Welcome Home Café was a prayer promise spoken to Chef Stephanie back in 2004. After many years of having her own catering company and working for restaurants in Pennsylvania and California, Chef Stephanie put everything on the line and opened Welcome Home Café in the middle of the 2020-2021 pandemic. Knowing the risk, she trusted her faith, hard work and dedication would be enough to make it all happen. With the support of Stephanie’s husband John, family and close friends the doors of Welcome Home Café officially opened May 15, 2021.
Welcome Home Cafe offers guest a casual yet exceptional culinary experience for all-day breakfast and lunch. Our menu is compiled of homestyle favorites along with some new and creative ones. Our food is always made with an abundance of fresh locally sourced ingredients. We pride ourselves in prompt and professional service, as well as clean, comfortable and well-maintained premises for our guests.
At Welcome Home Cafe, our menu is carefully crafted so that a variety of dietary needs can be accommodated. We also have created, some great hand-crafted beverages with quality ingredients to accompany your meal. Don’t forget to ask about our delicious dessert menu.
Stephanie Lee Taylor, a proud Philadelphia native, is a 25-year veteranin the culinary industry and the owner and chef of Welcome Home Café, a new breakfast and lunch eatery specializing in homestyle cuisine with a healthy twist. Welcome Home Café opened May 15, 2021 and is located at 307 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Stephanie’s passion resides in the kitchen. However, her career began in corporate accounting where she honed her organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with speed and accuracy. After realizing she was at her best in the kitchen instead of the cubicle, Stephanie enrolled in The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College where she studied Specialized Culinary Arts and graduated with honors.
After graduation, Stephanie relocated to Los Angeles where she gained a wealth of experience as Food Service Director for a statewide agency while operating her own catering business, (Chef Steph at Your Service). For more than a decade, Chef Steph created culinary delights for various television networks, Hollywood executives and award shows like the Golden Globes, Academy Awards and VH1 Music Awards. Stephanie’s reputation as a go-to caterer in Tinseltown soon surged and caught the attention of the showrunner for “Half & Half” where she became the hit television show’s resident caterer.
While in California, Stephanie developed a devotion to wholesome cooking. Stephanie is well versed in many types of cuisine and loves to educate people on the benefits of eating to live. Upon moving back to her hometown in 2012 Stephanie worked as General Manager at the city’s most popular soul food restaurants Victoria’s Kitchen and Catering for five years, and then Booker’s Restaurant and Bar where she was highlighted on FYI Philly.
Stephanie resides in the East Falls community of Philadelphia with her husband John. When she isn’t cooking, the couple enjoys working out, exploring new restaurants around town, wine- tasting and sports.
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