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Reasonably-priced, delicious yet informal catering in Monterey

BigWoodenSpoon Mar 4, 2012 10:10 PM

Hello Hounds!
My sister-in-law and her fiance are getting married on 8/3 and are looking for good, inexpensive local options for their reception at a church recreation hall. He's Japanese/Hawaiian & German, so perhaps Hawaiian BBQ or other Asian/German choices along with some American comfort food for her and our large Mormon contingent? Last I heard they're planning on inviting between 150-250 people and would like to keep things under $10/person if at all possible.
Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Gail Mar 5, 2012 08:34 AM

    Is she planning a reception dinner? If so, I think you are dreaming at $10.pp. If I were her, I'd contact the church to see who they have used successfully in the past and go from there.
    Sorry, I know that's not much help.

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    1. re: Gail
      BigWoodenSpoon Mar 5, 2012 10:51 AM

      No, the ceremony's at 2:00 pm, so the "reception" is more like a late afternoon party.
      Yes, if we were doing "regular" catering, $10/pp IS a pipe dream, but I'm looking for tasty local restaurants/chefs/cooks that do informal catering (big aluminum trays of hot food) on the side.
      Nothing fancy, just tasty and filling because we're a big family on many levels ; )

      1. re: BigWoodenSpoon
        toodie jane Mar 8, 2012 09:46 AM

        try contacting delis or cafes for something like this--and perhaps the church itself offers something like this 'family-style' catering on premises. Catering companies are pretty busy with full service catering, but you could call some to see.

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