Desperately Need help to find KOSHER Middle Eastern/Moroccan/Greek caterer
My fiance and I want to have Middle Eastern food at our wedding -- could be Greek, Morrocan, Turkish...Israeli...anything like that. And it's not easy to find in the DC area. Actually, seems impossible. We're not having a fancy wedding, so if there was someone that did this on the side... although for 120 people... anyway, any ideas or suggestions? I have contacted Dahan but they are so expensive.
I think all the kosher places in the area that would have kosher Middle Eastern food have now been listed below. Here's my comments on them.
Dahan - have used them twice for B'nai Mitzvah parties. Their food is excellent though expensive. I found it cut the cost considerably to have the food delivered to the synagogue, but not use their servers. My synagogue was able to provide servers and mashgiach for considerably less cost. Depending on where your wedding is, this might be something to look into for any of the caterers.
Max's AKA Signature Catering - Have eaten their shwarma and falafel on many occasions & it is very good. I've found the people here are not as nice to work with as those at Dahan.
PitaPlus - Have eaten at the restaurant & it's also good, but haven't been to an event they catered.
KosherMart - I think their food is much worse than all the others mentioned. Wouldn't use them even if they are cheaper.
Good luck with your planning. I'm sure it will work out.
Dahan Caterers does Moroccan. Also, Kosher Mart in Rockville has a catering service which can do middle east. Both of these are Kosher.
Try posting on the Kosher board. You might get better information.
One place you could contact is Temel in Fairfax. It serves Middle Eastern, Greek, Turkish, & Mediterreanean food and has gotten some good local reviews. Am not sure if it's kosher though.
Middle Eastern, Greek, Turkish, Mediterranean
3232 Old Pickett Rd
Fairfax, VA 22031
If the restaurant and food have to be kosher, your best bet would be a restaurant in the DC suburbs. As far as I know, in DC proper only Eli's Cafe (in the JCC) is strictly kosher.