Match Makers: NYC Wedding Vendors
by Joanna Citrinbaum, 01/27/2014
Hamachi on a wonton crisp from Great Performances. Photo: Johannes Courtens
In Good Taste
The ingredients for choice wedding cuisine are experience and attention to detail. Thomas Preti Caterers, a fixture in the field, has produced thousands of events since 1987. Whether you're interested in one of its signature cartes du jour or would like to modify elements or create dishes in accordance with your dietary needs, the staff gives each couple the special attention they deserve. And for more than three decades, the critics have been giving wonderful reviews of Great Performances. Locavores applaud its use of organic ingredients from Katchkie Farm, the company's 60-acre estate in Kinderhook, New York, as well as its support of other local farms and sustainable agriculture. A popular option is the 100 Mile Menu, whose main ingredients are from locations no more than 100 miles from the City. Meanwhile, RCano Events is an event-planning and catering company that does it all. In addition to serving the food—in which organic, seasonal and locally grown ingredients are featured—the team can handle wedding planning, event coordination and design, invitations, flowers, photography and entertainment. Tip of the Tongue caters to clients' tastes. Fare from its four seasonal menus often includes natural, in-season ingredients sourced from small local farmers, and a feature on the company's website allows you to request a budget quote for what you have in mind.