Erin Bause and Amy Bartra are Pottstown natives and attended The Culinary Institute of America. They are third generation local small business owners having established Bause Catered Events Inc in 1989. For over 30 years, Erin and Amy have catered events with beautifully presented and delicious foods for Corporate Events, Weddings, Anniversaries, Showers, and Celebrations of all kinds.
Bause Catered Events began as a farmer’s market stand back in 1989. At the time, we provided individual meals and carefully-crafted desserts in the bustling Pottstown Farmer’s Market each week. We had a wonderful time getting to know people as they got to know us. Our own life events happened alongside those of our clients, and so when we had our children, we pivoted so that we could continue creating great menus and also spend time with our loved ones.
From there, we grew into a full-service event catering business, preparing meals for just about every life event imaginable. We began catering weddings at amazing venues and homes, milestone celebrations, corporate product launches, huge employee picnics, and more. We are privileged to know our employees at work and at home– through work events to personal celebrations. We have never taken this for granted and have always felt grateful to be part of these events!
As the Bause Catering family grows and adapts, we are delighted to focus on our newest offering: Meals To Go! We are excited to prepare shareable dishes for a crowd and entertaining your favorite people at home. Because we know that food is love, we offer gluten-free, vegetarian, and dairy-free items so that everyone is included and well-fed.
We’re honored that we’re a part of life changing events and are humbled and grateful to be chosen to make these moments beautiful and memorable for you and your guests.
We believe in listening to our clients and providing creative options with quality, value, & peace of mind. We believe in kindness, work life balance, and giving back to our community.
Meet the Team
Erin completed studies at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY and Graduate Studies at Beringer School for American Chefs with Madeleine Kamman, after a stint at the Montreux Palace in Switzerland. Erin was Chef de Cuisine at The Coventry Forge Inn and for the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley Virginia in their executive diningroom. She loves experimenting with new recipes, from vegan to indian to french.
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Amy began at a classical French Pastry Pattiserie in Wayne, PA, and then onto a Wholesale French Bakery in Cherry Hill, NJ. Amy’s expertise lies in creating and developing desserts, production as well as customer service. She enjoys cooking peruvian recipes (her husband’s native country) and walking with her three dogs.
Customer Service Specialist
Lisa is our customer service specialist delighting our Clients with her professionalism and attention to detail. Lisa’s work in research and development, sales and food processing make her invaluable to our team. Lisa is a graduate of Delaware Valley University and Saint Joseph’s University. She always visit restaurants from Diners, Drive-in & dives wherever she goes.
Ann’s skill for detailed and meticulous work and order processing keeps us on track. She is a graduate of Coventry Christian Schools and Montgomery County Community College.
Alanna keeps us organized as our administrative assistant in the office handling accounting. She works in the shop and makes deliveries. Alanna is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University.
Lionel has a passion for food with a great gift for combining flavors and textures. Lionel is a student at Lebanon Valley College. His favorite Chef is Grant Achatz and favorite recipe is Duck a la Orange.
170 Oak St.
Pottstown, PA 19464