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Caterer - for Holiday Party

Obessed Aug 24, 2013 03:45 PM

Planning extra early! Looking for full-service caterer for a private party for around 70 at a personal residence. Heavy apps type menu. Any recos? Already getting estimates from Tender Greens and Joan's. Will probably look into Auntie Em's too. TIA!

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    LisaN Aug 24, 2013 04:06 PM

    Christian Navarro of Hellafraiche http://hellafraiche.com/

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      rezpeni Aug 24, 2013 04:22 PM

      Check out Taste of Pace, especially the reviews for event catering on their Yelp page http://www.yelp.com/biz/taste-of-pace-los-angeles?sort_by=date_desc

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        Obessed Aug 24, 2013 09:40 PM

        Is this related to the restaurant Pace on Laurel Canyon?

        EDIT: Just checked the site, and see it's not related :)

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        Dirtywextraolives Aug 24, 2013 08:11 PM

        Are you looking for a caterer out of a restaurant or any one that is really good? And what side of town are you on?

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          Obessed Aug 24, 2013 09:39 PM

          Thanks for all the replies so far.

          Any one that is really good, doesn't need to be a restaurant. IN the West Side.

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          whatsfordinner Aug 25, 2013 12:39 PM

          Barbrix caters and the food is delicious.

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            Obessed Sep 16, 2013 03:14 PM

            Thank you for this suggestion. I did not relaize they are the same as Cooks County. We may use them :)

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              whatsfordinner Sep 17, 2013 12:24 PM

              Same owners, different chefs and very different menus.

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            Dirtywextraolives Sep 6, 2013 02:57 PM

            Sorry this took me so long to get, I don't see her often when we're not in school. She'd be happy to work with you and is a very lovely lady. Good luck!

            DjN12F@gmail.com is her email address.

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              Obessed Sep 6, 2013 05:39 PM

              Thanks! What is her name and does she have a company name?

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                Dirtywextraolives Sep 6, 2013 06:32 PM

                You're very welcome! Her name is Chris. I can't remember what she called her company previously, now she just goes by her full name.

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                  Obessed Sep 16, 2013 03:14 PM

                  I emailed Chris but have not heard back.

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                    Dirtywextraolives Sep 17, 2013 09:20 PM

                    I will nudge her.

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              maudies5 Sep 16, 2013 03:51 PM


              I would call Elizabeth. I loved her food at Bite Bakery. Website looks good and she was very nice

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                Obessed Oct 9, 2013 02:22 PM

                Thanks so much everyone for the awesome suggestions. I reached out to every caterer/restaurant suggested and it boiled down to cost for how much we got (we had a fairly limited budget). And the the winner = Bite Catering. They have been really awesome to work with, flexible with the menu and offered suggestions on how to cut costs (like use our own platters, versus having them supply them). Thanks again! I'll for sure report back after the party.

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                  maudies5 Oct 9, 2013 04:35 PM

                  Hooray! Glad I could be of help.

                2. FoodWacky Oct 9, 2013 04:16 PM

                  Try The Market Grill in Monrovia....fabulous!

                  1. Savour Oct 9, 2013 04:23 PM

                    Try the Kitchen for Exploring Foods in Pasadena. They're total pros and the food is great.

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                      Obessed Dec 12, 2013 11:12 AM

                      I just wanted to report back on our caterer. Thank you again for all the suggestions!!

                      We used Bite Catering and they were really wonderful! They worked within our budget and provided delicious food and awesome staff. Highly recommend them and would definitely use in the future.

                      Here are some food pics:

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