Catering By Motti is a certified Glatt Kosher catering company located in Orlando, Florida, serving locals and guests alike. It was established in the year 2000 in Natick, Massachusetts, with the goal of providing local, fresh and high quality kosher food that is both visually appealing and delectable.
We offer pickup, delivery and full-service catering - we are Orlando’s premier off-premises Glatt Kosher catering service. Our venues include the finest hotels, synagogues, country clubs, yachts as well as your home or office.
Our experienced chefs have put together one-of-a-kind menus for all occasions, with dishes ranging from the traditional to the unique, all with an emphasis on quality, taste and beautiful presentation. We offer Vegan, Gluten-free and Organic dishes. Although our main kitchen is Fleishig (meaty) and Parve, we also have Milchig (dairy) catering options.
Our professional staff can assist you in planning a variety of kosher events that will exceed your expectations - options include:
Informal backyard BBQ party
Corporate breakfast meeting
Kosher All Signature cuisine
- Shabbat Dinners at home
- Synagogue functions of all types; Kiddush luncheon, Hebrew School parties, etc.
Sisterhood & Men's Club events
Our attitude is that everything is possible, handling your event with care and attention to detail - all this to the highest level of Kashrut.
Looking forward to working with you,
Our Hechsher - Kosher Certification
WHAT IS KOSHER?
Kosher refers to the proper methods of food preparation and dietary laws governing its consumption. Kosher or non-kosher can refer to the very nature of certain foods, as well as the various combinations thereof.
The term "kosher" refers to "clean, fit or proper". The origin of kosher dates back to biblical times, where specific rituals are delivered with precision to assure safe and sanitary meats. Thousands of years later, these rituals are still practiced.
Today, because of the exacting method of preparation and savory flavor of all kosher products, over two thirds of kosher are bought for their superior quality and excellent taste, not just for religious reasons. For example, pork is not kosher and shellfish is not kosher.
Beef is kosher as long as the animal is slaughtered properly, and cow's milk is kosher. But the mixing of meat and dairy products is never kosher.
For meat to be kosher, only healthy animals are slaughtered for use in kosher foods. These animals must have split hooves and chew their cud. Cattle and sheep are the primary animals used in the koshering process. Hogs and pigs do not chew their cuds and are therefore not kosher.
A kosher inspection starts while the animals are still alive and continues until the finished product leaves the plant. This system operates under the diligent and watchful supervision of kosher inspectors, who stringently control the process from the time the meat is slaughtered until it is shipped. Packaged foods that are kosher have a statement on the package stating the name of the rabbi who has supervised the process.
Note that for every animal passed by the USDA (Department of Agriculture) as fit for consumption, only a little more than half are accepted for kosher.
Glatt is a Yiddish term that means "perfectly smooth". This refers to animals whose lungs are free of any blemish or adhesion. Glatt is viewed by many people as a higher form of kosher. Meat that has passed inspection, whether Glatt or not, is accepted as kosher killed.