We're having a "Volunteers Recognition" event. A longtime volunteer has offered to host at his home in Discovery Bay (Byron; Contra Costa County) as he retires. So far so good.
He and I agreed that it's worth investigating who does barbequing on site, or something similar: it ups the fun factor; it makes the caterer at least partially responsible for cleanup; and (here's where you come in) it could bring up the quality of the food.
I've looked through the archives without finding a query like this.
Through the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, I've found at least 3 places that will either cook onsite or bring BBQ to us. (Yes, we've been discussing vegetarian options for the non-carnivores or kosher-keeping in the group.)
RIBEYE'S MARKET (yes, they've closed the storefront, but are still doing catering.)
STICKY CHICKEN & RIBS (yes, they'll cater, but not cook onsite)
Cuz'nz BBQ (they're looking into cooking onsite; best equipped to handle the veggie options)
My question to you in two parts:
1. Do you have comments about the food prepared by any of these places I've mentioned? Or their performance as caterers?
2. Do you recommend another vendor (in Contra Costa or Alameda Counties, or elsewhere) that makes great food for a crowd (~50 people)?