Find a catering service in New York, NY

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Top 10 catering services in New York, NY

Clients agree: these New York catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Truffles And CO

Truffles And CO

5.0(4)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Arpit S. says, "Great presentation and amazing taste. All items were uniquely presented. Service was top notch and included kitchen cleanup at the end of the event" Read more
Memorable Party

Memorable Party

New on Fash
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Memorable Party is a New York City-based party planning and event planning company specifically focused on ensuring that our clients have everything that they need from start to finish to host the party of their dreams. When it comes to event hosting, we know a thing or two about the must-haves – and we strive to ensure that our clients can cross every last detail off their list. From photographers, videographers, DJs, bartenders, servers, our decor team, tents tables and chairs, security guards, face painting, and much more! We are your premium one stop shop for all your event needs!
Open Palate

Open Palate

4.3(3)
Offers online services
6 hires on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Kenneth S. says, "Chef was great!! Everything was amazing and made the experience so memorable!! Definitely would highly recommend" Read more
Chef Russell Arnold

Chef Russell Arnold

New on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Chef Russell Arnold has trained under Michelin star chefs from around the world. He started as a line cook early in his career. His talent was quickly recognized so he was promoted to eventually lead a tasting menu restaurant as the executive chef at TRP Taste in Florida. Most recently he has been a private chef where he creates custom menus and is responsible for delivering a gourmet experience to clients. He earned his undergraduate degree in culinary arts and hospitality management from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
Cuffy's Kitchen

Cuffy's Kitchen

New on Fash
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I specialize in numerous cuisines such as Italian, American, Indian, West Indian, French, and Southern American. I studied and have graduated from CIA. I’ve worked in various restaurants such as Roberta’s, L’artusi, Egg, etc. I have 15 years of experience in the culinary world and can handle any requests. Thank you for your consideration and have a great day.
Fontenlle's Forte

Fontenlle's Forte

New on Fash
Serves New York, NY
Over the years of working with customers my main goal is for my customer to be satisfied with my work. I have a strong passion for my job and am a hard worker full of very creative ideas and well skilled.
NY Catering Service

NY Catering Service

5.0(1)
14+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Karina R. says, "I know Chef Chris through a mutual friend and recommended him to my boss to cater a big company event. I'm not an event coordinator, but I handled all of the logistics for this particular event, and Chris eased my nerves from start to finish. He was super responsive, organized and proactive with all of the correspondence - even asking questions to make sure I had all of my bases covered (beverages, food storage, etc). We received AMAZING feedback about the food and day-of prep and service and I'm so grateful to him for making this event a success. I highly recommend him." Read more
Noel Purcell

Noel Purcell

5.0Exceptional(12)
4 hires on Fash
Serves New York, NY
Jenny Y. says, "Chef Purcel was open to ideas and worked with me. I gave him free rain and he did not disappoint a wonderful chef with create unique ideas." Read more
El Zason

El Zason

5.0(2)
1 hire on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Abraham T. says, "My New Year’s Eve party was amazing The food omg delicious and very professional service " Read more
Kimchi Taco Truck

Kimchi Taco Truck

New on Fash
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Kimchi Taco Truck is a fast-casual retail concept (launched 2010 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn) serving Korean influenced dishes that is more approachable then your traditional Korean cuisine. The menu is a mash up of various common dishes (Taco, Quesadilla, Bowl, Nacho, Burrito, etc.) using Korean flavors and ingredients to make Korean food more accessible. Years of roaming the streets and satisfying many taste buds, we enjoy seeing the excitment and smiles on every guest as they experience Korean flavors and unique dishes....

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much is catering?

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

What is catering?

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

How far in advance do I need to order catering?

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

What do caterers provide?

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

How long do caterers stay at an event?

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Do you tip caterers?

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

How do I choose a catering company?

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

What questions should I ask caterers?

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for New York catering services

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Navneet A.
Truffles, led by owner Gary Mulchandani, delivered outstanding catering services for our corporate event hosting 200 guests. From exquisite food quality to impeccable presentation and attentive staff, Truffles surpassed expectations. Gary's leadership and the team's professionalism make Truffles the top choice for corporate events. Highly recommended for their excellence and dedication to customer satisfaction.
Truffles and CO
Toni D.
She was very respectable,friendly andcooked delicious meals.
Open Palate
Michael S.
Let me tell you the thing i care about most is the quality of the food im paying for especially during an experience like this. Chef Noel really made me appreciate the private chef/dining experience. He was friendly, honest and most importantly accommodating. The quality of ingredients and the taste quality of the food was possibly the best ive ever had from start to finish. Thank You Chef Noel for making my wifes surprise an unforgettable experience.
Noel Purcell
Ana V.
All was amazing food and service
El Zason
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