Bartleby & Sage: Sustainable catering and event planning since 1997
Bartleby and Sage prepares both traditional and contemporary food, using the freshest naturally-grown produce, meats and poultry. We seek out small, family-run farms and local purveyors to bring you food full of authentic flavors. We drive fuel efficient vehicles, compost our waste and make recommendations on repurposing decor and florals.
Leslie Nilsson, founder and creative guru, has over 30 years of experience catering New York area weddings. Clients hire Bartleby & Sage for our extensive knowledge of venues, menu planning and the best way to run a DIY wedding space (not to mention Leslie's diplomacy skills when mother and bride have two very different visions). Our food is entirely handmade; our staff highly professional--but more importantly we love what we do, and it shows!
Featured on The Food Network, Martha Stewart Weddings, Modern Bride, The New York Times, The Daily News and numerous other publications and television appearances.
Contact us at 212-888-2664 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Recommended by 93% of couples
Kristie · Married on 06/02/2013
My husband and I are in the restaurant/wine industry. When looking for a caterer, we were nervous. Bartleby and Sage was recommended by someone at our location (The Foundry). The first appointment with Leslie immediately put our nerves at ease. She understood exactly what we wanted and was even able to give suggestions that were along the same lines. She and Greta took the time to answer all of our (many) questions.
They really took care of everything allowing for us to enjoy the day. All of our guests raved about the food and many asked for their information!! I've recommended Bartleby and Sage to many already, and will continue to do so. They exceeded our expectations.
Ruka · Married on 09/21/2018
My wife and I hired Bartleby and Sage to cater our wedding and could not be happier with their performance. We worked primarily with Leslie and from the get go she was attentive to our needs, responsive to emails, and an all-around pleasant person to work with. We’re both vegetarians and she was not only able to build an exquisite, (mostly) meat free menu, but did an excellent job of finding ways to incorporate meat on the side to satisfy our non vegetarian guests. Shortly before the wedding, we also hired Leslie for her day-of planning services, which was a huge help. With her presence, the day ran without a hiccup, and knowing that she was taking care of the little details that we just didn’t want to think about on our big day took a lot of stress off of our backs. During the wedding, the staff was kind, efficient, and extremely professional. In summary, we strongly recommend hiring Bartleby and Sage - you won’t be disappointed.
Jackie · Married on 08/19/2018
Leslie and her team at Bartleby and Sage were amazing! They were so accommodating and professional from start to finish. They made the day and everyone is still talking about how incredible the food and drinks were. From our first tasting which was free! Oh my goodness, you can spend so much money just on tastings alone trying to find the right caterer. Leslie was amazing- she even let my mom come at no additional cost. The tasting was out of this world. She was warm and inviting. You knew immediately you were in great hands. We tasted almost everything we asked for and it was a no brainer. We knew we were going with Bartleby & Sage. They will also work with in your budget and give you different options to choose from cost wise and not make you feel any which way about it. With some other caterers they can make you feel almost bad for being on a budget. Not Bartleby & Sage; They are so down to earth and just want to help you create something awesome. I would recommend them 100 times over- And like I said- the food was truly unbelievably delicious and Leslie was incredible. I can't thank them enough for making the day everything I dreamt of.