Tappan Hill Mansion, Tarrytown, NY
The seeds of the business go back to the 1960s when Abigail started a cooking school from the basement of her home. Her entrepreneurial spirit and early success drove her to quickly expand the school to a retail outlet, and few years later, her husband, Bob, sold his company to join her in launching the catering business. Their son, Jim, joined the couple in 1980 and has been running the business with Partner & Chef Alison Awerbuch since the early 2000s. Through the years, the DNA of Abigail Kirsch has never changed. Rooted in the belief that, “We are only as good as our last event,” its culture centers on creativity, planning and flawless execution. The company’s mission is to execute events in which the client feels like a guest and guests feel as though they are in someone’s home. With a passion for innovation, menu selections and presentations evolve and celebrate the melting pot that is world cuisine. Unparalleled food combined with personal, caring and professional service is the core of what creates the Abigail Kirsch Experience. Today, the company operates a select group of exclusive venues and has preferred relationships throughout the tri-state area. From luncheons in Central Park, to product launches at the Empire State Building, to weddings in a country mansion, Abigail Kirsch has garnered diverse, in-depth experience over the decades partnering with generations of families, corporations and philanthropic organizations again and again.