12th Street Catering specializes in a variety of events ranging from intimate get-togethers and corporate meetings to large-scale galas and dreamy weddings. Our devoted and reliable team of chefs, planners, and catering service staff turns each event into extraordinary occasions with seasonal ingredients, beautiful displays, and inventive menus. With more than 35 years of relevant industry experience, we bring a broad approach to all our events, along with a passion for great food.
12th Street Catering offers full-service wedding catering services with highly seasoned staff, locally sourced ingredients, and stunning displays to make your wedding day look great, and taste great too. Our full-service event planning team works with you to craft a personalized wedding menu to fit your vision. We provide offsite catering services across the Philadelphia area, from backyards to museums to ballrooms, and are also the preferred vendor at several stunning locations. 12th Street Catering has an in-house bakery for decadent dessert options, can provide rentals for all wedding day needs, and can offer referrals for a hand-selected list of wedding vendors for everything else.
One aspect of our business that really sets apart is our 8,000-square foot decor warehouse, where we are ready to create a stunning display for any occasion, complementary with our full-service events. We are never ready to settle for the same look event after event, and we constantly update our inventory to make sure it stays fresh and bright.
Another aspect of our business that allows us to stand out is the fact that we have such great longevity amongst our employees. After almost 40 years in the industry, we have employees that have been with us for 10, 15, and 25 years! This continuity allows us to excel at what we do, as we bring so much collective experience to our catering.
At 12th Street Catering, we take pride in being a green catering company, while also caring deeply about crafting seasonal and inspired dishes for our guests to enjoy. We are deeply rooted in providing and incorporating fresh, seasonal and local ingredients into all of our dishes year-round, and we believe it’s our corporate responsibility to lower our impact on natural resources and the environment. This ranges from composting leftover ingredients, to companywide recycling policies, to using biodegradable plates and utensils made from fallen palm leaves and corn starch for all of our corporate deliveries.
“Not only was this the best wedding food I've ever had, but it was probably in my top 10 meals and that's coming from two people who are OBSESSED with food! All of our guests said how amazing the food was and it was truly unbelievable. For appetizers we had: grilled lambchops with a lavender dipping sauce, ahi tuna sesame cones, olive oil sweet cakes with goat cheese, and jumbo shrimp cocktail. We cut out the cheese display because of the price, but because Marianne was such an amazing vendor and host, she threw it in as a surprise for us all! The main course was a buffet style of pumpkin raviolis in sage butter sauce, pecan crusted chicken with a rum jungle glaze, and espresso steak with sides of roasted garlic broccoli, fall vegetables, and brown rice pilaf. So many of our guests told us how they went up to seconds and thirds, and one cousin told me the pumpkin ravioli was, "revolutionary!" Beyond amazing staff and beyond amazing food, even when produced for 120 guests! Thank you to 12th Street catering and Marianne in particular! They left our hearts and bellies full.”
Tori E., Yelp
“12th Street Catering did a fantastic job at our daughter's wedding reception this past weekend - everything was perfect - outstanding food, impeccable service, and a touch of "First Class" to every part of the process. I especially want to give a very special shout out to Harry who was at the very center of this successful event. Harry was amazing in every way - professional, responsive, very thorough, and just a great guy and an absolute pleasure to work with. I had complete confidence the evening would be flawless because I trusted Harry and knew he had our backs. He is a gem along with his wonderful staff. My guests could not stop raving about how wonderful the evening was so thank you Harry and 12th Street!”
Cathy Z., Wedding Wire
“We made the perfect choice with having 12th Street cater our wedding! Working with Audrey was a pleasure. She was so accommodating and made all of the difficulty of planning a wedding wash away. They were able to transform a fairly simple/bare space into a magical masterpiece. Additionally, multiple guests told us after the wedding that the food was the best that they had ever had at a wedding. I would highly recommend using 12th street for any event. They are really amazing to work with and produce a fabulous product!”
Amanda F., Google Reviews
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We cater events all over the Greater Philadelphia Area, and have travelled to the Jersey Shore, Delaware, and surrounding areas for weddings.
12th Street Catering provides high quality food and service, and can help coordinate all logistics for your big day! We handle all equipment rental, which includes all table, chair, linens, glassware, china, and flatware, including tenting. We leave certain services to the experts in those fields, such as florals, decorating, and photography, however we would be happy to refer to you to some of our favorite local vendors to make your wedding day perfect!
Inventive menus, stunning displays, experienced staff, local & seasonal ingredients, dedicated planning team, delicious meals