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Karen Spire Catering and Events

Ambler , PA
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LOCATION

149 Greenwood Ave
Ambler, PA 19002 US (map)

PHONE

215-738-1860

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ABOUT US

Established in 1999, Karen Spire Catering is a full service, off-premise catering company with a reputation for fantastic food and excellent service. Karen Spire, executive chef and... Read more
Established in 1999, Karen Spire Catering is a full service, off-premise catering company with a reputation for fantastic food and excellent service. Karen Spire, executive chef and owner, creates a close, personal relationship with each client, ensuring that every detail is perfect for your special occasion. Karen Spire Catering is comprised of an intimate, dedicated staff of professionals who will work closely with you at every stage of planning and on the day of your event.

Karen Spire Catering has the knowledge and expertise to make every occasion memorable. Whether you are planning an intimate party in your home or a seated dinner with 750 guests, we tailor each event to your personal tastes and preferences. Prior to your event you will meet with Karen and her staff, where you will have the opportunity to taste your personalized menu and discuss all the details that go into coordinating a flawless event. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Mary Ann
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Great food and great pricing!! Karen and her staff were extremely professional and easy to work with. Day of coordinator was fantastic! I would highly recommend karen spire catering to anyone that wants a caterer that truly cares about their food and is super easy to work with!!

Mary Ann and Jordan
Great food and great pricing!! Karen and her staff were extremely professional and easy to work with. Day of coordinator Read more...
Great food and great pricing!! Karen and her staff were extremely professional and easy to work with. Day of coordinator was fantastic! I would highly recommend karen spire catering to anyone that wants a caterer that truly cares about their food and is super easy to work with!!

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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Karen's food is amazing. I remember after the tasting I was craving her food for a good week or two. Everything went smoothly at our wedding thanks to her staff. Dinner was served fast and everyone has told me they loved the food!
Karen's food is amazing. I remember after the tasting I was craving her food for a good week or two. Everything went Read more...
Karen's food is amazing. I remember after the tasting I was craving her food for a good week or two. Everything went smoothly at our wedding thanks to her staff. Dinner was served fast and everyone has told me they loved the food! Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We checked out three different caterers for our engagement cocktail party (120 people), all of which were highly recommended. We chose Karen Spire because of the personal service and attention she gave us at our initial tasting and thereafter. She invited us to her home where she and her sous chef specially made about 25 different items just for us to try. I am a foodie and I know can be very fussy about the quality of the food, the flavor profiles and preparation. Karen welcomed my feedback on each item and had great suggestions about how it should be served. She never made me feel like I was being difficult or asking too much. In fact, it seemed like she couldn't do enough for us. On top of that her cost was very reasonable and well worth the value. She and I walked through the venue together, and she had fabulous advice on the set up and execution of our event. On the day of the event, she and her staff executed the food exquisitely. The taste was spot on and the presentation was gorgeous! Everyone raved about it, and the raves were well deserved. We truly had the time of our lives at the party, and that is due in large part to the talent and hard work of Karen Spire and her team. We are starting to plan our wedding and are trying hard to find a venue where we can use Karen Spire again. You will not go wrong with Karen Spire.
We checked out three different caterers for our engagement cocktail party (120 people), all of which were highly Read more...
We checked out three different caterers for our engagement cocktail party (120 people), all of which were highly recommended. We chose Karen Spire because of the personal service and attention she gave us at our initial tasting and thereafter. She invited us to her home where she and her sous chef specially made about 25 different items just for us to try. I am a foodie and I know can be very fussy about the quality of the food, the flavor profiles and preparation. Karen welcomed my feedback on each item and had great suggestions about how it should be served. She never made me feel like I was being difficult or asking too much. In fact, it seemed like she couldn't do enough for us. On top of that her cost was very reasonable and well worth the value. She and I walked through the venue together, and she had fabulous advice on the set up and execution of our event. On the day of the event, she and her staff executed the food exquisitely. The taste was spot on and the presentation was gorgeous! Everyone raved about it, and the raves were well deserved. We truly had the time of our lives at the party, and that is due in large part to the talent and hard work of Karen Spire and her team. We are starting to plan our wedding and are trying hard to find a venue where we can use Karen Spire again. You will not go wrong with Karen Spire. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Karen and her team were amazing to work with. She brings you in to do a tasting at her house, you can select all of your food items, make suggestions, and she makes it happen! Her food was delicious and lovely presentation! Most of the vendors I looked at were going to charge extra to bring their portable kitchen equipment, not Karen! She was great and very affordable!
Karen and her team were amazing to work with. She brings you in to do a tasting at her house, you can select all of your Read more...
Karen and her team were amazing to work with. She brings you in to do a tasting at her house, you can select all of your food items, make suggestions, and she makes it happen! Her food was delicious and lovely presentation! Most of the vendors I looked at were going to charge extra to bring their portable kitchen equipment, not Karen! She was great and very affordable! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Karen Spire Catering is amazing! She did a wonderful job preparing for our wedding. We were able to visit her home for the most comfortable, laid-back tasting to select all or our menu options (which were ALL delicious, by the way). Karen had all kinds of fun suggestions, like mini ice cream cones as a dessert option, and she even helped us pick out our linens, silverware, and dinnerware for our reception. Since we got married at the Cairnwood, she also did an incredible job of ensuring our entire ceremony and reception was decorated perfectly. Our wedding day coordinator Erin did a great job of keeping everyone on task and organized before the wedding started. Erin also did a great job of letting us accommodate an unexpected plus 1. All of the tables were set up so well and the tablecloths were beautiful. The entire wait staff was extremely helpful and attentive. The food was so delicious, everyone at the wedding was raving about it. We had the filet, chicken piccata, and salmon, and all of the dishes were so well prepared. The mini ice cream cones were a hit with all of our guests. Karen and her team also had such a vast knowledge of our venue that it made everything go so well on our wedding day. Thank you Karen for giving us an amazing wedding day experience!
Karen Spire Catering is amazing! She did a wonderful job preparing for our wedding. We were able to visit her home for the Read more...
Karen Spire Catering is amazing! She did a wonderful job preparing for our wedding. We were able to visit her home for the most comfortable, laid-back tasting to select all or our menu options (which were ALL delicious, by the way). Karen had all kinds of fun suggestions, like mini ice cream cones as a dessert option, and she even helped us pick out our linens, silverware, and dinnerware for our reception. Since we got married at the Cairnwood, she also did an incredible job of ensuring our entire ceremony and reception was decorated perfectly. Our wedding day coordinator Erin did a great job of keeping everyone on task and organized before the wedding started. Erin also did a great job of letting us accommodate an unexpected plus 1. All of the tables were set up so well and the tablecloths were beautiful. The entire wait staff was extremely helpful and attentive. The food was so delicious, everyone at the wedding was raving about it. We had the filet, chicken piccata, and salmon, and all of the dishes were so well prepared. The mini ice cream cones were a hit with all of our guests. Karen and her team also had such a vast knowledge of our venue that it made everything go so well on our wedding day. Thank you Karen for giving us an amazing wedding day experience! Read less
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Gael
Wedding:
1/3/2015
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I have been to multiple events catered by Karen and she was an instant first choice when it came to my wedding. She is very friendly and professional and her food is amazing! She was great at helping us decide what food we wanted and we were able to have such a huge variety, which pleased all of the guests. I want to have another wedding/huge party just so I can have Karen cater it again.
I have been to multiple events catered by Karen and she was an instant first choice when it came to my wedding. She is Read more...
I have been to multiple events catered by Karen and she was an instant first choice when it came to my wedding. She is very friendly and professional and her food is amazing! She was great at helping us decide what food we wanted and we were able to have such a huge variety, which pleased all of the guests. I want to have another wedding/huge party just so I can have Karen cater it again. Read less
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COREEN
Wedding:
10/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We were very blessed to have found Karen Spire through the preferred vendor list of our venue at Cairnwood Estates. She was very flexible and accommodating. Our guests raved the food and presentation were superb. It was a smashing success. On a side note - present a timeline of the day to your caterer. Be sure to communicate with the catering staff upon arrival to finalize any expected details for instance - a side dish of appetizers in the bridal suite.
We were very blessed to have found Karen Spire through the preferred vendor list of our venue at Cairnwood Estates. She Read more...
We were very blessed to have found Karen Spire through the preferred vendor list of our venue at Cairnwood Estates. She was very flexible and accommodating. Our guests raved the food and presentation were superb. It was a smashing success. On a side note - present a timeline of the day to your caterer. Be sure to communicate with the catering staff upon arrival to finalize any expected details for instance - a side dish of appetizers in the bridal suite. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Karen and her staff are amazing! All of our guests had great comments about all of the food served. My husband and I couldn't have been happier with Karen Spire Catering! Best meal from start to finish!
Karen and her staff are amazing! All of our guests had great comments about all of the food served. My husband and I Read more...
Karen and her staff are amazing! All of our guests had great comments about all of the food served. My husband and I couldn't have been happier with Karen Spire Catering! Best meal from start to finish! Read less
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Harry
Wedding:
9/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Karen Spire provided the catering service for my daughters’ wedding at The Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn, PA in late September 2014. We first met Karen during the weekly open house at Cairnwood as she was one of several caterers present. Sitting down with Karen and discussing my daughters plans for her wedding and gaging her response and enthusiasm was very refreshing. She was warm, friendly and really “herself” and we came away feeling we have known her for many years. My daughter and I decided then Karen Spire Catering would be our vendor. We worked with Karen to develop the menu and then she prepared samples right in her home for us to taste. The tasting was incredible, the explanations, the suggestions she offered confirmed our original decision that we had the right caterer for our special event. She worked on providing the right color combinations for table cloths, silver ware, etc.
And now the event, it has been several weeks since the wedding and everyone has remarked how different the venue was from a normal wedding reception and that food had exceeded all expectations. Some of the Hors D'oeuvre’s were very different particularly the potato pancake w/smoked trout & dill, the date wrapped in bacon (one couple thought the bacon was wrapped around beef and chicken only to find out it was a date), and lastly basted garlic crockett’s w/ goat cheese. The presentation of the tables, the food tables, the servers, the wedding event coordinator, the chef’s were all so pleasant with smiles serving, excellent and really could not do enough.
I would have Karen Spire Catering serve another event for me in a heartbeat. The key to success for any event is those that are the supporting cast if you will. This cast is all Class, A+.
Thanks Karen and staff.
Karen Spire provided the catering service for my daughters’ wedding at The Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn, PA in late Read more...
Karen Spire provided the catering service for my daughters’ wedding at The Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn, PA in late September 2014. We first met Karen during the weekly open house at Cairnwood as she was one of several caterers present. Sitting down with Karen and discussing my daughters plans for her wedding and gaging her response and enthusiasm was very refreshing. She was warm, friendly and really “herself” and we came away feeling we have known her for many years. My daughter and I decided then Karen Spire Catering would be our vendor. We worked with Karen to develop the menu and then she prepared samples right in her home for us to taste. The tasting was incredible, the explanations, the suggestions she offered confirmed our original decision that we had the right caterer for our special event. She worked on providing the right color combinations for table cloths, silver ware, etc.
And now the event, it has been several weeks since the wedding and everyone has remarked how different the venue was from a normal wedding reception and that food had exceeded all expectations. Some of the Hors D'oeuvre’s were very different particularly the potato pancake w/smoked trout & dill, the date wrapped in bacon (one couple thought the bacon was wrapped around beef and chicken only to find out it was a date), and lastly basted garlic crockett’s w/ goat cheese. The presentation of the tables, the food tables, the servers, the wedding event coordinator, the chef’s were all so pleasant with smiles serving, excellent and really could not do enough.
I would have Karen Spire Catering serve another event for me in a heartbeat. The key to success for any event is those that are the supporting cast if you will. This cast is all Class, A+.
Thanks Karen and staff. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Karen and her staff were wonderful! It was a pleasure working with Karen, who is very accessible, accommodating, and willing to make your day the way you want it! Her assistant, Erin, was a God-send for us! She was wonderful in helping set up and break down, and making sure everything ran smoothly. Everyone involved helped to make our day the best day we could have hoped for.
Karen and her staff were wonderful! It was a pleasure working with Karen, who is very accessible, accommodating, and Read more...
Karen and her staff were wonderful! It was a pleasure working with Karen, who is very accessible, accommodating, and willing to make your day the way you want it! Her assistant, Erin, was a God-send for us! She was wonderful in helping set up and break down, and making sure everything ran smoothly. Everyone involved helped to make our day the best day we could have hoped for. Read less
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