Top Caterers In Philadelphia

July 17, 2013 7:00 AM

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Whether it’s an intimate dinner party, a corporate function, a family reunion or the wedding of the year, putting together all the details that go into planning an event can get overwhelming, and that’s without figuring out how to feed everyone. Call in the experts and leave it to them to provide unique, delectable food and everything else you need to pull off a celebration that will impress your guests. These catering companies are the very best at what they do. With creative, delicious menus and top-notch service, you can relax knowing that your event is in good hands.
One Atlantic Events
The Pier Shops at Caesars
1 Atlantic Ocean, Suite 4106
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 343-9902

As a “Two Star Certified Green Event Facility” located 100 yards over the ocean, One Atlantic is the premier event space in Atlantic City. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the venue offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, beach and boardwalk. While it’s obviously worth considering having your event at the One Atlantic itself, the venue also offers a special 100-Mile Menu catering service that delivers the same exceptional food quality, superior service and creative execution that the company is known for at the location of your choice. The 100-Mile Menu promotes the use of ingredients that have been produced within 100 miles of Atlantic City. By utilizing local farmers and fisherman, Executive Chef Bill Fausey is able to feature the freshest and finest produce, meats and seafood while also promoting sustainability. Extensive menu options ranging from light appetizers and cocktails to elaborate buffets and special request menus, such as Glatt Kosher and farm-raised organic, guarantee that your unique needs will be met. With an in-house staff of professional event planners and an amazing menu, you know that your event will be flawless, regardless of the location.

Eatible Delights Catering
2338 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 236-3900

From before your first guest even arrives until after the last item is put away, you’ll be at ease knowing that Eatible Delights Catering is handling every detail. Providing full-service off-catering services, Eatible Delights takes care of your linens, chairs, flatware, banquet servers and more, making sure that you have everything you need for your celebration. With creative, specialized menus ranging from Summer BBQ Delights to the popular Stroll on Bourbon Street, there is something for every occasion, whatever the theme or size. Everything is freshly prepared and guaranteed to make a lasting impression.

Stephen STARR Events
667 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 923-2675

If you love dining at Stephen Starr’s Philadelphia restaurants, then Stephen STARR Events is the catering company for you. Since 2008, this full-service catering and events company has been bringing the same dramatic flair and unique cuisine that diners expect from Starr restaurants to private events throughout the region. Choose items from the catering menu of your favorite Starr restaurant such as El Vez, Pod, Parc and Barclay Prime, or simply select items from the vast options of passed hors d’oeuvres, small plates, plated dinners and desserts. The impressive quality of STARR Events has earned the company the honor of being the exclusive caterer for some of the city’s finest venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center and the Rodin Museum. STARR Events unveiled its new catering commissary on North Broad Street in March 2013. This 11,000-square-foot building boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen, office space for the company and an intimate tasting room that is available to rent for parties. Whether you’re planning a 200-guest wedding or an intimate birthday party for 12, STARR Events creates a memorable dining experience.

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Catering By Design
18 W. Hortter St.
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 866-9500

Catering by Design partners exquisite cuisine with amazing conceptual design to create unforgettable events of every size and occasion. The company was founded in 1991 by Peter Loevy, a graduate of Colgate University and The Restaurant School with experience in the catering and restaurant industry. Loevy later brought on Daniel Love as a partner due to his background in theater, hospitality and museum catering. The combination of their expertise along with a full design staff has allowed Catering by Design to become a renowned catering and event planning company throughout the Delaware Valley. Offering services including seasonal carefully crafted menus, décor, tent rental, valet parking, audiovisual needs and event equipment such as chairs, tables and linens, transportation and more, Catering by Design goes beyond just food and drink. It’s your go-to spot for everything you could ever want for an event that brings your vision to life.

Sage Catering
1000 Lancaster Ave.
Berwyn, PA 19342
(610) 647-7243

With awards including the “2013 The Knot Best of Weddings” and “2013 Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice” to add to its growing accolade collection, it’s obvious that Sage is exceeding the expectations of clients and guests in the Philadelphia area. Husband-and-wife duo Liz and Greg Shockley are the owners of Sage, with 25 years of culinary experience between the two of them. With their impressive background, including the five-star Le Bec Fin, it’s no surprise that creative, exquisite food is a main focus of Sage. Each menu is created specifically to the tastes and needs of the individual client. In addition to memorable cuisine, Sage also offers Event Design, helping with everything from décor and glassware to calligraphy and photography. From a small dinner party in your home to an extravagant wedding in one of Sage’s beautiful partner venues, the experienced and easy-to-work-with staff will be with you during every step of the planning.

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Michelle Hein is a copy editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn’t pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer boyfriend would love to open.

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