We've come a long way from our humble beginnings back in 2005.

When I first started out in the hospitality industry, my passion for conceptual event design rapidly translated into food: fussing different flavors, using locally-sourced ingredients and creating eye-catching meal presentations slowly materialized into a promise, a business model which gave birth to Foodesign Conceptual Events.

Nevertheless, opening an event planning company in such a highly saturated market as is the New York market was rather challenging. We were small, untested, a David in a field of Goliaths. We had our rough patches, but we moved forward and focused on offering something intangible, something more than just pretty dishes and fancy decorations. We offered hard work, and dedication.

Slowly but steadily, connections were made and valuable partnerships were formed. We started getting excellent reviews and positive feedback which gave us the impetus to turn hard work and dedication into a booming full-service event planning company. We now serve customers all over the Tri-state area, and are thrilled to be a part of the eco-friendly, local farming and green movement wings of the event industry.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy our services as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Raul Gamboa.
Event Planner/Founder

Our leading team

Raul Gamboa
Founder, Event Planner

Raul is a certified Event Planner from The New School of NYC, where he had the opportunity to work for one of his professor's private company. He began working as an event manager for an organic caterer in Mount Kisco and was later promoted to Director of Catering and Event Planner. Raul later worked for Flying Pig Catering, where he planned many high profile events including the reception for The Gates, a site-specific work of art by Christo and Jeanne Claude in Central Park. Raul has also had the privilege of catering multiple events where President Bill Clinton and Wife Hillary had been the guests of honor. He began  working as a freelance event planner in 2005 and organized many events in the tristate area, which would lead to the creation of Foodesign Conceptual Events.


Associates & Staff

Blanca Gamboa
Event Manager

Edgar Angel
General Captain

Lucia Peña
Captain

Hernando Sanchez
Captain

Saul Sanchez
Head Waiter

Christian Moya
Head Waiter

Brenda Turney
Executive Chef

Adelaine McKeever
Chef

Elaine Nobriega
Chef

Nina Asanza
Sous Chef

Clara Rosenthal 
Bookeeping

Wait & Bar staff
Our success is the result of your commitment!

With clients like these, who needs friends?

Over the years, we’ve had the great fortune to collaborate and partner with amazing brands and companies who have strengthened and motivated us to work harder and push our creative boundaries. We are looking forward to many more future and successful endeavors!



Clients' feedback

“I have hired Raul many times for over 15 years to plan and implement many parties at my home, more recently my wedding. Every party has been better then the last. Moreover, many of my family and friends have since hired him, after seeing what he can achieve in my home, to create events for them.”  –Peter Steinman


“When it comes to events (of any kind) from conceptualization to implementation, there is no one better than Raul. His uninhibited professionalism, dedicated work ethic and superlative organization and creativity ensure that you are always in the best of hands. I have never been anything less than thoroughly impressed with his events, staff and food services. He is a true genius of his craft!” – Tristan Vaughan


“I'm a big fan of Raul Gamboa and his staff from Foodesign Conceptual Events. I have hosted several themed parties and a couple of intimate dinners at home and the results have been outstanding. The decor, the food, the signature drinks, the music, the service has been nothing short of spectacular. He focuses his creative energy in making it a unique and memorable event. Gamboa also pays close attention to every detail before, during and event after the event by making sure the place is left spotless. One of the things I love about Gamboa and his staff is that they completely manage the event, freeing the host of any responsibilities so that he or she can fully enjoy the occasion. Gamboa's talent and experience with event planning makes him truly stand out in his industry"  – Liana Davila

“Raul, what a lovely evening and people left at 10:30pm! The last person at nearly 11pm. We were tired so glad through everything was really nice, thanks!” –Jody Falco


“Raul has unsurpassed energy, poise and graciousness in overseeing events. He is as tactful with clients as he is with colleagues and can always be trusted to keep everyone happy and to execute an event of any size flawlessly. Highly recommended” –Yael Peres


"Just wanted to say thank you for such a good reception last night.
Everyone has been raving about how good it was."– Debra Olchick