THE PRODUCT

Full service planned events from beginning to end. We cater in your own home or at an alternate site. We service events of any size. Award-winning chef Matt Karp customizes his creative fine dining cuisine to make your event memorable. Our experienced team will make it smooth, seamless and in sync with your style. To add appropriate flair we have decor specialists, florists, musicians and lighting experts.

Events we Specialize in:

  • Weddings

  • Anniversary

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah

  • Family BBQ

  • Christenings

  • Graduations

  • Cocktail Parties

  • Intimate Dinner Parties

Venues we partner with:

  • Burden Mansion (Manhattan)

  • The Foundry (Queens)

  • Scarsdale Women’s Club

Want to sample the goods?

Stop by on Any Saturday or Sunday from 11 AM - 4 PM to get a taste of PLATES BBQ & ice cream.

121 Myrtyle Boulevard Larchmont, NY 10538


THE HISTORY

The name “PLATES,” refers to both a literal collection of plates Chef Matt has collected during his international travels, and the diverse culinary experience he wishes to reflect in his food. From Lucas Carton in Paris and Boschendahl Vineyard in South Africa, from Bouley in Tribeca and Matteos Pizzeria in Naples, Matt has accrued these dishes from restaurants he has trained in, worked in, or been inspired by.


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THE CHEF

(MATT “PLATES” KARP)

Starting in his mother’s kitchen and continuing on to some of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants, Chef Matt Karp has dedicated most of his life to food. With his nose always in a cookbook and his hands elbow deep in flour, it has always been about “the next meal”. He has looped from Scarsdale cooking as a kid, to the China Institute at 14 for Peking Duck lessons, on to internships in Manhattan Restaurants, and refining with a Masters in Culinary Arts from the Cordon Bleu in Paris. He has worked for Star Chefs and learned from Italian grandmothers. He has stretched the mozzarella on the Amalfi Coast and picked the vineyards in France.

After operating PLATES restaurant for 15 years, PLATES CATERING is the continuation and culmination of Matt’s diverse culinary training, experiences, and passion for all things cuisine. Ultimately, he seeks to put good food on a plate, whether simple or elaborate, and loves it when those at the table enjoy. Matt hopes PLATES can be part of your next special occasion.

 Professional Experience

  • Bouley, NY, NY

  • Restaurant Daniel, NY, NY

  • Ristorante Sadler, Milan, Italy

  • Park Avenue Cafe, New York, N.Y.

  • Nick and Eddie Restaurant, New York, N.Y.

  • Television Food Network, New York, N.Y.

  • PLATES on the Park Restaurant, Larchmont, N.Y.

Stages in Europe

  • Le Moulin de Mougins Restaurant – Roger Vergé, (France) 2 Michelin Stars

  • Restaurant du Marc Veyrat – L’Auberge de L’Eridan (France) 3 Michelin Stars

  • Ristorante Gualtiero Marchesi – L’Albereta (Italy) 3 Michelin Stars

  • Aubergine Restaurant – Chef Gordon Ramsay (London) 3 Michelin Stars

  • Antica Osteria della Ponte – Milan (Italy) 3 Michelin Stars

  • L’Affriolè – Paris Bistro, Chef Alain Attibard (France)

Culinary Education

  • Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France

    • Masters Degree in Culinary Arts in cuisine and pastry

  • Culinary Institute for Foreigners – Barolo, Italy

    • Scholarship program in Italian Cuisine

  • China Institute, New York, N.Y.

    • Courses in traditional Cantonese Cuisine, Dim Sum preparation and Peking Duck