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Kosher Caterers--NY/NJ/PA--Modern with a twist?

We're planning for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah and are looking for caterers in the NY/NJ/PA area who are willing to do something different and FUN with a modern presentation. Glatt is a must as is a willingness to do a number of different stations for variety, as opposed to a sit down meal. Would love a caterer who is open to a variety of ethnic food stations! Any ideas would be much appreciated (not Prestige or Main Event although we've been to lovely affairs catered by them in the past). Thanks!

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  1. Lederman Caterers sounds like exactly what you're looking for - but they're on Long Island. You would have to call them. I've been to many of their parties - they're extremely capable of what you are asking for.

    1. Try caling Citron and Rose (PA- Philly-ish area) If you may want dairy they do that extremely well too:)

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      1. re: ThePrettypoodle

        Have you used them for catering? We put a call out to them but never heard back.

        1. re: littlegrrl

          I have not used them (yet) I'd try making a second call- things happen.

      2. I have only used them for a shul kiddush, but even that was significantly different than the "same old, same old" that I am comfortable recommending Gemstone Catering for your needs. Take a look at their website and/or Facebook page to see if it looks like it would work for you.

        1. Thanks so much! Some of those are on our list as well. Lederman sounds great but I'm not sure they'll shlep all the way down to where we'd need them to in NJ.

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          1. re: littlegrrl

            Is Josh's Place still catering? I liked their work.

          2. I was at a very extravagant Shabbos bat-mitzvah Kiddush a few weeks ago by Petak Caterers in Fair Lawn, NJ, and it was really delicious and beautifully displayed. They had nice mix of unusual salads and hot foods, as well as the traditional stuff.
            This was the first time I've been to anything by them so I can't say they're consistently good, but this time they were very impressive.

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            1. re: helou

              I have been to a few affairs of different types catered by them. They do a consistently nice job. I got a quote from for my son's Bar Mitzvah and wanted to use them. It came to a lower quote from someone else. My husband made the decision.