Brian Pancir

Vlada Von Shats

The amazing team of professionals that VVS catering consists of reads like who is who of the high end catering business in NYC.

Executive Chef Brian Pancir Executive chef Brian Pancir a culinary and business graduate with 20 plus years in the food service industry. European decent with family, world traveled, and master chef training has inspired techniques and flavors that has brought new light and a breathe of fresh air to the industry. Voted best chef of the Hampton's by Dan's papers. Opened and consulted for lady Gaga's Joanne's trattoria restaurant.

The knowledge and true passion for the industry chef Pancir was also the chairman of the culinary/hotel restaurant management department. Always enjoys giving back to students at the Culinary Institute. With published wild game recipes and European inspired food recipes and soon a new cook book "cooking with and for kids" An award winning chef, culinary innovator known for producing top-quality creative food. Known as "the" New York Yankee chef he has been cooking for the players of both clubhouses and Yankee executives for years. Yankee stadium, Dallas Cowboy stadium, Fedex field, New Meadowlands, Petco park, have all been influenced with chef Pancirs kitchen designs and high end menu creations. Hosted/Catered numerous functions including high power executives and official head of state dinners for leaders of 22 nations and NBC, Regis& Kelly,CBS,NHL, NFL, Superbowl, Budweiser, Paul McCartney, PGA US Open, US Tennis open, Goldman Sacs, Ford, Chevy, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, GMC, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, Ann Taylor, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Manchester united, IBM, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Nike, Nascar, Food network, Facebook Inc, Sony, and many others. Currently contracted with multiple "A" list movie celebrities while they are filming or vacationing in the tri-state area as their private chef.

Vlada Von Shats, the owner and the president of the company named after her name, takes pride in everything that she does. ONLY THE BEST, is one of her favorite quotes. Her accomplishments are evident. At the helm of the Russian Samovar restaurant (established 1986) and Vlada Lounge NYC (2006) and Miami (2008), she has over 25 years of experience in the food and nightlife industry. Her close personal relatonship with many powerfull and famous people of NYC and Miami has opened many doors for her and her reputation surpasses her in the catering business. Vlada has been named the Best in New York vodka establishment by New York Magazine Best Of New York issue for her selection of house infused organic vodkas.

But why stop with cocktails? This mentality is also what inspires our brand new GastroPop cuisine! Cooked with many of the infused liquors, GastroPop is a new genre of food that makes use of all the hints of flavors unlocked in the infusion process and combines it with popular cuisine from around the world!