Karen from Edgemont writes: Can you recommend a few good area caterers?
Thanks, Karen. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to use some excellent caterers—but I had to sift through some of the worst first. Here are a few top choices to consider.
J. Scott Catering
Scott Walsh is the James Brown of the catering industry—the hardest-working man in the biz. Through economic good times and into the current recession, Walsh has endured client budget cutbacks and requests for presentation downsizing, maintaining a well-deserved rep as one of the area’s best event specialists. And J. Scott is available everywhere—from major estates to banquet venues, board rooms to backyards. Visit jscottcatering.com.
Catering By Design
I’ve always considered Peter Loevy and Dan Love to be the Lerner and Loewe of the food-service world. Few companies can match their skill, note for note—or, in this case, bite for bite. I’m usually not a fan of “by design” in company titles, but CBD truly lives up to its name with stunning visuals like florals branching along serving stations and geometrically enhanced fare rising artistically across the plate. CBD also employs some of the most professional servers in the industry. Visit cateringbd.com.
One of Delaware County’s most notable banquet venues also offers exceptional catering services. Working with Drexelbrook, you not only enjoy the finest-quality foods brought to you by A-team staffers, but most jobs also come with Drexelbrook’s managing partner, Domenick Savino, who personally oversees each off-site function. Visit drexelbrookcatering.com.
Kurt Linneman is quite the marketing genius. For 23 years, he’s spread the word about his Wayne-based catering service via those can’t-miss-’em delivery vans, colorfully painted with a smiling, green croc. Crocodile Catering takes freshness seriously, too—every food item is prepared the morning of. I love that I always get a confirmation call the day before my events and that they bill me right away. Oh, Croc also provides outstanding barbecue. Visit croccater.com.
The Deli at Radnor Court
You may never have heard of this tiny, family-run caterer. When a client asks me for well-prepared fare at the most affordable pricing possible, I know which outfit to suggest. Owners Carol and Todd are real people, serving real food. They’re up long before we are, prepping and cooking, and then it’s all served with smiles. RCC offers a wide variety of food, but, like Carol, there’s more than a bit of Italian soul added to each order. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace A Pizza
I love the Peace A Pizza concept—that whole hippy, trippy look and attitude; those fresh, doughy cheese disks; and especially the partnership with Hope’s Cookies. Admittedly, I find that not all locations are created equally. But in Wayne, manager Dan Corenzwit will do anything to have your catering business. He’s a congenial go-to guy—even for last-minute orders—and he’ll enthusiastically tell you that Peace A Pizza offers a lot more than pizza pies and yummy cookies. Email him at email@example.com.
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