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.

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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.

We want to let you know that our event was STUPENDOUS! The entire evening was a perfect 10: the venue, the wine, and the hors d’oeuvres, the catering staff and the two captains assigned to our party. All were absolutely wonderful.

Madeline B & Saphira R, NGO CSW Reception Cochairs

I can’t thank you enough for all you and your team’s amazing help and ongoing support prior and during Global Citizen Live! (and Movement Makers today). There were lots of emails, calls, meetings and I appreciate you so much. I had lots of questions and you’ve always answered all of them with patience. There were definitely a lot of requests for this one, with the many government officials, world leaders, and artists at Skirball. I want to thank you on behalf of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and Global Citizen.

Mitchelle G, Events Coordinator

Thanks SO MUCH for all your help in setting up our karaoke event for the Dysautonomia Foundation. This is an incredibly special event for our adults who have limited chances to socialize together — they really only see each other as a group once a year. Space worked out really well, your staff people were fabulous (singing along with the karaoke while they graciously served and assisted people trying to balance plates of food with walkers and wheelchairs). Our medical team and some scientists doing research on treatments came along as well and did some Karaoke singing along with the whole crowd!

Faye G, Director of Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU
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View of New York City
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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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