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Best NYC Event Caterer | Weddings | Corporate Events | Nonprofit Events | Social Events | Great Performances

Corporate Events

Whether you are planning a meeting, conference, company event or brand activation, we understand the nuances of every request through our longstanding relationships with companies spanning every industry. Companies of all sizes and backgrounds come to us for our professionalism, service and collaboration.

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  • Corporate Reception at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Atrium
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  • Corporate Dinner at Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Corporate Bar
  • Conference at The Plaza
  • Tartine Station
  • Gala at Ellis Island
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  • Company Lunch Family Style
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  • Gala at the The Plaza
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Nonprofit Events

As a nonprofit organization, you are dedicated to serving others; fundraising is the lifeline to support unique and vital programs. We recognize the work you do and stand ready to assist you with your gala, fundraiser, auction, reception or dinner. Since 1979, we have had the privilege of partnering with a wide range of not-for-profit organizations. Local, national and international groups continually turn to us because they know that we make their priorities our own.

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Creating a vibrant and memorable experience for momentous life occasions calls for unparalleled attention to detail and service. Our overriding mission is to reflect the spirit of your occasion from beginning to end. Whether your vision is traditional or redefines tradition, our Event Directors will work closely with you to attend to every detail of your momentous day. Our goal is to bring your dream to life. No request is too big or too small - we've done it all throughout our 35 years of planning weddings. And because of our deep relationships with the most enchanting venues in New York, we ensure the planning process is seamless.

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  • Wedding pan seared fluke with morels spring onion braised cippolini red endive and yogurt
  • Wedding reception tent at caramoor
  • Wedding cheese table
  • Wedding hors doeuvre and table
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  • Wedding dish and cocktail
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  • Wedding bar and champagne bathtub
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  • Wedding table at plaza hotel
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  • Weddign at 620 Loft and Garden
  • Wedding lobster rolls
  • Wedding Table at Bell House

Outdoor Events

The Great Outdoors. Under the stars. In the park. At the zoo. On rooftops and terraces or on a blanket. The joy of being outdoors with the bounty of the season and the unique, untraditional experiences that come with the informality of casual dining. Our farm is at its peak in summer, yielding the most flavorful produce to accompany the sizzle of the grill. Food that tastes as beautiful as it looks. Flavors as exciting as the joy of summertime. We'll help you plan your perfect outdoor event, picnic, barbecue or team-building event. Learn More >

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Special Events

In addition to corporate, nonprofit, weddings and social, and outdoor events, we are thrilled to partake in some of the country's most highly-regarded special events. We have served as the Official Caterer for the New York City Wine and Food Festival, Miami Open, Miami Boat Show, and the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.


Ronnie Davis Productions

Ronnie Davis Productions is the special events division of Great Performances, providing domestic and international event production, strategic consultation, design and management.

With over 35 years of experience as an award-winning producer, Ronnie Davis has created a diverse portfolio of memorable events around the world, from a product launch at the Statue of Liberty for 5,000 guests to an evening in a 600-year-old palace in the heart of Beijing. RDP is retained for their matchless expertise, which allows them to come in at any point of a project as advisers or producers. They can absorb the corporate identity of any client to work seamlessly as an outsourced meetings or special events department.



The Legendary.
The Essential.

Our exclusive relationship with The Plaza ensures that your event will be legendary. Our team at CPS Events is known for their passion, experience and vision. Clients from the nonprofit, corporate, and social worlds continually regard The Plaza as their first choice venue. LEARN MORE >

Wow, wow, wow, wow--you have been absolutely crucial and essential to lifting Planned Parenthood up and raising our event profile. I have never worked with a vendor team that was so damn good at what you do—so resourceful, so calm, and you always had all the answers. You answered questions that I didn't even know I had (and often times before I even knew I had them).

Planned Parenthood of New York City

We are so lucky to have people like you and your wonderful colleagues in our world. You make things work and give us all a sense that there can be perfection in our worlds. That no matter who is running the show, the food will be delicious, the Great Performances team will be delightful and the event will run like clock work.

IBM Global Corporate Events

The team was incredible. They pivoted and worked as hard as anyone I've ever seen. Our gala went off without a single hitch and it is because they made it possible.

City Parks Foundation

It was your personal attention and commitment that accounted for the wonderful evening we had in the midst of a beautiful décor, most cordial hospitality and proficient service that all our guests received. You and your staff added to the success of the event, which thrilled all present with your gourmet cuisine, personal attention and elegant ambiance. I wish you and your team success in your efforts and giving it the high profile that is deserves so rightly.

Republic of Kazakhstan
Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Your incredible catering and event staff provided boutique-level attention, not only to me, but to my committee, my colleagues, and my guests. With regard to the food…you and your chef went above and beyond. Simply put, you’re an amazing team.

Columbia University Medical Center

I am always amazed by your talent and innate understanding of how to seamlessly put together nights to remember.

Ballet Hispanico

The food was delicious and the presentation was stunning! We received nothing but positive feedback last night…from guests, many of them commenting how wonderful the catering was! Of course we let everyone know it was Great Performances.


Thank you for being one of the Mayor’s Office of Special Projects and Community Events’ greatest and most committed partners. It is always such a pleasure working with you.

Mayor’s Office of Special Projects and Community Events
New York City

Thank you for being a team that I can completely rely on to deliver when the chips are down. We really needed to deliver a perfect “second half” tonight and you were right there with me. I am not surprised, but it is always nice to find yourself surrounded by true professionals.

Apotheosis Events

What a night it was for Riverside Park Conservancy last night! And then there was your food...inventive, delicious, beautifully presented and impeccably served. Thank you for your impeccable catering of this event — PERFECT in every way. Our hats are off to the GP staff!

Riverside Park Conservancy

The food last night was absolutely delicious and so beautifully presented. We've been receiving rave reviews about it from our guests, who year on year love the Great Performances experience.

Ubuntu Education Fund

Great Performances is exactly that ---Great. In fact, it is fabulous. Our wedding celebration was flawless, and our guests still rave about the elegance of the setting, the Michelin star quality food and the attentiveness of the staff. I recommend Great Performances without any reservations.

I can't thank you enough for the perfection of that party. The beauty of the setting, the food, your gracious professionalism and attention to detail—it was just sublime. Your wisdom and advice was never out of keeping with who we are as people. How do you understand your clients so well?


I just wanted to say thank you again for helping put together my absolute dream wedding. Everything was so beyond perfect and there was absolutely nothing I would've changed. There were definitely moments where I couldn't imagine how it would all come together, but you just went above and beyond.


How can we ever express our gratitude to the Great Performances team for helping us create the most magical wedding. Every detail was handled with extreme care and professionalism, so that on the day of our wedding it all came together better than we could have hoped. Our guests were so impressed with the delicious food and great service! Highly highly recommend!!


We were blown away by the wedding; everything exceeded even our lofty expectations. The food was so good it's ridiculous.

Benjamin and Elizabeth

GP was perfect from start to finish. The food was scrumptious, beautiful, and creative. I unequivocally give GP 5 stars and recommend it to every bride!