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.
Love Eatible Delights...They have prepared a number of events for us for between 20-50 people. We usually get one of their lunch packages which works well for a casual dinner event. They drop off their food on time and set everything up in the space that works best for us. They also pick up their reusable materials (which reduces waste). Most importantly, the food is high quality and satisfying for a diverse crowd.
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