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The Deli Downtown


In 2003, Bob Catalfano and his daughter Jeanne Catalfano opened The Deli Downtown on Main Street in Cortland, NY.  After a few years, Jeanne took over operations and along with Manager Ryan St. Denis, propelled The Deli Downtown to become a staple in downtown Cortland that is popular among locals and college students. The Deli Downtown is known for its gourmet sandwiches, Award-Winning chili and fun, friendly atmoshphere! 


The Bite Box


With both stores increasingly participating in off-site events, it became apparent that a better way to transport food and equipment was needed. Designed by Jeanne, and built by Bob, The Bite Box is a fully operational mobile kitchen.  The Bite Box  menu includes recipes developed over the years in both stores as well as fun, new creations!  The Bite Box  participates  in all kinds of  public events  and provides catering for private events as well!

In 2010, Jeanne purchased A La Mode Cafe & Catering in Nottingham Plaza, Syracuse, NY.  She decided to merge the contributions of many of the previous owners dating back to the 1960's with her own menu and experience. She decided to put her father back to work and after only a month he completely remodeled the space.  After a crash course in ice cream (due to an adorable petition by local children to keep ice cream on the menu), and an all new menu, A La Mode reopened in August 2010. The store is a favorite among Syracuse University faculty and staff.  If you're lucky, you'll probably catch one of your favorite SU coaches there! 

A La Mode Cafe & Catering


Bob & Jeanne Catalfano

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