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from the second you inquire, we will work closely until we have a plan for your perfect event

Just add water…

We will work in your home or office or find you an event space.

We will plan your menu Based upon the season's freshest INGREDIENTS and your specific desires.

We will meticulously select your favorite flowers and arrange them to fit unlimited moods, themes, and color schemes.

We will organize your personal china for six guests or bring in thousands of glasses.

Event planning :: Floral Decor

Menu Design :: Location Scouting

Tabletop Decor :: Staffing

Rentals (Furniture, Tables, Linens. China, Glassware, Flatware, etc.)

Referrals for Lighting, Tenting, Music etc.

E V E N T  P L A N N I N G

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We have never advertised.

We have been serving our clients all these years solely by word of mouth.

Here’s where you can find us:
-New Yorker Magazine
-New York Weddings 2007
-New York Times Style Section
-Harper’s Bizarre
-Joan Hamburg show (WOR Radio)


  • Food in Motion not only has the best food and service but a real sense of style. The flower arrangements have such imagination they always bring comments from the guests. They've been catering my parties for the last seven years and I am always delighted by their service, expertise, and taste.
    — Tina Brown
  • Our compliments to Food in Motion; their steadfast work and flawless service have been appreciated. As always, their command exceeds Bergdorf Goodman's high expectations. From their creative menus to their gracious wait-staff, we are confident that our events will run without a glitch. They are punctual, reliable and effortlessly meticulous. Our 10-year relationship with Food in Motion affirms that their service only continues to impress and satisfy our needs. Their presentation (from their delicacies to the floral garnishes) is understated yet stylish; they understand how to contribute to an event’s theme without overwhelming the overall visual aesthetic. Menus always are carefully prepared (outside and within the kitchen) and tenderly executed.
    — Mallory Andrews, Bergdorf Goodman
  • Once again I want to thank you for an absolutely superb dinner. The food was delicious, the service efficient and informal, everyone had a great time (including me.) This is one of the bills I actually look forward to paying.
    — Ann Weissmann
  • Thanks so much for the spectacular job you did for our Gala Benefit at the Russian Consulate. Your interpretation of the Russian theme was perfect. All of the food was fantastic. The service was superb, and everyone is still raving about the flavored vodka shots! Everything was just first-rate - I'm so pleased that Dan led me to you. With appreciation from everyone at YCA.
    — Mark Hayman, Young Concert Artists, Inc.
  • Thank you once again for all of your help with Monday's opening night party for Spalding Gray's MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT. Everyone LOVED the food and the kudos were pouring in the next day. It was delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented. The specialty drinks were particularly clever and truly appreciated. You and your staff were a delight to work with and I hope we can work together in the future.
    — Karin Schall, Manager of Special Events and Corporate Relations, Lincoln Center Theater
  • Ken and I want to thank you on behalf of the Neiman Marcus executives and all of our guests in attendance at THE BOOK party last Monday. How lucky we are to have found both the most exciting and unusual space in New York and a creative and caring caterer as well. Your ideas and enthusiasm were most appreciated and certainly made our job so much easier. We had many, many compliments on the outstanding hors d'oeuvres and signature beverages that evening. The fortune cookies were clever addition and as you know, Michelle's florals were the hit of the party. Again our sincere thanks for everything. We look forward to the opportunity to entertain in The City again and to working with you on our next project.
    — Ken Downing, Vice President of Corporate Public Relations and Sandy Marple, Director of Special Events/Fashion Presentation, Neiman Marcus
  • And, we all had a spectacular time. Sometimes, it all comes together. The space is just the right size - too small by just the right fraction. The food is delicious and just enough. The service is friendly, but unobtrusive. The beverages reflect quality and yet are just festive enough. The room is abuzz. Food in Motion's preparation, presentation and product were responsible for so much of the evening's perfection. Your contribution, covering costs only, will not be forgotten. We thank you so much and hope that you will participate again next year.
    — James Frankel, Benefit Chairman and Charles Thorton, President, Salvadori Center
  • Tuesday night's gala at The Whitney which celebrated the opening of the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center was a huge success largely due to the creativity, style, ingenuity, flexibility, energy, and professionalism of the Food in Motion team. The food, the flowers, the coordination, the staff surpassed everyone's expectations. Well - not exactly. You did not surpass my expectations, because I have had the pleasure of doing hundreds of events with you at N.Y.U; I knew what I could expect! It was absolutely marvelous and I look forward to future events. With thanks and admiration.
    — Debbie Niederhoffer, Director of Development, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Thank you for catering our cocktail event to launch our new men's fragrance. Your service from the menu to the wait staff was exceptional. You prepared exactly what I had hoped. And l have to tell you, I heard more positive comments on the food than I normally hear at press events! Please accept the enclosed with my compliments. I look forward to working with you again.
    — Toria Garrett, Giorgio Armani Parfums
  • Dear Lloyd and Michelle, Please accept my heartfelt personal thanks for your goodness to PEN. The dinner you created for our benefit evening on April 25 was a magnificent feast in every way, succulent and elegant, and I am most grateful to you for providing it on such generous terms. The gift of the superlative hors d'oeuvres was also deeply appreciated, and we are altogether in your debt for making our evening such a delicious success.
    — Anne Hollander, President, PEN America Center
  • Just today I was asked to provide a reference for Food In Motion. It is only fair to tell you what I told them... I've been in the business for over 20 years and have relied on Food in Motion for events ranging from 2 to 1000+. With so many caterers in New York it is daunting to find one that consistently offers fresh, stylish, upscale, creative food and service... unless your choice is Food in Motion. In Lloyd and Michelle's capable hands, the entire experience from start to finish is seamless.
    — Barbara S. Benson, Director Special Events NYU Stern School of Business




A B O U T  U S


Lloyd Zimet is the co-owner and founder of Food in Motion began to cook for himself at a young age. While living in Los Angeles and peddling screen plays, like everyone else, he worked for a small catering company that catered commercial shoots and parties. He moved to NYC in 1982 and worked on Wall Street for two years. Having escaped on the laundry truck, he led the catering department at Soho’s original wine bar and then decided to start his own company: Food in Motion.

Michelle Lovelace was born in Tokyo, Japan and grew up traveling and living throughout the world. Growing up, her was father a pilot and aid to the US commander of European air diplomatic events and parties, where she first learned the service industry. She learned the skills to run a happy and healthy kitchen in the back of the house, while also arranging hors d’oeurves and flowers in the front of the house in her party dress. She makes certain that the stage for each event is correctly set, that the guests are comfortable and that the event is flawless. With a BA in English and a Masters in Psychiatric Social Work, it was only natural that professional entertaining would be her next step. New York, her home for almost 25 years, is the only place in the world that can match the intensity and excitement of her childhood overseas.

C O N T A C T  U S

OFFICE: 212.766.4400

FAX:       212.766.4402

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