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Oct 12, 2013 09:02 PM

Catering in montreal-Top 3 mid-high range 60 people in home

Although I was planning to have a gathering at a Resto that had a private room seems it will be cheaper to cater at my house for my hubby's grad.

What are the top 3 catering companies in montreal serving delicious food at mid-high range in your own home for 60 people or so?

Thanks again!

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  1. Catering is not cheaper than restaurants(I have been catering for years). I would think that it would be impossible to have a fully catered dinner for 35$ a head if you plan on renting out plates/flatware/glasses and having serving staff. Your best bet would be to order a boeuf bourguignon (or something like that) from simply wonderful, make a huge pot of rice, salad, baguette and lots of nice cheeses. Order cakes from patisserie rhubarbe. Rent all the dishes so you don't have to wash them and buy lots of wine. You could also do a cocktail party, lots of wine and hors d'oeuvres and at the end of the night serve up delicious hot smoked meat sandwiches( montreal smoked meat on centre street)TA makes delicious pies in individual servings and mini ones. Remember everyone is there to celebrate your husbands grad, don't go broke. Trust me when I tell you that people would prefer something casual, lots of TA pies, beer/wine, salad/veg-dip and cake than a poorly executed dinner. No shame in buying frozen hors d'oeuvres from club price.
    Here are a couple of catering recs: Java U catering(very high end), simply wonderful(average), Avec plaisir(mid price).
    Good luck and have fun with it!

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    1. re: Gloriaa

      Great reply. I would add that you can rent plates and glasses (and absolutely anything else you would need for a party that isn't the actual food) from Celebrations Group.

      1. re: kpaxonite

        Thanks kpaxonite
        I will most prob need that stuff!

      2. re: Gloriaa

        Thank you Gloriaa
        Advice is great...will look into possibly 2 big mains and a bunch of hors d'oeuvres
        Java u caters? And it's high end...

        1. re: CookingQueen

          Yes. Ron started Java U but left early on to start his catering company so really no affiliation to the coffee shop. His food and service is great and could probably drop some food off, it would be worthwhile to talk to him.

          1. re: Gloriaa

            Java U are great as caterers - their staff are wonderful, the food is always good. Prices are high, though, but I'm sure they can work with you to come up with something in your price range. But it may still be cheaper to go with a restaurant.

            1. re: Gloriaa

              Great! I will call him up to see what he offers
              Thank u!

        2. Tuck Shop does catering and I've heard very good things.

          See the website.

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          1. re: berbatov

            I have had them cater an office party - it was excellent, although I don't think it's going to be anywhere near the OP's budget.