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Dec 11, 2009 07:13 PM

Help and urgent! Need a good inexpensive caterer for family going through a death in the family

Hello my American friends, though I have often been to L.A. I have never looked for caterers, our family are stuck here in Montreal while the other half of our family will be losing a son this week to cancer, the only way we can think of being really helpful is to find a caterer to bring in food for all the visitors they will be recieving in the next days which will be close to a hundred.

I am turning to you guys to help me find a caterer in the Downey area or that serves that area that can help us in our project.

I need something that is not so expensive and basic, sandwiches, salads and desserts and so forth.

Thank you in advance!

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  1. Maybe look on Yelp in Downey CA. I am sorry for your loss, never easy but this time of year makes it harder.

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    1. re: Burger Boy

      I am wondering if the local Vons/Ralphs/Gelsons-sorry not familiar with what the best grocery stores are in Downey would be the way to go? Prepared sandwiches, cookie platters, salads can be ordered online or via phone and delivered. I think Costco can also do the same thing-although not sure about delivery.

      Just a thought: We had a death in the family last year and discovered that most visitors will actually bring food and we had more than we could possibly eat. At least that was our experience.

      I too am terribly sorry.

      1. re: Densible

        Ralphs, Albertsons, and Vons are in the area. No Gelsons. There are at least a few Costcos in the area, also.
        I'm sure there are also local restaurants that would be more than willing to help. Try Pieloon for traditional homestyle American fare. Food's tasty and a large assortment of pies are made daily.
        So sorry for your loss.

        10822 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90241

        1. re: Densible

          You are right about bringing food. I am Armenian & Italian, When my dad passed away there was food for 2 weeks or more......LOL Remember to celebrate the great memories and times, although short that is what we have always done, so many great memories! God Speed!

      2. My condolences in this tough time. How kind and caring of you to do your best to help and nurture from a distance.

        Agree that Costco or market may work.

        Les Deux Creations also does some nice work and is able to work within budgets. Good sandwiches, salads, sides, platters... if that's what you want.

        I've also heard good things about Monrose catering.

        1. I wanted to take this time to thank all of you guys for your help. A caterer was found and due to the great size of this family, they had food for all the visitors when this man, a great son, brother, uncle and friend passed away at a young age after losing the battle to cancer.

          Again thank you and happy holidays!

          1. I wish I could help, but sadly I cannot.

            Please accept my sincere condolences...