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paularenee Jan 13, 2008 01:54 PM

I am hosting a dinner party at my home for 30 people. Any suggestions for a caterer? I'm looking to do an elegant dinner buffet + bar. I don't know where to start looking - the bridal and event magazines are overwhelming me!

  1. amykragan Jan 13, 2008 03:21 PM

    Not sure what you have in mind, but if you want sushi and/or Thai food, Nat @ Chon Som does a great job catering.

    1. Homero Jan 14, 2008 11:09 AM

      Word of Mouth Catering has always done an excellent job at the events I have been to. Their food is good, as is their service. I am not sure what your budget is though. Catering can easily become an expensive affair, especially with alcohol involved.

      http://www.wordofmouthcatering.com/

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        chubbybunny May 14, 2010 02:19 PM

        I couldn't let this comment stand. Word of Mouth catered my cousin's wedding (I was the maid of honor) and they did a disastrous job. The wedding was small -- ~110 people, but the food came out cold. Imagine cold, overcooked steak. This one oversight would have been forgiveable, of course, except when we got the final bill, we were charged for food and tables that were never used (they charged us for 15 tables, but we only used 11, and the contract stipulated 12 tables). We were also charged for an appetizer that never came out of the kitchen.

        When we tried to talk to the account rep, she was rude and immature. We highly, highly do not recommend Word of Mouth.

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        potluck Jan 15, 2008 09:20 AM

        I believe DaiDue will do dinners up to about that size. Jesse Griffiths, the chef owner, uses all local/seasonal sources for his meals. I have been to some of the supper clubs and the food is excellent and unique. It would be a great way to showcase whatever is in season locally.

        http://www.daidueaustin.com/supperclu...

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          yorkshirepud Jan 15, 2008 12:17 PM

          I haven't been to any of their catered dinners in quite some time, but in the past, I know these folks have done a great job. Worth checking into...
          www.gourmetgalsandguys.com

          1. looper Jan 15, 2008 05:30 PM

            Try Crescendo Catering, they specialize in those types of events.

            www.crescendocatering.com

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            Crescendo Catering
            Austin, TX, Austin, TX

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              salsera Jan 16, 2008 07:36 AM

              Try Blue Trout Catering... Frauke Baylor is the head chef, and she's amazing! Fresh, healthy, anything from ethnic to comfort to nouvelle Continental... and very, very reasonably priced. She's doing my wedding reception in April and I've already had her food at two other events. I was very impressed.

              1. looper Mar 29, 2008 07:39 AM

                For fine dining options try Crescendo Catering. Their chefs are from Uchi and Wink.

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                Crescendo Catering
                Austin, TX, Austin, TX

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                  chascates May 14, 2010 03:33 PM

                  You can also try 2Dine4. http://www.2dine4.com/index2.php
                  They do a lot of events and have good food.

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                    chauvina May 18, 2010 08:40 AM

                    Kurant Events kicks butt!! Beautiful and super tasty. Cool people to work with.
                    http://kurantevents.com/

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