Cookies/bars/brownies for dessert
Level 1: $600
Kiddush Basics plus 2-3 cold/room temperature dishes (e.g., tuna salad, egg salad, orzo with pesto, carrot salad with mixed raisins, pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and feta, roasted sweet potato salad, white & wild rice with Craisins/green onions/feta, etc.). Cut fruit for the dessert table.
Level 2: $900
Kiddush Basics plus 4-5 cold/room temperature dishes, including more complex or more expensive options (e.g., Thai peanut noodles, one simple hot dish such as pasta with red sauce, barley with lentils and kale). Cut fruit for the dessert table, additional desserts.
Level 3: $1,200
Kiddush Basics plus 5-6 dishes, including cold and hot items (kugel, blintz soufflé, baked ziti, potato knishes, etc.) Cut fruit for the dessert table, additional and/or specialty desserts (sheet cake, trifle, etc.)
Due to their cost, some foods are add-on items only, and are not reduced in cost on the percentage scale. Examples are items such as lox platters, smoked trout salad, cheese platters, cakes or cupcakes from an outside source (such as the kosher bakery at Byerly’s in St. Louis Park), etc. These will be billed on a cost basis above the charge for whatever level Kiddush they are added to. (Lox and sliced vegetables for 225 people, for example, costs around $350 before any labor.)