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Great Performances brings consummate culinary skill and originality to the table, complemented by personalized attention to detail and exquisite service. The company, founded in 1980 by Liz Neumark as a staffing service for women in the arts, is now an acknowledged leader in the high-profile arena of catered events. After years of professionalism, Great Performances has carved out a niche as the catering and events partner of some of the city’s most prestigious institutions including The Plaza Hotel, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum, Wave Hill, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Apollo Theater. Great Performances is the first catering company to own and operate its own organic farm, Katchkie Farm in Columbia County, New York. The Company pioneered the 100-Mile Menu, bringing sustainable food to the forefront of the special events industry. For more information on Great Performances, visit

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Latin American
Middle Eastern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free

What bar services do you provide?

Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?


Which of the following items can you provide?

Chocolate Fountain
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Reviews of Great Performances

4.5 out of 5 rating
4.5 out of 5 rating
14 Reviews
90% recommend it
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    4.4 out of 5 rating
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Alexis K. Sent on 12/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing -- 5 stars!!!!!

Carly and Emily and their team were absolutely amazing to work with and were extremely helpful throughout the entire planning phase. They were always responsive and flexible and went above across the board. We can't thank the enough for helping to make our special day everything we could have dreamed of and more! The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I highly recommend them!
David S. Sent on 11/23/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Food

I can’t say enough how perfect the food at our reception was — the passed food during cocktails, the dinner itself, and the dessert. The team was also fully and well staffed, incredibly professional and friendly, and flexible. And we planned our wedding in a bit of a hurry, and they were not phased at all by the short amount of time we gave them to prepare. Worth every penny!
Vivian Sent on 10/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating
My husband and I hired Great Performances as our wedding caterer and they were phenomenal to say the least!! From the initial conversation to the actual wedding itself, the planning process was seamless. I worked with Carly and Emily and those ladies are top notch! All of our wedding guests RAVED about the food, even including a successful NYC restaurateur! GP's food is creative, beautiful and delicious. The service was immaculate. Carly and Emily went ABOVE AND BEYOND their catering duties to make sure I was enjoying the wedding planing process as a whole. GP also provided a bridal attendant on the wedding day who was so lovely and sweet - she made sure my husband and I both had the drinks of our choice, kept hydrated, was eating, and even helped me with my shoe change! Seriously fantastic! Don't hesitate to hire Great Performances! They made my wedding so classy, spectacular and memorable! A++++
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