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marissaj Jul 25, 2011 02:33 PM

Can someone please recommend a caterer who can do an inexpensive drop off job? Not looking for a Sammy's/ EJ's type gig- something a little more upscale possibly with set-up included. Looking to spend around $15-20 a person based on 60 people, so that puts me out of the Foremost/ Prestige etc catering.
Basically looking for make your own salad, dip stuff, candy buffet, breads, cheese platters, juices, fancy pastries/cakes, fruit, possibly borekas etc- all cold stuff. Is this unreasonable for a buffet in the range of $20 p.p? If yes, what is an amount that seems more reasonable? If not, can I be recommended someone who is either in NJ or even in Brooklyn who might consider coming to NJ to do this??

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    njkosher RE: marissaj Jul 26, 2011 06:07 AM

    You might want to check Reuben's Glatt spot in West Orange or Jerusalem in Livingston. I have used Reuben's to cater a Shabbat and it was excellent, but it was meat and I don't know how they are on a drop off.
    Not sure if $20 p.p is feasible as it seems a little low for what you are asking, but I am far from an expert.

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      marissaj RE: njkosher Jul 26, 2011 07:12 AM

      Thanks .. Sorry if it wasnt clear- we want dairy only.

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        njkosher RE: marissaj Jul 26, 2011 09:47 AM

        Jersulaem is definitely dairy, and Reubens does dairy also.

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      morris RE: marissaj Jul 27, 2011 05:53 AM

      Try Five Star Caterers in Teaneck.

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