If you happen to be in San Francisco, Chicago or Portland, and you’re hungry… try www.partiesthatcook.com
They can come on-site, or do the event in a private home or rented kitchen… or pretty much anything if you ask them nicely. They’ve been doing this for about 15 years and have relationships with private kitchens all over those three metropolitan areas.
They customize the event and menu to fit your needs at whatever level you want to take it (from BBQ to Gourmet, not to say that those are mutually exclusive). Let’s just say they know what they are doing and you don’t have to worry about anything. They can also connect you with Corporate Gifts people (cooking related stuff with logos) to complement your meal. And they know wine too. Call them, you’ll like it.