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Catering in East Bay

HungryDonkey Apr 2, 2014 05:06 AM

Good morning. I am visiting in about a month and would like some help in finding a reasonable catering service for my mom's 85th birthday. I'm open to any kind of food. It can even be a restaurant that delivers. I don't need bartenders or servers, just food and set up. The party location is El Cerrito. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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    ernie in berkeley RE: HungryDonkey Apr 2, 2014 10:25 AM

    If Mid-eastern food is ok, Zaki's on San Pablo in Albany has a good selection and good quality.

    I think Saul's deli might work as well.

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      dunstable RE: HungryDonkey Apr 2, 2014 10:50 AM

      As a matter of fact, I worked in El Cerrito until very recently, and for our office functions, we always used Anns-Catering. I think someone on this board recommended it to me first, actually. But we used them all the time and it was great. Everyone always loved it. Mostly cold food, though.


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        sydthekyd RE: HungryDonkey Apr 2, 2014 11:35 AM

        California Rose, 510-644-4473.

        1. escargot3 RE: HungryDonkey Apr 2, 2014 05:13 PM

          do you want someone who will do all the set up and clean up? or just some that will prep the food.

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            HungryDonkey RE: escargot3 Apr 3, 2014 11:46 AM

            I can set up and clean up. I just need the food.

            Zaki's mentioned above could work but do they deliver? Although I suppose it's pretty close...

            Edited in: Is Zaki closed??

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              Robert Lauriston RE: HungryDonkey Apr 3, 2014 12:24 PM

              Closing at that location May 31:


              Zand is really good:


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