WHO WE ARE
Owner and Executive Chef Jerry Victor brings nearly 20 years of experience to the local catering industry. After obtaining his culinary degree from Greater Lowell Tech in 1998, Jerry jumped right into his professional career at a young age. He started out cooking for a four-star hotel and quickly worked his way up the ranks to become an executive head chef at the age of 23.
In 2011, he decided to go into business for himself. Having studied Italian cooking for the previous decade, he decided to make pasta dishes one of his focal points. However, being of Haitian, Caribbean and French descent, he incorporated these styles into his offerings as well. His wife Isabel, currently the office manager for Homestyle Catering, hails from a Portuguese family. Naturally, he decided to incorporate the Portuguese element as well, as evidenced in all the fresh baked breads made by his mother in law every single day.
One of Jerry’s main goals when branching out on his own was to offer a wide range of choices. He knew he didn’t want to make the same foods day after day, something he tired of after working in the hotel and restaurant business for so many years. Thus, he decided to take a different approach, offering eclectic blends of many different specialties to give clients a choice.
We believe that customized menus allow the client more control over what their guests eat, with the ability to accommodate allergies and personal preferences. Plus, using local ingredients adds another element to your event that most caterers just can’t promise. That’s why we started out with the goal of avoiding frozen or processed foods whenever possible and instead making everything from scratch to your specifications.
Homestyle Catering truly is a family affair. Jerry cooks all the food, including homemade pastries, cookies, ice cream and brownies. His mother in law runs the Lowell Portuguese Bakery and makes all fresh breads daily as well as wedding cakes. His wife, Isabel, handles all of the administrative and scheduling tasks for the business, backed by many years of experience in the culinary service industry.
From beautiful table displays to delicious food made to order, Homestyle Catering takes care of every aspect of your catered affair so you can relax and enjoy your guests.