We constantly look for and welcome new talent, with dedication, and true commitment to our mission, to join us in the area of the culinary tasks, administrative, and also for kashrus supervision.
If you think you may be interested in becoming part of the ALK Team,
via email only at
Founded in 2012, culinary dreams, commitment to kashrut practice,
and relentless spirit of entrepreneurship came together to bring
upscale kosher food, as never seen before,
to the Greater Philadelphia area
Committed to the mission to
elevate the kosher dining experience...
and to introduce new global trends and innovative culinary ideas,
ALK has established a presence and a name in the growing local kosher community, positioning its brand as the
premier kosher caterer in the area, all by word of mouth.
Our new lines of differetiated services, KDiSHTM,
should facilitate and direct you to the right process to be served:
READY upscale and delicious prepared food
FAMILY meals for any gathering and lifecycle event
EVENTS custom upscale and any scale catering services
PLATED kosher sealed individual meal to service restaurants, hotels, other non-kosher caterers and individuals as well.
After all these years, Nobody does it better !!!
MEET THE CULINARY ARCHITECT
OFELIA COHEN nee GOLDSZMIDT
From a skilled architect to an active mother of four boys
From involved community builder to party and event architect
ALWAYS AN ARCHITECT
A common thread connects all these unique roles in her life:
Her intense passion for great food
Her ability to apply her many transferable skills in design, organization, attention to detail, and to the big picture.
Her superb creativity shows through any venture, project,
or task she takes on...
When she believes she can, she does it, she just makes it happen !
Born in Venezuela, to Eastern European parents, Ofelia brings
a multicultural and sophisticated background, which awards her
the unique combination of world-class flair, style and "sabor".
These translate in her original and divine blend of traditional
and exotic flavors from around the world, exquisitely presented
to the eye and delectable to the taste.
She learned kitchen skills at a very young age just by watching
private chefs and hired cooks in her own home. Later on in life,
she became passionate about cooking, and as she established
her big family and ‘heimische’ home, she turned to be a natural
social entertainer and an amazing cook.
Without much formal experience, she has always cooked from
the heart and with open arms to share her gifts with all around.
Designing, planning and successfully running parties for family
and friends,followed by many community programs and events,
got her ready to this stage of her professional life, jumping
deeper into the culinary arts and bringing A la Karte to life...
Her ingenuity is par to none. Her well-thought-out and detailed
execution plans, as well as her resourcefulness and resolved will
to make things happen continue to impress friends, clients, and
vendors alike. As the team leader in her rising boutique cuisine
business, she is the now ALK's ulinary and Creative Arts Director.
OFELIA HAS BECOME" THE CULINARY ARCHITECT"
Kosher Meets Universal and Stylish
While many people do not give much consideration to what, when, and how they eat,
the act of keeping kosher makes food a matter of thought.
Eating is commonly understood as an instinctive activity,
but those who observe the Jewish dietary laws (Kashrut), must make regular food decisions,
timing, and preparation so that eating ceases to be solely instinctual
Day by day, more Jews are making the decision to keep kosher, many to the strictest of standards.
Interestingly, this ancient way of eating, timing, and processing food
- Kosher -
has become a new food trend as well.
Regardless of food trends, A la Karte serves the growing observant kosher community, since 2012
and because of increasing requests to address other dietary restrictions,
we are now committed to include Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian options in our menus.
We don't pretend to be a kosher authority, neither for other dietary modes,
but we always will direct you to the appropriate authority for advice.
Even if you don’t keep kosher yourself,
or you don't need to observe alternative dietary restrictions,
you still may want to offer or cater kosher meals or events,
where your guests may enjoy a dignified and distinguished option to dine.
Food should always bring people together, not separate them, and that is what we are here for.
A la Karte is here to facilitate and elevate a service that honors those with different dietary choices,
supporting the personal growth of those who choose this unique dietary path,
as well as others who for health or medical reasons need to maintain other restricted diets.
We serve as a bridge,
connecting these individuals with their families, friends, and business clients,
who wish to dine together with total confidence, comfort and in style !