Mukti and Imelda met in Berkeley, California, where the food culture and philosophy of local produce and innovation blended well with their eclectic culinary style and approach to event design. Applying native California sensibilities within a New York context, they developed their own "brand" of "exotic comfort foods" and started Five Spice Catering. Their farmer's market-meets-bazaar approach means marrying fresh ingredients with distinctive flavors from roads less traveled.
Five Spice believes that catering an amazing wedding is based in superb event planning and attention to detail, large and small. Whether you're looking to do a DIY loft-style wedding in Brooklyn, a modern wedding in the city, or something a little more off the beaten path, our team will help you plan a day that expresses your love. From creating a unique menu, to managing rentals and staff, down to scheduling and event planning, we will handle all the details so you can relax and enjoy your day!
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Ayan · Married on 10/09/2016
Mukti and Imelda are two of the coolest people you could ever book to cater for anything, much less your wedding. They will work with you to figure out what you want and are tremendously flexible along the way. Our tasting was amazing and made us want to eat basically anything they made; if I could I would've asked for ten appetizers and five entrees. On the big day, their staff was sweet, attentive, and Mukti made sure that we were taken care of. Guests could not stop raving about the food (we opted for seasonal farm to table-meets-Indian for our mains), and many said it was the best wedding food they'd ever had.Sent on 10/11/2016
Tip: their cocktails are also great, and opt for a signature cocktail. We did a habanero-grapefruit margarita and it was absolutely delicious.
Jennifer · Married on 12/20/2015
I have been terribly remiss in waiting so long to write up a review for Mukti and Imelda, who catered our wedding at the Dumbo Loft in December 2015. We were instantly impressed by the variety of menus on their website and loved all the options they gave us for ours. We ended up using some of their preset stations (NY-themed) and passed canapes (OMG-bacon wrapped dates), but where they really shined was when they worked with us to develop a few new dishes to suit our tastes. We loved the idea of a noodle bar, which they had on their menu, but we had recently been to Japan and had been really inspired by ramen. When we asked them if they could do it, they took up the challenge wholeheartedly, and what they came up with was beautiful - a proper roast pork broth (and a miso vegetarian option) with an array of toppings ranging from kimchi to hard boiled egg. For passed dishes, we really wanted some sort of sashimi course and Mukti was very honest about not loving the first thing they came up with. But the week before the wedding, she called me and told me they found the dish! The tuna tartare ended up being one of my favourites.Sent on 04/13/2016
I could go on and on about the quality of the food (and the special bridal onigiri (rice ball) platter they made for me) but the quality of their service needs special mention too. My husband and I live in Australia but all our family is in NY. Mukti helped us out with the arrangements by letting us call after hours and laying out all of the pricing up front. She sent us brilliant floor plans for the venue that we never stepped into until the day of the wedding, and when we did, it was beautiful. The day-of went amazingly smoothly with Mukti making sure that her servers brought food over to Jim and I while we made our rounds. She arranged all the furniture rentals and helped significantly with setup/breakdown. We couldn't have done it without her! Thanks so much, Mukti and Imelda!
Sara · Married on 10/10/2015
Working with Mukti and Imelda is like working with two of your closest friends who just happen to be the most amazing businesswomen and chefs. From start to finish, every aspect of our menu and wedding planning process was completely flawless. From carefully choosing our menu around many food allergies, to creating custom cocktails based on our personalities, and mapping out the flow and floor plan of our wedding space, Mukti and Imelda were able to nail every task with precision and ease, taking a lot of weight off of our already heavy shoulders. Not only was the food the talk of our wedding, but so many of our guests complimented the service and how professional and on point the whole evening was. It was incredible to walk away from our wedding with so many compliments and positive feedback from our guests! There are not enough ways to describe how amazing our wedding experience with Mukti and Imedla was and we can only hope we're so lucky to eat their food again!Sent on 11/10/2015
Five Spice is amazing, and we love working with them. They are super friendly, always provide a personal touch, and the food is AMAZING. These ladies know what they're doing when it comes to providing delicious dishes & service with a smile. :) Highly recommended!