Our Mission Statement

“Viva” is an exclamation, a joyful cry, a cheer for long life, and to Chef Lichvar, food is life. Unlike other storefront options, Viva Events & Catering is able to dedicate 100% of its time to making food in house that’s tailored to you and your company. Whether you’re the boss or you’re ordering for one, we’ve got you covered. Our drop down menu always showcases seasonal, fresh, local ingredients in dishes that are made daily. With customer service that goes beyond hospitable, our owner, Chef Lichvar, takes pride in his one-on-one relationships with clients. At Viva, we call this the “Open Door Chef” policy. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or a full-scale corporate event, we’ll take the time to figure out exactly what you need for each and every order, each and every day.


George Lichvar

Executive Chef /Owner

Viva’s Executive Chef & Owner, George Lichvar, grew up in the kitchen. As a young boy he peeled his fair share of carrots and watched and learned by assisting his uncle, a chef, cooking for their local church. Now, having ascended the ranks from prep-cook to Executive Chef, with two decades of corporate dining experience at some of the largest companies in the world, he is dedicated to sharing his vision, culinary expertise, and passion with his clients and the Viva Events & Catering family. As the owner of Viva, Chef Lichvar transforms everyday dishes into delicious works of art, creating customized menu items that are made to order for you, every single day.
I love curating and personalize menus for my clients. Like a writer whose head is filled with the titles of books they want to write, mine is filled with lists of seasonal ingredients and menu items I can’t wait to create.


As with most things in life, we firmly believe collaboration is key. Our core focus is listening and working with you to meet your specific requirements. Building a loyal network is our priority. We believe in a true partnership with our clients, vendors and staff.

  • Very easy to order and the food and service are great! A lot to choose from, the dishes look and taste amazing!
    Clementina, NYC
  • Our company orders from Viva for meetings and it is amazing!  The food always arrives right on time or even a bit early.  It is always put together with a beautiful presentation.
    Richard, NYC
  • The fresh baked cookies, meatballs, and chicken satay were my favorites.  It was everything I would have wanted for that occasion.
    Andrew, Brooklyn
  • My company orders from Viva for meetings. Amazing food!! Everyone in my office raves about how good it is. Always fresh and delicious ingredients.
    Kelly, NYC
  • Highly recommend Viva Catering. Ashley is a sweetheart who is always willing to put together the best menu for your meeting or event.
    Marjorie, Midtown East
  • They were a delight to work with. Our guests didn't want to leave a Tuesday night event!
    Nora, NYC
  • If you are looking for a caterer for an event. Your search is over! The food is fresh and amazing! The Staff is personal and always on time!
    Lonny, NYC