Diverse Catering
Kevin and I simply cannot thank you enough for all your help in planning our June 6th wedding. It was exactly how we envisioned it and really a perfect day. The food was delicious, the food stations were unique and attractive and the service attentive, warm and professional. Kevin and I felt very well cared for and truly appreciated the attention given to Kevin’s father and my cousin Dickie. My favorite quote of the wedding was from an 8 year old guest telling her friends, “The food is simply fabulous!” It really was. We will happily recommend Diverse Catering to everyone we know. It truly was an event to remember and we couldn't have done it without you.

Warm Regards,
Christine Ray and Kevin Porter

Intimate dinner in the common flower garden of Historic Bartam's Garden

Ken, Our dinner guests at Bartram’s wrote back things like “a magic experience —dinner was delicious”. You and your employees are a joy—great food, attention to every detail and so easy to work with (even though I changed my mind about where the dinner table should be). Can’t wait to do it again !!

Ann Marshall

December Winter Wedding Colonial Dames

We chose to work with Ken Correll because his attention to detail and ability to share our vision. We were also planning our event from out of town, without any local family to assist, so we knew the relationship with our caterer was going to be very important.

From the initial meeting and menu planning (you definitely want your caterers to be foodies) to a magical birthday menu tasting complete with champagne and our wedding cake, Ken continued to shine and help us with every little last minute decision. He even suggested the perfect venue and helped us build upon the intimate setting through his seating suggestions for the ceremony.

Ken and the Diverse team pulled together a magical night. They treated us like family – they treated our family like family. Ken took care of every detail that day and served as a concierge for the event. All of our guests commented on how fantastic the food was, and many couldn’t believe that the excellent “host” (Ken) was our caterer. We even credit him with delivering the most perfect, light snowfall during the wedding.

I recommend Ken and Mike without hesitation. They provide the peace of mind that you’ll want and need leading up to your event, and so much more.

Good luck —and one more word of advice: really try to eat at your wedding. It will be next to impossible, but the food from Diverse will be amazing! My husband, Scott, and I had a truly beautiful night and we hope you have the same.

Angie Truesdale
Washington, DC

Having planned two weddings within 18 months, we had plenty of opportunity to compare catering services. Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering was outstanding. Not only was the food great, but even more importantly, he and his staff were always open and willing to accommodate our vision of the event. They always had a "we can do that!" attitude which was so refreshing. Mike never lost his calm, always reassured us right up to the hour of the event that all would be perfect. Mike, thank you to you and all your staff for making our rehearsal dinner truly memorable.

Judy Murray Kosher

Style Wedding at Bartram's Garden

Ken was much much more than a caterer. He truly was an all-out wedding planner with not only an immaculate attention for detail but also a compassionate for the importance and significance of our wedding day. It was obvious to my family and I that he cared about his work and this translated into delicious food, awesome service, and a positive attitude. Ken really contributed to making our wedding day special.

~Lauren Isaac

Wedding at Bartram's Garden

After planning a DIY wedding at Bartram's Gardens, we are immensely grateful that we hired Ken. Immediately upon meeting him, we knew we had found the right person to cater our wedding. He listened to our big ideas and helped interpret them into reality. Ken provided support every step of the way, offering cost-saving tips, moral support, inspiration and humor. He was able to tie Korean, Polish, Morrocan and Italian cuisine together in our menu, with the added complexity of beer pairings for each station. Our guests raved about the food! Like every great occasion, our big day took a few surprise turns, but Ken is truly unflappable and knew how to handle every situation that arose. Since our wedding last fall, we have hired Ken for other events and will continue to do so in the future!

Jacey & Ted Lucas

Now that the ‘dust’ has finally settled following my daughter’s wedding in October 2009 (Kim Talley-Kurt Hoffmann) I wanted to thank you for all that you did for us.

From the moment we met with Mike Schmidt (at the food court at King of Prussia Mall for our convenience!) we were impressed with his knowledge and personality. We knew that no matter where the wedding was held Diverse Caterers would be our caterer of choice.

The venue selected was Ridley Creek State Park, Jeffords Mansion. It turned out that Mike was quite familiar with this location. Because he had catered a number of functions at this location, Mike was able to provide quite of bit of information that we would not have known otherwise.

Kim and Kurt choose a menu of German food to be served family style. Mike and his chef came to our home and prepared a complete tasting menu that was truly incredible. They even set the table to replicate a reception and served the meal. It was very impressive AND delicious.

The Cocktail Hour was held on the outside patio with Butlered Hors d’oeurves. The set up was beautiful and their hand carved pumpkins were used as decoration. As we moved inside we were delighted to see how beautifully the tables were set. There was also a German Beer tasting table, per the Bride and Groom's request. Rather than the traditional wedding cake they choose an assortment of pies with ice cream. The reception was quite different from any other our guests had attended. Mike was more than a caterer. He functioned almost as a wedding planner and helped make the whole affair run much more smoothly that we could ever have hoped. The staff was extremely friendly, from the delivery people, to the set up people and the wait staff. In fact, they were a fun group of people who added to the festivities.

Mike was always there, without being intrusive, to ask how everything was and to follow up on all of the details. From making sure we had everything we needed in the dressing room, to setting out our carved pumpkins, to serving the fabulous meal and desert, Mike was truly a perfect caterer.

The wedding was a huge success and one that people are still talking about. We cannot say enough good things about Diverse Catering. There can’t be a better group around! Thank you for all that you did. We are so glad you were our caterer.

Monica Towns (for the Talley-Hoffmann wedding)

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