In 1996 David Simms formed Eatible Delights Catering. While building Eatible Delights, David worked for The Olive Garden, Restaurant Associates and La Terrase restaurant, where he received formal training under Chef David Greer. He attended and graduated from OIC Philadelphia where he received hospitality and culinary training. Additionally he formed David’s Place Restaurant, secured the backstage catering for the Robin Hood Dell East and provided catering at its concession stand; he also operated a concession stand at Citizens Bank Ball Park. After he formed Eatible Delights Catering, he was selected to participate in the 1996 All Star game which was his first large scale (750 people) catering and event coordinating project where he worked with Aretha Franklin. Eatible Delights Catering is located at 2338 Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia and currently provides catering for close to 300 events a year.
We used Eatible Delights for a morning meeting at my organization. They arrived and set up early. The set up was wonderful with small piece of artwork, artfully positioned napkins and had a valentine theme since it was right around the holiday. The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed it. Employees even got up for seconds and wanted to know the name of the catering company. The person who set up everything asked if I needed any additional help or assistance before his departure and verified what time he should be back for clean up. He arrived on time to clean up and their wasn't anything left behind. They did a great job and I would definitely use them again for another work function or my own personal use.
This full service catering company is excellent! I work for a university and was asked to put on an all-day party for 600 people from 10:00am-8:00pm and was given 3-days notice. Eatible Delights Catering not only pulled off a great event, they are also wonderful and easy to work with, never said no to any of my requests (no matter how huge), offered excellent service to my guests, made the event look good and flow well, offered high quality food and rentals, and made me look like a hero to my boss. The owner David is very nice and definitely knows how to put on a great party with delicious food. Catina who works there is a delight to deal with. This company is responsive, honest, offer great quality, and an excellent guest experience. I would highly recommend them for any size event.
We ordered our favorite dish - The Penne Pasta salad. everyone including the hostess said it was delicious. I will return to Eatible delights for the 7th Annual Business Technology Expo!
City of Philadelphia, Mayor Michael Nutter
Philadelphia Parking Authority
Hon Cherelle Parker, State Representative
The Philadelphia Business Journal
The Urban League of Philadelphia
Eatible Delights Catering and David Simms have been featured in Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Business Journal, The Philadelphia Tribune, Exceed magazine, Jet magazine Black Enterprise (online) as well as the African American Chamber of Commerce. David Simms has been featured on CN8, The Thera Martin Connelly shown on channel 68, CBS 3 with Ann Marie Green and the 10 show with Lori Wilson and Bill Henley