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

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    1. re: HillJ

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

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

      1. 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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        1. re: fershore

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

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

          1. 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

            1. try this in Freehold
              Christopher's Kitchen

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              1. re: dolphins97

                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?

                Thanks

                1. re: jsfein

                  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:

                  http://www.gatheringguide.com/event_d...

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

                  1. re: RGR

                    Thanks for digging that up, RGR.

                  2. re: jsfein

                    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...

                    1. re: dolphins97

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

                      http://www.bostonmarket.com/catering

                      1. re: Tapas52

                        not so much.

                        1. re: dolphins97

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

                          good luck

                2. 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.

                  1. Djeet?

                    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.

                    http://www.djeetcatering.com/catering...

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