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eap2002 Dec 11, 2013 07:19 PM

My in-laws have realized at THIS LATE DATE that they are not equipped to cook Christmas Day dinner for 18 and could use some catering assistance. The house is in Brookline and the needs are fairly basic, not fancy. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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    lc02139 Dec 12, 2013 05:14 AM

    A similar topic came up about thanksgiving came last month search this board for that, here is one about where to get pre cooked turkeys for thanksgiving. It will be tough to get a custom cater at this late date, I would suggest you buy a main course (turkey/ham) and cook sides to make it festive.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9227...

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      CportJ Dec 12, 2013 03:43 PM

      We had a good experience with kitchensurfing.com. They have a pretty big roster of chefs, and many of them are flexible in terms of cost. You could also consider picking some platters up from a restaurant that also does catering.

      1. opinionatedchef Dec 12, 2013 06:14 PM

        Boston Bartenders and some other staffing co's can provide facilitators, servers and sometimes chefs too. Worth a call.

        For the holiday food itself, Formaggio does full meals for take out and maybe Lineage would do food as well....

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          teezeetoo Dec 12, 2013 10:27 PM

          Try the fireplace in Brookline they did full takeout for thanksgiving

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