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Jan 12, 2012 01:06 PM

Need recommendations for caterers for a bris

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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  1. 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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    1. 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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      1. re: GK in SO

        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.

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

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

        1. re: wienermobile

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

          1. re: TonyC

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

          2. re: wienermobile

            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...

            1. re: 1foodie1

              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.

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


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            1. re: ellaystingray

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

            2. 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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              1. re: Jwsel

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

                  1. re: SIMIHOUND

                    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.

                    1. re: chuck

                      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.

                    2. re: Jwsel

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

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

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                        1. re: SIMIHOUND

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

                          1. re: adrouault

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