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1foodie1 Jan 12, 2012 01:06 PM

Does anyone know of an inexpensive caterer to help with food for a bris? Either brunch or lunch food for 100 or so. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Obessed RE: 1foodie1 Jan 12, 2012 01:58 PM

    Not sure what you mean by "inexpensive" as that is really subjective, but check out Tender Greens. They catered my baby shower and it was around $15 pp (I think). The food was great and staff wonderful - they were very flexible on multiple diet restrictions.

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      1foodie1 RE: Obessed Jan 12, 2012 02:08 PM

      thank you, i will!

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      GK in SO RE: 1foodie1 Jan 12, 2012 02:43 PM

      I'm sure someone will have a tip for you. :-)

      Sorry, couldn't resist.

      Seriously, though, try Brent's Deli in Northridge. I know they cater, but not sure how inexpensive they may be.

      Oy vey and good luck!

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        wienermobile RE: GK in SO Jan 12, 2012 02:54 PM

        Brent's Deli meat trays (Corned Beef • Pastrami • Salami Roast Beef
        Tongue • Ham Pepper Beef • Fresh Roasted Turkey) start at $12.95 per person. Fish Plates (Lox (Hand Sliced) • Whitefish (Filet) Cod Fish (Filet) • Baked Salmon) $17.95 per person. 10 person minimum on all platters. They will deliver city wide. Good stuff.
        http://www.brentsdeli.com/meat.html

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

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

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          TonyC RE: wienermobile Jan 12, 2012 03:11 PM

          Would Chinese take-out also be appropriate for a bris? It'd easily drop that $15/pp price down to like.. $5.

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            1foodie1 RE: TonyC Jan 12, 2012 03:28 PM

            thank you - i think we're trying to keep it more traditional. but i love chinese... :)

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            1foodie1 RE: wienermobile Jan 12, 2012 03:28 PM

            thank you. i'm trying to figure out how i can do a brents type (or a little more upscale) thing without the platters being plastic, etc. so more of a catered look and feel (maybe some hot food too). i'm thinking i have to go straight to a caterer to get that and some waitstaff...

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              yummyinmytummy RE: 1foodie1 Jan 13, 2012 09:29 PM

              You can always take your platters to Brents,or who ever you choose to use. On the West side, Lables Tables does great platters fish or meat. They are usually much less than the bigger delis in town (Nate N Als, Factors etc).

              Cuvee on Robertson does WONDERFUL platters, they have catered for my many times. Even brought in a chef once to make the mini kobe sliders which were AMAZING. The owner was a chef at the Four Seasons, His name is Dodi. HIs wife runs the catering side, her name escapes me.

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            1foodie1 RE: GK in SO Jan 12, 2012 02:54 PM

            very cute. :)
            thanks!

          4. ellaystingray RE: 1foodie1 Jan 12, 2012 09:19 PM

            Check this out and see what you think. No idea the price points.

            http://conferences.ajula.edu/

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              1foodie1 RE: ellaystingray Jan 13, 2012 04:39 PM

              thanks - we are doing the event at home. :)

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              Jwsel RE: 1foodie1 Jan 13, 2012 01:59 AM

              You may want to post on the Kosher board for catering recs. Granted, you may not need Kosher caterers, but that may give you a lead to something more traditional.

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                SIMIHOUND RE: Jwsel Jan 13, 2012 08:41 AM

                Starlite Catering does beautiful events and are kosher. Even though they don't show a menu
                for a bris online I would call them.
                http://www.starlitecaterers.com/

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                  1foodie1 RE: SIMIHOUND Jan 13, 2012 04:39 PM

                  Thank you - will check them out.

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                    chuck RE: SIMIHOUND Jan 13, 2012 11:49 PM

                    Starlite did my wedding and my kids' bnai mitzvot and I have been to many affairs that they have catered and always have had great food. They are not cheap though.

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                      SIMIHOUND RE: chuck Jan 14, 2012 08:18 PM

                      To make a long story short they did my wedding and the owner seemed like a hard nose when we were dealing with him. When we went to make finalize everything he mellowed out and also tossed in a BEAUTIFUL three tier wedding cake for free that his baker made. The food was fantastic besides.

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                        1foodie1 RE: chuck Jan 16, 2012 08:06 PM

                        thank you!

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                      1foodie1 RE: Jwsel Jan 13, 2012 04:38 PM

                      Good idea, thanks! Didn't realize there was a Kosher board.

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                      susiequeue RE: 1foodie1 Jan 13, 2012 04:48 PM

                      If you want to go upsale, perhaps you can get afi e steak house to cater it -- like... CUT..

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                        SIMIHOUND RE: susiequeue Jan 14, 2012 08:20 PM

                        Will they serve BRISkit maybe?

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                          adrouault RE: SIMIHOUND Jan 14, 2012 08:54 PM

                          My, how cutting edge.
                          And that's putting it mohel-dly.

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                            maudies5 RE: adrouault Jan 14, 2012 08:57 PM

                            Huckleberry puts together gorgeous platters. These are not your usual Deli platters.
                            Contact their catering team.
                            www.huckleberrycafe.com
                            Mazel Tov!

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                        adrouault RE: 1foodie1 Jan 14, 2012 09:05 PM

                        I've had positive experiences with this catering company.
                        The food was great.
                        http://pardesgourmet.com/home.html
                        Pardes Gourmet
                        (310) 625-2488

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                          adrouault RE: adrouault Jan 15, 2012 03:06 PM

                          and Mazal Tov!

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                            1foodie1 RE: adrouault Jan 16, 2012 08:07 PM

                            Thank you!!! :)

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                            1foodie1 RE: adrouault Jan 16, 2012 08:06 PM

                            thanks - i will look at them.

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                              Miri1 RE: 1foodie1 Jan 17, 2012 03:40 PM

                              Judy's on La Brea in Los Angeles, near Beverly. They are a kosher caterer and they do a great job. Very professional and good food, to!

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