The Cleaver

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    Local. Sustainable. Seasonal. These are not new concepts to us. They describe the way we’ve been doing business for 35 years. Mary Cleaver catered her first event in the fall of 1978 from her fifth floor walk-up in New York City’s Little Italy. Having been raised to enjoy and appreciate local food, Mary brought this innate sensibility to her work. As Mary started navigating the city’s marketplace, she became confounded by the lack of regional, seasonal food. Examples abounded, but tomatoes were her personal tipping point. In the late 1970s, even the City’s upscale gourmet markets only sold hard, pallid tomatoes flown in from California. What about our region’s 50+ varieties in purple and red and yellow and banded green with their subtle (and not so subtle) variations in flavor? Why did we rely on mediocre food shipped thousands of miles when there were much better – humane, sustainable, healthier and more delicious – options right here at home?

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    Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)11(-8%)

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    Mary Cleaver

    Mary Cleaver

    Founder, Owner & Chief Forager
    Emilio Fujimoto

    Emilio Fujimoto

    Head Chef
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    The Cleaver Office Locations

    The Cleaver has an office in New York
    New York, US (HQ)
    75 9th Ave
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    Cleaver Counter is Now Open!

    We're excited to announce that we are now serving coffee, breakfast, and lunch (Monday - Friday) and brunch (Saturday and Sunday) at our new beautiful location on the 9th Ave side of Post Title:  Cleaver Counter is Now Open! Date & Time:  Tuesday, September 4, 2018


    To our friends, neighbors, and loyal customers, Post Title:  THE GREEN TABLE IS CLOSING THURSDAY, JULY 26TH Date & Time:  Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    The Cleaver Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was The Cleaver founded?

      The Cleaver was founded in 1978.

    • Who are The Cleaver key executives?

      The Cleaver's key executives are Mary Cleaver and Emilio Fujimoto.

    • How many employees does The Cleaver have?

      The Cleaver has 11 employees.

    • Who are The Cleaver competitors?

      Competitors of The Cleaver include Colorado Catering, GL events and Poken.

    • Where is The Cleaver headquarters?

      The Cleaver headquarters is located at 75 9th Ave, New York.

    • Where are The Cleaver offices?

      The Cleaver has an office in New York.

    • How many offices does The Cleaver have?

      The Cleaver has 1 office.