frequently asked questions 


How do I get started planning my event?

Email us with your event request, and we will get back to you within 48 hours. 

Where are you based?

We are based in New York.  Our catering kitchen is located at 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe, on Long Island.  

Do you cater destination events?

Yes we do!  We are able to travel to all major cities such as NYC, LA, Miami, SF, and more.     

Are you a full service catering company?

Yes we are! We provide everything from the food to the staffing.  We also coordinate the venue, event production services, bar services, rentals, lighting, florist, cake, etc. We are only able to accommodate full service events, so we don't offer drop off services.  

Do you have a set menu?

We don't have any set menus, because each event is different. At jay astafa catering, we specialize in custom designed plant based menus.   After you send us your event request, we will send you a menu proposal with options customized to your event.  We pretty much can do anything, as long as it's vegan! 

Some menu formats that we do are:

  • mini bites 
  • multi course tasting menus ranging from 7-15+ courses 
  • cocktail hour + plated dinner
  • cocktail hour + buffet
  • cocktail hour + food stations 
  • cocktail hour + family style
  • dessert tables

Will my meat eating friends and family be happy with an all vegan menu?

The majority of the guests at the events we cater are not even vegan or vegetarian, and they are always impressed with the food. We have the ability to present familiar flavors and foods, that just happen to be plant based. Check out some of our testimonials!  

What type of events do you cater?  

We cater all types of events such as corporate events, fashion events, non profit events, weddings, dinner parties, cocktail parties, etc.  We have catered events ranging from 4-500+ guests.