With Passover and Easter special meals coming in April, McCaffrey's Food Markets two catering managers indicate they have plenty of culinary suggestions for catering assistance.
Having a private party? Need additional appetizers, sides or entrées? Hosting a springtime birthday meal? "Gather your favorite people, and we’ll prepare exceptional food for them," says McCaffrey's Edward Rojewski.
Working with fellow catering manager, Christine Hacker, Ed says their team prepares dishes from high-quality ingredients, which are locally sourced whenever possible by McCaffrey's Chef Tom McGinn, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York.
"We cater the full spectrum of gatherings, such as baby showers, corporate events, movie nights, intimate weddings, anniversaries, fundraisers, casual friend parties and on-site festivals," Ed adds.
Catering for graduations adds an extra touch of celebratory elegance to those once-in-a-lifetime events. "We really enjoy handling graduations, and are looking forward to what this May brings," Ed says.
Christine says one of many events McCaffrey teams are honored to support is the Pennsbury High School Prom, a premier event recognized as one of the best in the nation. "We bring more than 1,000 of these wonderful students delicious comfort food in a magical formal setting!”
McCaffrey's current, catering holiday menu includes selections such as:
- Easter Prime Rib Dinners
- Spiral Cut, Maple-Glazed Ham Dinners
- Turkey Breast Dinners
- Easter Brunch featuring Maple-Glazed Ham and Quiche
- Passover Turkey Breast Dinners
- Brisket Dinners
- Potato Kugel
- Potato Latkes With Applesauce
- Flourless Chocolate Cake
- French Chocolate Mousse Cake
- Artisan Ricotta Cheesecake
Regarding tray-based options, they offer one for both vegetable or fruit, along with a Build Your Own cheese tray. A popular selection with delightful add-ons is an International Cheese Flight: McCaffrey's House Brie, Gouda, Asiago, Havarti, Huntsman and Gruyére Cheeses garnished with grapes, strawberries, dried apricots and fig jam.
To add a bit of sweets, they have scratch-made pastry trays, brownie bites and chocolate chip cookies.
McCaffrey's robust, a la carte catering menu is grouped into appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, breakfast/brunch, platters (including gourmet cheese, seafood, sushi and deli) salads, sides, main courses, bakery items and specialty cakes and desserts. The appetizers' category alone has 11 selections and hors d’oeuvres has 13 -- including coconut shrimp and lobster macaroni-and-cheese au gratin. Seafood platters offer poached or smoked salmon, along with shrimp and petite lobster options. Sushi rolls also are available.
Vegetable salads can be ordered for Caesar, grilled pear, arugula, strawberry, kale, garden and wedge versions. Cold salads range from pasta, noodles, tomato/Mozzarella, tortellini and cole slaw to quinoa, couscous, tuna and chicken. Thirteen side dishes are available, including mashed potatoes, bread stuffing, sweet potato chunks and mushroom risotto with goat cheese. Ed says their classic potato salad and macaroni salad is sought after, as well.
Vegetable sides include grilled/roasted/steamed asparagus, broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, carrots, brussels, balsamic mushrooms, sherried beets, spinach cakes, corn cakes. Vegetarian options span eggplant dishes, veggie burgers, eggs, roasted cauliflower heads, tofu rectangles and vegan soy popcorn nuggets.
The rest of the catering menu is rounded out by 47 dishes featuring pasta, chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, pork and seafood.
Sweet trays and desserts spotlight tortes, tarts, pies, cookies, cakes, brownies, bars, mini cannolis, eclairs, cheesecakes and cream puffs. Beverage service can include coffee, juices, hot chocolate or water.
Christine and Ed say they meet weekly with Nicholas Williamson, McCaffrey's director of commissary, catering, prepared food and deli, to organize catering projects and special events.
"We're one of the few catering options where chefs, bartenders and servers who are employed by us, will come to your home and venue to assist in creating a truly memorable event," adds Christine. “We're trusted to be part of memories that will last a lifetime. Many of my conversations with clients begin with 'you catered my daughter’s wedding shower and now I'd like you to cater her baby shower.'"
Closest McCaffrey's locations for Newtown City Lifestyle readers for catering order pickups:
- The Villages at Newtown, 2890 South Eagle Road, Newtown
- New Hope Shopping Center, 300 West Bridge St., New Hope
- Edgewood Village Shopping Center, 635 Heacock Road, Yardley
Note: All orders require 72 hours notice.
As a family-owned local food market, McCaffrey’s team members are deeply rooted in the communities in which they serve, with five locations in Pennsylvania and two in New Jersey -- that's another reason why they say they enjoy hosting in-store events.