Mary Giuliani is caterer to the stars, creating and designing events for the likes of Bradley Cooper, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Stella McCartnery, Sheryl Crow, Matt Damon and Donna Karan. From the food, to the atmosphere, to the aesthetic, Giuliani curates experiences that make any celebration unforgettable.
Right when we thought she couldn’t possibly have time for anything more on her plate, it was announced she’d be collaborating with world-renowned chef Mario Batali on custom-catering line Mario by Mary. We’re excited for this killer combo, you may want to consider them for your next soirée…
Describe your ideal food day…
Any day that I can sit three times while eating.
What’s your drink?
Tequila with four A’s: Any kind, any way, any time and with any one.
What would your last meal be?
Cacio e Pepe from Lupa.
How do you start your day?
6am with a large cup of black coffee, one hour of writing and yoga.
Favorite place to travel for food?
Near – My Mom’s house; Far – Bologna, Italy
What ingredient do you consider overrated?
What ingredient are you convinced makes everything better?
Your afternoon snack…
What’s always in your fridge?
I always have at least two packages of pigs in a blanket in my freezer and Maille mustard in my fridge just in case an impromptu party erupts.
Favorite night of the week, and why?
Thursday because it’s almost Friday.
What are your vices?
Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
The one star you haven’t catered for, that you’d still like to…
Your most memorable catered party…
A seated dinner for twenty where four of the guests were Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts.
Take me through a typical night…
I hop around town to check on our events (sometimes six or seven in one night!), jump in a cab, remove heels, arrive home, apply pajamas, hug dogs, press play on the DVR, and fall asleep on my husband.
If you could host a dinner party, with any five people living or dead, who would be there? What would you cook?
Johnny Cash, Gilda Radner, Salvador Dalí, Mario Batali and my Grandmother Lucille. I’d be way too excited, so I would probably drink too much before their arrival and would have to order some pizzas and serve cold beer. Hopefully, Batali would jump in and pick up the slack.
*Mary Giuliani, photographed at her New York offices by Danielle Kosann