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Kosher & Non Kosher food at my buffet wedding

Nissim | Jan 27, 200403:16 PM


I'm wondering if anyone can help me with this dillema: We are getting married in August and around 30 of the 125 guests at our wedding keep kosher. The wedding is going to be catered as passed hors dourves, followed by a buffet dinner and buffet desert.

I'd like to hire a kosher caterer to provide kosher variants of all three courses for my guests, but several problems come up and I'm hoping people here can suggest some solutions:

1) There's only one kitchen and the kosher caterer can't really work side by side with the non-kosher caterer so how would they heat up the food? Is there some portable food heating option that isn't awful?

2) The kosher caterer won't want to use their china at an event where there's non kosher food. We can solve this by buying new china and silverware for the kosher guests and using that. How should I present that to the kosher caterer in such a way that it would be acceptable to their supervision?

Are there other obstacles that I'm not thinking of? Am I going to be able to convince any kosher caterer to do a job like this? Is this going to be possible without the kosher food ending up being worse than the non kosher food?



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