Spring is around the corner, which means that wedding season and social gatherings will begin dominating our calendars. There are great local vendors in our region that can help you with every aspect of your event. Here is a list of Latino-owned businesses that can help your party or corporate event be a success:
Philadelphia’s only intimate private picnic boat. The 1960’s restored all-wood boat can be chartered for a small group for a cruise along the Delaware River. Sea Philly’s private dock also doubles as an event space, so it may be booked for corporate events, weddings, receptions, and more. If a unique experience with a retro vibe appeals to you, this is a perfect fit.
A full-service award-winning caterer that provides delicious food, impeccable service, and the best presentation for your event. One of the first companies to embrace local sourcing and the importance of organically grown and sustainable practices in food preparation. Joshua’s Catering is the exclusive caterer for various popular wedding venues. Whether you are planning a corporate event, wedding or a smaller gathering, Jennifer Alvarado and her team can produce a tailored menu for you.
Helados Chupi Chupi
A newcomer to the local food scene, Helados Chupi Chupi manufactures and retails artisanal ice cream and popsicles that are 100% natural in flavors such as mango, Nutella, and pina colada, along with classic flavors like chocolate and strawberry. Not only can you find their ice cream in local markets such as Juniata Supermarket in Philadelphia and CTown in Allentown, but you can hire their adorable pink and white bicycle cart to cater your next event.
Every event needs an invitation, and, in this digital world, nothing will help you stand apart better than a paper invitation. Casa Papel is a full service one-stop graphic design and specialty print studio. Cecilia Torres is passionate about helping clients know what to say and how to say it beautifully in print and design. Whether pre-designed or custom, their specialty print methods help their clients express life’s meaningful milestones through paper.
Strivers Row Distillery
Named as 2021 Best of Philadelphia New Distillery by Philadelphia Magazine, Strivers’ is a grain to glass distillery in that makes spirits that are always mashed, fermented, distilled, matured, and bottled onsite. Inspired by libations from Dominican Republic, Papa Juan, is a single-malt whiskey infused with a family recipe of all-natural barks and spices. Because of the artisanal nature of the operation, getting your hands on one of these bottles might take some planning ahead, but it’s worth it.
The Faiya Comapny
If hosting dinner parties is in your calendar this season, look no further than The Faiya Company to supply you with the best hot sauces in the market. Rhadi Fernandez manufactures artisanal hot sauces without the use of sugars, additives, or artificial preservatives. The majority of the recipes are, in their own way, inspired by his Dominican background. He has created tropical blends such as “Sweet Summer Heat,” which combines jalapenos, limes, and pineapples, giving it a bright tropical taste.
For those looking to update the décor and interior design of their homes this season, Ximena Coriat, of MXC Design, can help you from concept to close out, every project and client is unique and given our personal attention and VIP service. Whether the project is residential or commercial, contemporary, or traditional, we strive to deliver exceptional results and always aim to exceed client expectations.
You can meet owners of these and other Latino-owned businesses at the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce annual meeting on March 28. Admission is free for members and $35 for non-members. For tickets, visit philahispanicchamber.org