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Exquisite cuisine, masterful events


Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Event Planing

& Catering Pricing

  • How much does Great Performances catering cost?

    The cost of planning and catering your event depends on a number of variables, including the venue, number of attendees, style of service, the menu, and more. Contact our team via email at Great Performances or call (212) 727-2424 to discuss the details of your event and for specific pricing.

  • Does Great Performances offer set catering packages for events?

    Every event catered by Great Performances is custom and unique. We offer catering packages at select locations. Contact our team via email at Great Performances or call (212) 727-2424 to discuss the details of your event and explore our catering options.

  • How long does it take to plan a wedding with Great Performances catering?

    Planning time depends on factors including the venue, season, number of attendees, and services desired. For an accurate estimate, please contact the Great Performances team via email at Great Performances or call (212) 727-2424.


& Beverage

  • Does Great Performances have in-house chefs?

    Yes, Great Performances takes pride in having some of New York’s best chefs on staff. Learn more about our team here.

  • Can Great Performances serve alcohol during events?

    Yes, Great Performances collaborates with some of the best wine and spirits suppliers for service at catered events. We also can provide bar set-ups and service staffing in addition to beverage service at your event.

  • Does Great Performances offer options for ethnic, halal, gluten-free, and organic diets?

    Yes, Great Performances catering offers a wide variety of options to accommodate any dietary restriction.This includes gluten-free meals, and vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and keto menus. We also indicate on our menus any dish that contains allergies such as nuts, gluten, or soy.

  • Is full service included with catered meals?

    Great Performances plans, staffs and caters events of all sizes. Our range of capabilities includes full-service event planning, curated catering, beverage service, event staffing, venue selection, design and special event production.

How to contact

Great Performances

  • I'm planning an event soon, how do I contact Great Performances?

    You can contact our team by filling out this form, via email at Great Performances, or by calling (212) 727-2424.

  • Will we have a dedicated event specialist from Great Performances?

    Great Performances believes in personal attention. A dedicated specialist will be assigned to guide you from concept to event.

  • I have questions about my event, who should I contact?

    For any questions regarding your event with Great Performances, including scheduling a tasting session, please reach out to your event planner or contact us via email at Great Performances, or by calling (212) 727-2424.


& References

  • What is the Great Performances story?

    Great Performances has stood as a cultural and culinary vanguard in the world since 1980. With a legacy spanning over 40 years, we remain dedicated to delivering unmatched excellence, passion, and precision, consistently redefining industry standards. Learn more about the Great Performances story here.

  • Where can I find references from your past events?

    You can see examples of our events on our blog. To learn more about our clients and events, please contact us directly.

  • Does Great Performances have partner venues?

    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:

    • The Apollo Theater
    • Asia Society
    • Brooklyn Academy of Music
    • The Brooklyn Museum
    • Caramoor
    • Jazz at Lincoln Center
    • The Plaza Hotel
    • Wave Hill
    • Wollman Rink

    Great Performances is also the preferred caterer at incredible venues across the Greater New York City area. Browse our venues here.



  • Does Great Performances cater events throughout the United States?

    Great Performances provides services to New York City, the Five Boroughs, and the Greater New York area. Great Performances has worked on some incredible national 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 more information on services for high-profile events, please contact us via email at Great Performances, or by calling (212) 727-2424.

  • Does Great Performances provide emergency food services?

    Great Performances is always prepared to transform our operations to feeding those most in need. Over the last 40 years, Great Performances has provided emergency services to those most in need during times of crisis in New York City