Our Story

ESTABLISHED IN 1976

Finley Catering has soared to heights greater than even Steve Finley could have imagined. Steve spent a great deal of his childhood learning how to cook from his mother. As a young adult, equipped with the knowledge and lessons of his mother, Steve pursued a culinary degree, and worked hard to realize the great American success story.

Steve’s business has grown considerably over the last 45 years. Teaming with his brother, Tom Finley, they have created a dynamic duo in the area’s catering industry. Both spouses have been involved and now the next generation, Steve’s daughters, Michelle and Stephanie, are aboard making it a true family business. Steve’s values have stayed the same. He continues to strive for perfection in all aspects of his profession. Steve credits his success to hard work, dedication to detail, exquisite cuisine, and top-notch employees.

Finley’s accomplishments, small or large, have earned him a reputation that has resulted in numerous weddings and corporate functions at his four exclusive locations. For example, in 1997, Steve had the honor of hosting the Presidential Summit Luncheon at The Ballroom at the Ben. Then President and Mrs. Clinton, Vice President and Mrs. Gore, the Honorable George and Mrs. Bush, the Honorable Gerald Ford, Colin Powell, along with Governors from across the country and numerous celebrities, attended this prestigious event. Furthermore, The Crystal Tea Room has hosted numerous noteworthy events, such as The Tug McGraw Foundation, which was hosted by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. In addition, Finley has hosted events for numerous foundations including Cole Hamels and Charlie Manuel, American Heart Association’s Go Red, The United Way, Philadelphia professional athletes, and soirées for celebrities.

The Team

An incredible event starts with an incredible team, one with vision, experience, and passion.

Stephen Finley

Founder & CEO

Carol Finley

Quality Assurance Manager

Emily Hassinger

Special Event Coordinator

Miguel Joubert

Maître D' and Location Manager

Ralph Feeser

Head Chef | Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

Thomas Finley

President

JEFFREY EBERT

Executive Chef of Finley Catering

Brooke Brewer

Special Event Coordinator

Ott Ricci III

Maître D' and Location Manager

Chloe Finley

The Official Mascot of Finley Catering

Michelle Finley

Vice President

Christine Procaccio

Chief Financial Officer and Director of HR

Brielle Johnson

Assistant Maître D' and Location Manager

Thomas Fowler

Maître D' and Location Manager

Stephanie Finley

VP of Operations

Charles Ulatowski

Bar and Beverage Manager

Megan Rodano

Maître D' and Location Manager

TYRELL TOOLE

Head Chef | Ballroom at the Ben

Tricia Finley

GM Ellis Preserve

Stacey Lee Mullen

Senior Special Event Coordinator

Tina DePermentier

Special Event Coordinator

JAY ROBINSON

Head Chef | Union Trust

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