"Fresh Start Catering's creative menu, food presentations, and reliability added to the success of each event. They go the extra mile."

 - Merle Lefkowitz, Retired, NYC Department of Correction


Please join us at our new home online: www.freshstartcatering.org


Who We Are

The goal of Osborne's Fresh Start Catering is to nourish and strengthen local communities with our meals, and to help secure economic independence for the individuals we serve. Fresh Start Catering is more than just a professional food service; it's a recipe for transforming lives. The project was created as a vehicle for men and women affected by the criminal justice system to find meaningful employment for a living wage. We provide employment and training opportunities to Osborne Association's program graduates who are looking to start fresh, or expand on their experience in the food service industry.

We serve a variety of organizations and businesses including senior centers, youth and community service providers, drug rehabilitation facilities, government agencies, schools, nonprofits, religious organizations, as well as corporate offices and individuals looking to host an event.

Our business model and catering services are built around using fresh, local ingredients. Fresh is not only our name, it is our commitment to you. With Fresh Start you will always receive nutritious, ethnically diverse meals, made with fresh local ingredients, delivered hot and ready to enjoy.


What We Offer

Services include:

Institutional Catering: Fresh Start Catering provides nutritious, home-style meals made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, from a variety of culinary traditions to local businesses and organizations. With over 20 years of experience providing daily meals to our own program participants, in 2008 we opened our doors to businesses and organizations by offering the same delicious meals that we are proud to cook and serve each day. Menus customized to your tastes and budget are our specialty and delivery is always available.

Off-Premise Catering: Our trained, professional food service staff is prepared to serve you with fresh seasonal menus of your choice wherever your event is being held. If you are planning a cocktail reception, business or social meeting, banquet or an event, large or small, we can meet your needs and exceed your expectations. From wine and cheese tastings, to center of plate entrees and everything in between, we are available to meet your needs seven days a week. Our professional, award winning Chef is available to assist you with menu development and consultation, and will be glad to prepare a tasting menu for you. The only thing better than our food is how good you’ll look when you let us handle your event.

Event Staff: Whether your needs are for kitchen staff, servers for passed hors d'oeuvres, clean up crew, and more, Fresh Start Catering can provide you with the right service team for your event.

At Fresh Start Catering we realize you have a choice in caterers. Our goal is to be your choice, and our staff is dedicated to earning your business, trust and confidence. We understand your time and resources are valuable, and by letting us serve your catering needs you and your team are able to focus on what you do best.

In addition to your needs, we are dedicated to serving the needs of the communities we serve. Our business enables us to provide employment opportunities to individuals looking to make a fresh start in life, while building strong ties between community organizations, and supports local economies as we always make an effort to purchase local, fresh and seasonal ingredients.
When you allow us to serve you, the benefits extend beyond your enjoyment of the food we provide. You are helping us help others.


Contact Us

For further information or to place an order, please contact:

Business Director, Frank Cosentino
(718) 707-2689

For menus and more information, visit our new home: www.freshstartcatering.org