A Note from Craig Pellis, Executive Chef and Owner
Since starting Silver Spoon Catering and Events in 1997, I have been successfully planning and catering corporate events and one-of-a-kind private parties in the New York Metropolitan area. My events distinguish themselves by their level of aesthetic beauty, and their ability to reflect the clients' style.
Each party I do is different. I enjoy crafting cuisine particular to each event. By listening to my clients needs, I am able to offer unparalleled customer satisfaction.
I graduated of The Culinary Institute of America with honors in 1991, and I haven't stopped cooking or being creative with food ever since. I trained under some wonderful chefs in New York and Connecticut. I enjoy scouring the markets for new and unusual food. When I prepare a menu for you, I am bringing you my expertise and passion.
I feel that catering is so much more than just food. It involves professional service, expertise in event planning, and a true commitment to client satisfaction. Nothing is as satisfying as when customers refer their friends to my business.
I am grateful for the confidence of my customers who trust me to make the best days of their life a glowing success.
10 Reasons Why We Loved Silver Spoon Catering
The hors d’oeuvres, the service, the entrees, the dessert, the captain, the bartenders --- all perfect! Silver Spoon Catering knows how to cater an event. When every aspect of the catering is perfect, you know you’ve picked the right caterer.
From the moment guests walked into the cocktail hour, they were welcomed with an abundance of food and drinks – every single hors d’oeuvre was delicious, the smoked salmon cones and of course the cheese diamonds. My guests raved about all the hors d’oeuvres and were having such a good time they could have stayed at the Cocktail hour all night.
3. The staff was friendly, professional and incredibly competent. Guests never had to wait for a drink, or an hors d’oeuvre because there was always someone there to serve them. You were able to predict exactly how many staff were needed – once again, a sign of a true professional.
Your Captain was professional, extremely aware of everything that was happening and was able to adapt to our, spur of the moment, special requests.
The tables were set up beautifully. The flowers and centerpieces were perfectly placed. Something that is second nature to your team but something I worried about.
The ice! You had plenty of ice! You are right. That was a turning point for me!
One more comment on the staff. What was really impressive to many of my guests were that multiple waiters brought the food to the table so everyone could eat at the same time. They knew exactly who ordered what which is also pretty rare. Water glasses were filled, wine was poured… again, you kept saying that staff made the party and it did.
Back to the food --- EVERYTHING was delicious. The entrees were delicious --- the filet and salmon were perfectly cooked. One of things also noticed by my guests were that you served different sides, depending on the entrée… one of the guests making that comment has probably gone to 100+ Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and was impressed you did that. And of course, two people commented on the vegetables being cooked right. If you couldn’t tell, I had a handful of good friends checking everything out because they knew I was nervous. Even I had to laugh that they analyzed the vegetables!
The party and planning process was well organized. A perfectly catered party doesn’t just happen. It takes hard work, experience and professionalism. It takes delicious food and competent staff. It takes an owner that is committed to his clients. Silver Spoon Catering has it all.
10. Working with you --- I told you I made the decision because of trust. You were fantastic to work with and were able to anticipate so many of my questions in advance.
Craig, thanks for everything. Thanks for putting up with my lists… Thanks for catering the perfect event.
Sharon & David
Client Testimonials “I have used Silver Spoon for several personal events. Craig and his team have done an excellent job. The catering for the events was both sophisticated and fun. I highly recommend Silver Spoon for any type of event.” Kathy September 2010
“Craig Pellis's Silver Spoon Catering has catered several parties for me, large and small. The food was outstanding, the presentation was beautiful, and the variety of offerings and his sound advice made for success every occasion he catered. He is very easy to work with. His menus are extensive and afford numerous choices--in my experience; all of the items selected were excellent. I recommend Pellis's Silver Spoon Catering without reservation.” Mitch September 2011
“Craig catered a surprise 75th birthday party in my home. The results were wonderful. The guests could not stop commenting on the wonderful the food. I would strongly recommend Craig for any . I would absolutely use his service again.” Mindy September 16, 2010
“Craig Pellis of Silver Spoon Catering has catered several personal parties (including an engagement party) as well as many professional functions ranging from about 50 people to several hundred. Each time the food has been superb, creative, well presented, delicious, and the staff has been top notch. His prices are very fair and reasonable. Doug, Marcon September 2010
“Craig catered our wedding at a site without access to a real kitchen, and everything was as we wanted. He also coordinated getting the tents, chairs, linens, dishes, etc., which was a great help.” Lynn June, 2011
"Wow what a great event. Your team put together a great product launch for us. The timing was perfect fand stations were great.. We appreciate working with such a professioanl company." Steve, June 2009
"I have used Silver Spoon to cater many parties; from small gatherings to large groups of over a hundred. They are very helpful in planning menus, the food is always delicious and wait staff very professional." Christine, May 2011
"I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with everything. The food was excellent, the service was very professional, the set-up was very well done and the cake was delicious. Thank you very much for everything you did. It was plainly obvious to Audrey and I how much you care about your work and how that directly translates into an extraordinary party." Mal, June 2008
“Craig provided exceptional catering for our wedding. The food was plentiful and delicious. Craig and his staff were highly organized and service oriented, helping us successfully execute on many months of planning and allowing us to relax and enjoy our day. Craig is a pleasure to do business with and we will definitely work with him again.” Stacy, September 2011
“Craig did a party of 15 for my mother's 90th birthday this past July. From planning through execution, it was a wonderful experience. The food quality was superb; presentation was wonderfully creative and absolutely beautiful, service impeccable. They made our small event seem like a grand event, without losing the sense of intimacy for a small party. Craig is a joy to work with. Our caterer of choice from this point forward.” Robby August , 2011
“My experience with Craig Pellis and Silver Spoon Catering made me appreciate the value of a full-service caterer. Craig and crew came to my rescue and provided a reasonably priced vegetarian menu that pleased over 150 guests at my daughter's wedding reception. His presence on site made everything move smoothly. His crew is polished and polite and helped our guests enjoy their evening. I highly recommend him.” Deborah August 2011
“Craig provides great service and a terrific menu as a 1st class caterer. He knows his business well and has been taught by the best as a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, He has strong business skills combined with creative design and food presentation. I would hire Craig for any and all of my catering needs.” Maureen C October 2010
“I hired Craig's company--Silver Spoon Catering--when my son became a Bar Mitzvah. The food was superb, the service excellent, and Craig listened to my needs and always had great ideas for food and presentation. I strongly recommend Craig and would hire him again.” Rachel October 2011
“Craig and his team at Silver Spoon Catering did an amazing job at our daughter's 1st birthday party. The food was delicious, the staff was wonderful, and everything ran smoothly and efficiently. I would highly recommend Craig and Silver Spoon Catering for any event they are fabulous!” Alison October 2010
“Craig is awesome to work with. He has done several receptions for us and we have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious and the presentation always beautiful.” Faith October 2010
“We use Craig often to cater family events both in our home and elsewhere. He can set up a portable kitchen where there are no facilities, or take advantage of the kitchen available. Craig always blends new dishes to add to what have become our family favorites. We can rely on Craig and his staff for a worry-free event, so we can relax and enjoy ourselves with our guests.” Andy October 2010
Everything was beautiful fabulous delicious and went off seamlessly. Thank you so much once again unfortunately that's it for the bar bat mitzvah now you will have to wait for the weddings. Thank you. Bonnie and Michael 2-1
I want to thank you for the incredible party you put together for us! Chari and I had a terrific time, and our guests were even more pleased. I'm certain you will be getting calls from friends who attended. Thanks again for all your hard work before, during and after our event! Best, Scott 2-8
Although I didn't eat a bite of food, people ( including my husband) are raving that everything was excellent! Thank you so much for absolutely everything. We are so grateful! Best regards, Craig and Michele 2-1
I was very satisified with your staff and the presentation of the food last Friday.Everything went smoothly and I was truly grateful for that. I have recommended you to a friend of mine. Evelyn I. 1-30
Food was delicious—many favorable comments. Looking forward to a repeat performance next year. Best- Phyllis 1-15