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Costco cheapest for sandwich platters? Advice needed from members!

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littlewifey Mon 23-Apr-12 16:55:17

We are having our son christened and have approx 110 guests. I am thinking of joining Costco to buy the sandwich platters from them but have no way of finding out prices of them before joining. The sainsburys sandwich platters are cheapest shop bought ones at £10 for 24 quarters but obviously this would only feed 6. Is anyone a member of Costco already and think it would work out cheaper to go there? I thought if I joined there I could get cakes and crisps too prob cheaper than supermarkets?

PuppyMonkey Sun 05-Apr-15 18:07:07

Sorry STBS wink

DCITennison Sun 05-Apr-15 17:22:34

Do all these new and wonderful platter companies (or self-catering solutions <Vom>) offer Spam sandwiches??

I really feel like we're all missing some good old Spam...

SoonToBeSix Sun 05-Apr-15 17:15:21

Umm I can see the irony grin

SoonToBeSix Sun 05-Apr-15 17:15:03

Why , why do people add to old threads deliberately and put them in active?

PuppyMonkey Sun 05-Apr-15 17:02:32

Not only a zombie thread, a zombie zombie thread heregrin

SoonToBeSix Sun 05-Apr-15 16:44:56

Do you have a NISA shop nearby? Ours charged £8.99 for a large platter 28 quarters. They were lovely and presented well with salad around the sandwiches.

Newmum8484 Sun 05-Apr-15 16:31:34

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fleeingthenest Mon 27-Jan-14 09:29:22

found this great company who provide platters in Hertfordshire and Essex called The Platter Company - a life saver that they deliver too.

cln27 Thu 05-Sep-13 20:44:07

Just read this thread as I am too late to order m&s platters for Saturday! Can you buy off the shelf in Costco? Or does it need to be preordered? Thanks

SchroSawMargeryDaw Wed 08-May-13 10:04:09

Sorry but looking at that website, I would say Costco are still the better option and their sandwhich and wrap platters are actually pretty identical.

Jenniferanno Wed 08-May-13 08:34:03

Morning ladies. You guessed correctly. I joined them very recently as a result of being so impressed with who they are and what they do. Maybe my passion for the product and service got the better of me. Sorry if you feel duped :-( The food platters are soooooo much better than the supermarket option and it pains me to her people paying for inferior products and service.
Apologies from an over enthusiastic mum! x

Growlithe Tue 07-May-13 21:25:30

I read it all, and got confused by a poster saying she was going before Christmas and would pick up a leaflet. confused

Guessing the same about Jennifer. wink

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 07-May-13 21:22:07

Wow, didn't even think to check the date on a thread about sandwhich platters!

I guess Jennifer works for the platter place then? And FWIW they look really over priced, £3 for a packet of doritos!? shock

Growlithe Tue 07-May-13 21:19:33

Zombie Thread. The sandwiches will be well eaten by now. grin

SchroSawMargeryDaw Tue 07-May-13 21:11:37

We sometimes get the wrap platters in the summer and have them for dinner. The wrap platters are about £8 and I think you get 16 in them, 4 turkey salad, 4 roast beef salad, 4 cheese savoury and 4 ham salad.

They are yummy but you would probably be cheaper just making sandwhiches.

If you go to the café bit though you can buy a hot takeaway 18 inch pizza for £8ish, that might work out cheaper for you as well if you were to go to Costco and done it on the day.

CoolaSchmoola Tue 07-May-13 21:06:14

Morrisons platters are cheaper than Sainsbury and if you buy three or multiples thereof you get them cheaper. They do sandwiches, open rolls and also Ploughman's platters with cheeses and pork pie etc.

Had them for my DDs birthday and they were brilliant. Four per person is a lot though. Our party was mainly adults and we went with three per person and still had leftovers. If you tell Morrisons how many you are catering for and what else you are doing they will suggest how many you need.

Jenniferanno Tue 07-May-13 17:54:02

I too have tried and tested different "self-catering" solutions and have come up short, which is never great when you want to wow your guests. Have any of you considered using The Platter Company - These guys deliver to your door or the location of your event. Superior quality, fine service and beautifully presented. They have got huge amount of great feedback and I can personally recommend them too. I have attached a link - hope this helps!

slalomsuki Fri 14-Dec-12 20:48:54

You need to also go to an Indian takeaway/cafe and ask about samosas and dips. We are also in the
Midlands and round here they do vegetarian samosas for 10p each and meat ones for 20p each. Bit of salad and some sandwiches then it's a lot cheaper.

NUFC69 Fri 14-Dec-12 20:33:31

I actually bought a platter of sandwiches from Costco back in the summer (for an afternoon tea for a wedding anniversary) - I am pretty certain it consisted of 48 quarters for £15 and you could choose either white or brown bread and up to four different fillings. The platter we had was excellent: plenty of filling and the bread was lovely. As officepartyplanner said they do all sorts of different types including wraps. I will be going before Christmas, and if you want me to pick up a leaflet, pm me and I'll send you details.

Officepartyplanner Wed 12-Dec-12 23:45:25

Costco overall usually has the best price in everything but that isn't the only reason I order from them. Their sandwiches are moist, made with croissant rolls and just taste better than everything else anyone has brought in for partys. It doesn't mean they don't have competition somewhere, but I tasted the catered, the Subway, the grocery store platters and they just seem to be lacking something compared to Costco. I'm open to new suggestions or better market orders but since I get this job more times than I care to admit I'd have to say Costco is a safe bet.

nadine12 Fri 01-Jun-12 23:28:48

Also at sainsburys, I bought a few packs of walkers extra crunchy share size packet of crisps they were buy one get one free and are normally £1.99 per pack. so it worked out at £1 per pack which is a bargain and cheaper than costco!

nadine12 Fri 01-Jun-12 23:21:34

I think that 4 quaters per guest is far too many. if you're providing a variety of food, then there will be no need for people to eat that many sandwiches. also dividing the buffet between children and adults is really not necessary, and seems like far too much hassle as you will need to ensure that each buffet has sufficient to cater for each group and at the same time factor in the real possibility that kids may eat from the adults buffet and vice versa.

I will be christening my son on 10th June and have just chosen a menu which will be fairly cheap and quite filling as I'm catering for 65 people. I 've chosen to do fried chicken and fish, veg, potatoe salad, green salad, macaroni and cheese, mini baguettes, sausage rolls,prawn and sausage skewers, stuffed eggs, crisps, nuts etc. and for desert Im just going yo have the actual christening cakes. that menu hasnt worked out expensive and I could do most of the prep the day before.

hope this gives u an idea of other food options

serin Fri 27-Apr-12 20:36:34

I really dislike Costco, we joined and went once. Yes, the carrot and chocolate cakes are huge but all that frosting, bluegh! God knows what they make it from but it's not butter.

I would do Sainsbury's sandwiches and Aldi snacks, also would family members bring desserts to keep costs down?

frankie4 Thu 26-Apr-12 14:07:56

I would go for the sainsburys sandwich platters as my SIL had those and they were nice. The children probably won't eat many sandwiches, will probably only take one each. Buy mini sausage rolls, cocktail sausages, cut up French bread and slices of cheese, carrots and dips etc. at a buffet people do not always want a big slice of messy cake so get small chocolate brownies, caramel squares etc. they do these in sainsburys too.

Scootergrrrl Wed 25-Apr-12 13:49:11

Why don't you not bother with sandwiches and have lots of bread rolls and fillings like sliced ham, sliced cheese etc so people can help themselves? And lots of other yummy buffet food like mini sausages and so on?

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