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Diane Gordon Catering

328 E. 117th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-289-1230;

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 tzatziki, and five-spice-duck beggar’s purses. Additional services include custom menu design, on-site staffing, and mixology. Prices upon request.

Dish Food & Events

190 N. 14th St., nr. Berry St.; Williamsburg; 347-455-0077;

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 Affairs

125 Fulton St., nr. Nassau St.; 212-991-0078;

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.


178 Atlantic Ave., nr. Clinton St. Brooklyn Heights; 718-624-5777;

hef Melody Ozdenak brings 30 years of experience to her cooking (including a stint catering for Malcolm Forbes’ private plane), and she will even assist with rentals and décor. She’s particularly adept at seasonal veggies; recent wedding menus included tricolor shooters of gazpacho, and filet mignon with red-onion marmalade. Prices start at $65.

Exquisite Food

105 Tuthill Rd., Montauk; 631-827-6000;

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.

Fatty Crew

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 Catering

561 Gates Ave., nr. Tompkins Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant; 718-233-4287;

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 quesadillas. Prices upon request.

Food in Motion

218 Sullivan St., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-766-4400;

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 Performances

304 Hudson Street, nr. Spring St., Ste. 201; 212-727-2424;

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 & Events

462 Broadway, nr. Crosby St., fourth fl.; 646-254-8581;

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.

Le Moulin Event Planning & Fine Catering

40 W. 72nd St., nr. Columbus Ave., Ste. 145A; 914-469-6762;

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 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)

Little Owl Catering

90 Bedford St., at Grove St.; 212-741-4695;

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.

Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events

555 W. 23rd St., nr. 11th Ave.; 212-807-0568;

This mostly organic caterer crafts elegant hors d’oeuvre such as mini lamb burgers on housemade English muffins with feta-and-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)