|A modern banquet hall for a new
Banquet halls have always been places where people come together for personal celebrations, corporate events, or simple gatherings of family and friends. The Elan reinvents the traditional banquet hall with modern design and amenities, an unsurpassed professional approach to service, and fresh, sophisticated cuisine. The newly rebuilt interior boasts top-of-the-line multimedia resources.
Everyday, our goal is to provide our guests with the highest quality food, atmosphere, and service while running our business operations with integrity — putting the client first at all times. The building is impeccably maintained, and our staff rigorously trained. Our clientele is the community that surrounds us; we know we cannot succeed without you, Thus we are committed to cater your event with the utmost care.
Ari brings his fresh and creative catering and restaurant experience to The Elan. He began his career in the food and events industry while attending the Berklee School of Music and later the graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, the country's top culinary school. Since graduating, he has developed his culinary skills while working under some of today's most renowned chefs, including Steven Starr (Buddakhan) and Rocco D'Spirito (Union Pacific). Most recently, Ari was the General Manager at Sterling Affair, a high-end New York City off-premise catering company which boasts such clients as the Rockefeller family and Columbia and Fordham Universities. There he further developed his management and event planning skills, bringing his distinctive style and stellar service to each and every event he planned and managed. He provided clients with his superior attention to detail and dedicated personal service from event conception to completion, ensuring each and every detail from cuisine to décor and staffing was perfected. Under Ari's ownership and management, The Elan is poised to serve and satisfy its clientele.
Lisa Catoggio, Event & Marketing Coordinator
Lisa Catoggio comes to The Elan as the former Special Projects Coordinator for one of the world's most well known international event decorators; of which Lisa assisted in the production of events for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, and Kimora Lee Simmons (of which she was featured on an episode of Style Network's "Kimora Lee Simmons: Party Fabulous"). From Cipriani 42nd Street in New York to Harry's Bar in Venice, Lisa is a well traveled entrepreneur who has remained one step ahead in the event industry. Her ability to design, produce, and multi-task on events is truly remarkable. Her extreme attention to detail and her pristine work ethic not only enhances the overall execution, but places her clientele at ease knowing that their event will be nothing short of spectacular. Her fun yet charismatic demeanor adds that certain je ne sais quoi that clients of all ages adore and appreciate and that is why Lisa is overjoyed to be the smiling face that greets you as you begin your journey through The Elan.
Kaitlyn Morais, Administrative Assistant
Kaitlyn Morais joins The Elan with excitement and enthusiasm for assisting clients on their special day and momentous events. Whether it's scheduling an appointment to meet with our staff, or helping clients on-sight the day of; Kaitlyn is happy to be of assistance and make the overall process easier for those who choose The Elan. Kaitlyn attended Montclair State University majoring in Journalism so she comes to us equipped with the resources for collecting, organizing and presenting all the necessary information to make party-planning a breeze. She's happy to be of assistance to our staff, the party hosts, and their guests attending the festivities. As a team player at The Elan, she assures to make your occasion an enjoyable and memorable experience in short: and a day you will never forget!