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Diverse Catering and Event Design

Bensalem , PA
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3499 Street Rd
Bensalem, PA US 19020 (map)

PHONE

215-200-8226

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ABOUT US

Philadelphia Wedding and Event Caterers specializing in interesting eclectic foods and presentation. We also Cater Weddings in in Bucks County , Chester County , Montgomery County, South... Read more
Philadelphia Wedding and Event Caterers specializing in interesting eclectic foods and presentation. We also Cater Weddings in in Bucks County , Chester County , Montgomery County, South Jersey, Central Jersey, and Delaware. Call us for personal service and a unique approach to your event. Some of our most popular Wedding Sites include, Society of Colonial Dames, Bartrams Garden, Bolingbroke Mansion, Crane Arts Building, 30th Street Station and Awbury Arboreteum. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Nick
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
In complete honesty, words cannot describe how impressed my wife and I were with Ken and Diverse Catering; nothing we write here will ever explain how well he ran our event. But of course, I'll try.

For starters, Ken was extremely flexible with our budget. We started off with a slighter tighter budget than we ended with, and felt like he gave us exceptional packages in every category. Then, along the way, he served as our very own wedding consultant, answering every question thoroughly and thoughtfully. He knew our venue (Bartram's Garden) better than anybody, and was able to walk us through all the details with strong clarity. Ken was so detail-oriented we entered our wedding day without any concerns--and that was huge!

And of course, the food was delicious. I can't tell you how many guests came up to us and commented on the quality of the food. Ken helped us craft an elegant menu that everybody enjoyed.

I'm missing many of the little details that make Ken and Diverse exceptional--like his individual care for each of his couples, his knack for taking care of EVERYTHING on the wedding day, his beautifully-decorated buffet table, his communication with other vendors, and his overall kindness--so you'll have to find out for yourself.

I can't imagine that caterers come better than Ken. Highly, highly recommended.
In complete honesty, words cannot describe how impressed my wife and I were with Ken and Diverse Catering; nothing we Read more...
In complete honesty, words cannot describe how impressed my wife and I were with Ken and Diverse Catering; nothing we write here will ever explain how well he ran our event. But of course, I'll try.

For starters, Ken was extremely flexible with our budget. We started off with a slighter tighter budget than we ended with, and felt like he gave us exceptional packages in every category. Then, along the way, he served as our very own wedding consultant, answering every question thoroughly and thoughtfully. He knew our venue (Bartram's Garden) better than anybody, and was able to walk us through all the details with strong clarity. Ken was so detail-oriented we entered our wedding day without any concerns--and that was huge!

And of course, the food was delicious. I can't tell you how many guests came up to us and commented on the quality of the food. Ken helped us craft an elegant menu that everybody enjoyed.

I'm missing many of the little details that make Ken and Diverse exceptional--like his individual care for each of his couples, his knack for taking care of EVERYTHING on the wedding day, his beautifully-decorated buffet table, his communication with other vendors, and his overall kindness--so you'll have to find out for yourself.

I can't imagine that caterers come better than Ken. Highly, highly recommended. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Yes, people commented on the beautiful bride and the lovely venue and perfect weather, but the compliment we heard most was how wonderful our caterer was. Ken correll is a godsend. He brought our vision to life, created a space which vibed perfectly with our aesthetic, and delivered incredible food and impeccable service. He went above and beyond, getting our flower girls a tantrum-averting snack of sliders, cared for our elderly guests and delivered a sampler plate of horsdoeuvres to their table. We unequivocally recommend him to anyone who wants a caterer to bring their dream wedding to life.
Yes, people commented on the beautiful bride and the lovely venue and perfect weather, but the compliment we heard most Read more...
Yes, people commented on the beautiful bride and the lovely venue and perfect weather, but the compliment we heard most was how wonderful our caterer was. Ken correll is a godsend. He brought our vision to life, created a space which vibed perfectly with our aesthetic, and delivered incredible food and impeccable service. He went above and beyond, getting our flower girls a tantrum-averting snack of sliders, cared for our elderly guests and delivered a sampler plate of horsdoeuvres to their table. We unequivocally recommend him to anyone who wants a caterer to bring their dream wedding to life. Read less
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Carol and Jerry
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Expert detailed attention to our daughter's wedding at Ridley Creek State Park Hunting Hill Mansion. From the pre ceremony set up to the ceremony to the cocktail hour, dinner, cake cutting, special dances and so on, Mike Schmidt, was professional, organized and attentive especially to us so we would not miss any precious moments. In addition, the food was delicious, presented well and served by a wonderful staff who were ever so helpful as the wedding bliss came to a close. Mike's enthusiasm and excitement made him seem like one of our family. Thanks, Mike!!
Expert detailed attention to our daughter's wedding at Ridley Creek State Park Hunting Hill Mansion. From the pre ceremony Read more...
Expert detailed attention to our daughter's wedding at Ridley Creek State Park Hunting Hill Mansion. From the pre ceremony set up to the ceremony to the cocktail hour, dinner, cake cutting, special dances and so on, Mike Schmidt, was professional, organized and attentive especially to us so we would not miss any precious moments. In addition, the food was delicious, presented well and served by a wonderful staff who were ever so helpful as the wedding bliss came to a close. Mike's enthusiasm and excitement made him seem like one of our family. Thanks, Mike!! Read less
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Aliyah
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved our experience with Diverse Catering as everything was absolutely fabulous from the food to the service! Mike Schmidt was wonderful to work with. He was able to work with our budget and our ideas of what we wanted our wedding day to be. He graciously made recommendation for both the food and and the organization of the event. His knowledge of our venue (Colonial Dames in Philadelphia) as well his close relationship with the overseer of the venue was indispensable. When it came to the big day we were a little nervous because Mike was unable to attend however he put us in the equally expert hands of Rick who skillfully helped make everything run so smoothly despite our own disorganized and chaotic families. The staff were professional yet down to earth as was evident when one of the serves let loose on the dance floor for just a moment. Did I mention the food was absolutely wonderful? Its been a month and our friends and family are still raving about the delicious country mashed potatoes, salmon with ginger ratatouille, and (my personal favorite) the blackened catfish with spicy honey sauce. We are more than thrilled with how the day turned out and we would love to recommend your services to as many people as possible
We loved our experience with Diverse Catering as everything was absolutely fabulous from the food to the service! Mike Read more...
We loved our experience with Diverse Catering as everything was absolutely fabulous from the food to the service! Mike Schmidt was wonderful to work with. He was able to work with our budget and our ideas of what we wanted our wedding day to be. He graciously made recommendation for both the food and and the organization of the event. His knowledge of our venue (Colonial Dames in Philadelphia) as well his close relationship with the overseer of the venue was indispensable. When it came to the big day we were a little nervous because Mike was unable to attend however he put us in the equally expert hands of Rick who skillfully helped make everything run so smoothly despite our own disorganized and chaotic families. The staff were professional yet down to earth as was evident when one of the serves let loose on the dance floor for just a moment. Did I mention the food was absolutely wonderful? Its been a month and our friends and family are still raving about the delicious country mashed potatoes, salmon with ginger ratatouille, and (my personal favorite) the blackened catfish with spicy honey sauce. We are more than thrilled with how the day turned out and we would love to recommend your services to as many people as possible Read less
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Wes
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Diverse catered our wedding at Ridley Creek State Park. We met with several caterers before choosing to go with Mike and his team at Diverse. It was the easiest decision we made during our planning.

Mike is truly gifted at what he does. From the first meeting, it was clear that he puts his clients' needs above all else and lets the rest take care of itself.

My wife and I are both working professionals with little interest in event planning. We didn't know exactly what we wanted. Mike listened carefully to our preferences, budget, and got a sense for our style and tastes. He then took his notes and came up with an incredible menu that was well within our budget.

Furthermore, in the days leading up to our wedding, Mike embraced the roll of planner/coordinator. He worked with all of our other vendors and our wedding party to make sure everything went smoothly the day of. Its hard to imagine how we would have handled day of logistics without Mike.

We have been receiving complements on the menu for several weeks now. A few of our guests have told us, without provocation, that it was the best food they've had at a wedding.

The wait staff, the bartenders, and the chefs were all exceptionally courteous and accommodating. The service was seamless, and they made absolutely sure all the guests were being taken care of with a smile. Very professional and warm.

I've probably missed a lot of great things I could say about Diverse. Just read the other reviews and you will get the idea. Its all true. They are awesome. We had a perfect day and Diverse was a big part of it. Look no further.

Pros:
Great food
Exceptional Service
Completely customized experience
Very good value and transparent pricing
Friendly and Professional
You are also basically getting an excellent day-of-planner as a bonus

Cons:
None

Very important note regarding Ridley Creek/Hunting Hill Mansion: Diverse Catering is on the "approved caterer" list.
Diverse catered our wedding at Ridley Creek State Park. We met with several caterers before choosing to go with Mike and Read more...
Diverse catered our wedding at Ridley Creek State Park. We met with several caterers before choosing to go with Mike and his team at Diverse. It was the easiest decision we made during our planning.

Mike is truly gifted at what he does. From the first meeting, it was clear that he puts his clients' needs above all else and lets the rest take care of itself.

My wife and I are both working professionals with little interest in event planning. We didn't know exactly what we wanted. Mike listened carefully to our preferences, budget, and got a sense for our style and tastes. He then took his notes and came up with an incredible menu that was well within our budget.

Furthermore, in the days leading up to our wedding, Mike embraced the roll of planner/coordinator. He worked with all of our other vendors and our wedding party to make sure everything went smoothly the day of. Its hard to imagine how we would have handled day of logistics without Mike.

We have been receiving complements on the menu for several weeks now. A few of our guests have told us, without provocation, that it was the best food they've had at a wedding.

The wait staff, the bartenders, and the chefs were all exceptionally courteous and accommodating. The service was seamless, and they made absolutely sure all the guests were being taken care of with a smile. Very professional and warm.

I've probably missed a lot of great things I could say about Diverse. Just read the other reviews and you will get the idea. Its all true. They are awesome. We had a perfect day and Diverse was a big part of it. Look no further.

Pros:
Great food
Exceptional Service
Completely customized experience
Very good value and transparent pricing
Friendly and Professional
You are also basically getting an excellent day-of-planner as a bonus

Cons:
None

Very important note regarding Ridley Creek/Hunting Hill Mansion: Diverse Catering is on the "approved caterer" list. Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good works about Diverse Catering. Michael and Ken are the ultimate Tag Team. They worked with me on my budget and made my day perfect. They decorated, planned, organized, cooked, did it all. Honestly, if something went wrong... I had no idea, because it was handled. They are amazing.
I can't say enough good works about Diverse Catering. Michael and Ken are the ultimate Tag Team. They worked with me on my Read more...
I can't say enough good works about Diverse Catering. Michael and Ken are the ultimate Tag Team. They worked with me on my budget and made my day perfect. They decorated, planned, organized, cooked, did it all. Honestly, if something went wrong... I had no idea, because it was handled. They are amazing. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Power Plant Productions and you are able to choose any catering service you would like. We looked a quite a few different companies, but once I spoke with Mike at Diverse, I knew we had found the right caterer. Having really great food at our wedding was so important to us, but we also didn't have an unlimited budget. Mike worked with us to fit our budget and still have an outstanding menu. He was there to answer any questions (not just about food) during the planning and served as more of a wedding coordinator than just the caterer. Ken was with us the day of the wedding and he was calm and collected at all times. Everything ran so smoothly and Ken even brought some additional decorations for the place card table at the last minute. I can't recommend Diverse Catering enough for a wedding or any other event. What a fantastic company and great owners!!
We had our wedding at the Power Plant Productions and you are able to choose any catering service you would like. We Read more...
We had our wedding at the Power Plant Productions and you are able to choose any catering service you would like. We looked a quite a few different companies, but once I spoke with Mike at Diverse, I knew we had found the right caterer. Having really great food at our wedding was so important to us, but we also didn't have an unlimited budget. Mike worked with us to fit our budget and still have an outstanding menu. He was there to answer any questions (not just about food) during the planning and served as more of a wedding coordinator than just the caterer. Ken was with us the day of the wedding and he was calm and collected at all times. Everything ran so smoothly and Ken even brought some additional decorations for the place card table at the last minute. I can't recommend Diverse Catering enough for a wedding or any other event. What a fantastic company and great owners!! Read less
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Bernadette
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Ken and the Diverse Catering Staff are EXCELLENT! Ken was there for our family and friends throughout the whole process. We had a Family Style Rehearsal Dinner and Food Stations at the Wedding Reception, both held at the Crane Arts Ice Box. I don't know where to begin.... Rehearsal Dinner- Sesame crusted Sea Bass and Chicken Breast, both equally melt in your mouth, delicious! Topped off with a rich, decadent Creme Brûlée for dessert. The Food Stations at the reception offers family and friends multiple choices to be adventurous and try new dishes and accompanients. We had Four Stations- Tuscan, North African, Thailand and Mashed Potato Bar. Choices were Teres Filet, Grilled Salmon, Massaman Curry and a mashed potato bar . I loved the bordelaise sauce and candied bacon!. Every dish was accompanied with multiple side dishes, all perfectly done. Ken kept the stations fully stocked and displayed beautifully. The buttered Horse d'oeuvres were a big hit! Mini fish tacos, Bite size Grilled cheese Tomato soup shooter, shrimp salad in cucumber cup, cheese steak pierogies, mini burgers and Tom Yum Soup shooter with Shrimp Sword. Then Dessert-- fresh baked pies-- Apple, Peach, Pumpkin, cider donuts and ice cream!!! We can't thank everybody enough at Diverse Catering for a phenomenal Wedding Reception!
Ken and the Diverse Catering Staff are EXCELLENT! Ken was there for our family and friends throughout the whole process. Read more...
Ken and the Diverse Catering Staff are EXCELLENT! Ken was there for our family and friends throughout the whole process. We had a Family Style Rehearsal Dinner and Food Stations at the Wedding Reception, both held at the Crane Arts Ice Box. I don't know where to begin.... Rehearsal Dinner- Sesame crusted Sea Bass and Chicken Breast, both equally melt in your mouth, delicious! Topped off with a rich, decadent Creme Brûlée for dessert. The Food Stations at the reception offers family and friends multiple choices to be adventurous and try new dishes and accompanients. We had Four Stations- Tuscan, North African, Thailand and Mashed Potato Bar. Choices were Teres Filet, Grilled Salmon, Massaman Curry and a mashed potato bar . I loved the bordelaise sauce and candied bacon!. Every dish was accompanied with multiple side dishes, all perfectly done. Ken kept the stations fully stocked and displayed beautifully. The buttered Horse d'oeuvres were a big hit! Mini fish tacos, Bite size Grilled cheese Tomato soup shooter, shrimp salad in cucumber cup, cheese steak pierogies, mini burgers and Tom Yum Soup shooter with Shrimp Sword. Then Dessert-- fresh baked pies-- Apple, Peach, Pumpkin, cider donuts and ice cream!!! We can't thank everybody enough at Diverse Catering for a phenomenal Wedding Reception! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Words can't even describe what an incredible job Ken and his crew at Diverse catering did at our Bartram's Garden wedding. During the wedding planning process Ken was actually the first and only caterer that we met. He was so awesome at our first meeting that we actually canceled all of the other meetings that we had scheduled. From the very beginning, Ken understood our vision and how to execute it on our wedding day. When I saw everything set up the day of the wedding, I was almost moved to tears at how beautiful it all looked. There were little touches that he added the day of that we didn't even discuss that were amazing. When rain was threatening leading up to the wedding, Ken had a great rain plan and made us feel completely comfortable. During the wedding itself, if any guest even had a puzzled look on their face for a second, Ken was there to ask them if they needed anything. And the food...I haven't even mentioned how awesome it all was! Ken was able to deliver on everything from gourmet to the comfort foods we wanted. Everything, particularly the mac and cheese and cheesesteak pierogis got rave reviews.

Ken is a caterer/wedding planning extraordinaire. I would recommend Diverse to anyone planning a wedding without hesitation!
Words can't even describe what an incredible job Ken and his crew at Diverse catering did at our Bartram's Garden wedding. Read more...
Words can't even describe what an incredible job Ken and his crew at Diverse catering did at our Bartram's Garden wedding. During the wedding planning process Ken was actually the first and only caterer that we met. He was so awesome at our first meeting that we actually canceled all of the other meetings that we had scheduled. From the very beginning, Ken understood our vision and how to execute it on our wedding day. When I saw everything set up the day of the wedding, I was almost moved to tears at how beautiful it all looked. There were little touches that he added the day of that we didn't even discuss that were amazing. When rain was threatening leading up to the wedding, Ken had a great rain plan and made us feel completely comfortable. During the wedding itself, if any guest even had a puzzled look on their face for a second, Ken was there to ask them if they needed anything. And the food...I haven't even mentioned how awesome it all was! Ken was able to deliver on everything from gourmet to the comfort foods we wanted. Everything, particularly the mac and cheese and cheesesteak pierogis got rave reviews.

Ken is a caterer/wedding planning extraordinaire. I would recommend Diverse to anyone planning a wedding without hesitation! Read less
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Ric
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Fathers of the bride want no hassles before or during the wedding. They don't expect much help. We were guided at every step and there were zero hassles. The best was the food and the staff. Ken seems always there but in background. The staff at all times anticipated our needs. The food rivals the best of any restaurant in the area. I overheard two people on the cell phones telling people they missed the best they had ever been too. People are still calling us to tell us how great was the reception.

Wedding was a smash success.
Fathers of the bride want no hassles before or during the wedding. They don't expect much help. We were guided at every Read more...
Fathers of the bride want no hassles before or during the wedding. They don't expect much help. We were guided at every step and there were zero hassles. The best was the food and the staff. Ken seems always there but in background. The staff at all times anticipated our needs. The food rivals the best of any restaurant in the area. I overheard two people on the cell phones telling people they missed the best they had ever been too. People are still calling us to tell us how great was the reception.

Wedding was a smash success. Read less
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Kim & Jerry
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on 7/19/13. Mike and Ken from Diverse Catering were absolutely wonderful! From the moment we sat down with Mike to do our tasting we knew Diverse Catering was the one for us! Our experience was wonderful. Mike and his team were extremely professional, helpful, and on top of everything the whole night! It was one of the hottest days of the summer and everyone from the Diverse Catering staff was very professional, friendly, and welcoming to our guests. The food and service was superb! We could not have asked for more. Our guests were calling us the next day to let us know how wonderful the food and service was. Do yourselves a favor and hire Diverse Catering! A truly wonderful experience for my husband and I.
We had our wedding on 7/19/13. Mike and Ken from Diverse Catering were absolutely wonderful! From the moment we sat down Read more...
We had our wedding on 7/19/13. Mike and Ken from Diverse Catering were absolutely wonderful! From the moment we sat down with Mike to do our tasting we knew Diverse Catering was the one for us! Our experience was wonderful. Mike and his team were extremely professional, helpful, and on top of everything the whole night! It was one of the hottest days of the summer and everyone from the Diverse Catering staff was very professional, friendly, and welcoming to our guests. The food and service was superb! We could not have asked for more. Our guests were calling us the next day to let us know how wonderful the food and service was. Do yourselves a favor and hire Diverse Catering! A truly wonderful experience for my husband and I. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike and the Diverse Catering team are without a doubt some of the most amazing and professional people I have every worked with! I would classify myself as a wee bit of a control freak and had a very specific vision when it came to my wedding. Somehow Mike managed to keep me calm and relaxed and actually was able to tell my vision to his team and they had everything PERFECT on our wedding day! He even miraculously popped out of nowhere with an umbrella when we had a freak 5min downpour! The man is magic! If you decide to go with Diverse (which if you don't...you're crazy), you won't have to worry about wanting for anything nor worrying about anything on your big day. I had so many friends telling me to "make sure you get some of your food, brides and grooms never get to actually eat", but that will NOT be a problem if you go with Mike and his team. Every time one of our glasses was empty someone magically appeared asking if I needed anything or if my husband needed anything. They even made a tray of two of each hors d'oeuvres waiting for us at the receiving line! Mike himself even come to ask which sorbet flavor I wanted he was so afraid I would miss out on it during the late night dance hour. Diverse is truly amazing! I had such a great time working and planning with them it made me wish I worked with them on a daily basis! They are all truly wonderful and dedicated people. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone!
Mike and the Diverse Catering team are without a doubt some of the most amazing and professional people I have every Read more...
Mike and the Diverse Catering team are without a doubt some of the most amazing and professional people I have every worked with! I would classify myself as a wee bit of a control freak and had a very specific vision when it came to my wedding. Somehow Mike managed to keep me calm and relaxed and actually was able to tell my vision to his team and they had everything PERFECT on our wedding day! He even miraculously popped out of nowhere with an umbrella when we had a freak 5min downpour! The man is magic! If you decide to go with Diverse (which if you don't...you're crazy), you won't have to worry about wanting for anything nor worrying about anything on your big day. I had so many friends telling me to "make sure you get some of your food, brides and grooms never get to actually eat", but that will NOT be a problem if you go with Mike and his team. Every time one of our glasses was empty someone magically appeared asking if I needed anything or if my husband needed anything. They even made a tray of two of each hors d'oeuvres waiting for us at the receiving line! Mike himself even come to ask which sorbet flavor I wanted he was so afraid I would miss out on it during the late night dance hour. Diverse is truly amazing! I had such a great time working and planning with them it made me wish I worked with them on a daily basis! They are all truly wonderful and dedicated people. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Diverse was one of the easiest and best decisions we made for our wedding. We had been referred to Ken & Mike through multiple sources, and we knew from the very first meeting that they were the perfect fit for us as a couple and our guests. Working with Ken & Mike was like working with old friends. They truly care about every client, every detail and the product and service which they are providing. Their relaxed attitude and friendly demeanor was extremely comforting and allowed us to speak candidly about budget, likes and dislikes and to work as a team throughout the entire process. Ken & Mike went out of their way on many occasions to meet us, our other vendors, take our calls, conduct walk-through, coordinate tasting for our family and collaborate on menu, design and other creative aspects of our reception. The reworked our budget and menu as many times as requested and addressed every request timely and with pleasure - they even purchased supplies and ingredients for my father, allowing him to use their catering kitchen and make 250 cannoli's for our wedding - now that is customer service!! Service was excellent and our guest went our of their way to rave about how spectacular the food was at our wedding. We had complete confidence in the diverse team from day one and would recommend them for any and all occasions.
Working with Diverse was one of the easiest and best decisions we made for our wedding. We had been referred to Ken & Mike Read more...
Working with Diverse was one of the easiest and best decisions we made for our wedding. We had been referred to Ken & Mike through multiple sources, and we knew from the very first meeting that they were the perfect fit for us as a couple and our guests. Working with Ken & Mike was like working with old friends. They truly care about every client, every detail and the product and service which they are providing. Their relaxed attitude and friendly demeanor was extremely comforting and allowed us to speak candidly about budget, likes and dislikes and to work as a team throughout the entire process. Ken & Mike went out of their way on many occasions to meet us, our other vendors, take our calls, conduct walk-through, coordinate tasting for our family and collaborate on menu, design and other creative aspects of our reception. The reworked our budget and menu as many times as requested and addressed every request timely and with pleasure - they even purchased supplies and ingredients for my father, allowing him to use their catering kitchen and make 250 cannoli's for our wedding - now that is customer service!! Service was excellent and our guest went our of their way to rave about how spectacular the food was at our wedding. We had complete confidence in the diverse team from day one and would recommend them for any and all occasions. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding recepetion was nothing short of amazing! Thanks to the team at Diverse Catering I was able to relax and enjoy my big day. Ken Correll was awesome, he took control and handled anything that needed to be handled, he we on top of everything from coordinating vendors to serving and not to mention the most amazing food!!! My guests are still taking about how good the food was and I have to agree!! Thank you so much for making my wedding day literally a day I will never forget, and it wouldn't have been possible without Ken and Diverse Catering!!!!!
My wedding recepetion was nothing short of amazing! Thanks to the team at Diverse Catering I was able to relax and enjoy Read more...
My wedding recepetion was nothing short of amazing! Thanks to the team at Diverse Catering I was able to relax and enjoy my big day. Ken Correll was awesome, he took control and handled anything that needed to be handled, he we on top of everything from coordinating vendors to serving and not to mention the most amazing food!!! My guests are still taking about how good the food was and I have to agree!! Thank you so much for making my wedding day literally a day I will never forget, and it wouldn't have been possible without Ken and Diverse Catering!!!!! Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Diverse Catering made what is known to be a very stressful process, and turned it on it's head and helped make not only our wedding special, but the time leading up to it as well. When you decide to go with Diverse Catering, you are not only getting a caterer, but you are also getting a group that takes charge, and helps direct the flow of the day and all the other parties that are involved. We had a very rainy day at the Colonial Dames, and Mike and his team helped coordinate a day that we had to make up as we went along due to weather restrictions.

But Catering is all about food right? The food was spot on! Often times you hear stories of people having these tasting sessions, but then the food is entirely 'off' when it comes time to the big day. I couldn't be happier though, as self proclaimed foodies, it meant a lot to my wife and I to have people ranting and raving (even to this day) about how good the food was at our wedding. We had a very traditional American theme for ours, but nothing about it was blasé.

I wish we could do it all over again, or have another big event just so we can hire Diverse.
Diverse Catering made what is known to be a very stressful process, and turned it on it's head and helped make not only Read more...
Diverse Catering made what is known to be a very stressful process, and turned it on it's head and helped make not only our wedding special, but the time leading up to it as well. When you decide to go with Diverse Catering, you are not only getting a caterer, but you are also getting a group that takes charge, and helps direct the flow of the day and all the other parties that are involved. We had a very rainy day at the Colonial Dames, and Mike and his team helped coordinate a day that we had to make up as we went along due to weather restrictions.

But Catering is all about food right? The food was spot on! Often times you hear stories of people having these tasting sessions, but then the food is entirely 'off' when it comes time to the big day. I couldn't be happier though, as self proclaimed foodies, it meant a lot to my wife and I to have people ranting and raving (even to this day) about how good the food was at our wedding. We had a very traditional American theme for ours, but nothing about it was blasé.

I wish we could do it all over again, or have another big event just so we can hire Diverse. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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KDMedia
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding and reception at Ridley Creek State Park, which works with eight contracted catering services. We met with a number of the vendors, but we chose Diverse Catering for their great food options and down-to-earth customer service. We never felt as though our wedding was being “project managed,” although they insured every detail was in place along the way. Our coordinator, Mike, was more like a supportive friend than point-of-contact, and he and his excellent staff made sure our guests were taken care of throughout the evening (in particular, they took wonderful care of my mom! She was delighted.) During and after the wedding, we received many compliments about the service. We chose a buffet approach with multiple cuisine options, and we heard from dozens of our guests that it was the best wedding dining experience they could remember. Our wedding was a fantastic experience, and we are grateful that we chose Diverse Catering to oversee it.
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We had our wedding and reception at Ridley Creek State Park, which works with eight contracted catering services. We met with a number of the vendors, but we chose Diverse Catering for their great food options and down-to-earth customer service. We never felt as though our wedding was being “project managed,” although they insured every detail was in place along the way. Our coordinator, Mike, was more like a supportive friend than point-of-contact, and he and his excellent staff made sure our guests were taken care of throughout the evening (in particular, they took wonderful care of my mom! She was delighted.) During and after the wedding, we received many compliments about the service. We chose a buffet approach with multiple cuisine options, and we heard from dozens of our guests that it was the best wedding dining experience they could remember. Our wedding was a fantastic experience, and we are grateful that we chose Diverse Catering to oversee it. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Rosa
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with Mike Schmidt through Diverse Catering this past September for our wedding. Please do yourself a favor and work with him! He is a calm, down-to-earth and very pleasant individual who loves what he does and loves to make people happy. He provides service much more than just a caterer, he is like a wedding planner! He helped plan the day, helped with the procession and movement of guests, and was more than willing to step in wherever needed. Mike encouraged us to personalize the wedding and made it possible to do so.

The food Diverse Catering provides absolutely delicious. We had dozens of compliments about it after the wedding (which is unusual because nobody really remembers the food)! Mike will always answer his phone and be happy to accommodate any requests or answer any questions. He goes out of his way to make everything convenient for you! We were so happy to see that he goes above and beyond to cater to the needs of guests. The team helped the elderly get their food instead of walking up to the buffet.

Most importantly, Mike provides a sense of calm and happiness for both families in the wedding. He was out there dancing with my parents and making sure everyone had a great time! His energy is absolutely amazing and it shows that he's in the right profession. The next day, he even called to share his best wishes and thanked us.. but really- we are the ones who are full of gratitude for his great services!!!

I would absolutely recommend this caterer to any of my closest friends and family. Using a small company and working with one of the owners makes everything a little more personalized and special. Besides, Mike will make you smile every time you work with him! :)
We had the pleasure of working with Mike Schmidt through Diverse Catering this past September for our wedding. Please do Read more...
We had the pleasure of working with Mike Schmidt through Diverse Catering this past September for our wedding. Please do yourself a favor and work with him! He is a calm, down-to-earth and very pleasant individual who loves what he does and loves to make people happy. He provides service much more than just a caterer, he is like a wedding planner! He helped plan the day, helped with the procession and movement of guests, and was more than willing to step in wherever needed. Mike encouraged us to personalize the wedding and made it possible to do so.

The food Diverse Catering provides absolutely delicious. We had dozens of compliments about it after the wedding (which is unusual because nobody really remembers the food)! Mike will always answer his phone and be happy to accommodate any requests or answer any questions. He goes out of his way to make everything convenient for you! We were so happy to see that he goes above and beyond to cater to the needs of guests. The team helped the elderly get their food instead of walking up to the buffet.

Most importantly, Mike provides a sense of calm and happiness for both families in the wedding. He was out there dancing with my parents and making sure everyone had a great time! His energy is absolutely amazing and it shows that he's in the right profession. The next day, he even called to share his best wishes and thanked us.. but really- we are the ones who are full of gratitude for his great services!!!

I would absolutely recommend this caterer to any of my closest friends and family. Using a small company and working with one of the owners makes everything a little more personalized and special. Besides, Mike will make you smile every time you work with him! :) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kerri
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We found Diverse Catering through the list from our venue - Ridley Creek. After researching and meeting with a few - we scheduled a tasting with Mike Schmidt.
From the beginning, the way Diverse does business was above and beyond. Mike sent us a few quotes with different menu options to work with our vision and budget. He wouldn't take a deposit or even a signed contract until after we tasted his work, a sampling of the menu we wanted. He was always very responsive with emails, and very patient with our questions. He made everything so easy! We met with him a few times at the venue for walkthroughs - these were all fantastic brainstorming sessions where the 3 of us would discuss an idea and fine tune it until the vision was crystal clear. We didn't want a cookie cutter wedding and were nervous about our atypical detail requests - but Mike was completely onboard, even supplying the firepit for smores.
I can't say enough good things about the food. As soon as our car pulled up from the church, Mike met us with a tray of delicious hors d'oeuvres that we devoured before taking photos. We had a 3 station menu - Tuscan with pastas and chicken, Moroccan with a whole salmon on display as it was served, and a grilling station with beef, chicken, and shrimp kabobs, and also a mashed potato bar. You always hear that you never get to eat during your own wedding but my husband and I were served first and we both ate our entire meal. Our guests LOVED the food! We saw people with towers of food, going up for seconds. People couldn't raving.
Not only is his food unbeatable, but Mike acted as our DOC, running the whole reception. The decor was 100% as we imagined, and the events of the night all went off without a hitch. From beginning to end, Mike had everything taken care of so we didn't have to worry about a single thing but enjoying our day. Our wedding was nothing less than perfect and we will always remember what an impact he was on implementing our dream wedding.
We found Diverse Catering through the list from our venue - Ridley Creek. After researching and meeting with a few - we Read more...
We found Diverse Catering through the list from our venue - Ridley Creek. After researching and meeting with a few - we scheduled a tasting with Mike Schmidt.
From the beginning, the way Diverse does business was above and beyond. Mike sent us a few quotes with different menu options to work with our vision and budget. He wouldn't take a deposit or even a signed contract until after we tasted his work, a sampling of the menu we wanted. He was always very responsive with emails, and very patient with our questions. He made everything so easy! We met with him a few times at the venue for walkthroughs - these were all fantastic brainstorming sessions where the 3 of us would discuss an idea and fine tune it until the vision was crystal clear. We didn't want a cookie cutter wedding and were nervous about our atypical detail requests - but Mike was completely onboard, even supplying the firepit for smores.
I can't say enough good things about the food. As soon as our car pulled up from the church, Mike met us with a tray of delicious hors d'oeuvres that we devoured before taking photos. We had a 3 station menu - Tuscan with pastas and chicken, Moroccan with a whole salmon on display as it was served, and a grilling station with beef, chicken, and shrimp kabobs, and also a mashed potato bar. You always hear that you never get to eat during your own wedding but my husband and I were served first and we both ate our entire meal. Our guests LOVED the food! We saw people with towers of food, going up for seconds. People couldn't raving.
Not only is his food unbeatable, but Mike acted as our DOC, running the whole reception. The decor was 100% as we imagined, and the events of the night all went off without a hitch. From beginning to end, Mike had everything taken care of so we didn't have to worry about a single thing but enjoying our day. Our wedding was nothing less than perfect and we will always remember what an impact he was on implementing our dream wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kerri
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We found Diverse Catering through the list of recommended caterers from our venue - Ridley Creek State Park. After researching and meeting with a few - we scheduled a tasting with Mike Schmidt from Diverse. The food was absolutely amazing, and we signed with him on the spot.
From the very beginning, the way Diverse does business was above and beyond. Mike sent us a few quotes with different menu options to work with our vision and budget. He wouldn't take a deposit or even a signed contract until after we tasted his work, which was a sampling of the menu we were leaning toward. He was always very responsive with emails, and also very patient with our questions and unusual detail requests. He made everything so easy! We met with him a few times at the venue for walkthroughs - these were all fantastic brainstorming sessions where the 3 of us would throw an idea on the table and fine tune it until the vision was crystal clear. We didn't want a cookie cutter wedding and were nervous about our grilling station and s'mores firepit happening - but Mike was right there encouraging us, even supplying the firepit, along with a few other items, so we didn't have to buy one.

The food:
I can't say enough good things. As soon as our car pulled up after taking photos at the church, Mike met us with a tray of delicious hors d'oeuvres that our bridal party and we devoured before taking more photos. We had a 3 station menu - Tuscan with pastas, chicken and bread, Moroccan with a huge salmon on display as it was served, and a grilling station that was set up outside during cocktail hour, (piquing our guests' interest) with beef, chicken, and shrimp kabobs, and also a mashed potato bar. You always hear that you never get to eat during your own wedding but my husband and I were served first and we both ate our entire meal. Our guests LOVED the food! We saw people with towers of food, going up for seconds. People couldn't stop talking about it.
We found Diverse Catering through the list of recommended caterers from our venue - Ridley Creek State Park. After Read more...
We found Diverse Catering through the list of recommended caterers from our venue - Ridley Creek State Park. After researching and meeting with a few - we scheduled a tasting with Mike Schmidt from Diverse. The food was absolutely amazing, and we signed with him on the spot.
From the very beginning, the way Diverse does business was above and beyond. Mike sent us a few quotes with different menu options to work with our vision and budget. He wouldn't take a deposit or even a signed contract until after we tasted his work, which was a sampling of the menu we were leaning toward. He was always very responsive with emails, and also very patient with our questions and unusual detail requests. He made everything so easy! We met with him a few times at the venue for walkthroughs - these were all fantastic brainstorming sessions where the 3 of us would throw an idea on the table and fine tune it until the vision was crystal clear. We didn't want a cookie cutter wedding and were nervous about our grilling station and s'mores firepit happening - but Mike was right there encouraging us, even supplying the firepit, along with a few other items, so we didn't have to buy one.

The food:
I can't say enough good things. As soon as our car pulled up after taking photos at the church, Mike met us with a tray of delicious hors d'oeuvres that our bridal party and we devoured before taking more photos. We had a 3 station menu - Tuscan with pastas, chicken and bread, Moroccan with a huge salmon on display as it was served, and a grilling station that was set up outside during cocktail hour, (piquing our guests' interest) with beef, chicken, and shrimp kabobs, and also a mashed potato bar. You always hear that you never get to eat during your own wedding but my husband and I were served first and we both ate our entire meal. Our guests LOVED the food! We saw people with towers of food, going up for seconds. People couldn't stop talking about it. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anne
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Not only were my husband and I thrilled with Diverse Catering & Events services at our wedding, our guests also complimented us on their food and staff. Ken, Mike & team offered us many valuable suggestions for our menu, venue set-up and schedule, down to the nitty gritty details of where our glasses would be for the toasts.

Our outdoor cocktail hour quickly had to become an indoor event due to the weather and Ken and team handled it all without even having to bother us as we got ready for our wedding.

Throughout our wedding, ken and staff checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed and if they needed to make any changes.
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Not only were my husband and I thrilled with Diverse Catering & Events services at our wedding, our guests also complimented us on their food and staff. Ken, Mike & team offered us many valuable suggestions for our menu, venue set-up and schedule, down to the nitty gritty details of where our glasses would be for the toasts.

Our outdoor cocktail hour quickly had to become an indoor event due to the weather and Ken and team handled it all without even having to bother us as we got ready for our wedding.

Throughout our wedding, ken and staff checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed and if they needed to make any changes. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Occhetti
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
"This was the best food I have ever had at a wedding!" said all of our guests. Everyone at Diverse Catering is very good at what they do. Ken and Mike worked with us to make sure that the food was exactly as we wanted it throughout our wedding reception. They also went beyond our expectations by helping to pace the days events make sure everything stayed on schedule. They pampered us as bride and groom throughout the day and made sure that we had everything we wanted. We can not recommend them highly enough.
"This was the best food I have ever had at a wedding!" said all of our guests. Everyone at Diverse Catering is very good Read more...
"This was the best food I have ever had at a wedding!" said all of our guests. Everyone at Diverse Catering is very good at what they do. Ken and Mike worked with us to make sure that the food was exactly as we wanted it throughout our wedding reception. They also went beyond our expectations by helping to pace the days events make sure everything stayed on schedule. They pampered us as bride and groom throughout the day and made sure that we had everything we wanted. We can not recommend them highly enough. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Rich
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We just experienced a magical event for our daughter's wedding. Prior to the wedding Ken Correll gave great attention to planning the wedding just as our daughter wanted. Always available for any concerns. Then for the actual event, Ken & his staff just took over and made the wedding like a fairy tale. Food was great & his staff were upbeat & positive. A wonderful caterer.
We just experienced a magical event for our daughter's wedding. Prior to the wedding Ken Correll gave great attention to Read more...
We just experienced a magical event for our daughter's wedding. Prior to the wedding Ken Correll gave great attention to planning the wedding just as our daughter wanted. Always available for any concerns. Then for the actual event, Ken & his staff just took over and made the wedding like a fairy tale. Food was great & his staff were upbeat & positive. A wonderful caterer. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was a very important part of the wedding for me and my Italian family and it was AMAZING!!!! If I wasn't wearing a wedding dress, I would have stuffed myself to the max. The family style was great because everyone could eat what they wanted, they could ask for more food, and they didn't have to get up out of their seats. Mike was so helpful and energetic in the whole process. He took part in the rehearsal and was essentially a wedding planner for me too. I would recommend his food and services for anyone. The only thing I would have changed was to ask for a doggy bag after the wedding!
The food was a very important part of the wedding for me and my Italian family and it was AMAZING!!!! If I wasn't wearing Read more...
The food was a very important part of the wedding for me and my Italian family and it was AMAZING!!!! If I wasn't wearing a wedding dress, I would have stuffed myself to the max. The family style was great because everyone could eat what they wanted, they could ask for more food, and they didn't have to get up out of their seats. Mike was so helpful and energetic in the whole process. He took part in the rehearsal and was essentially a wedding planner for me too. I would recommend his food and services for anyone. The only thing I would have changed was to ask for a doggy bag after the wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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LondonBride
Wedding:
6/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike and his team at Diverse Catering and Events catered our wedding at the Mansion at Ridley Creek in June. Not only did they do an extraordinary job, but they were also fantastic to work with. For an out of town bride, Mike made planning as easy as it could possibly be and pulled out all the stops to work flexibly with me. In addition, he managed/coordinated the rehearsal and all activities on the wedding day, allowing my husband and I (plus our families) to be able to relax and enjoy the day. His team provided fantastic food and service – I received so many compliments both during and after the wedding, even from our foodie friends. Mike’s experience, attention to detail, and suggestions were invaluable during the planning stages as well as on the wedding day.

Our entire experience with Diverse Catering was fantastic, but here are some examples of why I think they’re in a separate league to other caterers:

- Mike was incredibly responsive and accommodated my schedule. Mike was willing to provide a tasting for us on a Sunday because during my one visit to town (I live abroad) before the wedding week, that was the only day that I could do it.
- His team was able to specially create a specific hors d’oeuvre for us that wasn’t part of their standard options and was fantastic!
- On the wedding day, Mike was able to coordinate a last minute change with our musicians after I had made a mistake, so that everything went smoothly and I didn’t need to worry about anything.
- It rained right before the (outdoor) ceremony, yet Mike monitored the weather forecast, waited and his team quickly dried off the seats so we could proceed when the sun came out
- While being photographed during the cocktail hour, my husband and I were brought hors d’oeuvres and drinks so we didn’t miss out on anything
- His staff were so attentive that when a relative of mine went to leave to put a baby to sleep, they noticed and boxed up her meal for her to take without anyone saying anything
- Did I mention the food was outstanding?

I could go on and on about the fantastic experience we had with Mike and Diverse Catering. Hiring them was one of the best decisions I made for our wedding, and I would strongly recommend them.
Mike and his team at Diverse Catering and Events catered our wedding at the Mansion at Ridley Creek in June. Not only did Read more...
Mike and his team at Diverse Catering and Events catered our wedding at the Mansion at Ridley Creek in June. Not only did they do an extraordinary job, but they were also fantastic to work with. For an out of town bride, Mike made planning as easy as it could possibly be and pulled out all the stops to work flexibly with me. In addition, he managed/coordinated the rehearsal and all activities on the wedding day, allowing my husband and I (plus our families) to be able to relax and enjoy the day. His team provided fantastic food and service – I received so many compliments both during and after the wedding, even from our foodie friends. Mike’s experience, attention to detail, and suggestions were invaluable during the planning stages as well as on the wedding day.

Our entire experience with Diverse Catering was fantastic, but here are some examples of why I think they’re in a separate league to other caterers:

- Mike was incredibly responsive and accommodated my schedule. Mike was willing to provide a tasting for us on a Sunday because during my one visit to town (I live abroad) before the wedding week, that was the only day that I could do it.
- His team was able to specially create a specific hors d’oeuvre for us that wasn’t part of their standard options and was fantastic!
- On the wedding day, Mike was able to coordinate a last minute change with our musicians after I had made a mistake, so that everything went smoothly and I didn’t need to worry about anything.
- It rained right before the (outdoor) ceremony, yet Mike monitored the weather forecast, waited and his team quickly dried off the seats so we could proceed when the sun came out
- While being photographed during the cocktail hour, my husband and I were brought hors d’oeuvres and drinks so we didn’t miss out on anything
- His staff were so attentive that when a relative of mine went to leave to put a baby to sleep, they noticed and boxed up her meal for her to take without anyone saying anything
- Did I mention the food was outstanding?

I could go on and on about the fantastic experience we had with Mike and Diverse Catering. Hiring them was one of the best decisions I made for our wedding, and I would strongly recommend them. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Ken, Mike, Suzy and the rest of the Diverse Catering team did a phenomenal job catering our wedding on Sunday! The food was delicious! The service was superior! Many guests raved about both and expressed that they were extremely impressed by the professionalism and seamless execution of the entire event. As the bride, I was able to completely relax and enjoy the experience. They were so exceptional that, even when our daughter injured herself during the Best Man's speech, Mike immediately brought me some ice for her arm. He was so attentive and went above and beyond not just for the groom and me, but for every guest. I highly recommend Diverse Catering. They are experienced, knowledgeable, flexible (very easy going) and reliable. Plus, their food is excellent! You will be thrilled with their performance!
Ken, Mike, Suzy and the rest of the Diverse Catering team did a phenomenal job catering our wedding on Sunday! The food Read more...
Ken, Mike, Suzy and the rest of the Diverse Catering team did a phenomenal job catering our wedding on Sunday! The food was delicious! The service was superior! Many guests raved about both and expressed that they were extremely impressed by the professionalism and seamless execution of the entire event. As the bride, I was able to completely relax and enjoy the experience. They were so exceptional that, even when our daughter injured herself during the Best Man's speech, Mike immediately brought me some ice for her arm. He was so attentive and went above and beyond not just for the groom and me, but for every guest. I highly recommend Diverse Catering. They are experienced, knowledgeable, flexible (very easy going) and reliable. Plus, their food is excellent! You will be thrilled with their performance! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Franz
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Schmidt from Diverse Catering was excellent. We have already recommended him to two friends who are in the middle of wedding planning.

Diverse Catering was one of many per-approved caterers for a venue that we were pursuing, but which ultimately fell through. We were initially attracted to Diverse Catering because of their outstanding reviews and the fact that they do more than just catering. Diverse Catering will take care of rentals and even step into role of event planner. We were looking at non-traditional venues that would require everything to be brought in, and having a caterer take care of all of this responsibility was really important.

Mike was very easy to work with. We primarily emailed, but he always picked up the phone when I occasionally called. To help manage costs and give our guests more options, we went with a buffet. Mike helped work with our budget and offered some cost saving advice which we took. We found his prices to be very reasonable and significantly less than all the other center city philly caterers. The food was outstanding - all of our guests raved about the food and many went up for seconds. Our wedding coordinator said that our tasting was the best food tasting that she has ever been to.

Mike did more than just cater. He took care of chair rentals, helped us find a different venue when our first choice fell through, provided a cake, and helped que the bridal party as we went down the aisle. He did full set-up and break down of the ceremony space, cocktail hour, and reception hall. He also provided bartenders and helped us figure out how much alcohol and mixers to provide - we came home with almost empty bottles - his estimates were dead on.

A number of guests, including my grandmother-in-law, mentioned how attentive and courteous the staff of Diverse Catering were. Mike had his staff in and venue set-up in a few hours and were out in 1 hour. Our venue was very picky about the floors, and Mike was able to provide felt pads on the feet of the rental chairs and his staff did a full wet mop of the floors prior to leaving. I do believe Mike left the venue cleaner than when we found it. Lastly, the wedding coordinator said this was the easiest wedding she has done so far, and I think Mike and his staff played a huge role in helping the event run so smoothly.

Our food: Terres Filet (cuts like a fillet minon), Moroccan Grilled Salmon (presentation was outstanding), Gorgonzola Pasta, Poached pear with Caramelized cashews Salad, grilled vegetables, yukon gold potatoes. For the after party, we served make your own cheese stakes and philly pretzels with beer infused cheese.
Michael Schmidt from Diverse Catering was excellent. We have already recommended him to two friends who are in the middle Read more...
Michael Schmidt from Diverse Catering was excellent. We have already recommended him to two friends who are in the middle of wedding planning.

Diverse Catering was one of many per-approved caterers for a venue that we were pursuing, but which ultimately fell through. We were initially attracted to Diverse Catering because of their outstanding reviews and the fact that they do more than just catering. Diverse Catering will take care of rentals and even step into role of event planner. We were looking at non-traditional venues that would require everything to be brought in, and having a caterer take care of all of this responsibility was really important.

Mike was very easy to work with. We primarily emailed, but he always picked up the phone when I occasionally called. To help manage costs and give our guests more options, we went with a buffet. Mike helped work with our budget and offered some cost saving advice which we took. We found his prices to be very reasonable and significantly less than all the other center city philly caterers. The food was outstanding - all of our guests raved about the food and many went up for seconds. Our wedding coordinator said that our tasting was the best food tasting that she has ever been to.

Mike did more than just cater. He took care of chair rentals, helped us find a different venue when our first choice fell through, provided a cake, and helped que the bridal party as we went down the aisle. He did full set-up and break down of the ceremony space, cocktail hour, and reception hall. He also provided bartenders and helped us figure out how much alcohol and mixers to provide - we came home with almost empty bottles - his estimates were dead on.

A number of guests, including my grandmother-in-law, mentioned how attentive and courteous the staff of Diverse Catering were. Mike had his staff in and venue set-up in a few hours and were out in 1 hour. Our venue was very picky about the floors, and Mike was able to provide felt pads on the feet of the rental chairs and his staff did a full wet mop of the floors prior to leaving. I do believe Mike left the venue cleaner than when we found it. Lastly, the wedding coordinator said this was the easiest wedding she has done so far, and I think Mike and his staff played a huge role in helping the event run so smoothly.

Our food: Terres Filet (cuts like a fillet minon), Moroccan Grilled Salmon (presentation was outstanding), Gorgonzola Pasta, Poached pear with Caramelized cashews Salad, grilled vegetables, yukon gold potatoes. For the after party, we served make your own cheese stakes and philly pretzels with beer infused cheese. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Terrie
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not of ask for anything more. When I first called to plan sons wedding I had no idea what we wanted. Mike and Ken were a big help. From the ceremony to the reception Ken was very helpful. The cocktail hour was great. The hors d'oeuvres were great everybody said how delicious they were and plentiful. The dinner was wonderful even the vegetables that the bride and groom picked were great and everyone loved them. Considering we had three choices for the entree and a sit down dinner Ken was great. I can't say enough about him. Everyone received what they ordered and there was more than enough food between the cocktail hour and the dinner. The wedding was beautiful and very good. The sweet table was great to. If it wasn't for Ken I don't think the evening would of turned out so good. He was also right there if we needed anything during the entire affair from beginning till end. I can't thank them enough for everything they did for us. I am very happy that we went with them and the Holiday Inn they also helped us with reserving our block of rooms. We will never forget the night that Ken made for us. There is nothing bad we can say from the planning to the night of the wedding, Ken helped to make it a special day for us. Over all it was an amazing experience working with Ken and Mike. I would most certainly return to the Holiday Inn for future affairs.
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We could not of ask for anything more. When I first called to plan sons wedding I had no idea what we wanted. Mike and Ken were a big help. From the ceremony to the reception Ken was very helpful. The cocktail hour was great. The hors d'oeuvres were great everybody said how delicious they were and plentiful. The dinner was wonderful even the vegetables that the bride and groom picked were great and everyone loved them. Considering we had three choices for the entree and a sit down dinner Ken was great. I can't say enough about him. Everyone received what they ordered and there was more than enough food between the cocktail hour and the dinner. The wedding was beautiful and very good. The sweet table was great to. If it wasn't for Ken I don't think the evening would of turned out so good. He was also right there if we needed anything during the entire affair from beginning till end. I can't thank them enough for everything they did for us. I am very happy that we went with them and the Holiday Inn they also helped us with reserving our block of rooms. We will never forget the night that Ken made for us. There is nothing bad we can say from the planning to the night of the wedding, Ken helped to make it a special day for us. Over all it was an amazing experience working with Ken and Mike. I would most certainly return to the Holiday Inn for future affairs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mike and the Diverse team were a DREAM COME TRUE on the day of our wedding and provided services extending far beyond catering. From our very first meeting, Mike was intent to incorporate all of our ideas and wishes into the day. He worked with us to create a stunning menu, provided a sit down tasting for the immediate family, coordinated with the other vendors to make sure the day ran smoothly, attended our rehearsal the night before, and managed the set up of decorations/prep on the day.

As if that’s not enough, the food and service is exquisite! Guests raved about the “family style” serving, the attentive wait staff, amazing food, and the much appreciated pre-service snack for our guests (suggested by Mike) featuring mulled (spiked :)!) cider with sweet treats from our families favorite recipes.

We are still receiving glowing compliments from our guests about the warm/ inviting atmosphere and personalization on our wedding day. I completely attribute the flawless success to Mike and the Diverse Catering team.

We will ABSOLUTELY be using Diverse Catering for future celebrations and WHOLE HEARTEDLY recommend them!
Mike and the Diverse team were a DREAM COME TRUE on the day of our wedding and provided services extending far beyond Read more...
Mike and the Diverse team were a DREAM COME TRUE on the day of our wedding and provided services extending far beyond catering. From our very first meeting, Mike was intent to incorporate all of our ideas and wishes into the day. He worked with us to create a stunning menu, provided a sit down tasting for the immediate family, coordinated with the other vendors to make sure the day ran smoothly, attended our rehearsal the night before, and managed the set up of decorations/prep on the day.

As if that’s not enough, the food and service is exquisite! Guests raved about the “family style” serving, the attentive wait staff, amazing food, and the much appreciated pre-service snack for our guests (suggested by Mike) featuring mulled (spiked :)!) cider with sweet treats from our families favorite recipes.

We are still receiving glowing compliments from our guests about the warm/ inviting atmosphere and personalization on our wedding day. I completely attribute the flawless success to Mike and the Diverse Catering team.

We will ABSOLUTELY be using Diverse Catering for future celebrations and WHOLE HEARTEDLY recommend them! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I had the please of having Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering for our wedding. Mike was amazing to work with. He was always available for questions or concerns that I had while planning. He had great ideas for us, and the day of the wedding he was a life saver!!! He helped to plan and run everything so that it all went smoothly. His staff was great the day of wedding! Everyone was so polite and helpful. The food was delicious and he was very flexible when working with us to plan our menu. I can't praise Mike enough. I would recommend him to anyone. He is a jack of all trades when it comes to weddings!
I had the please of having Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering for our wedding. Mike was amazing to work with. He was always Read more...
I had the please of having Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering for our wedding. Mike was amazing to work with. He was always available for questions or concerns that I had while planning. He had great ideas for us, and the day of the wedding he was a life saver!!! He helped to plan and run everything so that it all went smoothly. His staff was great the day of wedding! Everyone was so polite and helpful. The food was delicious and he was very flexible when working with us to plan our menu. I can't praise Mike enough. I would recommend him to anyone. He is a jack of all trades when it comes to weddings! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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CLove81
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering are simply fantastic! We were so lucky to find Mike and have him as our wedding planner and caterer for our wonderful fall wedding at Colonial Dames in Philadelphia, PA. Mike, from the moment we met him, was so easy to talk to. He clearly loves his job and is amazing at what he does! Mike was available whenever we needed him for questions, ideas, and always seemed to have the answer. Mike suggested our venue, he had all the supplies needed to make our day picture perfect. Mike helped us make the necessary decisions at the appropriate time and kept us calm and collected. He met with us at our convience to discuss the menu, linens, etc for the reception. We also had a great time at our tasting at the Holiday Inn where Diverse Catering is located. Mike was so much fun and kept us smiling through all the planning. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Mike was always prompt with his responses to our many questions. Mike was at our rehearsal and really showed us his wonderful planning skills and kept us focused. The day of our wedding Mike and the staff of Diverse Catering went above and beyond any and all of my expectations. All of our favors, decorations and everything we brought in were set up exactly the way we wanted them. The servers and bartenders were so friendly and were so excited for us! Our guests had nothing but rave reviews of the service they provided. The food, the atmosphere, everything was perfect! My wife and I had no worries that day. Mike was always right there to keep things moving, we didn't feel rushed, we always had what we needed. Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering made my wedding perfect!! I would reccommend him to anyone. 5 stars!! A++++ :)
Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering are simply fantastic! We were so lucky to find Mike and have him as our wedding planner Read more...
Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering are simply fantastic! We were so lucky to find Mike and have him as our wedding planner and caterer for our wonderful fall wedding at Colonial Dames in Philadelphia, PA. Mike, from the moment we met him, was so easy to talk to. He clearly loves his job and is amazing at what he does! Mike was available whenever we needed him for questions, ideas, and always seemed to have the answer. Mike suggested our venue, he had all the supplies needed to make our day picture perfect. Mike helped us make the necessary decisions at the appropriate time and kept us calm and collected. He met with us at our convience to discuss the menu, linens, etc for the reception. We also had a great time at our tasting at the Holiday Inn where Diverse Catering is located. Mike was so much fun and kept us smiling through all the planning. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Mike was always prompt with his responses to our many questions. Mike was at our rehearsal and really showed us his wonderful planning skills and kept us focused. The day of our wedding Mike and the staff of Diverse Catering went above and beyond any and all of my expectations. All of our favors, decorations and everything we brought in were set up exactly the way we wanted them. The servers and bartenders were so friendly and were so excited for us! Our guests had nothing but rave reviews of the service they provided. The food, the atmosphere, everything was perfect! My wife and I had no worries that day. Mike was always right there to keep things moving, we didn't feel rushed, we always had what we needed. Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering made my wedding perfect!! I would reccommend him to anyone. 5 stars!! A++++ :) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Ben
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Ken and Mike are fabulous. They did a cocktail hour for us and the food was great, they were extremely helpful, and just so easy to deal with leading up to the wedding.
Ken and Mike are fabulous. They did a cocktail hour for us and the food was great, they were extremely helpful, and just Read more...
Ken and Mike are fabulous. They did a cocktail hour for us and the food was great, they were extremely helpful, and just so easy to deal with leading up to the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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CC
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We used Diverse to cater our wedding and could not have been happier with the results. Ken went above and beyond all expectations, with all aspects of the event. From designing a menu that had a vegetarian option for every station to helping plan and execute that layout and decor, Ken was there with numerous tips, insights and suggestions for every step.
The food itself was amazing. We have had a lot of friends, both vegetarian and meat eaters comment that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding.
The reception was held on the roof of the Philadelphia Free Library; Ken and his staff handled the set up and decorating. They did a fantastic job, including locating vendors for the all the extra details that we wanted, such as chairs and lighting. He also surprised us with special touches from his own "prop" closet that fit in perfectly with our theme and decor. As I mentioned before, Ken went above and beyond; he got the Cotton Candy machine that was mentioned on a whim months before the event.
We strongly recommend using Ken and Diverse for your event.
We used Diverse to cater our wedding and could not have been happier with the results. Ken went above and beyond all Read more...
We used Diverse to cater our wedding and could not have been happier with the results. Ken went above and beyond all expectations, with all aspects of the event. From designing a menu that had a vegetarian option for every station to helping plan and execute that layout and decor, Ken was there with numerous tips, insights and suggestions for every step.
The food itself was amazing. We have had a lot of friends, both vegetarian and meat eaters comment that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding.
The reception was held on the roof of the Philadelphia Free Library; Ken and his staff handled the set up and decorating. They did a fantastic job, including locating vendors for the all the extra details that we wanted, such as chairs and lighting. He also surprised us with special touches from his own "prop" closet that fit in perfectly with our theme and decor. As I mentioned before, Ken went above and beyond; he got the Cotton Candy machine that was mentioned on a whim months before the event.
We strongly recommend using Ken and Diverse for your event. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I chose Mike and Diverse bc from the onset I could tell that he cared and took my wedding as more then just a paycheck. He went above and beyond offering services even the venue and other vendors stated are out of the realm of normal caterers. Diverse volunteered to be at my rehersal and acted as planners the day of. Simply put, they were my peace of mind that my wedding would go off without a hitch. I received treatment i would never imagine receiving from the most expensive and coveted caterers at such a gracious price. Not to mention mike and his staff were a pleasure the day of and guests all commented on their pleasant, sociable and fun personalities. Such a jewel that is so hard to find! I, without a seconds hesitation, recommend for any occasion you hire Diverse catering for your event!
I chose Mike and Diverse bc from the onset I could tell that he cared and took my wedding as more then just a paycheck. He Read more...
I chose Mike and Diverse bc from the onset I could tell that he cared and took my wedding as more then just a paycheck. He went above and beyond offering services even the venue and other vendors stated are out of the realm of normal caterers. Diverse volunteered to be at my rehersal and acted as planners the day of. Simply put, they were my peace of mind that my wedding would go off without a hitch. I received treatment i would never imagine receiving from the most expensive and coveted caterers at such a gracious price. Not to mention mike and his staff were a pleasure the day of and guests all commented on their pleasant, sociable and fun personalities. Such a jewel that is so hard to find! I, without a seconds hesitation, recommend for any occasion you hire Diverse catering for your event! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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nittanyvmd
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
superb food, excellent caterer

I was lucky to find Mike Schmidt's business card for Diverse Catering at my venue, and he was excellent to work with! All the guests loved him and the food--3 months later people are still saying that ours was the most beautiful wedding they've ever attended, and that Mike was incredible. Mike was utterly professional and never intrusive, just gently guiding, and we agreed on everything--he has great taste! He even stepped into the role of wedding planner and coordinator when needed, without my asking. I was not able to fit a tasting into my schedule and he assured me he was known for his food--he was right! Our only snafu was that he forgot I had already ordered a wedding cake from the awesome Papa's Pastry, so he supplied us with a second cake that we didn't need...which our guests enjoyed at the hotel the next day anyway. Otherwise Mike made sure everything went smoothly, and all his servers were particularly attentive to myself and my groom. We were even able to offer our guests 3 choices for entrees for no extra fee, and he brought a couple vegetarian meals by request as well. Mike made me feel that everything was under control at all times and I had a lot of fun working with him.
superb food, excellent caterer

I was lucky to find Mike Schmidt's business card for Diverse Catering at my Read more...
superb food, excellent caterer

I was lucky to find Mike Schmidt's business card for Diverse Catering at my venue, and he was excellent to work with! All the guests loved him and the food--3 months later people are still saying that ours was the most beautiful wedding they've ever attended, and that Mike was incredible. Mike was utterly professional and never intrusive, just gently guiding, and we agreed on everything--he has great taste! He even stepped into the role of wedding planner and coordinator when needed, without my asking. I was not able to fit a tasting into my schedule and he assured me he was known for his food--he was right! Our only snafu was that he forgot I had already ordered a wedding cake from the awesome Papa's Pastry, so he supplied us with a second cake that we didn't need...which our guests enjoyed at the hotel the next day anyway. Otherwise Mike made sure everything went smoothly, and all his servers were particularly attentive to myself and my groom. We were even able to offer our guests 3 choices for entrees for no extra fee, and he brought a couple vegetarian meals by request as well. Mike made me feel that everything was under control at all times and I had a lot of fun working with him. Read less
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ESF
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Ken and Mike from Diverse Catering were a dream to work with. Every time we met with Ken leading up to the wedding we left feeling cool, collected, and in control of our plans for the big day. He listened to our ideas for food, style, and atmosphere and carried out the event with finesse, down to the smallest details. He also had wonderful suggestions for us along the way; from what kind of food to offer, to the colors of the linens (even small details for how to incorporate our "honey bee" theme into the linens by adding a black runner to the yellow table cloth to make it look a little bit like a bee!). He even surprised us by including some small details into the wedding that he knew we wanted but didn't have time to supply ourselves (ball jars for people to drink out of pre-ceremony).

The wedding day was also spectacular; Ken's staff was incredibly attentive to me and my husband, our family, and all of our guests. They were professional, and warm and approachable at the same time. I really can't say enough about how thrilled we were with the entire event. I would absolutely recommend Ken and Diverse Catering to anyone who is planning a wedding or event in the Philadelphia area.
Ken and Mike from Diverse Catering were a dream to work with. Every time we met with Ken leading up to the wedding we left Read more...
Ken and Mike from Diverse Catering were a dream to work with. Every time we met with Ken leading up to the wedding we left feeling cool, collected, and in control of our plans for the big day. He listened to our ideas for food, style, and atmosphere and carried out the event with finesse, down to the smallest details. He also had wonderful suggestions for us along the way; from what kind of food to offer, to the colors of the linens (even small details for how to incorporate our "honey bee" theme into the linens by adding a black runner to the yellow table cloth to make it look a little bit like a bee!). He even surprised us by including some small details into the wedding that he knew we wanted but didn't have time to supply ourselves (ball jars for people to drink out of pre-ceremony).

The wedding day was also spectacular; Ken's staff was incredibly attentive to me and my husband, our family, and all of our guests. They were professional, and warm and approachable at the same time. I really can't say enough about how thrilled we were with the entire event. I would absolutely recommend Ken and Diverse Catering to anyone who is planning a wedding or event in the Philadelphia area. Read less
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fran529
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Ken and Mike of Diverse Catering and Event Design our daughter's wedding was a classy and memorable event. Although we hired Ken as our wedding caterer, he ended up being so much more. As the nervous mother of the bride, I wasn't sure how all the pieces to my daughter's garden wedding would come together. But each time we met with Ken, and he was always available to us, I felt more comfortable that he had all aspects of my daughter's wedding well in hand. And on the day of the wedding, everything came together perfectly, from setup to finish. The food was amazing as were all of the personal touches including the attentiveness of Ken and his staff to everything going on.

We highly recommend Ken and Diverse Catering and Event design. We couldn't have been more pleased with the attention given to all aspects of our daughter's wedding and we personally hope for more opportunities to work with him again.
Thanks to Ken and Mike of Diverse Catering and Event Design our daughter's wedding was a classy and memorable event. Read more...
Thanks to Ken and Mike of Diverse Catering and Event Design our daughter's wedding was a classy and memorable event. Although we hired Ken as our wedding caterer, he ended up being so much more. As the nervous mother of the bride, I wasn't sure how all the pieces to my daughter's garden wedding would come together. But each time we met with Ken, and he was always available to us, I felt more comfortable that he had all aspects of my daughter's wedding well in hand. And on the day of the wedding, everything came together perfectly, from setup to finish. The food was amazing as were all of the personal touches including the attentiveness of Ken and his staff to everything going on.

We highly recommend Ken and Diverse Catering and Event design. We couldn't have been more pleased with the attention given to all aspects of our daughter's wedding and we personally hope for more opportunities to work with him again. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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RWS
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Diverse catering did a fantastic job! Incredibly professional staff, delicious food and very easy to work with. Mike was extremely knowledgeable about event planning, not just catering. I'd highly recommend Diverse Catering and would certainly use them again.
Diverse catering did a fantastic job! Incredibly professional staff, delicious food and very easy to work with. Mike was Read more...
Diverse catering did a fantastic job! Incredibly professional staff, delicious food and very easy to work with. Mike was extremely knowledgeable about event planning, not just catering. I'd highly recommend Diverse Catering and would certainly use them again. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Simply put, Ken and Company go above and beyond to make your wedding truly great. If you hire Diverse, you're getting more than just great food. Ken and staff step into the role of day-of coordinators, ensuring all the days events run smoothly. Our wedding really wouldn't have been the same without them.
Simply put, Ken and Company go above and beyond to make your wedding truly great. If you hire Diverse, you're getting more Read more...
Simply put, Ken and Company go above and beyond to make your wedding truly great. If you hire Diverse, you're getting more than just great food. Ken and staff step into the role of day-of coordinators, ensuring all the days events run smoothly. Our wedding really wouldn't have been the same without them. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
These guys were amazing!!! Working with Ken was fabulous. After every random conversation I walked away feeling more confident and less worried about how the day would all work out. And boy did it work out! The food was delicious and the presentation fabulous. It was so amazing to see everything come together from the tablecloths to the buffet presentation. I would recommend working with these guys again and again.

- October 2010 Wedding at the Crane Arts Center.
These guys were amazing!!! Working with Ken was fabulous. After every random conversation I walked away feeling more Read more...
These guys were amazing!!! Working with Ken was fabulous. After every random conversation I walked away feeling more confident and less worried about how the day would all work out. And boy did it work out! The food was delicious and the presentation fabulous. It was so amazing to see everything come together from the tablecloths to the buffet presentation. I would recommend working with these guys again and again.

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jbarg
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
A month after our wedding, and all of our friends and family are STILL talking about how delicious the food was. We picked Diverse because we'd loved their food at a friend's wedding, and they delivered for us ALL THE WAY. The food was not just tasty, but really unique--they went out of their way to craft a menu that genuinely reflected US as a couple--even going so far as to use our recipe for one of the hors d'oeurves. Each special little touch was a delightful surprise and a great way to add real personality to the food. They accommodated special dietary requests completely and happily, and provided prices that were UNBELIEVABLY competitive. We will ABSOLUTELY be using them again in the future, and will recommend them enthusiastically to all of our friends who get married down the road...mostly so we can eat their great food again!
A month after our wedding, and all of our friends and family are STILL talking about how delicious the food was. We picked Read more...
A month after our wedding, and all of our friends and family are STILL talking about how delicious the food was. We picked Diverse because we'd loved their food at a friend's wedding, and they delivered for us ALL THE WAY. The food was not just tasty, but really unique--they went out of their way to craft a menu that genuinely reflected US as a couple--even going so far as to use our recipe for one of the hors d'oeurves. Each special little touch was a delightful surprise and a great way to add real personality to the food. They accommodated special dietary requests completely and happily, and provided prices that were UNBELIEVABLY competitive. We will ABSOLUTELY be using them again in the future, and will recommend them enthusiastically to all of our friends who get married down the road...mostly so we can eat their great food again! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Annie
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Ken and his team were absolutely wonderful! So many other caterers I talked to were overpriced and into doing things their own way without a lot of options. Ken had great ideas to stay within our budget, our vision, and our special requests (like using local food and compostable plates). He was a wealth of information about all of the details of our wedding and basically orchestrated the day for us (ceremony included) so that we didn't have to worry about anything. I've recommended Diverse Catering to many friends since and everyone has been more than pleased!
Ken and his team were absolutely wonderful! So many other caterers I talked to were overpriced and into doing things their Read more...
Ken and his team were absolutely wonderful! So many other caterers I talked to were overpriced and into doing things their own way without a lot of options. Ken had great ideas to stay within our budget, our vision, and our special requests (like using local food and compostable plates). He was a wealth of information about all of the details of our wedding and basically orchestrated the day for us (ceremony included) so that we didn't have to worry about anything. I've recommended Diverse Catering to many friends since and everyone has been more than pleased! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Alyson
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I was one of the first clients for diverse back in 09. Mike & crew were amazing and truly made our wedding exactly what we envisioned.
I was one of the first clients for diverse back in 09. Mike & crew were amazing and truly made our wedding exactly what we Read more...
I was one of the first clients for diverse back in 09. Mike & crew were amazing and truly made our wedding exactly what we envisioned. Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
7/20/2014
4.9/5.0
We were so pleased with the seamless operation that Michael and his staff provided for our same-sex wedding. The location was in center city Philadelphia on a Sunday in the community room of our high rise co-op. He preformed an amazing transformation of the space; turning it into a beautiful banquet room. Our guests were stunned at how beautiful his team made it. The food was raved about; the quality, the professionalism of his staff and presentation were beyond our expectations. He provided the florist for the flowers and they to were perfect. All-in-all, I cannot highly recommend any other caterer other than Michael's group.
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We were so pleased with the seamless operation that Michael and his staff provided for our same-sex wedding. The location was in center city Philadelphia on a Sunday in the community room of our high rise co-op. He preformed an amazing transformation of the space; turning it into a beautiful banquet room. Our guests were stunned at how beautiful his team made it. The food was raved about; the quality, the professionalism of his staff and presentation were beyond our expectations. He provided the florist for the flowers and they to were perfect. All-in-all, I cannot highly recommend any other caterer other than Michael's group. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Private User
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.9/5.0
the food is AMAZING! my now husband and I are all about food! and I'm a designer who always needs things to look great, but we also have a small budget. I could not have been more excited with the way our venue looked on our wedding day, I did the decor myself and dropped it off for them to set everything up and it looked just the way I wanted to, they also added some of their own touches and they looked great with my decorations. All of our guests could not stop talking about how good the food was and I could not stop being excited about how smooth everything was going!
the food is AMAZING! my now husband and I are all about food! and I'm a designer who always needs things to look great, Read more...
the food is AMAZING! my now husband and I are all about food! and I'm a designer who always needs things to look great, but we also have a small budget. I could not have been more excited with the way our venue looked on our wedding day, I did the decor myself and dropped it off for them to set everything up and it looked just the way I wanted to, they also added some of their own touches and they looked great with my decorations. All of our guests could not stop talking about how good the food was and I could not stop being excited about how smooth everything was going! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
We booked Diverse Catering over a year before our wedding. As soon as we met with Mike, we felt very comfortable booking him! He found out that my favorite food was mac and cheese, so he offered to create a mac and cheese bar for my cocktail hour (complete with toppings such as bacon!). After tasting the food we booked him right away! During our wedding planning, Mike was always polite and responsive, although sometimes it did take him a bit of time to get back to me, and he didn't always completely answer my questions. Overall I was very happy that I chose to work with Diverse Catering. 2 days before the wedding, we discovered an error with the food order, and Mike handled it in a very professional manner. He was always concerned with giving me the best possible service for our wedding day and was very accommodating to all of my requests. He was also flexible with the pricing and was willing to cut back some items to fit into my budget. On the night of my rehearsal, Mike and his partner, Rick, ran the rehearsal and did a great job keeping everyone focused and on task. At that time we learned that Mike, who we had been communicating with all year, would not be coordinating my wedding as planned and that Rick would be working with me instead. At first I was worried, because there were so many details about our wedding and I was concerned that something would be overlooked. On the day of the wedding, everything went so smoothly and I had no reason to be concerned! Rick did a great job setting up the room the way that I wanted and all of his staff members were very polite, professional, and looked genuinely excited for me and my husband. All of my guests raved about the food, especially the bacon wrapped dates and the mac and cheese bar! In fact, people are still calling me to talk about how delicious the food was! I would definitely recommend him to other brides!
We booked Diverse Catering over a year before our wedding. As soon as we met with Mike, we felt very comfortable booking Read more...
We booked Diverse Catering over a year before our wedding. As soon as we met with Mike, we felt very comfortable booking him! He found out that my favorite food was mac and cheese, so he offered to create a mac and cheese bar for my cocktail hour (complete with toppings such as bacon!). After tasting the food we booked him right away! During our wedding planning, Mike was always polite and responsive, although sometimes it did take him a bit of time to get back to me, and he didn't always completely answer my questions. Overall I was very happy that I chose to work with Diverse Catering. 2 days before the wedding, we discovered an error with the food order, and Mike handled it in a very professional manner. He was always concerned with giving me the best possible service for our wedding day and was very accommodating to all of my requests. He was also flexible with the pricing and was willing to cut back some items to fit into my budget. On the night of my rehearsal, Mike and his partner, Rick, ran the rehearsal and did a great job keeping everyone focused and on task. At that time we learned that Mike, who we had been communicating with all year, would not be coordinating my wedding as planned and that Rick would be working with me instead. At first I was worried, because there were so many details about our wedding and I was concerned that something would be overlooked. On the day of the wedding, everything went so smoothly and I had no reason to be concerned! Rick did a great job setting up the room the way that I wanted and all of his staff members were very polite, professional, and looked genuinely excited for me and my husband. All of my guests raved about the food, especially the bacon wrapped dates and the mac and cheese bar! In fact, people are still calling me to talk about how delicious the food was! I would definitely recommend him to other brides! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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christabelle66
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.8/5.0
We honestly would not have had the wedding that we did without Ken and the staff at Diverse Catering. Ken was absoluetely committed to realizing OUR vision for the wedding, not maintaining the company's image. Ken drove out to our home to meet us, met use twice at the Reception site and provided an amazing menu tasting, complete with tableclothes, china and silverware. The day of the wedding he coordinated with all the other vendors, made sure every detail was just as we asked, and personally took care of of our needs as well as the needs of two disabled guests. His entire crew were professional, personable and really well informed. The food was also terrific! One eight year old guest was overheard telling her firiends, "The food is just fabulous." It truly was. Keb worked very hard with us to make sure we had quality for our money. We can not thank Ken and the staff at Diverse Catering enough and we would higly recommend them.
We honestly would not have had the wedding that we did without Ken and the staff at Diverse Catering. Ken was absoluetely Read more...
We honestly would not have had the wedding that we did without Ken and the staff at Diverse Catering. Ken was absoluetely committed to realizing OUR vision for the wedding, not maintaining the company's image. Ken drove out to our home to meet us, met use twice at the Reception site and provided an amazing menu tasting, complete with tableclothes, china and silverware. The day of the wedding he coordinated with all the other vendors, made sure every detail was just as we asked, and personally took care of of our needs as well as the needs of two disabled guests. His entire crew were professional, personable and really well informed. The food was also terrific! One eight year old guest was overheard telling her firiends, "The food is just fabulous." It truly was. Keb worked very hard with us to make sure we had quality for our money. We can not thank Ken and the staff at Diverse Catering enough and we would higly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Wow, Mike Schmidt was AMAZING for my wedding. I orginally found him because one of the venues had strict caterer policy, but I am sure glad I came across him. I ended up not going with that venue but DID go with Diverse Catering.

My actual wedding day and the planing leading up to it was amazing. People are STILL telling me how much they enjoyed the food at the wedding. My friends asked him for his card at the wedidng because they loved the food so much. People were sooo surprised that he was able to have such wonderful, hot and tastey food on a buffet. I feel like the food at the wedding was EVEN better than the tasting and at the tasting we enjoyed it so much that we chose Mike! ALso, Mike's staff are extremely professional.

Mike is a planner as well as providing the food. He was able to assist me with finding a FABULOUS venue that was in our budget, he was able to be fleixble with our diets (we had a few vegans) he was able to meet us at the venue whenever we requested. Mike and DIVERSE catering was GREAT.
Wow, Mike Schmidt was AMAZING for my wedding. I orginally found him because one of the venues had strict caterer policy, Read more...
Wow, Mike Schmidt was AMAZING for my wedding. I orginally found him because one of the venues had strict caterer policy, but I am sure glad I came across him. I ended up not going with that venue but DID go with Diverse Catering.

My actual wedding day and the planing leading up to it was amazing. People are STILL telling me how much they enjoyed the food at the wedding. My friends asked him for his card at the wedidng because they loved the food so much. People were sooo surprised that he was able to have such wonderful, hot and tastey food on a buffet. I feel like the food at the wedding was EVEN better than the tasting and at the tasting we enjoyed it so much that we chose Mike! ALso, Mike's staff are extremely professional.

Mike is a planner as well as providing the food. He was able to assist me with finding a FABULOUS venue that was in our budget, he was able to be fleixble with our diets (we had a few vegans) he was able to meet us at the venue whenever we requested. Mike and DIVERSE catering was GREAT. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Taylor
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.7/5.0
Ken at Diverse Catering was amazing to work with! Extremely flexible during the planning phase and very friendly! Definitely recommend working with him for special occasions.
Ken at Diverse Catering was amazing to work with! Extremely flexible during the planning phase and very friendly! Read more...
Ken at Diverse Catering was amazing to work with! Extremely flexible during the planning phase and very friendly! Definitely recommend working with him for special occasions. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Mike Schmidt helped my event run as smoothly as possible. He takes weddings seriously, and visited our venue to get things just right on four separate occasions. He volunteered to run the rehearsal, lined up my bridal party, and made sure that the reception events ran on schedule. YOU NEED A CATERER WHO MAKES YOU FEEL CALM! And, I knew he had everything under control. His staff is professional and timely. My room looked gorgeous and the cocktail hour, 4-cheese baked macoroni, and sauteed spinach was divine. I especially appreciate how Mike worked within our budget and catered to my every request (gum paste flowers on the cake last minute--CHECK). He is truly great.
Mike Schmidt helped my event run as smoothly as possible. He takes weddings seriously, and visited our venue to get things Read more...
Mike Schmidt helped my event run as smoothly as possible. He takes weddings seriously, and visited our venue to get things just right on four separate occasions. He volunteered to run the rehearsal, lined up my bridal party, and made sure that the reception events ran on schedule. YOU NEED A CATERER WHO MAKES YOU FEEL CALM! And, I knew he had everything under control. His staff is professional and timely. My room looked gorgeous and the cocktail hour, 4-cheese baked macoroni, and sauteed spinach was divine. I especially appreciate how Mike worked within our budget and catered to my every request (gum paste flowers on the cake last minute--CHECK). He is truly great. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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