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Help - BBQ Catering?

Naama | Jan 16, 2008 02:33 PM

Ok Chowhounders - I need your help.

I want bbq at my wedding (May 2008). Because it's messy, because it's fun, and because it's delicious. And because it means that I can have frilly monogrammed bbq bibs (the only frilly monogrammed things allowed at the wedding).

And while I have scoured the chowhound boards for all of your fantastic recommendations for sit-down and take out bbq, and orchestrated some pretty entertaining and gut-splitting bbq tastings with my friends and family, I'm curious if any of you have any experience with getting any of the bbq places in LA to CATER?

I'm willing to accept any level of service, including but not limited to:

1. Grill on site: I'm actually less inclined to go this route as we're getting married at a historic site and I'm paranoid about the place going up in smoke. Also, my stomach will growl through the entire ceremony if I catch even one whiff of smoke or sauce - which, while I am not a traditional bride by any means, is probably not appropriate.

2. Full service: Place delivers, sets up, and serves the food (buffet style, but buffet-with-server style). Please let me know if any places were particularly lovely and friendly if/when they offered this!

3. Delivery only: I'll have to hire servers and rent a hot box and chafing dishes, but it'll be worth it because the food will be hot, delicious and ON TIME.

Specifically, has anyone had any experience with Phillip's (the Crenshaw/Adams location) doing catering? The food is delicious but I'm just concerned about the scale of my order and whether they'd really be able to accommodate (they seem so busy).

You guys rule, thanks in advance.

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