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Caterer or Private Chef recommendation for Sweet 16 party for 20-25 guests in SFV

nitro4433 Oct 18, 2011 01:51 PM

Hosting a sweet 16 party for my daughter in November. A bit too big to cook myself, but maybe too small for a normal sized catering company. Anyone have recommendations for a company or private chef that specializes in smaller groups? Not looking to break the bank; so not looking for high end chefs. would love any help!!


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    lileor Oct 22, 2011 02:19 AM

    I used Hummingbird Catering for a small work event recently (60ish people). They specialize in apps/ hors d'oeuvres for smaller parties. My favorites were the smoked salmon sushi balls and mushroom puff pastries.


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      ebethsdad Oct 18, 2011 08:47 PM

      Judy Goldstein. 818-422-5746. She is high end, but will meet your budget. Lovely lady, great cook. Enjoy.

      1. westsidegal Oct 18, 2011 08:32 PM

        if you lived in my area, i'd tell you to get a couple of trays of italian food from C&O cuchina and reheat them at home.
        my guess is that LA Lasagna co. is probably the closest equivalent in your neck of the woods.

        1. Servorg Oct 18, 2011 02:07 PM

          What is your per person budget (how much on the low end if you hit your ideal $ and how much on the upper end $$$$ that you can still live with)?

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            nitro4433 Oct 18, 2011 02:23 PM

            Looking for buffet style or heavy apps; somewhere in the $15 - $25 per person range; not set in stone though...

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              Servorg Oct 18, 2011 02:33 PM

              My sister and her husband have had us over and used delivery from LA Lasagna Company in Northridge a few times and I thought that all of their food was very good.

              LA Lasagna Company
              8501 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324

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