Our award winning Chef Abe Elkomey knows that food is a truly personal experience as it touches every level of our identity, flirts with our memory, engages the senses and evokes emotion. It is with warmth and passion that Abe brings a unique, truly bespoke experience to his clients. Abe continues to push his team at Empire Social to expand their culinary horizons and to create an environment where creativity and innovation are nurtured and encouraged while maintaining only the highest standards in quality, service and presentation.
Following his passion for curating culinary experiences, he founded Empire Social in 2010 after an early career managing and operating restaurant kitchens. Abe has a knack to innovate using savory flavors and enjoys experimenting with aesthetic-specific visual presentations. He can also offer an international culinary perspective from his experiences living and studying abroad in Holland and Cairo. Abe earned his culinary degree from The Hudson Culinary Institute and his Bachelor’s degree from St. Peter’s University. He also has had the opportunity to work in some of the tri-state area’s top restaurants and country/golf clubs and has independently catered for hundreds of private and corporate clients.
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As a bride, finding the right caterer is at the top of my list. Empire Social catered my wedding with exceptional service and delicious food. Everyone raved about the dishes! We loved them so much that we continue to recommend their team and have already used them again for our sons birthday party.
Chef Elkomey is an extraordinarily talented chef. Every Empire Social event I’ve had the pleasure of attending has been unique, delicious, and flawlessly executed. Highly recommend.
Empire Social is our go to source for catering. Whether it’s a small private event for our corporate team or a large party for our clients and friends, they always knock it out the park with amazing food and service!