About Great Performances
Founded in 1980 as an event waitress service for women in the arts who wanted a flexible way to supplement their income, GP has grown into one of the country’s leading catering and events companies In addition to working with partners like the Plaza Hotel, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Museum, the Apollo Theater, and Wave Hill, Great Performances promotes sustainable food practices through its organic farm in Upstate New York and offers emerging artist scholarships to service staff.
In 2019, Great Performances moved to The Bronx. Six months later, Covid-19 hit New York and the entire city shut down. GP transformed its kitchens, almost overnight, to begin providing meals for those most in need: senior citizens, the food insecure, and hospital and healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic.
As New York is reopening, Great Performances opened the doors to its new kitchens in Mott Haven where it creates delicious food for a wide variety of events. Click here to see some sample menus.
GP is actively looking for new people to join their team. If you’re looking or know someone who is, check out our most recent listings or contact HR.
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The Dish Blog
We’ve partnered with Embrace to celebrate wellness and community this year. For February, we’re giving Potatoes a twist with Kelewele spices.
We’ve partnered with Embrace to celebrate wellness and community this year. For January, we’re warming things up with Hot Spices and Seasonings.
On Tuesday, December 12th, we unveiled the winners of our 2023 Artist Fellowship Awards at a ceremony held at our own Mae Mae Café and Plant Shop.