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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
Action Stations
Film Production Catering
Crew and Talent Catering

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

Favorite food?
Pizza or PB&J

Average coffee intake?
One sip per day

Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)? 
Sylvester Stallone

Favorite place on earth?
Aruba

Extrovert or Introvert?
Extrovert

NICK

PURCHASING DIRECTOR Favorite food? T Bone Average coffee intake? 4 Cups Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)?  Alex Pettyfer Favorite place on earth? St. Martin Extrovert or Introvert? Extrovert

PURCHASING DIRECTOR

Favorite food?
T Bone

Average coffee intake?
4 Cups

Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)? 
Alex Pettyfer

Favorite place on earth?
St. Martin

Extrovert or Introvert?
Extrovert

ASHLEY

EVENT SPECIALIST Favorite food? Ben and Jerrys Average coffee intake? 3 Cups Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)?  I uploaded my photo to a look alike app and it said the Victoria Secret model Izabel Goulart, so I will just stick with that! Favorite place on earth? My cozy bed.. for real! Extrovert or Introvert? Borderline

EVENT SPECIALIST

Favorite food?
Ben and Jerrys

Average coffee intake?
3 Cups

Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)? 
I uploaded my photo to a look alike app and it said the Victoria Secret model Izabel Goulart, so I will just stick with that!

Favorite place on earth?
My cozy bed.. for real!

Extrovert or Introvert?
Borderline

MIGUEL

OPERATIONS MANAGER Favorite food? Ceviche Average coffee intake? One Cup Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)?  Cristiano Ronaldo Favorite place on earth? Rome Extrovert or Introvert? Introvert

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Favorite food?
Ceviche

Average coffee intake?
One Cup

Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)? 
Cristiano Ronaldo

Favorite place on earth?
Rome

Extrovert or Introvert?
Introvert

JORGE

CHEF Favorite food? Ceviche Average coffee intake? 1 Cup Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)?  Wilmer Valderrama Favorite place on earth? Italy  Extrovert or Introvert? Extrovert

CHEF

Favorite food?
Ceviche

Average coffee intake?
1 Cup

Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)? 
Wilmer Valderrama

Favorite place on earth?
Italy 

Extrovert or Introvert?
Extrovert

KAITLYN

EVENT SPECIALIST Favorite food? Salt and Vinegar Chips Average coffee intake? 12 Cups Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)?  Penelope Cruz Favorite place on earth? Dominican Republic  Extrovert or Introvert? Borderline

EVENT SPECIALIST

Favorite food?
Salt and Vinegar Chips

Average coffee intake?
12 Cups

Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)? 
Penelope Cruz

Favorite place on earth?
Dominican Republic 

Extrovert or Introvert?
Borderline

LUIS

EVENT OPERATIONS Favorite food? Chicken Average coffee intake? One Cup Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)? Johnny Depp Favorite place on earth? Any Theme Park Extrovert or Introvert? Borderline 

EVENT OPERATIONS

Favorite food?
Chicken

Average coffee intake?
One Cup

Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)?
Johnny Depp

Favorite place on earth?
Any Theme Park

Extrovert or Introvert?
Borderline 

PEDRO

CHEF Favorite food? Pasta Average coffee intake? 5 Cups Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)?  George Lopez Favorite place on earth? the Gym Extrovert or Introvert? Introvert

CHEF

Favorite food?
Pasta

Average coffee intake?
5 Cups

Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)? 
George Lopez

Favorite place on earth?
the Gym

Extrovert or Introvert?
Introvert

EDGAR

EVENT MANAGER Favorite food? Pork Average coffee intake? Just one, I'm not addicted Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)?  Apolo Anton Ohno Favorite place on earth? South America Extrovert or Introvert? Extrovert

EVENT MANAGER

Favorite food?
Pork

Average coffee intake?
Just one, I'm not addicted

Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)? 
Apolo Anton Ohno

Favorite place on earth?
South America

Extrovert or Introvert?
Extrovert

LISA

EVENT DESIGN SPECIALIST Favorite food? Pasta with Clam Sauce Average coffee intake? 2 Cups Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)?  Jennifer Aniston Favorite place on earth? Aruba Extrovert or Introvert? Extrovert

EVENT DESIGN SPECIALIST

Favorite food?
Pasta with Clam Sauce

Average coffee intake?
2 Cups

Celebrity doppelganger (lookalike)? 
Jennifer Aniston

Favorite place on earth?
Aruba

Extrovert or Introvert?
Extrovert

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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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201 488 8820 

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