About us

We are Viva Events & Catering – a corporate catering & social event service with over 10 years of experience in NYC catering management, delivery, and execution. 

Unlike storefront options, Viva Events & Catering is able to dedicate 100% of its time to making food in house that’s tailored to you and your company.  Our drop down menu always showcases seasonal, fresh, local ingredients in dishes that are made daily. 

With customer service that goes beyond hospitable, our owner, Chef George, takes pride in his one-on-one relationships with clients. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or a full-scale corporate event, we’ll take the time to figure out exactly what you need for each and every order, each and every day.  From menu creation to execution and delivery the Viva team is hands-on and flexible. Let us cater your next event and be a guest at your own party!

We work mostly with large companies based in New York. Most of our clients are Fortune 500 companies (tech companies, law firms, beauty brands, fashion brands, banks, foundations). We cover their office catering needs (breakfasts, lunches, cocktail hours) as well as larger events. Besides that, we work on store openings, product launches, conferences and private events (birthday parties, weddings, anniversary parties).

What we do
Whether it’s a casual office party or a formal gala, our team will work with you on every detail and tailor your needs to fit your budget. Chef George and his talented culinary team will take your holiday party to magical new heights. 
Menu planning
Customize your menu specifically for your needs. We can accommodate different themes and diets with fresh and quality food. From Chef George’s seasonal menu offerings to beautiful food displays - we have you covered.
Our entire team takes great pride in offering a hospitable environment for your guests: from the arrival to the execution and breakdown. Viva's team will make every effort to ensure a warm, welcoming, and memorable event.
What we cover
Buffet Stations - Passed Hors D'oeuvres - Stationary Hors D'oeuvres - Plated Dinners - Combination of Services -
Event management
Treat your guests with a memorable event. We will help you with the planning, finding the right venue and we make sure you can be guest at your own party.

What we cook

Who cooks

Executive Chef /Owner
George Lichvar
Chef George Lichvar, Executive Chef & Owner grew up in the kitchen. As a young boy, he peeled his fair share of carrots and watched and learned by assisting his uncle, a chef, cooking for their local church. Now, having ascended the ranks from prep-cook to Executive Chef, with two decades of the corporate dining experience at some of the largest companies in the world, he is dedicated to sharing his vision, culinary expertise, and passion with his clients and the Viva Events & Catering family. As the owner of Viva, Chef Lichvar transforms everyday dishes into delicious works of art since 2012, creating customized menus that are made to order for you, every single day.
Rentals & floral arrangements
We have a relationship with some of the city’s most creative and popular rental and event production companies that will various options fulfilling your ideas.
Cocktails and Seasonal Libations
Choose from a large selection of spirits, mixers, and seasonal cocktail options. Classic creations and specialty crafted cocktails are available to complement any theme.
Wines & Specialty Beer
Viva is proud to partner with a range of wine purveyors and experts. We offer top notch wines to pair perfectly with your selected menu and guest preferences. Viva’s offering of crafty, recognizable and seasonal beers are available to complement your gathering.

What customers say

I have used for corporate lunches/meetings and personal events.  Food is always fresh, on time and staff is courteous. So many options to choose from.  Highly recommend for business and/or private parties.
I cannot say enough about Viva, and how wonderful they are to work with. We have used Viva for catering probably ten times in the last year, for small meetings and large scale events, and every time they do an excellent job.
Viva Catering is my go-to account for all internal and external meetings that require catering. I have had a pleasure working with Viva for the past three years and cannot say enough good things about this company.
My company orders from Viva for meetings. Amazing food!! Everyone in my office raves about how good it is. Always fresh and delicious ingredients.  Great sandwiches, salads, pastas, fresh fruit, and desserts!
Viva Catering is absolutely the best hands down! I use them for a lot of Business lunches and they are never late, the food is amazing and everyone there is wonderful to deal with and super helpful!
If you are looking for a caterer for an event. Your search is over! The food is fresh and amazing! The Staff is personal and always on time! Very professional and I can't wait to have them at my next event!