Teacher Appreciation May 2015

Teacher Appreciation Catered Lunch

May 2015

Lunch was catered for the teachers and staff on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. We went with a Cinco de Mayo theme and brought in Mexican food.

Food was ordered from:

La Cabanita

Contact person: Lorena Villasenor

9438 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513

(708) 387-9100


Order placed 24 hours in advance:

Taco Bar


3 tacos per person, with choice of chicken, pork, beef and/or veggie pre-wrapped in tortillas




Vegetable Tray (lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream) for the tacos

Salsas for the tacos

Serving Spoons


We ordered food for 40 people.

Total Cost for food was $439.60 (we submitted a Tax Exempt form). A $40 gratuity was given.

We picked up the order from the restaurant, but there is an option to have it delivered.

Does not include:

Plates, napkins, utensils

Purchased from Marianos:




7 2-liter bottles of soda


3 dozen cookies

8”x8” pan of brownies

Cost: $41.22

Overall Cost of Food:

Taco Bar: $439.60

Gratuity: $40.00

Drinks/Dessert/Tableservice: $41.22

TOTAL COST: $520.82

La Cabanita was very easy to work with. They were happy to accommodate our request for next-day catering, despite the busy Cinco de Mayo week. Lorena was helpful and even suggested we bring a tax-exempt form. The staff loaded all of the food in the car for me. The order was meticulously gone through to ensure that we had it exact and that all dishes were accounted for.

Feedback from the Staff: ½ of the tray of beans were not eaten and there was a lot of leftover salsa for the chips. Because the order is placed on a per-person basis, it may not be possible to cut back on these items. It is worth looking into for a potential cost savings.