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Diverse Catering and Event Design

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

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215-200-8226

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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 event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Outside Alcohol OK, Signature Cocktail(s)
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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Simon
Wedding:
10/25/2015
5.0/5.0
You really weren’t what we expected (for the better), getting a wedding organiser as well as a caterer really REALLY made the day work better than we thought it would. Not only was all the food and your staff amazing on the day, you just went above and beyond to help with everything and it really means SO much to us. That salmon….wow!! I wish I had more time to eat more of it during the night but it flew by, that’s for sure.

i would recommend anyone in the area to use Mike and his team for their function and especially wedding after the experience we had with him and how much it helped on the day in not having to think about how things ran and leaving it up to him.

Thanks again Mike!!
You really weren’t what we expected (for the better), getting a wedding organiser as well as a caterer really REALLY made Read more...
You really weren’t what we expected (for the better), getting a wedding organiser as well as a caterer really REALLY made the day work better than we thought it would. Not only was all the food and your staff amazing on the day, you just went above and beyond to help with everything and it really means SO much to us. That salmon….wow!! I wish I had more time to eat more of it during the night but it flew by, that’s for sure.

i would recommend anyone in the area to use Mike and his team for their function and especially wedding after the experience we had with him and how much it helped on the day in not having to think about how things ran and leaving it up to him.

Thanks again Mike!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
We met Mike Schmidt of Diverse at our venue, the Power Plant, while he was setting up for another wedding. We were impressed right away with the care he takes to design the event beyond just the food, and that proved true throughout the process. Each time we met with him, we felt like our wedding was in good hands. The tasting was so much fun, and we really loved the food. In each of our meetings with Mike after that, he helped us think through our other choices like linens and table settings, and offered really valuable input and fun ideas. We wanted to offer iced coffee at the bar throughout the event, and he suggested we have Bailey's on hand to combine with it - that ended up being the most popular drink at our wedding! He met with us the day before the wedding while we were setting some things up at the venue, and we walked him through our boxes of decor and what was going where. It totally put me at ease, knowing he understood my vision for the space. When we arrived to cocktail hour on our wedding day, he took us into the space to see everything set up before guests were brought to the tables, and I was blown away. Throughout the event, Mike and his staff kept everything flowing perfectly. Our guests loved the food, especially the salmon station. They even had a small quantity of vegan food ready for a couple of our friends, so everyone had offerings that worked for their preferences. We heard nothing but rave reviews about the food. Overall, Diverse was fun and easy to work with, and they helped us have a wonderfully memorable day.
We met Mike Schmidt of Diverse at our venue, the Power Plant, while he was setting up for another wedding. We were Read more...
We met Mike Schmidt of Diverse at our venue, the Power Plant, while he was setting up for another wedding. We were impressed right away with the care he takes to design the event beyond just the food, and that proved true throughout the process. Each time we met with him, we felt like our wedding was in good hands. The tasting was so much fun, and we really loved the food. In each of our meetings with Mike after that, he helped us think through our other choices like linens and table settings, and offered really valuable input and fun ideas. We wanted to offer iced coffee at the bar throughout the event, and he suggested we have Bailey's on hand to combine with it - that ended up being the most popular drink at our wedding! He met with us the day before the wedding while we were setting some things up at the venue, and we walked him through our boxes of decor and what was going where. It totally put me at ease, knowing he understood my vision for the space. When we arrived to cocktail hour on our wedding day, he took us into the space to see everything set up before guests were brought to the tables, and I was blown away. Throughout the event, Mike and his staff kept everything flowing perfectly. Our guests loved the food, especially the salmon station. They even had a small quantity of vegan food ready for a couple of our friends, so everyone had offerings that worked for their preferences. We heard nothing but rave reviews about the food. Overall, Diverse was fun and easy to work with, and they helped us have a wonderfully memorable day. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Aubrie
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Mike Schmidt and Diverse catered our wedding this August at Power Plant Productions in Philadelphia. I can not say enough good things about him and his entire team. We met with Mike upon recommendation from our venue and we knew from that first meeting (and then definitely after the tasting!) that we had to hire Diverse! He took our ideas and built a menu entirely of what we wanted and did not hesitate to accommodate any special requests. We felt that he truly understood what we wanted for our wedding after just one meeting. He was very upfront and honest about things that would tack on unnecessary cost and made sure we had everything we truly needed. Mike is very knowledgable about the entire wedding process and stepped up and made sure everything ran smoothly since we did not have a wedding planner. He came to the venue and ran our rehearsal the previous night and then kept the entire wedding day on schedule. He made us feel comfortable and prepared during a time that can be very stressful. He was very responsive and accommodating throughout the entire process like when I asked him two nights before if he had table numbers he could bring (which he did) and when he offered to verbally announce table numbers and make a card box when our place cards and box were running late with my dad and groomsman. Mike and his staff were very attentive the day of wedding and made sure we were taken care of and from what I have heard from my guests: they were taken care of too! My friends and family cannot stop raving about how wonderful the food was, and I have had so many of them tell how nice the waiters were and how much fun they had with the bartenders. I could not be happier with the job they did and would highly recommend Mike and the Diverse team to other couples on the hunt for a caterer! They will not disappoint!
Mike Schmidt and Diverse catered our wedding this August at Power Plant Productions in Philadelphia. I can not say enough Read more...
Mike Schmidt and Diverse catered our wedding this August at Power Plant Productions in Philadelphia. I can not say enough good things about him and his entire team. We met with Mike upon recommendation from our venue and we knew from that first meeting (and then definitely after the tasting!) that we had to hire Diverse! He took our ideas and built a menu entirely of what we wanted and did not hesitate to accommodate any special requests. We felt that he truly understood what we wanted for our wedding after just one meeting. He was very upfront and honest about things that would tack on unnecessary cost and made sure we had everything we truly needed. Mike is very knowledgable about the entire wedding process and stepped up and made sure everything ran smoothly since we did not have a wedding planner. He came to the venue and ran our rehearsal the previous night and then kept the entire wedding day on schedule. He made us feel comfortable and prepared during a time that can be very stressful. He was very responsive and accommodating throughout the entire process like when I asked him two nights before if he had table numbers he could bring (which he did) and when he offered to verbally announce table numbers and make a card box when our place cards and box were running late with my dad and groomsman. Mike and his staff were very attentive the day of wedding and made sure we were taken care of and from what I have heard from my guests: they were taken care of too! My friends and family cannot stop raving about how wonderful the food was, and I have had so many of them tell how nice the waiters were and how much fun they had with the bartenders. I could not be happier with the job they did and would highly recommend Mike and the Diverse team to other couples on the hunt for a caterer! They will not disappoint! Read less
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SProctor
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Diverse Catering’s Mike Schmidt was a pleasure to work with. We were very worried about our wedding budget at first, and Diverse was very responsive to our concerns by offering several different price plans to us and explaining how different items would affect the total price, so that we could pick and choose which items we wanted to splurge on or cut back on. (Compare this to some other catering companies that just laughed at us or wouldn’t respond to our budget concerns.) As we worked with Diverse, we came to realize that they really do more than just food. Mike helped us plan out and coordinate the entire event—from making a wedding timeline, choosing linens, planning when to drop off and pick up everything…Mike coordinated with our DJ, officiant, and photographer when needed—and always with a smile and sense of humor to help break our wedding-planning-tension. Mike even made the day of the wedding fun, by keeping us relaxed and laughing—we knew we were in good hands. At one point, Mike or our DJ had asked the dinner party to sit down already, but I had planned on a large group photo of the event at cocktail hour. I said, “No, no. It’s fine. I don’t need the picture. They are already sitting.” Mike wouldn’t take my semi-feigned surrender to the circumstances. He insisted it was no big deal and got the all the guests back up for a picture and seated again in 5-10 minutes flat! It’s a great picture. I am glad Mike insisted we follow through with the original photo plan. The entire event went off without a hitch and we were so happy with how beautifully Diverse set up and served the dinner. Our guests raved about the delicious food, awesome bar drinks, and friendly bartenders. We highly recommend Diverse Catering.
Diverse Catering’s Mike Schmidt was a pleasure to work with. We were very worried about our wedding budget at first, and Read more...
Diverse Catering’s Mike Schmidt was a pleasure to work with. We were very worried about our wedding budget at first, and Diverse was very responsive to our concerns by offering several different price plans to us and explaining how different items would affect the total price, so that we could pick and choose which items we wanted to splurge on or cut back on. (Compare this to some other catering companies that just laughed at us or wouldn’t respond to our budget concerns.) As we worked with Diverse, we came to realize that they really do more than just food. Mike helped us plan out and coordinate the entire event—from making a wedding timeline, choosing linens, planning when to drop off and pick up everything…Mike coordinated with our DJ, officiant, and photographer when needed—and always with a smile and sense of humor to help break our wedding-planning-tension. Mike even made the day of the wedding fun, by keeping us relaxed and laughing—we knew we were in good hands. At one point, Mike or our DJ had asked the dinner party to sit down already, but I had planned on a large group photo of the event at cocktail hour. I said, “No, no. It’s fine. I don’t need the picture. They are already sitting.” Mike wouldn’t take my semi-feigned surrender to the circumstances. He insisted it was no big deal and got the all the guests back up for a picture and seated again in 5-10 minutes flat! It’s a great picture. I am glad Mike insisted we follow through with the original photo plan. The entire event went off without a hitch and we were so happy with how beautifully Diverse set up and served the dinner. Our guests raved about the delicious food, awesome bar drinks, and friendly bartenders. We highly recommend Diverse Catering. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We cannot speak highly enough of Ken Correll and Diverse Catering. Ken was a fantastic caterer and also the person who coordinated among all vendors to make everything run smoothly--our wedding hero! Ken designed a delicious, abundant menu of vegetarian and vegan foods, locally sourced and well-priced. Ken knows the ins and outs of Bartram's Garden, and it is impossible to imagine having a wedding at Bartram's without Ken. He knows the Bertram's staff, knows how to use the space and manage flow, has a plan B in case of rain and a plan C, and gets along with everyone. He helped manage family, coordinated the flow of the event with the DJ, and somehow still attended to us individually at our reception. We loved our ceremony and reception, and Ken played an integral role in each. A great guy with a great manner. You want Ken on your team!
We cannot speak highly enough of Ken Correll and Diverse Catering. Ken was a fantastic caterer and also the person who Read more...
We cannot speak highly enough of Ken Correll and Diverse Catering. Ken was a fantastic caterer and also the person who coordinated among all vendors to make everything run smoothly--our wedding hero! Ken designed a delicious, abundant menu of vegetarian and vegan foods, locally sourced and well-priced. Ken knows the ins and outs of Bartram's Garden, and it is impossible to imagine having a wedding at Bartram's without Ken. He knows the Bertram's staff, knows how to use the space and manage flow, has a plan B in case of rain and a plan C, and gets along with everyone. He helped manage family, coordinated the flow of the event with the DJ, and somehow still attended to us individually at our reception. We loved our ceremony and reception, and Ken played an integral role in each. A great guy with a great manner. You want Ken on your team! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
I worked with Ken Correll of Diverse Catering and words cannot describe how fantastic he is. We met several times over the year leading up to our wedding (obviously, more of them concentrated in the month before the big day) and it was always a pleasure. He knows how to do his job well! The food that Diverse provided was awesome (they catered the rehearsal dinner as well) and Ken was incredibly responsive to any changes that we requested. When it comes to the actual wedding day: Ken and the rest of the staff is AMAZING. Every single employee was attentive - not just to me, my now-husband, and our families, but to the other 150 guests as well! I have gotten so many compliments about the wonderful men and women that bartended, served dinner, and helped with a billion other things (that may or may not have been in their primary job description). Ken and his staff solved every hiccup as it happened and allowed us to just enjoy the food, the company, and the party! Now that wedding planning has ended, my husband and I are looking for other opportunities to hire Diverse.
I worked with Ken Correll of Diverse Catering and words cannot describe how fantastic he is. We met several times over the Read more...
I worked with Ken Correll of Diverse Catering and words cannot describe how fantastic he is. We met several times over the year leading up to our wedding (obviously, more of them concentrated in the month before the big day) and it was always a pleasure. He knows how to do his job well! The food that Diverse provided was awesome (they catered the rehearsal dinner as well) and Ken was incredibly responsive to any changes that we requested. When it comes to the actual wedding day: Ken and the rest of the staff is AMAZING. Every single employee was attentive - not just to me, my now-husband, and our families, but to the other 150 guests as well! I have gotten so many compliments about the wonderful men and women that bartended, served dinner, and helped with a billion other things (that may or may not have been in their primary job description). Ken and his staff solved every hiccup as it happened and allowed us to just enjoy the food, the company, and the party! Now that wedding planning has ended, my husband and I are looking for other opportunities to hire Diverse. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Diverse Catering came highly recommended to us by our venue (and several other venues we looked at.) From the beginning, Mike worked with us to curate the perfect menu and was able to keep the price within our budget. The food was excellent and we got many compliments from our guests.

The menu selection is very comprehensive and they accommodate many different diets. We had quite a lot of vegetarians attend our wedding and were able to provide vegetarian options for each of our stations. Most of our guests were quite surprised with the variety of food available since most weddings only have a few options for vegetarians.

Mike also helped run the wedding since we did not have a planner. He ran the rehearsal and ceremony, assisted with announcements (letting the band know when to make them) and helped to resolve problems such as, running out of bourbon early in the night and forgetting our cake knife.

Overall, we were very pleased with the food, service and level of professionalism and would highly recommend Diverse Catering to other couples.
Diverse Catering came highly recommended to us by our venue (and several other venues we looked at.) From the beginning, Read more...
Diverse Catering came highly recommended to us by our venue (and several other venues we looked at.) From the beginning, Mike worked with us to curate the perfect menu and was able to keep the price within our budget. The food was excellent and we got many compliments from our guests.

The menu selection is very comprehensive and they accommodate many different diets. We had quite a lot of vegetarians attend our wedding and were able to provide vegetarian options for each of our stations. Most of our guests were quite surprised with the variety of food available since most weddings only have a few options for vegetarians.

Mike also helped run the wedding since we did not have a planner. He ran the rehearsal and ceremony, assisted with announcements (letting the band know when to make them) and helped to resolve problems such as, running out of bourbon early in the night and forgetting our cake knife.

Overall, we were very pleased with the food, service and level of professionalism and would highly recommend Diverse Catering to other couples. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Couldn't have been happier with Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering. After reading all of the glowing reviews we simply had to meet Mike, and I have to say- the reviews were right. After our first meeting with Mike I knew we could trust him. I was a very organized bride and Mike stayed with me every step of the way. My husband and I really just wanted our wedding to be a big party, so we opted for a "cocktail party" style reception with buffet stations around the room and no assigned seating. This posed some "dinner flow" challenges for Diverse, which they tackled like pros. Mike met with me a number of times to ensure I felt comfortable with the layout of the reception, and was never short of suggestions to address any of my concerns. We made some asks of Diverse that were probably not ideal- we brought some of the food in from another vendor and we asked Diverse to buy some of our food from a specific store in our South Philly neighborhood. Not only did Mike not bat an eye at my requests, he worked hand in hand with the other vendors to ensure we were getting exactly what we wanted. On the day of the wedding Mike and team were absolute pros and the service was fantastic. I am still getting compliments on the food, including "the best salmon that I've ever had." We highly recommend Diverse!
Couldn't have been happier with Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering. After reading all of the glowing reviews we simply had Read more...
Couldn't have been happier with Mike Schmidt and Diverse Catering. After reading all of the glowing reviews we simply had to meet Mike, and I have to say- the reviews were right. After our first meeting with Mike I knew we could trust him. I was a very organized bride and Mike stayed with me every step of the way. My husband and I really just wanted our wedding to be a big party, so we opted for a "cocktail party" style reception with buffet stations around the room and no assigned seating. This posed some "dinner flow" challenges for Diverse, which they tackled like pros. Mike met with me a number of times to ensure I felt comfortable with the layout of the reception, and was never short of suggestions to address any of my concerns. We made some asks of Diverse that were probably not ideal- we brought some of the food in from another vendor and we asked Diverse to buy some of our food from a specific store in our South Philly neighborhood. Not only did Mike not bat an eye at my requests, he worked hand in hand with the other vendors to ensure we were getting exactly what we wanted. On the day of the wedding Mike and team were absolute pros and the service was fantastic. I am still getting compliments on the food, including "the best salmon that I've ever had." We highly recommend Diverse! Read less
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Kaytlynn
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I met with five potential caterers during our planning process and none tasted nearly as good (not even the several that were more costly) as what Ken prepared for us. On top of the fact that we wanted our food to be delicious, we also had to work around the obstacles presented by having our wedding for 170 guests in our parent’s backyard. Ken made us feel confident in his abilities to get the job done and helped add to the vision we already had. He brought up many amazing ideas – food and decor related – that I hadn’t thought of on my own and that truly made our day all the better. He was patient in explaining every angle and scenario to our family well in advance. He made several trips out to the house to see the venue and stood in the rain outside measuring areas for tables and tents all with a smile. He coordinated the order of our rentals from multiple locations to ensure we received what we wanted at the best price. He constantly asked how we were feeling throughout the process. He set the tone that this was our wedding and his goal was for us to have the best time possible. His staff was extremely attentive, professional and friendly. Guests not only commented on the amazing food but also on smiling servers that undoubtedly contributed to the overall happiness of the day. I truly can’t give a high enough endorsement of Diverse. Ken is passionate about his work, sincere about helping a couple get what they want and more than capable of orchestrating a flawless wedding. We had power issues during our wedding and Ken not only made sure the food was out on time and hot but also resolved the power trouble for our band, while managing our space heaters. He was 10 places at once the whole night and our guests never knew it. Diverse didn’t just provide us food for our wedding; they provided on-site coordination that couldn’t have been topped. I am absolutely certain our wedding would not have been nearly as well executed had we chosen anyone else.
My husband and I met with five potential caterers during our planning process and none tasted nearly as good (not even the Read more...
My husband and I met with five potential caterers during our planning process and none tasted nearly as good (not even the several that were more costly) as what Ken prepared for us. On top of the fact that we wanted our food to be delicious, we also had to work around the obstacles presented by having our wedding for 170 guests in our parent’s backyard. Ken made us feel confident in his abilities to get the job done and helped add to the vision we already had. He brought up many amazing ideas – food and decor related – that I hadn’t thought of on my own and that truly made our day all the better. He was patient in explaining every angle and scenario to our family well in advance. He made several trips out to the house to see the venue and stood in the rain outside measuring areas for tables and tents all with a smile. He coordinated the order of our rentals from multiple locations to ensure we received what we wanted at the best price. He constantly asked how we were feeling throughout the process. He set the tone that this was our wedding and his goal was for us to have the best time possible. His staff was extremely attentive, professional and friendly. Guests not only commented on the amazing food but also on smiling servers that undoubtedly contributed to the overall happiness of the day. I truly can’t give a high enough endorsement of Diverse. Ken is passionate about his work, sincere about helping a couple get what they want and more than capable of orchestrating a flawless wedding. We had power issues during our wedding and Ken not only made sure the food was out on time and hot but also resolved the power trouble for our band, while managing our space heaters. He was 10 places at once the whole night and our guests never knew it. Diverse didn’t just provide us food for our wedding; they provided on-site coordination that couldn’t have been topped. I am absolutely certain our wedding would not have been nearly as well executed had we chosen anyone else. Read less
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Maura
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike at Diverse Catering deserves all 5 stars. The food was incredible, his staff was attentive and fun and my husband and I knew we were in good hands every time we met with Mike. Mike had to bring in a kitchen to our reception site (Boathouse Row) and set up completely out of site. I have had multiple people tell me that the food was the best wedding food they have ever had, a huge compliment!

I would recommend Diverse Catering to any bride and groom, especially those who want delicious food, excellent service and to put their wedding into expert hands.
Mike at Diverse Catering deserves all 5 stars. The food was incredible, his staff was attentive and fun and my husband and Read more...
Mike at Diverse Catering deserves all 5 stars. The food was incredible, his staff was attentive and fun and my husband and I knew we were in good hands every time we met with Mike. Mike had to bring in a kitchen to our reception site (Boathouse Row) and set up completely out of site. I have had multiple people tell me that the food was the best wedding food they have ever had, a huge compliment!

I would recommend Diverse Catering to any bride and groom, especially those who want delicious food, excellent service and to put their wedding into expert hands. Read less
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