Post # 1
My caterer just informed me that she won’t be able to cater my wedding. My wedding is May 7. Can any of you recommend someone? I am on a budget, but I also want really simple food, most of it cold.
I am looking to have:
3 distinct kinds of gourmet sandwiches with good bread, plus a great coleslaw and a great potato salad. We are going to buy cornbread to be heated in the oven.
Eatzi’s has good coleslaw and potato salad, but terrible catered sandwiches, and no budging on the recipes. Whole food’s has mediocre potato salad and cole slaw and limitations on what sandwiches are availabe. Same for Central Market. i would really like to specify the ingredients and have someone put it together.
Any help would be a lifesaver.
Post # 3
I am buying meat and cheese trays from a local supermarket (that has Boar’s head – YUMMY!). I am buying the gourmet bread from a bakery in town (it’s a chain but they are not everywhere – Beyond Bread). I am putting out mayo, mustard, and cut up tomatotes, onions, pickes, and lettuce. Have you thought about letting people make their own sandwiches?
By The Way, just thought of it, Beyond Bread does catering too. Also, Einsteins does bagel sandwiches or Brueggers if you have those in Dallas?
Post # 4
We are have sort of picnic food, but since our wedding is a little more formal than a picnic would be, I guess I’d like to have the sandwiches put together already.
We’re having formal picnic food, if you can imagine. 🙂 It’s even an evening wedding.
I also worry about lining up 80 people to wait in line while folks put together their sandwiches.
We have a budget of around $1200 for food.
Post # 5
All In Good Taste Catering does some sandwiches- I haven’t had those since we’re having a formal sit down but what I’ve had of their food was great.
Post # 6
Do you have a Panera near you?
Post # 7
Both all in good taste and panera seem to have good food. I’ll check them out. I wonder if I coud find an individual though through the grapevine that would just use some recipes we made up and maybe some direction about where to find ingredients and whip us up some sandwiches. Then maybe we could buy the potato salad and coleslaw from somewhere yummy. The sandwiches are something a lot of people could do who had some experience cooking.
Post # 8
City Kitchen in Ft Worth is amazing! Seriously, their food id to die for and they are pretty reasonably priced. It is who we are using. And they are really good about, if they don’t have it on their menu, they will still make it the way you like!
Sorry about your caterer.
Post # 9
City Kitchen sounds yummy. What if the reception is in dallas though?
Post # 10
Well, so far I’ve gotten very prompt and friendly responses from City Kitchen and All in Good Taste. I have yet to hear about pricing, but I’ll let you know!