Our Story

An unerring focus on three elements has driven our success: Brilliant food. Flawless service. Stunning venues. Thousands of our guests across New England have experienced this alchemy over our last 35 years. They’ve made us the region’s best-loved catering and event design company. We’ve come a rather long way from our beginnings, when founder Holly Safford set out with just a toaster oven and a glimmer in her eye.

Today, with 300 employees and a 15,000-square foot headquarters, our focus is unchanged. And all of us, from our Executive Chef and his culinary team to our design team and wait staff, look forward to conjuring with that Special Ingredient every day.

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Behind the Scenes: Bliss Celebrations’ 2016 “After the Hunt” at the Harvard Art Museums

The Catered Affair was recently featured in Bliss Celebrations’ Annual 2016 Issue for a staged event, “After the Hunt” at the Harvard Art Museums. The vision for the photoshoot was, as Bliss Celebrations Guide explains it, “The early twentieth century art collection and architecture at the Harvard Art Museums inspired floral designer Marc Hall Design […]

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