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Old 04-02-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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Chinese Catering in Vancouver: Any ideas?

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I am throwing a party at my house for about 50 people and am looking for a caterer who specializes in Chinese food.

Anyone know anybody? Or any particular restaurants which also offer catering?

Thanks in advance!
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If you live in or near Richmond, you can go get food from the Richmond Public Market. For a small platter of food, it's about $15 and that can feed to maybe 10-15 people. So if you get the biggest platter(I think its $25) and get $100 worth then...

Not the freshest food but cheap and quick solution as usually, catering require days of notice...
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I think we need a sticky for this subject.

Go talk to Kent's Kitchen and Mui Garden.
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I know On Lok has always catered for large groups/parties. They aren't gourmet/fancy Chinese but they get the job done. Food is alright at best for what you pay.

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Thanks guys --

I'm specifically looking for someone to come to my home to cook and serve food (some items would benefit from being cooked/re-heated at my home so need someone who could run the kitchen).

Any more suggestions? Kirin does it, but I don't think their non-dimsum food is all that worthwhile.
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Thanks guys --

I'm specifically looking for someone to come to my home to cook and serve food (some items would benefit from being cooked/re-heated at my home so need someone who could run the kitchen).

Any more suggestions? Kirin does it, but I don't think their non-dimsum food is all that worthwhile.
Whoa. This must be some shindig you are throwing!
Can you share with us on # of guests, type of food you are expecting and what kind of kitchen you have?

That might help some of these industry guys to help you out.
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Are we invited?

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Whoa. This must be some shindig you are throwing!
Can you share with us on # of guests, type of food you are expecting and what kind of kitchen you have?

That might help some of these industry guys to help you out.
Thanks for that; I didn't even think anyone here would be a pro!!!

There should be around 45-50 guests (probably 5 tables of 10), sit-down and likely served restaurant style (i.e., plates of food on each table).

I'd like to serve something like peking duck pancakes(or something similar), dumplings, spring rolls, a few chicken dishes, rice, noodles, etc. (I am Jewish so no pork or shellfish -- seafood restaurants that specialize in that stuff are wasted on me).

The kitchen is large for a home with 2 large ovens, 2 large fridges, a large 6 burner range, etc., etc., with good amount of counter space.

I am leaning towards using a regular caterer and buying most of the food from a restaurant (and then they can reheat and/or prepare some of it) because I just havent found any success calling Chinese restaurants. It seems that most people prefer just to have their celebrations at the restaurant than in their homes.

Thanks again guys; I really appreciate it.

BCRDUKES: I would invite you but its an engagement party so not exactly the time for new friends!! I would goto pho sometime as I know you're a pho expert and I am always looking for new spots.
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