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Dec 23, 2012 07:31 AM

Seeking wedding caterer

Dear friends are starting to plan a wedding for late May. They both make their living as artists and performers; which is to say they live well, but cost is always an issue.

Can anybody suggest a caterer? Logan and Gary from the Cellar Door seem like a real possibility. So do the Miho folks. In both cases, we have chefs who are creative, multifaceted, and flexible. As artists, my friends feel most comfortable working with people who put creativity first; who know how to bring beauty and life to simple materials.

Any other suggestions?

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      Waters is absolutely delicious and beautiful... and expensive! We got our first quote for our wedding in 2008 from them, but it was out of our league, unfortunately because it is soooo good!

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      1. My wife and I used Super Cocina. Reasonably priced and excellent food. Juan Pablo will work with them to put together a menu and their repertoire of dishes is extensive. To give you an idea, our main entree was fresh local tuna in a red pipian sauce.

        For dessert we used Eclipse for cupcakes, which was much more reasonable than any of the wedding bakeries (and the cake was better too).

        We got a lot of compliments about the food. :-)

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        1. re: Josh

          Eclipse is an excellent choice for cupcakes. We found their prices pretty reasonable and the cakes were a hit.

        2. Hi, I saw your post and I was wondering if you found any caterers who fit your descriptions -- we have similar requirements. Any recs would be much appreciated.


          1. We ended up doing different parts of our food with different people/places (including some of it cooked by friends!).

            We got all of our appetizers from Cafe 2121 - very reasonably priced, delicious, and well presented. They do full catering service as well, but they actually prefer to just focus on food only. They have a full menu, and everything I've ever had from them - catering or in restaurant or even in their cooking classes - was tasty and attractive.

            Cafe 2121 has two locations now, Adams Avenue and downtown. Would definitely recommend.

            FYI, we hired servers separately from any of our food. It worked out well, though my family was also VERY helpful with set up and strike.