Emily’s Café & Catering is a husband and wife owned and operated catering business based in Pennington, New Jersey. This full-service catering business opened its doors back in 2004. Since then, James, the chef, has been working closely with Emily, the catering director, to deliver seasonal menus and exceptional service for couples on their wedding day.
The catering team not only provides delightful menus and service to couples and guests, but they can also assist with all-inclusive event planning. They are available to assist with everything from setup and cleanup to even handling all your rental needs.
Emily’s Café & Catering provides couples with seasonal menu framework options they can choose from. However, each menu is customized to suit the vision of the individual client.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Sylvia · Married on 05/07/2011
In a word - brilliant!
In a sentence - Emily's Cafe & Catering literally made my wedding.
From the first email, our experience with this caterer was professional, accommodating, and enjoyable. We worked mostly with Samantha and she was amazing. We are a frugal couple (perhaps to a fault!), but Samantha was more than happy to work within our budget to make our dream wedding happen. In just one meeting, we went from having literally *no idea* what we were doing for the wedding to walking out with excitement, details, and a very agreeable estimate.
During the wedding, Emily's staff handled a variety of unexpected issues with poise. Everything from estranged parents, sudden rain, tipsy guests, to a bride that constantly calls you "Emily" instead of "Samantha", it was all handled with utmost professionalism. Every single guest complimented the food and decor of the wedding. I am so grateful for their service and I couldn't recommend them enough.
Becky · Married on 09/15/2018
There are no words to explain how much we loved working with Emily’s for our wedding in September of 2018. We were looking for a menu that would reflect the laid-back and comfortable atmosphere we wanted for our wedding, and we were so excited to see that Emily’s had the most perfect menu for us! Our guests raved about how amazing every single hors d’oeuvre and meal was - we had several passed hors d’oeuvres and three attended stations with pulled pork, mac and cheese, salmon and clams, and assorted flatbreads, just to list a few. Our dessert consisted of a variety of cupcake flavors - all of which were absolutely decadent! Finally, the staff at Emily’s was absolutely exceptional. We worked with both Jenn and Danny, who both went above and beyond to make sure that we were taken care of and that the entire day ran smoothly. Both of them were extremely professional, attentive to details, and thorough. The wait staff and bartenders were highly attentive and made sure to take care of my husband and I like family. Emily’s also helped us to arrange for rentals and an open bar - difficult tasks to navigate without their expertise. I would gladly hire Emily’s to cater every event I plan in the future, and we would highly recommend them to everyone!
Taylor · Married on 06/09/2018
Book them, book them, book them, book them. Do it now, you cannot possibly do it fast enough. Having Emily's cater our wedding was hands down the best choice we made during planning. The food is phenomenal- you can find that out when you do a complimentary tasting, probably complimentary because it is basically guaranteed you will book them once you try their food. We had a handful of foodies, people with sensitive diets, and general curmudgeons and they are all still raving about the food.
If the incredible food isn't enough to sell you, book Emily's because of Jennifer. By the time we got to the wedding day, I was almost more excited to see Jennifer than I was to see my future husband. Jennifer coordinated our rentals, our alcohol, the staff, set up of our rentals and decorations. She truly did it all. She answered my late night panicked texts and incessant emails. People not only commented on the quality of the food, but also the quality of the service. The bartenders were incredibly friendly and the servers were all attentive. It doesn't hurt that first thing after the ceremony, Jenn brought us drinks and plate of all of our appetizers. If you want to have a smooth wedding day, an experienced person to help guide you through your entire wedding, and the best wedding food you've ever had, book Emily's.
Emily and her staff are absolutely wonderful. They do an amazing job and it's always a REAL pleasure to work with them.
The food at Emily's is absolutely elegant and delicious. In addition, Emily's easy personality and attention to detail assure her clients amazing food & service on the day of their wedding.
We got the chance to work with Emily and company at wedding at the Prallsville Mill in Stockton last year and they were amazing to work with. Dinner was spectacularly timed and was excellent. As a DJ I get to sample food from a lot of different caterers and the Chilean Sea Bass was out of this world! Emily was always very friendly and courteous and everything went amazingly well. Highly recommend.