We Push the Envelope on Environmentalism and Community Development

From responsible sourcing of ingredients and food waste reduction to recycling and food recovery initiatives, the environmental impact of our actions is found at forefront of our daily decisions and practices.


Katchkie Farm

In 2006, we established Katchkie Farm, becoming the nation’s first caterer to own and operate an organic farm.

Great Performances purchased 60 acres in Kinderhook, NY and transformed the undeveloped parcel into a thriving NOFA-certified organic farm with 9,000 square feet of greenhouses and a Children's Learning Garden.

Katchkie Farm is dedicated to building the connection between city and farm. It serves as inspiration for our local and seasonal dishes, and as a trusted source of produce for our kitchens and 700-member CSA program. Each year, we commit 5% of the annual harvest to anti-hunger organizations throughout the New York Area.

Katchkie Farm is also home to The Sylvia Center, an educational nonprofit founded by our CEO Liz Neumark. Through farm visits and programs, the organization introduces children to the pleasures and benefits of healthy, sustainable food.

Get in Touch


For questions related to the the Katchkie Farm, our CSA program or planning a visit, email

Carina Hayek [contact]
Great Performances

Jon Ronsani
Resident Farmer
Farm Manager


Sourcing Practices

It matters where our food comes from.
We believe in using local, seasonal ingredients to enhance flavors and support sustainable agriculture

Great Performances is the nation’s first caterer to own and operate an organic farm. Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, NY provides a source of produce for our kitchen and CSA program and an inspiration for our seasonal catering and café menus. Whenever possible, we source ingredients for the kitchen from regional farms, artisanal producers and sustainable purveyors. 


Giving Back

partnering with Numerous Mission-aligned organizations, We work Toward a Healthier Environment, Community and Workforce.

Our kitchens and farm donate a portion of all food items to pantries throughout the New York area. Committed to the arts and community, we offer an emerging artists scholarship program, support a variety of hospitality and food issue organizations and educate children about healthy eating through our work with The Sylvia Center.