Forklift Catering is a chef-owned and operated catering company based in Somerville, Massachusetts. For chefs Jamie and Dennis, the food comes first. A great event is built around great food. All the planning, beautiful decorations, and carefully-selected music can come crashing down under the weight of a tough and flavorless beef tenderloin or a soggy salad. With Forklift, the food is never an afterthought.
Your tastes and desires will be considered, along with the best that our local farms offer during the season of your event. We will come up with an exciting and distinctive menu; a menu that will please foodies and locavores, but won't scare away the meat and potatoes crowd. With our vast food knowledge, creative menu suggestions, and attentive service, we make planning and executing an event easy and delicious.
The sample menus and photos on this website provide a small glimpse of what we offer. We can work within a fixed budget or accommodate the most lavish desires. We love working with our clients to draw out those details and special touches that will make your meal or celebration memorable -- a philosophy that continues to distinguish Forklift among caterers in Massachusetts.
Sustainability in Practice
Forklift Catering became a certified Sustainable Business Leader in 2012, officially recognizing our commitment to environmental sustainability. This certification program is run by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts and requires businesses to take a comprehensive approach to sustainability, covering seven key categories:
Pollution Prevention & Safe Alternatives
Local Purchasing & Local Food
Forklift’s commitment to sustainability is evident in our everyday practices, and Forklift is a very low-waste operation. All of our “waste” with the exception of thin plastics and vinyl food handling gloves are recycled or composted whenever we can. This includes all cooking oils which are converted to bio-diesel, and all inedible food waste which is composted and turned into fertilizer. The remaining materials are recycled and converted into other useful products.