Birchtree Catering focuses on local, seasonal ingredients and custom menus cooked fresh for weddings and events. We source from farms and markets that provide the best ingredients in our region, giving us the creative freedom to work with what’s seasonally available, and absolutely delicious.
Our team was honored to win 2015’s “Best of Philly” for Party Food and reach the number 2 spot on Yelp’s Best of Philadelphia in the same week!
Birchtree began slowly in 2008, as owners Rasa Stirbys Benefico and Allegra Derengowski built their brand by using rentals kitchens, hosting tastings in their homes, and growing relationships with vendors and farmers.
Today, Birchtree has a beautiful commercial kitchen located inside Globe Dye Works, an old dye factory in Frankford, Philadelphia that now houses small businesses and artist spaces. We remain a small business with a dedicated staff, limited events per weekend, and a strong commitment to every client.
Birchtree caters weddings, social events, meetings, small parties, and drop-off meals. We customize each menu and quote, so contact us today for your consultation!
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Emily Janetos · Married on 06/29/2019
Fantastic, effortless, and delicious
We had such an extraordinary experience, start to finish, with Birchtree. The planning process was made so much easier thanks to their expertise and competence - their team absolutely understood our vision and made me feel supported in all of my decisions, while simultaneously providing expert guidance which made the event so much better than I could have imagined. Communication was prompt, clear, and thorough throughout the entire planning process. On the wedding day itself, their team (shout out to Nicole!) truly went above and beyond. We had a classic Philadelphia deluge 5 minutes before the ceremony was to begin, and Nicole did a PHENOMENAL job of assuaging my anxieties, helping us to make the right game-time decisions, and making the ceremony work just as smoothly as it would have outside. The Birchtree team then worked their butts off to reset the (soaked) tables, clean off the (soaked) chairs, and generally make the outdoor reception look gorgeous and perfect and as if it hadn't just poured buckets half an hour beforehand. The food was fantastic and very beautifully presented and their servers were so kind and enthusiastic and present. I've planned larger events before and have experienced that a moment where something goes wrong and I find myself getting called in to problem solve, but not when working Birchtree; they really handled every hiccough with professionalism and grace and allowed me to enjoy the day fully - I can't imagine what it would have been like to put on a wedding without their help and support. We felt thoroughly and genuinely cared for throughout the entire event. I would absolutely choose Birchtree again and recommend their services to anyone who wants to have a fantastic, delicious, effortless wedding.Sent on 07/16/2019
Becky Fricker · Married on 10/26/2018
Need a caterer? Done.
Please don't waste time looking at other caterers, Birchtree Catering and their highly talented and professional team will deliver all your wedding needs. The people were AMAZING and the food was equally AMAZING. Did I mention they also have a wedding coordinator who is so detailed and attentive, there is little worry than your day won't go perfect. Because it will. I keep telling people that in the future I will just make up events just to have them cater.Sent on 11/07/2018
Alayna · Married on 10/12/2018
above and beyond
Birchtree was the backbone of our wedding and we really could not be more thankful for their expertise, their helpfulness, or their incredible food. It was far more than just a food vendor: Nicole, our coordinator, was so incredibly helpful, a total boss, super responsive, and though of everything that this very overwhelmed bride managed to let slip by. Her advice and recommendations were invaluable to us and we just adore her—she is the perfect person for this job.Sent on 11/04/2018
As far as the food: my husband and I are self proclaimed foodies, whose shared passion and hobby is, literally, cooking and eating and talking about food. Birchtree's chefs are outstanding, the food was spectacular, and I've lost count of how many people told us how delicious it was during and after the wedding. THAT is the sort of food you want at a big day, and that is exactly the sort of food they deliver.
We're so thankful to Birchtree for everything and cannot thank them enough.
Birchtree Catering always does a superb job catering and managing events. Their food is delicious, their servers professional, and they are always efficient and a pleasure to work with. We can rest assured that any event they are working in our space will go smoothly and that the clients will have a wonderful time!
LOVE the synergy among the owners! All of them are friendly and easy to work with. Absolutely LOVE their food creation! (My personal favorite is the tofu with the peanut sauce). Looking forward to more collaborations in the future! Highly recommended! ^_^
Birchtree did a beautiful job with their launch party. Great food and great people! I look forward to working together in the future :)