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Help! I Need An Amazing Kosher and Kosher Style Caterer in Los Angles

lisafaye Sep 20, 2011 07:17 AM

I am from New Your and I having a big wedding in Encino at my soon to be in-laws house. I need an amazing caterer in Los Angeles that can do Kosher and Kosher style food. I love food and it is going to be a really important part of my reception experience. Please let me know if you have any recommendations.

Thank You!

  1. wienermobile Sep 20, 2011 07:23 AM

    Try the Brent's Deli in Northridge for great Kosher style catering. Brent's is one of the best delis in LA.

    Brent's Deli
    19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324

    Brent's Deli
    2799 Townsgate Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361

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    1. re: wienermobile
      mitchbart Sep 20, 2011 08:59 AM

      Of course Brent's is "Kosher Style" . If the home that the event is in is Kosher you will probably need to find a Kosher Caterer. I don't know of any but there should be lots in the Encino area or at worst case in the Pico-Robinson area of Mid City. Of course, the food will probably be better from Brent's.

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      happybaker Sep 20, 2011 09:32 AM

      There is also a kosher taco truck in LA - that does weddings.

      I've never had their food, but the reviews are good and it would be a fun thing to offer, I think! Very LA : )


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      1. re: happybaker
        trojans Sep 20, 2011 11:31 AM

        We have used this company http://www.royalcatering.com for just about every type of event. They catered my wedding at the biltmore hotel, they have catered at my families houses for birthdays, bris, shiva the whole gamut. They are good people and can work with different budgets. Give them a call.

        1. re: trojans
          SIMIHOUND Sep 20, 2011 07:46 PM

          Royal Catering mentions creating menus for kosher food but not any certification which is unusual. This may or may not be problematic Try this on the Kosher board.

          1. re: SIMIHOUND
            maudies5 Sep 20, 2011 08:16 PM

            I suggest calling the the Luxe Hotel in Brentwood. They do Kosher events and have a completely Kosher kitchen. Their Kosher events/food are quite good.

            1. re: SIMIHOUND
              trojans Sep 20, 2011 09:25 PM

              They are kosher and have certificates and the attending rabbinate inspections. They are well known in the Persian Jewish community and are one of the big caterers. They might not advertise it as to appeal to a wider audience.

              They are also the main caterer for Nessah synagogue, an orthodox temple, in the valley. Trust me on the kosher part my family would not use them otherwise for catering.

              1. re: trojans
                SIMIHOUND Sep 21, 2011 11:48 AM

                I was just surprised because kosher caterers and restaurants always show the certification boldly on websites and in menus. Someone who is not in the loop would never know that they are kosher.

                1. re: SIMIHOUND
                  trojans Sep 21, 2011 01:34 PM


                  It says on the above page that they specialize in Glatt kosher and kosher style catering. In the Persian Jewish community they are very well known and widely used. They might not stress the kosher angle to appeal to a wider market?

                  1. re: trojans
                    The Chowhound Team Sep 21, 2011 01:54 PM

                    Folks, this is where we step in to ask any interested parties to contact the caterer directly to ask if their rabbinical supervision meets your needs. Thanks.

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          chuck Sep 22, 2011 06:45 PM

          The Caterer at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino also does outside catering. I have been to dozens of events that they have catered including my wedding and have always been impressed. They have kosher cerifications that my wife's orthodox relatives respect.

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          1. re: chuck
            SIMIHOUND Sep 22, 2011 08:12 PM

            They are glatt kosher which is considered to be the highest standard. They did my wedding which was a lunch event and it was amazing from start to finish. They also make a variety of beautiful tasty wedding cakes in house as well.

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            Geo7 Sep 23, 2011 09:22 AM

            Check out Pat's - Fine dining and kosher catering

            9233 W. Pico Blvd.
            Los Angeles, CA 90035

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            1. re: Geo7
              Miri1 Sep 23, 2011 12:08 PM

              I've been to events catered by many different kosher caterers in Los Angeles. Pats (see Geo7's post above) is great, but another option is Judy's on La Brea ave. They are a little less pricey and their food is delicious. I've used them for several events and was very satisfied. I'm sorry I don't have their number offhand but I'm sure you can find it online. Judy's restaurant and catering on La Brea Ave.

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              GaleAA Sep 23, 2011 03:44 PM

              We used Shiloh's on Pico for my Dad's 50th birthday and it was great. You can download their catering menu here: www.shilosrestaurant.com/catering.pdf

              Congratulations on your soon to be wedding!

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                coffeebrownies Sep 24, 2011 04:34 PM

                If you are looking for kosher style--any caterer can handle basic no-meat menus--just tell them what kosher-style means to your in-laws. This will give you themost flexibility to get amazing food. (I recall having quite an argument with my mom who wanted to serve ham and brie sandwiches at my dad's memorial--clearly a very broad understanding of kosher-style). For kosher, why don't you wait until after the holidays and call the offices of a few synagogues in the valley. They will give you their lists and then you can come back with a post to pick up some yea or nays on the list.

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