Have a Celebrity Chef Cater Your Wedding
By AsianFusion Editorial Team
Imagine the Insta-moment when your guests see celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz preparing the meal at your wedding or special event. That’s exactly what Paul Neuman, owner of award-winning, 37-year-old catering house, Neuman’s Kitchen, thought when he asked Chef Cardoz to join him in an exclusive catering partnership to offer an elevated experience for his catering clients.
With critically acclaimed restaurants in India and the US, Cardoz is best recognized as the Season Three winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and as head chef at restaurants like Danny Mayer’s Tabla and North End Grill. Chef Cardoz currently is the chef-owner of NYC’s Bombay Bread Bar and is the Culinary Director of Mumbai’s Bombay Canteen, which has recently been named India’s top restaurant, 2019 by Condé Nast Traveller.
“Our goal with this collaboration,” says Paul Neuman, owner of Neuman’s Kitchen, “is to offer our clients Floyd’s highly personal approach and unique interpretations of international food for their catered events. It was love at first sight when we first met Floyd, and we instinctively knew that his creativity and our direction were going to be something unique in the catering arena.”
Cardoz adds, “I believe that good food and good cooking are not only about how good something looks or tastes, it’s also about how good you feel while cooking for someone you love, or eating something that has been lovingly prepared for you. The entire process of cooking is about expressing your soul. If your food does not have soul, it will not give joy to those eating it. And without soul, we are nothing. Working with Neuman’s Kitchen will allow me to offer my food to larger events, something I can’t do in my restaurants. Neuman’s Kitchen has the capabilities and reach I was looking for in such a partnership, and I am excited to start this new journey with them.”
The Cardoz menus became available in March, beginning with a focus on bridal and life cycle events as well as destination weddings. Neuman’s Kitchen, based in New York and Philadelphia, will collaborate with caterers around North America through their affiliation with LCA – The Leading Caterers of America to enable Floyd to reach a national audience. www.NeumansKitchen.com
About Neuman’s Kitchen and Chef Floyd Cardoz
Neuman’s Kitchen has made a name for itself through its award-winning cuisine equally known for its hallmark for presentation and commitment to sustainability. Started by Paul Neuman in 1981, the company’s mission is to live at the intersection of food, art and commerce—to delight, inspire and be inspired. The catering house did over 1800 events in 2018, ranging from 15 to 2000 people, spanning corporate, bridal and private events.
Floyd Cardoz is a celebrity chef who first gained recognition as chef for Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group’s Tabla and North End Grill. He later went on to win Season Three of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. Cardoz has received the James Beard Award for “Humanitarian of the Year” and in 2011, GQ Magazine named him among the “Top 50 Most Influential Global Indians.” He currently is the chef-owner of NYC’s Bombay Bread Bar and is the Culinary Director of Mumbai’s Bombay Canteen.