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Affordable catering for birthday party

Lotus7 Apr 27, 2014 07:25 PM

We're hosting a birthday party for my young daughter in June (Inflatable water slide, baby pool etc) and I'm looking for some affordable, yummy food for our crowd that will include about 20 kids and their parents. i'll have a lot of family in town and won't have a ton of time to prepare food myself so I'm seeking ideas for catering--open to all types of food as long as it includes a few vegetarian options for those who don't eat meat. Any ideas? Food trucks seem too pricey. Thank you!

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  1. rudeboy RE: Lotus7 Apr 28, 2014 03:29 PM

    Maybe try a culinary student? They have a lot of energy and want to build a resume.

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      Lotus7 RE: rudeboy Apr 29, 2014 02:27 PM

      Appreciate the suggestion. I don't have any connections to local culinary students. Was hoping for something a bit more straightforward in terms of a place that has menu options, possibly could deliver etc. Any one? Has anyone tried Central Market Catering? Whole Foods seems to be more pricey... Thanks

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        slowcoooked RE: Lotus7 Apr 30, 2014 05:46 AM

        curious as to the price per person target?

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      Optimista RE: Lotus7 Apr 30, 2014 07:09 AM

      Rudy's caters and it's pretty dang affordable for catering. Their veggie options are probably pretty limited, though.

      Last time I threw a party, I ordered some trays from FoodHeads. They were awesome and pretty reasonably-priced, and there were quite a few veggie-friendly options, as I recall.

      Also, Toot Sweet does catering. I've ordered box lunches from them before, and they were excellent.

      1. girloftheworld RE: Lotus7 May 1, 2014 12:25 PM

        I cater small parties...

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          rudeboy RE: girloftheworld May 1, 2014 01:17 PM

          Based on your posts over the years, I would definitely ask you!

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