The Sweet Basil Journey

We’re not your typical New York catering company. Simply put, we love what we do – and our clients do too.

Since 2008, we’ve had the privilege of collaborating with individuals and esteemed brands such as Nike, Gucci, the United Nations, Kamala Harris, Steven Colbert, Spike Lee, and many more. Our success is not just measured by the event, but by how our clients feel about every moment. That’s why we’re committed to providing exceptional service, high-quality food, and reliable logistical support throughout the entire planning process.

Our specialty is crafting delicious and visually stunning food tailored to each event we cater.

Whether it’s an intimate family gathering or an extravagant corporate gala, our menus reflect the vibrant and diverse energy of New York City. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients, allowing us to create seasonal menus that celebrate the flavors of the moment. Picture grilled peach and burrata bruschetta for a summer affair, or wine-braised short ribs for a winter gathering.

We bring down-to-earth luxury to your event.

At our core, we excel at delivering exceptional cuisine accompanied by warm, never-stuffy service. While other caterers may also offer delicious food, we excel in ensuring that every guest feels taken care of. Our catering staff offers warm and genuine service, With meticulous attention to detail, we add distinctive touches that make all the difference and elevate an ordinary catered event to an exceptional and memorable experience.

We understand that no two events are alike.

That’s why we’re happy to customize our catering menus. Our expertise lies in collaborating with individuals and brands alike to highlight their products and services, elevating the overall guest experience. Whether it’s crafting hors d’oeuvres that incorporate a fragrance company’s perfume notes or creating a pairing menu for a bourbon maker’s dinner, we have the creativity and experience to bring your vision to life.

About Our Founder & Creative Director

Sweet Basil Catering was founded by Amy Aversa, a professionally trained chef, food stylist, and award-winning caterer. Before immersing herself in the culinary arts, Amy had a career in the fashion industry. The skills she honed in the world of fashion have seamlessly translated into her catering business. She brings a unique aesthetic and sensibility to Sweet Basil’s culinary creations, presenting food with an eye for color, texture, and composition. Amy’s culinary journey began at the Institute of Culinary Education, where she graduated with honors. Her apprenticeships at renowned New York City catering companies and restaurants laid the foundation for starting Sweet Basil Catering in 2008. Known as a culinary narrator, Amy has made appearances on notable shows such as Dr. Oz, News Nation, Fox, Good Day DC, and Spike TV. Her work has been featured in publications like New York Weddings Best NYC caterers edition, Brides Magazine, and Bloomberg News.

With Amy's impeccable taste and attention to detail, any event involving the Sweet Basil Catering team promises to be an unforgettable experience for your guests.

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