafe office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am – 2 pm.

Please see our Catering Form on our website to see our offerings regarding catering. This can be downloaded in PDF or Excel format, or a copy can be picked up at the cafe.

 

How much food do you suggest per person?

Three sandwiches per person is our suggested portion, and our large salads feed 8 people.

All menu items must be finalized 5 days before event.

Duran European Café prides itself on offering a fresh, personalized, and unique approach. We look forward to assisting and accommodating our guests to the best of our ability. Thank you for choosing us for your event!