We're trying to decide on a menu for our wedding and we're having trouble finding caterers who understand Southeast Asian streetfood. The food is one of the most important parts of the wedding, so we really wanted to make it personal. My grandfather raised a family of 6 as a street food vendor in Vietnam.
The problem is, no one we've spoken to seems to understand Vietnamese or even Thai streetfood. One caterer asked me what a Banh Mi was. The venue for the wedding has a limited catering list, that includes:
Four Seasons Catering
Word of Mouth Catering
Has anyone worked with these caterers before? If so, what was your experience like? Were they willing to work with what you wanted? Tell me about what you had at your wedding. We're trying to get a sense of whether any of these places can really do Asian food.
So far, we've talked to Crave Catering. The turnaround for a menu idea was super slow, but they seemed willing to accommodate us. I'm just not sure they'll be able to execute on the food.
We've also talked to Primizie. And we got an Asian fusion menu (wtf) that was all over the map. (Bacon Crusted Quail with Avocado sauce, Wasabi crab cakes (more japanese than southeast asian). Also, I hate fusion.
Last question is: Should I just give up on this menu and do Soul Food?
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