Mary Hilbert of Mary’s Mobile Diner has announced the launch of Mary’s Mobile Catering, a new catering arm of her already successful food truck operation, partnering with Executive Chef Valeen Wills.
Mary and Valeen have over 40 years of combined experience in the catering and food business. Together, they now offer full-service off-premise catering for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, business luncheons, fundraisers, and more. The new catering company will service South Jersey, Philadelphia, nearby suburbs, and the Jersey shore.
“I have catered small events over the years with my food truck, but now I can cater large events with Valeen,” Mary explained. “She is the perfect partner for this new catering business.”
Wills brings over 20 years of experience as a private chef and running banquet catering operations at local country clubs. She has also been a culinary arts instructor and restaurant consultant for the past five years.
“Mary and I work together so well,” Wills said. “We’re both strong, passionate women and together we are unstoppable. Family is so important to us. We will be successful because we treat our customers like family, too. You will feel the love with our catering.”
With Mary’s Mobile Catering, Hilbert and Wills provide a wide range of catering services for different indoor and outdoor social and corporate events, from dinner parties and backyard BBQs to full banquet hall affairs like weddings, family reunions, and more.
Depending on their needs, clients can select from pre-selected catering packages or develop custom menus that fit the theme and size of the event. They will also be able to accommodate special dietary needs upon request.
Besides crafting the event menus, the duo will also work with expert planners and various partners to execute events. They have relationships with Cat’s Creations Bakery (Merchantville), EMS Entertainment DJs & Photo Booths (Evesham), Garden Party Floral Designs (Elmer), Hands Down BBQ (Clayton), Wolf Rising Photography, and more.
Preferred venues include Autumn Lake Winery (Williamstown), Broad & Maple (Gibbstown), Cedarvale Winery (Swedesboro), Cross Keys Brewing Co. (Williamstown), and Pine Tavern Distillery (Monroeville). However, Mary’s Mobile Catering can be set up anywhere in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.
“Events under 150 people is our sweet spot,” Hilbert said. “We can also work with clients on intimate parties at their homes.”