by J. Scott

As an exclusive caterer in the Greater Philadelphia area, all wedding menus we design are custom. They highlight seasonal farm-to-table finds and are ultimately geared towards meeting the unique desires of each couple.

Prior to the wedding, sometimes even prior to booking, each couple is invited to enjoy a tasting to sample our cuisine, ensuring their wedding menu checks every box for the big day.

If you’re a foodie, know you’re in good hands with us! Previous bride Emily says:

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING!!!! In fact, we still have friends and family talking about the bountiful hors d’oeuvres and delicious entrees! So, for all the foodies out there, J. Scott totally serves up quality!

-Emily, 11/17/2018, via Wedding Wire

We’ve compiled some of our most popular menu items so you can start to dream up what your ideal wedding day menu may look like!

Hors D’oeuvres for Your Philadelphia Wedding Menu

Following a romantic ceremony, there is one thing all guests make a beeline for: the hors d’oeuvres! These tasty bite-sized appetizers will set the stage for your evening while everyone mingles.

J. Scott Couple Favorites: Hors D’oeuvres

  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Candied Bacon and BBQ Pork
  • Watermelon, Feta and Blackberry Skewer
  • Grilled Chorizo Red Pepper with Red Wine Honey Glaze
Watermelon, Feta and Blackberry Skewer & Grilled Chorizo

Campli Photography

First Course Wedding Menu Ideas – Soups & Salads

While you’re making your grand entrance and relishing your first dance as a married couple, the first course will be ready!

Don’t worry, we make sure you don’t miss a bite with personalized service for the happy couple at every event we cater.

J. Scott Couple Favorites: First Course

  • Baby Spinach Salad – Baby spinach, crumbled blue cheese, mandarin orange, shaved red onion, confetti tomato, white balsamic vinaigrette
  • Zucchini and Squash Noodle – Zucchini and squash noodle, kale pesto, oven roasted tomato broth, shaved parmesan
Zucchini and Squash Noodle

Campli Photography

Wedding Menu Entrees That Delight

Our planners will work with you to craft the ideal menu for you and your guests while carefully considering and accommodating all dietary requirements.

Previous bride Sara says:

The food was incredible! They were very easy to work with and offered lots of vegan and gluten-free options.

– Sara, 04/2019, via Google

Once you’ve chosen those perfect dishes, the last thing we want is for your guests to not enjoy their meal together. We ensure entrees are expedited without those waves of service you may have experienced at other events.

Jordan, who was married at Radnor Hunt last year, said:

Service was timely, which is an accomplishment when serving 150 meals. Each table was served at once and in-full, so guests weren’t waiting around half-served. Overall a first-class experience!

– Jordan, 08/2019, via Google

J. Scott Couple Favorites: Main Course

  • Burgundy Soy Marinated Grilled Flank Steak – Burgundy soy marinated grilled flank steak, roasted pepper avocado relish with roasted sweet potato and swiss chard
  • Grilled Mediterranean Halibut – Grilled mediterranean halibut, heirloom tomato vinaigrette, pancetta, mustard greens
  • Grilled Eggplant, Pepper, Zucchini Stack – Grilled eggplant, pepper, zucchini, mozzarella, charred pepper vinaigrette with quinoa and roasted heirloom carrots
Grilled Mediterranean Halibut

Campli Photography

Philadelphia Wedding Cakes

It’s not a wedding if there’s no cake to cut (face smash optional!). We work with two local bakeries to provide couples with delicious cake selections that are anything but standard.

Philadelphia Wedding Cakes

Samantha Jay Photography

Desserts for Your Philadelphia Wedding Menu

Lots of couples choose variety when it comes to the sweet finale of their big day and will serve up an assortment of dessert choices in addition to—or in place of—a traditional wedding cake.

J. Scott Couple Favorites: Distinctive Desserts

  • Mini Desserts
  • Cupcakes
Cupcake Desserts Philadelphia Wedding Menu

Amy Tucker Photography

Late-Night Snack to Complete Your Philadelphia Wedding Menu

Sometimes the most fun part of creating a catering menu is the late-night options, because who doesn’t love late-night munchies on a special occasion?

Our local favorites are The Lost Cow and Common Good Pizza. The Lost Cow provides authentic Philly cheesesteaks made to order right at your reception. And Common Good Pizza creates made to order wood-fired pizza to satisfy your guests late night cravings. 

Common Good Pizza & Tap | Late Night Snacks

We have other creative options too, like the donut wall chosen by Madlyn!

We are “foodies,” and the food was absolutely incredible. We also chose to have a donut wall, which was a huge hit; we would highly recommend.

-Madlyn, 07/2019, via Google

J. Scott Couple Favorites: Late Night

  • Donut Wall
  • Philly Cheesesteaks
Late Night Donut Wall at Wedding

Tessa Maria Images

Unique Drinks for Your Philadelphia Wedding

We can customize much more than just the food menu. If you’re a couple who loves a mean cocktail, we love creating custom cocktail bars or experiences for your big day!

J. Scott Couple Favorites: Creative Cocktail Bars

  • Crush Bar
  • Whiskey & Cigar Bar
Crush Bar at Philadelphia Wedding

Campli Photography

Are you ready to craft the menu for your big day? Let’s chat!

by J. Scott

Since founding J. Scott Catering in 1995, Scott has worked hard to establish a reputation for exceptional Philadelphia catering and superior customer service.