By Mary-Margaret Ewens | April 20, 2017 | Lifestyle
Just in time for the season of entertaining, we introduce six catering companies that will let you mingle with your guests instead of serving dinner. From the menu curation to the tableware, these catering companies will handle everything, so you don't have to.
A favorite amongst stars, One Atlantic Catering has proudly produced off-site events for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Governor Ed Rendell, and Bill Clinton. With a reach that spans the tri-state area, this Atlantic City-based company also offers an impressive list of corporate clients, including HBO and the NFL. With delicious food, lighting, tenting, and entertainment, the One Atlantic Catering team guarantees impeccable execution for all your special occasions. 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, 609-343-9902
In addition to the Iron Chef’s popular city-wide eateries, Jose Garces has a full-service events division that specializes in gourmet food and top-of-the-line hospitality. Whether you opt for hot and cold food stations, multi-course dinners, or passed hors d’oeuvres, the Garces Group's Latin-inspired fare and attention-to-detail will make your event one to remember. 215-302-3531
Started in 2008 by famed restaurateur Steven Starr (the brains behind Philly mainstays like Parc, The Continental, and Barclay Prime), Starr Catering Group offers an experience like no other. Using locally-sourced ingredients, an expertly trained team of professionals, high-end equipment rentals, and beautiful décor and floral designs, this full-service group promises your event will be a smashing success. 667 N. Broad St., 215-923-2675
Birchtree Catering allows clients to choose any theme from Italian to French, and everything in between. Don’t have enough space to host your summer soirée? Birchtree will team with Rally, an event venue big enough to fit all your friends so you won't have to worry about space. 4500 Worth St., 215-744-9489
Eatible Delights has provided clients with a stress-free dinner party experience and five-star customer service since 1998. Experts will work with clients to craft unique menus with notable dishes like miniature egg rolls, salmon cakes, and filet mignon. No matter the size of the party or the formality of the occasion, Eatible’s collaborative and attentive team will make the experience seamless and hassle-free. 2338 Ridge Ave., 215-236-3900
Helmed by chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, Brûlée Catering can handle any party size whether it's a 10-person dinner or a 1,000-person block party. Working with you every step of the way, from menu conceptions to the silverware choice, their talented team makes sure no detail goes unnoticed. No room for them to cook on site? No problem. Their chefs can also cook and transport their dishes easily. 1406 S. Front St., 215-923-6000