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Tasteful Occasions is a catering and wedding planning company based in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Owners Rafael and Kim Hernandez are passionate about creating delicious meals for couples and their loved ones as they celebrate together. Serving clients throughout the south-central Pennsylvania and Maryland areas, this dedicated team strives to provide an unforgettable culinary experience to every couple they work with.

Services Offered

Tasteful Occasions is proud to serve their mouth-watering fares at your special events, including wedding showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and after-parties. Your chef will design a custom menu for your celebration that can include options such as American, Asian, Italian, and Mexican cuisines. Tastings can be arranged prior to your wedding day to ensure that every last bite is to your satisfaction. A wide variety of dietary needs can be accommodated with a number of alternative offerings to choose from, including vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free options. The talented team also offers wedding coordination services, with packages that include day-of coordination and event design.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$65

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$40

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$10

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Greek
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
136 Reviews
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  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
99% Recommended by couples

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Sarah
Sarah Married on 06/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Blown Away

Stop searching - THIS is the caterer you want for your wedding. We were so impressed with how perfectly every part of our reception just flowed - the staff never missed a beat. Kudos to Crystal for running such a tight ship. The food was superb (everyone kept raving about how delicious it was), courses came out on time, drinks were always full, and all this during a pandemic! Tasteful Occasions was very accommodating when we had to pushback our wedding from June to August, and the staff couldn鈥檛 have been more professional when it came to following all CDC guidelines. They all wore masks and gloves to ensure everyone鈥檚 health and safety, and that was very important to us because we knew our guests were taking a risk just by being there. I really appreciated the very, very detailed timeline Kim helped me put together which literally goes through each minute of the day - you don鈥檛 realize how important that is until you actually do it. When you choose this vendor, you don鈥檛 just get a caterer, you also get an event planner, and they really know how to make sure your wedding is a success. You can tell they鈥檝e done this many times before - that level of experience is very important. But simply having a good game plan isn鈥檛 enough, you also need the staff to execute it perfectly, and they absolutely blew it out of the park. I was able to completely relax and enjoy my day knowing everything was taken care of, which, for a control freak like me, can be really hard to do. I also have to give a shoutout to Lenny and Tiffany for keeping the alcohol flowing! They made every drink perfectly, and I can鈥檛 believe how quickly they cleaned everything up when the night was over. The staff who cleaned up everything inside our reception tent also worked at lightning speed and not a single thing was left behind. I would give this vendor 50 stars if I could! They will definitely be our first choice if we ever need something catered again.
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Susan Married on 08/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend Tasteful Ocassions

I cannot recommend Tasteful Ocassions enough. They catered my daughter's wedding in June. 185 guests, plated dinner. We had so many compliments from guests on the food. The appetizers were fresh, hot and the servers went around frequently. The dinner was delicious, very ample portions, and again we got rave reviews. I was concerned if they could do a large group like ours for a plated dinner but everyone was served promptly and it was so well orchestrated. Crystal was fabulous to work with.
Helene
Helene K. Married on 06/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Choice

I want to thank you for everything that you did to help us plan the most amazing wedding. The food was awesome - we've received so many compliments! I know you tried to accommodate us on every level. Nothing was too much trouble and you matched our vision perfectly. The attention to detail was not missed.

I specifically want to mention that your (our) wedding coordinator Crystal was the best! She was by our side the whole way and ensured that everything was perfect for us. She's definitely a keeper!

Thank you again!!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Honeysuckle Ridge LLC Honeysuckle Ridge LLC Barn & Farm Weddings

Tasteful Occasions have catered weddings and rehearsal dinners here and we have only heard good things about them. They are very professional and we would most certainly recommend them.

The Farm at Eagles Ridge The Farm at Eagles Ridge Barn & Farm Weddings

Tasteful Occasions is an absolute joy to work with. Not only are they always professional and providing outstanding service, but their food is excellent! Clients are not disappointed and give rave reviews.

Spring Hill Manor Spring Hill Manor Barn & Farm Weddings

The food was delicious; Presentation was flawless. Tasteful Occasions, and their amazing staff, made the entire night perfect for the newlyweds and their guests.

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Tasteful Occasions frequently asked questions

At Tasteful Occasions, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at Tasteful Occasions includes:
  • Bartender(s)
Tasteful Occasions offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Tasteful Occasions offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Tasteful Occasions, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Tasteful Occasions, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Tasteful Occasions provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
To cater to all tastes, Tasteful Occasions offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Tasteful Occasions is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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