For over 20 years, Chef Rebecca Briody has been taking her kitchen 'on-the-go,' creating custom menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients that delight guests.
Located in historic Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania, Chef On The Go! offers a wide range of catering services for casual & elegant events of all sizes across Lebanon County, South Central PA, and beyond!
Whether you're hosting an elegant wedding or a casual backyard party, Chef On The Go! offers a wide range of catering options to accomodate both your vision & your budget. Chef Rebecca Briody works with each client to craft a unique, personalized menu. And, friendly, professional staff & attention to detail set the stage for unforgettable events.
Chef Rebecca Briody
ADDITIONAL CATERING SERVICES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
It's close client relationships that have made my dream of Chef On The Go! grow & flourish. And, I'm grateful to my loyal customers that continue to recommend me to their family & friends.
With roots firmly dug into Mt. Gretna, Rebecca Briody has been a permanent fixture in the Mt. Gretna community since birth. Born into a family restaurant business, she started with simple kitchen tasks such as sweeping floors and washing dishes. Later, she graduated to working in the pantry, banquet cooking, cooking on the line, and then to managing the kitchen.
This was no small task, since the family restaurant, Timbers Restaurant and Dinner Theater, seats 400 people. But, with guidance and cooperative work by the six member family, the job was done and done well. After 47 years, the Briody family continues to bring quality food and entertainment to the people of South Central Pennsylvania.
"We could not have been happier with Becky's catering for our wedding. It was flawless- from our custom menu, to the beautiful linens, and especially the smiling faces. Thank you for a memorable event!"
-Kate & Sean; Lebanon, PA
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In the family business, Rebecca learned valuable lessons that would prepare her for the training in food service in New York City. At the Timbers, she developed a strong work ethic, ability to work the long hours necessary for a job in the food industry, a very good handle of volume cooking, and meticulous organization. In New York, she was able to hone her skills as a well-rounded chef in many different cuisines. The most notable job in her five year stint in New York was a two-year sous chef position in a premier executive dining room on Park Avenue, set up by Glorious Foods Catering Company.
Reliance Group Holdings CEO, Saul Steinberg, was known to entertain the likes of Senator Kennedy and Henry Kissinger on a regular basis. She enjoyed positions at other restaurants, including The Russian Tea Room and Wilkinson's Seafood Café. While in New York, she also found time to fit in part-time jobs with top notch caterers. These experiences included catering a luncheon for Margaret Thatcher on the top floor of the Lord and Taylor Building on Fifth Avenue, and a dinner party for Andy Warhol and friends in a private residence on Lexington Avenue.
Leaving New York in 1985, Rebecca spent the next thirteen years managing the Timbers kitchen for her family. She brought the lessons learned from New York and changed the once Steak and Lobster Tail menu of the 1960's into a full service menu, complete with many different dinner options and a lite fare menu. At the age of forty, she decided it was time to hand over the daily tasks of "line cooking" and try her hand at the catering industry. With valuable knowledge from catering jobs in New York as well as some catering experiences from the family business, Rebecca felt ready to tackle the new position.
Since then, Rebecca has developed many client relationships and has enjoyed seeing her dream of Chef On The Go! grow and flourish. She is grateful for her loyal customers that continue to recommend her to their friends and family.
Rebecca Briody looks forward to developing a menu to suit your individual needs and tastes. If there is something you would like her to make for you and you do not see it on the sample menus, just ask. She is always interested in making just the right food for your special occasion.