Catering allows hosts to worry about real party-planning problems, such as tinkering with the smoke machine or deciding how many cans of soda to stuff into the piñata. Focus on the fun with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $190 for a dessert and beverage bar for up to 50 people (up to a $387.50 value)
- $290 for a dessert and beverage bar for up to 100 people (up to a $767.25 value)
Hosts may choose two desserts and one type of lemonade from this list. The beverage bar also includes ice water with lemon.
A professional wait staff arrives early to set up and stays after to tear down beverage and dessert stations composed of the company’s own tables, linens, dishes, and stemware. The company asks hosts to set aside a staging area equipped with running water for the staff.
Custom Catering can trace its roots all the way back to the basement of a modest mercantile store in 1830s England, where William Startup toiled at candy making while dreaming of a prosperous life in America. Though these dreams were derailed when his candy found two high-profile fans—the King and Queen of England—his son was still determined to make it to America. He brought his culinary knowledge to Philadelphia, and since then the trade has passed down through five generations. Today, William's great-great-great-grandsons Hyrum and Joseph Knapp operate Custom Catering, using food-preparation experience and supervisory skills they have gleaned since they were children napping in pasta pots.
The ambitions of Custom Catering range from grandiose to minute; the company has catered entire movie sets, and it’s also helped brides to choose which color organza bow to wrap around chair covers or underdressed ice sculptures. The company’s extensive menus enable customers to plan a multi-course meal or pick and choose various courses when they only need limited service.