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Meet Union Square Events

Founded in 2005 as Hudson Yards Catering, Union Square Events is a culinary and operations leader in the hospitality industry, partnering with a diverse portfolio of best-in-class clients. 

We produce one-of-a-kind catered events and unparalleled dining experiences in a variety of cultural, corporate, entertainment and private venues throughout New York City and beyond. 

In addition to Union Square Events' large-scale event services, we offer food service solutions for public and private institutions, industry consulting, and educational programming and partnerships.  

A Legacy of Enlightened Hospitality

In 1985, Danny Meyer opened his first restaurant, Union Square Cafe, launching what would become a lifelong career in hospitality. 21 years later, after launching some of New York’s most beloved and acclaimed restaurants, Union Square Events was born. Danny’s groundbreaking business book and New York Times Bestseller, Setting the Table, articulates a set of signature business and life principles that live on at Union Square Events today.  

Enlightened Hospitality, the key guiding principle of building an employee-first culture, has shaped USE’s ongoing evolution from an events business into a multi-faceted hospitality organization. Since inception, USE’s diverse ventures have added to the hospitality dialogue in many contexts including sports arenas, cultural venues, and private dining. 

Meet Our Team

We carefully select the most caring, intelligent and talented people in the hospitality business. That’s our house style.