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Thanksgiving Catering Monmouth

jsfein Oct 26, 2007 07:46 PM

I need the help of all you central Jersey Hounds. Thanksgiving is in my house this year and the guest list has swelled to a whopping 35 people. I don't need help with ordering turkeys as we'll be cooking/deep frying several ourselves. I'd like to cater most everything else and I'm drawing a complete blank as to where and even what to order. Although I love Wegmans, I'm not a big fan of their prepared foods. Any and all ideas are appreciated.

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    HillJ RE: jsfein Oct 27, 2007 05:01 AM

    Sickel's Market, Little Silver
    Dearborn Farms, Middletown
    order early

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      Eric in NJ RE: HillJ Oct 27, 2007 05:32 AM

      I was going to say Dearborn too. I was at a party they catered and the food was very good as I recall.

    2. val ann c RE: jsfein Oct 27, 2007 06:57 AM

      I agree that Dearborn and Sickles would be good. You can also try Aleo's in Lincroft. They are taking orders for Thanksgiving.

      1. fershore RE: jsfein Oct 29, 2007 02:27 PM

        While I shop at Sickles and Dearborn, I order an antipasti platter from Giovanni's in Little Silver every year. My guests love it and the leftovers are pleasant if you have house guests through the weekend. I also order my bird (Bell & Evans) from them and have been pleased with sides such as their gravy (purchased as backup). They have lovely stuffed breads. I make the cranbury sauce because it can be done ahead of time. I make my own stuffing because I'm fussy about it. I ask my guests to bring sides.

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          hotfoodhot RE: fershore Oct 29, 2007 06:39 PM

          Mumford's does a great job with Thanksgiving catering. Everything from turkey to all the trimmings.

        2. shorebilly RE: jsfein Oct 30, 2007 11:26 AM

          Joe Leone's in Point Pleasant Beach does very nice catering

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            IPlayWithMud RE: jsfein Nov 5, 2007 01:43 PM

            While it is not in Monmouth, it is right on the border- The Chef's Table in Jameburg. They have an amazing Thanksgiving menu and I know that one of my co-workers is getting all of her sides from there. The dinner package is $25 pp, but I don't know how it would work without the turkey. They had some really awesome sides that I haven't seen anywhere else (country greens, rye stuffing with sausage and mushrooms, etc) They also deliver! We've been to a few parties catered by them in the last few months and it has become my fav place. www.thechefstableofnj.com

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              dolphins97 RE: jsfein Oct 31, 2008 05:53 AM

              try this in Freehold
              Christopher's Kitchen

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                jsfein RE: dolphins97 Oct 31, 2008 07:05 AM

                dolphins - while my post was from last Thanksgiving and I'm not hosting this year, I'm curious as to Christopher's Kitchen as I've not heard of it. Is this a restaurant, caterer, both? Contact info? Why do you recommend?


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                  RGR RE: jsfein Oct 31, 2008 08:25 AM

                  Hey, jsfein,

                  I recalled someone posting that Christopher's Cafe, in Colt's Neck, had been sold. So, when I saw dophins97's post about Christopher's Kitchen, it occurred to me that this might be that same Christopher with a new gig. Via Google, I found this:


                  Out of curiosity, I called, and it is not the same Christopher.

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                    jsfein RE: RGR Oct 31, 2008 10:10 AM

                    Thanks for digging that up, RGR.

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                    dolphins97 RE: jsfein Oct 31, 2008 02:44 PM

                    It's not Christophers Cafe. He is a caterer and meal delivery service. His food is all natural and really good. Had Christopher's Kitchen at a friends house for a dinner party. The food was outstanding.
                    the site is http://www.christopherskitchen.com/ch...

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                      Tapas52 RE: dolphins97 Oct 31, 2008 09:02 PM

                      Have you thought of Boston market.....?


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                        dolphins97 RE: Tapas52 Nov 1, 2008 05:48 AM

                        not so much.

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                          Tapas52 RE: dolphins97 Nov 1, 2008 08:28 AM

                          Its really not bad at all & you'll save a few pennies in the process.

                          good luck

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                  mkinls RE: jsfein Nov 1, 2008 07:21 PM

                  I can not recommend Jacques Catering in Middletown/Hazlet for Thanksgiving. My MIL lost her oven three days before Thanksgiving a few years ago. The good news was that they were still taking orders at that late date. But everything was simply too salty. There was no traditional flavors like sage or celery in the stuffing, just saltiness. I;m sure they were there, just overpowered by salt. I am used to a more subtle and abundant set of flavors.

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                    xny556cip RE: jsfein Nov 3, 2008 05:02 AM


                    I would highly recommend these guys.Go in and sample some of the exceptional daily offerings at the store on 35 South (Middletown / Red Bank ).Bang for buck it's the best food in the area.


                    1. stack_c RE: jsfein Nov 3, 2008 05:41 AM

                      I would Second Mumfords...their sides and salads are amazing

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