Wheelhouse is dedicated to great food, excellent service, local sourcing, and sustainable operations. We cook with the seasons, sourcing ingredients from local farms when they are at their peak deliciousness, and we make everything from scratch.
The Wheelhouse catered our wedding at Valley View Farm in August. Wheelhouse and VVF went above and beyond to make every detail of our special day absolutely exceptional. Our guests are STILL talking about the food and drinks served throughout ...
the night. Wheelhouse paid attention to the smallest of details, catered to our foodie needs and just created all around delicious and unique food. Alex, Stephanie and our VVF planner Shannon were dedicated to bringing our wedding day vision to life, and that is exactly what they did. I wish we could relive our day a million times over again!
Reviewed On 11/20/2023 by Erin C
The Wheelhouse team catered our wedding at Valley View Farm, and we cannot say enough about the food itself, as well as the menu planning process. Many of our guests have told us it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. Stephanie hel...
ped us put together a custom menu that was catered completely to our and our guests' tastes, providing us with suggestions and making sure every detail was to our liking. They truly want to make your wedding menu special for you, and they source the best fresh, local ingredients. We can't wait to go back to visit Valley View Farm to taste some more of the incredible food and see the team again! We cannot say enough about them and our experience.
Reviewed On 11/17/2023 by Haley S
Valley View far exceeded our expectations. We are forever grateful to every single person who was apart of making our special day magical. Just to mention a few - Shannon, Maggie, Alex, Thaddeus - and so many more that I am probably forgetting!...
The day of our wedding was stress and worry free because of the hard work and dedication from this amazing team. The morning after, all of our decor was packed into my car, and we didn’t have to lift a finger to clean, organize, or stress over clean up. It was the perfect venue and the perfect team. We could not recommend this beautiful venue enough.
Reviewed On 11/13/2023 by Susanna Y
I am still dreaming about our magical wedding dinner with Wheelhouse farm. My wife and I met in the restaurant industry, and the food and hospitality were extremely important to us for our wedding day. Wheelhouse made all of our dreams come tru...
e and totally wowed our discerning guests. The communication with Stephanie and Sylvana was so warm and professional from start to finish, and we could tell we were in experienced hands. We wanted our dinner out in the meadow behind our home, which is a logistically complicated undertaking and the team perfectly executed our vision. The entire team was professional, kind, and went above and beyond to accommodate our guests. We felt so incredibly lucky to have them for our wedding and we can't recommend them more highly.
Reviewed On 10/31/2023 by Allegra B
We got married almost 2 months ago and had the best experience working with Alex and Stephanie at Wheelhouse! The process was so personal, the food at our wedding was important to us. We wanted to incorporate dishes that gave a nod to my Vietna...
mese culture and Wheelhouse knocked it out of the park with the spring rolls and duck dishes! Everything we had was phenomenal, I said the next day and stand by it, my biggest regret from the day was not eating more and more!! Alex made sure we had more than enough and got to try everything but I could’ve eaten that food for days to come and not gotten sick of it! Our guests came up to us saying it was by far the best wedding food they’d ever had, we couldn’t be happier with Wheelhouse and their entire staff!!
Reviewed On 10/04/2023 by Kate W
We literally chose our wedding location / area so that we could have Wheelhouse cater our meal after having a fantastic experience with them at a graduation party many years prior. And they delivered above and beyond our expectations!! The menu...
planning process was a breeze. They gave us enough say to make it feel curated and special to us with foods that we enjoy, while still putting their expertise and talent into the dishes they suggested. The food was truly SPECTACULAR. So many of our guests said they had never had better food at a wedding and many tables requested second platters of things (particularly the corn and cherry tomato risotto!!). We also loved the ability to do family style dinner and both passed and stationary apps (which was a gorgeous mezze board) to help with the flow of the cocktail hour.
The staff was also really organized and so easy to work with. We mostly worked with Stephanie (and then Slyvana) and they were organized, attentive, and super clear about the point of each meeting, when we needed to decide certain things, and what to expect on the night of so everyone was on the same page and there were no surprises. They have also worked with Quonquont quite a bit and were very comfortable communicating with them separately and organizing various roles throughout the evening. We also had a fair amount of nut allergies at our wedding and those guests felt very accommodated, and most importantly, safe to feast and enjoy the food!
We could not have imagined a better dining experience for our wedding and now I am trying to think of another event I can host in Western MA so I can feast on their delicious food again soon :).
Reviewed On 4/12/2023 by Amy S
Wheelhouse catered a large family gathering in my home. From the minute I first made contact with the staff until the last plate was cleaned, the only word to describe the experience is perfection. Incredible professionalism, attention to det...
ail, personalized service, and absolutely delicious food. I can’t recommend it enough. Thank you Wheelhouse for making our family event truly special.
Reviewed On 11/04/2022 by Rachel F
My husband and I got married at Montague Retreat Center this fall and we were lucky enough to have Wheelhouse as the exclusive caterer for our wedding day. We attended a spring tasting event and fell in love with both the food we were served an...
d the people serving us. Everyone from beginning to end worked with us to establish a menu and a feel for our wedding day/reception that fit us as a couple perfectly. Stephanie and Dakota were gems to communicate with and very responsive and helpful-giving advice about napkin colors and folds to help lessen the stress of decision making. On our wedding day, they worked so well with all of the other vendors to make our day go smoothy. Bartending was superb with an amazing selection of drinks and cocktails with the best service. The food was delicious, everyone still is talking about the prime rib and chicken dishes. They even went out of their way to dress up our cake with greenery we brought to make it look exactly as I envisioned. I love their business model, being locally sourced and in season, so their menus are never the same. If you want to feel extra special and fancy, while down-to-earth at the same time, this is the caterer for you! I can't recommend Wheelhouse enough!!
Reviewed On 10/19/2022 by Joe B
Wheelhouse catered our wedding at Montague Retreat Center, and my wife and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The staff was extremely friendly and really put in the effort to get to know my wife and I. We worked directly with Step...
hanie and Zofia who both went above and beyond our expectations. They were so helpful in narrowing down our menu, giving us a variety of options for all courses of the meal. The food was delicious, from the appetizers to the dessert. Everything is locally sourced also! The entire staff was extremely helpful during our wedding weekend with any tasks that needed assistance.
We would highly recommend catering through Wheelhouse in the future. They made our big day stress free and we could not be happier with how things went!
Reviewed On 9/25/2022 by Allie and Eric S
We couldn't recommend a catering company anymore. Wheelhouse created the most amazing farm-to-table menu I've ever had. Every single wedding guest mentioned how amazing their food is, at a wedding that's unheard of. Every aspect of the menu was...
unique, we were able to edit anything we felt was necessary. My husband and I tried all three menu items, beef, chicken and vegetable risotto, we couldn't pick a favorite. We highly recommend Wheelhouse Catering for anytime you want to have the best meal ever!
Reviewed On 7/04/2022 by Lauren C
Wheelhouse catered our wedding at the Montague Retreat Center and they served the absolute best meal we have ever had at a wedding (and many of our guests agreed!). We loved how Wheelhouse crafted a menu with our favorite foods and dishes that ...
were important to us, which really stood out compared to other caterers. Stephanie and Dakota were so easy and fun to work with; we felt truly taken care of throughout the planning process. They were incredibly attentive to guests with allergies and ensured that everyone had a full and delicious meal regardless of their dietary restrictions. All of the staff were so friendly and professional. Plus we had some wonderful signature cocktails. Incredible experience, highly recommended!
Reviewed On 6/25/2022 by Lauren & Trevor D
We'd hire Wheelhouse again in a heartbeat and HIGHLY recommend these people and their food! We hired Wheelhouse Farm to cater our wedding weekend in July 2021. Working with Wheelhouse, and Stephanie and Jake in particular, was an absolute pleas...
ure! Their food was locally sourced, creative and absolutely delicious. They dropped off food for our welcome dinner and catered the wedding reception dinner. They were incredibly communicative and organized. After hiring them, we had zero concerns about logistics of the service or food. I knew we were in good hands! They were also incredibly flexible and were able to accommodate us on our new date when we had to reschedule from July 2020 to July 2021 due to the pandemic.
We first spoke with Jake to get to know them, and he answered all of our questions and provided multiple menu options for our welcome dinner and reception appetizers and meal. After learning our preferences, he coordinated with the kitchen to create the menu options based on what was in season. He was very kind and patient as we requested to see a few different menu options early on.
We had a two-month out and a one-month out phone call with Stephanie to confirm the menu and numbers, etc. Once Jake knew she’d be the one on-site for the weekend of the wedding, we then worked directly with her. We had made the plan for our menu in 2020, and even when they had to accommodate some new dietary restrictions in 2021 they were incredibly flexible, even with less than two months until the wedding. After our check-in calls, Stephanie would send a detailed summary, including the action steps for both her and I so I could easily track what needed to get done. This was immensely helpful!!
Stephanie also helped me coordinate with Florence Pie Bar for pies to be dropped off to the Wheelhouse kitchen so I could surprise my husband with those, in addition to the Flayvors of Cook Farm ice cream we had chosen for dessert through Wheelhouse.
We did a lot of research before choosing a caterer, and we feel we got the absolute best food and the kindest, most professional service for a great price. Our guests raved about the food, and agreed that the people we worked with and the service was amazing! We feel so lucky to have worked with Jake, Stephanie, and the rest of the Wheelhouse crew, and would jump at the chance to work with them again. We hope to attend one of their farm dinners at some point too!
Reviewed On 6/23/2022 by Zakery O
Choose this caterer. I have never had such an incredible experience with a caterer before. Not only did they design the entire menu around my wife's and my flavor preferences, but they were incredibly kind, professional, and timely. We knew the...
deadlines for everything well in advance and when issues came up they were ready to help. When some of our guests had very restrictive diets, they were happy to oblige and make unique plates just for them.
Day of the wedding the food was outstanding and the portions were perfect. No microscope plates here! And the real seal of quality for me: the people were so kind. Every sever and cook was nice and welcoming to both me and my guests. I would use Wheelhouse again at the drop of a hat.
Reviewed On 6/02/2022 by Kaitlyn D
We are so grateful we had Wheelhouse on our team for our wedding! Every person we worked with along the way was nothing short of incredible. My husband and I both have severe food allergies, and our main goal for the wedding day was not to worr...
y about what we were eating. Wheelhouse accommodated our allergies (and other guests' needs) without hesitation and made us feel so cared for. This allowed us to have a totally stress-free food experience on our big day. It was truly special and we'll never forget it :)
The staff was so attentive and checked in with us throughout the planning process to make sure we were covering all the bases. We even chose to do all compostable dishware, which was something we hadn't seen offered anywhere else. Wheelhouse was also super supportive of our own ideas and worked with us to create the menu of our dreams that incorporated both elegance and playfulness (fancy mac 'n cheese and late night popcorn!!). We've also heard from most of our guests about the wedding and the first thing pretty much everyone raves about has been the food and the Wheelhouse staff. The guests were just delighted and couldn't believe how fresh everything tasted.
Working with Wheelhouse was truly a flawless experience. Don't hesitate!!
Reviewed On 5/06/2022 by Katherine G
Wheelhouse was amazing!!! They catered to all of our meal requests for our wedding, were so accommodating, and everyone LOVED the food! We have some chefs in our family and food snobs (don't tell them I said that) and they absolutely loved the ...
food and the experience they helped to create for our wedding. Couldn't say enough good things about them!
Reviewed On 5/05/2022 by Mac N
Wheelhouse did the catering for our wedding and they were absolutely phenomenal! The food was both delicious and aesthetically pleasing. The staff were all very friendly, professional, and responsive. 10/10 recommend them. They are fantastic!
Reviewed On 1/19/2022 by Joshua G
Wheelhouse was the first we chose and it was the easiest and best decision we made throughout our wedding planning process! Stephanie and Emma were a delight to work with. Both were super responsive, easy to work with - and most of all - creati...
ve when it came to incorporating the Spanish flare we were so desperately seeking! My wife, a native Spaniard, was so thrilled to have found a caterer who was so willing to work with us and come up with a menu that perfectly blended Spanish cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. The food was delicious - everything from the Spanish tortilla appetizers, to the main courses, and especially the churros for dessert! We’ve had a number of our guests rave about the food served at our winter wedding, too. No doubt, the best decision we made for our big day!
Reviewed On 11/15/2021 by Greyson G
Wheelhouse was absolutely fabulous to work with. When they heard my wife was gluten free, and many of our guests were vegan, they created a menu perfectly catered to our dietary restrictions. My wife was able to eat anything on the menu, and ou...
r vegan guests were very happy with their menu option as well. We worked with Stephanie throughout our planning process (which ended up being 3 years long due to the pandemic), and then we worked with Dakota most closely in the last couple months before our day. Both were excellent to work with, very responsive, and very kind and helpful. On our day, Dakota and the rest of the stuff blended right in to our group and helped make our day so special. Our meals were fantastic, and everyone raved about them. We even had a 10 year old vegan guest that hates cauliflower and had the cauliflower steak and absolutely loved it! We are beyond happy that we chose Wheelhouse, and we would not have had it any other way. Thank you to everyone for all you did to make our wedding so special.
Reviewed On 11/01/2021 by Sara M
Wheelhouse was one of the first vendors we hired and we are SO glad we did. Guests raved about the food and service (as did we) and the team really worked to make sure our values were represented with our food choices. Everything was easy, clea...
r and delicious. So worth the value. Stephanie and Aja were incredible to work with- I'd hire them again in a heartbeat.
Reviewed On 10/22/2021 by Mariah C
Last year I began my search for the perfect caterer for our outdoor wedding. I called and emailed many companies, but Wheelhouse really stuck out for me. They were detailed and thorough right from the beginning during our first phone call. We w...
orked with Stephanie throughout the past year. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and always willing to answer my questions and work closely with what we wanted and needed.
Fast forward through many emails and several phone calls to my big day. Stephanie showed up early to begin setting up with a smile on and a calm presence, just what a bride needs! Their team served soup and bread as a first course and everyone said it was the best fall soup they ever had! My now husband doesn’t even like butternut squash soup but he ate the entire bowl. We served our main course family style. Again…everyone loved the food. It was so delicious!! Everything was cooked perfectly and was served to my guests hot. I still have people telling me it was the best!! I could have eaten several plates of food if my dress allowed (lol)
I recommend hiring Wheelhouse for your wedding or next event, you won’t be disappointed with the food, the people, or the service. Thank you Stephanie and the entire Wheelhouse team!!
Reviewed On 10/19/2021 by Ariel B
Wheelhouse was absolutely wonderful. I worked with Stephanie and Aja and both were sweet and helpful. The food was delicious! All of the guests agreed. Top notch
Reviewed On 10/13/2021 by Courtney T
Wheelhouse was amazing! Stephanie was super easy to work with and went above and beyond to create the most perfect menu for us. She was super responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. Emma was a pleasure to work with as well as we go...
t closer to the wedding. Everything was stress free and went very smoothly. The food was incredible, we had zero complaints and I even had guests still talking about how delicious it was the next day! Thank you to everyone at Wheelhouse who was involved, we couldn't have asked for a better caterer to work with on our wedding day!
Reviewed On 9/27/2021 by Jessica A
Jake, Emma, and the rest of Wheelhouse staff are absolutely amazing! They were so responsive about everything we asked for and made sure everything went smoothly. They even picked up our wedding cake from a different bakery. The food was amazin...
g and delicious. All our guest were blown away by the food. We would recommend Wheelhouse to anyone looking for a caterer for their wedding.
Reviewed On 9/14/2021 by Samantha S
Jake and the rest of the Wheelhouse team - including Stephanie, Dakota, Emma - were wonderful to work with. My husband and I were originally supposed to get married in 2020 and had to postpone our wedding due to the pandemic. Jake and his team ...
were incredibly patient and kind as we adjusted our plans over the course of two years. Moreover, they were able to accommodate all of our particular menu requests. Our guests raved about the food and service! We can't recommend Wheelhouse more highly.
Reviewed On 9/12/2021 by Camille B
We had a diverse set of guests at our wedding (I am half Indian half French Canadian and my husband is Italian), and we wanted the food to reflect these cuisines as well as to be unique and delicious, and Wheelhouse did an incredible job! We ne...
eded a lot of the food to be vegetarian friendly and they put together a menu that seamlessly incorporated all of these ideas into something great. Our guests are still raving about it. Also they LOVED the taco truck, so I definitely recommend that!!
Reviewed On 8/25/2021 by Sarah V
I cannot say enough good things about Wheelhouse and their staff. Stephanie was incredibly kind and responsive, and so so helpful! My husband and I wanted an all vegan wedding, and Wheelhouse accommodated us perfectly with amazing food and serv...
ice. Jake was great at helping us come up with dishes that were seasonal and would work well for us. I know it's not easy catering a completely vegan event, and they knocked it out of the park. If you're looking for a caterer that will genuinely listen to your needs and accommodate, with incredible food and service - look no further!
Reviewed On 8/05/2021 by Olivia S
My husband and I hired Wheelhouse as the catering company for our wedding at Valley View Farm and it could not have been a better choice. Stephanie and Emma were always a pleasure to work with, very responsive and on top of what needed to be do...
ne. Curating our menu to match our food preferences and desires was so much fun, and resulted in a food spread that was very reflective of who we are as a couple. The food Wheelhouse made was absolutely incredible. You could not be in better hands choosing Wheelhouse as your event caterer!
Reviewed On 8/02/2021 by Allison N
Honestly I am not the type of girl who likes to plan anything, but the second Valley View Farm recommended Wheelhouse catering and I spoke with Stephanie, I couldn’t wait to start planning out wedding. Stephanie was so easy to talk to, was ther...
e any time I needed to make changed or have questions AND prepared me for any and all things that I would need to rent when it came to dining utensils. I didn’t think it could get any easier and then enters Dakota – She gave me the breakdown of the cocktail hour all the way through to dinner and clean up. These people are amazing and all I had to do was listen and answer the questions they asked. SO EASY!!! Honestly the weeks leading up to the wedding everyone could not believe how calm I was and that is a huge testament to all the hard work Wheelhouse and Valley View Farm put in to making our day as magical and amazing as it was. Our DJ pulled us aside to let us know it was the best meal he has ever eaten at a wedding! Our guest are still talking about the fall of the bone chicken! I can’t thank this team enough they were beyond amazing!
Reviewed On 6/27/2021 by Rachel U
One of the benefits of working with Wheelhouse is how customizable the menu is. We described our taste and got a menu that was perfectly suited to us, including a brownie sundae bar as opposed to a traditional wedding cake! The whole process of...
working with Stephanie was super simple and she helped us find affordable tableware rentals, coordinated a tasting, and accommodated many dietary restrictions. In addition to the food tasting amazing they also pay a lot of attention to detail to make sure it looks beautiful as well. All of this was also for a fairly affordable price. I highly recommend Wheelhouse as your wedding caterer!
Reviewed On 6/21/2021 by Emily N
Wheelhouse Catering truly made our farm-to-table dreams come true for both our rehearsal dinner & our wedding! We had our rehearsal dinner at a winery and worked with Wheelhouse to create a Mediterranean-themed menu to pair with the wine. They ...
hit it out of the park! Everyone was raving about the food that night and more specifically, one of my bridesmaids is a vegetarian and she told me she is still dreaming of her dish! She was so impressed by her unique, fulfilling vegetarian meal. For me, our chicken dish with chimichurri sauce was absolute perfection. And this was just the rehearsal dinner!
The wedding meal was just as great with a charcuterie display during cocktail hour then a few options for the meal. They were so accommodating as we navigated the COVID restrictions on a day-to-day basis and was even able to make a last-minute change when the restrictions were lifted the week before our wedding!
Stephanie was so great helping us navigate the menu planning process, having multiple calls with us leading up to finalizing the meals. She listened to our vision and provided recommendations when applicable. My (now) husband and I love unique & interesting food but are not great at coming up with the options, so Stephanie was able to take all our likes (some) dislikes and create a truly personalized menu.
Dakota was the most amazing day-of point person. She was so friendly, and so accommodating! When I asked if my mom could bake/supply the desserts for both the events they were so great about it! They even offered to bring serving platters, etc. I cannot say enough good things about Wheelhouse’s planning, execution & staff! They truly made our wedding weekend one to remember…and have kept the guests talking about the best food out of any wedding they’ve been to!
Reviewed On 5/30/2021 by Camille B
Wheelhouse is incredible! Stephanie and Dakota went above beyond during the planning process and on the day. We were able to work together to plan the menu to meet the needs for our microwedding from a distance since we do not live in the area....
Our expectations were exceeded on the day. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly, and were a delight to have as part of our special day.
Reviewed On 5/08/2021 by Rachael M
Wheelhouse has a great team of caterers and managers ready to assist in your big day! Dakota and Stephanie responded to every call and email extremely quickly and were very easy to work with. The tasting was superb and left us wanting more and ...
more! Our guest loved the food and staff was friendly and accommodating. Some guests could ha e used larger portions but overall fantastic!
Reviewed On 8/25/2020 by Nicole H
Jake, Stephanie, and the wheelhouse team catered our wedding, one of the first to be allowed amidst the covid chaos, and you would have never guessed they were navigating uncharted territory. They were fantastic! From planning, and re-planning ...
to re-planning again, they always made sure we knew all of our options every step of the way. They were so open to our ideas, as long as they kept our guests and their staff safe (which was huge in my book). Everything we discussed was executed perfectly and they did so with the best attitudes.
The food was absolutely amazing, so unique, so customizable and beautifully plated. We would choose Wheelhouse time and time again, pandemic or not!! Thank you for taking part in our perfect day!
Reviewed On 8/15/2020 by David R
Wheelhouse catered my daughter's wedding recently, and the food was fantastic. With covid restrictions, they delivered the food to the house and we service it buffet style. Delivery was spot on time and they called just before arrival to make ...
sure we were ready. Everyone loved the menu, very well balanced for every taste, including duck and pork, and vegetarian dishes that my daughter wanted. Farm fresh and home grown. Can't thank them enough for making this special day complete.
Reviewed On 2/20/2020 by Liz M
Wheelhouse is an absolutely wonderful company! Hiring them as our wedding caterer was one of the best decisions we made! With their incredible food, wonderful service and meticulous organization, we truly felt like we were in good hands. We too...
k a risk in hiring them- in that we didn’t get a chance to try any of their food before the wedding- but we went on our gut instincts that they would be amazing and we weren’t let down. They talked us through every step of the way and were very honest, open, and flexible about the pricing of everything. Their team is extremely communicative and helped us feel very well taken care of. Although as the bride I didn’t get a chance to truly enjoy much of the food, I got rav reviews from all of our guests. The display was beautiful and the tastes were truly scrumptious. Weddings are stressful and overwhelming, but everything about working with Wheelhouse helped keep me calm. They were truly phenomenal. Hire them for your wedding now!
Reviewed On 1/15/2020 by Kristine W
Selecting Wheelhouse as my wedding caterer was the best decision I could have made. They checked in with me once a month for the 3 months prior to my wedding, ensuring any changes were addressed. The menu was superb and every guest thoroughly...
enjoyed every dish. Their food is unique yet appealed to the broad range of guests in attendance. And I can’t say enough about their extraordinary staff. When the cake didn’t arrive Stephanie checked in with me and was on it! She singlehandedly managed to get the cake delivered on time and saved the day! Obviously I can’t say enough about this wonderful catering company. Every person in attendance who is getting married in the future plans on using them. Anyone who knows someone who is getting married in the future has recommended them. I highly recommend them to you. They will go above and beyond to make your day special.
Reviewed On 12/02/2019 by Michael D
Wheelhouse was the perfect catering choice for our wedding weekend!
We used Wheelhouse for our rehearsal dinner (taco plates from their food truck) and for our wedding reception (buffet style meal for 175 guests). The menus for both nights wer...
e creative, incorporating locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, and the food was delicious! Wheelhouse also did an amazing job accommodating our vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the communication from the Wheelhouse team is top notch. We worked closely with Jake and Stephanie. They were very easy to coordinate with and readily available to answer questions, which was extremely helpful during the wedding planning process. Shout out to Stephanie for running point on our wedding day...she was a rockstar and ensured everything went smoothly!
We’d recommend Wheelhouse to anyone, and we hope to get to eat some of their delicious food again sometime soon!
Reviewed On 12/02/2019 by Diandra K
Our goal was to have the *best wedding food ever* and Wheelhouse made it happen! From our first taste of their food (we went to one of their farm to table dinners the year before our wedding), we knew that they were the caterers for us. The tea...
m was amazing to work with from the beginning menu planning stages through helping us understand our options and making it work with a variety of dietary restrictions, to amazing service the night of, and everything in between. We wanted a menu that would reflect the fall flavors and the bounty that local farms had to offer at our October wedding, and the buffet menu they put together included cider braised brisket, beets, salad with kabocha squash, and more. An added bonus was the beautiful and delicious signature cocktails that they created for us. And best of all, our guests agree it was the best wedding good ever!
Reviewed On 10/23/2019 by Kara K
Wheelhouse is awesome. We loved working with them for our wedding. They took care of so much: pre-wedding logistics, special food options for guests with allergies and other dietary restrictions, festive signs at the bar, printed menus at each ...
table, and, of course, serving up their incredible, locally sourced food. They worked within our budget and were a true, bona fide joy to work with at every turn. 11/10 for this crew. The very best.
Reviewed On 10/15/2019 by Kristin H
Wheelhouse made amazing food for our wedding weekend and we couldn’t recommend them more. Jake was very detailed with planning and gave great recommendations for our menu. Wheelhouse catered our rehearsal dinner and perfectly fit the vibe we ...
were looking for with their food truck. Our reception dinner was delicious. The dessert and taco truck for a late night snack just put everything over the top! If you’re looking for great food, great service, and great people - look no further than Wheelhouse!
Reviewed On 9/23/2019 by Elizabeth K
Wheelhouse did an exceptional job catering our wedding! We contacted a variety of vendors and we were so happy that we chose Wheelhouse.
The Menu: The chef put together a proposed menu that looked so good that we really didn't change much. It...
was interesting, seasonal, and special without being pretentious. We had a lot of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests, and there were plenty of options for them while still having a couple of great meat dishes. The few special requests that we did make were enthusiastically accommodated.
The Communication: The communication from the Wheelhouse team could not have been better! We worked primarily with Jake and Rosa, both of whom were friendly, helpful, organized, and so knowledgeable. We felt completely confident that we were in good hands and that everything would go smoothly (which it did!). Special thanks to Rosa for being so calm and pleasant while orchestrating everything that needed to happen on the day of the wedding-- she made it look easy.
The Service: Everything went according to plan on our wedding day. The food was plentiful and hot, the buffet line moved quickly, and the staff all seemed really friendly and cheerful. They set all the tables and bused everything promptly. Food presentation was lovely. For example, we purchased pies from another vendor, but Wheelhouse set them up on the dessert table in such a lovely way and took the extra time to garnish the table with wildflowers. Did we mention that they pulled all this off in a field with no running water?
The Food: Delicious! We have gotten so many comments from guests about how great everything was, and that it was so much better than "typical" wedding food. Our vegetarian/vegan/GF friends (who are used to having to make do with salad and side vegetables) were totally happy and satisfied.
The Price: Incredibly reasonable. No hidden costs or surprises. Our final bill was almost exactly what the initial proposal indicated, and payment was easy.
In summary, Wheelhouse was fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a better caterer. We wish them many successful years ahead!
Reviewed On 8/29/2019 by Lori M
I can’t say enough about the food and service provided by Wheelhouse for our July 2019 wedding. From the initial planning stages to execution of the event, it was a pleasure to work with Jake, Rosa, and the Wheelhouse team. They were organize...
d, professional, and flexible; they worked with us to create a menu that would satisfy a mixed crowd of vegetarians and non-vegetarians as well as guests with gluten, dairy, and nut allergies. The main menu was a fusion of American and Indian foods that did not disappoint – roasted chicken, beef brisket and biryani. We chose buffet style so that guests could have their choice of dish and didn’t have to pick only one main item. The presentation was elegant and the food was fantastic. We heard from so many of our guests that it was the best food they had ever eaten at a wedding!
Reviewed On 8/13/2019 by K & I E
We hired Wheelhouse to cater and bartend our wedding in late July, and we absolutely could not have been happier!! We are still getting compliments about how delicious the food was, and it pushed an already wonderful day over the top. Our weddi...
ng was at the Montague Retreat Center in the Pioneer Valley, and we wanted to make sure everything we did was as local as possible. Wheelhouse fit the bill exactly. All the food is locally, organically grown.
Because it is so local, what is available can vary from season to season. Unfortunately, this meant that we weren’t able to taste the food before we booked them, since we were planning a summer wedding in the middle of winter. In the end, it didn’t matter -- the food was phenomenal and incredibly fresh. Our menu was vegetarian, but not one of our meat-loving guests walked away disappointed.
We also have to compliment Wheelhouse on making everything so easy. Jake and Stephanie were a pleasure to work with -- they helped us pick out seasonal great menu choices that would suit our dietary needs, and on our wedding day the entire staff was kind and professional. We had them design a custom cocktail for us (delicious), and design our menu (beautiful), and we’re so glad we did.
Really, we just can’t recommend Wheelhouse enough.
Reviewed On 7/14/2019 by Meghan L
I cannot speak highly enough of our experience working with Jake and Wheelhouse Catering! We booked Wheelhouse early on in our wedding planning process and found working with them to be easy and stress-free. Jake was highly responsive, friendl...
y, and very organized. We worked together to craft a menu that was locally sourced and would work well for the family-style meal that we envisioned for our wedding. The food was absolutely amazing! Our guests were raving about everything from the massive charcuterie appetizer spread to the late night taco truck. I am certain that every single one of our guest left full and happy!
Reviewed On 7/11/2019 by Isabelle M
We used Wheelhouse for our wedding. The food was amazing and it was beautiful. I like that they used local in season produce so everything was so increasingly fresh and of course in season. They are very friendly and have great ideas and great ...
Reviewed On 6/19/2019 by Jessica V
From the minute I said "I do", I knew who my wish-list caterer would be and that was Wheelhouse! In fact we set our wedding date on July 7 because Jake told us he had that weekend available. From the first planning meeting to the big day, we fo...
und Wheelhouse to be a class act: friendly and personable, genuine and supportive, knowledgeable and professional! Having tried their food I knew what I had to look forward to: Local food made to perfection that celebrates the rural farm community that surrounds our home. The menu was diverse and beautiful. The staff were on time, diligent and customer service oriented. Jake checked in throughout the months leading up to the event and gave us helpful tips that enabled us to save money and meet our hopes and dreams too. If you care about local food that is displayed in such a way that will distract your photographer and make it into your wedding photo book; if you want food that will make your mouth water; and if you want to deal with a group of people that feel like family, then choose Wheelhouse for your wedding. You won't regret it. You'll LOVE it!
Reviewed On 5/15/2019 by Daniel K
Wheelhouse provided catering, cocktail creation, bartending services and day of coordination services for our wedding. Jake, Stephanie and the rest of the team were amazing. The service was impeccable yet relaxed and we got numerous comments ...
about it being the best wedding food many of our guests had ever had. If you are having a wedding in western mass it would be foolish to overlook Wheelhouse.
Reviewed On 4/29/2019 by Anna R
Wheelhouse catered our rehearsal dinner and wedding in June 2018. In short, everything was perfect. From the day we contacted Jake and his staff, to the day of the wedding, they were incredibly organized, quickly responded to all of our inquiri...
es, and were a pleasure to work with. Because our venue was very DIY, they helped us calculate the dinnerware that we needed, made beautiful little menus to place on the tables, and it was so convenient that they were also able to provide certified bartenders. The tacos for our rehearsal dinner were incredible, and the staff hustled to make sure everyone was fed for our rehearsal dinner. On our wedding day, they prepared a plate with cheeses and apps for my husband and I to make sure that we ate, and did an incredible job with the family-style meal for 200 people. Our guests raved about the food. I cannot speak more highly of Wheelhouse and I would not hesitate to hire them for your wedding. We will be attending one of their ticketed farm dinners this summer just to we can enjoy the food again!
Reviewed On 2/23/2019 by Bryna G
We loved Wheelhouse for our wedding for so many reasons. From the first call with Jake we knew we had the right caterer. He helped us think through what we needed to know and decide, provided tons of useful suggestions and ideas from his expe...
rience, and guided us through the process. We opted for buffet style, almost entirely vegetarian nibbles, dinner and late-night snacks. Wheelhouse also managed our bar and coordinated with Florence Pie Bar for deserts. This gave us lots of options and flexibility for our 150 guests. They were super helpful with dietary restrictions and never seemed worried about our many questions and changes in plans. The meal was diverse, fresh and looked as good as it tasted. Even the most hardline carnivores commented that the food was amazing! There was plenty of food, the support and service was excellent, and the whole team just made our lives and our wedding feel [almost] effortless. Our only regret is not writing this review sooner! Can’t recommend Wheelhouse highly enough.
Reviewed On 12/04/2018 by Heather R
After an intimate wedding amongst redwoods in CA in July, we had a festive and casual reception in our backyard in September -- and having Wheelhouse cater our event was the absolute perfect fit. We value and enjoy local, fresh, delicious food ...
made with in-season ingredients and wanted our guests to have a choice of hearty but healthful balanced food and Wheelhouse could not have been better.
Jake was tremendous to work with from the first contact until the end; the set-up was easy; the staff were kind, friendly, and wonderful; the overall service was outstanding; and the food was SPOT ON.
We received compliments all night long, and are so grateful that Wheelhouse was a part of our day! We would definitely seek out Wheelhouse to work with for another party in the future -- or attend one of their farm dinners. Highly recommended. Bravo.
Reviewed On 12/03/2018 by Todd F
They walk you through every detail in a stress-free way an then they deliver. The food is the best in the Valley. Timing was perfect. Could not say enough good things.
Reviewed On 11/30/2018 by Leah K
My wife and I were married this past June in the Berkshires and knew we wanted to prioritize serving delicious, fresh, local food to our guests. After doing some research, we narrowed down our choices and started tasting. We went to an event th...
rown by Wheelhouse and were blown away with the quality and consistency of their food! It was a done deal.
Leading up to our wedding, they were so easy to work with and extremely organized. We went back and forth a few times about menu ideas and they were accommodating and flexible! Each person we spoke with had a really calm, kind vibe that made working together easy and not at all stressful.
We used Wheelhouse for an outdoor rehearsal dinner and then the main event the following day and they really nailed both. We loved the food, but so many guests came up to let us know that things were really delicious. The staff was helpful, professional, and on top of it! We're so grateful they played a part in our magical weekend and would absolutely recommend them.
Reviewed On 11/18/2018 by Matthew G
Wheelhouse catered our wedding and they were amazing. The food was absolutley spectacular. They also added many beautiful aesthetic touches that really made the space seem magical. Finally, they were always responsive, and really allowed us ...
not to worry about the food. We haven’t stopped recieveing compliments about the food yet, and we’re already a month away from the date.
Reviewed On 11/17/2018 by Laura K
We cannot say enough good things about Wheelhouse: They were a joy to work with both in planning our wedding and the day of. They made our small, unusual venue work well. Their food was incredible. They are so dedicated to local food and so leg...
it in their connection to local farms. They were so on point with in creating a menu for us based on our vague ideas about what it would be. More than all this they were thoughtful, genuine, and generally good people. Not being able to sample the food that was on the menu was a leap of faith on our part, but our confidence in Wheelhouse was rewarded by their incredible food and expert coordination.
The Food: We chose Wheelhouse because of their commitment to local food, but for the benefit of everyone else reading our review I’ll describe how delicious it was. Bottom line - they won rave reviews from our foodie friends as well as our meat- and- potatoes family. In our experience, wedding catering usually means sad, bland vegetables and dry meat. Not only was their beef juicy and full of flavor, but all of the vegetables tasted so fresh and the flavors of each one came through. Neither of us really like cauliflower, but we LOVED the cauliflower dish they made. For our meat dishes, it was this excellence in produce that really gave an added dimension to the dishes (in addition to cooking the meat just right). AND when they had to bring in an outside vendor (like the pies that we wanted for dessert) they really chose the best around. That being said their initial cheese selection for our appetizers was underwhelming, but they were completely willing to work with us on this and the final version day of was fantastic.
Organization/ Logistics: They were by far the most organized vendor at our wedding, despite feeling the most small-scale and personable. Our wedding was very bespoke/ a la carte/ choose your own adventure, and they followed us effortlessly through all of the details, weird requests, and special considerations of our wedding. They never came to us with setbacks or complications. They were really good about checking in, and structured our interactions in the months leading up to the wedding so that we were all on the same page with the many, many details to keep track of.
Day-of Logistics: They were so unobtrusive and friendly, despite unpleasant surprises from other vendors. When our rental company failed to deliver some items and put others in odd places, they helped pick up the pieces. When our venue went back on its word as to where they could put their cooking tent they rolled with it. When we decided day-of to hold our photoshoot where they needed to work they were so good about working through it.
Personal touches: It’s no coincidence that they gave us exactly what we wanted in terms of food. They paid close attention when we told them our preferences were and were genuinely attuned to our likes and dislikes. During the planning process my husband mentioned how he always goes back for seconds at wedding buffets. Based on this aside, they gave him a HUGE platter of food, which we both found to be so touching, special, and funny.
Tipping: Their guideline to us was that if we were pleased with the job they did we should tip 10-20%. Not totally unheard of but worth mentioning since different caterers do it differently.
Reviewed On 11/03/2018 by Stephanie S
Absolutely delicious! Our guests were blown away by the food!
Reviewed On 10/20/2018 by Zachary G
Unreal!!! Everyone we worked with at Wheelhouse was so kind, generous, knowledgeable and dedicated to creating an experience that was true to us. Oh yeah, the food and drink was out of this world! I swear, I had some of the best chicken of my l...
ife that night (as, I heard, did a few guests). Wheelhouse also created two signature cocktails for us which went down smashingly.
The food, presentation, waitstaff, and value can't be matched in the area! We recommend them a thousand times over.
Zachary and Tamara
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Danielle J
We were so happy to have chosen Wheelhouse as the caterer for our wedding. From start to finish they were wonderful to work with - warm, responsive, and super accommodating of our vision while also staying true to their mission of staying local...
ly sourced and sustainable.
Jake, Will, Stephanie and the entire team were the consummate professionals. Most importantly, the food was top notch. We had so many guests comment on the food - how the meat fell right off the bone for the short rib, how tender the chicken was, and how delicious the desserts were. They also made pierogis for our stationary appetizers which were all gone within seconds!
We were so, so happy with the service Wheelhouse provided. Would re-book in a heartbeat.
Reviewed On 9/26/2018 by Kate S
We hired wheelhouse for our wedding a couple weekends ago and the food was delicious!! The whole process from first contact to execution day of was easy and enjoyable. The wheelhouse staff is very talented, kind, and thoughtful. The kitchen acc...
ommodated allergies and the administrative staff helped us think through the wedding flow and rentals, which was incredibly helpful! Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/21/2018 by Leila T
Wheelhouse catered our wedding this past weekend and it was SUCH joy working with them. Stephanie and Calla were so organized, helpful and responsive. They guided my partner and I through the entire process and scheduled monthly check-in cal...
ls leading up to the wedding in which they provided tons of support, suggestions and peace of mind! Will and Anna worked with us to create a menu we loved and they took our suggestions and ideas and made them a reality.
We did not have to think about food, drinks, dessert AT ALL during the wedding - everything ran seamlessly, the food was spectacular (we got so many compliments from our guests), the displays, app tables, bar and dessert were all set up beautifully and all of the servers and cook staff were friendly, helpful, and respectful of our space. We could not recommend them more highly! Thank you, Wheelhouse!
Reviewed On 8/08/2018 by Betsy D
Wheelhouse was absolutely fabulous from the professional, timely conversations with Jake and Calla as we prepared our menu to the delicious meal that had our guests asking about locally sourced ingredients perfectly prepared by Chef Will to the...
beautiful presentation led by Zoe and her team. We could not have had a better experience from start to finish. Thank you Wheelhouse for taking such great care of us and local farmers!
Reviewed On 7/16/2018 by Knottie1439314564
My wife and I decided to throw a backyard wedding which came with more struggles than we had anticipated. Jake, Will, and the rest of the Wheelhouse staff were the most steady, responsible, and responsive vendors we worked with. The food was in...
ventive and packed with flavor. The little decorative touches they put on the buffet and bar only elevated the aesthetic of the event. I could write a novel praising Wheelhouse, but I’ll leave it at this—if you want to work with consummate professionals who deliver amazing food and can set your mind at ease when you’re stressed about things going according to plan, call Jake and Will.
Reviewed On 7/03/2018 by Charlie S
I cannot recommend Wheelhouse Farm enough. They were responsible for our reception meal (cocktail hour appetizers with a sit-down salad course and main course served family-style) and dessert (strawberry shortcake!) served at our wedding of 70 ...
guests in the Berkshires in June. They serve food from local farms and their menu is dictated by what is available and in season - thus, we were able to sample their food in general, but we knew our wedding menu would be different. Once you taste any of the food they cook, though, you will trust them with whatever menu items they recommend because their food is so, so, so delicious. Our only request was that they serve strawberry shortcake as the dessert, and they were able to freeze strawberries from one season just in case strawberries weren't available once our wedding rolled around in June (luckily, we got fresh strawberries when the day finally came!) - we so appreciated this thoughtfulness and flexibility. Throughout the entire process, from hiring them one-year out from our wedding date to our phone conversations and email correspondence, they were professional, detail-oriented, attentive, and super responsive. We worked mostly with Jake and Calla, who were both exceptional. We also seemed to have won the lottery with dietary restrictions from our guest list, giving them a whole list of various restrictions (nut-free, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, you name it, we had it at our wedding), and they were so graciously able to accommodate every single guest with delicious alternatives. Their staff was incredibly friendly and attentive while being mainly in the background during the reception. And, most importantly, people cannot stop talking about the food - weeks later, friends are still waxing nostalgic about the food. If you want an incredibly professional catering experience plus the knowledge that you will receive delicious food that is local and supports Massachusetts farmers, why would you hire anyone else?!
Reviewed On 6/11/2018 by Joanna T
Our guests raved about the food! One of my dear friends, an accomplished chef himself, came up to me twice to praise the braised short ribs. Fresh, seasonal, artistic, without being pretentious - and also local and ethical. The presentation o...
f the food and appetizers was beautiful, personal and authentic - it was obvious to everyone that we were working with a business that invests their creativity and personality in every part of what they do. My husband and I savored the delicious meal, and our guests have been asking where they can go to have more!
I really enjoyed working with Calla and Jake to plan this event, which I was pretty nervous about at the beginning. They took our 20-person celebration as seriously as if we had 200 guests, and helped me think through and plan every detail (many that I would never have thought of, otherwise). Once I found Wheelhouse, the rest of the event fell into place, and from their pro-active approach and gracious professional manner, I knew they were going to put together a flawless experience for our guests. They went out of their way to answer questions, provide suggestions, review my rental list, and help me think through the flow of events so that my experience that day was completely stress-free.
Thanks to Wheelhouse, I was able to achieve the feeling of an old-fashioned, New England garden party I was looking for. Calla facilitated the event skillfully, seamlessly, in a personable and elegant way. All in all, Wheelhouse gave just the right intimate, elegant yet homegrown feel to our occasion.
Reviewed On 6/10/2018 by Marc K
Choosing Wheelhouse to cater your wedding is the absolute best decision you will make. Jake and his team catered my reception for approx. 100 guests on Memorial Day Weekend at my family home in Western Mass. To say that Wheelhouse's services, t...
he team's professionalism, and the quality of the food were all exceptional is a massive understatement, and the value/price of it was unmatched. From the moment I began working with Wheelhouse, they proved to be the best vendor I would work with. Jake was attentive, calm, and flexible throughout the planning and execution phases. He always checked in on schedule, promptly answered all my emails/calls, and was always working diligently to tweak our menu/service plan to accomodate evolving wedding plans. What's more, he was incredibly generous and helpful beyond what is expected, including agreeing to cook in a covered area of our house instead of requiring us to rent a cook tent and agreeing to buy his own prep tent and have us rent it from him at a fraction of the cost of renting a tent from a vendor. All of my interactions with Wheelhouse made me so relaxed and confident that the food and service day-of would be amazing, and they did not disappoint. They created a dream menu that incorporated my family's Italian heritage with our local Western Mass flavors. All the dishes were brought out quickly, in perfect quantities, and the right temperature. The staff was diligent about cleaning glasses and plates and making sure the appetizer buffet stayed replenished. They served dinner so efficiently that tables weren't waiting for their food while other tables were already finished eating. I know couples often say this, but we truly had dozens of guests specifically say the food was "the best they've ever had at a wedding." Everyone raved about the food all night. And we didn't only get superb quality, taste, and stress-free service, we were also supporting a method of cooking, eating, and doing business that is good for the planet and society. Their philosophy, value, and service is simply unparalleled.
Reviewed On 6/04/2018 by Emma G
The team at Wheelhouse Farm catered our wedding this past weekend. We received so many compliments during the night about how excellent the food was, with some people saying it was the best they'd had at a wedding. Being late spring, Wheelhouse...
was a bit limited by the available seasonal produce, but they put together a delicious menu that met all of our requests. They were incredibly helpful and professional, and made planning our reception a breeze. We would highly recommend Wheelhouse for a catered event.
Reviewed On 10/29/2017 by Cindy D
Jake, Will, and the crew at Wheelhouse were amazing. They worked with our special requests and made our day perfect. Many of our guests shared that the staff accomodated any allergies/concerns and the food was unbelievably delicious! They even ...
stayed and served breakfast the next day! We enjoyed working with Wheelhouse and highly recommend them.
Reviewed On 9/19/2017 by Charis A
Hiring Wheelhouse Farm was one of the best decisions my husband and I made in planning our wedding. They were simply incredible. We were planning our wedding long distance, and weren't able to fly home to meet with caterers in person - which wa...
s certainly a little nerve-wracking. But Jake Mazar helped calm our nerves from the very beginning. He really listened to what we wanted, and he and his team put together a menu that was unique, delicious and fit within our budget. Jake also provided so much guidance and advice as we went through the process, which helped keep us on track. So all that is fantastic, and reason enough to consider Wheelhouse Farm. But the food! Oh my God, the food. Our guests were absolutely raving about their meals. I heard comments like, "If this was a restaurant, I would come back for the food alone," and "Best food I have ever had at a wedding." Everything I ate was amazing - especially the pork and leek dumplings - and the only regret I have from my wedding is that I didn't eat more. And then on top of all that amazingness, Wheelhouse's entire team of servers and bartenders were professional, organized and helpful. Everything ran like clockwork. Oh, and also: the displays all looked amazing. The cheese plates/trays were gorgeous, and the buffet looked incredibly elegant. So basically, Wheelhouse Farm hit it out of the park on every single aspect of the event. I only wish that we lived closer so that we could go to one of their Farm Dinners or visit their food truck. Thank you a million times over to Wheelhouse Farm!
Reviewed On 7/05/2017 by Lauren W
Excellent farm-to-table experience, responsive, timely, and worked with different dietary needs! My husband and I had a very non-traditional wedding ceremony at an Adventure Park and we wanted our reception to be just as casual and fun as the c...
eremony. I found Wheelhouse in a hunt for the perfect food truck at a fair in MA. I loved the way they focused on seasonal ingredients. I worked mostly with Jake Mazar who was everything one could ask for! He was very friendly, always responded quickly, and really worked with us to plan out a meal that would highlight our love of vegetables. Plus, my husband is vegan and my sister in law has a garlic and dairy allergy, but Jake and his team had no trouble working with those parameters. Our guests were nervous about an all vegan menu, but everyone raved about the kimchi tacos, potato wedges with roasted ketchup, and the apple slices with roasted ramps. I can't wait to find another reason to hire them again.
Reviewed On 4/17/2017 by Rachel G
We hired them for our wedding back in September 2016 and we really couldn't recommend them more!! We fell in love with their mission and booked them without ever trying the food, but it was a gamble that ended up paying off big time! The commu...
nication was flawless and definitely made us feel very comfortable and at ease during the hectic wedding planning process. The food was incredible; seasonal, local, fresh, ethical, and delicious! We are so grateful to them for making our wedding such an amazingly special day!