Pinnacle Catering: A New Brunch Experience in North Jersey

In the backstreets of Lodi, NJ, you’ll find Pinnacle Catering, an exquisite Black-owned banquet hall, known for hosting elegant weddings, lavish birthday parties, intimate baby and bridal showers, fundraisers, and school reunions. However, Pinnacle Catering is much more than a premier event venue; it recently ventured into offering an all-you-can-eat brunch experience, making it the new hot spot for Sunday brunches.

Since 2017, this family-run business, fueled by a passion for good food and delivering top-notch service, set out to create a space for special moments. Over time, the business became a waitlist-worthy destination.

Moving Forward

And as many businesses experienced, the pandemic added some bumps in Pinnacle’s road, which they continue to make their way back from. “We’re still standing strong and are excited for the future,” said Jayson Shaw, the bar and floor manager. 

With shaking things up on the brain, the team at Pinnacle Catering was determined to shake things up this year. From brainstorming sessions among the group, Shaw and Joe Henley (the director of decor and events) sprouted an exciting idea: brunch. They wondered What can we do differently? And brunch was the answer.

Pinnacle Catering, Lodi, New Jersey, Jersey Bites, Sunday brunch

From bottomless mimosas to all you can eat, the Pinnacle Catering brunch experience has it covered. It’s an ideal place to meet up with friends or to plan on for a family brunch on Mother’s Day. And with Southern, Italian, Caribbean, American, and Latin cuisines, there’s something for everyone. 

My Visit

The buffet includes a lineup of fresh entrees, an omelet station, and my favorite, a waffle station with real, hot honey. And as if that wasn’t enough, I also found fresh-out-of-the-oven hot biscuits with butter. 

Pinnacle Catering, Lodi, New Jersey, Jersey Bites, Sunday brunch

The crowd’s favorites? Grits, ribs, and chicken and waffles. I absolutely loved the sweet yams! To add a little twist to my brunch, I tried the rum punch and the sangria. (Hot tip: Be sure to ask for their special mix of red and white sangria for double the fruitiness.) I tried the mix for the first time and was shocked other places have not jumped on the white-and-red sangria mix train. iIt is genius.  

Pinnacle Catering, Lodi, New Jersey, Jersey Bites, Sunday brunch

Next time you find yourself thinking banquet halls are just for events, think again. Pinnacle Catering is open for brunch every Sunday.

Pinnacle Catering
118 Arnot Street
Lodi, NJ