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zeva Feb 3, 2010 02:15 PM

I'm having a party and need some ideas for catering since I refuse to cook. I'm having about 13 adults and 7 kids (under 16). I usually order the cold cut platters from Pickle Barrel. They come with salads breads and rolls and garnish plus all the hardware. I'm getting a bit bored with that so I need new ideas. I'm looking to spend about $8-$9 pp and it's an afternoon affair. I don't need fancy. Just good and something simple that everyone will like.

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    chef guru RE: zeva Feb 3, 2010 02:23 PM

    Being in the industry for 30 + years I dont think you will get ANY caterer for that price,However those fly by nights that operate out of there homes might do the trick

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      zeva RE: zeva Feb 3, 2010 02:30 PM

      The price I'm quoting is what Pickle Barrel charges. I was hoping to find something in a price range that's comparable.

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        breezey RE: zeva Feb 3, 2010 03:49 PM

        Think you need to be more specific as to what you are looking for, dinner? sandwiches? dairy? meat?

        Plus I agree with Chef Guru, you will not find a caterer for $9 pp. unless maybe you switch from deli platters to dairy platters (e.g. bagels, egg, tuna). Or if you want to switch the restaurant and still do deli, there is a lot better than Pickle Barrel (e.g., Centre St Deli, Katz's)

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          zeva RE: breezey Feb 6, 2010 02:16 PM

          I'll check out Centre St Deli and Katz. I didn't know they catered. I'm looking for something similar. Meat, dairy and the like. I like PB's prices and that's what keeps me comming back but I need a change.

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