Chef’s Table’s Takeout Counters in Grays Ferry Has Helped It Become a Catering Powerhouse


French toast skewers catered by Chef's Table.
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French toast skewers catered by Chef's Table.

When walking down Grays Ferry in South Philadelphia, one may notice a series of takeout counters that offer a wide variety of food options, writes Ali Mohsen for Billy Penn at WHYY.

It’s location at the former site of a USPS sorting facility, and while each counter has its own unique selection, each is an extension of catering company, Chef’s Table.

Chef’s Table has evolved from being one of Philadelphia’s first gourmet markets to becoming among the city’s biggest catering powerhouses.

Currently, the company is owned by brothers Chrysanthos and Peter Georgiou — who inherited the company as second-generation co-owners — along with their business partner and co-founder Ed Barranco.

The first Grays Ferry location was opened as commissary, but soon opened to the public.

Today, there are four counters across its Grays Ferry location — Day Break Eggs, Long Shot BBQ, Texitos, and Pedroni’s — providng a variety of breakfast foods, platters, pizza, desserts, and more under the Chef’s Table umbrella. 

“Now we have these brands that are out there, people are calling us for catering,” said Chrysanthos Georgiou.

The popularity of the counters has since helped bring more exposure to Chef’s Table’s catering services, which remains the company’s bread and butter.

 “It’s gonna be a part of our business forever,” said Barranco.

In addition, further expansion is likely on the horizon.

Learn more about Chef’s Table in Billy Penn at WHYY.


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