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About Us

Collaborative Commitment to Service, Innovation and Quality

 
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Mission

Great Performances is dedicated to the sustained well-being of agriculture, community and industry.

From innovative dishes and striking design to critical attention to detail and impeccable service, we weave the elements of our mission into all that we do.

Great Performances was founded as a waitress staffing agency with the goal of offering a flexible source of income for women in the arts. More than three decades later, and several changes to our business concept, we have maintained an active commitment to service, innovation and quality. We continue to push our limitations and set the pace for industry best practices.

 
 
 

 
 

Food Philosophy

Trends come and gO. We believe technique and respect for integrity of ingredients, no matter the interpretation, are timeless.

We take a modern culinary approach to traditional American Cuisine, maintaining a strong emphasis on seasonality and sustainable sourcing of ingredients. Inspiration is found in the bounty of our region and the beauty of our seasons. We incorporate ingredients from ancient worlds and the legendary spice trail, reflecting the brilliance of the melting pot that defines New York City.

Our purchasing team meticulously sources local ingredients through our network of regional growers, producers and farmers, bringing the most delicious flavors of the season into our kitchen and onto the plate. Our chefs are deeply engaged with the impact of their menu choices, involving our staff and clients in conversations about meat and protein portion size, food rescue, food waste, seasonality, vegetarianism, dietary restrictions and transparent sourcing.  

 
 

 
 

Expertise

We help Our Clients and Partners ACHIEVE Greatness.

Great Performances plans, staffs and caters events for clients of all sorts and celebrations of all sizes. From small, intimate gatherings to large, elaborate productions, we bring professionalism, skill and care to each client project.

Our range of capabilities includes full-service, catering, beverage service, service staffing, venue selection, design and special event production. We also operate cafés, restaurants, concessions and amenity programs for nonprofit and corporate institutions.

 
 

 
 

Team

From event Staff, to corporate leadership, we are a team Hospitality professionals who care deeply about our craft and our clients.

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We take a tailored approach in which each event is unique to the client's needs and goals. We have a varied and experienced network of event professionals and all of our event and service staff are trained under our proprietary GP University program.

Great Performances represents a diverse family of event professionals, partners and clients in which we have built long standing relationships and continually draw inspiration from. We work side-by-side with local growers and purveyors to bring the best of the season to your table.