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Themes in Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

We cater some Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. OK, a lot of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs! So today, we’d like to share some of the cool things we see, especially in “themes.” Specifically…

Sports themed Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are hot. From everything to Invitations in team colors or even those that look tickets to a sporting event! Some folks even rent out a stadium club or professional (major or minor league) field.

Thanks to Mazel Moments for the image!

Continuing with the sports theme, we’ve seen sign-in boards that features a photo of the child in uniform with their favorite team  or a team jersey or uniform as the sign-in instead of a guest book

Thanks to suitepaperie for the image

The seating cards are often miniature sports cards or hats or helmets with the table information.


As for the food (our specialty!) don’t do all the traditional types of offerings but do some that are related to the sport. For example, peanuts and crackerjacks as part of the appetizer offering if baseball themed – make sure to use the appropriately themed containers. And ask us about a “hot dog” station with all the fixings!

Any theme your family chooses will end up being special to you. Keep everyone involved and remember to have fun once the party starts!

Why is Our Menu (And the Company) Different?

Take one look at our menu, or better yet, talk to your friends and neighbors who we’ve worked for,  and you’ll see instantly what makes Exquisite Caterers different.

As far as the menu, we’re best described as New American Chic, that just happens to be kosher. We have items like osso bucco, venison, and foie gras – all items that no other kosher caterer does. We try to find different items available. We recently started working with a new butcher that gets us American Kobe beef, venison, bison, quail, pheasant and more. These are things that are very hard to find and are still Kosher. We also go to new trendy restaurants and sometimes its just our new spin on an old classic.

As far as the company – the thing we are most proud of is our staff. Our workers – once they start working here we treat them as family. Our sous chef has been with us for 15 years, his assistant for 3 and my assistant for 2. My assistant before that was here for 7 years before he left to start his own business.  At Exquisite Caterers we have a saying “if you won’t eat it, don’t serve it.”  Each and every staff member takes great pride in what they do.

And, while we have won numerous awards (even in  vegan competitions!) we don’t need awards to know that we are good.  The hugs and kisses from our clients every week is an award in itself!

NJ Kosher and Glatt Kosher Catering

In 2002, Dave and Howie purchased Exquisite Caterers. Quite simply, Exquisite offers the best in Kosher and Glatt Kosher catering, either at the Marlboro Jewish Center, where we are the official caterer, or at your location.

Our goal is simple: We aim to make every event a memorable event – whether it’s a backyard barbecue or a grand wedding. Each event is special to the client and we treat it as such.

So, who are we?

  • Dave Esquenazi is a Graduate of Culinary Institute of America and an award winning chef. He was the manager and chef of Exquisite Caterers since 1997 and with Howie purchased the company in 2002.
  • Howie Heiberger has over 20 years of management and marketing expertise that has built the business up to what it is today. Howie is a 2010 recipient of the “Komen Superstar Award” from the Susan G Komen foundation. What can we say? He’s a mensch!

So if you’re planning a Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Kiddush, bris, wedding, corporate function, home or office party, tent party, or any other social event, Exquisite Caterers will bring its culinary expertise and delicious, creative kosher and glatt-kosher cuisine to your next event.

Each week, we’ll post something new here about us, the business, even a recipe or 2. Thank you for reading and we’ll see you back here next week!