Set event goals.
Decide how many attendees you want to accommodate.
Find a location that will accommodate your group.
Some considerations are:
Set the date. The best time of year in terms of price and quality for Dungeness crab feeds are December through March.
Crab is available year round, but the main Fresh Dungeness catch is from the middle of November until the end of February.
Dungeness crab available after February 15th will most likely be frozen
Ticket prices usually are between $45 to $65, depending on what is included in the dinner .
Our feeds include bread, salad, pasta marinara, crab. Appetizers and dessert/coffee are optional items. Some groups prefer to do their own appetizers and dessert/coffee to save money.
Alcoholic beverages and wine at a separate bar and are charged separately. Some groups charge "corkage" for wine brought in by guests.
Plan the activities.
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How much crab to order? We recommend 3 lbs per person gross weight.
If a group is offering a more elaborate menu, then 2 1/2 lbs is about right. Crab is ordered as “whole cooked” crabs. It is cracked and cleaned to order. The price is based on the whole crab weight. The final delivered weight is about half the weight of the whole-cooked crab. Remember, the back shell and the inners of the crab will be removed.
Crab Vendor is paid directly by the group.
We do not add any "markup" to the per pound price of crab, nor do we charge for the marination process.
Crab is delivered ready to marinate and serve.
All courses are served "family style."
Most organizations utilize volunteer servers however we can do a more elaborate service with professional waitstaff for an additional charge.
We have custom packages to suit your budget and vision of your event
Please feel free to call Russ or Andrea. Most of our events have become annual crab feeds in various locales.
Besides being in the crab feed business for over 30 years, we have been personally involved in doing fundraising events for Andrea's schools, sports teams, and our church.
Give us a call:
St. Isidore Foundation Crab Feed April 2015
Russ, Andrea and Travis 1st Team!
Eating Pane - Panelle in Sicily 2010
Belleci Family Catering
Crab Feed Notes