Great Performances Appoints Anthony Fassio as New Executive Vice President

Great Performances Appoints Anthony Fassio as
New Executive Vice President

Leading Industry Professional and Slow Food NYC Chair Joins
New York City’s Premiere Catering Company

Great Performances Appoints Anthony Fassio as New Executive Vice PresidentNew York, NY (July 13, 2015) Great Performances, the renowned catering company known for its dedication to seasonal ingredients, innovative culinary presentations, and pioneering sustainability practices, is pleased to announce Anthony Fassio as its new Executive Vice President.  Fassio joins the Great Performances team from his most recent position as CEO of Natural Gourmet Institute, and is currently on the board of Slow Food NYC, where he has served as Chair for 3 years.

“We are delighted to have Anthony joining our leadership team,” explained Liz Neumark, CEO and Founder, Great Performances. “His past experience and passion for the values that Great Performances is built on make him a truly perfect fit for the role he is assuming with us.”

Fassio’s areas of expertise include sustainable and healthy foods as well as consumer food goods, restaurant and private catering, family agriculture, non-profit management, supply chain distribution, and food safety.  With a background in business administration and operations management, his prior experience includes positions at Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, Frito-Lay, Pepsi and Hot Bread Kitchen.  Fassio has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, an MBA from Westminster College, where he was part of the business school honor society, and a Diplome de Cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, where he graduated second in his class with special recognition.

“Great Performances’ diverse business platforms are continuing to rapidly expand,” stated Dean Martinus, President, Great Performances.  “In turn, we are continually building our management team; the addition of Anthony will allow for healthy growth and improved success for all stakeholders.”

Fassio’s career began on his family’s fourth generation egg farm, where he learned firsthand about local farming and fostered a genuine understanding about what it means to produce wholesome food.  After successfully converting his family’s farm from conventional to organic and cage-free, Fassio continued to pursue a career that would allow him to positively impact the food industry.

“I have long admired Great Performances’ dedication to exceptional culinary experiences and sustainable practices,” stated Anthony Fassio. “Great Performances’ proven track record and desire to grow and improve the culinary industry aligns with my professional and personal goals.  I am excited to be joining such a dynamic company and to be working with a truly accomplished team.”

In his new role, Fassio will lend his corporate management and organizational skills across Great Performances’ robust portfolio by establishing new protocols and evolving the company’s hospitality culture. He will also collaborate with the team at Katchkie Farm, Great Performances’ own year-round NOFA-certified organic farm in Kinderhook, New York.

Great Performances is a celebrated New York City caterer known for its dedication to seasonal ingredients, innovative culinary presentations, and exceptional service. Counting many of the city’s most high-profile cultural institutions as clients, such as Sotheby’s, El Museo del Barrio, BAM, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (at the Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center), Great Performances is the only New York City caterer to own and operate its own 60-acre organic farm, Katchkie Farm, in Kinderhook, NY. For more information, please visit