Full Service and Drop-Off Catering From fine food to gracious service and beautiful party rentals to classic cocktails, count on Indiana Market & Catering to deliver a top value catering experience. We can customize every party experience to meet your needs. We can help you with planning a special wedding, creating a memorable birthday party, or even throwing a simple cocktail party for friends. Whether you need full service catering or drop off services, Indiana is here to ensure your event is a great success!
Entertainment Services Whatever your theme may be, we can liven things up by providing you a lively selection of deejays, bands, and dancers. Our professional team excels at matching your entertainment needs to your food, theme, and décor.
Themed Coordination Whether it is a corporate event, wedding, or religious affair, we know that the theme will require a great deal of logistical coordination. Leave it to us to take care of all the details.
Design & Décor From delicate centerpieces to unconventional tablecloths, our design team will create a vibrant and appropriate room design that reflects the significance of the event.
Audio/Visual, Sound & Lighting Whether it is a teleconference or a 3-D lighting package, we can work with our vendors to create a flawless environment for your guests. Our team works with the best technical companies in New York to give you the most professional services.
Invitation & Registration Management We know you are busy, so let us handle your invitation process with the utmost precision. After helping you create the perfect invitation, our office team will manage the response and follow-up process, so you do not have to.
Event Spaces Do you need a great location to throw your event? We work with the finest venues in New York to provide you with a space that will knock your socks off.
Security Celebrities, dignitaries, political figures…we’ve catered to them all. We can provide you with the most-state-of-the-art security services.
Destination Management Are your guests going somewhere and need to be fed on their way to their destination? We are pleased to provide great food, entertainment, and service on luxury buses and trains.
Transportation & Accommodations Do you need a limousine, valets, or escorts? We work with trusted transportation companies in New York to provide your guest with punctual and friendly car services.
Finding a reputable hotel at reasonable cost can be difficult in New York City. If you have clients coming in for an event, let us book the hotel for you. Our working relationships with New York City’s finest hotels allow us to negotiate the best prices for your stay.back to top
David founded Indiana Market & Catering in the East Village in the mid-1980’s. Back in those days, the neighborhood was not quite "up and coming" yet, but proved to be fertile ground to build a business. At that moment in time, David says he realized he was one of the "lucky ones", and was inspired to create his own New York success story. Armed with degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of Rochester, followed by advanced training in Hospitality Management at the New York City College of Technology, and a true passion for the business, David grew Indiana Market & Catering into one of the city’s top caterers, known for its commitment to customer service.
Today, after over thirty years in the industry, David is a frequent consultant, and has been invited to lecture around the country on the art of customer service and the business of catering. His hosts have included the American Institute of Wine and Food, New York University, Society for Women in Foodservice, New York Restaurant Association, James Beard House, The New School, The New York Restaurant School, Catersource, The Institute of Culinary Education, The Special Event, and The Fancy Food Show among others. His writings have appeared in Catering Magazine and Catersource. Most recently, David was an inductee into the Excalibur Society for Hospitality and Service Excellence.
Although no longer based in the East Village, Indiana never forgot its roots and has always made community service an important part of its business model, and is an avid supporter of Gods Love We Deliver, Days of Taste, Fiver Children’s Foundation and a member of ISES, NACE and the Leading Caterers of America. David still finds time to teach and mentor countless students on the Art and Science of Catering, all while keeping his eye on the big prize - successfully bringing joy to people’s lives through the medium of food and beverage and of course, "transforming the world, one pig in a blanket at a time!"back to top
Barbara Bechtel, Event Planner
Barbara began her career working in Administration and Foodservice back in Ohio, where she also raised 4 children, her pride and joy. After the kids all left the house, Barbara went off to New York City to start a new adventure, and live by her personal philosophy: "When the time is right, take the plunge and do what you really want in life. Good things will happen!" Barbara joined Indiana in 2009 and loves event planning, a field in which her creativity, organizational and people skills are on full display.back to top
The following is a collection of quotes from a handful of our satisfied customers.
We have included a variety from recent,
repeat and long standing clients.
"You and your crew turned in one of the most smoothly elegant performances I have ever been privileged to witness."
"We know we can call on Indiana and be guaranteed that the event will always be perfect!"
A recently married bride and groom
"Thank you so much for making our event absolutely perfect. Everyone has raved about both the food and the staff. It was so reassuring on that day not to have to worry—even a bit—about all the details you so effortlessly coordinated. We can’t thank you enough."
Hospital for Special Surgery
"Everything went spectacularly last week. The food was fantastic and the service was top notch."
In the Life Media
"My supervisor said that in the future we should go straight to you and not mess around with getting bids from anyone else, and his feelings were really shared by all."
Herman Miller, Inc.
"I received nothing but praises for both you and your staff…I only hope that we'll be able to pull together more of these events in the near future! Great seeing you and a spectacular job last night."
The Cooper Union
"We were all thrilled with everything, so huge thanks to you and your team for working under huge space and time constraints and pulling it off flawlessly."
"You all worked so very hard to make our party a success. We are now starting to get emails on what an amazing job was done and the great time that was had by all. We couldn’t have done it without you and your staff!"
The James Beard Foundation
"Truly a masterpiece of culinary creativity. The evening was everything I hoped and expected it would be, and more."
From the mother of a recent Bar Mitvah boy
"I will be happy anytime to talk to anyone about you or write a reference. whatever you need, anytime! THANK YOU. It was PERFECT."