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Top Spots For Catering In Philadelphia

June 21, 2014 8:00 AM

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When it comes time to throw a party, toss the oven mitts and apron aside and leave the cooking to the experts. Mingle with the guests as your caterer creates a memorable experience for any and all events. Everything from simple breakfasts and baby showers to graduations and extravagant weddings are more enjoyable when you don’t have to worry about shindig logistics. Here are the the top Philadelphia caterers that will take the wheel and put you on the road to party paradise.

Raymond’s Catering
Eagleville, PA 19403
(610) 239-9393
www.raymondscatering.com

It’s certainly true that everybody loves Raymond’s Catering. The business won Philly Hotlist’s “Best Caterer” award in 2013 and has snagged the Best of MONTCO for seven years in a row. Whether you want on- or off-premises catering, Raymond’s offers top-notch service and scrumptious buffet-style food. Brides and grooms have a choice of five different wedding menus with everything from hot and cold hors d’oeuvres to filet mignon that melts in your mouth. For other special occasions, options include a wide range of party trays in two different sizes, buffet packages, sandwich lunches and casual dinners, hors d’oeuvres trays and Raymond’s special Italian feast. Whichever option you select, top it off with a tray of homemade mini pastries, including Raymond’s award-winning cannolis.

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DiAntonio’s Catering
2071 Bennett Road
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 969-0656
www.diantonios.catertrax.com

If you’re planning a breakfast, barbecue or business luncheon, all of the comfort foods you can ever imagine are available from DiAntonio Catering. The business has a sleek online catering system that’s easy to use, or you can call the office and an event planner will get you rolling. DiAntonio’s has served the likes of Hillary Clinton and President Obama, so you know the food and service are outstanding. Graduation and communion specials are available, and a special bridal/baby shower menu will have guests talking for months.

Feastivities Events
440 Domino Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 475-3338
www.feastivitiesevents.com

This classy catering company has been a Philadelphia favorite for more than a quarter of a century. Owners Andrew and Ashley Snow present fresh, inventive menus that reflect both the season and your venue. Like orchestra leaders, they will coordinate with all of your event’s vendors to keep things running smoothly and stress free. If you’re still debating the venue, they gladly recommend dozens of unique and upscale locations that will create the perfect wedding or important celebration. For a flawless party featuring smartly prepared dishes delivered with impeccable style, Feastivities is your go-to caterer.

Feast Your Eyes Gourmet Catering
1750 N. Front St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 634-3002
www.feastyoureyescatering.com

Feast Your Eyes has been catering thousands of events around Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore since 1982. The experienced and environmentally-friendly company does off-premises shindigs for six to 10,000 guests as well as on-premises events for up to 325 people at its own site, Front & Palmer, a loft in the trendy South Kensington art district. Kosher catering is one of the service’s specialties, but it handles a vast array of events and will even coordinate valet parking, tenting, decor, bathroom facilities, power, construction and permits. For casual events, ask about Miss Amelia’s BBQ, a mouth-watering menu of wood-cooked meats slow-cooked to perfection. Feast Your Eyes can make it as simple as you like, or you can go all out with t-shirts and mid-way rides.

Pig Daddy’s BBQ And Catering
693 Burmont Road
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 622-6441
www.pigdaddysbarbecue.com

If you’re looking for the quintessential barbecue, look no further than Pig Daddy’s BBQ. Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times, Pig Daddy’s was voted the number one barbecue in the tri-state area for four years running. On-site grilling is not all it does, however. The company features ethnic cuisines, gluten- or sugar-free diet needs, super budget-friendly menus and will even recreate your favorite family recipes.

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Susan DeFeo has been a professional writer since 1997. She served as a community events columnist for New Jersey’s “Cape May County Herald” for more than a decade. A writer for numerous online publications, Susan has covered health, fitness, beauty and travel, all subjects that are near and dear to her as a married mother of seven children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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