We decided to put this frequently asked questions page together so that those of you who have not worked with us in the past can get some quick answers about working with our team.

If there is a question we have not covered, or if you would speak to us about having the Great Performance’s’ team plan and cater your event, contact us.

We look forward to speaking with you.


You can contact our team by filling out the form above, via email at Great Performances, or you can give us a call at (212) 727-2424

Give us a call at (212) 727-2424 so we can learn more about your event and put you in touch with the right person.

To schedule your tasting session, just reach out to your planner. They will handle everything.

If your event is already being planned, simply contact your event planner. If you want Great Performances to plan or cater your event, contact our team via email at Great Performances or give us a call at (212) 727-2424



Great Performances was founded in 1979 and has stood the test of time. Our team believes in impeccable customer service, ethical and sustainable sourcing, and making sure that every event we work on stands up to our values and reputation.

At Great Performances, we pride ourselves in always working to the highest standards in the industry. While the number of events varies by year, we only accept new clients if we can achieve this goal.

We are currently working on a testimonial section. Stay tuned.

Yes, Great Performances works with some of the most prestigious venues in New York City and Greater New York. Great Performances is the exclusive caterer for:

Great Performances also works with some incredible preferred catering venues.



The cost of planning and catering your dependins on the venue, number of attendees, style of service and waitstaff needs, and the menu. Contact our team via email at Great Performances or give us a call at (212) 727-2424 so that we can learn more about your dream wedding and discuss the particulars.sustainable sourcing, and making sure that every event we work on stands up to our values and reputation.

Because every event we cater is unique and the venues we work with are some of the top catered events venues in New York, we do not offer set packages.



Yes, Great Performances prides in having some of New York’s best chefs on staff, including: Mark Russell, Monica Ng, Tim Sullivan, Rob Valencia, and Mike Deuel. You can learn more about our team here.

Yes, Great Performances collaborates with some of the best wine and spirits suppliers for our catered events.

Yes, Great Performances catering offers many options for people with dietary restrictions. This includes gluten-free meals; menus that indicate dishes that contain allergens such as nuts, gluten, or soy. We also offer vegan and vegetarian, paleo and keto menus. Our goal is to make sure that everyone at your event is able to eat and have an incredible time.

Yes, Great Performances is not your usual private events catering company. Our company was founded as a waitress staffing agency with the goal of offering a flexible source of income for women in the arts.

Great Performances plans, staffs and caters events for clients of all sorts and celebrations of all sizes. From small, intimate gatherings to large, elaborate productions, we bring professionalism, skill and care to each client project.

Our range of capabilities includes full-service, catering, beverage service, service staffing, venue selection, design and special event production. We also operate cafés, restaurants, concessions and amenity programs for nonprofit and corporate institutions.



Yes, Great Performances believes in personal attention. As such, you will have a dedicated specialist who will guide you from concept to event.

The lenght of time depends according to the venue, season, number of attendees and services desired. We can give you an estimate for your wedding, just contact our team via email at Great Performances or give us a call at (212) 727-2424 so that we can learn more about your wedding and give you a better idea of how long the planning stage will be.

Great Performances focuses in New York City, the Boroughs, and the Greater New York area. That being said, Great Performances has worked on some incredible events such as the Miami Boat Show, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and we are proud to celebrate 10 years as the official caterer for NYC Wine & Food Festival. For each of these high-profile events, Great Performances worked closely with the clients, planners, sponsors, and chefs, ensuring budget adherence, operational success, and an impeccable guest experience.