FOUNDED IN OCTOBER 2009 BY CHEF BILL BECK, whose distinguished culinary career and lifelong love of good food began nearly 25 years ago in his hometown of Philadelphia, BECK’S CAJUN CAFÉ showcases the cuisine he loves best.
“To me, there's nothing on earth that compares with the panoply of flavors, the rich and distinctive heritage, and incredibly exotic ambiance of New Orleans," Chef Beck explains. “These are the foods that enticed me to pursue my passion for cooking - and I'm pleased to be able to share them with Philly."
A former restaurateur in Center City who earned three “Best of Philly” awards for his expertise in traditional and fusion cuisines at the Pompano Grille, Chef Beck was twice showcased as a guest chef at Manhattan's world-famous James Beard House and on numerous TV shows.
He earned local distinction in the 1990s as owner/operator of Beck's Gourmet and Beck's Catering, serving corporate clients in the Fort Washington and greater Philadelphia business communities. Since 2007, he has operated Taste! Catering, serving distinguished corporate and community clients.
BECK'S CAJUN CAFE is proud to be a part of Philly's historic READING TERMINAL MARKET, providing unique cuisines, crafts and other cultural experiences to the public since 1860. Find us in section C-8!
“Mouth-watering aromas. Produce fresh from the field. Amish specialties. Fresh meats, seafood, and poultry. Unique, hand-made pottery, jewelry and crafts from around the world. The hustle and bustle of a multitude of diverse people. It’s all here in Philadelphia’s historic farmers market, Reading Terminal Market. An exhilarating selection of baked goods, meats, poultry, seafood, produce, flowers, ethnic foods, cookware and eclectic restaurants are peppered throughout the Market. We invite you to explore this unique and extraordinary historic farmers market in Center City Philadelphia.”