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I am chef Jonathan Chodosh, and everyone knows me as a nerd. I’ve always been a nerd, for as long as I can remember. From my days playing Magic the Gathering to my finesse at measuring the temperature of smoked meats from afar (thanks, Meater!), I am proud to be nerdy about everything, but mostly about food.

By trade, I am a food scientist, and like a lot of dads (and moms and other caregivers for that matter), I am fed up with the way that we are feeding ourselves and our children. We’re overworked, overwhelmed, and out of time and money. So I put my thinking cap on and thought of one solution.

Dips. Sauces. Hacks. Marinades. Spice Blends – items that you may not have time to finesse in your kitchen, but I’m happy to share with you. These are the things that restaurants use to prep their foods efficiently. Let me take that efficiency and quality and transfer it to your freezer, your fridge, your pantry, and your home.

I love interacting with customers, and I love sharing recipes. Follow my blog for the latest in food science and for interesting ways you can use my products and regular items from your local grocery store. I want to connect the science and chemistry of food with the average person’s kitchen. And there may be nerdy dad jokes thrown in too.

Hey! I also do events. For more information, contact me or connect on my personal website.

Sealed Kosher Plated Meals

Having a special event and want to make your kashrut observant guests feel extra special?

We will create custom kosher plates that "match the meal" served to the rest of your attendees. Ingredients will be swapped for Kosher options, but the essence of the meal will remain. A La Karte has been Philadelphia's top provider of kosher plated meals for over a decade.

We provide elevated kosher meals, elegantly presented, re-heatable in any kitchen. Everything is certified by Community Kashrus of Philadelphia (keystone K). Every venue will receive detailed heating instructions to preserve the quality and kosher status of the meals.

Create a Custom Order to "match" your event's menu with meals for your kosher guests.

Place your orders via by email to orders@alakartecatering.com or call 484.278.4101.

Food is central to any social or corporate event. Dietary needs shouldn't compromise the experience of sharing a beautiful meal together A La Karte is the bridge that brings people together. Sometimes that is for business, family or friends.

See the menus linked below. Call or email to place your order.

Kosher Plated Meal Menu