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Real Food Catering

New York , NY
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LOCATION

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.

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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 - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), British, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pan-Asian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We do tastings for all clients after we’ve submitted a proposal and meet with you to determine if we’re able to provide you with the event you have in mind.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
Yes
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
No cutting fee
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
We allow guest to provide alcohol with no corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
We work with some of the largest and reliable rental companies in New York to provide your event with the best products.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes. Our testimonials speak volumes for our staff’s service and attitude. Weddingwire.com/reviews/real-food-catering-new-york/71e087af10e10c93.html
What is your maximum catering capacity?
500

REVIEWS

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Emily
Wedding:
10/25/2014
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.


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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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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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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
Services Used: Catering
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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Real Food Catering, Yen and Gary are amazing and went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. The food is absolutely delicious, our guests were so impressed and are still talking about food 7 months later (especially the short ribs). However, you are getting so much more when you hire them and i think that's what sets them apart from other caterers. Yen is fantastic at planning an inventive and elegant menu, but they also help with rentals, venue questions, the floor plan, planning the timeline of event and day-of coordinating, among many other things.

I had zero experience planning a large formal event so I was a bit overwhelmed, but from the first meeting with Yen and Gary their professionalism, experience and passion for event planning shined through and we felt immediately comfortable in their capable hands. They are two of the nicest, most genuine people you will ever meet and they know their stuff when it comes to planning a beautiful and seamless event. They worked within our budget and vision to make sure our day was exactly as we imagined it. They paid attention to every detail that was important to us and put my mind at ease about throwing such a big party.

Having Gary there for day-of coordinating was a godsend, he's amazing. He humored my high-strung mother when she made crazy requests, made sure we sat down for a few minutes for dinner to sample the delicious meal Yen prepared, and kept the event flowing throughout the night without me having to worry about anything at all. I can honestly say that I wasn't stressed a bit during my wedding reception.

Real Food Catering is the real deal - the food is exceptional and their planning and execution is flawless. I highly recommend them without hesitation.
I cannot say enough good things about Real Food Catering, Yen and Gary are amazing and went above and beyond to make our Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Real Food Catering, Yen and Gary are amazing and went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. The food is absolutely delicious, our guests were so impressed and are still talking about food 7 months later (especially the short ribs). However, you are getting so much more when you hire them and i think that's what sets them apart from other caterers. Yen is fantastic at planning an inventive and elegant menu, but they also help with rentals, venue questions, the floor plan, planning the timeline of event and day-of coordinating, among many other things.

I had zero experience planning a large formal event so I was a bit overwhelmed, but from the first meeting with Yen and Gary their professionalism, experience and passion for event planning shined through and we felt immediately comfortable in their capable hands. They are two of the nicest, most genuine people you will ever meet and they know their stuff when it comes to planning a beautiful and seamless event. They worked within our budget and vision to make sure our day was exactly as we imagined it. They paid attention to every detail that was important to us and put my mind at ease about throwing such a big party.

Having Gary there for day-of coordinating was a godsend, he's amazing. He humored my high-strung mother when she made crazy requests, made sure we sat down for a few minutes for dinner to sample the delicious meal Yen prepared, and kept the event flowing throughout the night without me having to worry about anything at all. I can honestly say that I wasn't stressed a bit during my wedding reception.

Real Food Catering is the real deal - the food is exceptional and their planning and execution is flawless. I highly recommend them without hesitation. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Yen and Gary from Real Food were amazing to work with from start to finish. And the food was amazing, my guests are still commenting that it's the best food they've ever had at a wedding!
Yen and Gary from Real Food were amazing to work with from start to finish. And the food was amazing, my guests are still Read more...
Yen and Gary from Real Food were amazing to work with from start to finish. And the food was amazing, my guests are still commenting that it's the best food they've ever had at a wedding! Read less
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Jeremy
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I wish I could hire Real Food for every party I host for the rest of my life. The food was amazing, and so was the service. Yen and Gary are such wonderful people, and we felt our wedding was in excellent hands with them. They surpassed our expectations in every way.
I wish I could hire Real Food for every party I host for the rest of my life. The food was amazing, and so was the Read more...
I wish I could hire Real Food for every party I host for the rest of my life. The food was amazing, and so was the service. Yen and Gary are such wonderful people, and we felt our wedding was in excellent hands with them. They surpassed our expectations in every way. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Yen and Gary were absolute pleasures to work with. They are experts in their field and put all of my concerns at ease from the moment we met with them. It was clear that they had everything under control! Not only is the food delicious (our guests are still talking about the lamb chops), but Yen and Gary are full service event coordinators. They helped us with our rentals, table layouts, day of schedule, and a host of other items. They were incredibly responsive throughout the whole planning process, not to mention very thoughtful. I had mentioned to Gary in passing that my Mom liked Irish Coffee and he had one of the servers bring one out to her the day of the wedding. Yen and Gary were so fun to work with - I would give them 10 starts if I could!
Yen and Gary were absolute pleasures to work with. They are experts in their field and put all of my concerns at ease from Read more...
Yen and Gary were absolute pleasures to work with. They are experts in their field and put all of my concerns at ease from the moment we met with them. It was clear that they had everything under control! Not only is the food delicious (our guests are still talking about the lamb chops), but Yen and Gary are full service event coordinators. They helped us with our rentals, table layouts, day of schedule, and a host of other items. They were incredibly responsive throughout the whole planning process, not to mention very thoughtful. I had mentioned to Gary in passing that my Mom liked Irish Coffee and he had one of the servers bring one out to her the day of the wedding. Yen and Gary were so fun to work with - I would give them 10 starts if I could! Read less
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