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May 3, 2007 06:55 PM

Caterer in Sunnyvale for a BBQ (cheap)

I posted previously looking for a kabob caterer, but my co-worker thinks that's too "ethnic" - boo.

Anyway, my company is being cheap and we are looking for a caterer, or semi-qualified caterer, to come to a park in Sunnyvale and provide & cook burgers and the like. Does anyone know of anyone that does this??? I am just a step from hiring a day laborer for this since our budget is tight - $500 for 35-40 people. I suggested AG Ferrari's lunch boxes, but those seem to have been nixed for a bbq.


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  1. The price you want to pay it will be hard to find a Caterer to do this job. But if you want to call the Job Crop in San Jose where they have a cooking school that can do caterering jobs sometime you may be able to slove your problem. Sorry I do not a phone number at hand but I am sure they will be in the phone book. I did a job fair there once many years ago and they cartered a wonderful lunch for the folks who manned the booths.

    I am petty sure they can do hamburgers and sides for that price.

    Otherwise you can call In and Out which has a Hamburger truck. I was at business where they had a In and Out truck, but I do not know the price they charged. They served over two hundread so they may have a high number of people then you firm has.

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    1. re: yimster

      Thanks. I will check th Job Crop out.

      In N Out sounded cool, but it was either too expensive or required food for a minimum of 100 people when Iooked into it. I'd flip bugers myself, but I just broke my arm

      1. re: Mari

        I think I was at an event where the SJ Job Corps students catered or helped cater the food, but it was years ago and I can't really remember if it was the SJ Job Corps or other similar organization. I found the contact info for you:

        San Jose Job Corps Center
        3485 East Hills Drive, San Jose, CA 95127-2970
        Phone (408) 254-5627

        Webpage describing their culinary class:

    2. You might want to consider Armadillo Willy's catering. It's not that expensive (between $10-$16 per person) and they deliver. http://www.armadillowillys.com/cateri...
      I have had it before, pretty good for picnic food.

      1. I had a terrific BBQ party in San Jose a couple of summers ago that was catered by Absolute Barbeque from Redwood City. I just took a quick look at their current menu, and their packages range from $12 (burgers) to $16 (tri tip) per person, with kids meals at just $6.50, plus service charge and tax. We had tons of food leftover and I really cannot recommend the company strongly enough. A few weeks before this party, we attended one catered by Armadillo Willies, and it was not nearly as good. http://www.absolutebarbeque.com/menus...

        In the same price range is Asqew Grill, which specializes in skewers, but I have not been to one of their parties so I cannot comment about the quality.