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About Us

Our vision is to provide the best quality experience for our clients and guests

We are a full-service caterer, in business since 2008, and can assist with coordinating everything for your event and make sure that you can relax and enjoy the day! Our primary focus is to make the planning process as easy as we can and give you the peace of mind so that on the day of the event you have nothing to worry about… stress free!


Our style of food is approachable, upscale comfort food. We utilize a lot of local ingredients which provides a freshness to all of our menu offerings. Eating locally means eating seasonally. We work together with local farms to allow the guests to savor fruits and vegetables at their prime.


Our team will coordinate all of your catering needs including food, beverages, staffing and all rental needs. We will assist with setup and breakdown of the event and ensure that you and your guests will have an event to remember!

Meet the Team


Mike Polasek


Mike founded Simply Gourmet in 2008. He has been in the food industry since he was 14 years old.


Curtis West

Executive Chef

Chef Curtis is from Dubuque, Iowa. He moved to the Hudson Valley in 2012 to attend the Culinary Institute of America where he graduated with his Associates in Culinary Arts. 


Darnell Balga

Event Coordinator

Darnell has been with Simply Gourmet since 2016.

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