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613 Catering

Let us make your next celebration delicious!

613 Catering, the J-owned kosher catering business headed by Chef Bradford Hartman provides nutritious, delicious, VAAD-certified kosher meals, appetizers, and more to the J facilities, local families, parties, events, and more! To make an inquiry about catering an event, please contact Jill Smith at or 314-442-3150.

About Chef Hartman:
Chef Hartman possesses more than 40 years experience in the food industry. A 1985 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, his eclectic culinary background is augmented by time spent in Europe and the Middle East. In the US, Chef Hartman has been a working chef in Vail Colorado, coastal New Jersey, Scottsdale Arizona and New York City where he apprenticed at An American Place under Chef Larry Forgione and Demarco’s restaurant under Chef Jay Trube. He was the executive chef of The Brown Bag in Westchester, New York, catering to the likes of President Reagan, Carl Icahn, and the elite of Greenwich, Connecticut. As an instructor of advanced cuisine at Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Chef Hartman, was instrumental in gaining accreditation for the institution. He sold his business of 14 years, Pumpernickles deli/restaurant/catering in Creve Coeur, Missouri, in 2007, and for over eight years was a Chef/Instructor at L’Ecole Culinaire, teaching the next generation of chefs their trade. In his capacity as Culinary Director of Senior Services Plus, he and his crew of 30 created and distributed 150,000 Meals on Wheels and 250,000 Head Start meals annually in southern Illinois. Chef Hartman acted as Executive Chef of The Muny, St Louis’ famous outdoor summer theater venue for the 2019 season. Most recently, Chef Hartman edits recipes and cookbooks, experiments with the latest food trends especially Vegan and Vegetarian cuisine and is the principal of his own consulting business.


Jill Smith

St. Louis Jewish Community Center
2 Millstone Campus Drive St. Louis, Mo. 63146