38 total reviews
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 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!
Capers Catering is a fantastic wedding planning service. Kate was incredibly helpful from the initial interview, to the tasting, to the planning meeting at the site, and finally the actual event. She thought of everything, and I couldn't believe how beautifully everything went. It was great too, because I had a lot of input into the event, but I didn't have to worry about the details. The chef was fantastic, the wait staff was so lovely and hard working, and I could not have been more pleased. I highly recommend Capers Catering for your event!
I recently got married this summer and I was blown away by the team at Capers Catering! They customized my whole wedding to how I wanted it and it could not have gone better! The team at Capers was so accommodating and friendly, they relieved so much stress from the whole planning process!
Before we chose Capers to do our wedding, my husband and I went to a tasting at their location. They definitely won us over at that tasting because they were so knowledgeable. I absolutely loved the food they presented to us! It was so delicious! If I had to do it all over again I would always choose Capers Catering.
I recommend Capers Catering to any bride!
Having worked closely with Capers throughout our engagement, I can attest to them, specifically Kristin, being flexible, accommodating, creative, and extremely responsive to our requests. It was truly a joy to work with someone as involved and as personally invested in ensuring a wonderful wedding day as Kristin.
The food is top notch - everything was hot, delicious and exceeded our expectations. Presentation was also quite impressive. We highly recommend Capers Catering!
This June I was smart to finally marry Sugar, my companion of over 35 years. I was smart also to have selected Capers Catering to provide food and planning for the event.
We decided on a summer day back yard wedding with tents, live band and catering to be held at our home. The event was semiformal and we decided on a summer buffet cookout style food offering to be started off with passed Hors D’oeuvres following the on site ceremony. Caters proved to be the perfect choice to serve our needs.
Our coordinator Kate Monteiro was a star, offering many choices for menu and service style to satisfy our own personal wishes. I took it upon myself to act as wedding planner and Kate’s experience and numerous suggestions were invaluable.
We settled on capers about a year before our wedding date. They had great reviews, a wonderful choice of food and services, and the flexibility we needed for our event. I was convinced Capers was the perfect choice immediately while talking to Kate for the very first time during my investigations.
Over the course of the year our plans evolved and solidified, often incorporating Kate’s suggestions. She matched table linens to our color theme, and also ordered supplies we found on the internet such as upscale plastic dinnerware, tableware, napkins, glasses and champagne flutes. She provided us with a preferred vendor for beverages but allowed us to supply the wine and champagne ourselves at a significant cost savings. Several weeks before the wedding she came to our house to observe the site and work out a timeline for the day. Kate was a pleasure to meet and finally work with in person, really a sweetheart and very smart.
The day of the wedding was a perfect summer day. The music was provided by the fabulous, The Men In Black Band ( see our review). BC Tent provided the tents, tables, chairs, dance floor, portable bar and lighting (see our review). Capers setup the tables and chairs, added table linens, placed the centerpieces and managed all other preparations. Diane the event manager for the day was another delight to work with was. She was warm and enthusiastic about our wedding and our planning. She was ready to solve some last minute problems with confidence and a smile. The wait staff was experienced and friendly. The Hors D’oeuvres were to die for and the food that was served buffet style by the staff was just the best!!! The staff distributed the champagne to the guests at the appropriate time prior to the toasts and later plated and made the wedding cake available with coffee and tea after the cutting by the bride and groom. Diane frequently checked with us as to how she could help and had great suggestions thorough out the day. Finally the leftover food was neatly packed and stored in our refrigerator, the tables and chairs broken down and stacked and a through cleanup performed before their leaving. Everything went as planned the day flowed as it was supposed to. Everything went as if rehearsed.
We can’t say enough good things about Capers. The food, the service, the staff and their enthusiasm for our wedding were simply outstanding. We would highly recommend them for just such an event, or any catering need someone may have. Our sincere thanks to Kate, Diane, and the staff of Capers Catering in helping to create the lifetime memory we were striving for.
Sugar and Michael
June 22, 2013
I can't say enough about Capers - they were by far, the best choice we could have made! Kristin was absolutely amazing to work with - she was there every step of the way. We took on a lot of DIY projects and Kristin was more than willing to take on any tasks to lighten our load - much appreciated!!
My husband and I had spoken to a few caterers and did a couple of tastings (which were lackluster to say the least), but THE MINUTE we met Kristin and John (the coolest, funniest chef everrrr) for our tasting at Capers, we knew right away that they were a perfect fit for us. We were greeted with a strawberry lemonade drink served in a mason jar with a striped paper straw in it, ummmmm perfection. Not only did I love the look, but it was super delish and we ended up using them for our pre-ceremony drinks. The tasting continued with an awesome variety of the most delicious hor d'oeuvre and main course options - literally one of the best ways to spend a Saturday afternoon!
From the tasting to the (multiple) walk-throughs of our venue, Kristin was so incredibly helpful. On top of it all, she was always conscious of our budget - Kristin was always looking for ways to help us save some moolah - and we literally came in right where we wanted to be.
The wedding day staff was also wonderful - I couldn't believe how they had transformed the empty venue into our dream space. I had given Kristin some guidelines and they flawlessly set up the room how I had envisioned. Service was great, food was delicious and I had guests raving about the food (and the absolutely amazing, delicious dessert bar which included mini cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and pie pops...yum!!).
I am a super picky person, so I definitely wouldn't be giving this review unless I was 100% satisfied - they surpassed my expectations!! If I had it to do again, I would hire them in a second!
From the very beginning Capers was phenomenal to work with!! They are so welcoming and ready to work with you to make sure your day goes perfectly. Kate was my event manager and she worked with me every step of the way to coordinate every aspect of my reception. My wedding had a lot of moving parts and Kate made sure to attend to every single detail. Every last minute change and request I had she took care of and didn't even question. She offered excellent guidance and was SO wonderful to work with. In addition to the food aspect of the wedding - she gave me excellent recommendations for the rest of my vendors and coordinated with them all the day of the wedding. I felt like she really cared about making my wedding perfect. I am a bit of a control freak and it is very hard for me to let go and let others take control but I felt so confident in Kate and the whole Caper's staff that I went through the day without one worry and enjoyed every moment of my day. One of my friends noted that at most of the weddings he has been to, the receptions do not run smoothly and there is often confusion, but that our wedding seemed to run so seamlessly!! That is all thanks to Capers! If there were any issues, I had NO idea, and there is no better gift than that for a bride!
I haven't even mentioned how AMAZING the food was. My family and friends are STILL talking about how delicious it was. I have no idea how they did it. There were 250 people at my wedding and the venue was over an hour away from their shop, and yet they managed to cook each meal PERFECTLY. One of our entrees was salmon and if you have ever tried to cook salmon before you know how hard it is to get it perfect, I had friends say it was the best salmon they had every tasted! We added mini pies at the last minute to our desert bar and oh my goodness, that was the best decision ever! they were INCREDIBLE!
I cannot say enough good things about Capers!!! From the service, to the food, down to the very last detail, Capers made my wedding my dream wedding!! I am so thankful that we chose them as our caterers and I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them to every bride out there!! I truly have no complaints!!!! You will only be pleased and floored by their service, quality, and incredible food!!
I recently had my wedding in a small town in Contoocook, NH at a camp and retreat center. What impressed me about Capers Catering is their all-encompassing approach to catering a wedding day.
Capers was obviously the cream of the crop when it comes to professionalism, quality, and approach to both food and service, but they also offered something that you can not really even quantify; peace of mind. Our Capers representative, Kate Monteiro was able to understand the vision for our wedding day and implement and handle any issue that arose that day, both expected and unexpected (as we all know, every wedding day has some unexpected occurrences). My wife Anna and I were able to focus on enjoying our wedding, knowing that every aspect of our reception was being taken care of by Kate and the Capers team.
As the groom, I may have been more focused on everything going smoothly on our wedding day, but let me mention the food! It has been nearly two months since my wedding and I am still getting compliments from my friends and family about the food. The quality of the food at Capers was unmatched by any other caterer we looked at and we could not have been more happy with the service.
I am so happy that Anna and I chose Capers Catering for our wedding day. Like I said, they did not only Cater our reception, but our whole day, by making us feel understood and giving us peace of mind so we could focus on enjoying the day and each other. The food and service were exceptional and if I were to go back, I would choose Capers again in a heartbeat.
I loved everything about working with Capers--from the initial tasting to dessert at the end of the wedding itself. Kristin was a joy to work with, the menu was wonderful and fun to put together, and everything looked, smelled, and tasted exactly like we wanted it to. They even successfully pulled together a last-minute request for housemade ravioli by one of the groom's mothers ;-) and they were amazing!
Capers was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Kate was prompt, professional and knowledgeable from the first phone call. Capers was very accommodating with food allergies, which are guests appreciated, as well as our budget. Overall the food at our wedding was an enormous hit! Including the pies we chose for our dessert! The caterer is such a huge investment piece of the wedding and I am happy to say it was one element we never had to worry about. Capers was dependable with delicious food - we're so thankful!
Capers catered my wedding reception in September, and I have nothing but positive things to say about this vendor! I worked with Kate - she is wonderful and made the planning process so easy! She was always reachable by phone or email and responded promptly to every small question or request. Capers makes an honest effort to understand the type of event that you want to create, and to get to know your personal style and preferences so that their services and product truly align with what you wanted. At the tasting (a private scheduled session), Kate and the chef very kindly showed what they had to offer and made suggestions, but were in no way overbearing or pushy. They were respectful and mindful of our budget throughout the experience. At the walk-through meeting, Kate made sure that we discussed and finalized every detail - and then on the big day, everything went just as planned! The Capers staff provided an excellent service and effortlessly blended into the goings-on. I haven't even mentioned the FOOD, which was absolutely delicious and our guests loved it! Everything was prepared just as well as at the tasting. We had passed hors d'oeuvres and a barbecue buffet. The food was really nicely presented on platters that were continuously refilled with more fresh, hot food. The service was really timely - everything was on schedule and seamless. I will definitely recommend Capers and will look to them if I need a caterer again!
Capers were so accommodating and more then willing to help me plan accordingly with my budget. I worked closely with Kristin and she always got right back to me no matter what the question was. I felt so calm and relaxed while planning my wedding and the day of. I can honestly say that is because I knew Capers was going to make my wedding the best possible! I wanted to have the bow tie napkins and they spent the entire day before making them perfect- no extra charge (how amazing is that??). There food was just perfect and all our guests couldn't get enough of the midnight snack (truffle fries with milk shake -it was also my favorite part of the night!) I couldn't rave more about this vendor!!! USE THEM USE THEM USE THEM!! If you go and sit down with them for just a few minutes you will know they are great! Thank you Capers for everything!!!
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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
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011