The Peachtree Team

You’re in good hands.

From the person who polishes our silverware to the person who sharpens her pencil to tally the sales.

From our kitchen led by Executive Chef Megan Matozzo, with Stephanie, Jaiscey,  Toy, Helen, Noyra, Sarin, MardiJo, Victor, Max and Mohammed.

To our sales team led by Michelle Lopoten with support from sales coordinators Meghan Greenfield and Bridget Kelly, and our Director of Operations Casey Rose with Harry and Will in the warehouse.

To Staffing Coordinator Camille Kellett and our party staff- captains, supervisors, bartenders, servers– groomed and trained in the Peachtree style. Accounting Manager Karen Shensky.

An amazing team of professionals.

 

And the owners:

From their first conversation, in French, to working alongside each other as private chefs on Martha’s Vineyard and in the vineyards of France, founders and co-owners Jon and Lori Weinrott explored the world of French cuisine, working at such three star restaurants as Michel Rostang, La Cote St. Jacques and Georges Blanc. Ask them one day how they arrived in Switzerland with nothing but a fresh Muscovy duck, Reblochon, Pain Poilane and a great bottle of Gigondas in their backpack, hitchhiking with a cocoa bean trader so as to save what francs they had to eat at Fredy Girardet’s famous restaurant near Lausanne.

When they returned home to Philadelphia, they married and bought a corner grocery store on Pechin Street, renovating it and founding Peach Street Caterers. Thirty years and thousands of fine dinners later, their company, renamed Peachtree & Ward, sets the trend for high-style catering in the mid-Atlantic region.

Jon is a native Philadelphian who roots for the Phillies, enjoys cycling and photography. He speaks French, has a masters in English from Tufts University (his thesis on William Faulkner) and loves to ‘read’ books on tape. Cormac McCarthy ranks high on the list.  His favorite Peachtree dish is the lobster and celery root tower with extra-virgin olive oil and gros sel. His favorite snack is goat cheese, not chips. He knows a tremendous amount about wine.

Lori is a graduate of Yale where she studied comparative literature with a concentration in French. Interesting that her thesis on Marcel Proust recounted life in all its flavor, from the earthiest boeuf a la ficelle to the most fabulous soirees of high society, not to mention the now infamous Madeleine. When she’s not planning parties, Lori loves to practice yoga, read and write novels. She is co-author of The Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Book: A guide to Inspiring Ceremonies and Joyous Festivities, published by Clarkson Potter. She has one draft of a novel stashed in her basement, and when not busy at Peachtree, is currently at work on a revision of the second one.

“Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh.” — W.B. Yeats

caramel apple PTW
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grape harvest eating in Chablis

Jon in Chablis during grape harvest

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table setting
Marie Labbancz, Art of Love

CFD salt fire ice overhead

Fire and ice station
Susan Beard Photography

jon picks peaches