Readies has a long tradition in Red Bank, serving the greater Central Jersey area. In 1957, the Readies family opened at 18 Monmouth Street as a German Butcher store featuring Fresh Meats, Deli Provisions and European Specialties. As the years passed, the business continued to change with new customers and existing customer requests.
By the early 1990’s, the Readies’ added fresh homemade salads, soups and prepared foods. They also established themselves as a quality caterer serving private parties as well as corporate clients.
In 2001, Jack Readie and his family sold the business to me, Tom Fishkin. At the time, I had over 20 years experience in the food service and catering industry. The next ten years, I continued to operate at the Monmouth Street location while growing the carry out, catering and gift basket business.
In 2011, we moved the store 39 Broad Street. Here we expanded into a larger location which offered seating for over 40.
In the Spring of 2018, we became exclusively a catering company. After years of trying to balance the deli & cafe with an ever growing catering business, we decided we could best serve our customers by dedicating all our time and efforts to corporate and private catered affairs.