In the wake of COVID-19, Philadelphia area catering companies have had to adapt their services to meet the needs of customers and help communities. The coronavirus crisis has brought about widespread event cancellations for the foreseeable future, and caterers are especially feeling the pain. For many, this has meant modifying their offerings just to stay in business.
Many Philadelphia area caterers have focused on providing essential businesses that remain open with boxed lunches and individual hot meals. Some have pivoted to offer family-style meals to feed families at home with contact-free delivery while others are concentrating on philanthropy.
Tasty Table Catering
Tasty Table Catering based out of Main Line Philadelphia was getting ready for a busy Spring wedding and social event season when the pandemic struck. With many clients postponing or canceling their Spring weddings and events, they quickly switched gears and began offering hot family meals delivered to homes in towns around the Main Line area. They’re also providing chef-prepared boxed lunches and individual hot meals to many essential businesses that must remain open during this time.
Typically, Philadelphia Catering is busy providing corporate catering in University City and Center City. They’re not only offering individual meals, snacks, and quick options for clients but also donating sandwiches to local hospitals and hospices.
12th Street Catering
12th Street Catering has been providing free meals for frontline health care workers employed at both Temple University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. A fundraising page has been set up for folks to donate to these efforts.
Eatible Delights Catering
Eatible Delights Catering has added individually prepared meals for pickup or delivery to homes, offices, or hospitals. Dinners will be available every day from 11am to 9pm. Buy a meal for your family or send it to a loved one while we’re all physical distancing. Individually-portioned meal platters at three price points – $10, $15, or $20. Choose from ribs, chicken, salmon, turkey wings, catfish or crab cakes with 2 sides and a dinner roll. Delivery in the Greater Philadelphia area including some spots in South Jersey.
J. Scott Catering
J. Scott Catering, based out of Malvern, is offering weekly meal options for delivery (and this week, it is a special Easter menu found here). Additionally, they have been providing lunches for a local area hospital and soup for the soul for their employees. The J. Scott Catering team will continue to adjust their menus to be more budget-conscious for the current challenging financial times.
South Jersey-based Foodwerx is still offering holiday catering and will be delivering Easter Dinner for parties as little as 2 people. They’re also discounting orders for Essential Personnel who are still working through this time.
In 2019, Cathy’s Catering of South Jersey opened a carryout store on Main Street in Moorestown. They have closed the storefront to the public for safety but added curbside pickup and delivery of prepared meals to towns within a few miles of Moorestown.
Miles Table has been forced to close their catering operations and have shuttered the doors to their restaurant so they have decided to give back to the community through their Feeding the Frontline efforts to feed the healthcare heroes who are risking their lives. They are accepting donations to help feed these essential workers.
Do you know of any catering companies in Philadelphia or South Jersey offering delivered meals or doing something special to help during this crazy time? Let me know, and I will add them to the list.