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.

The Dish


Behind the Scenes with the Designer: Garden Party at Adolphus Busch Hall featured in Southern New England Weddings

The Catered Affair is excited to have been recently featured in Southern New England weddings for a staged tablescape at Adolphus Busch Hall in Cambridge MA. Titled” Gorgeous Garden Party”, the tablescape highlights not only the natural beauty of the courtyard at Adolphus Busch Hall, but the versatility of the Harvard Art Museums as a […]

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