Morrell Caterers

L.I. Synagogue, Catererb Reach Settlement

Morrell Caterers and Woodbury Jewish Center will drop all claims in long-running dispute.

06/25/2013
Staff Writer
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Morrell Caterers, which was accused by former employees of numerous kosher law violations, has signed a settlement with the Woodbury (L.I.) Jewish Center that calls for it to end its business there Aug. 31 and for both sides to drop all claims against one another.

The banquet hall at the Woodbury Jewish Center. Photo courtesy Morrell Caterers

L.I. Shul Moves to Evict Caterer

05/01/2012
Staff Writer

The Woodbury Jewish Center filed court papers Monday to begin eviction proceedings against Morrell Caterers after a judge vacated a temporary restraining order Morrell had obtained in March.

Long Island Kosher Scandal Stuffs Dockets

Accused caterer files defamation suit against synagogue after it gives him the boot; meanwhile, Nassau County investigates fraud charges.

02/28/2012
Staff Writer

In the latest wrinkle involving Morrell Caterers, the Long Island kosher caterer accused of violating kosher laws, Morrell filed a $10 million defamation suit against the rabbi of the Conservative synagogue in which it operates after the rabbi recommended terminating its contract because of a “loss of trust in Mr. Morrell’s integrity.”

The ballroom of the Woodbury Jewish Center.

Nassau DA To Probe L.I. Kosher Caterer

It’s a kosher consumer’s worst nightmare: charges that pork, shrimp were prepared in temple kitchen.

02/14/2012
Staff Writer

The office of Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that Morrell Caterers of Woodbury, L.I., prepared shrimp, lobster, pork and other non-kosher food in the same kitchen in which kosher food was prepared.

And the three Nassau synagogues at which Morrell is the caterer have been deluged with calls from frantic congregants who have booked upcoming affairs with Morrell.

Both Thomas Cataldo, Morrell’s former general manager, left, and Michael Savitsky, its former executive chef.
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