50 Central Park South, New York, New York 10019 USA
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Culinary Arts

Energize your meetings with legendary New York catering by The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park.  Our Culinary Arts staff will provide attendees with refreshing fare from start to finish.


Menu Highlights

THE CENTRAL PARK SOUTH│The classic Continental-style buffet featuring the freshest in seasonal fruits and juices, sweet and savory pastry, yogurts and parfaits, rich coffee and fine teas

THE RITZ-CARLTON BREAKFAST│Our decadent American breakfast display offers fresh fruits and juices, pastries and bakeries from our kitchen, wholesome cereals and yogurts, as well as your choices of sweet and savory main courses, served with steaming coffee and teas

THE PLATED BREAKFAST│A two-course selection of impressive breakfast dishes, served to your guests alongside fresh coffee and teas, pastries and juices for all

All breakfast menus may be tailored to your individual taste and enhanced by any number of supplemental courses, dishes, chef-attended stations or beverages.

Coffee Break

Menu Highlights

EXECUTIVE COFFEE SERVICE│Elevate your coffee break at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park with traditionally simple or exotic gourmet coffees that rival the local coffee house and lend a delicious buzz to any program.  Pair with any of our pastry shop's handmade delicacies for a quick yet effective perk at any time of day.

THE NEW YORK YANKEES│Afternoon can be a challenge for even the most seasoned meeting attendee.  Surprise and delight your guests with savory array of ballpark treats such as franks, peanuts and popcorn, presented with the elegance and flair only found at The Ritz-Carlton. 

THE SPA POWER BREAK│Science has proven that healthy snacks can be the difference between an average meeting and a learning experience.  Take your meeting to the next level by offering guests wholesome yet delicious and attractive options, from fresh crudité and spreads to Power Bars, smoothies and fresh juices.

THE CHOCOLATE SENSATION│Pamper meeting attendees with the luxury and decadence of chocolate.  This unique menu pairs rich chocolate fondue with an array of chocolate tarts and brownies, served with, of course, ice cold milk.


Menu Highlights 

THE LOWER EAST SIDE BUFFET│Enjoy a taste of downtown with spicy Manhattan clam chowder, creative antipasti and salads, a selection of gourmet sandwiches and traditional accompaniments

THE SPA BUFFET│Indulge without splurging on chilled cucumber soup, lightly dressed salads, pan-roasted halibut with salsa, yogurt and cumin spiced chicken and jasmine rice

THE MIDTOWN BUFFET│The diverse culinary options of this neighborhood are represented in broccoli-cheddar soup, baby spinach and bacon salad,
roasted pear with walnut and gorgonzola, crab cakes and greek-spiced salmon

BOXED LUNCH│Choose from our selection of gourmet sandwiches, salads, desserts and accompaniments to create a portable meal that sacrifices neither flavor nor convenience

THE PLATED LUNCHEON│A three-course selection of our creative dishes, served to your guests alongside warm bakery bread with sweet butter, freshly brewed coffee and fine teas

All lunch menus may be tailored to your individual taste and enhanced by any number of supplemental courses, dishes, chef-attended stations or beverages.


Menu Highlights 

CAVIAR DISPLAY│Indulge in decadent caviar, served in style with freshly prepared blini and the traditional accompaniments

NEW YORK STRIP│Delight guests with this classic cut, carved to order and served with tangy, creamy horseradish, fresh bakery rolls and au jus 

FRESH SEAFOOD│A simple yet elegant array of shellfish presented on ice

TAPAS BAR│A taste of the Mediterranean, offering flatbreads, fresh hummus and tabbouleh, olives, cheeses and meats and nuts

PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES│Select bite-sized delicacies for your guests to be hand passed on silver trays, including the following:

Artichoke bottom filled with lobster and avocado
Miniature bacon, lettuce, and tomato club
Grilled baby lamb chop with olive tapenade
Petite goat cheese tart with spiced pecan
Truffled risotto croquette with Tallegio cream
Sesame seared Ahi tuna on nori melba

CHEESECAKE│Celebrate New York serving individual homemade cheesecakes with an assortment of fresh toppings

FONDUE│Warm caramel and luxurious chocolate presented tastefully for dipping fresh seasonal and tropical fruits and snacks
Choice of Warm Caramel and Chocolate Dipping Glazes

All receptions may be tailored to your individual taste and enhanced by any number of supplemental dishes, chef-attended stations or beverages.


Menu Highlights

All dinner menus may be tailored to your individual taste.  Executive Chef Mark Arnao and our Meetings and Special Event professionals are here to anticipate your culinary aspirations.  Enhance your meal with the addition of any number of supplemental courses, options, dietary preferences, and chef-attended stations.  Buffet and plated dinner menus include warm bakery bread and sweet butter, freshly brewed coffee and fine teas.

SOUP│Roasted tomato, Lobster bisque, Truffled wild mushroom

SALAD│Cucumber-wrapped micro greens, Proscuitto-wrapped romaine with roasted pear

APPETIZERS│Jumbo lump crab salad, Hudson Valley foie gras terrine, Duck ravioli, Fennel-crusted scallop

INTERMEZZO│Minted lime sorbet, Granny smith sorbet, Apple cider granite

BEEF│Short rib with truffle jus, Filet with bordelaise sauce, Kobe ribeye

FISH│Roasted halibut with paprika butter, Seared snapper with fennel cream, Sesame-crusted tuna with soy emulsion

POULTRY│Roasted squab with apple vinegar reduction,  Seared breast of Long Island duck

LAMB│Herb-crusted loin, Rosemary-glazed rack

VEGETARIAN│Vegetable moussaka, Grilled portobello with hummus

DESSERTS│New York apple tart, Chocolate caraibe with hazelnut crunch, Amaretto cheesecake

Enhance your meeting with the La Maison du Chocolat - All About Chocolate break!

Discover the world of luxury chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat during your next program's meeting break.  The ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE break includes the following:

  • 4-5 unique pieces of handmade chocolate, from milk to dark and praline to ganache
  • One decadent “Tasse du chocolat” per person
  • One large or two small French macaroons per person
  • Representatives from La Maison du Chocolat to guide attendees through chocolate tasting
  • Optional add-ons at an additional cost include the following: Deluxe chocolate upgrade; Take-home chocolate gifts; Pre-event or arrival amenity; Coffee or tea pairing; Wine pairing (lead by hotel sommelier)

Please contact our Meetings and Special Events department at (212) 521-6051 for more information.