The Secret To A Long Life, Chez Vous Caters a 105th Birthday Party

Ettore Mazzei and Margaret Riccardi

As you might be aware, Chez Vous specializes in catering milestone birthday parties. Whether parents are throwing their baby a first birthday party or someone’s spouse is being surprised by a 50th birthday party, we’ve got the perfect menu and all of the party supplies necessary for a memorable event.

Recently, we were honored to cater the 105th birthday party of Staten Island resident, Margaret Riccardi. Now, it’s not very often that you get to pick the brain of an honest-to-goodness centenarian, so we took the opportunity to ask what it takes to live over 100 years. Margaret’s answer didn’t disappoint.

So, what does it take to live over a century? According to Margaret, there are two simple steps that need to be taken each day. The first thing that you’ll need to do daily is drink a half of a glass of red wine. Second, you’ll need to do what you love, each and every day. For Margaret, that thing is art, she’s both a painter and a sculptor. She creates sculptures in wood, plaster, soapstone, marble and Italian alabaster.

Believe it or not you can find Margaret’s work online at

About Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals

Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals is a full-service catering and party rental service operating on Staten Island, New York. We put our best effort forward to helping you choose the best menu to suit the needs of your guest and can help you pick a location for your event if necessary as well.

More than simply a Staten Island Catering Company. Plan your Holiday Party with style.

Call Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals for questions or to book today: (718) 720-0900

Chez Vous, catering to the hip & stylish for over 35 years.

Whether you select Edgewater Hall as your party site or you have your own unique type of location in mind, Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals promise to plan your affair with distinction.

Serving the tri-state area, we specialize in on-site and off-premise catering. We can host your event at Edgewater Hall or bring our services to you!

For booking, please call us at (718) 720-0900

Speak to our owner directly: 1-347-723-1825

Street Address: 691 Bay Street. Staten Island, NY 10304 

As Seen on My Fair Wedding

Chez Vous was a featured caterer on My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. To watch a clip and learn more about our appearance on the show: click here

As Seen On Inspired Bride

Inspired Bride

Our 100 Years of Wedding Dresses project, which uses the historic Edgewater Hall as a backdrop was featured on Inspired Bride: click here