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From Navy Veteran to Catering Company Owner: The Inspiring Journey of John Lowe

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The Inspiring Journey of a Navy Veteran Turned Catering Company Owner



If you've ever been to a wedding, corporate event, or any other big celebration in Lancaster County or surrounding areas, chances are you've tasted the delicious food from Catering by John Lowe. This family-owned catering company from Berks County, Pennsylvania, has become one of the most trusted and sought-after in the area, thanks to the passion and hard work of its founder, John Lowe.


Discovering a Passion for Cooking

John's journey to becoming a successful catering company owner started when he was just 12 years old. "I love the creative aspect of cooking and being able to share my skills with others both personally and professionally," he says. "I made my way to the kitchen at age 12 after failing as a busboy. The moment I spilled water on the hostess, she took me to the chef, and I haven't left the kitchen since."


From the Navy to the Kitchen

After serving in the Navy, John honed his culinary skills even further by attending the Culinary Institute of America and working as an executive chef in the hotel industry. He ran several prominent hotels, nightclubs, and restaurants in the tri-state area, and his cutting-edge style of food and service quickly became in high demand. Honing His Culinary Skills

Building a Catering Empire

In 1992, John decided to start his own catering company, Catering by John Lowe. He was soon joined by his wife, Susan, who had experience in the industry as the Director of Catering for Korman Suites Hotel and the Director of Catering Sales at the Holiday Inn of West Chester.

Forming a Family-Owned Catering Company

Over the years, Catering by John Lowe has grown to become a leader in the industry, offering a wide range of food options for weddings, corporate events, and other celebrations. From cutting-edge trends to romantic classics, the company is known for its dedication to serving its clients with unsurpassed quality.

Becoming a Leader in the Industry

"It's our dedication and commitment to serving our clients that enables us to create exciting and customized menus," says John.

Dedication to Client Satisfaction

Delivering Exceptional Service

Today, Catering by John Lowe is a family-owned and operated business, with John and Susan's daughters and granddaughter working alongside a dedicated front and back-of-the-house staff. The company's success is a testament to the hard work and passion of its founder, who turned his childhood love of cooking into a thriving catering business.



A Family Affair

Whether you're planning a wedding, a corporate event, or a family celebration, Catering by John Lowe is a great choice for delicious, high-quality food that will make your event truly special. Click here to request a quote for your next special event!

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