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My husband and I got married this past March at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center and we were so impressed by Kristin and her team at Capers.
We had researched tons of caterers extensively before choosing Capers. We attended 6 tastings in total from different companies and Capers was definitely a step up from the rest, in terms of both quality of food and value. It was also the company that we felt understood us the most. After deciding on Capers, we found that Kristin was very responsive to our requests and suggestions, and really did everything she could to execute our vision, including helping us set up our own dessert table and transforming a bare arts center into a grand ballroom complete with gold chivari chairs and candles throughout.
We received tons of compliments on the food, which was definitely one of the most important things to me! The passed hors d'oeuvres were so unique and special - mini lobster rolls, grilled cheese batons with tomato soup shooters, their list is endless!
If you work with Capers, know that you're working with an experienced team that produces high calibre food, provides exceptional service, and helps to make your wedding vision come true!
We used Capers Catering for our wedding, and we have nothing but good things to say about them. When we did our tasting, the chef was very accommodating with our preferences/needs. The food was amazing, and we knew right away that we wanted to use Capers for our wedding. Throughout the wedding planning process, we worked with Kristin O'Connor and she was amazing at knowing even the smallest details about the venue. It made the planning process so much easier, and she made sure that everything would be setup smoothly for the wedding. On the wedding day, Kristin overlooked the setup, and made sure that the day went as planned. Of course, the food was delicious, and all the guests were amazed with the food. We highly recommend Capers!
Capers Catering catered our wedding that took place on July 27, 2013 at the Courageous Sailing Center in Charlestown, MA.
From beginning to end of the wedding process, Capers was amazing to work with. Kristin O'Connor was our catering coordinator who alongside her amazing chef, John and her team, Kate and Dulce who were there with us to celebrate the big day allowed for the day-John, my husband and our families could not have been happier with the way everything went on the Big Day.
The food was fantastic, the set-up of the tent was gorgeous, the service was amazing-honestly can not say enough great things.
Although I do not plan on having another wedding (sad because it truly was the happiest day of our life!) I will absolutely use them when I have a special event that needs a full service caterer like Capers.
Thank you all you made our wedding amazing!
Capers catered our wedding at the Peabody Essex Museum and WOW, was the food delicious. We got so many compliments on all the food and how it was served hot. The pacing of the courses and attention to some allergies/food restrictions was great.
We also really enjoyed working with Kristin! She is friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and all-around great at her job. We had some craziness with needing extra-large tables and custom made-to-order linens to go with them, all at the last minute. Kristin jumped through hoops with the equipment rental folks to make sure we had what we needed, on time. She also worked with our baker, and the PEM coordinator, and generally made things easy for us.
This review can't omit the fantastic three hour tasting we had, with lots of great food to try and good conversation and no feeling of being rushed or pressured to sign.
The only reason for four stars is that Capers is also very expensive. You are definitely paying for the excellent food and excellent client service. As foodies with the ability to afford Capers, it was worth it for us because the only other option was Hawthorne. In seriously considering Hawthorne, it's a good value -- MUCH cheaper, and also much lower quality food and client service in our experience.
Capers catered our wedding at the Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA in August 2014. We couldn't have been happier with them.
We interviewed a number of other businesses. We were looking for one that could work within our budget and, more importantly, understood us.
Communication was also very important to us. Neither the bride nor groom were living locally so the majority of planning had to take place over emails and through phone calls. We wanted to work with people that were quick to respond and were available.
Capers blew our expectations out of the water on all fronts. We worked with Kate Monteiro and she was the epitome of professional, responsive, inspirational, calm, and kind.
Kate worked with us to plan every detail of our menu and worked to incorporate small things that wove together our past, present, and future lives together. Her ability to take disconnected ideas that we provided her and pull them together into a cohesive menu was outstanding.
Jon, the chef, was also terrific to work with. When we went for our tasting he seemed to understand quickly what we were looking for and was enthusiastic about tweaking different dishes to make sure we would have the perfect meal for the perfect day. He did not make us feel bad for requesting changes and seemed happy to add things to the menu in order to capture and reflect our vision.
Capers stood out to us as being different from other options in that they anticipated our needs. Neither my husband nor I have been planning our wedding since we were little and Kate and Jon did not wait for us to ask questions. Instead they anticipated our needs and helped us work through difficult decisions that we didn't even have on our radar. Their ability to help manage the two of us through the planning process with patience and kindness made a huge difference.
In one particular moment that could have washed the entire wedding away, literally, Kate managed to re-arragane the entire ceremony and reception in a matter of minutes. With 40 minutes to go until our outdoor ceremony, the 10% chance of rain turned to 100% chance of floods and about 150 phones went off simultaneously with emergency warnings. Kate calmly implemented a workaround and saved the day. The food was wonderful, and not waterlogged and our guests were comfortable even after they had to squeeze into our plan-b option in the carriage house.
People are still telling us how great the food was.
In addition to providing great food, Capers was so easy to work with. There were other caterers a bit less expensive, but we chose Capers because it was clear that they would find a way to meet our needs. On the wedding day, we didn't have to worry about a thing, leaving us to thoroughly enjoy our own wedding.
My wife and I thought we were going to end up working with a different local caterer but we started having second thoughts after some red flags, so we called up Capers and were invited up for a tasting.
While we were sampling a plate of hors d'oeuvres, chef Jon came out and we talked about which apps we really loved (the mini lobster rolls are a MUST and the mini grilled cheese rectangles with creamy tomato soup shooters!), and we talked about a couple options that we didn't think fit in quite as well with what we had in mind so he asked us a few questions to determine what we really liked and what the feel of our wedding would be and then he ran back into the kitchen and excitedly and immediately showed us some potential other options. It was awesome that he was so open and receptive to changing things up and really took the time to talk to us and hear about our favorite restaurant experiences and that kind of thing to gauge what we were looking for. The entire tasting was fantastic and between chef Jon and Kate, we were really happy that we ended up calling them and we knew without a doubt that we wanted to hire Capers.
Kate was truly fantastic to work with. She is so organized and responsive and knowledgable and she made everything super easy for us. She helped point out things we could do to make our service run as smoothly as possible and we were so appreciative. She is invaluable and a total rock star! And she was responsible for so much more than just the catering since we had both our ceremony and reception on site at the Lyman Estate. Everything was literally perfect!
In addition to the excellent service, the food was incredible. Everything that Capers did not only met our expectations but exceeded them. The food on our wedding day was even better than it was at the tasting and we thought it was amazing then! The flavors were bright and crisp and balanced and the plating and service were impeccable. Our guests are still raving about everything, over two weeks later.
We feel so fortunate that we ended up calling Capers. It turned out to be the best decision ever!
The food was displayed beautifully and it all tasted fantastic! The team did a great job serving and taking care of all of the guests with very little direction.
My fiancé and I used Capers for our wedding in June 2014. Everyone that we dealt with was super professional and organized, especially Kate, our catering planner. She was very quick to respond to all of my emails/calls and open to helping us make substitutions so we could stay within our budget. The chef did a great job creating a dairy free menu, and the presentation of the food & beverages was so beautiful that decorations weren't needed on the food stations.
My only complaint is that I wish the catering director had made us plates of everything for later, since we were so busy with our guests & wedding responsibilities that we only got to taste maybe half of the food that was served. Kind of a shame since we spent so much on it! Overall, though, I would definitely recommend them to anyone planning a wedding in the Boston area!
Highly recommend Capers, these guys are great to work with and made planning our wedding so much easier.
First, everything they made was delicious. I still have people commenting on how great the food was 6 months later. During the menu planning, they were really great at offering suggestions that fit the vibe and atmosphere we were going for. They also made a number of customizations, as I am vegan, but none of my guests were. I wanted enough options where I could get a good meal, as I was paying for this, but I didn't want my guest to feel alienated and like they were being served "weird" food.
In addition to the food, one of the really key things about Capers is that they provide you a coordinator. We worked with Kate, who was incredible. I initially expected that our coordinator would really just oversee the production of the meal. No, Kate goes above and beyond there. She helps you with the timelines, she helps you with the rentals, she helps make sure all the other vendors are where they need to be. She responds super quickly to all communication, including the roughly 50+ emails and calls she got from my mom during her "brainstorming." She really goes above what would be expected of a catering manager. We even had a couple of extra people show up to our wedding (they thought that they could bring dates, even though their invite was for one). Kate realized this before the reception even started and was able to coordinate the extra seating and place settings so that none of the additional people felt uncomfortable.
Five stars all around. Working with them takes away a lot of stress out of the process and the day of.
I cannot imagine our wedding without Kate and Capers!
My husband and I were unable to conduct a tasting before committing to a caterer, which put a lot more pressure on our first point of contact and initial proposal. Kate immediately impressed us with her responsiveness, attention to detail and creativity – our very first proposal from Kate was exactly what we were looking for!
Throughout the planning process, Kate was professional, knowledgeable, organized, hard working, enthusiastic and supportive. She helped up decide on and secure our rentals, led us through a wonderful tasting experience, put together an optimal floor plan for our 3-floor venue, create a wedding timeline and much more! Kate fully immersed herself in understanding our vision and I valued her every recommendation.
At our tasting, we had the most positive experience with Kate and chef John. We were blown away by the quality of food from the appetizers to entrees to late night snacks and appreciated their efforts to make the tasting special and enjoyable. Kate always strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and making the process personal!
Kate played a most integral role in the planning, execution and overall success of our wedding. On our wedding day, Capers above and beyond delivered what we had imagined and so much more! Kate, Diane and the entire Capers team were attentive, gracious and hard working. They made our wedding flow perfectly and pulled everything together from decorations to keeping us on schedule. During cocktails, servers delivered beverages and appetizers to our wedding party as we took some final pictures together. Diane regularly checked in during dinner to make sure my husband and I had everything we needed and some of the servers even rushed to get me a piece of cake since I didn’t have time to sit during the dessert!
Thank you Kate and Capers for the most wonderful experience!
Caper’s was AMAZING! I contacted a few caterers and Caper’s was the first to respond and also provided the best price and menu. Our contact at Caper’s was Kristin and she was so wonderful about getting back to my emails quickly and helping me with anything extra for the wedding (for example, they took care of making “reserved” signs for the ceremony). The food was phenomenal and beautifully presented! Caper’s not only provided the food, they really made the event happen. Diane was our coordinator for the day and she was perfect! She made sure everything was set-up (including all of my DIY projects) and checked in regularly to see if there was anything my husband or I needed. In fact, one of the staff members tracked my husband and I down with a plate of appetizers during the cocktail hour (we were having some trouble bustling my dress and it was taking a lot longer than we expected), which we really appreciated because otherwise we would have missed them completely! All of the staff was very professional, friendly, and just wonderful! We can’t say enough good things about Caper’s and if we ever need a caterer again, we will be calling them!
We had a July wedding - Capers did an absolutely fabulous job! We used Kate, and she was AMAZING. Capers provided excellent food for our wedding and excellent service during the cocktail hour and dinner reception. Moreover, Kate helped plan our event, down to the tiniest details. I was a very detail-oriented bride, and Kate made sure that everything I wanted was perfectly executed on the day of the wedding. Exceeded my expectations - Capers was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.
When my husband and I met with Capers for a tasting, we knew we had to have them as our caterer. Ever since that first inquiry email was sent, they were always super responsive and helpful by addressing our questions and concerns throughout the planning process. We worked with Kate for months to craft the perfect menu for our wedding. My husband and I are both in the restaurant industry (chef & bartender) and the food was the most important piece for us. She was also very instrumental in helping us work out our wedding timeline, what rentals we needed, setting us our with a contact for beverages, and setting everything up on the day of. We were really happy with everything on the day of the wedding. The food was great and the wedding was gorgeous. We loved it and definitely recommend Capers!
Capers were amazing to work with. Kristin was creative, enthusiastic and responsive! The appetizers, dinner, and specialty drinks were incredible, and our guests raved. Capers took care of coordinating with my site, and looked after every detail. I would choose them again in an instant!!!
Food is one of the things my husband and I love most, and it was one of the highest priorities for us in planning our wedding – we wanted to have a great meal that reflected our love of cooking and eating. I just can’t say enough amazing things about our experience with Capers – both during the planning process (which was almost two years in our case), and on our wedding day. During the planning process, we worked with Kristin – she was so incredibly helpful as we played around with different meal ideas, very responsive to our concerns about budget, and put us completely at ease that Capers would have everything well in hand on the day-of. When we went in for our tasting, we thought “if the food is even half as good on the day of the wedding, we’re golden.”
In fact, even cooking for 100 people in an outdoor oven in the parking lot, Capers managed to make incredible food on our wedding day that exceeded our memories of the tasting. We got so many compliments on the food from our guests -- we were walking around to greet people at their tables, and most plates appeared to be licked clean. Our meals were incredible, and I only wish we'd gotten to eat more :) Capers also coordinated the alcohol delivery and pickup on our behalf with a local vendor, and provided bartending that was superb.
We also felt so relaxed and taken care of, we were able to just enjoy the whole event knowing that the team had everything well in hand. Capers did a wonderful job with setting up both the ceremony and reception, including helping set up a lot of the DIY decorations that I’d put together. I have a background in event planning and am a bit of a control freak, and I worried that I wouldn’t be able to stand back and relax – but there just wasn’t anything I would have been able to meddle with because Capers was so on top of everything.
In sum, picking Capers as our wedding caterer was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding and frankly I’m going to miss working with them even though I’m relieved to be done two years of wedding planning! ☺
We used Capers for our recent wedding on 5/17/14 and they were absolutely wonderful to work with. We planned our wedding at a venue that did not have a wedding coordinator, and we didn’t hire a wedding coordinator until the very end (Day of Coordinator). When I first started researching caterers for our wedding I was a bit overwhelmed. So many to caterers to choose from, and so many that seemed way above our budget. In addition, many that took days and days to respond to my inquiry and other emails. But when I heard from Kristin very quickly after contacting Capers, I immediately knew I wanted to work with them. First, she was so prompt with replies to my questions and she was always so detailed and accurate with her answers. She was pleasant and enthusiastic and very willing to work within our budget. I soon realized that the catering coordinator is such a huge part of the wedding planning process, which can be very stressful, and I don’t know what I would have done without Kristin! She was always such a calming presence, with such good advice on everything from food choices, to glassware choices, to set-up decisions. It was SOOO helpful that she had done many events at my venue in the past and knew all the insides and outs of how things worked there. She was just awesome.
And on the day of the wedding, Capers was unbelievable. The venue looked beautiful – everything was set up perfectly. The food was delicious – my guests raved about the mini lobster rolls at cocktail hour and the entrees were served nice and hot! People especially loved the halibut. The service was stellar – we couldn’t believe how many staff were there – they had an army! And they treated the groom and I like we were the king and queen. It was such a fun time.
I can’t say enough how highly I would recommend Capers Catering, from pre-wedding contracting with Kristin to the delicious food and impeccable service the day of, they were fantastic. One of the best decisions we made throughout the whole wedding planning process!
Capers Catering and Kate were instrumental in making our wedding day so incredible! Capers Catering is expensive, but on par with the other caterers we considered. They went above and beyond on the tasting / first meeting, and that level of service and personalization continued through to our event. From the minute we signed the proposal, Kate was available to answer questions and help me plan. We did not consider hiring a wedding planner, but wanted a day-of event manager. Kate did that job incredibly well! They worked with us to create a menu that we were excited about, and our guests (even those who work in the food industry) loved the food! The wait staff were very polished. The event ran smoothly. I did not have to worry about a thing, once the day started!
We used Caper's for our fall wedding at the Cambridge Boat Club and could not have been more pleased. They helped us devise a perfect, seasonal menu that our guests raved about, and were incredibly responsive throughout the year to help with planning, layout, logistics, etc. The day-of catering staff were highly professional and helpful in making sure everything ran smoothly. We would recommend Caper's to anyone planning a wedding!
Capers Catering did an awesome job! They were attentive to our needs and details of the wedding and reception. Our coordinator was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The food was awesome! We got lots of compliments on the appetizers and dinner!
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Weddings are as unique as each client's personality. That is why a "cookie cutter" approach won't do. For over a decade, award-winning Capers Catering have been pleasing New England's most discerning palates. Our stylish custom menus and attentive service are our hallmark.
- Specialty: American Regional, Asian, Continental, Dessert Specialists, Eastern European, French, Fusion, Indian, Italian, Kosher Style, Latin American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Other Cuisine, Vegetarian
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
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