Hello, and welcome to our website. Here you'll find a few facts about us to further your confidence in our ability to serve you.
How it all started: Weber Catering started about 17 years ago by Michonda Weber with variations on the name until recently incorporating as Weber Catering, LLC. Using wholesale contacts and the quality meat supply via our family's USDA meat plant, and our licensed facilities, we catered a few family weddings and parties, got some business cards printed up and were in business!
~It's only grown from there, we now have a commercial kitchen with ample walk-in cooler & freezers, commercial ovens and a lot of catering equpiment!
~We do business in about 5 surrounding counties (and sometimes beyond!),
~We've had the honor of catering for many dignitaries and politicians. We've had the distinct honor of catering for our President Obama during his campaign in Western, PA. We've also catered for Senator Elder Vogel, Melissa Hart, Jason Altmire, Duke Whiting, Mayors and Representatives in our locale and events for both the Republican and Democratic Parties.
~We are a source for several area churches, organizations, business & medical offices and pharmaceutical reps.
~These are in addition to all of our clients who we've had the honor of being part of their special occassions; catering their graduations, weddings, anniversaries, bridal & baby showers, baptism's, rehearsal & bachelor parties, golf outings, fundraisers & memorial services.... and more!
It is a rewarding business!
Legitimate Business: We have always been a legitimate establishment with an inspected and licensed facility. We also carry all the insurances and licenses and pay all the taxes associated with operating a small business (a bit more than I'd care to pay!). We also purchase our meats locally, direct from our meat shop and make a point to support local business & agriculture whenever possible. We are NOT can to pan caterers, we actually cut up real potatoes and we mix up ingredients, create and bake!
Fantastic Staff: As the business has grown over the years, we've always been tremendously blessed with a growing staff of SUPER people. Weber Catering has a small group of fabulous regular staff and a long list of terrific part time intermittent event assistants who help us out during the busiest times.
~We are selective about who is part of our staff, and they have been repeatedly complimented on their professionalism, quality of work and tremendous work ethic.
Food Safety & Field Expertise: Our regular core staff including myself are food safety certified. We also have staff certified in cake decor. We are continually seeking to improve ourselves. For example, we sent our pastry staff for continuing education, and our core staff attended a Catersource Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
Memberships and Contacts: We are members of Catersource, Caterbuzz and the New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce.
Our Catering, Cakes and Entertaining Advice have been featured in the local "Views & Voices" Magazine on several occassions.
After over 17 years plus our extensive families and business associates, we've come to know quite a few really great people with great businesses and abilities. If you need a contact for other services for your event, we probably know someone.
Michonda's background: I have been working in the food & food safety industry my whole life. Growing up in the meat plant business has provided an aquisition of a vast knowledge and understanding of food production including but not limited to: Food Safety, Origin and Agriculture, Sanitation Procedures, Production of Consumables, Labeling, Allergens, Biological, Pathogenic and Chemical hazards & preventive measures. I have written, implemented and continue to maintain the HACCP program as the HACCP Coordinator for our affiliated USDA meat plant. (a multifaceted scientific analysis of operations from receiving to distribution analyzing each step for potential hazards and addressing & implementing accepted and results driven preventive & proactive measures in the interest of food safety).
I've also always been drawn to and worked in the food industry with many fond memories in my early years at The Tavern on the Square right here in New Wilmington. I also worked in management for Wendy's of Greater Pittsburgh for a few years after college after acquiring my Degree in Business from Penn State.