Bistro Gourmet Catering

Kosher Catering for Special Events


For ordering and additional information, please call: 732-305-4700 



BISTRO GOURMET provides kosher catering for all types of celebrations at the Rutgers Hillel House ranging from dinners, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, bridal showers, birthdays, charity galas, holiday parties, engagement / auf ruf parties, Shabbos, kiddushes, and more!

BISTRO GOURMET focuses on creating an elegant and personalized experience for all to remember. We always use the freshest ingredients and make everything from scratch. The personal attention that BISTRO GOURMET offers in planning the catering for your special day carries through to the exceptional and polished service provided to your guests the day of your wedding.

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
We aim to make Bar & Bat Mitzvahs at the Rutgers Hillel House an important day in your child’s life leaving a lasting impression of an exciting and fun Glatt Kosher culinary experience (under the Star-K supervision). We want to create a palette of colors and tastes to impress both the kids and adults, offering Meat and/or Dairy menu options. We may work with you to follow thematic ideas to add a special flare to your child’s one of a kind celebration.

Corporate Events
At BISTRO GOURMET at the Rutgers Hillel House, it is as important to us as it is to you that you be thrilled with the outcome of your Corporate Event. From sophisticated breakfast/luncheon meetings, tray passed hors d’oeuvres to chef-manned stations to flavorful dessert displays, we want to wow your guests, clients and colleagues.

Food Allergy & Other Dietary Accommodations
We are the first to offer a NUT FREE Glatt Kosher Catering, taking into consideration for all our guests. No Nuts in the ingredients! No Nuts in the cooking oils! Our menu (Meat or Dairy) also includes a number of Gluten Free, Parve, and Vegetarian options that are all customized for each individual client.

Previous Clientele
We’ve had the honor of serving clients at Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center (NYC), Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, Israel Bonds, Miele USA, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Highland Park Conservative Temple, Neve Shalom, JCC in Somerset, Congregation Etz Ahaim, Ohav Emeth, Ohr Torah, East Brunswick Jewish Center, Scotch Plains JCC, Young Israel of East Brunswick, Hatikvah Charter School, Studio 901, and numerous others.

Our Food Philosophy
Our specialty is creating menus that are completely customized to your needs. We showcase foods from all over the world including your familiar and favorite family dishes. We appeal to the palate as well as the eyes by always focusing on high quality, fresh ingredients, and superb presentation. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate event, or a private event, we’re here to make it memorable.

About The Owner
Dalia Barness has been a staple in the kosher restaurant and catering business for almost two decades. From the famous NJ restaurant, The Orchid to the brand new Bistro 70 at the Rutgers Hillel House, BISTRO GOURMET introduces her audience to whole new level. Dalia’s background in French and Israeli cuisines has helped expand her menus to all flavors of the world. Her impeccable taste and attention to detail ensure any event involving BISTRO GOURMET Catering team will be an experience your guests will not soon forget.