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Real Food Catering

New York , NY
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55 Great Jones Street , 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012 US (map)

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212-475-6623

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ABOUT US

Real Food Catering is elegant, personalized, and tasteful. We create memorable events through customized menus and exceptional service. Our approach of using high-quality, local... Read more
Real Food Catering is elegant, personalized, and tasteful. We create memorable events through customized menus and exceptional service. Our approach of using high-quality, local ingredients, innovative recipes, and quality foods is designed to ensure you and your guests an event to remember.

We've been featured in New York Wedding Magazine, The Knot, and are one of the highest rated user reviewed caterers on several wedding blogs including The Knot, Wedding Wire, Indie Brides, and Wedding Bee. In fifteen years we haven't spent a dollar on advertising. We've built our business and reputation on our food and service. All of our clients have come to us through referrals and word-of-mouth.

We have been the preferred caterer at some of the most recognized event spaces in Manhattan including The Angel Orensanz, The Foundry, The Metropolitan, Midtown Loft & Terrace, Studio 450, The Tobacco Warehouse and several others.

With a personalized touch our creative team can craft gourmet dinners for 10 to 300, a specialty designed buffet for 200, small cocktail parties, corporate functions, or seated dinner wedding. Real Food Catering is committed to personalizing an event to fit your needs.

CONTACT US:
Real Food Catering is headquartered at 55 Great Jones Street, NY, NY 10012. For more information, please visit us at www.realfoodcatering.net or call us at 212.475.6623. We are looking forward to being a part of your celebration. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, British, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to book Real Food Catering for our wedding. It was definitely the right choice!!!! Yen & Gary are a DREAM TEAM.

-Food: 100% excellent. They were able to accommodate the menu we wanted, with a hint of Asian flavors. Both the hors d'oeuvres and our buffet style dinner were a huge hit!!! Seriously, everything was amazing. They even surprised guests with warm chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven. We worked through the menu a few times & went to their fun tasting event.
-Organization: With Real Food, you get way more than you pay for. Our venue was basically a blank slate, so Yen & Gary helped with everything from the floor plan to the chair rentals, and even the flow of the day's schedule.
-Personality: Yen and Gary are the best!!! Gary was our day-of coordinator and our wedding would not have been the same without him. He was so calm and sweet and really felt like part of our wedding. Yen was also at the wedding working her magic.
-Experience: These guys are PROS and know exactly what to do. They know how to make the right decisions on the spot that relieve any day-of anxiety. They work through things you don't have time to think of during the wedding (eg. dimming the light rentals during dancing, switching out runners that don't look perfect)

Seriously -- the food itself is already amazing for a catering service, but you get so much more w/ these guys.

To any bride & groom out there looking for an amazing experience, hire Real Food Catering. They are phenomenal!!! And worth every single penny. You will not regret it.
We were lucky enough to book Real Food Catering for our wedding. It was definitely the right choice!!!! Yen & Gary are a Read more...
We were lucky enough to book Real Food Catering for our wedding. It was definitely the right choice!!!! Yen & Gary are a DREAM TEAM.

-Food: 100% excellent. They were able to accommodate the menu we wanted, with a hint of Asian flavors. Both the hors d'oeuvres and our buffet style dinner were a huge hit!!! Seriously, everything was amazing. They even surprised guests with warm chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven. We worked through the menu a few times & went to their fun tasting event.
-Organization: With Real Food, you get way more than you pay for. Our venue was basically a blank slate, so Yen & Gary helped with everything from the floor plan to the chair rentals, and even the flow of the day's schedule.
-Personality: Yen and Gary are the best!!! Gary was our day-of coordinator and our wedding would not have been the same without him. He was so calm and sweet and really felt like part of our wedding. Yen was also at the wedding working her magic.
-Experience: These guys are PROS and know exactly what to do. They know how to make the right decisions on the spot that relieve any day-of anxiety. They work through things you don't have time to think of during the wedding (eg. dimming the light rentals during dancing, switching out runners that don't look perfect)

Seriously -- the food itself is already amazing for a catering service, but you get so much more w/ these guys.

To any bride & groom out there looking for an amazing experience, hire Real Food Catering. They are phenomenal!!! And worth every single penny. You will not regret it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I could not imagine our wedding to be as beautiful (and tasty) as it was without Real Food Catering. Gary & Yen are kind, funny, professional, and responsive. We knew they were going to be our caterers from our very first meeting. Our tasting at The Foundry truly solidified our decision as we dined like kings on their delicious cuisine.

On our wedding day, they made sure our VIP and allergy-prone guests were well taken care of. We could have not received more compliments on the passed hor d'oeuvres, entrees, and amazing staff.

Additionally, they went above & beyond to make sure any worry we had was mitigated. Gary, true to his word, emailed me with pictures he had personally taken of events at our wedding that I thought may not be documented because of all the kerfuffle.

I would recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer. 5 stars from start to end.
I could not imagine our wedding to be as beautiful (and tasty) as it was without Real Food Catering. Gary & Yen are kind, Read more...
I could not imagine our wedding to be as beautiful (and tasty) as it was without Real Food Catering. Gary & Yen are kind, funny, professional, and responsive. We knew they were going to be our caterers from our very first meeting. Our tasting at The Foundry truly solidified our decision as we dined like kings on their delicious cuisine.

On our wedding day, they made sure our VIP and allergy-prone guests were well taken care of. We could have not received more compliments on the passed hor d'oeuvres, entrees, and amazing staff.

Additionally, they went above & beyond to make sure any worry we had was mitigated. Gary, true to his word, emailed me with pictures he had personally taken of events at our wedding that I thought may not be documented because of all the kerfuffle.

I would recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer. 5 stars from start to end. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If you like great food, elegant presentation, and extremely reasonable prices, then Real Food is the right caterer for you! From the tastings, to menu planning, to execution on the day of our wedding, Yen and Gary were flawless. Yen and Gary were so easy to work with, remaining incredibly flexible even when we kept changing the menu and guess list three days before the wedding. In addition to getting compliments from so many guests about how delicious all of the food was, people went so far as to remark how friendly and gracious all of their serving staff were as well. And finally, when planning a wedding that requires bringing in all of your own outside vendors, it is key to be able to rely on them that day so you can relax and enjoy your party. Yen and Gary were in constant communication with the photographer and the band, making sure that everything went as smoothly as possible. We are so thankful to have worked with them on this amazing day!
If you like great food, elegant presentation, and extremely reasonable prices, then Real Food is the right caterer for Read more...
If you like great food, elegant presentation, and extremely reasonable prices, then Real Food is the right caterer for you! From the tastings, to menu planning, to execution on the day of our wedding, Yen and Gary were flawless. Yen and Gary were so easy to work with, remaining incredibly flexible even when we kept changing the menu and guess list three days before the wedding. In addition to getting compliments from so many guests about how delicious all of the food was, people went so far as to remark how friendly and gracious all of their serving staff were as well. And finally, when planning a wedding that requires bringing in all of your own outside vendors, it is key to be able to rely on them that day so you can relax and enjoy your party. Yen and Gary were in constant communication with the photographer and the band, making sure that everything went as smoothly as possible. We are so thankful to have worked with them on this amazing day! Read less
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Daeng
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Yen & Gary are absolutely AMAZING!!! We ran into Yen as we were touring our venue. I think she was God sent. Right from our first meet, I knew I had to hire her. We only had a brief conversation with Yen because she was getting ready to prep for an event. She instantly made me feel at ease and knew exactly what she was talking about. We had yet to hire her and she was already giving us advice.

We scheduled to meet Yen to go over details about what we were looking for on our special day. Upon our arrival to her office, we met Gary. Talk about a dynamic duo. Yen and Gary were both very professional but at the same time made you feel like they were your friends (that you've known for years). They suggested other vendors they work with which we all used and are so happy with.

Wedding planning is just STRESSFUL. Having Yen & Gary as my caterers was one less stress I didn't have to worry about. They assured us all will be PERFECT and it def. was.

Just watch out for Yen, she is a little firecracker and Gary is just the sweetest. Not only is the service excellent but the food was YUMMMMMMMY! Our guests are still raving about it. I highly recommend REAL FOOD.


Best,
Daeng & Justin
Yen & Gary are absolutely AMAZING!!! We ran into Yen as we were touring our venue. I think she was God sent. Right from Read more...
Yen & Gary are absolutely AMAZING!!! We ran into Yen as we were touring our venue. I think she was God sent. Right from our first meet, I knew I had to hire her. We only had a brief conversation with Yen because she was getting ready to prep for an event. She instantly made me feel at ease and knew exactly what she was talking about. We had yet to hire her and she was already giving us advice.

We scheduled to meet Yen to go over details about what we were looking for on our special day. Upon our arrival to her office, we met Gary. Talk about a dynamic duo. Yen and Gary were both very professional but at the same time made you feel like they were your friends (that you've known for years). They suggested other vendors they work with which we all used and are so happy with.

Wedding planning is just STRESSFUL. Having Yen & Gary as my caterers was one less stress I didn't have to worry about. They assured us all will be PERFECT and it def. was.

Just watch out for Yen, she is a little firecracker and Gary is just the sweetest. Not only is the service excellent but the food was YUMMMMMMMY! Our guests are still raving about it. I highly recommend REAL FOOD.


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Daeng & Justin Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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jeff
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't often write reviews, but our experience with Real Food was so excellent that it was 5 star review-worthy.
Yen and Gary were extremely professional in a way that instilled full confidence, but not overbearing. They are unflappable, casual enough to keep the whole thing enjoyable for both of us. They worked with us through the planning process to insure that the final product matched the vision and the feeling that we had. They helped us to think through all the details leading up to the event. On the evening, Gary made sure that the whole even ran smoothly so we could just enjoy being there and not worry about anything else. Beyond that, the food was excellent! The only different part of working with them was having to narrow down our menu because there were so many great options to choose from.
We would and have recommended Real Food to all our friends getting married around New York. They were a key to making our wedding night into the once-in-a-lifetime event that it felt like.
I don't often write reviews, but our experience with Real Food was so excellent that it was 5 star review-worthy.
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I don't often write reviews, but our experience with Real Food was so excellent that it was 5 star review-worthy.
Yen and Gary were extremely professional in a way that instilled full confidence, but not overbearing. They are unflappable, casual enough to keep the whole thing enjoyable for both of us. They worked with us through the planning process to insure that the final product matched the vision and the feeling that we had. They helped us to think through all the details leading up to the event. On the evening, Gary made sure that the whole even ran smoothly so we could just enjoy being there and not worry about anything else. Beyond that, the food was excellent! The only different part of working with them was having to narrow down our menu because there were so many great options to choose from.
We would and have recommended Real Food to all our friends getting married around New York. They were a key to making our wedding night into the once-in-a-lifetime event that it felt like. Read less
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sheree
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
What an INCREDIBLE wedding evening thanks so much to the fabulous caterer Joe and his crew. Everyone was such a pleasure to work with as our daughter and her husband made all the arrangements. From appetizers to our dinner, everyone said the food was FABULOUS! The menu was Perfect and the memories are incredible. Thank you so so much! You guys are HIGHLY recommended . We are used to the best food living in New Orleans and this was THE BEST of THE BEST!
What an INCREDIBLE wedding evening thanks so much to the fabulous caterer Joe and his crew. Everyone was such a pleasure Read more...
What an INCREDIBLE wedding evening thanks so much to the fabulous caterer Joe and his crew. Everyone was such a pleasure to work with as our daughter and her husband made all the arrangements. From appetizers to our dinner, everyone said the food was FABULOUS! The menu was Perfect and the memories are incredible. Thank you so so much! You guys are HIGHLY recommended . We are used to the best food living in New Orleans and this was THE BEST of THE BEST! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
This review is long overdue.... Real Food Catering provides more than just the delicious food for your wedding day.
We got married at a venue in Brooklyn where you basically need to bring in everything- the food, the linens, the table & serve ware, and even some furniture. It all seemed so overwhelming, but upon meeting with Yen & Gary for our intro consult I just knew these were the people that would get the entire job done and do it well. We were sold on them... we just needed to taste their food. Yen & Gary like to do their tastings several hours before an actual event they are catering- at that event space. My husband & I and about 5 other couples were seated at a table and presented food to taste which was a combination of the dishes preselected by all the couples at the table. We were able to taste so much delicious food and see it presented in the setting of an event. We tweaked our menu a bit after the tasting (added some of the dishes other couples had chosen) and never looked back.
Yen & Gary were always available to take the many calls and emails from me and the moms to answer questions we had regarding the "flow" menu. We had a cocktail style reception and just couldn't grasp the flow concept.
Gary was the day of coordinator for our wedding day. He was perfection- the calm to my crazy. He kept us fed and hydrated at all times. They dealt with all the other vendors, deliveries and all the moving parts that go into making the night run smoothly. Yen & Gary are the perfect pair and we couldn't be happier to have had them on our team!
This review is long overdue.... Real Food Catering provides more than just the delicious food for your wedding day.
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This review is long overdue.... Real Food Catering provides more than just the delicious food for your wedding day.
We got married at a venue in Brooklyn where you basically need to bring in everything- the food, the linens, the table & serve ware, and even some furniture. It all seemed so overwhelming, but upon meeting with Yen & Gary for our intro consult I just knew these were the people that would get the entire job done and do it well. We were sold on them... we just needed to taste their food. Yen & Gary like to do their tastings several hours before an actual event they are catering- at that event space. My husband & I and about 5 other couples were seated at a table and presented food to taste which was a combination of the dishes preselected by all the couples at the table. We were able to taste so much delicious food and see it presented in the setting of an event. We tweaked our menu a bit after the tasting (added some of the dishes other couples had chosen) and never looked back.
Yen & Gary were always available to take the many calls and emails from me and the moms to answer questions we had regarding the "flow" menu. We had a cocktail style reception and just couldn't grasp the flow concept.
Gary was the day of coordinator for our wedding day. He was perfection- the calm to my crazy. He kept us fed and hydrated at all times. They dealt with all the other vendors, deliveries and all the moving parts that go into making the night run smoothly. Yen & Gary are the perfect pair and we couldn't be happier to have had them on our team! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Isaac
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
There is no doubt in my mind to continue Real Food Catering's long history of getting 5s in all categories. Yen and Gary (and all of their staff for the wedding night) were ABSOLUTELY amazing.

My wife and I looked at several caterers, including taste tests, and nothing compared to the flexibility, professionalism, and TASTE of Real Food's catering.

We met with their team about 6 months in advance and design a pretty custom menu - including a Mediterranean-style mezze appetizer course with cheese/charcuterie, to be followed by Latin American themed passed appetizers (mini arepas, tequenos, and empanadas), and then a great French Style meal (steak, chilean sea bass, and a vegetarian option with amazing sides). ALL of the guests raved about the food and the attentiveness of the serving staff.

Our wedding went off without a hitch and we owe a GREAT deal of that to the Real Foods team - they continuously adjusted the timing of events and servings throughout the night based on the guests' feelings (ready to dance vs. not). They also worked seamlessly with our florist, DJ, and officiant - we couldn't have been happier with all of their support.

We would highly, highly, highly recommend working with Real Food Catering. If you make the circuit to meet with caterers, make sure you include Real Food....you'll be sorry that you even tried the others.
There is no doubt in my mind to continue Real Food Catering's long history of getting 5s in all categories. Yen and Gary Read more...
There is no doubt in my mind to continue Real Food Catering's long history of getting 5s in all categories. Yen and Gary (and all of their staff for the wedding night) were ABSOLUTELY amazing.

My wife and I looked at several caterers, including taste tests, and nothing compared to the flexibility, professionalism, and TASTE of Real Food's catering.

We met with their team about 6 months in advance and design a pretty custom menu - including a Mediterranean-style mezze appetizer course with cheese/charcuterie, to be followed by Latin American themed passed appetizers (mini arepas, tequenos, and empanadas), and then a great French Style meal (steak, chilean sea bass, and a vegetarian option with amazing sides). ALL of the guests raved about the food and the attentiveness of the serving staff.

Our wedding went off without a hitch and we owe a GREAT deal of that to the Real Foods team - they continuously adjusted the timing of events and servings throughout the night based on the guests' feelings (ready to dance vs. not). They also worked seamlessly with our florist, DJ, and officiant - we couldn't have been happier with all of their support.

We would highly, highly, highly recommend working with Real Food Catering. If you make the circuit to meet with caterers, make sure you include Real Food....you'll be sorry that you even tried the others. Read less
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Joyce
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We are beyond happy to have worked with Yen and Gary for our wedding. They are the perfect team. We had so many compliments on the food, on how beautifully things are laid out, the well stocked bar, and how fun our wedding was. None of it would have happened without the Real Food Catering team.

Yen makes the best food ever, EVER. Not just in terms of wedding "catered" food. But, honestly, good, yummy food, and an amazing variety of it. Yen will also put your groom-zilla in his place. My "i'm a dude, i don't care" husband, went off his rails at our first meeting with Yen. She might be tiny, but she is mighty. Yen quickly pull the meeting to a halt, and he, though a bigger man, knew when to yield. Yen worked her magic and he quickly became an admirer, especially after our tasting session. No kidding about the stomach being the way to a man's heart.

At our final meeting, we met Gary. Gary's quiet, but he's quietly all about the details. I was freaking out, as brides shouldn't, but does anyway, about the whole wedding day sequence of events. We didn't hire a wedding planner, so the days leading up to our wedding day, I was writing/emailing/texting/calling everyone, desperately trying to mentally put the day together. When the big day came, Gary was my saving grace. He kept me calm, made sure things were going smoothly. I am beyond grateful to have had him there.

If you can't tell yet, we love working with Yen and Gary. It so happen our friends were inquiring Real Food Catering for their wedding. They made their decision on the spot, at our wedding! We can't wait to see Yen and Gary again next summer at their wedding!!
We are beyond happy to have worked with Yen and Gary for our wedding. They are the perfect team. We had so many Read more...
We are beyond happy to have worked with Yen and Gary for our wedding. They are the perfect team. We had so many compliments on the food, on how beautifully things are laid out, the well stocked bar, and how fun our wedding was. None of it would have happened without the Real Food Catering team.

Yen makes the best food ever, EVER. Not just in terms of wedding "catered" food. But, honestly, good, yummy food, and an amazing variety of it. Yen will also put your groom-zilla in his place. My "i'm a dude, i don't care" husband, went off his rails at our first meeting with Yen. She might be tiny, but she is mighty. Yen quickly pull the meeting to a halt, and he, though a bigger man, knew when to yield. Yen worked her magic and he quickly became an admirer, especially after our tasting session. No kidding about the stomach being the way to a man's heart.

At our final meeting, we met Gary. Gary's quiet, but he's quietly all about the details. I was freaking out, as brides shouldn't, but does anyway, about the whole wedding day sequence of events. We didn't hire a wedding planner, so the days leading up to our wedding day, I was writing/emailing/texting/calling everyone, desperately trying to mentally put the day together. When the big day came, Gary was my saving grace. He kept me calm, made sure things were going smoothly. I am beyond grateful to have had him there.

If you can't tell yet, we love working with Yen and Gary. It so happen our friends were inquiring Real Food Catering for their wedding. They made their decision on the spot, at our wedding! We can't wait to see Yen and Gary again next summer at their wedding!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot rave enough about Gary and Yen. From our first meeting to the day of the wedding, they were nothing short of spectacular. The food was amazing. Several guests said the steak was the best steak they ever had. We highly recommend this company without any reservations!
My husband and I cannot rave enough about Gary and Yen. From our first meeting to the day of the wedding, they were Read more...
My husband and I cannot rave enough about Gary and Yen. From our first meeting to the day of the wedding, they were nothing short of spectacular. The food was amazing. Several guests said the steak was the best steak they ever had. We highly recommend this company without any reservations! Read less
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