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Minne Hound Needs Caterer, Houston TX

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Loren3 Nov 20, 2008 06:57 PM

I did a search of the chowhound Texas board and came up empty. Chowspouse and I need a caterer for a small affair in Houston for next April. Everyone in the family can appreciate good food and wine. We'll provide the wine, but we need someone in the Houston area to provide extremely yummy catering for an affair of about 15 people. Planning on hors-d'oeuvres followed by sit-down dinner. Could be an established caterer, or could be a quirky interesting family-run resto who also caters, or could even be a killer deli/grocer who can put together some fab plates.

No specific cuisine, but the guest of honor has spent much of his life in Europe and Singapore/Indonesia in addition to living in Houston for many years. Loves Asian, French, Mexican.

Thanks in advance.

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    CBob56 Nov 21, 2008 09:01 AM

    I didn't know what Minne meant until I looked up your profile.

    I've never called upon a caterer so I can't give specific a recommendation but many restaurants offer catering in just about any cuisine. It's a very good profit center for them. So one way to proceed would be to pick a cuisine and we could help recommend good restaurants and you could check with them to see if they cater, etc.

    Also our local restaurant review site, b4-u-eat.com, lists almost 300 caterers.

    I don't think there'll be any problem finding some place to do any of those cuisines or many others if you want to try something outside of what the GOH is accustomed to.

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      houstonhound Nov 23, 2008 08:53 AM

      Shade restaurant also caters and does a lovely job. I'd call them first for a real foodie experience.

      The caterer to the stars in Houston is Jackson Hicks. Affair Extrordinaire also is well known and frequently used.

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      Yumwin Nov 23, 2008 11:47 AM

      I have used every caterer in town. Best for large events is City Kitchen. For your dinner, Elizabeth Swift will be perfect!! Enjoy!

      1. danhole Nov 24, 2008 06:06 AM

        I know that Charivari hosts private parties. It is European food, but the chef will work with you and he is a wonderful chef, great food. http://charivarirest.com/index.html

        BTW Yumwin, who is Elizabeth Swift?

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          Cheflambo Nov 24, 2008 07:52 AM

          I was going to suggest Jackson Hicks too -- he's been my go-to guy for over 20 years. Do you have a location picked for this event, or are you looking for a venue as well as food?

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            mariyum Dec 1, 2008 12:19 PM

            Hi, I'm the Chowspouse of the OP. Thanks for your comments, all. And Cheflambo, we're looking to do it at the guest of honor's house, which is in the Gessner-Memorial area.

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