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Diane Gordon Catering328 E. 117th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-289-1230; dianegordoncatering.com
This former food stylist’s cuisine makes regular use of seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. Noteworthy hors d’oeuvre include butternut-squash-and-ricotta quesadillas, shredded-squash-blossom pancakes with yogurt tzatziki, and five-spice-duck beggar’s purses. Additional services include custom-menu design, on-site staffing, and mixology. Prices upon request.
Dish Food & Events190 N. 14th St., nr. Berry St.; Williamsburg; 347-455-0077; dishfoodnyc.com
Owner Ryan Corvaia goes seasonal and local whenever possible. Highlights from his versatile menus include comfort-style hors d’oeuvre such as fried- chicken-and-waffle-cones with apple-bourbon compote, and savory cheesecake bites with aged Cheddar, leek, and roasted tomato. From $150 per person. (ecofriendly)
Elegant Affairs125 Fulton St., nr. Nassau St.; 212-991-0078; elegantaffairscaterers.com
Andrea Correale’s full-service event-planning and catering company has entertained the likes of Billy Joel, Jimmy Fallon, and Mariah Carey. Executive chef Romeo Auer serves American cuisine with a serious kick: Menu items include entrées such as potato-crusted tilapia Provençale and hors d’oeuvre such as roasted-beet lotus cups with fig-scented Boursin. Prices upon request.
Eventfull.NYC178 Atlantic Ave., nr. Clinton St. Brooklyn Heights; 718-624-5777; eventfullnyc.com
Chef Melody Ozdenak brings 30 years of experience (including a stint catering for Malcolm Forbes’ private plane) to her cooking, and she will even assist with rentals and décor. She’s particularly adept at seasonal veggies; recent wedding menus included tricolor shooters of gazpacho or filet mignon with red-onion marmalade. Prices start at $65.
Exquisite Food105 Tuthill Rd., Montauk; 631-827-6000; hamptonsexquisitefood.com
Montauk-based chef Simon Sheridan attends every wedding he caters, whether it’s in the Hamptons or the city. Typical fare can include starters such as coconut-crusted shrimp with sweet chili dipping sauce and entrées such as steamed lobster tails with drawn butter. From $140 per person.
Southeast Asian cuisine meets good old Texas-style barbecue on this inspired menu. The pairing of traditional smoky ’cue with citrus flavoring, such as a brined and smoked 30-pound whole pig with palm-sugar sauce, is spot-on; and the roasting process makes for a fun, casual feast. Prices upon request. (good value)
Fig and Pig Catering561 Gates Ave., nr. Tompkins Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant; 718-233-4287; figandpigcatering.com
718-233-4287; figandpigcatering.com At her Brooklyn-based catering company, chef Holly Sheppard creates comfort finger foods with a high-end twist: Think baby red potatoes stuffed with chorizo, and hen-of-the-woods mushroom quesa dillas. Prices upon request.foodinmotionevents.com
Known for modern American favorites such as lobster rolls on homemade buns, husband and wife Lloyd Zimet and Michelle Lovelace scour the Union Square Greenmarket for the freshest ingredients. Menu favorites include BLT pasta, mini short-rib burgers, and poached halibut with cockles, bacon, and fingerling potatoes. From $175 to $250 per person, including alcohol. (ecofriendly)
Great Performances304 Hudson Street, nr. Spring St., Ste. 201; 212-727-2424; greatperformances.com
Great Performances often uses produce from its own organic farm in Kinderhook, New York, and offers a 100 Mile Menu, featuring products from within the region. It’s the exclusive caterer for BAM, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Brooklyn Museum. Prices upon request. (ecofriendly)
ICC Catering & Events462 Broadway, nr. Crosby St., fourth fl.; 646-254-8581; internationalculinarycenter.com
The International Culinary Center’s catering arm taps its professional kitchen in Soho to provide full-service catering and event production. From classic sit-down dinners to modern hands-on experiences—such as a beer-and-butchery bachelor party—this boutique caterer marries client customization with culinary inspiration. Prices upon request.lemoulincatering.com
These epicureans, whose home base is about 25 miles outside the city, feed their clients in-season delectables such as bisque of acorn squash and sweet potatoes, pan-roasted tournedos of beef with a Merlot wine sauce, fall root vegetables, and, for dessert, chocolate tarts. Many of the ingredients come from local Hudson Valley farms and wineries. Full service from $155 per person. (ecofriendly)thelittleowlnyc.com
Little Owl feeds entire receptions with favorites from its seasonal, Mediterranean-influenced menu. Highlights include haute comfort food such as gravy meatball sliders and crowd-pleasers like pork chops with Parmesan butter beans and wild dandelion. Prices upon request.marceybrownstein.com
This mostly organic caterer crafts elegant hors d’oeuvre such as mini lamb burgers on housemade English muffins with feta pepper relish and entrées such as petit filet mignon. Much of its produce comes straight from its two-acre garden in the Hudson Valley. The caterer also offers house-infused vodkas. Cocktail menus start at $75 per person; seated dinners at $150. (ecofriendly)
- Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships
71 West 23rd Street, #1611 New York, NY 10010; Tel: 212-696-4076; www.abigailkirsch.com
Memorable weddings and Abigail Kirsch are synonymous. Whether at one of our exclusive venues or a select venue in the tri-state area, our event managers will create a unique celebration that reflects your vision.
- Amali Restaurant
Tel: 212-339-8363; www.AmaliNYC.com
Praised by the New York Times for our wine list and sustainable business practices, Amali restaurant offers private rooms for parties from 20 to 150 guests. One of Eater's 38 Essential New York Restaurants, we have catered events at art galleries, the Freedom Tower and the Hearst Castle in California.
- Creative Concepts NYC
380 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor New York, NY 10168 ; Tel: 646-308-1243 ; www.creativeconceptsnyc.com
A boutique custom catering and event company with fare that is hand-made, fresh and approachable. Our unique team knows that events can be stressful — We're here to make them easy, beautiful and delicious.
- Delish NY Catering
250 W 57th Street, Suite 613 New York, NY ; Tel: 646-620- 4335 ; www.delishny.com
DelishNY Catering provides a wide range of tasteful and creative foods for any event. Our relationships with a multitude of culinary teams allow us to present limitless options for our catering clients. And we pride ourselves in thinking locally— embracing the communities we serve, we allow the local flavor and spirit to shine in everything we do.
- Dish Food & Events
190 North 14th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 ; Tel: 347-455-0077 ; www.dishfoodnyc.com
Dish serves seasonally inspired, elevated comfort food with global influences. Highlights from owner Ryan Corvaia’s versatile menu includes hors d’oeuvres such as fried chicken and waffle cones with apple bourbon compote and mini rock shrimp mac & cheese bites. From $150 per person.
- Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning
247 West 38th Street New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-921-4100 ; marciaselden.com
Marcia Selden Catering has been creating unique events with an accent on extraordinary food, creativity, & highly polished professional service for over 38 years. The award-winning, family run business has a passion for creating dream events with fun, delicious, and interesting cuisine that will wow you and your guests.
- Purslane Catering
333 Clinton Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 ; Tel: 718-701-8344 ; www.purslanecatering.com
Brought to you by the team behind well-loved Rucola restaurant, Purslane Catering brings a farm-to-table ethos and delicious, sustainable and beautifully executed cuisine to all of your special events. Seated dinner from $125 per person.
- Ryan Brown Catering New York
294 Third Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 ; Tel: 718-852-2575 ; www.ryanbrowncatering.com
Executive chef Brown, a French Culinary Institute grad, takes an organic, seasonal, farm-to-table approach, customizing menus to meet the needs of each couple. Highlights include his Pineland Farms beef short rib with horseradish gremolata served with black-truffle mashed potatoes. From $85 per person for a seated four-course dinner. (ecofriendly/good value)
- Sterling Affair
Tel: 212-686-4075 ; sterlingaffair.com
Exquisite food, impeccable service and flawless execution are synonymous with Sterling Affair after 25 years in business. Offering full service catering and event planning at prestigious venues and off-premise sites throughout the tri state region.