chef

Chef

A personal note from Executive Chef Joe LaPorte:

“My life as a chef has encompassed a wide variety of countries, cultures, and cuisines. And an equally diverse range of dining styles, from exquisitely-prepared haute cuisine to luxurious catered events for thousands of guests. At Cescaphe, it is a privilege to apply that experience to being a part of making the dreams of every bride and groom come true. For us, a wedding is not just an event. It is a work of art in which all our skills, talents, and creativity come together in a joyous, never-to-be-forgotten celebration. And there’s nothing more gratifying than to hear our brides and grooms tell us that it was all they could have imagined—and more”.

Bon Appetit!

Favorite Aspect of Role

What I appreciate most is being a part of a team that sets the highest standards for itself—and continually strives to raise them ever higher. I love meeting the different challenges we face in our day-to-day operations. I’m inspired by the energy in the kitchen, the teamwork, and the creativity. We get to create something new every day, try different recipes, and apply unique techniques. Most of all, there’s the satisfaction of seeing our guests enjoy our creations and returning again to celebrate with us.

my team

My Team

The culinary team at Cescaphe is the best in the business. They are hard-working, experienced chefs and sous chefs who strive to go above and beyond to satisfy the culinary delights of brides, grooms, and their guests. The Cescaphe culinary team is always working to come up with fresh, seasonal food offerings along with learning (and creating) the latest food trends.

Recipe

What do our chefs love as much as creating great food? Sharing their fantastic recipes with you. Bon Appetit!

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Can Do Crew

  1. A Thanksgiving Eve Wedding

    What better way to kick off the holiday season than with your loved ones? – And better yet, turning it into the biggest celebration of your life!  As possibly the most anticipated night out of the year, Thanksgiving Eve is a night where everyone is searching for something exciting to do.  At Cescaphe, it is […]

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  2. REAL WEDDING: Michelle & Robert

    Down Town Club: Sunday, September 10th, 2017 How did you meet? …On Tinder! How did the proposal happen? At Parx Casino—it was Mother’s Day and our whole family was there because we go there as a tradition ever year. He went to go cash in a ticket, came back and said, “Babe I won a […]

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  3. Wintry Wedding Cocktails

    Nothing completes a beautiful winter wedding like an iced cold cocktail! What better way to start off the New Year and season than with brand new signature cocktail inspiration?! Put your own twist on your personalized drink based off of your exclusive love story. These winter-inspired favorites are the simplest (yet delicious!) touch to your […]

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  4. Winter Wedding for the Non-Snow Bunny Bride

    Spring & Fall are historically the most popular wedding seasons, but here at Cescaphe Event Group we have seen a growing trend toward Winter Weddings. Why? In addition to the special pricing, winter weddings tend to give a couple more exclusive attention. Not only are vendors slower and able to devote more time to winter […]

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  5. REAL WEDDING: Jen & Valerie

    How did you meet? We met when Valerie was a first-year medical intern in the intensive care unit where I work as a Critical Care Physician Assistant.  Together, we took care of some of the sickest patients – one who would be the reason, nearly one year later, that Valerie stopped me in passing to […]

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  6. Best Philly Spots for Wedding Shots

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, that’s why here at Cescaphe we understand the importance of capturing memories. You spent all that money on the dress and tux and spent all those hours getting ready. Now you have one last thing to do – make sure you never forget how amazing you […]

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  7. Bathroom Baskets

    What to include in your wedding bathroom basket! Bathroom baskets have grown to be must-haves at weddings these days. They are filled with toiletry necessities that will come in handy for any type of situation. Whether your maid of honor goes a little too hard on the dance floor and messes up her hair or […]

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  8. Seating Cards and Displays

    Seating Cards and Displays You’ve spent months creating your guest list and hours arranging your seating chart. Now, it’s time for the easy part – showing your guests where to go! Whether you choose to have a seating chart display or place cards, it’s important to have something that will direct your guests to their […]

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  9. REAL WEDDING: Stacey & Seth

    Vie October 29, 2016 How did you meet? “We met at Drexel University as Freshman in 2006.” How did the proposal happen? “Seth proposed to me in our home in an intimate setting on a Friday afternoon when I returned from work.  Seth had the house decorated with candles and photos from the past 10 […]

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  10. A Thanksgiving Eve Wedding Celebration

    Dominika and Lemar were married at the Down Town Club on November 23, 2016. Their show stopping Thanksgiving Eve affair wowed their guests, and they were thrilled they chose Cescaphe!   Dominika said…  “Everything was amazing from start to finish. Cescaphe Event Group became like family. They made sure our day was nothing short of […]

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