Great Performances

Non-Profit Catering

Overview

From galas, fundraisers, and auctions to receptions and dinners, nonprofit organizations have relied on us to deliver customized event solutions, enabling them to focus on their guests and delivering their message.

We’ve had the privilege of partnering with a wide range of not-for-profit organizations at the local, national, and global levels, who rely on us because they know that we make their priorities our own.

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Auditorium
Coat Check
Cultural Institution
Ecclectic
Garden
Grand
Historic
Iconic
In-House AV-Tech
Industrial
Meeting Space
Museum
Natural Light
Outdoor Space
Parking Lot
Raw Space
Rooftop
Wheelchair Accessible
Classic
Stunning Views
Modern
National Register of Historic Places
Valet Services

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Sample Area

500

Whether 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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Non-Profit Catering solutions

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Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance do I need to engage Great Performances to cater my non-profit event?

Lead time for events varies depending on a variety of considerations including location, venue, size, and scope. For non-profit, we prefer at least two weeks' notice, but we are able to accommodate more urgent requests.

What non-profit organizations has Great Performances worked with in the past?

Great Performances has worked with a variety of non-profit organizations including the Alzheimer's Association, City Parks Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Creative Art Works, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Sylvia Center, and more.

Who do I contact if I am interested in working with Great Performances for my non-profit event?

To begin discussing your non-profit event, call 212.727.2424 or email celebratefood@greatperformances.com. Or you can complete the form here.

If we are able to secure something such as a wine donation, is Great Performances flexible to working with this type of thing?

Great Performances provides full catering services, including all food, beverage, and staffing services. For 501-c3 non-profits, we are happy to work with donated items including food, wine, and alcohol.

What types of non-profit events and fundraisers has your team coordinated?

Great Performances has catered a wide variety of non-profit events and fundraisers including luncheons, seated dinners, galas, and festivals.

Can Great Performances Catering create menus that are geared towards dietary restrictions for our non-profit event?

We believe every guest, regardless of their dietary preferences, should have food choices that are innovative, delicious, and exciting. For example, our vegetarian dishes, many of which are also vegan, exclude the most common allergens, making them an excellent option for a wide variety of guests. We also have partners that can help provide specialized meals including halal and kosher meals.

Can Great Performances help in planning our non-profit event?

Great Performances' team of chefs, managers, and event planners collaborate to ensure that every Great Performances production comes off with seamless grace, careful execution, and effortless style.

Does Great Performances offer discounts to non-profits? If so, what is required to activate the discount?

Great Performances works with all organizations to meet their budget goals and can offer additional considerations for 501 c3 non-profits.

Does Great Performances include items such as furniture, plates, and decorations?

Our proposals will include food, beverage, staffing, and equipment rental charges. Equipment rentals include furniture, plates, and decorations and are delivered by a third party vendor who we manage on your behalf. Our event team can help guide rental selections to fit your theme and event. Additionally, we have an in-house design team that can help provide event design including floral arrangements, tablescapes, custom service equipment, and more at an additional fee.

Does Great Performances provide only the food, or do you full-service catering for non-profits? If so, can you break out what this includes?

Our proposals will include food, beverage, staffing, and equipment rental charges. Equipment rentals include furniture, plates, and decorations and are delivered by a third party vendor who we manage on your behalf. Our event team can help guide rental selections to fit your theme and event. Additionally, we have an in-house design team that can provide custom event design including floral arrangements, tablescapes, custom service equipment, and more at an additional fee.

What is done with leftover meals from events such as a non-profit gala?

At Great Performances, we consider our global impact at every stage of the process, from ideating and creating dishes and menus through even services and waste reduction programs. We believe in the full utilization of ingredients, ensuring every part of the plant or animal is used in a delicious dish. At events and our production facilities, we have comprehensive waste/disposable programs that include recycling, composting, material repurposing, and surplus food recovery programs directed for immediate use by shelters and places in need.
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