Serock Catering

Our Story

The John Serock Story

At 12 years old, John had the opportunity to work with his grandmother, a cook and banquet manager and even though his only task at that age was to wash dishes, he knew then he was destined to have a career in catering. His love for the industry was further strengthened when he would spend his teenage summers “down the shore” cooking in restaurants.

After graduating from high school, John attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island to fine-tune his cooking skills. While there, John served as a teaching assistant in the banquet department and went on to graduate with honors from the University’s Culinary and Foodservice Management program.

In late 2000, a friend asked John to cater a small family party. After that, John realized his true calling and John Serock Catering was born. For over 21 years, John has been servicing clients in Delaware, Chester, and Lancaster Counties and beyond. John has grown the business into a successful, in-demand company with a growing team.

With John Serock Catering, be assured that your celebration is our celebration. No matter the occasion, we understand how we play an essential role and treat your guests as family. Feel secure in knowing that your satisfaction is our priority; after all, our reputation depends on it!

Drool Worthy Cuisine

At John Serock Catering, we pride ourselves on putting food first. Curating a menu that meets your needs is the most important aspect of our services. Without great food, we have no business!

Our menus provide a variety of agreeable options with no unnecessary frills or ingredients. All our items are house-made, always cooked fresh onsite, and full of flavor. We take pride in accommodating allergies and can customize menus to suit restrictions such as gluten, dairy, vegan and more.

We are not shy when it comes to experimenting with different cuisines. Asian, Tex-Mex, Italian, and American Continental styles are all in the realm of possibility when you select John Serock Catering. Our qualified team is happy to assist you in menu selections that fit your dreams.

Core Values

Integrity

We hold ourselves to the highest standards to be better every day.

Quality

We deliver unrivaled service and unbelievable product that sets us apart from our competitors.

Community

We pride ourselves on our commitment to our internal and local community.

Leadership

We create strong leaders in our management team as well as our staff.

Growth

We encourage growth by pursuing excellence in all aspects of our business.

Celebrate

We love to celebrate our successes and celebrate with our clients!

Meet The Team

John Serock

Owner & CEO

John Serock was always a different kid. While most kids dreamed about being in the NBA or becoming president, he dreamed about opening a catering business. (It’s true, you can check his 8th grade yearbook!) John realized his dreams when he founded Serock Catering in 2000 after catering a small party for a family friend. “When I’m not at work you will find me playing pickup basketball or with my wife and kids either jumping the waves at the beach or taking in a Sixers or Eagles Game!”

Event Specialist at the following venues: Greystone Hall, Loch Aerie Mansion

Jay Serock

Jay Serock

Director of Operations

Jay graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 1995 and has been with Serock Catering for the past 19 years. Jay started full-time 10 years ago. “In my free time I enjoy trips to the beach, playing golf, and spending time with my wife and two children.”

Amanda Tyson

Chef de Cuisine

Amanda has been working at Serock Catering since 2014 and graduated with a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. When she’s not placing food orders, packing out weddings, or managing the culinary team, she enjoys drinking red wine and snuggling with her dog Finn.

Stephanie Coleman

Stephanie Coleman

Executive Pastry Chef

Stephanie graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with an Associates Degree in Baking and Pastry. She joined the Serock Team in 2016 and worked as a pastry cook, prep cook, and lead event chef. “I love going out to restaurants and trying different wines. In my spare time I indulge in my guilty pleasure of binge watching Bravo and Netflix documentaries.”

Sarah Carroll

Service Manager

Sarah graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Hospitality Management. She has been with Serock Catering since 2019 and was a 2021 Serock bride! “I enjoy crafting and woodworking on my days off. You can usually find me on my deck with an ice-cold beverage.”

Kristy Arnold

Event Specialist

Kristy has been in wedding planning/restaurant management for over 10 years; she has been with Serock since 2014. “When I’m not working, I love spending time with my puppies and husband chilling on the deck or in our cabin in the mountains. I LOVE football (Go Eagles!), 4-wheeling and passing time relaxing outdoors.”

Event Specialist at the following venues: The Barn at Silverstone, The Farm at Eagles Ridge

Rachael Werley

Rachael Werley

Event Specialist

Rachael graduated from Penn State with a degree in hospitality management and is a 2019 Serock bride. She’s been working in the food service industry since she was 16 years old and has been with Serock Catering since 2015. “When I’m not working, I’m either traveling and exploring new cities and restaurants or staying in and spending time with my family and friends.”

Event Specialist at the following venues: The Barn at Stoneybrooke, Brandywine Manor House, Merion Tribute House, Power Plant Productions

Kiley Eliasson

Kiley Eliasson

Event Specialist

Kiley is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree of Hospitality Management and entrepreneurship. She has worked in hotels, food and beverage and catering since she was 15 years old. “When I’m not working, you can find me outside playing in my backyard with my 2 golden doodles, Chloe and Piper, at a yoga class or in search of my next cup of coffee at a local coffee shop.”

Event Specialist at the following venues: Appleford Estate, The Washington at Historic Yellow Springs

Violet Schmidt

Violet Schmidt

Event Manager

Violet has been working in the food and service industry since first embarking on her career in 2014. She was brought on as a member of the John Serock Catering team in 2018, and has been developing her role here ever since. “Outside of work, I enjoy caring for my various plants and my perfect cat Rocky”

Join Our Team

Are you looking to join our fun, energetic staff of servers and event planners?

The Company We Keep

At John Serock Catering we understand that the perfect event requires more than perfect food.Therefore, if you need help with recommendations on vendors such as florists, entertainment, photographers and more your event specialist will be happy to assist. Our team can help refer you to companies that we frequently work alongside in the area. Ask your event specialist for more information!