Clicky

Birchtree Catering

Birchtree Catering "Best of Philly" 2015 by Philadelphia Magazine. Contact us at [email protected]

Birchtree Catering focuses on locally sourced, seasonal menus and sustainable events.

Operating as usual

Spencer and Erica’s September wedding at  was so stylish!  has been and will always be one of our fav photographers. The...
11/18/2022

Spencer and Erica’s September wedding at was so stylish! has been and will always be one of our fav photographers. The couple chose a family style meal filled with color and tons of flavor, including Green and Greener Gnocchi, Pumpkin Curry, Roasted Veg, and Carrot Salad. Did you notice there’s no meat on the table? Neither did the guests.

Sunset on our last wedding for the season. What a joy this wedding was and what a stunning venue! Huge congrats to this ...
11/07/2022

Sunset on our last wedding for the season. What a joy this wedding was and what a stunning venue! Huge congrats to this wonderful couple!

It's Holiday Party season! Visit our website for the latest holiday packages for cocktail parties, buffets, and family s...
10/26/2022
Menus - Birchtree Catering

It's Holiday Party season! Visit our website for the latest holiday packages for cocktail parties, buffets, and family style meals.

Birchtree's award-winning catering starts with our carefully chosen menu ingredients, cooked by our team with a love for food and a respect for the environment. Download our 2022 Menu Packet.

What a wonderful celebration for an absolutely beautiful couple. Eliana + Marcus and their friends and family filled the...
07/11/2022

What a wonderful celebration for an absolutely beautiful couple. Eliana + Marcus and their friends and family filled the space with such joy! Im not crying, you're crying!

A beautiful dinner party wedding nestled in the lucious  garden and courtyard. Florals by  Rentals by
06/30/2022

A beautiful dinner party wedding nestled in the lucious garden and courtyard.

Florals by
Rentals by

Gorgeous garden birthday party at the Hill-Physick House. What a beautiful setting and a fabulous event.
06/20/2022

Gorgeous garden birthday party at the Hill-Physick House. What a beautiful setting and a fabulous event.

Absolutely loved this entire wedding. The bride looked like she stepped right out of a vintage dream and the whole eveni...
06/16/2022

Absolutely loved this entire wedding. The bride looked like she stepped right out of a vintage dream and the whole evening was a beautiful celebration. We wish Allison + Graham all the happiness in the world!

Thanks for an unforgettable weekend  ⛈🎪We’ll always remember the last minute location changes, torrential downpours, and...
05/29/2022

Thanks for an unforgettable weekend ⛈🎪We’ll always remember the last minute location changes, torrential downpours, and dancing with the alumni. 💚

Absolutely gorgeous wedding this weekend celebrating  and . No rain could dampen their spirits and joy. It was a pleasur...
05/09/2022

Absolutely gorgeous wedding this weekend celebrating and . No rain could dampen their spirits and joy. It was a pleasure being a part of such a beautiful evening. The mother of the Groom did all the florals. Shes hired immediately.
Lighting by
Doughnuts by
Rentals and farm tables from

Grab a pretzel on National Pretzel Day. The yearly national  average is 2 lbs per person,  but here in Philly we average...
04/26/2022

Grab a pretzel on National Pretzel Day. The yearly national average is 2 lbs per person, but here in Philly we average 12 lbs a year.

Happy Earth Day. Celebrate and be mindful of where your food comes from. Support sustainable and ethical sourcing and lo...
04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day. Celebrate and be mindful of where your food comes from. Support sustainable and ethical sourcing and low waste/composting and recycling.

To keep it simple
"That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees" ~Marcus Aurelius

Some of our local vendors




.farms



On a gorgeous fall day, Caitlin and Brady got that autumn color palette just right. 🍂🍠🥀 It’s even more stunning with the...
04/09/2022

On a gorgeous fall day, Caitlin and Brady got that autumn color palette just right. 🍂🍠🥀 It’s even more stunning with the white backdrop of the Woodlands Mansion. 🤎




Yesterday was national tequila day, and if you can remember that then you didn't celebrate properly. We recommend our Bl...
03/20/2022

Yesterday was national tequila day, and if you can remember that then you didn't celebrate properly.
We recommend our Blood Orange Paloma: blood orange juice and orange syrup topped with club soda and chili sugar rim

You can imagine how broken our hearts are that we may have missed any inquiries. We have multiple ways of getting touch ...
03/11/2022

You can imagine how broken our hearts are that we may have missed any inquiries. We have multiple ways of getting touch and it took us too long to realize our form was on the fritz. We truly apologize to anyone who hasn’t heard from us!

Throwback to our supper club on  2017,  held at New Century Trust, a 130-year old women’s non-profit that works to impro...
03/08/2022

Throwback to our supper club on 2017, held at New Century Trust, a 130-year old women’s non-profit that works to improve the educational, economic, and social status of women and girls. It is the oldest continuously running women’s organization in the U.S. still in its original site, an active National Historic Landmark and Philadelphia historic tour destination. We were lucky enough to plan this on International Women’s Day on March 8th, and witnessed a beautiful protest for women’s rights pass right along our front steps. We highlighted only female-owned businesses for this dinner, and are so happy to share these wonderful photos with everyone, courtesy of BG Productions Photography and Videography.



.events



When youre an adult every day can be cakeday and no one can stop you, but today actually is! If you need us we will be d...
03/03/2022

When youre an adult every day can be cakeday and no one can stop you, but today actually is!
If you need us we will be diving headfirst into some of these amazing creations.
We love our local vendors









Happy National Noodle Month. A life without carbs is no life at all. Pasta, & ravioli & gnocchi oh my!!
03/02/2022

Happy National Noodle Month.
A life without carbs is no life at all. Pasta, & ravioli & gnocchi oh my!!

 ❤️❤️❤️Beets layered with goat cheese and herbs, our favorite way to express love this week🥰
02/14/2022

❤️❤️❤️

Beets layered with goat cheese and herbs, our favorite way to express love this week🥰

National peanut butter day. We cheated a bit and added chocolate to the mix, but does anything go together better than p...
01/24/2022

National peanut butter day. We cheated a bit and added chocolate to the mix, but does anything go together better than peanut butter and chocolate?
Fun fact. The first recorded recipe for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches was written by Julia Davis Chandler and published in 1901 in the Boston cooking school magazine. Probably short recipe.

Today is national popcorn day! Grab a bucket, trust me you'll want a bucket, of our dill garlic popcorn. We wont judge a...
01/19/2022

Today is national popcorn day! Grab a bucket, trust me you'll want a bucket, of our dill garlic popcorn. We wont judge as you eat it by the shovelfull, we'll be doing the same.

Photos from Birchtree Catering's post
01/13/2022

Photos from Birchtree Catering's post

Thank goodness for these beautiful people, and thanks  for the feature and photo as The Face of Sustainable Catering!
01/11/2022

Thank goodness for these beautiful people, and thanks for the feature and photo as The Face of Sustainable Catering!

Birchtree On the Go features full menus for delivery, including vegan and gluten-free options, perfect for a small gathe...
01/10/2022
Sustainable Catering Delivery

Birchtree On the Go features full menus for delivery, including vegan and gluten-free options, perfect for a small gathering or celebration. birchtreeonthego.com

For Birchtree's other full service menus, visit birchtreecatering.com

Birchtree Catering offers locally sourced, seasonal menu available for drop off with set up or curbside delivery. Bring a sustainable meal to your guests, clients, family or friends with Birchtree On the Go.

Reminding ourselves that beautiful tablescapes and working with vendors we love will happen again 💚 Venue:  Design:  Pho...
01/10/2022

Reminding ourselves that beautiful tablescapes and working with vendors we love will happen again 💚

Venue:
Design:
Photo:
Tableware:

Birchtree on the Go! 🍃Cheese and Charcuterie Board available for delivery. Check out this and other options at birchtree...
12/29/2021

Birchtree on the Go! 🍃Cheese and Charcuterie Board available for delivery. Check out this and other options at birchtreeonthego.com 💚

Our new site "Birchtree On the Go" is live 🌿- order online for local delivery to the Philadelphia area! Appetizer Boards...
12/16/2021
Sustainable Catering Delivery

Our new site "Birchtree On the Go" is live 🌿- order online for local delivery to the Philadelphia area!
Appetizer Boards, Full Dinners, and Desserts starting at portions for 10-15 people.
Sustainable packaging, and free waste pick up! ♻
birchtreeonthego.com

Birchtree Catering offers locally sourced, seasonal menu available for drop off with set up or curbside delivery. Bring a sustainable meal to your guests, clients, family or friends with Birchtree On the Go.

Appetizers are our favorite food group. Pictured:-Short Rib Shortbread-Garlic Shrimp-Philly Pigs-Hen of the Woods Tarts-...
11/06/2021

Appetizers are our favorite food group.
Pictured:
-Short Rib Shortbread
-Garlic Shrimp
-Philly Pigs
-Hen of the Woods Tarts
-Charred Salmon Bites
-Herb Patch Turnovers
-More Garlic Shrimp!
-Cheese, Charcuterie, and Crudités Boards
-Apple Cider Mule

Happy Fall!

💚🍎♻️ Birchtre will be part of the city's first cohort of the Philly Food Waste Business Challenge, joining Weckerly's Ic...
10/22/2021
Office of Sustainability welcomes first cohort of participants to first-in-Philly Food Waste Business Challenge | Office of Sustainability

💚🍎♻️ Birchtre will be part of the city's first cohort of the Philly Food Waste Business Challenge, joining Weckerly's Ice Cream, The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop, Earth Bread + Brewery, Bar Hygge, and Musi BYOB as we delve into a 6-month long assessment of our food waste, learning from the experts at the Center for EcoTechnology and the City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability on how we can better meet the challenges of zero waste. Wish us luck on our journey!

https://www.phila.gov/2021-10-21-office-of-sustainability-welcomes-first-cohort-of-participants-to-first-in-philly-food-waste-business-challenge/

Office of Sustainability welcomes first cohort of participants to first-in-Philly Food Waste Business Challenge

Fall food is our favorite! On this plate: Maple and Mustard Salmon, Crispy Potatoes, and Roasted Fall Vegetables
10/01/2021

Fall food is our favorite!
On this plate: Maple and Mustard Salmon, Crispy Potatoes, and Roasted Fall Vegetables

2 of 2: tasting photo dump. Seeing our clients get to enjoy a meal with us again is still so thrilling. We never get tir...
08/13/2021

2 of 2: tasting photo dump.
Seeing our clients get to enjoy a meal with us again is still so thrilling. We never get tired of it.

1 of 2: Food photodump. Tasting for an upcoming wedding. We absolutely love this small setting and getting to feed our c...
08/13/2021

1 of 2: Food photodump. Tasting for an upcoming wedding. We absolutely love this small setting and getting to feed our clients until they are ready to burst!!

Absolutely wonderful wedding for a gorgeous couple at the stunning . Ceremony in the renovated courtyard, cocktails in t...
08/09/2021

Absolutely wonderful wedding for a gorgeous couple at the stunning . Ceremony in the renovated courtyard, cocktails in the main Globe space, dinner in the gallery and dancing all night under the disco ball and neon sign.
Flowers by .events
Rentals from
Photography by

Lovely surprise birthday party last night. Specialty margaritas and champagne flowed all night!Our Birchtree buffet was ...
07/23/2021

Lovely surprise birthday party last night. Specialty margaritas and champagne flowed all night!
Our Birchtree buffet was a smashing hit.
Thank you to .


What a pleasure it was to get to sit down with our clients after such a long pause. We could not be more excited to be w...
06/21/2021

What a pleasure it was to get to sit down with our clients after such a long pause. We could not be more excited to be working with such great couples and we really do have the best job, making things beautiful for a living.
Thank you to the spectacular for their newly renovated courtyard. Its stunning.
Of course we always look to for our rental needs and help in creating beautiful settings.
Thank you to our awesome team for always providing excellent service and delicious food.

What a thrill to be back doing what we do best. Creating wonderful, delicious and memorable events. What a pleasure to b...
06/16/2021

What a thrill to be back doing what we do best. Creating wonderful, delicious and memorable events.
What a pleasure to be working at . Congrats to an amazing couple who so deserved to have a beautiful wedding. Molly and Aaron and, we wish you nothing butnhappiness!

#2021

We are thrilled to share that we are listed in the top 10 catering companies in Philadelphia. We can't wait to get back ...
04/07/2021
Top 10 Wedding Caterers in Philadelphia, PA (2021)

We are thrilled to share that we are listed in the top 10 catering companies in Philadelphia. We can't wait to get back to work, showing you just why we deserve that distinction! We are anxious to get back to doing what we do best, creating awesome food and memorable events.

From all of us at Birchtree, we hope you continue to stay safe and we look forward to a near future where we will be able to help celebrate all your events. Trust us, once we can do so safely we will be celebrating every moment!

https://www.weddingrule.com/wedding-caterers/pennsylvania/philadelphia/

EDITOR'S Choice: We've handpicked the best of the best wedding caterers in Philadelphia, PA to help you pick the right one for your big day.

Today marks the end of Women's History month and we would be remis not to mention and celebrate the leadership and accom...
03/31/2021

Today marks the end of Women's History month and we would be remis not to mention and celebrate the leadership and accomplishment of the Owner and CEO of Birchtree Catering, Allegra Derengowski.

Allegra is a self-taught planner and entrepreneur, her focus in business has lead her to be a leader in the Sustainable Business network, aligning all of her passions and business ethics into the core values of Birchtree. She is dedicated to being a champion for local business, sustainable and ethical practices and supporting opportunities for historically underserved parts of the city.

The pandemic has been incredibly hard on small businesses and Allegra had to make the difficult decision for Birchtree to pause operations, putting people's safety before any profit, until we could re-open with confidence. As vaccination programs and eligibility expand, we are hopeful that that vision will be met sooner rather than later. We can not wait to get back to doing what we do best, providing excellent service, incredible food and amazing memories for all our clients and guests.

Thank you Allegra for your leadership during this unprecedented time and we can't wait to move forward!

~From all of us at Birchtree

Birchtree was highlighted in Billy Penn as one of the catering companies that said no to events in 2020. I feel bad for ...
12/24/2020
Catering workers describe maskless parties and high-risk gigs, as biz owners hope for a safer spring

Birchtree was highlighted in Billy Penn as one of the catering companies that said no to events in 2020. I feel bad for the industry workers who have been put in tricky situations.

“We just couldn’t see a path forward yet where we’re doing events, when literally nothing changes from day to day in terms of health and safety … there are no good decisions here,” said Allegra Deregnowski, owner of North Philly’s Birchtree Catering. “At some point, someone has to take responsibility, and I’ll do it for my company and not put my employees at risk.”

https://billypenn.com/2020/12/20/covid-catering-events-philly-pennsylvania-workers-risk/

Once alcohol starts flowing, COVID mitigation rules often go out the window, staffers said.

09/30/2020

Dear Friends,

Birchtree is coming to a pivotal moment in the life cycle of dealing with health and safety during Covid-19, and I have decided that it is in the best interest of our staff, our future clients, and our business if we pause operations until we can reopen safely and with confidence. Our hope is that 2021 brings us a clearer picture for the future, but until then, we will not be executing any events for the remainder of this year.

We have all intentions of continuing with events come April as long as health and safety are at the forefront of the decision.

Small businesses are hurting now more than ever, so please continue to shop small and local!

Allegra Derengowski, Owner, Birchtree Catering
[email protected]

Address

Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street
Philadelphia, PA
19124

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+12157449489

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Birchtree Catering posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Birchtree Catering:

Videos

Category


Comments

Guests at The Woodlands Annual Benefit will enjoy Victorian-inspired hors d’oeuvres from Birchtree Catering, beer and cider from Local 44 and wine from , and desserts al fresco from Lil' Pop Shop and Weckerly's Ice Cream. You can also bring your own picnic-style meal in addition, as lavish or as simple as you'd like!

Join us on Thursday, June 23 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm in celebration of one of West Philadelphia’s most active, significant, and well-loved places.

🎟 ✨ www.woodlandsphila.org/benefit
SO many good ones to choose from...I will eventually be sharing more...

It was a very hot Saturday, but everyone beat the heat and did a fantastic job pulling everything together for Courtney & Matt's gorgeous wedding day that that they worked incredibly hard planning! Everything was taken place on their property and all the details from the florals, furniture set ups and catering was just amazing. Courtney made a gorgeous bride. Congratulations you two and loved celebrating with you!

Shout out to the vendors who made their wedding possible!

Wedding Planner: Daniele - Taryn Blake Events
Caterer: Birchtree Catering
Florist: BLOOM flower co.
Furniture Rental: Lilac & Lace Co. Wedding Rentals
Bride's Dress: Sposabella
Groom's tux: Express
Bridesmaids: Alessia's Bridal and Formal Wear
Groomsmen: Men's Wearhouse
Invitations: Letters by Lauren Ashley
Hair: Dionne
Make-up: Lisa Aprile - Moon and Mane
Cake: The Frosted Fox Cake Shop
Videographer: Wrubleski Media
DJ: Magic Touch DJs
“The Food Waste Challenge officially wrapped up in April – but the work is far from over! We’re grateful for our partnerships that are only just beginning 💚♻ Check out what some of our Challengers have to say here, and then learn more about the progress they’ve made over the past few months ➡️ bit.ly/PhillyFWBC

The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop Birchtree Catering Bar Hygge Weavers Way Co-op
This year’s theme for is “Invest in Our Planet.” PIDC has been doing just that by investing in local and organizations that are working to protect the environment in many ways.

Some of our PIDC clients and partners incorporate practices which contribute to building a healthy city and . Find out how: https://pidcphilablog.com/pidc-clients-you-need-to-know-sustainable-businesses/

Featured & partners:
Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
Birchtree Catering
Mariposa Food Co-op
Revolution Recovery
We’re honoring women business owners by highlighting 7 businesses owned by incredible women. Click below to check out their success stories and testimonials. We encourage you to support these clients and other businesses throughout Philadelphia. https://pidcphilablog.com/pidc-clients-you-need-to-know-women-business-owners/

FEATURED PIDC CLIENTS
Maria Olivieri, owner of Olivieri & Associates
Rosemarie Certo, owner of Dock Street Brewery
Allegra Derengowski & Rasa Stirbys Benefico, co-founders of Birchtree Catering
Tess Hart, co-founder of Triple Bottom Brewing Company
Lisa Robinson & Ronda Winfield, co-founders of My Independence at Home
Ellen Yin, founder & co-owner of High Street Hospitality Group
Silvia Lucci, co-owner of LUHV FOOD

One of the things we missed while cinemas were closed? Date night at the movies! This Valentine’s Day season, bring your boo to the big screen and celebrate that hallowed tradition with this trio of oh-so-romantic love stories.

Sweet movies call for sweet treats! All attendees will receive a complimentary chocolate confection from Birchtree Catering!
Why did Birchtree Catering sign up for the Philly Food Waste Challenge? Because they are game changers! 🙌

"We are always striving to reduce waste and our environmental impact. However, as a small operation with multiple locations, sometimes it is challenging to keep this goal as a top priority. Participating in a program such as the Challenge would help to lend some structure and concrete goals, as well as making us accountable to someone other than ourselves."

Now that's what we call leadership! 👏👏👏
This week's featured Food Waste Challenger Birchtree Catering is fighting everywhere they go 🚚♻️ - from the homes of fellow Philadelphians, to event halls and holiday parties.

They're already leaders in sustainability and waste reduction and joined the Challenge to keep themselves accountable and edge closer to zero food waste:

"We are always striving to reduce waste and our environmental impact. However, as a small operation with multiple locations, sometimes it is challenging to keep this goal as a top priority. Participating in a program such as the Challenge would help to lend some structure and concrete goals, as well as making us accountable to someone other than ourselves."

Before they've even arrived for a catered event, Birchtree Catering is thinking about how they'll keep as much waste out of the landfill as possible.

Post-consumer waste is hard to control, and they've already implemented a few strategies:

♻️ Bringing compost buckets and compostable bags to all events

🥤 Providing disposable birch tree patterned paper straws and other compostable products at events, including tongs, popcorn cups, and more

Learn more➡️https://bit.ly/3pcRsbT
Major congratulations to SBN members Birchtree Catering, Earth Bread + Brewery, Weckerly's Ice Cream, Bar Hygge, and The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop for becoming the first cohort of local businesses to the City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability's Philly Food Waste Challenge! The new pilot program will directly tackle restaurant food waste in the city. See more here ⬇
The Network for Sustainable Meetings & Events held our latest meeting last week. We had Allegra Derengowski join us to discuss how she made her catering company, Birchtree Catering more sustainable by reducing waste and composting food scraps.

Stay tuned for our next monthly zoom meeting on October 28th at 12:30PM EST. We would love to have you join the discussion in making the hospitality industry sustainable!

https://lnkd.in/d3PJtgMa

Allegra Derengowski, owner of Birchtree Catering is building a New Kitchen Culture, while educating her staff & customers about why it’s important, how it can be achieved and what it costs. Here’s what Allegra had to say on the topic of changing kitchen culture:

“We added policies to our employee handbook last year that dictate how to behave on our staff, including using the correct pronouns when they're known of co-workers, calling out bias when it's noticed, and working on de-escalation before taking more drastic measures. Because we're in events, I also gave my employees the green light to walk away from guests or refuse service if necessary if they didn't feel respected.

We consistently promote our responsible business practices to our clients, through conversation and marketing materials, so that they know we are an inclusive group, and we pay our employees a living wage.

We have a $15 minimum wage, which is achieved by both the base cost of the employee, plus the built-in operations fee (gratuity) that we charge our clients. We guarantee a percentage of the menu cost as payment for the staff, including the back of house, so that it is consistent. For my full time employees I offer health insurance, and we're working on including a 401K program through the Sustainable Business Network. We also have a paid referral system so that we have friends of friends coming on to the team, which helps to build a strong supportive network of employees.”

Change is happening in our industry, one kitchen at a time. We’re sharing stories from leaders like Allegra Derengowski who are actively creating healthy, safe, inclusive workplaces where their teams can thrive. Do you know a business owner who’s doing the same? Tell us about them. Follow Cooks Who Care to read more stories from a New Kitchen Culture.

Our friends at Birchtree Catering are creatively responding to the increased need caused by COVID-19 by donating home cooked meals to neighbors in need through our agency partners. Every $20 donated on their website covers the cost of producing and delivering one meal to someone in need. We're grateful for their support and partnership! Contact [email protected] for more information.

x

Other Event Planners in Philadelphia (show all)

Day To Dae Events Coa Catering Arlene Fuentes Photography Carols Party Decorations This the Nightlife Michelle's Crazy Creations Utopian Impressions Events & Design Festivities By Lex Khashamir Co. Yasmin "Sunshine Catering" Philly Nightclub Party Deals Whimsically Sweet - Candy Buffet Co. Anthony Robinson's Photography The ButterFly Effect Anointed Kreationz & Eventz