About this Vendor
John Serock Catering of West Chester has quickly become the caterer of choice for brides and meeting planners throughout the Philadelphia area. Our team of seasoned professionals has an unwavering commitment to do whatever it takes in turning your dream vision into a remarkable one-of-a-kind event.
$$$ – Moderate
American, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Fusion, Seafood
Buffet, Seated Meal, Servers, Food + Catering
OUTSTANDING customer service and DELICIOUS food! These two brothers know what they are doing in this business!Reviewed on 10/22/2013 cassidy b
When I was searching for a caterer for our wedding I was looking for a company that stood out and had an edge above the other wedding caterers I've researched and I instantly found it through John Serock Catering. We met with John and he totally was professional, friendly, down to earth and excited about his company and meeting with us. John spoke about his company philosophy while we sampled their delicious food; we were hooked, we knew right then and there this company was going to caterer our big day! Over the months, we created our menu, talked about logistics of the wedding day, visited our wedding site together and narrowed down every last detail. Our final meet was with both, John and Jay, and they went over again everything about the day to make us feel comfortable and confident. These guys are honestly so easy to work with, fun and you can tell they are passionate about what they do - that truly shines through. Our wedding day was PERFECT! I know that is so cliche so say, but it's true and John Serock Catering was a HUGE part of this!! Our vision actually become our reality! I cannot say enough good things about this company; they truly went above and beyond! The food was fresh and tasty and honestly the best wedding food I have ever had. The staff was EXTRAORDINARY! They were SO attentive, lively and accommodating. So many guests were raving about the experience days after the wedding was over! John and Jay really have a unique company that supports your vision while adding a unique edge to it. We could not be happier with who we've selected - I absolutely recommend them! You will be WOWED!
Serock CateringReviewed on 10/19/2013
My husband and I live out of state, so my mom and sisters chose a caterer for us. We were very happy with their decision to work with John Serock. Everyone at the wedding complimented the delicious food (stations with salmon/steak, pasta, and vegetables). Even our foodie friends from California were impressed. John has done a lot of weddings and knows the area venues well, which made the day go smoothly. He even stepped in to store our cake for a few hours when a last-minute complication came up the day-of. The servers were quick and professional, and everything looked nice. We also appreciated getting food before the buffet line so that we could eat quickly and then make rounds to tables. The only (minor) negative feedback from us or any of our guests was related to the bartender service; apparently the person mixing drinks didn't know/made mistakes on some of the less common drinks that our guests ordered. This was still a very small criticism, in comparison to all the compliments, and could probably be prevented with better preparation on our part (list of suggested cocktails, etc).
Serock CateringReviewed on 7/18/2013 Alicia C
John and Jay were both great to work with! We have vegans in the family and they came up with a great menu option that wasn't the traditional vegan meal that is so played out. They were also really flexible working with family style catering which really added to the ambiance that we wanted. They also assigned a staff member to make sure that my husband and I were fully taken care of during the busy day! We kept getting compliments on the delicious food and can't wait to work with them again!
The. Best. Ever. That's all I need to say! The food was unreal, our coordinator amazing, and people are still talking about how it was so good! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone!
Once we went to our tasting and tried the food and met Kristy, we knew that John Serock was going to be our caterer. First - the food was absolutely amazing. From the pasta with shrimp and scallops to the short ribs and cauliflower mash - everyone raved about the food. The cheese and charcuterie board at cocktail hour was also a hit with all of our wedding guests. I didn't get to each much of it, but Kristy placed a small plate of cheese at our sweet heart table for me since she knew my love of cheese! Which leads me to Kristy - absolutely amazing!! I am the bride who asks way too many questions and Kristy answered every single one of them without hesitation. She was super helpful when I asked for suggestions. On the wedding night, she was there every step of the way making sure we were eating, drinking, having fun, etc. She was truly great to work with and we knew we were in good hands from the moment we met her. Also, the wait staff were very professional and really nice and fun. We are so happy with our choice of John Serock Catering. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding caterer with good food and really great employees.
If there's one vendor who was most responsible for my wedding being as perfect as it was, it was John Serock Catering, and specifically our coordinator, Kristy. As the first of my friends to get married, I had no idea what kind of things to watch out for, and I might have hired a planner if we had the money, but once I met with Kristy I didn't feel the need to. She was such an incredible wealth of of knowledge and experience, always willing to answer my questions, and generally was able to fill in the gap between my expertise and the level of expertise required to plan the perfect wedding. She thought of everything and was always several steps ahead of me, both during the planning and at the wedding. The food was delicious. I had one guest (who is a huge food snob actually) say it was the best catered meal he ever had (and he's had very many). Of course we had so much fun picking out our menu, and it really felt like we were able to express ourselves with our selections. One of the best things about the day was that we actually got to eat our food! From the cocktail hour through the seated dinner and buffet dessert, I don't think we missed anything. They assigned a couple of folks to come and check on myself and the groom throughout the day, and bring us food and drinks, so we were thrilled that we avoided the trope of not getting to eat your own wedding food. Kristy orchestrated the timing of the meal and toasts to ensure we even had a few minutes to sit and eat our main course, which was just so nice and very appreciated. All in all, my wedding came off more perfectly than I could have anticipated, and absolutely NOTHING went wrong. (My MOH confirmed this, actually--there wasn't even anything they kept from us while they dealt with it.) I credit Kristy and the catering team with this feat--they really were THAT thorough and prepared. And although it was the most expensive part of the wedding by far, it was worth every penny to have it go so smoothly. THANK YOU to Kristy and the rest of the team for such an incredible job!
We cannot begin to explain just how pleased we were with the services for our wedding from John Serock. From the start, John and his team were responsive, attentive, organized, and professional! John worked with us to stay within budget, and to design a menu (food and drinks) that suited our needs. We knew from our tasting that our guests were in for a treat, but come wedding day, we were blown away! Our guests are still raving about the food, stating it was the best meal they've ever eaten at a wedding (coming from two, large, Irish and Italian families, this is a TRUE compliment!). To top it off, the dinner, bar, and wait staff were superb, catering to our every need. John even came out to check with us to make sure everything was to our liking! We will be recommending John Serock Catering to all our family and friends!
If we did one thing right with our wedding, it was hiring Serock Catering. When we chose Serock, we knew that we selected a quality caterer, but Cassidy and the team exceeded our every expectation, from communicating closely with us on special menu options for guests with dietary needs to helping us design the layout of the room to courteous service on the night of the event. Most importantly, the food was delicious: our guests came up to us throughout the evening to compliment us on the delicious chicken, beef and vegetarian options. We’ll leave with this one anecdote: when our liquor ran dry early in the evening, Cassidy sent a server to the store with her personal debit card to make sure that our guests had drinks. That’s the kind of attention to detail and care you’ll get when you choose Serock for the most important day of your life, and we’re grateful we got it.
It has been three weeks since we've been married and we can't thank Serock Catering enough for making our day deliciously perfect! Everything from the beautiful cocktail hour and exceptional service (we had a plate of apps and a drink before we even stepped foot into the gardens for cocktail hour thanks to the lovely Kristy!, not to mention her great detective work in busseling my gown) We knew that our foodie guests as well as everyone else would be amazed by the great food and they were! We got so many raves about the braised short rib as well as the salmon we were served during dinner! Thanks to Serock we were able to bring amazing high quality food and service to a beautiful venue in Lancaster, PA and had the time of our lives without worrying about a thing! Kristy and John were understanding of various dietary needs throughout our guests and catered to every need and desire we possibly had and then some. Everything was flawless and without Kristy's managing skills my husband and mother in law and I would have gone mad with stress and aggravation! None of that here, just a happily married bride with nothing but great things to say about Serock! Use them for your big day, you will not be disappointed and neither will your guests when they get to eat fun delicious food that is anything but your "typical" wedding food! Cheers!
My husband and I really felt like we hit the jackpot with John Serock Catering. We feel so fortunate to have been able to work with Cassidy with Serock for our wedding day on September 23, 2016. You may find amazing food at many catering companies across the Philadelphia region, but Serock adds an unparalleled commitment to customer service. From the moment we walked into their West Chester office for a tasting, we were greeted so warmly and quickly bonded with Cassidy. Throughout a year of getting to know Cassidy, it felt like we were working with a close friend for our wedding day. She was the go-to person for all of our vendors during our wedding day. She ran the show. And my wedding guests noticed! They asked me, "Who was the blonde woman at your wedding? She looked so calm and organized!" And that's an understatement. Cassidy is so attentive and doesn't limit her role to "caterer". She found me in the bridal suite before the ceremony and asked how she could help. She instantly began helping set up decor. As for the food on our wedding day, everything was such a hit, from the passed appetizers to the entrees to the grilled cheese station at the end of the night! Our guests couldn't stop telling us how good the food was. As bride and groom, we were treated like royalty by our personal server. We never had an empty glass or had to look far if we needed her. We know without a doubt that our wedding day would not have been anywhere near the same without the service of Cassidy and the team at Serock. Thank you so much for making our day!!!
John Serock Catering provided exceptional service at our wedding at The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs. From fixing my cake, to anticipated a crazy fluke of a heatwave, their service was fabulous. Numerous guests came up to me to comment on how the meal was the best they have ever had at a wedding. We could not have been happier! Thank you Cassidy and John Serock Catering for helping make our wedding an amazing one!
My husband and I recommend John Serock Catering with the highest review! The staff was incredibly friendly, hard working and meticulous to detail. This is a business that will most likely exceed your expectations... our wedding reception was fantastic as result of our investment with John Serock! Our guests raved about the delicious food and impressive delivery of service.... we are so happy to have worked with them and would hire them again in a heartbeat! This is a crew that you can trust to host an incredible event with delicious food you will continue to crave :)
We chose Serock Catering for our 8/6/16 wedding in Philadelphia, and we couldn't be happier with their work! We dealt with Kristy as our main point person. Throughout the wedding planning process, Kristy was only an email away. She responded quickly and thoroughly to any email we sent. She had every detail of our wedding covered and was so positive throughout the entire process. The team did a wonderful job setting up the venue, making sure all of our personal details were included. The food itself was fantastic! We received so many compliments from guests saying that it was the best meal they had ever eaten at a wedding! Overall, we are absolutely thrilled with the level of service that Serock Catering provided. We would 100% recommend them to any future brides out there!
Now that things have settled down and we have been looking over our photos all I can say is wow. My wife and I had an amazing wedding day. Aside from the weather cooperating we'd have to say John and his team were the biggest reason our day was so special. From the tasting dinner months before to the clean up after the reception John was there for every moment. Even when we had a few hiccups with our transportation John didn't skip a beat. He orchestrated our entire event beyond what anyone could normally expect from a caterer. Serock catering provided seating chart planning, contact with our dj, guitarist, transportation and much more. They left no detail unchecked. They servers were incredibly attentive and professional as well. Likable people working for a great company. We just felt like we were in good hands and with how stressful weddings can be, that feeling is invaluable. The food was as advertised as well. We didn't get a simplified version of what we had at our tasting. The cowboy steak was a huge hit as well as the crab cakes and antipasti display. I only wish we had more time to eat! What a great night and what a fantastic job Serock catering did. It's nice to know that any future event I have I won't have to shop for a caterer. Serock Catering is it.
We had Serock Catering at our wedding at Brandywine Manor House, and it was fantastic. The staff--led by the cool-as-a-cucumber Kristy Arnold-- were all great. They were on point, efficient, and barely noticeable during our reception. (Example: two minutes after we did our ceremony, a staff member was down there taking the bride's and groom's orders for cocktail hour, then walking them down to us.) The food is outstanding. You can request anything, and they will do it. We had some modified, Chinese-inspired food on the menu and a vegetarian option. We met John Serock himself at the tasting, and he makes the impression of a friendly, experienced, and creative professional. Clearly he leads a group of excellent chefs. Since most of our interactions were with Kristy over phone and email, I can speak to her abilities the most. We planned our wedding long-distance, and somehow everything came together for the big day. It wasn't just the food or the service, either; Kristy made sure we had all the details in place several days beforehand so that she could coordinate all the important segments of the day: from when guests entered, to the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to every step of the reception (first dance, appetizer/entree, speeches, cake cutting, etc.) With Kristy in charge, things ran like a well-rehearsed dance. In other words, you're not just getting great food and great service. With Serock Catering, you're getting top-notch event planning, too. Oh, and I think it goes without saying: the guests raved, and continue to rave, about the food at our wedding!
LOVE LOVE LOVE John Serock catering. My brother used them for their wedding and my husband and I used them for ours. We got to experience both sides as a guest and as bride and groom! Their food is just so good. We got so many compliments about the food and never heard one bad thing. Working with them is so easy and comforting. All of the people John serock hires are super attentive and friendly. At my wedding I was waiting by the kitchen to herd up all of my bridal party for pictures and John serock heard me there and comes out with an amazing cheesesteak egg roll to hold me over until dinner! So sweet. We loved how they set up all of your tables and take down all of it and pack all gifts and liquor into your car. It makes leaving so easy! I have nothing bad to say about this company. I will recommend them to everyone!!
My husband and I were lucky enough to work with such fantastic vendors for our wedding! Among the standouts, John Serock Catering. We were married at The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs and once the venue had been decided upon, we went to work working through the list of preferred caters. For many, a standard form email was sent back - totally understandable but not the kind of experience we were hoping to have. And then, came Cassie's email. WOW. I received the most genuine and personal email from Cassie. Not only was she wonderful, professional and quick to respond - she had gotten married at The Washington, used Serock Catering and loved them so much, she now worked for them. Match made in heaven! The food was phenomenal. Our guests still rave about it. More than the food, was the service. We have heard no shortage of praise for the wonderful and attentive servers. From the lovely woman that followed my husband and I around a field during our pictures with hors d'oeurves and drinks, to the attentive servers who cleared the tables quickly and efficiently and ensured our guest were tended to and never in need of anything. We cannot sing their praises enough. One of the best parts of working with them? Getting to know and staying in touch with Cassie. She is a dream. She will make your day her priority even though you will be just one of many on her very filled plate. It was everything my husband and I had been hoping to find. Thank you guys for making our day perfection!
The best!Reviewed on 1/14/2016
John Serock is the best - no need to look further. John and his team were great to work with, but more importantly, the food was fantastic, delicious, superb. We were married in June 2015, and people are still discussing the food and the lovely Hor's D presentation! Perfection! The only thing...I either need the recipes OR John needs to open a restaurant. I dream of the short ribs and would like to eat them more often!! Susanne and Jay
From our first tasting through our wedding day, John Serock was attentive and perfect every step of the way. The only thing I had no concerns about for my wedding day was the catering! They customized our menu to our unique requests (Philadelphia vs. Boston food table) and made sure everything ran smoothly. Even our tough to please guests raved about the food. John worked with all of our vendors to make sure that our last minute rain plan went off without a hitch. We cannot say enough wonderful things about John Serock catering. You would be making a mistake if you do not hire them. Thank you , John and staff!
INCREDIBLE caterer!! Thank you John Serock for an amazing wedding experience! The food was very important to my family and me at my wedding, and Serock catering did not disappoint!! They were able to help modify their menu to fit our needs, they were accommodating, and even added an entree that we did not see on the menu! We worked very closely with Cassidy, who I highly recommend working with!! Cassidy was very patient, kind, and efficient with responding to all of my emails, changing the menu, and being hands on throughout the entire wedding process! The food was fabulous and we received so many compliments the entire night, and even weeks after the wedding! Instead of passed hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail hour, we opted for a full antipasta and charcuterie display, which was so incredible! It was delicious and the display looked great! The staff also was very available the whole night, and we had someone who was checking in with me throughout to make sure everything was running smoothly. At the end of the night, they helped us to clean up all of the tables and decorations I had in the reception room, my only limitation was the way they re-packed all of my decorations and "stuff", as some of it was stuffed into boxes and ruined, even though we had offered to help with clean up. It was very nice however to step away and not have to worry about a single thing up through the last minute of my night. I highly highly recommend John Serock Catering for your wedding, and would try to work with Cassidy if possible, as she made our experience flawless, easy, and fun!
AMAZING!!!! John Serock was our caterer for our wedding on September 12th 2015 at Grey Stonehall. His food, service, attention to detail, and ability to put the bride and groom at ease were all top notch. I would HIGHLY recommend him.
John Serock is the best!Reviewed on 10/09/2015 Megan W
We chose John Serock from a list of preferred vendors for the Brandywine Manor house. We had met with about 5 other vendors prior to meeting John and we were not overly impressed by any of them. As soon as we met with John we knew we wanted him to be our caterer! The food was delicious and we could tell that John was experienced, smart and passionate about what he does. We signed with him on the spot! He did not disappoint and on our wedding day we could not have been more happy with how everything turned out. John and his team worked seamlessly with the other vendors and were so helpful in keeping everything on track with the timeline throughout the evening. The food was amazing and we had so many compliments from guests on how great everything was! I would definitely recommend John Serock Catering to anyone looking for a caterer!
Many caterers offer similar packages and you get what you pay for. However, we chose Serock catering for our wedding because of the personal touch that John provides. We could tell he eats, breaths, and sleeps wedding catering. He always personally met with us and responded promptly to any questions or concerns we had. John was also very flexible and accommodating with any requests. We were also impressed by the amount of staff John brought to our wedding. Everywhere we looked his staff was running around making sure everyone was taken care of without being intrusive. He makes it a point to get everyone food in a timely fashion, which I think they did very well even though we had 180 guests. The staff was very friendly and professional. It goes without saying that the food was also incredible. We heard many of our guests tell us how much they enjoyed their dinner. In addition to all the great food and service, John and his staff did an awesome job setting up at our venue, Appleford. Countless guests commented on how awesome it was to have a bar out in the courtyard garden for cocktail hour. They also made great use of the rooms inside the house and did a wonderful job placing our centerpieces. They made our vision come to life, and we wouldn't have changed a thing. We feel lucky to have found a caterer that made the process simple and stress free with results that had our guests saying wow!
Madden-Kline Wedding @ SandCastle WineryReviewed on 11/01/2013 Abbey M
Hiring John Serock catering was the best choice we could have made for our wedding. We met John at a Bridal Show and immeditately felt comfortable with him as we were just getting used to the whole "wedding process". John was a pleasure to work with from enjoyable meetings, great email communications, and all the way up to the last moment of our reception. The majority of our guests commented on the food being fantastic and some saying the best food they have ever had at a wedding! We had many guests requesting business cards at the reception, and others who contacted me after for his information. We were also extremely impressed with how friendly, fun, and organized the staff was and how well John and his team were able to help in walking us through the process. We will absolutely hire John and his team in the future for other catered events and we reccomend hiring for your wedding!!
Food was exceptional, the staff was the ultimate in professionalism, and we had FUN!Reviewed on 10/24/2013
As parents of the groom, we were truly impressed with the entire presentation by this caterer. The food was top quality and delicious, and the drinks were served with aplomb and cheer. In fact, everyone on the staff that we met, surpassed our expectations. At the beginning of the reception, there was a glitch in number of people and an extra person showed up. With a little finagling, my husband and I got this person seated at our table, which left us w/o seats. Seeking assistance from Nina, one of the most professional servers ever, we went off to be introduced into the reception with the rest of the wedding party. By the time we walked back in and found Nina, she had two place setting for us, as well as salads and water. It was so smoothly executed that our "extra" guest never realized she created a "challenge". Very impressive, indeed! All in all, we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, and received a multitude of compliments from guests on the entire reception: food, drinks, and service. John and Nancy Thank you John Serock Catering for a memorable time!