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The Raging Skillet

New York , NY
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If there is such a thing as an anti-caterer, this company, which specializes in nontraditional parties, may be it. Every detail is personalized down to the menu and the style of service.... Read more
If there is such a thing as an anti-caterer, this company, which specializes in nontraditional parties, may be it. Every detail is personalized down to the menu and the style of service. Chef Rossi lets her wacky sense of humor loose with off-the-wall food presentations and often serves dishes from several different cuisines at a single event -- she calls her firm "the wildest catering company this side of the Mason-Dixon line"

The Raging Skillet has been widely known as NYC's best-kept-secret but we've actually been catering non-traditional weddings, international soiree's and Christmas by way of The Philippines holiday bashes for over 26 years!



Contact us at chefrossinyc@aol.com

212-677-2204

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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s)
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chef Rossi and her team at the Raging Skillet were a dream to work with for our June 2016 wedding! Right from the start, my husband and I wanted the catering to reflect our respective cultures, and the Raging Skillet came highly recommended to us from the the Picnic House at Prospect Park. In the end, they were the only catering company we consulted with and we are so glad that we stuck with them! They were able to create an eclectic and custom menu that reflected both our cultures. Needless to say, the food was amazing and our guests raved about so many of the dishes. Moreover, throughout the planning process, Chef Rossi and Charmaine gave us many helpful suggestions that made our wedding run so much more smoothly. On the day of the wedding, the staff was incredibly kind, friendly, and overall, just wonderful people to work with. A special shoutout to Charmaine, who was so responsive and supportive throughout the entire wedding. In the end, both our reception and ceremony went smoothly, and we owe a lot of that to the Raging Skillet for their top-notch expertise, professionalism, and dedication. I honestly do not have anything negative to say about the Raging Skillet--they know what they are doing, they go above and beyond what is asked of them, and they do not disappoint! You just have to put your trust in them and let them work their magic!
Chef Rossi and her team at the Raging Skillet were a dream to work with for our June 2016 wedding! Right from the start, Read more...
Chef Rossi and her team at the Raging Skillet were a dream to work with for our June 2016 wedding! Right from the start, my husband and I wanted the catering to reflect our respective cultures, and the Raging Skillet came highly recommended to us from the the Picnic House at Prospect Park. In the end, they were the only catering company we consulted with and we are so glad that we stuck with them! They were able to create an eclectic and custom menu that reflected both our cultures. Needless to say, the food was amazing and our guests raved about so many of the dishes. Moreover, throughout the planning process, Chef Rossi and Charmaine gave us many helpful suggestions that made our wedding run so much more smoothly. On the day of the wedding, the staff was incredibly kind, friendly, and overall, just wonderful people to work with. A special shoutout to Charmaine, who was so responsive and supportive throughout the entire wedding. In the end, both our reception and ceremony went smoothly, and we owe a lot of that to the Raging Skillet for their top-notch expertise, professionalism, and dedication. I honestly do not have anything negative to say about the Raging Skillet--they know what they are doing, they go above and beyond what is asked of them, and they do not disappoint! You just have to put your trust in them and let them work their magic! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
The Raging Skillet catered our wedding on 6/11/16 - we initially found then when we saw one of their menus at what ended up being our venue. Working with Chef Rossi was fantastic...she gave us plenty of personal attention, was a ton of fun to work with when figuring out the menu, and in the end the food was absolutely amazing. All of our guests were stuffed and happy, which was our goal from the beginning!
The Raging Skillet catered our wedding on 6/11/16 - we initially found then when we saw one of their menus at what ended Read more...
The Raging Skillet catered our wedding on 6/11/16 - we initially found then when we saw one of their menus at what ended up being our venue. Working with Chef Rossi was fantastic...she gave us plenty of personal attention, was a ton of fun to work with when figuring out the menu, and in the end the food was absolutely amazing. All of our guests were stuffed and happy, which was our goal from the beginning! Read less
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
I can not give Chef Rossi and her team enough praise for what they were able to accomplish at my wedding! My friends and family are still raving about the food! She was extremely accommodating to my schedule and budget, so I highly recommend booking The Raging Skillet for an event!
I can not give Chef Rossi and her team enough praise for what they were able to accomplish at my wedding! My friends and Read more...
I can not give Chef Rossi and her team enough praise for what they were able to accomplish at my wedding! My friends and family are still raving about the food! She was extremely accommodating to my schedule and budget, so I highly recommend booking The Raging Skillet for an event! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Mere hours after our tasting with Chef Rossi and we signed the contract—she was the easiest choice among all of our wedding vendors, hands down. Her inspiration and creativity are boundless. Boring chicken cutlets tremble at the sight of Chef Rossi. Our menu dipped into Southern, Asian, New American, and Italian influences, to name but a few, yet gelled into a deliciously coherent whole. Our guests are still raving about the food and service, and our planner admitted she had never seen such a long line for the dessert table. Everything was perfect—if we could, we'd hold a second wedding to work with Chef Rossi on another theme so we could taste her awesome cooking once again.
Mere hours after our tasting with Chef Rossi and we signed the contract—she was the easiest choice among all of our Read more...
Mere hours after our tasting with Chef Rossi and we signed the contract—she was the easiest choice among all of our wedding vendors, hands down. Her inspiration and creativity are boundless. Boring chicken cutlets tremble at the sight of Chef Rossi. Our menu dipped into Southern, Asian, New American, and Italian influences, to name but a few, yet gelled into a deliciously coherent whole. Our guests are still raving about the food and service, and our planner admitted she had never seen such a long line for the dessert table. Everything was perfect—if we could, we'd hold a second wedding to work with Chef Rossi on another theme so we could taste her awesome cooking once again. Read less
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Peter
Wedding:
10/31/2015
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Chef Rossi and her team! My wife and I wanted a menu that caters to both of our Asian and Jewish families and Chef Rossi did just that and more. Our wedding was in October and our guests are still talking about how wonderful the food was and how great the staff were. Our venue had only a small prep area so it must have been magic that each dish came out fresh and delicious as if it was cooked on site. We had a short time frame with which to plan our wedding and Chef Rossi was great -from the first visit with her suggestions and keeping us on track, all the way up to the wedding in making sure we had enough mixers for all our guests. On our wedding day, the staff (Karl and his team) made everyone feel welcome and ensured we had a smooth event. It allowed my wife and I to focus on each other and our family. We couldn't have chosen a better caterer for our wedding. Big thank you to the Raging Skillet, you guys are the best!
I highly recommend Chef Rossi and her team! My wife and I wanted a menu that caters to both of our Asian and Jewish Read more...
I highly recommend Chef Rossi and her team! My wife and I wanted a menu that caters to both of our Asian and Jewish families and Chef Rossi did just that and more. Our wedding was in October and our guests are still talking about how wonderful the food was and how great the staff were. Our venue had only a small prep area so it must have been magic that each dish came out fresh and delicious as if it was cooked on site. We had a short time frame with which to plan our wedding and Chef Rossi was great -from the first visit with her suggestions and keeping us on track, all the way up to the wedding in making sure we had enough mixers for all our guests. On our wedding day, the staff (Karl and his team) made everyone feel welcome and ensured we had a smooth event. It allowed my wife and I to focus on each other and our family. We couldn't have chosen a better caterer for our wedding. Big thank you to the Raging Skillet, you guys are the best! Read less
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Shaye
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
AMAZZZZINNNGG!!! Chef Rossi is AMAZING. We came across the Raging Skillet almost four years ago at a wedding we attended and couldn't stop raving about it. 4 years after that, when we were getting married, we went to one tasting at Chef Rossi's and not only fell in love with her food all over again but fell in love with her. She's the most warm, caring, and genuine person ever - which is SO rare in a wedding vendor. Our guests have been texting us non stop about how amazing the food is and we couldn't be happier with everything. Incredible!
AMAZZZZINNNGG!!! Chef Rossi is AMAZING. We came across the Raging Skillet almost four years ago at a wedding we attended Read more...
AMAZZZZINNNGG!!! Chef Rossi is AMAZING. We came across the Raging Skillet almost four years ago at a wedding we attended and couldn't stop raving about it. 4 years after that, when we were getting married, we went to one tasting at Chef Rossi's and not only fell in love with her food all over again but fell in love with her. She's the most warm, caring, and genuine person ever - which is SO rare in a wedding vendor. Our guests have been texting us non stop about how amazing the food is and we couldn't be happier with everything. Incredible! Read less
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Josh
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Raging Skillet, and in particular their founder & head chef, Chef Rossi are an absolutely incredible team of caterers. They are extremely talented, creative, professional, warm, sweet and friendly. My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Chef Rossi and Raging Skillet for our recent wedding in October 2015 in Brooklyn, NY and were beyond thrilled with her food and service from our big day. Everything Chef Rossi cooked was delicious – from the scrumptious passed appetizers during cocktail hour, to the mouth-watering entrees and sides during dinner, to the fun and playful desserts (everyone must try her infamous “Oreo Crack”) to the tasty drinks served up by their passionate bar staff. They made sure that nobody left hungry; quite the contrary everyone left completely satisfied and raving about the food. But being billed as the “Non-Caterer” does come with its rightful niche. Chef Rossi embraces her distinctive style and wears her heart on her chef’s coat sleeve. She is fun-loving and boldly imaginative with the dishes she devises, but not in an uninviting manner. Quite the opposite, she is extremely sincere, heartfelt and genuine in the way she conducts herself and her business. But for those who are planning a less “cookie-cutter” wedding event, Raging Skillet is perfect for you. If you’re bringing in a caterer a la carte to a venue space, Rossi has all the tools necessary to turn that blank canvas into an appealing bistro. Along with her Head of Staff, Charmaine, who is equally delightful and pleasant to work with, Chef Rossi helped us plan the perfect menu for our foodie-loving crowd. Raging Skillet and Chef Rossi are an incredible caterer for your wedding or special event. We were beyond floored by their talent in the kitchen and equally impressed with their professionalism and business acumen outside of the kitchen. We highly recommend Raging Skillet and we promise you won’t be disappointed with what they have to offer.
Raging Skillet, and in particular their founder & head chef, Chef Rossi are an absolutely incredible team of caterers. Read more...
Raging Skillet, and in particular their founder & head chef, Chef Rossi are an absolutely incredible team of caterers. They are extremely talented, creative, professional, warm, sweet and friendly. My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Chef Rossi and Raging Skillet for our recent wedding in October 2015 in Brooklyn, NY and were beyond thrilled with her food and service from our big day. Everything Chef Rossi cooked was delicious – from the scrumptious passed appetizers during cocktail hour, to the mouth-watering entrees and sides during dinner, to the fun and playful desserts (everyone must try her infamous “Oreo Crack”) to the tasty drinks served up by their passionate bar staff. They made sure that nobody left hungry; quite the contrary everyone left completely satisfied and raving about the food. But being billed as the “Non-Caterer” does come with its rightful niche. Chef Rossi embraces her distinctive style and wears her heart on her chef’s coat sleeve. She is fun-loving and boldly imaginative with the dishes she devises, but not in an uninviting manner. Quite the opposite, she is extremely sincere, heartfelt and genuine in the way she conducts herself and her business. But for those who are planning a less “cookie-cutter” wedding event, Raging Skillet is perfect for you. If you’re bringing in a caterer a la carte to a venue space, Rossi has all the tools necessary to turn that blank canvas into an appealing bistro. Along with her Head of Staff, Charmaine, who is equally delightful and pleasant to work with, Chef Rossi helped us plan the perfect menu for our foodie-loving crowd. Raging Skillet and Chef Rossi are an incredible caterer for your wedding or special event. We were beyond floored by their talent in the kitchen and equally impressed with their professionalism and business acumen outside of the kitchen. We highly recommend Raging Skillet and we promise you won’t be disappointed with what they have to offer. Read less
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The Raging Skillet responded with the following comments:

awww JOSH
thank you so much for your kind words... It was such a pleasure to work with you and your sweet bride** sending you a huge mazel tov on your awesome love together!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Chef Rossi from the first minute we met her was welcoming and open. We had a fully vegan wedding and were nervous to trust a non-vegan chef with the task. But after discussing ideas with her and eating her samples we knew she was the one. She has many years of experience and that made a huge difference in our book. Cher Rossi knew the venue well, had done vegan weddings before and her food spoke for itself. We felt that when the day came all would go smoothly in her brilliant hands. And, we were right.

Almost none of our guests were vegans but so many asked us who our caterer was and told us how much they liked her food. They said they couldn't believe a vegan wedding could have such delicious food. Most guests wanted not to like the food but ended up really happy.

We highly recommend Chef Rossi and her team for any event that needs catering. Her food is craveable and once you book her, you only need to focus on whatever else is on your list.

Your guests will forget your flowers, colors and table designs but not your food. If you can, put a nice portion of your budget into feeding them well. If you choose Chef Rossi, you definitely will.
Chef Rossi from the first minute we met her was welcoming and open. We had a fully vegan wedding and were nervous to trust Read more...
Chef Rossi from the first minute we met her was welcoming and open. We had a fully vegan wedding and were nervous to trust a non-vegan chef with the task. But after discussing ideas with her and eating her samples we knew she was the one. She has many years of experience and that made a huge difference in our book. Cher Rossi knew the venue well, had done vegan weddings before and her food spoke for itself. We felt that when the day came all would go smoothly in her brilliant hands. And, we were right.

Almost none of our guests were vegans but so many asked us who our caterer was and told us how much they liked her food. They said they couldn't believe a vegan wedding could have such delicious food. Most guests wanted not to like the food but ended up really happy.

We highly recommend Chef Rossi and her team for any event that needs catering. Her food is craveable and once you book her, you only need to focus on whatever else is on your list.

Your guests will forget your flowers, colors and table designs but not your food. If you can, put a nice portion of your budget into feeding them well. If you choose Chef Rossi, you definitely will. Read less
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Kei and Mark
Wedding:
6/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Chef Rossi and her staff were amazing at our wedding. Everyone at the event had nothing but good things to say about the food and presentation. What we really loved about Chef Rossi was her ability and talent to cater to different ethnicities. This was important to us, and we have to say that she nailed it!! We can honestly say that she surpassed our expectations. We would highly recommend Chef Rossi to anyone.
Chef Rossi and her staff were amazing at our wedding. Everyone at the event had nothing but good things to say about the Read more...
Chef Rossi and her staff were amazing at our wedding. Everyone at the event had nothing but good things to say about the food and presentation. What we really loved about Chef Rossi was her ability and talent to cater to different ethnicities. This was important to us, and we have to say that she nailed it!! We can honestly say that she surpassed our expectations. We would highly recommend Chef Rossi to anyone. Read less
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The Raging Skillet responded with the following comments:

thank you so much love birds! **
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sheryl
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Chef Rossi is absolutely amazing. She's an innovator & artist; this is NOT your typical caterer. So, if you're looking for boring, bland dishes seen at every wedding, this is not the caterer for you. Her dishes are colorful, flavorful, bold & fresh. And they meet each couples unique needs.

Chef Rossi is a pleasure to work with; she's compassionate, hilarious & responsive. She works closely with you to create a truly unique & personalized menu within your budget. She doesn't push expensive items & she still manages to create a spectacular menu with each dish presented artistically.

For our passed hors d'oeuvres, we wanted to incorporate our favorite international flavors. It was important to us that we include a paneer dish, which was not on Chef Rossi's vast menu. When we spoke with her about it, she was excited & said she loves when couples challenge her to create something new. Don't be afraid to ask for something you want. Our final hors d'oeuvres menu included flavors of Italy, Ireland, Greece, China, India, etc. In addition, my husband & I are self-proclaimed foodies, but our relatives are not. Somehow, Chef Rossi managed to wow our foodie friends & also satisfy our picky relatives. Some of our guests favorite appetizers included: the paneer, pork buns, shepard's pie, & mushroom wontons. To keep our costs down, we opted for a buffet. Honestly, I was wary. Buffets are usually terrible & annoy guests. Man, was I wrong. Our guests loved the buffet & the food was glorious, especially the filet, which melted in your mouth, & the salmon.

Chef Rossi's team is amazing from the bartenders to her maitre d', Charmaine who joined us for our final walk through. She helped us determine how to best utilize our space & worked patiently with us to create our table arrangements. She also worked closely with our wedding planner to ensure the day ran seamlessly. Our wedding was perfect & much of this is thanks to Chef Rossi & her team. I highly recommend her.
Chef Rossi is absolutely amazing. She's an innovator & artist; this is NOT your typical caterer. So, if you're looking for Read more...
Chef Rossi is absolutely amazing. She's an innovator & artist; this is NOT your typical caterer. So, if you're looking for boring, bland dishes seen at every wedding, this is not the caterer for you. Her dishes are colorful, flavorful, bold & fresh. And they meet each couples unique needs.

Chef Rossi is a pleasure to work with; she's compassionate, hilarious & responsive. She works closely with you to create a truly unique & personalized menu within your budget. She doesn't push expensive items & she still manages to create a spectacular menu with each dish presented artistically.

For our passed hors d'oeuvres, we wanted to incorporate our favorite international flavors. It was important to us that we include a paneer dish, which was not on Chef Rossi's vast menu. When we spoke with her about it, she was excited & said she loves when couples challenge her to create something new. Don't be afraid to ask for something you want. Our final hors d'oeuvres menu included flavors of Italy, Ireland, Greece, China, India, etc. In addition, my husband & I are self-proclaimed foodies, but our relatives are not. Somehow, Chef Rossi managed to wow our foodie friends & also satisfy our picky relatives. Some of our guests favorite appetizers included: the paneer, pork buns, shepard's pie, & mushroom wontons. To keep our costs down, we opted for a buffet. Honestly, I was wary. Buffets are usually terrible & annoy guests. Man, was I wrong. Our guests loved the buffet & the food was glorious, especially the filet, which melted in your mouth, & the salmon.

Chef Rossi's team is amazing from the bartenders to her maitre d', Charmaine who joined us for our final walk through. She helped us determine how to best utilize our space & worked patiently with us to create our table arrangements. She also worked closely with our wedding planner to ensure the day ran seamlessly. Our wedding was perfect & much of this is thanks to Chef Rossi & her team. I highly recommend her. Read less
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