Say Goodbye to Winter

Take a minute to leave this cold weather behind and think of the warm weather ahead of us! Summer will eventually be upon us and with summer comes backyard barbeques, community pool get-togethers, and graduation parties. This is the year to be different and sit back to relax while Queen of Hearts Catering takes care of all of your party needs! With a fresh selection of summer dishes from fish and seafood to finger-licking barbeque – we will make your summer get together one to remember. Our professional staff will arrive ready to setup your event and serve your guests food that they will be begging for year after year.

Want to try something new this year? Let us bring our custom cheesesteak grill and serve your guests some Philadelphia-favorite cheesesteaks accompanied by everyone’s favorite toppings. Our cheesesteak grill is perfect for any outdoor event this summer, giving your guests a quick meal that they will be sure to love. Warm weather, pool parties and barbeque; let us help you make this a summer to remember!

Katie and Jonathan

On January 19, 2014, Katie and Jonathan exchanged vows in a gorgeous ceremony at the Phoenixville Foundry. Queen of Hearts Catering was onsite throughout the event making sure every detail of their special day was perfect. The ceremony was held onsite and the 200 guests in attendance were served a delicious plated dinner and entertained by the smooth sound of the City Rhythm Band. Evantine Designs completed the glamorous ambiance throughout the Foundry, and the Sunday wedding was the perfect start to an exciting life ahead for the newlyweds.

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Queen of Hearts Catering at the Oakbourne Open House

On February 1st, 2014, Queen of Hearts Catering hosted an open house at The Oakbourne Mansion in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Throughout the stunning estate, rooms were decorated exhibiting various bridal, birthday, corporate and shower ideas trending for the upcoming season. Various vendors contributed to the eye-catching displays, including Valerie Briglia Stationary, Blue Moon Florist and Silversound Entertainment featuring DJ Vaughn.

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Queen of Hearts Catering offered three choices from their award-winning catering menu including a slider station, pasta action station and a composed spinach salad. Other dessert vendors that joined the event included Dia Doce Cupcakes and Clay’s Bakery.

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The Historic Oakbourne Mansion is available to rent for special events. Call a Queen of Hearts Catering event planner for more information and to plan your event today! Thanks to, Campli Photography for all of the photos from the Oakbourne Open House.

01.04.2014 – Corporate Holiday Gala

Queen of Hearts Catering put on a show for the Corporate Holiday Gala on January 4 at the Phoenixville Foundry. The event featured many one-of-a-kind design elements that set this party apart from the ordinary corporate get-together. Guests participated in carnival games as stilt walkers moved around the floor! The festival atmosphere was facilitated by Silversound DJ’s mixing up hit music all night and Sommerfield design floral displays on every table. Queen of Hearts Catering completed the bash with a combination of stationary hors’ doeuvres and wok, fajita and pasta stations, continuing the entertainment as guests watched their food being prepared. After hours of fun and great food, sports fans were delighted with the opportunity to watch the Eagles vs Saints game on an incredibly large projection screen. The night was a complete success and once again Queen of Hearts Catering made this Holiday Gala one that guests will never forget.

Settled Into Our New Home

After months of planning and renovations, Queen of Hearts Catering is finally settled into our new location. Event planners Jenni and Ashley have been hard at work making the new space especially inviting to their clients with elegant décor and the latest technology, used to make your special day or event one of a kind.

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Our newly renovated space welcomes you to the variety of choices in linen, china, glassware and flatware that Queen of Hearts offers to its customers as packaged or upgraded items. With thousands of options and combinations, allowing us to create your perfect day has never been easier.

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We invite you to come in and see our renovated space and let us show you how we can make your wedding or event one to remember.

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A Sweet Suprise

Over the past weekend, Queen of Hearts Signature Catering held a rustic, fall-themed wedding for Lauren and Mike at The High Point.  Upon arrival guests were escorted either downstairs to the cocktail room or outside to the brick patio overlooking the labyrinth.  There they enjoyed a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres:  Crab-stuffed mushroom caps; chicken empanadas with mango Habanero salsa; scallops wrapped in crispy bacon; sweet potato tarts topped with caramelized onions and Chevre, and prosciutto wrapped pears with bleu cheese.

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Two stationary hors d’oeuvres displays were in the cocktail room.  The tailgate cheeseboard included mouth watering Huntsman cheese, Dill Havarti and Chevre along with fresh and dried fruits served with an assortment of crackers and flatbreads.  The traditional crudité display included a lavish array of fresh seasonal vegetables served with a creamy aioli dip.

Guests were astonished by the gorgeous décor and beautiful centerpieces of flowers in mason jars as they entered the Chester County style bank barn.  The award-winning twelve piece Tribeca Grand band performed all through the evening playing popular current hits as well as classics.  A photo booth and thumbprint tree was set up for guests to capture the special memories of the night.  Pictures of Lauren and Mike were evident throughout the reception.  Their pictures were used as the table numbers and there was a photo collage of them set up outside the reception area.

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 Pan-seared beef medallions

A delicious arugula and goat cheese salad with dried cherries and shaved onion, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette awaited the guests as they took their seats.  After the salads were enjoyed, the Jewish tradition of cutting Calah bread was performed before the main course was served.  Pan-seared beef medallions with shallots and wild mushroom Marsala sauce, or filet of flounder stuffed with crab imperial and topped with lemon butter crumbs were offered as the main course.  These were accompanied by our famous “smashed” potatoes with sour cream and roasted garlic and green bean Almondine with fresh lemon sautéed in olive oil.  A vegetarian option was also available which included our delicious grilled vegetable lasagna with herbed ricotta and a light tomato sauce.

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Vegetable Lasagna

After dinner, the bride and groom delighted guests with a surprise visit from Dia Doce’s cupcake truck, who provided mouth-watering pumpkin pie cupcakes.  It was the perfect sweet ending to a spectacular wedding at The High Point.  We would like to thank all the vendors, The High Point, and our staff at Queen of Hearts Signature Catering for making Lauren and Mike’s beautiful wedding reception a night to remember.

Queen of Hearts Catering Is Expanding (Part 4)

The fourth update on the construction of our new Queen of Hearts Signature Catering offices is here! It is always exciting to peek next door and see the latest changes.  Even with all the renovations the past few weeks, there is still much more to come such as installing the lighting, adding our linen display to the showroom and moving the furniture into each room.  If you are interested in checking out our previous updates on the renovations, you can view Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here!

November 18th, 2013

A shot of our freshly painted tasting room doors!

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November 19th, 2013

The floor has been leveled with concrete and is ready for the hardwood to be placed down.

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November 20th, 2013

The hardwood floors have been installed and look absolutely magnificent!

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November 21st, 2013

Another shot of the hardwood floors completed in the meeting area.

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November 22nd, 2013

Ashley and her pet fish Ethel hard at work in her new office!  Give her a call at 610.889.0477 to book your upcoming holiday party!

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Foundry Five #5FAC

Phoenixville Foundry celebrated their 5th Anniversary this past weekend and Queen of Hearts Signature Catering had the privilege of coordinating and catering this remarkable event.  This was the perfect opportunity for Queen of Hearts Signature Catering to not only display our talents to members of the industry in attendance, but also to honor the prestigious Phoenixville Foundry and staff for consistently raising the bar in venue excellence.

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Guests enjoyed a sampling of menu items that represent the past, present and future of the Phoenixville Foundry. Oysters dressed with mignonette sauce served on shaved ice with a lemon wedge, caviar served with toast points on an aspen spoon and accompanied by ice cold vodka and Italian-style roast pork on a pipette filled with au jus were butlered as guests arrived. Breakfast spoons that featured a fried quail egg with maple-crusted bacon and topped with Sriracha; prosciutto lobster taco cone with thinly sliced prosciutto, diced cold water lobster served with citrus salsa in a corn chip cone and a chalkboard cheese tray offering a variety of special cheeses was also served.

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In the Mezzanine, stationary hors d’oeuvres were displayed on our unique black ladders.  A New York Trio that featured mini Reuben’s, bagel flat with lox, and Coney Island hot dogs served on a bamboo trio plate were presented on the first ladder.  The second included mini silver crudité pails filled with various vegetables and accompanied by a roasted red pepper dip.

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A variety of menu options were available to guests throughout the Cupola and West Ballroom.  Our entertaining artisanal pizza station featured live pizza tossers and four delectable pizza selections including roasted vegetable, artichoke and goat cheese, mild Italian sausage and roasted bell pepper, and arugula, fried egg and aged balsamic.

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Playing off Phoenixville Foundry’s past life, the schematics station featured butcher paper with drawings and directions on crafting the ideal burger.  With pre-made selections or the option to create your own, this station offered an interactive element to a classic dish.  Guests could choose between 100% Black Angus ground beef or turkey burger with the choice of three different buns, four delicious cheeses, eight tasty toppings and five optional sauces.

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Our rustic farm stand station combined the best the earth has to offer to our guests who prefer vegetable options.  Vegetable dishes were served in mini cast iron pans with individual pot holders. The vegetarian options included goat cheese gratin, farmhouse vegetable barley soup and polenta cake with mushroom sauté, arugula, cheese, and truffle oil.

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After guests sampled a diverse selection of flavors from our beautifully decorated dinner stations, desserts and coffee were offered in the Mezzanine.  Individual martini glasses filled with Chef Erin Morrison’s famous homemade cheesecake was served alongside various mouth-watering toppings from which to choose.

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Along with the array of enticing dinner stations and hors d’oeuvres, guests were entertained by performances from BVT’s All About Me, music from DJ Adam Moyer of Silversound Entertainment, photo opportunities by Campli Photography and TapSnap.  Throughout the evening, guests were served our signature drink ‘Celebritinis’ from a construction worker provided by Sandy O.

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We would like to thank the Phoenixville Foundry staff, The Hankin Group and Bob Tomasso for allowing us to coordinate a spectacular historic event.  We would also like to thank the sponsors, vendors and staff at Queen of Hearts Signature Catering for their hard work which contributed to the event’s success.

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Photos courtesy of Campli Photography. To view the full album of pictures taken by Campli Photography click on the link here. We also have some pictures and videos taken on Queen of Hearts Signature Catering’s Instagram account! Be sure to check them out as well!

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Tasting to Perfection

Offering a tasting event for the newly engaged bride and groom is vital to create a menu that not only meets but exceeds their expectations. Our goal with every Queen of Hearts wedding is to design a customized menu that the bride, groom and their guests will savor. This past weekend, Queen of Hearts Catering held a private tasting event for Maureen, Zach and Maureen’s parents, so that they may sample the proposed customized menu. (In developing their menu, the bride mentioned that she loved pumpkin and wanted it to be incorporated.)

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To start the tasting, Maureen and Zack sampled six passed hors d’oeuvres that included: chipotle steak churrasco; pork pot stickers with sweet chili dipping sauce; crabcakes with Old Bay Remoulade; sesame chicken skewer with honey mustard dipping sauce; brie and pear with toasted almond and white bean Bruschetta with arugula and feta. The couple also enjoyed a sampling of our toasted Bruschetta display served with a trio of toppings: rosemary and creamy goat cheese; sundried tomato Boursin; and the traditional diced tomato basil fresco.

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The first course was a harvest salad that consisted of a spring mix with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and goat cheese in raspberry vinaigrette. Wedding guests will be given a selection of three entrées from which to choose: baked stuffed chicken breast rolled with sautéed spinach and sharp provolone finished with sundried tomatoes and cream; grilled Mediterranean salmon with broccoli rabe, lemon, and white wine; grilled vegetable lasagna with herbed ricotta in a light tomato sauce was offered as the vegetarian option.  The first two entrées were accompanied by asparagus tapenade which is asparagus tossed in our Olivada and garnished with grape tomatoes and Italian onions, and creamy sweet potato puree.

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Continuing with the theme of infusing pumpkin options into the menu, pumpkin pie cupcakes topped with sweet mouth watering cream cheese icing were served as well as an assortment of wedding cake flavors provided by DoughMain Baked Goods. The bride and groom also wanted to incorporate a chocolate mousse martini dessert station with fresh berries, fruit purees and homemade whipped cream.

 

It is always a pleasure to hold tasting events for newly engaged couples which serves to provide them with peace of mind of the high quality food that will be prepared and served on their wedding day. We would like to thank Maureen, Zach and Maureen’s parents for attending the tasting and we look forward to catering their reception at Phoenixville Foundry next year!

Queen of Hearts Catering Is Expanding (Part 3)

Week three of construction has come and gone and we are that much closer to the Queen of Hearts Signature Catering offices being completed. There still is much to do before the offices are finished; however we are making progress every day. Our first update can be seen here and the second one here. Check out the pictures below to see how far we have come this week!

November 4th, 2013

The walls were freshly painted over the weekend!

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November 5th, 2013

The construction workers are finishing up the ceiling areas with a top coat of paint.

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November 6th, 2013

A picture of our tasting room! The doors still need to be painted but it looks great so far.

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November 7th, 2013

The meeting room has added electrical outlets and new doors are being installed.

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November 8th, 2013

The meeting area is completely painted including the doors leading to the Queen of Hearts Signature Catering tasting room.

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