By Great Performances

On June 7, 2023,  Hot Bread Kitchen celebrated 15 years of Investing in Breadwinners at their Fête for 15 at The Altman Building in New York City. We were delighted to be their catering partner, and Gary Bedigan, Senior Event Director, and Kevin Jaeger, Event Producer, worked closely with the Hot Bread Kitchen team and the guest chefs to ensure the event went smoothly and that the food and service were beyond par. This included coordinating with dozens of chefs and our culinary team to create a feast for 300 guests including a VIP tasting experience featuring David Waltuck of Chanterelle; Regina Onal of Oohlam; Camari Mick and Mary Attea of The Musket Room and Rafs New York; and Chef Jae of KJUN.

Honoring longtime Hot Bread Kitchen Board Chair Diana Taylor and partners King Arthur Baking Company, the Fête for 15 Breadwinners Benefit gave guests a taste of the diverse flavors and talents of our city–and of Hot Bread Kitchen’s impact on our community and beyond. 

During this evening of community and culinary magic hosted by Gail Simmons, they gave a toast to the collaboration, dedication, and growth that have helped hundreds of women and people of color launch culinary careers and achieve economic mobility over the past 15 years.

Check out the photo gallery and menu below.

Photo credit Eric Vitale Photography



Mar Biscuits, Hav & Mar
with teff and honey. Vegetarian.

Blue Cornbread, Hav & Mar
with togarashi and blue mas
a. Vegetarian

Hot Bread Kitchen Challah Roll


Jerk Chicken Taco, 2 Girls & A Cookshop
Hot Bread Kitchen Breadwinner
Contains nuts. Vegetarian taco available on request.


Sofrito Roasted Chicken, Tatiana by Chef Kwame
Sazón Tomato Stew, Gordal & Castelvetrano Olives, Tarragon
Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Braised Oxtails, Tatiana by Chef Kwame
Thumbelina Carrot, Chayote Squash
Gluten Free

Hot Bread Kitchen Breadwinner


Plantain, Green Pepper & Arugula Salad, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
Vegan, Gluten Free

Taro & Sweet Potato Curry, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
Contains nuts. Vegan, Gluten Free

Pan Fried Okra, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
Vegan, Gluten Free

Rice & Peas, Tatiana by Chef Kwame
Contains nuts. Vegetarian


Comtesse de Malet Roquefort Bordeaux Blanc 2020
Comtesse de Malet Roquefort Bordeaux Rouge 2019


Pizzette Tomato, Ci Siamo
Calabrian Chili

Vegetable Lumpiang, OohlamNY

Shrimp Lumpiang, Oohlam NY

Beef Sudanese Sambuxas, Sambuxa NYC

Feta Dill Sudanese Sambuxas, Sambuxa NYC

Carrot Tartar
Parsley, Horseradish, Capers, Dijon, Onyx Crisp

Tuna in a Birds Nest
Tuna, Wasabi Sesame Yuzu Vinaigrette, Wasabi Tobiko, Micro Shiso

Green Chickpea Pani Puri
Mint, Candied Cumin Seeds



Spiced Walnut Baklava, BiBi’s Bakery

Vegan Coconut Almond Baklava, BiBi’s Bakery

Chocolate Barbary Cookies, BiBi’s Bakery

Jeweled Tea Cookies, BiBi’s Bakery

Tricolore Sundae, Mel’s Pizzeria

Petit Four, Natasha Pickowicz

Photo credit Eric Vitale


A touch of HISTORY when you say your vows. Find the perfect historic venue for your wedding.

Fancy getting wed in a history location? Make history where there is history by celebrating your special day in a historic venue. We have put together a list of the top historic wedding venues in New York to make it easier for your dreams to become a reality. Check out what we consider to be the top rooftop wedding venues in New York.

Great Performances is the official caterer for The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan and can help you plan your catered event there.

This New York City landmark is a century-old historic venue to host your wedding. Since its construction in 1907, this fabled national landmark has hosted some of the most extraordinary New York City galas and events.

Famed as the world’s largest Gothic cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s powerful architecture and historical importance make it an impressive historic venue for your wedding.

Part palace, part industrial shed, the Armory is dedicated to the development and presentation of work in the performing and visual arts best realized in a non-traditional setting. It has different spaces that can cater to your wedding’s size and requirements.

The 17,500-square-foot space features a main hall with a 70-foot ceiling and stained glass skylight that will definitely makes any wedding held here extra magical.

The Altman Building is a historic landmark in the heart of Chelsea and is a raw space waiting to be dolled up with your dream wedding motif.

From its modern glass and steel pavilion to the grandeur of the Beaux-Arts Court designed by McKim, Mead and White, the Brooklyn Museum is an ideal venue for the wedding of the ultimate art lover.

The Brooklyn Museum offers three space options that can accommodate medium to large size weddings.

Harold Pratt House was constructed in 1919 as one of New York‘s grand Park Avenue mansions. It can host intimate weddings with different space requirements.

The house features a marble stairway connecting a variety of beautiful spaces including a Library, Reception, Drawing, Sitting and Ballroom. All feature cathedral ceilings, fireplaces and original chandeliers.

The Hammerstein is an incredible venue for special events such as wedding. The 12,000 square feet ballroom, it can accommodate large groups for weddings and receptions.

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