AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

2109 E Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia PA  19125

Phone: (215) 798-0036

AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Since completing his culinary arts degree at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, chef Alex Garfinkel has traveled far and wide, undergoing a journey of gastronomical discovery alongside elite chefs on two continents.

Alex opened his career at the pinnacle of French cuisine in Philadelphia, receiving a Francophile influence that would stick with him from his time at the acclaimed Le Bec Fin and Lacroix. He further honed his talents at Morimoto and Amada, where he learned food preparation and presentation in the distinct styles of two Iron Chefs.

But it was the year Alex spent in Spain studying under Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz at Mugaritz – the third-best restaurant in the world – that truly inflamed his passion for manipulating food at the molecular level. Aduriz's "techno-emotional" approach to cuisine struck a chord with the young chef, who brings his own unique perspective to the complex intersection of science, cuisine and emotion.

Since returning to the States, Alex has continued to grow his culinary aptitude, interpreting sophistication of modern haute cuisine through his own source-conscious lens.

In 2012, Alex worked alongside Chef Hari Cameron to open and grow a(Muse.) in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He served as sous chef while cooking in the style of Hari's modern take on Mid-Atlantic cuisine. It was there that Alex truly took to heart the values of locality, sustainability and seasonality, as the a(Muse.) staff worked alongside more than a dozen local farms and foraged unique edibles from the Delaware wilderness.

Refined farm-to-table dining taken out of the restaurant and brought wherever you are.

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Restaurant Services: Group-Friendly, Delivery, Catering

Categories: Caterer, Concert Venue, Event Venue, New American Restaurant, Restaurant




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Balboa's Spring Supper Club

Balboa's Spring Supper Club
07:00 pm - 04/15/2018

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

BALBOA IS EXCITED FOR OUR SPRING SUPPER CLUB! OUR TEAM HAS DESIGNED THIS SPECIAL SPRING MENU THAT WAS INSPIRED BY OUR LOCAL FARMER’S PRODUCE! THIS SUNDAY SUPPER...

A Night of AWE--A Magic Dinner

A Night of AWE--A Magic Dinner
07:00 am - 04/14/2018

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

A VERY SPECIAL COLLABORATION DINNER BETWEEN CHEF ALEX GARFINKEL AND CLOSE-UP MAGICIAN ADAM WAYNE ELBAUM. THIS IS NOT THE TYPE OF MAGIC YOU HAVE LIKELY SEEN BEFORE....

Marching Into Spring Supper Club

Marching Into Spring Supper Club
07:00 pm - 03/28/2018

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Come join us at Balboa for our March Supper Club that is aimed to cure all of the "Madness" of the month. These flavors are sure to end up in the final round of...

A Night of Awe--A Magic Dinner

A Night of Awe--A Magic Dinner
07:00 am - 03/23/2018

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

A VERY SPECIAL COLLABORATION DINNER BETWEEN CHEF ALEX GARFINKEL AND CLOSE-UP MAGICIAN ADAM WAYNE ELBAUM. THIS IS NOT THE TYPE OF MAGIC YOU HAVE LIKELY SEEN BEFORE....

Balboa’s Chef Incubator Series with Gabrielle Badawy

Balboa’s Chef Incubator Series with Gabrielle Badawy
07:30 pm - 02/24/2018

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Balboa is thrilled to welcome back Chef Gabrielle Badawy to our space to put on a very special dinner of her own, as part of our Up & Coming Chefs Incubator Series,...

Balboa's Valentine's Day Supper Club

Balboa's Valentine's Day Supper Club
07:00 pm - 02/14/2018

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Come join us at Balboa for a Heartwarming Valentine's Day BYOB Dinner that is sure to make you swoon! Whether you're looking for an amazing...

Balboa’s Chef Incubator Series with Gabrielle Badawy

Balboa’s Chef Incubator Series with Gabrielle Badawy
08:00 pm - 02/03/2018

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Balboa is thrilled to welcome Chef Gabrielle Badawy to our space to put on a very special dinner of her own, as part of our Up & Coming Chefs Incubator Series, in...

Nibble + squeak Brunch with Kids at Balboa-SOLD OUT!!

Nibble + squeak Brunch with Kids at Balboa-SOLD OUT!!
11:30 am - 01/14/2018

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Nibble+squeak hosts food events for babies, toddlers, and young children (and their caretakers) across the world! Their mission is to get new parents out, doing...

A Festivus for The Rest of Us Supper

A Festivus for The Rest of Us Supper
07:00 pm - 12/14/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Thursday, December 14th 7:00 p.m. Come get FESTIVE with Balboa! Enjoy a complimentary vodka-infused libation from our partners at Stateside Urbancraft Vodka as...

ACID TRIP vinegar demo/dinner at Balboa Catering

ACID TRIP vinegar demo/dinner at Balboa Catering
06:30 pm - 10/18/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

VINEGAR WORKSHOP & DINNER With Guest Vinegar guru, Michael Harlan Turkell Workshop from 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Dinner from 7:45 – 9:30 Join us for a discussion...

A Taste of Summer at Balboa!

A Taste of Summer at Balboa!
07:00 pm - 08/10/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Please join us in celebrating one of our favorite seasons! Balboa’s Taste of Summer Supper Club! Thursday, August 10th, 2017 Time: 7pm (early arrival at 6:30pm) Location:...

Artemis Table pop up supper club

Artemis Table pop up supper club
07:00 pm - 07/27/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

The Artemis table supper club was born out of a necessity to pay closer attention to what we eat and how that effects the body. Through talking and cooking for a...

Cuban Dinner with Chef Elaine Gardner- July 19th, 2017

Cuban Dinner with Chef Elaine Gardner- July 19th, 2017
06:30 pm - 07/19/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

A CUBAN DINING EXPERIENCE WITH GUEST CHEF ELAINE GARDNER Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at Balboa Supper Club Arrival Time: 6:30 early arrival. Dinner starts at...

Taco Night at Balboa- Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Taco Night at Balboa- Monday, May 22nd, 2017
07:00 pm - 05/22/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

TACO NIGHT AT BALBOA! Monday, May 22nd, 2017 7pm Join us for a fun and festive evening! Our casual yet majorly delicious take on Taco Night! We will be serving...

5 course brewers dinner with movement labs, Sunday, April 23rd

5 course brewers dinner with movement labs, Sunday, April 23rd
07:30 pm - 04/23/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Sunday, April 23rd Beer dinner collaboration with Ken Averbukh Of Movement Labs EARLY ARRIVAL: 7:30. DINNER WILL START PROMPTLY AT 8:00 PM ALCOHOL IS BYOB Please...

Miso Demo and Koji Dinner with Rich Shih

Miso Demo and Koji Dinner with Rich Shih
06:30 pm - 04/08/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Join us in welcoming guest Culinary Explorer, Rich Shih as part of our Miso and Koji Demo and Dinner series. Miso demo will take place on April 8th @ 11am, Koji...

Koji Workshop and Dinner

Koji Workshop and Dinner
03:00 pm - 03/06/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Join us in welcoming guest chef Jeremy Umansky as part of our Koji Demo and Dinner series on Sunday, March 5th and Monday, March 6th. The workshop curriculum will...

Not Fat Tuesday at Riverband Envionmental Center

Not Fat Tuesday at Riverband Envionmental Center
06:30 pm - 02/28/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Riverbend welcomes Chef Alex Garfinkel back for his creative take on Fat Tuesday, a day typically synonymous with eating rich food. Between courses of fresh, seasonal...

President's Day Charity Dinner - All profits will go to the ACLU

President's Day Charity Dinner - All profits will go to the ACLU
07:00 pm - 02/20/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

NOT MY PRESIDENTS DAY! ACLU Charity Dinner Monday, February 20th 7:00 pm early arrival – 7:30 pm start time This Presidents' Day, Balboa Catering...

Ayurveda Vegan Dinner Experience, with Amrita Yoga

Ayurveda Vegan Dinner Experience, with Amrita Yoga
07:00 pm - 01/26/2017

At AG Catering by Alex Garfinkel

Join Heather Rice of Amrita Yoga and Wellness and Home Brewed Events for an Ayurvedic-inspired vegan dinner at Balboa Catering & Supper Club! Join us to discover...

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