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Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

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FirstMate
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Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

Long story short, I just got roped into hosting something for DH's family. I want to put in zero effort so I am not cooking anything. I also don't want to do just pizza but I definitely don't want to spend a lot of money either. Any ideas for reasonable catering?

Posted 5/6/22 2:08 PM
 
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NervousNell
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Re: Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

Probably like some kind of Italian food- trays of pasta can be a cheaper option like a baked ziti and then you can do salad and bread

Posted 5/6/22 2:16 PM
 

LuckyStar
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Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

I’ve catered from Greek Street in massapequa a few times and it was super reasonable. Also some Mexican restaurants will cater taco bars which are easy and usually crowd pleasers.

Posted 5/6/22 2:22 PM
 

windyweather21
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Re: Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

Maybe like Costco or BJ's. Hero and Salads.

Posted 5/6/22 2:28 PM
 

lululu
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Re: Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

As Nell suggested I would just do trays of pasta, salad and pizza from a local italian place. If you have to do one meat maybe a tray of sausage and peppers.

Posted 5/6/22 3:15 PM
 

KarenK122
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Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

Tacos!

Posted 5/6/22 4:04 PM
 

lima19
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Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

I would never get tired of pizza. Simple, yummy fast clean up. Different toppings, garlic knots and a salad. But if you want,I'd add on tray of meatballs or pasta of some sort.

Posted 5/6/22 6:01 PM
 

Marbo
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Re: Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

Just went to a birthday party last night…they catered Greek. Trays of chicken and pork souvlaki, warm pitas, seasoned fries and Greek salad…and a big container of yogurt sauce…it was good and different for a change. Heroes are another simple option.

Posted 5/6/22 7:18 PM
 

mommy2be716
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Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

ezcater.com is good. tons of places on LI on there and I found the prices to be better. I catered christmas through a restaurant that was on that site, and for 10 adults and 7 kids it was under $200

Posted 5/6/22 7:50 PM
 

Mrs213
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Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

Get hero’s from BJs and you said you aren’t cooking anything but it’s easy to throw together a big caesarean salad and you can get a tray of wings or something…

Posted 5/6/22 9:10 PM
 

windyweather21
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Re: Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

Posted by Marbo

Just went to a birthday party last night…they catered Greek. Trays of chicken and pork souvlaki, warm pitas, seasoned fries and Greek salad…and a big container of yogurt sauce…it was good and different for a change. Heroes are another simple option.



Yes. One of our friends have done that for NYE and it was so different and so good.

Posted 5/6/22 10:25 PM
 

klingklang77
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Re: Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

Posted by Mrs213

Get hero’s from BJs and you said you aren’t cooking anything but it’s easy to throw together a big caesarean salad and you can get a tray of wings or something…



Caesarean salad with a side of placenta?

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Posted 5/7/22 2:19 AM
 

windyweather21
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Re: Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

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Posted by Mrs213

Get hero’s from BJs and you said you aren’t cooking anything but it’s easy to throw together a big caesarean salad and you can get a tray of wings or something…



Caesarean salad with a side of placenta?

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself with that autocorrect. Chat Icon



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Posted 5/7/22 7:47 AM
 

MissJones
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Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

What time is it?
Breakfast foods are not as expensive

Posted 5/7/22 9:22 AM
 

MrsWoods
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Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

Chinese food restaurants sometimes has a catering menu, Famous Daves is also a good one for inexpensive BBQ or try BJS or Costco for their catering menus.

Posted 5/7/22 6:35 PM
 

lpg21
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Re: Besides pizza, most cost effective way to cater a party?

Def hero from BJ's. I would just add some sides.

Posted 5/11/22 9:10 AM
 
 

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