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Who We Are

Integrity
Quality Food and Service
Love in All We Do
Pamper Every Guest
Innovate
GRATITUDE
Excellence


 

What We Do

We create the experience you envision for your special event

We integrate these core principles into all that we do, from delicious food and striking design to the highest level of service and hospitality with an understanding of trends and value. Founded in 1988 by John Policastro, Personal Touch has the privilege to work with wonderful families, corporations, celebrities, and athletes at some of the tri-state area's most prestigious venues, including the Freedom Tower and Time Square Studios.

Each of our team members are hand picked and required to be 'experience' certified. This certification assures that our core values will be brought to life and produced by every single team member to create an event with the highest level of hospitality and service. 

Our commitment to you, our guests, is that these core values will exceed expectations for your special occasion.

 

YOU'RE IN GOOD COMPANY

Trusted by the world's best.

From nationally recognized brands to your favorite local shops, friends and family:
Personal Touch is trusted by who you know and love.

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Event Services

Catering

Custom Menus
Dinner by the Bite
Seated Dinner
Stylized Food Bars
Tasting Plates

Event Design

Linen
Floral
Lighting
Balloons
Event Decor
Event Props
Event Themes
Costumes 
Dance Floors

Production

Event Coordination
Event Staff & Mixologists
Models
Amusements & Games
Entertainment
Furniture Rental
Tenting
Ice Sculpture
Photo Booths
Valet

Consulting

NY, NJ, CT, ARUBA Venues
Restaurants 
Invitations 
Hair Stylists
Makeup Artists
Photographers
Videography 
Talent
Event Branding
Travel and Concierge

We are a tight-knit group of hard-working, fast-footed and fearless hospitality specialists with fantastic attitudes and energy. Over the past 26 years we have collectively fed over 1,800,000 people, produced over 3,500 events, served at over 500 venues throughout NYC, NJ and CT, and sacrificed dozens of good ideas for one great one at each event.

JOHN

PRESIDENT
John founded Personal Touch in 1988 and feels blessed to have such an amazing team.

FUN FACT:
John enjoys quoting random movies and considers all of his quotes an inside joke that we happen to be on the outside of.

NICK

PURCHASING DIRECTOR Nick maintains positive vendor relationships along with purchasing the finest food, beverages and rentals for our events. Nick also assists in finding our newest talented team members. FUN FACT: Nick likes to be referred to as the Breakfast Prince. #PoliToast

PURCHASING DIRECTOR
Nick maintains positive vendor relationships along with purchasing the finest food, beverages and rentals for our events. Nick also assists in finding our newest talented team members.

FUN FACT:
Nick likes to be referred to as the Breakfast Prince. #PoliToast

ASHLEY

SOCIAL EVENT SPECIALIST Before graduating from college in 2011 Ashley was a part of the Personal Touch event staff. She is proud to now produce events as an event specialist with the highest level hospitality and certainty that she has the greatest event team there is. FUN FACT: Ashley gave up eating meat because of her love for animals.

SOCIAL EVENT SPECIALIST
Before graduating from college in 2011 Ashley was a part of the Personal Touch event staff. She is proud to now produce events as an event specialist with the highest level hospitality and certainty that she has the greatest event team there is.

FUN FACT:
Ashley gave up eating meat because of her love for animals.

MIGUEL

OPERATIONS MANAGER  Miguel is the core to our team. Although behind the scenes for most events, Miguel makes sure every detail from plate to salt shaker is at an event. He takes great pride in behind the scenes hospitality. FUN FACT: Miguel hides candy at his work station and thinks Ashley and Kaitlyn don't eat it when he in't looking.

OPERATIONS MANAGER 
Miguel is the core to our team. Although behind the scenes for most events, Miguel makes sure every detail from plate to salt shaker is at an event. He takes great pride in behind the scenes hospitality.

FUN FACT:
Miguel hides candy at his work station and thinks Ashley and Kaitlyn don't eat it when he in't looking.

JORGE

CHEF Jorge has been with Personal Touch from just about day one. Jorge produces all food for experience events and catering as well as maintains our culinary excellence.  FUN FACT: Jorge doesn't age and looks the same as he did in 1989. We want to know his secret!

CHEF
Jorge has been with Personal Touch from just about day one. Jorge produces all food for experience events and catering as well as maintains our culinary excellence. 

FUN FACT:
Jorge doesn't age and looks the same as he did in 1989. We want to know his secret!

KAITLYN

CORPORATE EVENT SPECIALIST Kaitlyn works with corporate clients on a daily basis. Kaitlyn is usually every event's first point of contact and she makes all clients feel right at home. She works closely with each client to ensure she creates the experience they envision for their special event. FUN FACT: Everyone at Personal Touch considers Kaitlyn the 'smart one'.

CORPORATE EVENT SPECIALIST
Kaitlyn works with corporate clients on a daily basis. Kaitlyn is usually every event's first point of contact and she makes all clients feel right at home. She works closely with each client to ensure she creates the experience they envision for their special event.

FUN FACT:
Everyone at Personal Touch considers Kaitlyn the 'smart one'.

LUIS

EVENT OPERATIONS  Luie services corporate events on a daily basis along with the behind the scenes set up. He also services social events and works closely with Edgar to ensure excellence. FUN FACT: We all think Luie is Edgar's long lost brother. DNA testing proves otherwise.

EVENT OPERATIONS 
Luie services corporate events on a daily basis along with the behind the scenes set up. He also services social events and works closely with Edgar to ensure excellence.

FUN FACT:
We all think Luie is Edgar's long lost brother. DNA testing proves otherwise.

PEDRO

CHEF Pedro is Jorge's right hand man. He works closely with our culinary team to assure every detail is to perfectection. FUN FACT: Pedro is a man of little words, but when he speaks we all listen.

CHEF
Pedro is Jorge's right hand man. He works closely with our culinary team to assure every detail is to perfectection.

FUN FACT:
Pedro is a man of little words, but when he speaks we all listen.

EDGAR

EVENT MANAGER Edgar has worked at Personal Touch since the mid 90's. Edgar began as staff and is the finest in his field of hospitality.    FUN FACT: Edgar has lists of 'Edgar-isms' only a select few can understand. His favorite hobby is volley ball and considers himself a semi-pro.

EVENT MANAGER
Edgar has worked at Personal Touch since the mid 90's. Edgar began as staff and is the finest in his field of hospitality. 
 

FUN FACT:
Edgar has lists of 'Edgar-isms' only a select few can understand. His favorite hobby is volley ball and considers himself a semi-pro.

LISA

EVENT DESIGN SPECIALIST Lisa's knack for design and sophistication is timeless. She works closely behind the scenes with our event specialists to produce beautiful events. FUN FACT: Lisa loves puppies and we think she missed her calling as a dog breeder or puppy store owner.

EVENT DESIGN SPECIALIST
Lisa's knack for design and sophistication is timeless. She works closely behind the scenes with our event specialists to produce beautiful events.

FUN FACT:
Lisa loves puppies and we think she missed her calling as a dog breeder or puppy store owner.

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Personal Touch Catering is our solution for feeding groups of people at their home or office on a daily basis. Our Personal Touch Catering customers are pharmaceutical or sales representative, an administrative assistant in a corporate or doctor’s office, a real estate agent, a teacher or parent organizing a school event, etc., that desires a Personal Touch delivery.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERSONAL TOUCH CATERING AND PERSONAL TOUCH EXPERIENCE?
Personal Touch Catering is a buffet-style catering package delivered within our catering drop off radius.
Personal Touch Experience is an event that includes our team of staff and chefs to create the experience our clients envision. 
Personal Touch Experience is our catering and event planning company. Our events include wedding catering and planning, mitzvahs, galas, social, private, and business events. We recommend a wider variety of party venues in NYC and NJ for our off premise catering and event services. 
Event catering services include corporate and conference catering, BBQs, gluten free, hors d'oeuvres and cocktail service, sit down dinners, and an organic farm to table experience that will have all of your guests raving.
We are the recommended caterer and event company in New York City and the Tri-State area. 

Check out our additional event services in 'events'. 

HOW DO I PLACE A CATERING ORDER?
You may place an order by phone (201)488-8820 to our office representatives Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM,
via email 
admin@ptevents.com or our convenient online order system.

HOW EARLY DO I NEED TO PLACE MY ORDER?
We request that you place your catering order 24 hours in advance.
If you have a last minute request please call our office or leave a voicemail and we will try our best to accommodate your request.

CATERING NEAR ME ?
Personal Touch Caterering radius includes Sussex to Ocean County New Jersey, Rockland, Orange and Westchester County, NY.

WHAT ARE YOUR CATERING MINIMUMS?
Our minimum breakfast delivery is 15 guests and our minimum lunch and dinner deliveries are 10 guests.

Personal Touch Experience is proud to announce our overseas expansion to the Caribbean.

Aruba has been selected as the first location of our destination experience because of our personal admiration of Aruba's beauty, culture and mantra of 'one happy island'. We have teamed up with Aruba's premier wedding planners, caterers and event service teams to assist in bringing your Personal Touch Experiences to the Caribbean

specializing in aruba weddings, renewal of vows, civial unions and marriage proposals

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NJ Culinary Studio
201 488 8820 

NYC Consulting & Design Firm / Aruba us headquarters
212 851 8436