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Clean Plate Co.

artisan caterer in Harlem, NY

About the Business

Clean Plate Co., LLC is a small catering business locally based in Harlem, NYC. With high profile clients, such as Gap, Time Out New York, & Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society, Clean Plate Co.’s outstanding services & artisan preparation is the ultimate centerpiece to any event. Offering menus ranging from corporate lunches to weddings, just one taste & you’re guaranteed to clean your plate!


Born and raised in New York City, Clean Plate Co. owner Chimere has always had an interesting relationship with food. Growing up within half Caribbean -American and half Southern cultural traditions, early exposure to comforting fare and entertaining influenced her to delve into entrepreneurship. First gaining popularity thanks to her award-winning smoked gouda macaroni and cheese, Chimere’s catering company has experienced impressive growth since she first launched it in 2008. Chimere realized she was passionate for making Caribbean- and Southern-inspired cuisine from fresh, local, seasonal ingredients and that running her own business permitted her the flexibility to raise her two young children. Chimere has enjoyed an enthusiastic base of customers for other dishes, selling at markets around the city as well as catering private events with up to 220 guests. Chimere has worked with Start Small Think Big to develop comprehensive employment structures, and plan innovative business strategies based on specialized financial projections.