Kurt’s Bio & How The Croc Came To Be

At the tender age of two years, Kurt Linneman began cooking at his mother’s side. His first words spoken to his grandmother were; “These chicken livers are delicious.”

Kurt’s first culinary obsession was regional American barbeque and during high school he could often be seen tending the Weber grill outside the family house in Valley Forge.

During college, Kurt worked at several different restaurants and discovered he loved the restaurant business. So on 8/8/88, Kurt opened Crocodile Cafe & Catering in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Crocodile started out small, but quickly became the largest catering company of it’s kind in the western Philadelphia suburbs specializing in super-fresh food and on-time delivery. And Kurt began to read about food from different countries. He became a huge fan of ethnic street food and dreamed of foreign lands.

Tantalized by the new and vibrant flavors, he began to travel all over the globe to see how all these different foods were prepared in their native homelands.

Today, Crocodile features food from all around the world- regional American, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, African, French, South American and more! Look for some new Jamaican recipes coming up shortly, Kurt and seven Crocodile staff members recently took a chef’s field trip to Jamaica!

Crocodile loves to share ideas and teachings with the community. We offer an open invitation to tour our kitchen with five days notice on Mondays and Fridays. Chef Trainee positions are frequently available for qualified applicants. Internships are also occasionally available for qualified students.