No Dirty Dishes: The Top 5 Catering Companies in Philadelphia

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The holidays begin with festive and fun plans, but all too often end in a mess of frantic errands, gifts that desperately need to be returned and a house turned up-side-down by family and friends. Take one to-do off that list and pass on the cooking, turning to one of the area’s gourmet caterers instead. From finger-friendly apps to full-blown, multi-course feasts, these best bets can have our guests as stuffed as Jolly Saint Nick himself.

1 Stephen Starr Events

The group behind some of the most popular restaurants in Philadelphia can also add his magic touch to your holiday soiree. Their full-service catering division will work with you in your home or your rented venue to coordinate everything from hor 'dourves and main entrees to the perfect stemware and printed menus to accompany them. For a more casual get-together, turn to their Quick Service team, who will drop off perfect little bites of their award-winning dishes for your guests to enjoy.

325 Chestnut St. # 620

Philadelphia, PA 19106


2 Sage Catering

This award-winning caterer continually wins over patrons with their delectable food and easy-to-work-with staff. Partner with their team to customize a sit-down menu that will wow the neighborhood, or go for a chic cocktail event and set out their delish hor 'dourves like adorable Asian-spied udon noodles in mini take-out boxes.

1000 East Lancaster Ave.

Berwyn, PA 19312


3 Feastivities Events

Popular with the wedding and corporate gala crowd, this caterer also can do custom creations for holiday parties. With modern dishes and creative presentations (they can make even the most basic crudite platter a piece of art), they are certian to add a wow factor to your party.

440 Domino Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19128


4 Robert Ryan Catering

The URL may be a nod to their stellar reputation as the caterer for Columbia Station, but this team does more than just weddings. Family run and in business for more than 80 years, the Ryans have mastered the art of event and menu planning, and can turn your living room into the best venue in town.

4 Bridge St.

Phoenixville, PA 19460


5 Frog Commissary Catering

Large or small, casual or black-tie, this respected caterer can handle it, no sweat. From breakfast baskets to keep your in-town guests from waking you before 9 a.m., to a formal affair at supper, their mix of quick pre-set menus and custom creations will have you covered. Just be sure to include their famous carrot cake on your order.

222 North 20th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103


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