Popular New Food Trend

A popular new trend at upscale events is offering fun, comfort food to your guests. Our cheese steak grill is just what you need to add a “wow” factor to your special occasion. With our custom made-to-order cheese steak grill, we bring the “wiz wit” concept to the suburbs of Philly and into your own backyard. We are the only company serving Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery and Chester Counties, that can make any party a Philly-style celebration.

With the grill, guests’ have their choice of beef, chicken, or vegetarian; American, provolone, or cheese wiz, and toppings including mushrooms, onions, and peppers. Our grill can be used for corporate events, graduation parties, birthday parties, family celebrations, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and a late night option at weddings. And it’s not only for cheesesteaks; it can be used for breakfast buffets, post-wedding brunches, sausage fests…  the possibilities are endless!

Using our grill is a great way to add a unique and fun touch to your party. Contact us today to get more information on booking our grill for your upcoming event!

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Youth Group at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

On Friday we catered to a 1300 person youth group event on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All 1300 kids did the infamous Rocky run up the steps to the event and were in awe when they arrived to the top and saw what was awaiting them; stations upon stations of food, beverages, music, and games. Tables were lined with bright and colorful linens and complimented with an assortment of different floral arrangements.

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 The line for our cheese steak grill grew rapidly as kids wanted to try an authentic famous Philly cheese steak. With our custom, made-to-order cheese steak grill they had their choice of beef, chicken, and vegetarian, and offered with Cheese Wiz, American cheese, provolone cheese, sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms- all of the works!

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Our food stations included Spring Rolls, an Italian Market, Fresh Fruit, and Desserts. We offered a variety of spring rolls including beef cheese steak, chicken cheese steak, and vegetarian paired with sriracha ketchup, sweet chili ranch, and sweet onion cream. Our Italian Market station featured roast pork sandwiches with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone with a gluten free option which was wrapped in collard green leaf. The Italian market station also had authentic South Philly tomato pie. Our fresh fruit salad was served in miniature Phillies baseball helmets; it was the perfect touch for a Philly theme. For dessert, guests enjoyed Rita’s Water Ice and an assortment of Whoopie Pies including cream, peanut butter, and chocolate. Since it was such a large event we decided to be eco-friendly and use all earth friendly products including bamboo plates and biodegradable flatware and napkins.

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The kids spent the rest of the night dancing to DJ Bizz and playing corn hole thanks to the Philadelphia Cornhole League. We were so happy to be a part of this well known youth group’s event and giving them a true Philadelphia experience!

Hosting a Summer Cookout

Summertime means cookouts with family and friends! Hosting a party can be a little stressful, so we have a few tips and ideas to help make your summer parties go smoothly.

Food
Of course, grilling is a must! What’s a summer cookout without hamburgers, hotdogs, and steaks on the grill? Better yet, why not why not offer your guests a variety of cheesesteaks cooked to order on our custom cheesesteak grill? In addition, we offer a variety of unique hor d’oeuvres that will really wow your guests. Mini caprese salad skewers, crab and mango salad in a crisp apple cup, watermelon pomegranate shooters- all light and refreshing summer treats are a very popular option.

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Drinks
It’s hot outside! Your guests will need to stay hydrated and refreshed throughout your event. They will be delighted with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Try using unique containers such as glass dispensers to store drinks such as lemonade and iced tea.

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Entertainment
Music and games. It’s as simple as that! Create a festive playlist on your iPod, connect it to speakers and you have a party! If you’re looking for more musical variety, we are able to offer a great list of our preferred DJ’s that have our clients raving! Corn hole, kan jam, croquet, bad mitten, volleyball- the list goes on for games for an outdoor summer cookout.

We would love to help you plan your summer event! Please contact one of our Event Planners today!

A Posh Wedding

It was such a joy to see Sarah and Kevin say their “I Do’s” and celebrate at the Phoenixville Foundry this weekend! The couple chose a black and white theme which made for an amazing ambience. The white crinkle linens with black napkins, silver beaded chargers, and black stem glassware were jaw-droppingly beautiful complimented by the high floral arrangements done by Sommerfield Design. The décor had everyone in awe. The couple wanted to incorporate their loved ones into their big day, so we displayed pictures of both the bride and groom’s family members on their own wedding days in our beautiful book shelves decorated with small flower arrangements and tea light candles.

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During cocktail hour on the mezzanine, guests enjoyed hor d’oeuvres and sipped on the signature blueberry mojito drink. Our staff passed a selection of hor d’oeuvres including Moroccan beef skewers, Vietnamese chicken spring rolls, macaroni and cheese tartlet, crab and mango salad, herbed shrimp cocktail, and roasted apple and blue cheese on brioche. Guests also enjoyed stationary hor d’oeuvres of classic antipasto and a sushi bar. After cocktail hour, guests made their way into the ballroom for dinner and dancing. The first course was a baby arugula salad with strawberries, figs, almond crusted shellbark hollow, farm goat cheese, shaved fennel, roasted shallot, champagne in strawberry vinaigrette. Entrees included guests’ choice of pan seared filet of beef in a garlic and rosemary merlot demi-glace, citrus soy glazed salmon, garlic crusted ranch chicken breast in artichoke, rosemary, and tomato oil, and a penne pasta in a olive oil and garlic sauce.

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Once dinner was over the party started! Guests danced all night long to Silver Sound DJ and had so much fun taking pictures with the Tapsnap photo booth. The bride and groom sure did keep their guests entertained!

For desert we featured a make your own sundae bar along with a beautiful and delicious cake from Clay’s Bakery. Guests’ had their choice of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate ice cream for the sundae bar. Toppings included wet walnut sprinkles, heath bar crunch, M&M’s, coconut, chocolate and butterscotch syrups, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries. The sundae bar wasn’t the only fun food station of the evening; the couple surprised their guests with a late night snack from our made-to-order cheese steak grill!

As the night came to an end, guests said their goodbyes and made sure to grab their mini wine bottle favors.

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Thank you Sarah and Kevin for letting J. Scott Catering be a part of your special day!

Bride and Groom

Andrea & Michael part 1

Andrea and Michael were such a great couple to work with! The couple celebrated their big day at Radnor Hunt this past Saturday and added many sweet and personal details to their wedding day, such as an ice sculpture of their monogram and one of their bulldog as well. How amazing!

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We served stationary hor d’oeuvres during cocktail hour which included a raw seafood bar and a Chester County artisan cheese board. Beautiful flowers by Kati Mac design were placed throughout cocktail area and the ballroom. We can’t wait to receive the professional pictures by Danette Pascarella Photography! In the meantime, here are some of our shots from the day!

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Be sure to check back for part two of Andrea and Michael’s big day!

Catering for a Cause

Catering for a charity event always gives us a rewarding feeling. The event was held at the Phoenixville Foundry on Friday and it was such a fun event to cater!

Cocktail hour passed hors d’oeuvres included mini meatloaf bites, mini stilton and bacon cheesecakes on a cracker crust, hoisin barbeque duck flatbread, coconut crusted chicken skewer, warm brie and pear wrapped in phyllo, and mini pizza with artichoke confit. We also debuted our new farmers market inspired crudité display which had an assortment of seasonal fresh garden vegetables accompanied by roasted red pepper and spinach dips. During cocktail hour guests were able to walk throughout the parking lot where vintage cars were on display, but it didn’t stop there! Cars were also on display inside the Foundry with the auction tables.

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The tables were lined with textured charcoal grey linens and light yellow napkins along with purple lush flowers and yellow daisies. Guests started with a baby arugula salad with sliced pear, maytag blue cheese, honey bourbon pecans, red onion, and honey raspberry vinaigrette. Following the first course was a dual entrée of braised short ribs with cheesy polenta and fried shallots and a whole grain mustard marinated fillet of wild salmon with a chive essence and micro arugula. The other entrée choice was a seasonal vegetable risotto with grilled leeks, porcini broth, and toasted brioche. Both entrées were accompanied by caramelized brussel sprouts and scalloped potatoes au gratin. Desserts included a gourmet cupcake station with an assortment of cupcakes by Dia Doce and a fresh fruit display.

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Our bar served a pomegranate sparkler as the specialty cocktail for guests which was vodka, pomegranate juice, topped with seltzer and garnished with a lime wheel and pomegranate seeds- so refreshing for a summer event!

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Using Unique Displays for Corporate Events

J Scott Catering was honored to cater dinner for a prestigious medical school and hospital’s welcome reception honoring a doctor for his outstanding work in the medical field.

As guests arrived in the sophisticated and modern lobby, they were sure to notice our pastel green and blue patterned table linens! In addition, guests were greeted with an assortment of hor d’oeuvres and cocktails. J Scott wait staff served beef skewers with a scallion dipping sauce, goat cheese tartlets made of melted leeks and tomato jam, coconut crusted chicken with a chili sauce, and bacon wrapped scallops with a horseradish dipping sauce. Guests couldn’t get enough of our bacon wrapped scallops and beef skewers! The stationary hor d’oeuvres included petite pails filled with shrimp cocktail and sautéed scallops, spring crudité, along with miniature cast iron skillets containing teriyaki salmon over spiked brown rice. Our stationary hor d’oeuvres were displayed beautifully on our large ladders and complimented with unique flowers artfully arranged by Sommerfield Designs
For desert, guests enjoyed an assortment of mini key lime pies, tiramisu, petite vessels filled with chocolate mousse and berries, cookies and crème, and fruit extravaganza.

The evening was a great success! We truly enjoy working with this medical school/hospital and look forward to catering an event for them in the future!

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Get Creative with your Signature Cocktails

A signature cocktail is the perfect way to add a little “you” to your wedding day. Your favorite drink can say a lot about you! Are you sweet, girly, rustic, manly, rough around the edges? There is sure to be a drink for that! In our experience, guests enjoy trying signature drinks because they are usually out of the ordinary. When determining your signature cocktail, be sure to get creative with both the name and the presentation by selecting a drink name that is personal to you both. Here are some creative ideas for naming your signature drinks

-“Misshattan”: for the bride who likes her Manhattan on the girly side with bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters, cherry juice and lemon

-“The First Lady”: for the bride’s drink whose groom is in politics

-“Sarah’s Emerald”: a colored drink in the event that the bride’s ring is a stone other than a clear diamond, in this case an emerald

-“Phillies fan”: A red drink for the groom who loves his Phillies

-“St. Bart’s”: A drink inspired by the couple’s honeymoon destinations

As you can see, there are many ways to add personal touches with your cocktails.

Always ensure that a list of the Signature Cocktail ingredients be posted at the bar as your guests will want to know! Attractive signage is also important-be creative! For example, a nice touch is to present the signature cocktails in glass beverage dispensers so guests are able to refill their glass at their leisure.

And remember: signature cocktails aren’t only for weddings. They are starting to become popular at bridal showers now too! There is no rule that says signature cocktails are reserved for weddings only!

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A Jaw-Dropping Wedding

Warren and Kathryn said their “I Do’s” on a beautiful, warm spring day in Lancaster County. Their reception was held at the Farm at Eagle’s Ridge which is a unique and beautifully rustic venue. The bride and groom incorporated their love for horses and the outdoors everywhere in their wedding; décor included vintage furniture and accent pieces, pictures of the couple and their family members throughout the venue, and horseshoes which were used in their picture displays and centerpieces. A rustic meets chic wedding!

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As guests arrived they were enticed by barbeque braised short ribs, macaroni and cheese tartlet, asparagus prosciutto wraps, roasted tomato asiago bruschetta, stuffed marinated artichoke hearts, and lump crab cakes. The hor d’oeuvres were a huge hit among guests; our servers could barely make it through the patio before their trays were empty! Cocktail hour was held outside in the beautiful Corn Crib and patio that were lighted by chandeliers and strings of lights which showed off the venue’s feminine side. During cocktail hour, guests sipped on the two signature drinks: mint mojito and whisky lemonade which were served in mason jars. Guests then made their way into the main barn for dinner where they were seated at long farmhouse tables provided by Barnes Handcrafted Farmhouse Tables. The tables were the perfect touch for this rustic wedding! The first course was a crispy wedge salad with smokehouse blue cheese, shaved red onion, crispy applewood smoked bacon, teardrop tomato, and buttermilk blue cheese dressing, absolutely delicious! Guests had their choice of entrée: a vegetarian lasagna; pan seared breast of chicken with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, grilled Portobello, with a tomato scampi sauce or a grilled petite bistro filet with onions and a balsamic rosemary jus, both accompanied by roasted fingerling potatoes and an asparagus bundle.

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Guests spent the rest of their evening dancing the night away! We would like to thank all the vendors, our staff at J Scott Catering and Farm at Eagles Ridge for making this amazing wedding possible. Congratulations Warren and Kathryn!

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84th Annual Radnor Hunt Races

The skies brightened up on Saturday after the previous evening’s storms and we had a gorgeous day for the Radnor Hunt Races. We had multiple food stations set up for our guests to enjoy while watching the races including the Radnor Hunt favorite, our Chester County Artisan Cheese board. Our cheese board is filled with artisan cheeses produced by local family run farms. We always source our cheese locally in support of our community. Along with our cheese board, we also served a classic antipasto, a bruschetta station, and a grilling station. The grilling station was perfect for the warm spring day; it included Moroccan grilled chicken strips, ginger-honey and soy marinade grilled flank steak, and grilled vegetable skewers. It was a big hit among our guests! The annual Radnor Hunt Races have been a long-standing spring tradition on the Main Line with this race being the 84th running. All of the proceeds from the races benefit the land and water preservation programs of the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.