PRAISE – What They are Saying
The food and presentation are creative and wonderful.
We have used Sweet Basil’s services on several occasions. The food and presentation are creative and wonderful. Everything from set up to cleanup is perfect. They are such a pleasure to work with and are in my opinion NYC’s best catering company.
Steven Schwartz, Chief Operating Officer, Hearst Corporation
Absolutely. Stress. Free. Perfection.
Sweet Basil’s menus are fresh and seasonal. The staff is friendly and professional. I had a party for 50 people and every single person at my party raved about the food and asked for Amy’s info for their future parties. Amy is so helpful in helping choose a menu that will work best for your needs as well as an amazing bartender service. Absolutely. Stress. Free. Perfection.
Paulette Goto, Food Network Judge & Pastry Chef
The awe really begins from first contact.
Our holiday party was an absolutely amazing evening fully catered by Sweet Basil. The awe really begins from first contact. Amy made the experience pleasant from the first phone call. She is kind, and really listens, drawing on her experiences to create exactly what you want. From the gorgeous decor of the room, to the tastiest food you’ll ever want to eat, it is done in grand style with a mastery like none other. All the staff are courteous and everyone’s goal was to make our event memorable.
Dr. Jack Ansell, Chairman of Medicine, Lenox-Hill Hospital
Amy and her staff are at the top of their game.
We have hired Sweet Basil Catering for a number of cocktail parties and each time the food, presentation, and service were outstanding. This is high praise coming from me as I consider myself a foodie and I work in a creative field where the visual appearance of things is very important. Amy and her staff are at the top of their game and are also a pleasure to work with.
Kristina Markovic, Senior Vice-President, 10 Crosby Derek Lam
Their table was beautiful and creative.
Sweet Basil Catering recently catered Step Up Women’s Network’s annual membership celebration, and they were amazing. The entire team offered great service before and during the event, and were very helpful. All of the food was delicious. The presentation was great, too. The food looked as good as it tasted, and their table was beautiful and creative.
Kate Schwarz, Step Up Women's Network
They showed true creativity and passion in creating our menu.
They went above and beyond what the ask was and showed true creativity and passion in creating our menu. They brought flavors to life and the staff was such a pleasure to work with. The food was a highlight of our event and everyone commented on the look and taste being wonderful.
Meighan Donovan, MSL Group
Everyone had a great time and raved about the food.
Jenn Toyzer, Goldman Sachs
Highly professional in dress and demeanor.
Sweet Basil’s staff was highly professional in dress and demeanor, pleasant, polite and unobtrusively attentive to our guests. The food was excellent. We were very pleased and impressed.
Dr. George J. Todd, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Department of Surgery
Exceptional flavors of EVERYTHING that they prepared.
We hired Sweet Basil for a corporate luncheon that was a celebration of a business relationship. I couldn’t have been happier with the variety of food and the exceptional flavors of EVERYTHING that they prepared. My client commented several times on the deliciousness of the food and the menu. Sweet Basil’s exceptional job helped mark the luncheon as a celebration – not simply a shared meal.
Jill Wharton, T. Rowe Price Investment Services
Everything was absolutely fantastic – from the food to the staff…just absolutely impeccable. I can’t thank you enough for helping to create such a remarkable experience for our guests.
Leslie Elison, Movember.org
Amy and her team recently catered our annual Duane Morris & Francis Financial Summertime Soirée, a high end 200 person event which happens to be our biggest event of the year. I could not have been more pleased and the guests raved about each and every bite which were beautifully presented. Everything was delicious. From my end of things as the event planner, the SB team made my job easy. The set up and execution was seamlessly done, and it was one less thing to worry about.
The food at our wedding earned rave reviews.
The food at our wedding earned rave reviews, the service was friendly and professional, and Amy’s personal attention proved invaluable.
John Schiumo, Anchor, NY1 News
We were thrilled.
Your team was amazing and we were thrilled with the service and the food.
Katie Haney, McMurry TMG
My go-to source for catering in NYC.
Sweet Basil has right formula: great customer service + amazing dishes and drinks = my go-to source for catering in NYC. I hired Sweet Basil for a series of corporate C-level VIP events in the past couple months. The food was a hit and Sweet Basil couldn’t be easier to deal with.
Ken Olsen, Marketing Werks
Five star food and presentation .. they’ve got it all.
Great service, knowledgeable staff, five star food and presentation, trustworthy & dependable, they’ve got it all. I’ve used my share of catering companies, but I have to say Sweet Basil is the hands down the best NYC catering service I’ve had the pleasure of working with. I’ve used them numerous times for different types and sizes of events and their staff is always professional and goes out of their way to make sure everything runs smoothly. They always go out of their way to customize the menu and decor to the event- tailoring everything to my specifics.
Neda Moghimi, Dewy & LeBoeuf
I feel like I won the lotto.
Sweet basil just catered my wedding last weekend and I feel like I won the lotto. It was a two part cocktail party with savory food first and then desserts afterward, passed and buffet style. The service was amazing, it’s like these guys were clairvoyant and anticipated my every wish. The food was impeccable, delicious, I’m still getting compliments and the clean up made everything so easy for our at home wedding. Just lovely!
Sarah & Harry Bernstein
The service was great, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.
The food was excellent. Everyone has stopped by to let us know that the caterer was perfect. The service was great, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.
Delana Glenn, Deputy Chief Operations MTA Metro-North Railroad
The Sweet Basil team took care of it all impeccably.
Sweet Basil just catered our wedding and it was simply excellent! The day of the event was just what we imagined. A casual relaxed environment with great food and great drinks. My partner and I appreciated the details of how the food was presented and how friendly and professional the staff was, and most importantly the food was really delicious! We received many compliments from our guests on the food and service . Even down to the clean up the Sweet Basil team took care of it all impeccably.
Harry & George
Hands down the best catering company in New York City.
We’ve hired Sweet Basil for our last two annual corporate cocktail receptions and no matter the scenery or the event the food and service are both consistent and delightful. Amy will work with you to make sure the menu is exactly what you want and will make sure you are not stressed and capable of enjoying your event. Hands down the best catering company in New York City.
Lauren Ruggiero, 747 Capital
Everyone raved about the food.
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at my parents’ apartment on Central Park West. Sweet Basil worked with us on how to set up the space to fit everyone comfortably. They created a delicious menu that would accommodate our party of 100 guests-meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans, and kids. Everyone raved about the food. The staff was very professional and also incredibly nice. And no one was ever waiting for a drink or food. So many guests told me that it was the most wonderful wedding and party they had ever attended.
Incredibly professional, prepared, and dependable.
Amy and the entire Sweet Basil team were incredibly professional, prepared, and dependable. The process from planning, to event execution was flawless. Amy worked closely with me to ensure that all of my clients needs would be met and their satisfaction assured. All of that said, the food was simply delicious and consistent. It was beautifully presented and the servers were pleasant and readily available. As an event planner, it is a genuine pleasure to have a key component of an event’s success in such capable hands. I look forward to working with Amy and Sweet Basil again.
Nancy Basenese, Owner, The Event Expert
Everyone was thrilled.
Thank you for helping to make our press event such a success! Everyone was thrilled with the food and your staff was wonderful.
Ashley Kleinstein, Access PR
She was full of ideas and advice.
I hired Sweet Basil Catering for an international product launch for 175 guests held at a Manhattan loft space for our biggest client, a world leader in consumer goods packaging. We’re based in Paris, so relying on our partner for this event was imperative. Amy and her staff exceeded our expectations from the first call until the very day of the launch party. Before the event she was full of ideas and advice and willing to adapt to and improve upon our ideas. During the event the staff was more than dedicated to us, with impeccable service. The food and decoration (hand painted orchids amongst other beautiful decor) were exquisite. The guests marveled at it all.
Eva Lozano, Managing Partner, Adkimist Communications
The guests loved the unique flavor of each dish.
We hired Sweet Basil for our engagement party and they did an amazing job. The guests loved the unique flavor of each dish. It catered to both my traditional Indian family and to my friends. The staff were professional and polite and exceeded my expectations.
The quality of the ingredients was so fresh and mouth-watering.
Sweet Basil catered our 100-person wine tasting charity event to benefit a program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Amy’s team worked with our wine provider to design appetizers that complimented the wines we would be serving. We had a lot of guests who regularly go to these kinds of cocktail events, and they were all saying that our appetizers were the most delicious that they had ever tasted at a party. Amy did a really nice job of making sure there was food for all guests for the whole two and a half hours. The quality of the ingredients was so fresh and mouth-watering, and the presentation was inventive and modern while still being classic. We are very thankful we ran across Sweet Basil’s website when we were looking for caterers for our charity event.
Theresa Soriano, MD, MPH, Director, Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program
The servers were always there, but never in the way. Loved it!
I hired Sweet Basil to catermy engagement party in December. It was our first experience with hiring a caterer, and we’d heard horror stories from friends about catering services they’d used, so we didn’t know what to expect. Well, Sweet Basil exceeded our hopes and made the party an affair to remember! Amy worked overtime with us to design a menu fit for the occasion (and our budget). On the big day, the quality, variety and amount of food proved to be tremendous, and the service was perfect – the servers were always there, but never in the way. Loved it!
It was the best decision I ever made.
I had just moved to a new home when my husband asked me to host a business cocktail party for 50. I rarely use a caterer, but after hearing about Sweet Basil from a friend, and feeling overwhelmed, I decided to call. It was the best decision I ever made. They took care of everything from the food, to the rental of glasses, ice, tables, and linens. The staff of three were equally impressive…young, energetic, and very knowledgeable. The hors d’oeuvres were varied, delicious and plentiful. My sons never left the door to the kitchen so that they could be the first to eat from every tray as it emerged from the kitchen. I continue to receive comments about that party from everyone who attended.
The timing and delivery of the drinks and food was perfect.
I planned a fundraising benefit for 250 people for Manhattan Country School and used Sweet Basil for the catering. From the beginning of the planning process, Sweet Basil took care of all the details and worked with me to create the event that was right for our school’s community and one that fit within our budget. The timing and delivery of the drinks and food was perfect. They were accomodating and flexible throughout the entire evening. The food was delicious and the presentation was unique, whimsicle, yet elegant and simple. Because our school has a working farm in the Catskills, Sweet Basil worked with our farm staff to create a menu using our farm’s available produce and meat products. Sweet Basil treated us with respect, care, and generosity, all the while maintaining a high level of professionalism – making them the perfect caterer for our community oriented school.
Jessica Blake, Manhattan Country School
Top notch .. smooth as silk!
The staff at our brunch event was top notch, the food was great and the entire party was smooth as silk!
Bricken Sparacino, Program Coordinator, Central Park Zoo
People are still talking about it.
Sweet Basil Catering is exceptional in every aspect. My party not only looked beautiful–the food was amazing, and people are still talking about it. Amy is incredible with her insight into food preparation. I highly recommend and will use Sweet Basil Catering again and again. No one else has come close.
They were so prepared.
I recently hired Sweet Basil for a birthday party for my husband and they did an amazing job! They were so prepared, came a few days before to help with the party layout of our apartment, had great suggestions, and were so pleasant during the planning process. The night of the party the staff was so helpful–the food was amazing and all of our guests commented on how attentive the staff was and how delicious every bite of food was.
They made things all the more special and festive.
Sweet Basil catered my baby shower and I have nothing but great things to say. From the food to the drinks to the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, everything really was perfect. In addition to how delicious the food was, everyone is still talking about how beautiful and unique the presentation was. It made for a really elegant afternoon – and the staff was so courteous and professional, they made things all the more special and festive. I’ve attended and hosted many similar parties, and this is the best experience I’ve had with a caterer.
The entire night passed without a hitch.
I had always prepared myself with the expectation that nothing could be perfect and something would go wrong. It was not the case with Sweet Basil. The entire night passed without a hitch. Sweet Basil’s hard work and professionalism showed on the day. The loft was beautifully decorated which everyone commented on. The food was magnificent (we had a buffet), and everyone commented on how fantastic it was. Despite the having nearly 100 people to prepare food for, both our salmon and beef were perfectly cooked. We also had hors d’oeuvres which were delicious and a cupcake tree which was both delicious and beautiful. We honestly could not have been happier with their contribution to the day and are just thankful of how lucky we were to end up with Amy and her team.
Rose & Conor O'Donoghue
Much higher quality and more creative than typical catered fare.
Amy, the owner of Sweet Basil was amazing to work with. She has great taste, is a lovely person and runs a tight ship. Sweet Basil’s food is outstanding, much higher quality and more creative than typical catered fare. Amy was also very accommodating to alter the menu to suit our vegetarian and gluten-free guests. The staff was great (not to mention, adorable!) and really went the extra mile for our guests. I would highly recommend Sweet Basil to anyone planning a wedding.
Meighan Dobson Sherman
First class service.
It is always hard for someone who’s a devoted cook to turn over “her” kitchen to outsiders, but as soon as I met Amy I knew she would be great. And so it proved. Her team are as calm, charming and easy going as Amy herself, but exceptionally sharp and professional when it comes to providing a first class service. Everyone raved about the food, and it was presented imaginatively, a real visual treat. The team managed the guests’ requirements very professionally, creating a good atmosphere. It all went flawlessly. They left our place immaculate, and left both we, and our guests wanting to see them again, and soon.
Joan Wucher King
Wonderfully attentive and gracious staff.
It was a lovely party and just the right mix of personal and professional. Everyone commented on how wonderfully attentive and gracious your staff is. Sweet Basil was the first reference I found on the internet and I did not feel the need to look any further.
Your team was amazing.
It was a fabulous party! We all had the best time and your team was amazing as expected.