Weddings & Events

As New York's premiere boutique caterer, Susan Lawrence is unique in its approach to event planning and party design.

With three decades of experience, we truly understand how to throw a party.

Our stunning food and design presentations, impeccable attention to detail and sophisticated culinary style provide a truly personalized and quality experience. Let us take care of it all so you can be a guest at your own event.

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Please place your online orders by Friday, December 20

A Special Menu for the Festival of Lights.

"Can you guess, children, which is the best of all holidays? Hanukkah, of course...You eat pancakes every day...Mother is in the kitchen preparing the goose."

-Sholom Aleichem

A Charles Dickens Victorian Christmas
Please place your online orders by Sunday, December 22
We will stop taking all orders on Monday, December 23rd at 11:00 AM or until quantities last.

"The customers were all so hurried and so eager in the hopeful promise of the day that they tumbled up against each other at the door, crashing their wicker baskets wildly, and left their purchases upon the counter, and came running back to fetch them, and committed hundreds of the like mistakes in the best humor possible." - Charles Dickens
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The Gift of Food: Holiday Baskets & Beautiful Parties by Susan Lawrence

The Perfect Holiday Present! A Susan Lawrence Gift Card.  Call us for details at 914-238-8833 or email at

Also for Holiday Gift Giving: A Pair of Babkas in our Signature Red Box. Or choose from the wonderful selection of beautifully packaged and delectable creations from our kitchen and around the world. These are a brilliant solution for corporate and personal gift giving – let us find the perfect copper or wicker basket and fill it with truly special things that are sure to please everyone on your list. 

We ship everywhere and can even arrange messenger service delivery. Please call us at 238-8833 – so we can personally assist you in the selection of beautiful ribbons, charming baskets and all the good things that go into them. 

As we look toward the holidays, please remember our food, serving staff, rentals and party design services are available for all your entertaining needs. 

Mark's Journal
'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Remembering....

It was over 35 years ago when I first started making the classic Bûche de Noël at Susan Lawrence. In those days I was the lone baker, starting my day at 5:00 in the morning. The first few hours were devoted to baking breads and rolls. Mid-morning was spent creating cakes and then on to cooking soups, salads and entrées for the remainder of the day. 

We were a tiny little store back then, with just some family and friends working around the clock to help fill all the holiday orders. What I remember most, and certainly will never forget, was the night before every Christmas, when Susan would join me in the pastry kitchen. Together we would make 100 Bûche de Noëls. It was a blur of activity as spongecake rolls were filled with chocolate ganache and mountains of French buttercream were fashioned into rustic bark topped with marzipan decorations, meringue mushrooms and holly leaves. Susan always brought her contagious energy, good cheer and enthusiasm to what seemed like an impossible task for just the two us. By the end of the night our aprons were covered with chocolate, and she would always joke about the “glamour” of it all. It was exhaustingly hard work, but for us both, truly a labor of love. 

Today, we have a wonderful crew of talented pastry chefs who re-create that miraculous French Yule Log Cake. It is made with the same fine ingredients and loving care just as we have done for the last three decades. For those who have their own memories of Susan, I hope you find joy in the continuance of this tradition. For everyone, I wish you a Merry Christmas full of delicious memories, peace and hope. 

- Mark Kramer 

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