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About Birchtree Catering

Locally Minded, Seasonally Inspired

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!

Categories: Wedding Caterer

Regions serviced: Philadelphia

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I wanted to bring Allegra and Rasa home with me! I truly can't recommend Birchtree Catering enough after an outstanding and delicious rehearsal dinner last weekend. We selected them from out of town based on past reviews and awards; also loved the fact that they are woman-owned as well as their commitment to sustainability. After a year of planning and tweaking, our dinner was spot on. It was arranged beautifully, was plentiful and absolutely delicious. The format, set in a two-story venue, included cocktails and appetizer board on the main floor prior to dinner, then dinner buffet upstairs with bridal party and family, then dessert buffet back in original main floor space with all the additional out of town guests joining the fun after the dinner hour. It flowed perfectly and desserts were just as delicious as the rest. All rave reviews from our guests. Allegra and Rasa provided supportive and creative planning, integrated all of our ideas (which was not easy with multiple visions and dietary needs), and created a unique and amazing event for us. They were communicative and responsive from the beginning of our planning to the very end of our event. Hated for it to end. And I would (almost) love to plan another Philly wedding or other event JUST to be able to use them. Love, love, love this business!Read Less

Profile Picture Debra, 8/31/18, 3 Reviews
Category: Catering
Services Used: American, Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s), Tastings, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian, Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up

Birchtree is so much more than just a caterer. We married at Awbury Arboretum two weeks ago (May 2018). Nicole and Rasa from Birchtree talked with us multiple times in the months leading up to the wedding, creating a customized menu based on our likes and wants. Nicole helped us plan the entire way, providing insight and suggestions based on our style and wedding vision. Day of, we were so incredibly impressed with the Birchtree team on-site. Everything was flawless - from the food (which received many many rave reviews and was delicious), to set-up, timeline, and everything in between, including calming this anxious bride! Juliette and Agi, our on-site team from Birchtree, were amazing. They set-up everything as we wanted, from notes and pictures I only sent to Nicole a few days before - removing any stress I was feeling about getting everything done perfectly! Andres and his front-of-house staff were so welcoming and warm with our guests. The Birchtree team understood our wedding dreams from the start, and made them into reality. It was exactly the wedding that my now husband and I had dreamed of.

Profile Picture Stephanie, 5/20/18, 3 Reviews
Category: Catering, Wedding Planning
Services Used: Vegetarian, Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up, Bartender(s), Outside Alcohol, Signature Drink, American, Southern, Chairs, Tables, Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

Overall, we loved working with Birchtree for our wedding at Awbury Arboretum. We had a few communication hiccups in first setting up our contract, but once we were rolling, they were very on top of every detail. We were happy to rely on their expertise, and they definitely listened when we told them what was and wasn't important to us. The one bit of advice that felt off was our bar buying guide. They gave us a wild overestimate for our 60-person guest list that went beyond what even a heavy-drinking crowd (which we were not) could possibly consume. We were able to return some, but it was a more annoying experience than it needed to be, carting heavy boxes back and forth. More importantly--the food was absolutely incredible, and they were awesome about customizing a menu for us. We had a great time at our tasting with Chef Rasa! Maria was on site the day of, and she was perfection. The team did such a wonderful job paying attention to all the little details and timeline (things I thought I'd have time and attention to do but absolutely did not!). We were very well fed and taken care of all night, and they packed everything up really neatly for us to take home.

Profile Picture Abby, 5/12/18, 2 Reviews
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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 :)

We are looking forward to working with you in the near future. Continued Success!

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