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Dear Fellow Chowhounds,

I'm looking for good Persian catering for a 150 person Wedding. It would be a benefit if their services are reasonably priced and located close to Walnut Creek (max an hour's or so drive away). We would love any of your input and recommendations before we make a huge commitment for our and 150 other stomachs!

Many Thanks,

Tom

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  1. I haven't known what reasonably priced meant since the grad student with the $50000 budget but the prices quoted here are a bit high for me.
    http://maykadehcaters.com/

    1. Call La Med on Fillmore; I'm pretty sure the owner is Persian (he's definitely not Meditteranean) and I'd bet he'd have a fabulous recommendation for you. He is full of incredible information about catering and Bay Area ethnic cuisines. The owner of Dosa may also know; another wonderful contact.

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      1. re: MeredithR

        The owners are Armenian (I don't know from where; perhaps Lebanon).

      2. Ask the folks at Shalizaar in Belmont (San Carlos?). Most of the foods I like there (the rice and kebabs) would hold up fine, and the website says they do catering. The space is always beautiful decked out.

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        Shalizaar
        300 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002

        1. You might ask the lady at Zand's in Albany on Solano. She's definitely Persian and very charming and accommodating. She has a market/small bistro/catering service. She makes fesenjoon and kebaps and beef cutlets and lots of other Persian dishes including pastry. http://www.zandpastry.com/

          1. Hi Tom
            I'm curious to know what you've learned and/or what you've chosen, as I am also planning to serve persian food at my wedding next spring (though we're planning to have a mix of persian food and seasonal/california type stuff).

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            1. re: tripleee

              Is Sacramento too far? I was at a Persian wedding up there a few months ago and the food was really great.

            2. Chelokababi in Sunnyvale does some catering. Used to be our go to place for Persian 10+ years ago; seems that they are still going strong. Might be a bit far for you.

              http://www.chelokababi.com/

              Looks fairly inexpensive.

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              Chelokababi
              1236 S Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94086