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 since our humble beginning in 1979. 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.

The Dish


Event Spotlight: Turning a Company Party Into a Night of Mystery and Intrigue at the Boston Public Library

At The Catered Affair, we love creating an unforgettable company party! We recently worked with planner AE Events to turn their client’s cocktail reception into a Clue-inspired evening of intrigue and mystery. From the planner’s decor to a menu crafted by TCA, every aspect of this company party was inspired by the game. And what better space to […]

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