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Foodie Spotlight: AJ’s Catering and Take Out

AJ’s Catering and Take Out has carved a niche in the heart of Pearl River. Having opened the doors to his business over four years ago, Chef AJ Servidio has changed the way people look at take out and catering. His philosophy is culinary old school where meals start from scratch with fresh ingredients and local products.

Chef AJ has been in the restaurant business for over 25 years and brings that experience to each meal he creates. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, his menu choices go far beyond the basics. His southwest chicken sandwich, a local favorite, has smoky blackened chicken and chipotle mayo on ciabatta hero along with lettuce, cheddar jack cheese and bacon. Many customers like to add avocado. What about a baby greens salad? Make sure you ask for extra balsamic vinaigrette, made in house of course. Chef AJ is happy to create your meal the way you want it. Dietary restrictions? Not a problem. He handles them all and even offers a daily gluten-free menu.

For those that have a sweet tooth, you will have a nice surprise with your order. Chef AJ bakes batches and batches of homemade chocolate chip cookies each morning. Every order gets a cookie, compliments of the chef.

When you arrive at AJ’s, don’t be surprised to see him cooking away in his open kitchen concept store front. Each order is made from scratch and prepared right then and there. Chat with his friendly staff or pick up a few cooking tips while you wait. The bistro table out front allows for al fresco style dining if you’re not in a rush.

Because Chef AJ wants every meal to be fresh, the ingredients and menu vary from season to season. Each day, Chef AJ creates the daily menu which you can find on his website and Facebook page. Each day he offers a wide assortment of sandwiches, salads and other lunch options, including kid-friendly choices. He also posts a weekly menu on Monday, offering a variety of dinner options including chicken, pork, fish and vegetarian selections.

During the Thanksgiving season, Chef AJ offers a specialized menu for the holiday and has no minimum on how many people in a party. Do you know someone who lives alone? Chef AJ welcomes any order at any size and with delivery available, it couldn’t be easier.

The next time you need to pick up take out for lunch or dinner or are planning a party, give AJ’s Catering and Take Out a try. Chef AJ works with you to create a perfect party menu for any occasion.

Location: 184 Brightwood Ave, Pearl River. For more information or to order, contact 735-7200. For daily menus and more, visit

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