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emilief Apr 4, 2007 09:14 AM

I am looking for a caterer for a cocktail party in the metrowest (Wellesley, Newton) area. Any recommendations?

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    cambridgejen RE: emilief Apr 4, 2007 09:35 AM

    I've been working with Domenic and Anthony for my wedding plans and they are AWESOME - very flexible and creative about menu ideas, very reasonably priced, and friendly to work with.

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      dmiyake RE: emilief Apr 4, 2007 09:39 AM

      You may want to consider Via Lago from Lexington Center. We've used them for a number of corporate events with good success.

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        paulgardner RE: emilief Apr 4, 2007 09:43 AM

        I don't know how to provide the link, but someone had a similar question on 3/27/07, which had several replies. I highly recommend Jennifer's Catering and Gourmet Take-Out (she has a small cafe in Framingham). Jennifer serves very creative and delicious food, she was also trained at the CIA. I have attended at least 7 parties catered by her in Needham. I don't have a phone number for her but you could get it if you "google" her. By the way, if you are planning a cocktail party, her appetizers are great!

        1. gansu girl RE: emilief Apr 4, 2007 11:05 AM

          We've been using Tables of Content for years - they are friendly, creative, and consistently delicious.

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            horace RE: emilief Apr 4, 2007 11:05 AM

            There is a caterer who used to work for Chris S.(ECG). Call the East Coast Grill, they could tell you how to get in touch with him. I think his name is Robert.

            1. MC Slim JB RE: emilief Apr 4, 2007 11:06 AM

              A recent thread on this subject, including some of my own recs: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/385808

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                heWho RE: emilief Apr 4, 2007 11:23 AM

                Check out Baker's Best in Newton as well. I did a caterer tasting there a month ago and the food was great. Reasonable prices too.

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                  missykins RE: heWho Apr 11, 2007 06:28 AM

                  I am helping a friend decide on a caterer and we checked out Baker's Best last night. I have to say - extremely disappointing. They recommended chicken teriyaki w/ honey mustard sauce. For a wedding. At the Commandant's House. A budget was not specified so I'm at a loss for why they would offer this "where were you in '92" option. To top if off, the chicken was dry.

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                    Joanie RE: missykins Apr 11, 2007 06:37 AM

                    I was at a wedding a year or so ago that Baker's Best did and it was pretty nice. It was a casual outdoor thing at the people's house but it was good. Maybe if you specify more, they'll get more creative.

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                      heWho RE: missykins Apr 12, 2007 08:18 AM

                      When we did our tasting there I was dead-set against trying the chicken, but my fiance had set up the appointment and listed that as a menu choice at their suggestion. I have zero intention of serving chicken at my wedding, butI was shocked at how good it was. Of the 3 entrees we tried (beef, salmon and chicken) the chicken was the stand-out, I was floored. It was one of the better chicken dishes I've ever had, but I don't believe it was chicken teriyaki.

                      Still, I wouldn't recommend them for a fancy wedding at the Commandant's House. We were looking for good food on a budget, and Baker's Best fit that to a T. I think they'd do well at a cocktail party.

                  2. ChefJune RE: emilief Apr 4, 2007 11:37 AM

                    The Catered Affair has been one of the top in the area for years. -- and still counting! Web site is the name dot com. They always do a beautiful job.

                    I also love DeGustibus in Cambridge.

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                      ginnyhw RE: ChefJune Apr 4, 2007 12:03 PM

                      I second the Catered Affair - they cater an annual party we have been going to for years and they are awesome too.

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                        cherrytomato RE: ChefJune Dec 14, 2010 09:50 AM

                        Agreed. Excellent reputation and catered Bill Clinton's birthday party. Holly Safford at The Catered Affair.

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                        Elyssa RE: emilief Apr 5, 2007 08:06 AM

                        My favorite caterer isn't necassarily in the Metrowest area but I know they work all over the Boston area. Toby Carlin at Celebrations is the contact and my parents and all their friends use her for all their parties. Excellent food!

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                          Elyssa RE: emilief Apr 5, 2007 08:07 AM

                          Celebrations website: http://www.celebrationsgourmet.com/

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                            emilief RE: Elyssa Apr 5, 2007 08:19 AM

                            Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions. Now I need to get busy and decide!

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                              ilas RE: emilief Apr 11, 2007 07:09 PM

                              I just read your posting, a bit late, but if you haven't found a caterer yet, (and depending on your budget) I very highly recommend LaFete in Natick. Really high end food and top notch service. I've always been impressed.

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                            meathead RE: emilief Apr 12, 2007 08:08 AM

                            Tess at Pava mentioned that they were starting to cater. You want creative you can't beat Susan Regis.

                            1. MeffaBabe RE: emilief Dec 14, 2010 08:02 AM

                              Wildfour Catering- Charlestown... they do a lot of funcitons for Wellesley College.... also Marty's Catering Stoneham.

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