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Philadelphia may boast new food trends. And New Yorkers can claim they’re a melting pot of all eats late and small. But, just a train ride ride away from both,  the chef and catering managers at the best restaurants in Cherry Hill, NJ aren’t bothered. When it comes to bringing an abundant variety of flavorful, healthy, cost-conscious food to customers, they combine the best of Manhattan, Philly, the southwest, and international cuisines. And they do it with streamlined menus and efficient ordering.

So if your team craves the classic hoagies Saveur Magazine reports are stuffed nowhere better than New Jersey or you need a massive buffet to please a crowd, check out these ten standout Cherry Hill catering restaurants.

Manhattan Bagel - Bagel Sandwich

Manhattan Bagel (Barclay Farms Shopping Center)

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You don’t have to drive to New York to enjoy a crisp bagel with a flavorful chew. The best restaurants in Cherry Hill bring them to you. Manhattan Bagel delivers breakfast brain-food spreads of bagels, muffins, pastries, fruit salad, coffee, juice, and customized condiments. For a little more morning meeting pizazz, toss some Nova Lox on the order. And for working lunches, individual boxes come complete with choices like the Grilled Chicken Caesar wrap, Times Square Ham sandwich, Village Veggie wrap, and more, all complete with a cold salad side, pickles, and cookie.

Famous Dave's BBQ Whole Hog Package

Famous Dave’s BBQ (Route 70 East)

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Famous Dave’s brings over 500 barbecue awards to the Cherry Hill catering scene. Their pitmasters hand-rub a custom blend of spices into sides of beef, chicken, and pork. Then they slow smoke them over genuine hickory logs. This combo makes for extremely tender Georgia Chopped Pork, St. Louis-style spare ribs, barbecue sauce-slathered chicken, and a Texas brisket that customers rave falls apart with just the touch of a fork. Mix and match buffet packages with a la carte meats, salads, and sides. Pro tip: don’t skimp on the coleslaw and mac and cheese!

Jersey Mike's Sandwiches

Jersey Mike’s Subs (Haddonfield-Berlin Rd)

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You want super-flavorful sandwiches. You have a huge team to feed – or a small team of picky eaters. You have no time. This is why you need Jersey Mike’s Subs. For large crowd, order subs by boxes of ten in combos like roast beef and provolone cheese, tuna fish, or an all-veggie combo, then add on chops and dessert. Or toss the above in individual boxes for clean, organized presentation with little fuss. With over 700 national stores and 70 years of experience, Jersey Mike’s Subs promises the best restaurants in Cherry Hill do their hard work, so you can focus on yours.

Panini Catering (W Route 70)

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This Cherry Hill catering favorite started out as a mom-and-pop pizza joint serving slices made from fresh ingredients and old family recipes. Now, the same attention and care go into their buffet spreads and panini platters. Customers rave about their flavorful chicken entrees in styles like Marsala, parmigiana, and sweet chili glazed. And healthful spreads of hummus and vegetables, sliced seasonal fruit, and pasta salads are a huge hit alongside stacks of pressed panini. Panini always brings something plentiful, fresh, and full of flavor.

Divello's Roast Beef Sandwich

DiVello’s Deli of Cherry Hill (Kresson Rd)

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Meatball subs are a delicacy in New Jersey and DiVello’s serves up one of the best.  And that’s not all- DiVello’s stacks chicken cutlets, beef brisket, chicken parm, and barbecue pork high onto super-fresh rolls that make for some of the best hot sandwiches the Cherry Hill catering scene has to offer. For a filling buffet, baked ziti or cheese tortellini taste particularly indulgent when paired with a crispy tossed salad and a dessert tray of cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, and cannolis. It’s yum all the way.

LF Catering

LF Catering (Cherry Hill)

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In the last decade, LF Catering has become one of the best restaurants in Cherry Hill for pharmaceutical catering, corporate meetings, and holiday parties. Popular hot buffet entrée options include classic turkey, roast beef, and pasta dishes. Or for their signature specialty, go with platters of New Jersey’s beloved Italian hoagies. Hot and cold combos include classics like turkey, roast beef, and meatball Parmesan. Or try something new with a chicken cheesesteak Italiano, or vegetarian eggplant. It’s a big menu of plentiful food, made easy to order and even easier to eat!

Seasons Catering

Seasons Pizza (Marlton Pike East)

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Whether you’re in the mood for meat, veggies, or no toppings at all, Seasons Pizza has a pizza for you. You don’t become one of the best restaurants in Cherry Hill by denying your customers with food restrictions pizza, so you’re covered there, too! From appetizers of chicken wings and sautéed broccoli to hot Italian entrees and a list of colorful, creative salads, Seasons Pizza boasts massive variety to keep even the pickiest foodiest in your crew coming back for more.

California Pizza Kitchen Catering

California Pizza Kitchen (Rte 38)

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With hundreds of locations nationwide, California Pizza Kitchen brings globally inspired dishes straight to the office. Their iconic BBQ Chicken Pizza, assorted sandwich platter, and classic chicken Piccata are long-loved orders. But for contemporary dishes that make any busy weekday feel like a celebratory weekend, start with an appetizer of charred shishito peppers tossed with soy, garlic, and chili for a pack of earthy, funky heat. Then maybe toss some carne asada on that pizza, or fill up on good health with a Banh Mi Power Bowl packed with quinoa, baby kale, grilled chicken, cilantro, mint, and watermelon radish. Old favorites or new dishes that will soon become your new regular, California Pizza Kitchen never disappoints.

Salad Works catering Wrap

Saladworks (State Hwy 70)

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The best restaurants in Cherry Hill get healthy, fresh food to your conference room with little fuss. Saladworks’ streamlined menu of sandwich, wrap, and panini trays and huge bowls of salads does just that. Mix and match vegetarian and meat-lovers fillings in crusty bread, soft tortilla, and hot-pressed panini. Then select from salads loaded with fresh veggies, deli meat, cheese, and crunchy toppings. When tossed with creative dressings like Green Goddess, Sesame Oriental, Parmesan Caesar, and Apple Cider Vinaigrette, there’s no better salad on the Cherry Hill catering scene.

Pats Select Pizza

Pats Select Pizza Grill (Chapel Ave W)

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Pats Select Pizza is where Cherry Hill catering meats colorful dishes from around the world. All pizzas are made with fresh dough and Pat’s homemade sauce. Then they come topped with gently roasted veggies, oven-crisped chicken and bacon, and a variety of Italian meats and cheeses. For a tour of pastas from around the world, try buffets of Cincinnati Chili (spaghetti with chili sauce and fresh cilantro), New Orleans Shrimp and Sausage over penne, or a garden feast of Sicilian Tortellini with white wine Parmesan sauce, bacon, Italian sausage, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and green peppers. Then choose from salads that range from light and healthy to rich and indulgent. The best restaurants in Cherry Hill bring the best of the world right to you.

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Written by:

Jacqueline Raposo

Jacqueline Raposo is an expert interviewer. Her over 400 articles, essays, and podcast episodes feature Missy Robbins, Daniel Boulud, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, and other such award-winning chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, managers, and hospitality personnel. Find her at www.jacquelineraposo.com or as @wordsfoodart.

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