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The JAM construction crew teamed up with Tents for Rent to install the outdoor tent at Bellevue Hall. The hardworking crew displayed great efforts throughout the long (beautiful) day. Thank you to Elvin and his crew for helping set up the space that many loved ones will share!

Emmalee and Austin couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to say “I do”. The sun was out, and it was out to stay! The soon-to-be Mrs. and her bridesmaids got ready in our newly renovated bridal suite while the Mr. and his groomsmen hung out in the grooms room. Their ceremony was held on the lawn in front of Bellevue’s pearly white gazebo. Guests filled the lawn with smiles and a whole lot of love. The newlyweds and closest friends & family celebrated the rest of the night under our immaculate tent where everyone danced the night away. Thank you Janae Rose Photography for capturing the special moments from this stunning day!

The love was in the air as Kaitlin and Jaclyn celebrated their special day. The happines truly shined through the two, and it was beautiful. The couple shared a joyful first look, a tear-jerking (in a good way, of course) ceremony, and a breathtaking first dance. The couple said “I do” on the lush grounds with a stunning lakeview backdrop. Guests moved to cokctail hour, then were seated for the introductions to the reception. The night concluded with speeches, selfies, and lots and LOTS of dancing! Thank you M2 Photography and their associates for these gorgeous shots.

Jeffrey Miller Catering is thrilled to announce our expansion into Delaware!

We now have two remarkable options in North Wilmington. Both properties are part of Bellevue State Park with proceeds being reinvested into the Delaware State Parks system.

Bellevue Hall – an historic 1930’s Greek revival mansion that was a former DuPont estate; set amid 18 acres of formal gardens, sprawling lawns and spectacular features for a fairytale wedding. Some renovation projects include:

  • refinishing floors in the mansion
  • painting and wiring the commercial kitchen
  • improving the extensive landscaping including planting giant spruce trees
  • landscaping gardens


Cauffiel Estate – a sophisticated restored barn plus a charming and intimate Colonial Revival house with impressive gardens. Some renovation projects include:

  • refinishing floors in the house
  • building a willow fence
  • adding furniture for the overnight guests
  • improving the extensive landscaping including planting giant spruce trees
  • landscaping gardens


The JAM team has been hard at work. Check out behind the scene photos below!

On February 29th, JAM Catering partnered with the American Swedish Historical Museum to present a very special five-course tasting menu of “new Nordic cuisine.” This dinner, planned to celebrate the museum’s current New Nordic Cuisine exhibition, featured the superb culinary talents of guest chef Frida Johansson, who took a few days off from her usual duties as executive chef to the Swedish Ambassador in Washington, D.C. to join us here in Philadelphia. With meticulous hand and charming-yet-uncompromising Nordic demeanor, Chef Frida presented an extraordinary menu focused on hyper-seasonal and local ingredients, brought together with a deft modernist touch.

ASHM’s New Nordic Cuisine exhibition explores the values-driven approach to food and dining set forth in the 2004 Nordic Food Manifesto, emphasizing the use of locally sourced ingredients, careful attention to seasonality, ethical production practices, and modern innovation. For well over a decade, world-class restaurants like Noma in Copenhagen, Frantzén in Stockholm, and Maaemo in Oslo have been embracing this culinary philosophy to make centuries-old Nordic culinary traditions new again, in astoundingly beautiful, thought-provoking plates that continue to earn the highest accolades from the world culinary community.

The Museum staff had decorated the candlelit tables with elegant simplicity, using silvered burlap runners and winterberry branches cut from nearby woodlands, and before long the room was buzzing with warm conviviality. ASHM exhibition Curator Trevor Brandt delivered a brief talk about the spirit of Nordic cuisine and its new influence today, and Chef Frida appeared several more times to describe each new dish.

The evening kicked off with passed hors d’oeuvres and elderflower cocktails in the Museum Grand Hall. Guests then moved downstairs to the main event, gathering into seats around a dozen of JAM’s rustic wooden farmhouse tables to toast the evening with a traditional shot of aquavit (Skål!). Chef Frida appeared in the dining room to sing the traditional Helan Går toasting song, and shortly thereafter the parade of fine cuisine began.

The menu also featured a pairing of local beverages put together by ASHM Programs Manger Lauren Burnham, including bracing shots of caraway-infused aquavit from local Philadelphia distiller Row House Spirits, along with bottles of dry cider sourced from Lancaster apples, and an orange-infused honey mead to go with dessert, both from Liquid Alchemy Beverages in Wilmington, Delaware.

By the end of the evening the guests were all in fine form, eating and drinking, admiring the cuisine, and enjoying the company of friends old and new. Several people popped into the kitchen to express their appreciation and say how much they enjoyed the dinner and the company.

A big “tusen tack!” (“a thousand thank yous!”) to all those whose fine teamwork made this wonderful evening so successful and enjoyable. Special thanks to Dreis Molkens, chef at the Danish Embassy, who joined the team as Chef Frida’s righthand man; to ASHM Executive Director Tracey Beck and Programs Manager Lauren Burnham, who coordinated the event, created the table decorations, and selected the beverages; to JAM event planner Mandy Lightcap, who organized the front of the house and service wares; and to the always cheerful JAM kitchen and service staffs, who worked tirelessly to put together such a flawless evening!