Renegade Outpost

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4.6 (194)
from New York, NYmember since August, 2021
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At Renegade Outpost, we provide comprehensive event planning and chef services. We have been delivering exceptional services for over 12 years and have been working closely with CrackerJack for eight of them. With over 300 successful event executions and more than 180 outstanding five-star reviews, we pride ourselves on making your job easier.

Our services range from logistical support, day-of coordination to securing rentals, and we work alongside the best vendors in the industry to meet your every event need. Whether it's entertainment, lighting, photographers, or waitstaff, we have got you covered.

Our ethos is centered around using only the finest ingredients, sourcing directly from local farmers, organic butchers, wild fish mongers, and select cheese and specialty-product importers. We also prepare our own duck and lamb prosciutto, smoke our own duck breast and make our own kimchi, among other things. We are inspired by produce and curate a menu based on seasonal, delicious ingredients, expert preparation, and exquisite presentation.

We cater for events ranging from plated dinners, high-end cocktail parties, chef-manned stations, grazing tables, as well as fundraisers, galas, weddings, and themed events. Our professional staff and industry connections ensure your event runs smoothly while allowing you to relax and enjoy your guests' company. We help you make beautiful memories for years to come, no matter the style or vision.

We offer small event catering services, featuring an organic/local/small farm ethos, with almost Zero waste production, vegan options, allergy awareness, plated meals, family-style services, grazing stations, decorative manned stations, amazing plating, unique platters, and in-house made products. Pricing for small event catering starts at $55pp.

For weddings, we provide complete planning and execution, including rentals ordering, logistics, menu planning, sourcing decor rentals, liquor orders, bar menus, table decor, staffing scheduling, timeline preparation, DJ, lighting, photography, and more. Pricing for wedding catering starts at $65pp.

Our corporate event planning services encompass complete event planning and execution, rentals ordering, logistics, product placement, menu planning, sourcing decor rentals, liquor orders, bar menus, table decor, staffing scheduling, timeline preparation, and more. Pricing for corporate catering starts at $50pp.

Please visit our WeddingWire and Zola pages for more information.

We look forward to working with you and making you our fan, achieving memorable events that meld all the elements together for a polished or playful, dynamic, and understated result.

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Samantha C.
It was fortunate to have Chef Ellen as the caterer for my wedding. She exudes professionalism, warmth, and meticulous attention to food preparation, resulting in each dish being beautifully presented. She and her team went the extra mile to guarantee that every aspect of the occasion progressed flawlessly. I am grateful and wholeheartedly endorse her services!
January 24, 2023
Heather M.
Sophisticated and refined After unsuccessfully working with another caterer, we enlisted the professional expertise of Chef Ellen to plan our wedding within a tight one-month timeframe. Throughout the process, I had full faith in her capabilities. The flawless presentation and attentive service exceeded our expectations, and guests raved about the delectable cuisine.
September 20, 2022
Christopher B.
It was a real challenge for me to put together this review because finding the right words to express my appreciation and gratitude for Ellen and her team seemed almost impossible. One week before my event, I received the disappointing news that the chef I had booked had contracted Covid. With no chef, tables or chairs and only a week to go, I submitted a new request on CrackerJack at 11 p.m. Ellen responded just two hours later, at 1 a.m. and agreed to take my call. We spoke until 3 a.m., discussing all the details, from tables, tablecloths, decorations, plates, cups, cutlery and more. Without Ellen's help, there is no way I could have managed to pull off such a complex event. On the day of the event, my mother's 60th birthday party, I had selected four appetizers, but Ellen added five more, which was a delightful surprise. She even remembered the lamb chops my mother wanted, which was in addition to the steak, salmon, and chicken options for guests. Ellen gave me sincere advice regarding pricing and provided suggestions based on my requirements. The tablescape was beautiful and exactly how I had envisioned it. It was a great surprise for me to discover that Ellen had done it all by hand, with the plants and flowers that she picked early in the morning throughout the week. She guided me through everything and gave me a lesson in event planning, which was very valuable to me. Furthermore, Ellen and her team braved the blizzard in Brooklyn to make the trip to the venue. Simply saying "thank you" is not enough. I am truly grateful and will forever be thankful for the help I received from Ellen and her team.
February 8, 2022
Ashley C.
I engaged Chef Ellen to cater a dinner party for 20 guests and was pleasantly surprised by her exceptional performance. She impressed me from the get-go, with her outstanding service from the event planning to the actual event. Chef Ellen has a myriad of appetizers and meals in her arsenal and worked with me, meticulously customizing the menu for the dinner party. We settled on five appetizers, but on the day of the event, she went above and beyond, serving us an extra two appetizers, which were all equally scrumptious. During the sit-down dinner, we were served with a delicious butternut squash soup, and the salad was an instant hit with my guests. They could not stop raving about how good the salad was! Afterward, the guests had a choice between filet mignon and arctic char, and both dishes were cooked to perfection, with a stunning presentation. Furthermore, she noticed my 5 and 7-year-old nephews struggling with the pizza, and she quickly came to their rescue and prepared pasta for them, adding more happiness to the event. Chef Ellen also surprised us with a mini-pastry for dessert. She came with an attendant, who was equally professional, enthusiastic, and mindful of the needs of all the guests, making the night memorable! In summary, Chef Ellen was a significant contributor to the success of the event, and I couldn't be happier with her services. If you want a chef with excellent cuisine, a fantastic presentation, exceptional service, and an enthusiastic personality, look no further than Chef Ellen. I am already looking forward to having her at my next event!
February 7, 2022
Ashley T.
Working with Chef Ellen was an absolute delight. She seamlessly managed every detail, from appetizers to rentals, and even those pesky nuances that can sometimes go overlooked. With sincere consideration for our particular event - a reception in the style of a cocktail party - she made it her priority to collaborate with myself and my fiancé, crafting a menu tailored specifically to our needs. Ellen's flexibility and awareness of our venue's limitations made it easy for us to remain informed and relaxed throughout the planning process. Her dependable communication (quick to answer even my most frequent emails and texts!) helped us feel secure in the knowledge that we were in good hands. It was reassuring to receive her advice on both cuisine and decor that fit our budget yet provided a lively and sophisticated experience. Speaking of cuisine, Ellen's menu is innovative, versatile, and caters to diverse tastes, with a range of cuisines and desserts to choose from. Her excellent relationships with local vendors allow her to organize and design exceptional events at reasonable prices. Additionally, Ellen provided us with both a bar and waitstaff, and graciously offered her services to help us find suitable vendors for the DJ, photography, floral, and lighting aspects of our event. We were heartbroken to postpone our celebration this year due to venue issues and COVID restrictions, but we have no doubt that we will engage Ellen's services when the time comes to reschedule.
September 24, 2021