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Foremost vs. Main Event?

tuskin Jul 23, 2009 08:17 PM

I have a Bar Mitzvah coming up and have quotes from both caterers, and although I have heard that Foremost has a reputation for being very pricey, they did not come in much higher than ME. I have never been to an event catered by either, but am restricted by my Temple. I have read the posts on ME vs. Prestige, and would love to hear anyone regarding ME vs. Foremost. Thanks in advance!

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    at9001 RE: tuskin Jul 27, 2009 09:36 AM

    foremost catered my wedding--absolutely fantastic. great service, great food.

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      Maven123 RE: at9001 Jul 27, 2009 08:23 PM

      Foremost was the caterer at my synagogue. Their food is very uneven and overpriced.
      They are best when paying top dollar. Main event is better value for the money.

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      DebKG RE: tuskin Jul 29, 2009 08:18 AM

      I used Main Event for both of my kids' bar mitzvahs, have been on the shul dinner committe and we always use Main Event for that - I think they are fantastic! The food is consistently good, the people wonderful - I always work with the same guy and he's terrific!

      I am being forced to use Foremost for an event that is taking place in a "restricted venue" - a shul with a Foremost contract. Not nearly as pleasant an experience - prices are higher, and they seem to be "nickel and diming" over things - $4 per person for soda????????

      Go with Main Event - call and ask for Steve - He's the best!

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        tuskin RE: DebKG Aug 4, 2009 05:03 AM

        I was not thrilled with the soda charge, but consider yourself lucky, I had a $5 per person soda charge!

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        schlun RE: tuskin Aug 3, 2009 07:40 AM

        We have used Main Event for three family simchas and have been completely satisfied each time. The food has been excellent and they have been easy to work with. I would recommend them strongly.

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          tuskin RE: schlun Aug 4, 2009 05:04 AM

          Thank you all so much for this wonderful feedback, it is all so helpful.

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