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
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