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About Twin Oaks Caterers

Twin Oaks Caterers is one of central Jersey’s most respected catering companies with three generations of catering experience.
Twin Oaks Caterers has been voted “ Best Caterer” by the audience of the Home News Tribune. The New Jersey Biz Magazine has ranked Twin Oaks Caterers as the fourth largest catering company in the state of New Jersey in a recent poll.

The professional staff at Twin Oaks will provide you and your guests with exceptional food and service, from inception to completion of your event you will feel like you have a relative in the catering business. This has been expressed by many clients who have used our services for years. Whether it be a wedding reception, anniversary party, birthday party, sweet 16 or a corporate event, the staff at Twin Oaks Caterers will always be available to answer any questions and guide you through the menu planning process.

A Message From The Owner…

Event catering and special occasion dining in New Jersey

Twin Oaks Caterers opened it’s doors in February of 1989, with two generations of off premise catering experience under his belt the founder Luke Pelligra (Dad) opened Twin Oaks with a partner Pete Manero. We were officially Twin Oaks Caterers, Butcher and Deli with a retail butcher shop run by Pete, the catering operation run by Luke and the deli run by Grace (Mom) and Rose (Pete’s wife).

It wasn’t long before the kids got involved, I (Mike) was a recent graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, sister Sandy was around to help, and brother Rich had just graduated from high school a few years earlier and was eager to get involved. It wasn’t long before the catering operation was in full swing.

After a few years it was time to expand the catering operation and we decided to close the retail portion of the growing business and put all of our resources into off premise catering. Fast forward 15 years and Luke & Pete are retired, Mike and Rich have taken the reigns and Twin Oaks Caterers is well established a s one of New Jersey’s Premier off premise catering companies.

The family involvement has changed, we now have a great staff that we consider family and they care about the business and it’s customers as if it was their own. For over twenty years we have strived to make every event special, always improving menu’s, presentation and excelling in customer service.

If you’re a long time customer, we thank you very much for your years of continued support. If you’re a new client, we ‘d like to welcome you to the family and you can be assured we will do our very best to make every event as special to you as they are to us.

Michael Pelligra & the family at Twin Oaks Caterers
Owners / Operators

Catering Guidelines


Catering Guidelines

Twin Oaks Caterers is one of central Jersey’s most respected catering companies with three generations of catering experience. Twin Oaks Caterers has been voted “ Best Caterer” by the audience of the Home News Tribune. The New Jersey Biz Magazine has ranked Twin Oaks Caterers as the fourth largest catering company in the state of New Jersey in a recent poll.

              The professional staff at Twin Oaks will provide you and your guests with exceptional food and service, from inception to completion of your event you will feel like you have a relative in the catering business. This has been expressed by many clients who have used our services for years. Whether it be a wedding reception, anniversary party, birthday party, sweet 16 or a corporate event, the staff at Twin Oaks Caterers will always be available to answer any questions and guide you through the menu planning process.

Ordering Procedures:

Please place your orders at least seven business days in advance to allow sufficient time to prepare purchase orders and insure our availability for delivery. We will accept last minute orders whenever possible. We require a final guaranteed guest count 72 hours prior to your event. Orders may be called into our office 732-238-4600 Mon– Fri. 8:00 am—4:00 pm. Or emailed to info@twinoakscaterers.com or faxed to 732-238-7909. Your order will not be considered to be a confirmed order unless you receive a contract from us, contracts must be signed and returned with a purchase order or deposit prior to delivery. 

Delivery Fee’s:

Local delivery is included free for any order over $250.00 that is delivered between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm Mon.—Fri.. There will be a $25.00 delivery fee for any orders below $250.00 / Minimum order for delivery is $100.00. Please call for a price quote on after hours / weekend deliveries.

Health & Safety Guidelines:

Twin Oaks Caterers is a licensed food establishment, we are inspected semi-annually by our local health department, our staff are ServSafe certified and certificates are available upon request. Our delivery trucks are equipped with refrigeration or insulated cold boxes to keep cold foods cold and wholesome. Our hot foods leave our kitchen hot & ready to serve and are delivered in portable “Hot Boxes” to insure proper holding and serving temperatures. All temperature sensitive foods must be discarded after a 2 hour serving period (drop off catering). In compliance with NJ State sanitary codes, once foods are offered for service they shall not be served, offered, sold again or distributed for take home use. Please help us insure food safety guidelines by adhering to these rules. When hot foods are supplied for buffet style service, all hot foods will be delivered hot & ready to serve, we include disposable chafing dishes with sterno to keep foods hot through the serving period.

Covid 19 Guidelines:

We are following all current CDC guidelines for Covid Safety. We are also offering individually sealed meals (our PPP meals) that will insure a safe and delicious meal for your guests. Please ask and we’ll send you a full listing of our PPP meals!

Catering Guidelines


Set up:

Deliveries will be made 30—60 minutes prior to the serving time that you have requested. All menus except ala carte items include standard quality black disposable goods & utensils, we include paper goods for menu items ordered (cups for beverages, bowls for soups / salads). Upgraded disposables and china service is available for a fee. Hot foods will be delivered hot & ready to serve in disposable chafing dishes with sterno heat. We will include all required serving utensils and condiments for menu items chosen. We include plastic table cover for buffet tables only. All catering equipment will be picked up during normal business hours, we will ask your assistance in holding equipment for any after hours event which will be picked up on the following business day.

Staffing:

Twin Oaks Caterers can supply professional staff for your event, servers, chefs, assistant chefs, dishwashers, beverage servers are available for any event, please call our office for details.

Rentals:

As a full service caterer Twin Oaks can supply any and all of your rental needs from linen, china and glassware to tenting, tables & chairs, please call our office for details.

Special Requests:

As a full service caterer Twin Oaks can accommodate many of your special requests, keep us in mind for your cultural, upscale and jumbo sized events. We’re very creative, so if you have an idea, call and speak with our banquet manager and we’ll assist you in creating a memorable event. Keep us in mind for grand openings and product launch parties, we also specialize in outdoor BBQ’s.

Rutgers University Clients:

As an approved vendor at Rutgers University we accept Rutgers University purchase orders for payment. Due to contractual agreements these menus are not valid at any Rutgers Student Centers or at Rutgers Gardens. Please speak to a representative to view proper menus at these location’s.