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We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. No personal checks will be accepted.
We cater for a wide variety of events from platters dropped off at your home or office to white gloved waiters for a 1,000.
If you can dream it, we can deliver! And, if you have no idea, we can dream it for you. Whether you have a Moroccan, Mediterranean, Seafood or Asian theme or need a special custom menu, we can do it all. Certé's stellar reputation has been built by providing caring, personalized service and first-class International and American cuisine with an emphasis on style, creativity, and freshness. Our Special Events Catering is privileged to provide catering services to some of NYC's most prestigious names in fashion, corporations, law, and the social register.
We do not charge for delivery if you are inside our delivery area. Areas 1st to 8th Avenues between 42nd and 65th Streets are free delivery. A minimal fee is charged for other areas in Manhattan. Please call for the fee schedule.
No. Our service is exceptional, so we happily leave the gratuity for you to include. Our delivery staff works for tips.
No. Only on Sundays. All other days, just order just a coffee, if you like.
Online - We take orders online 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Catering Hours (5 persons or more) - Monday-Friday: 7a - 6p, Saturday: 9a - 6p, Sunday: Closed
Retail Counter Hours - Monday-Friday: 7a - 6p , Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Sit-Down, Buffet, Drop-Off
On-Site Delivery & Set-up
With a delivery driver to set up at your home or office, and then we return after the event to pick up any serving items.
Your order from our store at 20 W 55th, New York, NY 10019.
Full Service Catering
With professional uniformed staff, servers, and bartenders. We can provide you with chairs, tables, china, glassware, silverware, tents and umbrellas, even arrange for your centerpieces, place cards, and party favors.
Plates, plastic ware, cups, condiments, napkins, cups, straws ... everything you should need! Ceramic is available with advance notice.
Yes. We provide the linens at an additional charge.
We have been asked this puzzling question by new potential customers several times in any given year. We are told that they have experienced “cold” food that should have been hot from other caterers. The answer is Yes! Hot items will be delivered hot and cold items will be delivered cold. We can't imagine it any other way. We provide you with the choice of wire or metal chafers and also have electric chafers instead of sterno, as some offices do not allow an open flame. Room temperature foods are usually the preferred way some clients order, or order items cold so they could heat them up for their dinner party.
Depends on the size; however, we are usually able to accommodate most changes made 6-12 hours prior to delivery for smaller drop-off deliveries. Or, immediately after the order is placed. Because we order everything fresh, 48 hours notice is required for larger events.
No. Only if they are lost. 24 hours notice is required.
We are open year round and happy to provide catering on all major holidays. Some holidays require additional charges (i.e. Christmas). 48 hours notice is required
Yes, we are able to accommodate all dietary restrictions with proper notice.
Yes. The cost of wait staff is based on your location, level of difficulty, facility challenges, your service caliber expectations and budget. The number of wait staff for every event varies because every event has its challenges, so we believe that boiler-plate staffing formulas don't work. If you would like “extra” staff on hand, we're happy to help. Many of our wait staff has been with us a decade or more.
For a minimum, we can provide a full range of tableware, china, glassware and cutlery. A reasonable hire charge will be made for this service.
This is decided on a case by case basis. If the order is already prepared, the full value of the event will be charged.
Call Certé right away at 212.397.2020. One of our phone representatives can assist you, or ask for your personal Event Designer.
We normally have fresh cakes in our bakery for ready at a moment's notice. Call to find out what wonderful creations we have on a given day. Give us 24 hours notice and we'll bake up practically any cake or pie you can dream up. Contact us and discuss what you have in mind and we'll give you some ideas with price options.
Corporations with strong credit histories are welcome to complete our House Account Form and usually take weeks to set up. We must have a credit card back-up on file in case the account exceeds 30 days.