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Catering in Philadelphia, PA,
(215) 224-1800
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4.8 out of 5
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    Beth

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    5 out of 5
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  • From Start to Finish Joshua's Catering was truly amazing!! In our first meeting with David, my fiance and I were hooked! David's passion for food shined, and his excitement and passion for creating custom dishes got us excited for the food at our wedding. Laurie's organization helped us through the entire process, making sure no detail went overlooked. The result was a wedding reception that my guests are still raving about! The food was the highlight of the evening, and I still hear about those lamb chops appetizers!!! Don and I could not have been happier with our choice, while the end result was amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed the entire process with David and Laurie, every meeting was pleasant, and the tasting was FANTASTIC! Choosing Joshua's will certainly give you the food your guests will rave about!

    User4697462

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  • Working with Joshua's was the best choice I could've made. Laurie, the coordinator made the planning process so easy and she made the place look beautiful. David the chef/owner was very kind and created such a delicious menu. My friends and relatives still talk about how much they loved the food. I would recommend Joshua's to anyone. The price was really reasonable too!

    Lynne

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  • Speaking as the very happy mother of the very happy groom, we are indebted to Laurie Durkin and the amazing staff of Joshua's Catering. Joshua's provided sincerely outstanding food and meticulous attention to EVERY detail - from a professional team of individuals who were just a complete pleasure to work with through the entire process. We were lucky enough to have Joshua's cater our Friday evening welcome dinner for out-of-town guests, in addition to the wedding reception. Friday evening was simply tremendous. One look at the food told us that the reception would be perfect (which it was!) However, within those two days we felt the staff members all became family! :) Everyone was a delight. The food was presented with such an aesthetic - so perfect for our venues - and everything was just more than delicious. Our son and his beautiful bride chose an (almost) completely vegan menu - and our heartiest of meat-eaters raved! We cannot recommend Joshua's Catering enough - perfect in every ... Read more

    Cheryl

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  • Joshua's recently catered my daughter's wedding at Curtis Hall Arboretum. I can't say enough about the excellence of service, food & professionalism of this company. Everything right down to the decorations were perfect! Thank you for making this special day worry free for us!!

    Nancy

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    5 out of 5
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  • We used Joshua’s Catering for our backyard wedding with 40 people. Our guests were very impressed with the service as well as the quality and unique style of food. Joshua’s had to cook everything in the kitchen in the house and they did it with such grace and professionalism. You would not have known that they were even there. Our catering coordinator, Laurie was extremely helpful as she also managed the overall timing and movement of the guests. The little details that even a bride doesn’t think about – she had us covered. The food was absolutely delicious. They also allowed us to bring our own potatoes from my parent’s farm which they cooked marvelously. They were extremely generous and accommodating to the children that we had, giving them extras and responding to special requests. We highly recommend Joshua’s for any event. They are reasonably priced, a pleasure to work with and very talented at making exceptional, unique food.

    Deirdre

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    5 out of 5
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  • We do not have enough words in our vocabulary for how perfect Joshua's Catering was to work with. Before the wedding, we had a blast at our tasting in their store in Jenkintown, PA. Chef David was not only open to our vegan/vegetarian only menu, but he couldn't wait to test delicious recipes with us. My husband is not a vegan but he loves food as much as I do. It was important to us to hire a caterer who did not hear the words "vegan" or "vegetarian" and translate them to "boring" in his mind. Rather, he created a creative menu like hearts of palm cakes, Seitan sliders, and a whole wheat pasta that was obscenely tasty. Laurie, the event planner at Joshua's chased us in the rain to make sure that we were fed and had cocktails. She was exceptional to work with and made us feel so delighted by her sweet smile. We love these people so much. If you're looking for a great caterer who not only knows food and flavor but can also be creative and fun, these are the people that you'll want to... Read more

    Raynor

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    5 out of 5
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  • This place is phenomenal. I could go into it and write a book, but I'll just hit some high points - If you're like me, you're a bit overwhelmed by the planning process and all of the details. There's hundreds of decisions to make, and they're all seemingly crucial to make your day exactly the way you want it. That's where Laurie comes in. She's the wedding guru, and makes all of your decisions easy and fun - absolutely phenomenal at her job, she helped us with all of the little details and did an AMAZING job behind the scenes at the wedding. The whole serving and bartending staff did an amazing job, but Laurie helps from the beginning, and makes sure EVERYTHING is exactly the way you want it. Plus, she's totally awesome, fun, and helps you relax and enjoy the process. The food is really just fantastic as well. It's rare to find a caterer where it doesn't taste like all the food was cooked en masse, but each plated meal we had tasted like it was cooked individually and special fo... Read more

    Shannon

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    5 out of 5
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  • When my husband and I began browsing caterers for our intimate (17 people) backyard wedding, we knew we wanted a company that worked with local foods and seasonal menu items. We stumbled upon Joshua's Catering's website and saw sample menus on their site and thought it looked perfect. After we gave them an idea of what we had in mind--entrees like blackened shrimp tacos and bbq chicken with mac 'n cheese--or a trio of dessert--they invited us to their location for an official tasting. We couldn't have been more impressed, it was exactly what we were looking for. Jason and David went over every menu item (we had many courses) with us to make sure we gave them our own twist and personalization. When it came to our big day, our families had nothing but kind words to say. The meal definitely stole the show (in a great way!) and will always remain one of the most memorable parts of our wedding day. The chef had a very professional work station set up in our kitchen, and they even cleane... Read more

    User2764834

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joshua's catering did an amazing job with our wedding! All of the food was delicious. Our guests raved about it, including one guest who is a professional chef. We really enjoyed working with Laurie. She was well organized and kept us on track with all the to-do's including by providing ideas for the event and great recommendations for other vendors. She took care of everything efficiently, including when we decided a few days before the wedding that we wanted to rent a dance floor for our open space. We don't know what we would have done without her! We did pay slightly more (5-10%) for Joshua's than if we had used a couple of the other preferred caterers at our venue, but it was absolutely worth it for what we received! We highly recommend them!

    Liz

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Joshua's catered our Morris Arboretum wedding on August 2nd, and they were FANTASTIC! Not only was the food phenomenal (many guests said it was the best wedding food they have ever had), but the service was exceptional. Laurie is extremely talented at coordinating every single detail of your wedding. Every request I had, she was able to fulfill. She answered all of my millions of questions right away. She brought up many details that I hadn't even thought about previously! Our wedding was completely perfect, it went off without a hitch! Laurie was able to coordinate with all of our other vendors, set up all of the decorations exactly the way that I wanted and provide excellent food and drink! Joshua's allowed us to drop off all of the alcohol and decorations the day before the wedding, which was nice so that we did not have to worry about setting anything up on our wedding day. Another great thing is that they are BYOB, so you can buy all of your alcohol and keep it after the weddin... Read more

    Mary Anh

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • My husband and I have agreed (for the first time since meeting 5 years ago) that there is absolutely nothing we would have changed about our wedding. THAT'S how great Joshua's Catering was!! Chef David Hall fulfilled all of our wishes for a wedding that was not a "chicken or fish" kind of deal. We had stationary Italian antipasti, Asian passed hors d'oeuvres and a comfort food family-style sit down dinner. His service staff was friendly, competent, and professional. And it must be said that he's just a cool guy who I'd want at my family's Thanksgiving ha! Laurie Durkin is the coordinator and did she ever coordinate! My bridesmaidzilla sister in law wanted to flip the floor plan the day before the wedding and Laurie went with it happily. The Abington Art Center's pavillion looked amazing. I can't say enough great things about the planning process with David and Laurie. I felt comfortable with their expertise and just straight up trusted that they'd do a good job. My wedding day ... Read more

    User3634719

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Joshua's food is delicious, and their staff is a joy to work with. Laurie was extremely helpful the day of, and coordinated so well that I never felt worried about anything! The staff was so helpful, and thoughtful, willing to accommodate all of our (somewhat bizarre) requests. They were able to provide vegan/vegetarian and gluten/lactose free options without extra cost, and their prices were reasonable. They worked hard to help us save money as well. I can't speak highly enough of their day of support. I felt like everything was taken care of, and that I didn't have to worry about a thing! When our schedule was off, the staff was flexible, and rolled with the punches. Amy's cupcakes were the talk of the town that night! I definitely recommend the flourless chocolate cupcakes! Delicious!

    User2776095

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Joshua's catering made our wedding day. They are not kidding they write, "fresh. local. artisan" on their website. My groom and I talked up the food we had tasted to all of guests beforehand, and someone even said, "you're kind of pumping up this food... is there any way that it is that good?" but they ate their words later (ha!). Everyone raved about the food: we went with a vegetarian (portabello Napoleon), fish (butterfish with caper berry and tomato salsa) and chicken (pan-seared with locally grown mushrooms). Plus if you have the opportunity to work with their baker Amy on desserts, do so! She made an incredible pumpkin bourbon walnut streusel pie for us (among other fruit pies and a chocolate ganache) that I am still getting compliments on. We went with a very small, ceremonial cake-- basically for the cutting-- and I did not miss a bigger cake at all. Everyone from Joshua's was professional and friendly the day-of. We had some unusually cool weather (we were expecting 50+ degree... Read more

    User3344014

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • Megan and I fell in love with Joshua's style immediately. Their love for local, fresh, and creative foods aligned with our preference. We are both vegetarian, but wanted a blend of both. They are comfortable with doing vegan or traditional style meals. They helped to create a menu that represented us, instead of a generic menu. They worked with us throughout the entire process to keep the cost from getting out of control but giving us a variety from the cocktail hour, dinner courses, and dessert. We had our guest make pies and and cheese cakes, and Joshua help to supplement. This demonstrated their flexibility. Their price was competitive for a higher end caterer. Our guests raved about the food, and our meat eating friends loved some of the vegetarian hors d'oeuvres. My wife was so thankful to work with Laurie. She supported all her creative and artistic visions for the day. They may have taken several days to get back to our e-mails during the planning process, but the... Read more

    Joanna

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • We had Joshua's for our wedding at the Morris Arboretum. We chose to go with a smaller catering company because we felt we would get more personalized attention, and better pricing - we were right! From the beginning, David (the chef) and Laurie (the coordinator) wanted to work with us closely on our menu and pricing. The cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres and antipasti table were amazing. The bartenders (so I heard) were great. Two hiccups - they forgot to serve an ENTIRE table of guests !! and then started doling out staff meals. So they ran out of steak. Kind of inexcusable. Also - the table layout was not what I had stipulated, so some of my good friends were in a corner instead of next to the dance floor. I heard feedback that the serving of the meals was not very coordinated, and some people's meals were whisked away while they were getting drinks, or in the photo booth. Overall, though, the food was really good and the price per person could not be beat. (and the wedding cak... Read more

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