I don’t know about you, but it’s not even Christmas and I’m exhausted. All of my out of town in-laws were back home for two weeks and there were many family get-togethers over those weeks, so when it came time for me to host a get-together the last thing I wanted to do was a lot of cooking for it. Then I heard about Qdoba’s catering bar, which features a hot buffet-style lineup of bold flavors that makes hosting holiday parties super easy.
Qdoba offers fresh, delicious Mexican food and perfect for business or personal occasions. You can serve as few as ten people or more than a hundred with their Hot Bars or boxed lunches. Set up is a snap and each Hot Bar comes with everything you’ll need – napkins, utensils, and chafing dishes that keep the hot stuff hot.
When you order catering from Qdoba you can choose from a Hot Taco Bar, Naked Burrito Bar, Nacho Bar, Boxed Lunches or Breakfast Burritos. As you can imagine, I was torn about what to get. I mean tacos are awesome, nachos are awesome and burritos are – you guessed it -awesome.
We ended up choosing the Hot Taco Bar. There is a 10 person minimum (order increments of 5) and it costs $10.50* per person. Per person without dessert is $10.00*
*Pricing for 10 and 15 person Hot Taco Bars will vary based on protein selected: grilled chicken or steak.
Now for the important part. Here’s what you get:
- Marinated grilled chicken OR marinated grilled steak
- Flour tortillas
- Corn taco shells
- Three salsas – Salsa Roja, Salsa Verde, Pico de Gallo
- Sour cream
- Hand-smashed guacamole
- Romaine lettuce
- Handmade tortilla chips
- Chocolate chip cookies or double chocolate brownies
They even offer beverages as an add on. Bulk iced tea or bulk lemonade are $6.99 each.
So now you’re probably wondering how it all works. Once my husband and I had decided that we wanted to go with a taco bar for our family get-together, I called my local Qdoba (in Wareham, MA) to get the ball rolling. They went through a list of questions (my address, the date & time I wanted my delivery and my menu) and told me they would call me the day before to confirm. The guy that was making the delivery actually called the morning of and he confirmed all of our information.
When the day and time of my party came, the delivery person, Tim, was on time and set everything up for me. It was awesome. I had him come in about 30 minutes before my guests were set to arrive and when they got to my house, boom! Everything was all set up and ready to be devoured.
There is a $25.00 delivery & set up fee and additional long-distance fees may apply.
Overall the process was really easy and the food was delicious. As promised they brought Sterno cans to keep the food warm until all of our guests arrived, so the food was fresh and warm for everyone.
Tim, the delivery driver also told us that if we returned the stand with the hot foods, we’d get a free entree when we brought it back. Score.
If you are tired of cooking already, you can celebrate the holidays this year by offering your guests customizable burritos, tacos or nachos from Qdoba like I did. It was completely painless and I will definitley be using their catering services again in the future. You can count on Qdoba to always be on time, and as they did for me, they’ll even set up the catering bar for you so you don’t have to lift a finger. Easy peasy.