Empire Social

Abe Elkomey Executive Chef

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.

Our Team's Values

Empire Social brings a wealth of creativity, experience, design mentality, and organization to ensure your event is a smashing success! We are a solutions-oriented caterer/ event coordinator who works with you to make sure your event is designed to be successful, whether it is a private party, wedding, or corporate event.

We focus on:

Fresh, seasonal, and creative food that is as gorgeous as it is delicious. Our Executive Chef, Abe Elkomey, creates custom menus based on seasonal produce that complement your event’s aesthetic.
Eye for detail and design through the care that we take in ensuring your food looks truly perfect (dare we say, Instagram worthy) through the high level of organization we bring to the table to make a complex event look effortless.
Extraordinary, white glove service starting with the initial event design process to the professional onsite staff that we provide to the spotless floors we leave behind.
Our bespoke offerings spanning both culinary and event planning provides you and your guests with a truly unforgettable and purposefully integrated experience.

Whether you’re hosting an intimate cocktail party for friends, a corporate event with need-to-impress VIPs, or a formal sit-down wedding for 300 guests, we approach every event with a warmth and individually-focused attention unique to the catering industry. We appreciate your taking the time to learn about what we do and we hope to have the privilege of working with you to make your catered event unforgettable!

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well,

 if one has not dined well.

– Virginia Woolf

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