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How can I find a caterer in the Dordogne area of France?

How can I find a caterer in the Dordogne area of France?

Apr 1st, 2008, 07:59 PM
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How can I find a caterer in the Dordogne area of France?

I know, this is a strange question.

I have some friends who are renting a chateau near the town of St Vivien for their 20th anniversary in October. They will have about 20 people with them and wanted to have a big, special, catered dinner while there.

The company who rented them the place recommended a caterer, who has since had to back out (she's pregnant and will be delivering right before they arrive!).
The rental company has no other leads for them (they are located in the UK, not France) and the caterer only had one recommendation, a name with no email or website, just a phone number.

So, any ideas of where to start? My friend says he's searched the internet, but has not come up with much for the area. I said I'd post here in case someone else had rented a villa and done something similar. It's a longshot, but you never know...

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Apr 2nd, 2008, 12:09 AM
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Here's a link to a page that has the tourism info offices of many Dordogne towns http://www.dordogne-perigord-tourism...tive/otsi.htm#

You should be able to email the ones nearest to St. Vivien and inquire about the availability of caterers.

If that fails, you could try the Maison de la France the government Tourism Board. I've cut and pasted their addresses in New York and Montreal.

Finally if you are still stuck, google hotels in the area. First try to find a big international hotel and see if their concierge can make recommendations, and then, as a last ditch effort, try smaller hotels and see if they might cater.

Good luck.

French Government Tourist Office (Maison de la France)
825 Third avenue, 29th floor,
New York NY 10022
Tel: (212) 838.6887
Fax: (212) 838.7855

Tel : 1(514) 288-1904
E-mail : [email protected]

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Apr 2nd, 2008, 02:22 AM
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Hi K,

www.pagesjeunes.fr came up with this traiteur in Sarlat:
Traiteur Casino
av Dordogne 24200 SARLAT LA CANÉDA
05 53 30 84 00

However, the TC website has these:

Route de Bergerac
24200 SARLAT

Route de Riberac

Also enter MONTPON MENESTROL and SARLAT-LA-CANEDA at www.pagesjaunes.fr
for more hits.

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Apr 2nd, 2008, 02:42 AM
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Sorry I can't help as I live at the other end of the Dordogne, but don't even think of looking at caterers in Sarlat, they're much too far away from St Vivien, which is closer to St Emilion than Sarlat. Also, traiteurs, caterers, shown as 'Casino' are from the Casino supermarkets, and probably not what you are looking for.

I think you might want to try calling the one person who has been recommended, or contacting the Mairie or Tourist office in the area for their recommendations. Certainly in our area there is one caterer who handles weddings, large parties, etc. and I'm sure there should be one where your friends will be.

I don't see any Tourist Office in
St Vivien, but they seem to be included in the regional tourist office at Montagrier
Otherwise, the Mairie (town Hall) site has a page for questions - somewhere along the line though your friends are going to have to speak some French!

Links for each:
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Apr 2nd, 2008, 05:38 AM
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Thanks so much for all the advice. I will pass this all along to my friend.
I had thought about tourist boards but didn't know where to start. Checking with hotels in the area is a great idea too!
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Apr 2nd, 2008, 05:45 AM
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Kristina I think there was a similar question asked here awhile back...hopefully you can find it with a search..
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Apr 23rd, 2008, 05:38 PM
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Look for a traiteur in Bergerac.
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Apr 24th, 2008, 02:31 AM
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The Casino supermarket chain has excellent catering operations. Otherwise some of the smaller traiteurs and charcuteries might be able to handle food for a group of 20. If not, they can generally recommend somebody who can -- people get married all the time, after all.
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Apr 26th, 2008, 12:07 PM
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I have found these ones:




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Apr 26th, 2008, 12:50 PM
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I would try posting your question on the forum on www.slowtrav.com

I think there is a good chance expats or locals who live in the area will be able to help.

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Apr 26th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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There's a caterer in Sainte-Foy la Grande, 18 km from Saint-Vivien.
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Apr 26th, 2008, 06:00 PM
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I bet this is the same guy who contacted me personally. Is it for a group of yogis? It was a reeeaaaally bizarre group, with odd requirements.

But if it isn't, the suggestions of traiteurs, especially in St-Foy-la-Grande, is a good one.
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Apr 26th, 2008, 07:47 PM
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StCirq- LOL! No, not a group of yogis! Just a big group of familiy and friends. Still, that's pretty funny!
I have no idea if my friends have found anyone yet, but I'll certainly let them to to check out the other recommendations here, thanks!
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