Our Staff

  • Matt Nasser

    Matt Nasser
    Director of Sales & Private Event Bookings

    The Works Catering NYC
    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Private Events

    direct: 212-780-1942
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    Matt’s tenure of working with special event clients in New York City is complimented by his upbringing in a multi-generation restaurant & catering business.

    Please contact Matt for a quote for private events at the Housing Works Bookstore or for full-service catering at an alternative venue in NYC. He will guide you through the possibilities for weddings, celebrations, fundraisers, and corporate functions.

    Our farm to table food philosophy and professional service staff are key ingredients for a well-executed event that we can custom design to your tastes and requirements.

  • Amanda O’Callaghan

    Amanda O’Callaghan, Director of Events, Food and Beverage
    direct: 212-966-0466 * 1137
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    As our resident perfectionist, from simple logistics, to menu decisions, and even decor design, Amanda oversee’s all the steps necessary to pull-off a truly spectacular event! With cooperation from the entire Works Catering Staff, she works closely with all of our clients during the planning process to ensure that every event, be it intimate or grand, will be executed with precision. Be sure to ask about Event Planning packages with Amanda!

  • Emily Casey

    Emily Casey, Executive Chef

    Emily Casey developed a love of cooking at an early age, baking her way though Betty Crocker at the age of 10 and subjecting her friends to homemade sushi as a teenager. She was lucky enough to grow up in a town in Southwestern Virginia that has enjoyed a daily farmer’s market continuously since 1882, and to have parents who are excellent home cooks. The bounty of the Blue Ridge brought to her family’s table much trout, venison, local game birds, and farm-fresh local vegetables like pole beans and sweet potatoes.

    Emily has also been fortunate enough to travel around the world, expanding her palate on the exotic cuisines of such far-flung locales as Indonesia, China, and the Middle East. She has lived all over the country, but especially harbors a soft spot for the American South. Her husband’s family resides on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, where the array and freshness of local seafood is simply outstanding.

    When she found herself visiting the shrimp boats and farmers’ markets of New Orleans in order to avoid her graduate work at Tulane University, Emily realized perhaps it was time for a career change. She graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City in 2005, returning briefly to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to cook at the historic Carolina Inn. Emily returned to the kitchens of NYC in 2006, cooking at such restaurants as Tabla, Irving Mill, and the New French. She now enjoys imparting her professionally gained knowledge to the public through her cooking classes, which are held at various venues throughout New York City. She is currently the Executive Chef at The Works Catering, a branch of the charity Housing Works.

  • Joshua Gregory

    Joshua Gregory, Special Events Manager
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    212.966.0466 ext: 1152

    Joshua Gregory has been working for “The Works Catering” for over three years, starting as a server, then moving up to captain and now to Special Events Manager. He has full knowledge of how an event runs from top to bottom due to years of experience in the NYC event and catering industry. Our clients work closely with Josh to tailor each event to each their own specific vision. Josh’s calming presence and professional manner lends to perfect event execution every time.

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