About Us

Custom Catering for Exceptional Events

We live to serve by bringing custom catered cuisine to your table with an unexpectedly modest sense of grace and class.

What We Do

We combine a passion for culinary ingenuity with a focus on diligent service to create memorable catered events throughout the NYC area.

How It Works

We start with fresh, locally sourced, sustainable ingredients and customize a catering menu right from your imagination. Contact one of our experts today.

Milton, Chef Peter and the team at Top of the Square understand the paramount importance of thoughtful and timely service.

Carol Gardner, Director of Special Events, NYU Abu Dhabi

The Secretary General, President Clinton and John Sexton were all very pleased with the event. The countless details that you all attended to surely added to the success of these undertakings.

Greg Albanis, NYU

We frequently work with Top of the Square Catering and find the food and service to be exceptional. From artist hospitality to small receptions to opening night galas, there is nothing that Milton and his team can’t handle.

Michael Harrington, New York University
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Our Mission

Food Philosophy

Since 2007, Top Of The Square Catering has blended quality food with personal relationships, all crafted by the efforts of our dedicated and talented team. Our commitment runs deep, and our mission is to exceed all expectations—one customer at a time.

For us, catering is an art form that combines culinary passion and celebration, superior attentive service and hospitality and flawless event execution. We are committed to providing our clients and guests with memorable experiences that exhilarate the mind as well as the palate. We embrace a sustainable culture that promotes health and wellness while helping to protect our natural resources. We deeply believe in diversity and the creativity that flows from the many backgrounds and experiences of our clients, guests and employees. We are tireless in our efforts to earn your loyalty and trust in planning and servicing your next event.

  • Freshness. From concept and preparation to ingredients and plating, Top Of The Square Catering values freshness, sustainability, creativity and wellness in every aspect of our culinary character.
  • Potential. Our catering team believes that anything is possible. In our culinary world, the realm of possibility is limited only by our collective imaginations.
  • Creativity. We have yet to create our greatest meal, though we are in constant pursuit of it. We aim to take the freshest flavors and seasonal ingredients and customize a unique menu that will leave you astonished.
  • Responsibility. Our sustainable farm-to-table approach to catering is reflective of our values as chefs, artisans, professionals and citizens.
Top of the Square Catering Team
Peter Bove

Milton Sarmiento

Peter Bove

Director of Catering
Milton Sarmiento majored in marketing at Montclair State University where he received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He was a senior banquet manager for the Hilton Corporation and Starwood Hotels as well as an international concierge for Continental Airlines before joining Top Of The Square Catering as the director of catering.

Milton has helped others significantly improve their skills in the workplace since becoming a part of over 13 years ago. His favorite part about his job is working as a team and being able to use his creativity in menu selection and event planning.

Milton enjoys traveling, and he loves to read in his free time.

Executive Chef
Peter Bove is a chef at heart. He is very passionate about food, whether it is cooking, talking with local farmers, wandering the market or testing the newest culinary tools.

Chef Peter is a culinary leader with an entrepreneurial spirit. His passion is creating an award-winning culinary experience within a disciplined kitchen environment. Chef Peter has developed naturally into Top Of The Square Catering’s leading culinary authority and has spent several astonishing evenings with guests preparing six-course meals full of twists and delights. Chef Peter has received many accolades, including ARAMARK’s 2007 Higher Education Chef of the Year.

Chef Peter’s culinary knowledge has helped cultivate Top Of The Square Catering’s devoted client base. Whether serving students with his homemade cooking or impressing distinguished guests such as President Bill Clinton, Queen Rania of Jordan, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and others, Chef Peter expresses a distinct ingenuity and sophistication in presentation.

Contact Us

Click below or call us at 212.998.4690 to discuss your catering vision. Together, we will create the most original and captivating catered meal you’ve ever imagined.

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