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    • RomfordNavy
    • By RomfordNavy 16th May 18, 8:28 PM
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    Catering food
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    • 16th May 18, 8:28 PM
    Catering food 16th May 18 at 8:28 PM
    Anyone have experience of which shop to use for pre-prepared catering food? I have a funeral to arrange and have looked at Costco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys, Waitrose and Tesco.

    Waitrose are good because they will deliver on the day of the event but somewhat expensive. Costco are cheapest and reasonable quality but apparently don't have the food ready until midday on the actual day, unless we were to pick it up the day before but don't know how well it would keep.

    Any experiencies?
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    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 17th May 18, 12:28 AM
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    • 17th May 18, 12:28 AM
    Have you looked for a small local firm that could do it all for you?
    They can be surprisingly affordable (plus it takes the hassle away from you), have a look on Facebook for reviews( even FB has it`s good points).
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 17th May 18, 6:20 AM
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    • 17th May 18, 6:20 AM
    Have you looked for a small local firm that could do it all for you?
    They can be surprisingly affordable (plus it takes the hassle away from you), have a look on Facebook for reviews( even FB has it`s good points).
    Originally posted by treboeth
    I second your idea

    Keep it local and help small businesses.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 17th May 18, 8:59 AM
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    Sorry to hear about your loss, I realise hassle-free has its advantages on these occasions so professional catering is the way to go.
    I second your idea

    Keep it local and help small businesses.
    Originally posted by sarah1972
    Me three.

    M&S etc offer their own food, just cut up and served on a tray with a hefty price premium for the privilege (SuperShoppers covered this on their Christmas special). You'd be better off buying their stuff the previous day, storing in a fridge overnight and spending an extra 20 mins on decanting on the day of the service. Or asking a local cafe to arrange it for you. In Romford you should be spoiled for choice.
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    • RomfordNavy
    • By RomfordNavy 28th May 18, 1:22 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 1:22 PM
    Sorry to hear about your loss, I realise hassle-free has its advantages on these occasions so professional catering is the way to go.Me three.

    M&S etc offer their own food, just cut up and served on a tray with a hefty price premium for the privilege (SuperShoppers covered this on their Christmas special). You'd be better off buying their stuff the previous day, storing in a fridge overnight and spending an extra 20 mins on decanting on the day of the service. Or asking a local cafe to arrange it for you. In Romford you should be spoiled for choice.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    In the end we decided to pre-order some platters from Costco and a couple from M&S. The rest we will get from M&S on the day before like suggested.
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 28th May 18, 11:53 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 11:53 PM
    I've had the sandwich platters that Costco and M&S do and both looked and tasted top notch.
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