A Bar/Bat Mitzvah isn’t complete without a party theme. We recently catered a bar mitzvah at Temple B’Nai Abraham in Livingston that wasn’t your average sports theme; it was Zachary’s “ZSPN” sports theme! Each guest was given a ZPSN VIP sports pass that displayed their table assignment and each table was named after the centerpiece that was a sports specific decorated locker.

The owner of Party Art LLC, Carol Berman, did an excellent job with the party decor! Carol’s unique decor designs transformed the temple into the perfect ZPSN sports center.



 Encore Catering did what we do best and kicked the event off with a full cocktail hour followed by our delicious food stations. During the cocktail hour we served a signature mocktail that was cleverly called a “Zachary Daiquiri” .


If you have attended our events then you know that we are passionate about our food and we believe it is important to provide guests with a wide variety of food to choose from. With four unique food stations offered ,the guests at this event were enticed to try each extraordinary station.



We understand and appreciate how much time and effort goes into the planning process of events such as this and we are honored to have been a part of such a special day!

All in all the ZSPN sports theme bar mitzvah was a WIN for all !


* A special THANK YOU to Mark Leslie Photography for the wonderful event photos*

Are you looking for the party food that will leave your guests coming back for more? The Encore small plates party is the perfect party for a fun and interactive event.

This past weekend we did several customized small plate Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s and all guests were RAVING!


Pictured on top is our Seared Black Pepper Ahi Tuna topped with Micro Green Noodles on top of a Crispy Jasmine Rice Cake & Soy Truffle Emulsion Edamame. On the bottom left we have our Harvest Spiced Salmon w/Toasted Pumpkin Seed Crust, Black Barley Pilaf & Roasted Root Vegetables. In the middle is another seafood favorite, the Pan Seared Sea Scallops w/Wild Mushroom Truffle Ragout & Celeriac Puree.  Pictured on the bottom right is Lisa’s Sunday Gravy w/Mezzo Rigatoni, Broccolini & Shaved Parmesan Cheese.

The main idea behind a small plate party is for the guests to experience several different and lighter options. The guests feel that with such a great variety they are not limited in their food choices.  In the Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Wedding world this type of party is becoming the most desirable option.



S’more Please!

How many bar/bat mitzvahs have you been to where the dessert is an ice cream sundae bar? It is a good option.. but not what we call a WOW factor. Our S’more Station is a fun and interactive way for your guests to have a dessert that will leave them coming back for S’more!


With a covered flame and marshmallows on a stick, the s’more station is a hip gourmet way to enjoy a traditional campfire favorite.

For the guest that is too small or too busy dancing the night away we also offer warm marshmallow fluff ready to be added to their graham cracker and chocolate.

This dessert station is the perfect ending to a perfect evening and will leave your guests raving about the food from the beginning to the end!


We are honored to be donating our custom-made party favors to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation for an auction benefiting the fight against childhood cancer.

We hope that with our help, as well as the help of several others, the battle against childhood cancer will be one step closer to victory!




A crisp biscuit baked in the form of a knot or stick and flavored with salt. 

We see the pretzel as a blank canvas that is ready to be decorated! We can do cinnamon pretzels, chocolate pretzels, pretzel bread, hot dog in a pretzel, pretzels with mustard, stuffed pretzels, pizza pretzels … you name it we can do it !


Make these your next giveaway!

Wrap it Up


1 DOWN….


7, 849 TO GO!!!

We are excited to be catering such a special event that takes place on April 15th to support the National MS Society!  The walk is not only an event to raise funds for research, but acts as a gathering point for those that are passionate about the cause and are eager to help make a difference.

We will have all hands on deck to prepare the 7,850 wraps that are going to NINE different locations!  This will be our third year to cater the MS Walk and we look forward to the walk every year! We hope that the turnout continues to grow to help make this a world free of MS. So if you are one of the participants …  look forward to wrapping up your walk with one of our delicious wraps !


Think Green


Crudite… Shmoodite

 How often do you find yourself going to an event and running straight for the raw veggies and dips? Our guess is rarely, so we do our best to give you something that excites your taste buds.. after all you are usually at an event to celebrate and splurge on rich and extraordinary food!

We want to introduce you to our version of a party pleaser…



 Did you know that the avocado is a fruit not a vegetable, there are more than 500 avocado varieties, and most importantly it is wonderfully transformed into our famous homemade guacamole!


Enhancing your party with something that your guests will be excited about is what we are all about ! Our guacamole station will do just that!  With varieties of guacamole being served with jalapeno tortillas, warm pitas and fresh corn chips we promise to leave your guests raving about the food.

 So the next time you want to spice up your event, steer away from the crudite

 and go straight for the guacamole!

We are very excited to share a blog featuring Encore Catering and an event we catered this month! The decor was out of this world and our food presentation was created specially to fit the theme of the event. The Bar Mitzvah couldn’t have gone smoother and we were thrilled to be a part of Coby’s big day! Check out the caterbuzz blog and get ready to be BLOWN away!

Caterbuzz Blog

You’re Invited… to our new blog! No need to RSVP -come one, come all to experience a VIP glimpse into the world of Encore Catering!!!

 Think of our blog as an invite into our kitchen, where you can kick back, be our guest and laugh at our expense. There is never a dull moment in the catering world and we are excited for you to experience the Encore experience! Beware we do get a little silly from time to time… we find it challenging to be ordinary!

What you will be seeing in our future blogs: Party Pics, Recipes, Breaking News, Theme Menus, Who We Are, What We Do & How We Do It! And SO much more! Keep your eyes open for what’s coming next!