Great Performances enhances life's celebrations with delicious food, artful party design, and gracious service. Started in 1979 as a waitress service for women in the arts, Great Performances now has the privilege to work with clients in the corporate, nonprofit, and social worlds.
Great Performances' mission is collaborative commitment to service, innovation, and quality. These principles are integrated into all aspects of event planning work, including delicious food, striking design and attentive event planners and service.
Great Performances is the first catering company in the nation to own and operate a certified organic farm. Located on 60 acres in Kinderhook, N.Y., Katchkie Farm represents a commitment to celebrating local flavors and celebrating good earth practices.
"What words can possibly describe the job your team did at our benefit dinner? Magnificent? Flawless? Scrumptious? Maybe the best way to say it is this: Of the many wonderful elements of our memorable event, Great Performances was the best." --Beth N.
Corporate Social Responsibility Award in Sustainability, City & State
June Briggs Award for Excellence in Performance and Service to New York City
Food Arts Silver Spoon Award
Zagat Top Caterer
New York Magazine, City’s 45 Hottest Caterers
Bizbash Hall of Fame
Slow Food NYC’s Snail of Approval Award
Greenopia NYC Distinguished Business Award
Crain’s 100 Most Influential Women: Liz Neumark
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Partners Apollo Theater, Asia Society, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Museum of the City of New York, Signature Theatre, Wave Hill
City Harvest, Bowery Mission, GrowNYC, Hudson Square Connection, Just Food, New York Common Pantry, New York State Council on Food Policy, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, The Sylvia Center, West Side Campaign Against Hunger