Meet Chef Michael Batt


Described by New York Magazine’s Hal Rubenstein as “ingenious”, Michael William Batt hails from New York City.

Batt has been featured as a guest chef on various Food Network programs as well as received highly acclaimed reviews from The New York Times, New York Magazine, the New York Post, and Crain’s Magazine.

Batt graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1990 at the top of his class and immediately began working in some of Manhattans top eateries, including Patroon, Lespinasse, The Royalton, and Windows on the World. His talent and successes which continue to impress his mentors and master chefs Geoffrey Zakarian (Town, Le Cirque), Gray Kunz (Lespinasse) & Terrence Brennan (Picholine, Artisinal) were the same talents and skill that earned him Executive Chef positions at City Hall restaurant, Thom, and Terrence Brennan’s Seafood & Chop House.

About Food Design

We cater to you.

As a full-service, off premises caterer, all of our services are designed with your needs in mind.

Whether you are planning a cocktail party, wedding, Sweet 16, baby shower, surprise party, Bar Mitzvah, corporate event, or an intimate dinner party, our mission is to ensure your event is catered beyond expectations.

We believe that everything we do must begin with the highest commitment to excellence. We provide every client with the finest in gourmet cuisine, elegantly prepared and combined with superior customer service.

Our primary purpose is to create a perfectly catered affair. For your convenience, we offer a full range of event coordination services to make the planning of your event simple and carefree. 

Meet with our chef and custom-tailor a menu to your liking or leave the planning to us. Whatever your decision, you can be assured of the utmost in quality, aesthetics, professionalism, and consideration.


Voted Best Caterer 2013

"Whether putting together an intimate dinner for six, or a charity gala for 200 plus, Gallia and Michael Batt, the husband-and-wife team behind Food Design Catering are known for their innovative - and stylish - cuisine."
Greenwich Magazine
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We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2023 and in addition to full service events, we will be offering deliveries for our Family Meal program on Tuesday and Thursday of each week. See this week's menu on the Family Meals page of our website. We can't wait to hear from you.