The larger parties + higher profile events Janet O’Brien Caterers + Events brings to life are frequently featured in the country’s leading media publications.


A beautiful wedding in Amagansett, New York.   see full post >>


The Irish Beef Book: Skirt Steak with Caramelised Onions, Hamptons Style


"Janet O'Brien is an Irishwoman who caters some of the smartest parties in the Hamptons, New York. She's far too discreet to name her clients; suffice to say they are both great and good, and run the gamut from politicians to film starts to rappers. This is her favourite beef recipe." Buy the book >>



“We do a plated first course, with all the baby beets that are happening, the local tomatoes and watermelon with Burrata,” said O’Brien, a Dublin native whose 23-year-old company is based in Southampton and Sag Harbor. Tuna tartar “is a definite hit,” she added. It’s served with avocado and ouzo lime dressing on a bed of limes. see full article >> 

Photo: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg

Photo: Amanda Gordon/Bloomberg



Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 44th birthday at her new Water Mill estate Saturday. The family friendly “American barbecue” plus “lots of mojitos”... Sag Harbor foodie Janet O’Brien provided the gourmet grub.  see full article >>



Picture a gorgeous party during the social season in the Hamptons, and you’ll likely be envisioning the breath-taking work of caterer Janet O’Brien. Her company has been planning some of the top events on the East End for 20 years, including galas at Guild Hall and for Group for the East End, and out-and-out bashes like Sean "Diddy" Combs’s White Party. With work existing on such a grand scale, O’Brien likes to keep everything a bit more relaxed when she entertains at home, while still incorporating the creative, delicious dishes that are a testament to her motto that food is fun.  see full article >>



The fashion photographer Bruce Weber and his longtime partner, Nan Bush, order the dish for their annual December holiday party in the city from the catering chef Janet O’Brien, but also for their Long Island summer home in Montauk. “They absolutely love it,” said Ms. O’Brien, whose main office is in Sag Harbor, N.Y. “Nan will drop by in June and maybe order four and freeze two.” see full article >>



"That's the greatest satisfaction I've found with surfing so far," O'Brien says. "It's being able to paddle towards a huge wave and get safely over it before it smashes on top of you. You go up, and you crash down the other side.  It's like being on the dark side of the moon." But after a morning of strenuous paddling and wave riding, a surfer girl realizes she can't live on salt water alone. On this day, O'Brien whipped up a breezy spread filled with simple, yet decadent dishes providing the necessary savory, salty, and sweet that make a meal satisfying.  see full article >>



For the true social secrets of The Hamp-tons you need tturn to the inside sources. No app can match that. Here are some new and old restaurant favorites you have to check out. And if you’re ready for your close-up, we’ve got the beauty magicians and style leaders to dress you and your home in their Hamptons best. We divulge our recommendations for where to relax or brush up on your culture. Tell them Janet O’Brien and Heather Buchanan sent you.  see full article >>



The concert held under a festive white tent with flags waving at its three high points featured performances by Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and others. Chef Janet O’Brien catered the event with a picnic of Panamanian tapas with all locally sourced ingredients. The wine couldn’t have been more local: Wolffer Estate of the Hamptons. I sipped Wolffer’s refreshing unoaked Chardonnay as an aperitif— their fabulous rosé is all sold out— and later the Merlot, which went perfectly with the empanadas.  see full article>>



Bring beauty to your tables with Janet O'Brien Caterers & Events Inc. Since 1992 Janet has been catering events in New York City & the Hamptons, gathering a loyal following along the way. Janet is passionate about her food which shows in the glorious presentations she creates. Janet also offers full service wedding planning & can help you find the perfect photographer, musicians, and florists to make your special day one you will never forget.  see full article>>