Unique. Creative. Artistic. These adjectives best describe The Cocktail Party Chef, a Philadelphia catering company that specializes only in cocktail parties with gourmet heavy appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. It offers a three-tiered menu service with options of a drop off menu and two full-service catering options. Learn more about them here.
Chef/owner Karen Ferries-Yoon’s background includes growing up in the gastronomic capital of Brussels, Belgium, where her mom instilled an infectious love of cooking in her. A career in the food industry was inevitable. Her most impressionable work experience was starting off as a bottom-rung cook making hors d’oeuvres at Chef Daniel Boulud’s flagship restaurant, Daniel, in New York City for their catering division.
Selections from the Premium, Choice and Drop off menus capture the modern palate that craves familiar foods with mainstream flavors during cocktail hour. While many offerings don’t stray far from the classic recipe, most entail a creative spin that stays comfortably within the cocktail party comfort zone like the soy ginger eggs (pictured above).
The signature look of The Cocktail Party Chef are its beautiful food presentations for the Choice and Premium Menus. Every set of platters are customized and decorated specifically for the occasion (40th birthday party, holiday party, wedding, or baby shower), client, and aesthetic of the party space, whether it’s in your home or at a venue.