Harvest & Revel

Brooklyn, NY

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How does your service stand out?

Harvest & Revel (formerly known as Bed Stuy Kitchen) is a full service private event catering company based out of Brooklyn, NY. For adventurous and thoughtful eaters, event producers and party planners who care about taste and well-being, we are the alternative catering company offering well-sourced and creatively cooked food with style as well as ethics and health consciousness. With every detail- we help facilitate refreshingly positive, artful, and satisfying events and meals for all occasions. Unlike most other caterers, Harvest & Revel does not have set menus because we customize every menu that we create, responding to the vision of each client. Directed by this vision, we draw upon the ingredients and flavors being offered by the current season to design a memorable and delicious culinary experience. Also unlike most private event caterers and private chefs in New York, we always work with all-natural ingredients that are at the peak of their seasonal freshness. We focus on celebrating the natural flavors of the food and helping them to shine. It is our goal for you to walk away from your meal or from the event feeling positive about your consumption, knowing how each of your meals was crafted and where it came from.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We enjoy working with clients to customize an event specific to their vision. Since we are a full service catering company- we can provide staffing, rental service, bar packages, coffee & tea service, disposable plateware, and event decorations. Just let us know what type of event you're interested in creating and we will make it happen!
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Location

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Years in business

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

28

Reviews

26 Reviews
  • Ann M. Oct 26, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Getting started
    Still in the planning stage but so far so good.
    Harvest & Revel C. Oct 27, 2016

    Thanks, Ann! Hope you feel that we offer 5-star service once the event is complete. Looking forward to continuing the planning process with you!

  • Samantha L. Jul 10, 2016
    Wedding Catering
    Verified Review
    The team at Harvest and Revel was incredible to work with for planning our wedding. Sara Elise was always professional, responsive and handled many of the details of our wedding. Her staff that came in to work the event were incredible -- friendly, accommodating, and a true team that banded together to make the night great! We had ALL our guests comment on how delicious the food was, and on top of that, it was sustainable, local and good for us and the earth. Cannot recommend the ladies at Harvest and Revel enough!
  • Gregory C. Jun 14, 2016
    Party Rental Supplies
    Verified Review
    Had a great experience working with Sara Elise - communication was clear, and she made everything I wanted happen. The staff at my event were particularly good.
  • Linda A. May 23, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Absolutely delighted. Sara Elise and her fabulous team catered a birthday brunch for over 50 people. The menu was fresh, creative and delicious. Guests raved over "the best granola I've ever had" and the "amazing root vegetable hash." Setup and service were flawless, warm and friendly. Presentation was lovely right down to the very pretty eco-friendly tableware provided. We felt we totally lucked out by discovering Sara Elise and the responsive care from Ora, Martine and Shawn. Couldn't recommend Harvest & Revel any more highly.
  • Wayne H. Mar 8, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Sara Elise, Ora and the rest of their team were fantastic to work with both during the planning phase of the event and during the actual event. Ora was great in helping me make the cocktail menu more "bespoke" for my 40th birthday and Sara Elise was super accommodating along the way too. I chose a bar package too and on the night, the bartender, Georgia, was an absolute hit with my guests. The table prepared by Sara Elise was also very well received and the food spoken about for days after. I will gladly work with this team again. The downgrade in the score is as a result of one of the suppliers (glassware) who was a bit aggressive during the drop off. Overall though, Harvest and Revel is an OUTSTANDING business to work with.
  • Amy N. Mar 7, 2016
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Sara and the whole team was just outstanding in every way, food, service,presentation professionalism, etc.Loved loved loved. Very highly recommend and hope we have a reason to use them again soon. thank you!
  • Karin S. Nov 21, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    I worked with Sara Elise, Ora, and the Bedstuy Kitchen team for our wedding/anniversary party in Greenpoint this past October. They're awesome — by far the best vendor we worked with the day of the event and throughout the entire planning process. The team was friendly, enjoyable, reliable, and just 'on it...' delivering both high quality food, drinks and service. During our party, the team was especially considerate. I really appreciated that Ora made sure that my husband and I were eating (we weren't) and brought food and drinks to us as we roamed the room. I had so many guests tell me the next day how delicious and healthy the food was. And I can personally attest to perfection of the cocktail punches. I remember worrying that they may seem too sweet or complicated... but they were really well-balanced and enjoyable. If you have the opportunity to work with Bedstuy Kitchen, do it. It will be one of the highlights.
  • Heidi R. Nov 12, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    We hired Sara Elise for a business event and we couldn't have been happier with her. She and her team arrived right on time, were efficient and friendly. The food was GORGEOUS and really delicious. Would absolutely recommend her and will hire her again for sure.
  • Sarah K. Oct 19, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    We hired Bed Stuy Kitchen for our fall wedding. The food was excellent. They tailored our menu to include several fall foods including my favorite, butternut squash. The display of the food was also beautiful - it fit right in with our fall theme. Sara and Ora were very responsive over the months leading up to the event. We would absolutely hire them in the future!
  • Oanh-nhi N. Oct 6, 2015
    Food is amazing. My group loved it. And it was pleasure working with Ora and Sara! Will definitely be working with them again.
  • Kierstin G. Oct 5, 2015
    Personal Chef (One Time)
    Verified Review
    I hired BSK for a surprise birthday that I was throwing in the city, and I have to say that not only were they accommodating and really helpful during the planning, but they were absolutely spectacular at the event: Not only were they very accommodating to my guests, but they were prompt, organized, and really timely. Every part of the evening, from appetizer to dessert was so well timed, yet totally relaxed. Ora and Sara Elise were friendly, approachable, and even accommodating (as so many people loved the food, there were many questions on the recipes!) I had requested that the meal itself be vegan-accessible, with the addition of a simple protein like poultry. The food was so delicious and tasty that many of my guests (at finding out some of the options, like the cashew-ginger soup, were vegan) actually said "if I could eat like THIS every day? I would totally be vegan". The chicken was flavourful and juicy, the peach cake was light and deliciously peachy, the cheese board was a HIT... I mean, I could go on, truly, but you get the point. Overall I would not hesitate for a second to hire them again. If you are looking for some talented, responsive, friendly and personable chefs, you have found your match.
  • Beverly M. Jul 20, 2015
    We contracted Bed Stuy Kitchen for a private dinner. The menu was well balanced and delicious ! Very responsive to all requests & communication and a pleasure the day of. I will absolutely consider them again for small and large functions.
  • Maura B. Jun 26, 2015
    BSK catered our three-day meeting, providing us with breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. The food was delicious--fresh, nourishing and beautiful. Sara Elise was a joy to work with--flexible, prompt, and professional. I would definitely work with BSK again.
  • Jan B. Jun 17, 2015
    Sara was the first caterer I ever hired for a double birthday party at home. My wife was petrified the day before because we had never met her or sampled her food. Her fears were completely unfounded and the food was delicious and the staff super professional. The bartender Sara provided unfortunately served our guests faster than the food could soak up, resulting in much fun but many hangovers. Very likely to offer more business.
  • V. L. Apr 28, 2015
    I searched high and low for a caterer for my husband's birthday bash, and I'm so glad that I found Bed Stuy Kitchen. They're all about healthy, yummy, beautifully presented food, which is exactly what I was looking for. I got in touch with them about a week before the party, and they were a dream to work with. Sara Elise was out of the country, but she answered all of my emails and concerns in a very timely manner. We finalized our menu through email, and confirmed everything over the phone once she returned. Even though it was three days before the event and I was a little nervous, Sara Elise calmed my fears and said, "Don't worry. Everything is going to be great!" Well, she was right. On the day of the event, she and her partner, Ora, arrived two hours before start time (and even before I got there). They started to work their magic and within no time, they had had a beautiful and stunning table set up with their deliciously scrumptious creations! I had a buffet-style, stationary hors d'oeuvres-type party and here are some things on my menu: rye bread with homemade arugula pesto, creamy local burrata, caramelized onions, and frizzled prosciutto; mushroom ricotta puffs with roasted garlic thyme; lemon-leek meatballs, carrot puree; herbed chicken puffs with sharp cheddar, caramelized onion; Chive saffron cakes with fresh ricotta lemon radish. All my guests raved about the food. So many of them asked me for business cards. I was so proud! Thanks to Sara Elise and Ora for making my husband's party such a huge success! They were lovely from beginning to end, and they even made sure that I was fed when they found out that I hadn't eaten a thing all night!
  • Miranda S. Apr 10, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Sara Elise and her team are quick to reply, professional, accommodating, and - most importantly - culinarily savvy! Bed Stuy Kitchen provided delicious and inventive appetizers for my off-site event, and did so without a kitchen, almost no light, and very little space. The team was totally flexible and had an awesome positive attitude that made my event feel warm and friendly - exactly the vibe I was hoping for. It was really easy to communicate with Sara in the preparatory period (which was about a week in total, but just a couple of days for hammering out details) and I so appreciated the professionalism with which she treated my event, and the space (which was borrowed and therefore extra-sensitive). Sara arrived on time and scouted the space with me to set up for her needs before her team arrived. I thought that was a really smart move and I appreciated her consideration of my desire to be "low impact" in a borrowed space. The team took ownership of their space so that I didn't need to micromanage, but worked within the confines of what the space allowed - a perfect balance! The food: everyone went BONKERS for the Bourbon caramel sea salt popcorn - it was ridiculously delicious and nicely balanced. The cheese and charcuterie boards were simple and delicious - and completely wiped out by the end of the night - and the passed apps flew off trays. Sara calculated the amount of food needed really well, and I appreciate having a well-fed event without lots of waste. I also requested bar service (I provided the alcohol) and her bartender was not only competent, but also warmly professional which matched the tone of my event perfectly. Basically, hire Bed Stuy Kitchen if you want an accommodating, professional, and creative caterer. They will make your event easier on you and tastier for your guests. A big thank you to Sara, Ora, and team!
  • Ellen W. Mar 21, 2015
    Bed Stuy Kitchen catered a 2 1/2 hour dinner/cocktail party for us. The event was held in an art studio space that did not have a kitchen, refrigerator, stove or hot running water. Even in those conditions they did a great job. The food was excellent and the team was very responsive and pleasant to work with. We highly recommend.
  • Katy G. Mar 20, 2015
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    We worked with Sara Elise and Ora for our wedding. They can provide a myriad of services, a fully catered event with a personalized menu, they can help plan out the setup of the space, and can even be the day of coordinators to make sure all is going well. We particularly liked their taste that is a combination of chic and rustic with a cozy homey feel to things. When it comes to the food they provide, their vision is admirable, they work with local farms and use only seasonal items. I highly recommend working with Sara Elise and Ora.. In addition to the yummy food, they are super easy to communicate with, fun to work with and they have great ideas..
  • Janis I. Feb 10, 2015
    Working with Sara was a pleasure. She was very professional and flexible. Most importantly, the food was delicious and I received many compliments from our event attendees.
  • Donna And Mitch D. Feb 2, 2015
    We were so very pleased with the kiddush lunch BedStuy Kitchen prepared and managed for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah. We heard so many wonderful compliments from our guests throughout the afternoon. The food was delicious and appreciated for being unique, the decor was lovely and the quantity ample. We wish Sara Elise and Ora many opportunities to cater more special events in the years ahead. Their hard work and commitment to quality should be well recognized and bring you much success. With gratitude for contributing to a most memorable celebration for Samantha's/
  • Jonathan G. Feb 2, 2015
  • Kristina C. Dec 15, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Sara Elise and her team catered my housewarming party for ~40 people at my apartment on the UWS. She developed an amazing menu based on my preferences and the execution was flawless. Her team (despite battling some difficult weather/traffic and running a few minutes late) still managed to create a beautiful spread before the guests hit the door, and the food was fantastic. Her bartender was also a welcome presence at the party serving up cocktails and wine. I couldn't recommend her team more highly.
  • Matthew P. Dec 8, 2014
    It was such a pleasure! From the customer service to the amazing taste of the desserts I would highly recommend Bed Stuy Kitchen!
  • Maria S. Oct 13, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Sara went above and beyond the call, when her car broke down and she had to find a car service and travel a great distance to arrive on time at our venue. The food was delicious, and she was very helpful in addressing any questions I had. Our guests were very pleased with the food, and we can recommend her highly.
  • Ellen E. Sep 23, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Sara Elise and Bed Stuy Kitchen were superb. The food was delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented. Sara Elise and her partner were on time, efficient and very friendly. Our guests liked the food so much, they wanted to meet the chef! Al around excellent experience -- highly recommend.
  • Kelly B. Sep 22, 2014
    Event Catering (Full Service)
    Verified Review
    Sara Elise worked with us on my sister-in-law's baby shower. We had a number of dietary issues and she was exremely helpful in creating a menu that accommodated everything we needed and also was delicious. Everyone at the party loved the food! She was also very communicative and professional throughout. Would definitely recommend.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We love to hear the client's needs for their event and then we provide them with a quote. If they would like to proceed, they fill out a deposit form and we create a customized menu for them. The deposit form does not mean that the client is committing to the initial menu we provide for them- but it just means that they are committing to working with us for their catering needs. From there, we can edit the menu as much as the client sees fit to make sure that all of their desires are accounted for. We can also handle rentals, staffing, beverages, coffee & tea service, takeaway treats for guests, table design, and disposables if needed as well.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We provide private chef services for various families and artist retreats in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Hamptons; provide catering in corporations, schools, community art centers, and private homes for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings, bat and bar mitzvahs, seasonal brunches, dinner parties, cocktail parties, etc.; as well as provide nutrition and holistic wellness mentorship for curriculum, mentorship programs, and individuals.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It's helpful when clients come to us already knowing the type of meal they want to have catered (breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, snacks, etc.), the number of guests (rough estimate), if the group has any pertinent allergies or dietary restrictions, the venue location and details (if there is a stove, oven, fridge, sink), and if they need any additional services such as rentals, staff, eco-friendly disposable plateware, bartender service, etc. It is also extremely helpful when clients have an idea of their budget and let us know it ahead of time.