I originally had a version of this posted on this board and it was transferred by the Chow People to General Discussion. There I received a recommendation from someone regarding a caterer but in the Boston area based on the area code. We are located in the Western Suburbs in Paoli and to shorten the prior message, we are going to have a party in our home that will be after our daughter's afternoon wedding reception. While the actual reception will be attended by about 60 people, we are inviting only our friends and family members since a number of them are from out of town. The wedding reception will be starting about 1 pm and running until 4 pm and will include wines, cocktails, passed and stationary hor dourves and a few stations featuring sliders, pasta, salad, and wedding cake will be served. It is not a sit down luncheon and I imagine that by 7 pm the people coming to our house may be hungry again. I was envisioning having a prime rib or filet roast, possibly some chicken and seafood, and salad but definitely not a full scale dinner. Are you aware of any caterers in the area who do limited type catering at people's homes and could possibly pull something like this off for under $40 person? That would mainly be for the cooking and carving of the beef (I would want that done here so it doesn't taste reheated) We would supply the alcohol and some other food. Have you ever been to something like this and if you liked it, can you recommend anyone local. Thanks in advance.