Since 2005, Red Table Catering has brought fresh, local ingredients and a global palate to events of all sizes. Working in close partnership with our clients, we develop custom-designed menus using only the freshest ingredients from New York City's finest butchers, farmers' markets, and specialty shops. Our food is remarkable, but that's only the start of the Red Table experience. To learn more, see what our customers say on Yelp.
Red Table Catering was founded in 2002 by Brooke Costello and Melanie de Coppet, moving to its current location in Brooklyn in 2005. Over the years, we've had the pleasure of cooking for private parties, family meals, corporate events and major public events. Our professional team of chefs and servers understand that while every job is different, they all call for the finest food, artfully delivered.
Brooke Costello, Owner & Head Chef
Brooke has always cooked, and his cooking experience is as varied as his palette. He started cooking professionally as a teenager in Buffalo, New York, making fresh pasta and Buffalo wings at a mom and pop Italian joint. As a student at Oberlin College, Brooke worked in a student-run food co-op, where he baked bread, made tofu and yogurt and learned the importance both of sourcing superior local products and focusing on people's experience with the food he created.
After college Brooke worked in Bertorelli, a fine Italian restaurant in London's Covent Garden, in the smoker at Ruby's BBQ in Austin, Texas and at Austin's premier caterer Word Of Mouth Catering. His last major stop before New York was in the market center of Santiago, Chile where he spent three years creating dishes with the incredible bounty of regional seafood and produce and learned from some of Santiago's best cooks.
When we went to sample their dishes, we were blown away. Everything we tried, we loved. The staff were so good and helpful and friendly. It really added to the mood and feel of the whole wedding. Our guests loved it all, from the hors d'oeuvres to the incredible desserts. We took those home with us after the wedding! – Fred Armisen & Elisabeth Moss
The wedding was just spectacular. Everyone raved about the food. Humberto and I were so happy that we got to enjoy the delicious food as well! And the service was excellent. People were very impressed. Everything flowed perfectly as well. – Jessie and Humberto.
Brooke and team were top notch in catering our housewarming/post-wedding celebration. The whole process was very easy and on the day of, they handled everything very professionally and responded flexibly throughout the day. The food was amazing! We were looking for a company specializing in small plates as it was more of a cocktail party, and they really delivered. – Carlene M.
We were extremely fortunate to work with Red Table on a charity fundraiser for our non-profit, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. From start to finish, Brooke and his team were amazing. – Leslie J.
We hired Red Table Catering after doing some online research for an experienced Brooklyn caterer for our wedding. We did not want your typical wedding fare, and Brooke and his team did not disappoint! After the wedding, we got the kind of feedback you want post-reception:"The best food I have ever had at a wedding." "The coordination of the folks who brought each course out was impressive!" "I seldom went a few seconds without putting something in my mouth!" "Delicious, and so unique!" "I've been to 100 Italian wedding hall-type weddings, and this was a stark but amazing contrast." "This was my daughter's first wedding, and now she will be looking for the amuse bouche at every wedding she goes to!" – Casie A.
My event production agency has worked with Brooke & team on a few different occasions now, and we've been very happy every time. Most recently they created a perfectly elegant, sophisticated, and utterly creepy menu for a horror themed press event we threw for a TV show. We appreciated their flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm with our unique theme. The event before that was a cocktail party for a health-focused magazine, so was a very different feel, and they created an elegant, contemporary, health conscious menu that was just right for what we needed. In a city with so many options for high quality caterers, with Red Table you can trust you'll work with great people, the planning process will be straight forward and stress free, and the food will be classy and delicious. Thanks guys! – Katie B.
Red Table has consistently delivered and has been a breeze to work with over the last few years, from private dinners to company festivities. The food is delicious, the drinks strong, and their service is among the best I’ve encountered for catered events. Their staff members are warm, discrete, and great problem solvers, taking care of any issues or challenges that may arise with little effort from the hosts (i.e. sudden rain in middle of an event, throwing a party in a raw construction space, etc.). Events with them always run smoothly and efficiently, and they truly bend over backwards for their clients. I highly recommend them. --B.A.