JAY ASTAFA catering + events (est. 2013) is a boutique plant-based atelier specializing in designing high end bespoke events in New York + Los Angeles + worldwide .
Launched in May 2013 by plant [r]bebel chef Jay Astafa, the company began following Astafa’s wildly successful two-night restaurant pop-up — aptly titled Jay Kitchen — which a month earlier drew fans of fine fare from all corners of New York for a memorable dinner on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Since that time, Astafa and his talented team have earned accolades from clients near and far, longtime loyal and brand new. From Los Angeles to New York City, corporate to nonprofit, prix fixe sit-down to interactive station style, cocktail parties to multi course tasting menus, bar and bat mitzvahs to weddings, birthday parties to baby showers — jay astafa catering is capable of producing whatever the occasion calls for. Jay Astafa’s client list includes Russell Simmons, LUSH Cosmetics, BET, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, and VegNews Magazine to name a few.
Of comparable priority to jay astafa catering is delivering a unique yet undeniably delicious eating experience. From the individual organic ingredients to the overall presentation, the first bite to the aftertaste, Astafa takes every aspect seriously — with a bit of whim, of course. This skilled young chef is nothing if not inspired, paying homage to tried and true blueprints for classic dishes while reinventing recipes to align with the times, as well as the ethos of his company and patrons. Jay Astafa creates custom designed menus that showcase his wide range of cooking style which ranges from reimagined comfort food to avant garde vegetable forward cuisine.
The New York based company operates from Astafa’s ever-popular 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe on Long Island. Jay Astafa and his team produce events throughout the New York metro area, as well as traveling to all major cities for destination events .
Steeped in creativity, jay astafa catering places a premium on originality, so expect nuance in every bite. With that said, Astafa’s culinary craft proves time and again to be a crowd-pleaser, garnering ample praise and earning booking after booking.