“Hey Foodies, today’s guest post from Jyl Deering of Chancey Charm is for you! We’ve got some scrumptious recipes courtesy of Forklift Catering, while Jyl shares some excellent tips for a perfect cocktail hour, a delectable sample menu and artfully some styled food photography. Enjoy!”
“This event highlights Forklift’s ability to delight the client with a customized, seasonal menu and then successfully execute it for a large off-site event.“
“The first course design, in particular, was representative of the team’s ability to collaborate and innovate. From the initial inquiry, the bride had wanted to have a local heirloom tomato and melon bar as one of her stations, which was also presented with assorted salts, infused oils, and Massachusetts mozzarella. The guests get to mix and match to make their own perfect bite. “
“For the best taste experience, it’s important to serve foods that will be in season on your wedding day. “Hopefully you’re working with a caterer who can help you with this part,” says Boston caterer Kristen Campbell. “Food that’s in season, and locally sourced if possible, is not only going to reduce your carbon footprint but offer you the best, most flavorful options.”
“Knowing our clients’ priorities is the most important aspect of planning for a wedding,” says Kristen Campbell, director of event sales and planning at Forklift Catering in Somerville, Massachusetts. “Whether it’s designing and customizing a menu or ensuring that your new mother-in-law always has her drink of choice in hand, our job is to cater to your needs! If we know what is most important to you, we can create an experience that best serves you and your guests.”
“Can you believe this gorgeous setup is in a backyard? Yes, a BACKYARD. Right? If I didn’t know better, I’d think Jenny Moloney’s captures of this day took place at a full on wedding venue. But with vendors like Black Bow Events, Anchor & Grace, La Tavola and Forklift Catering, just to name a few—the beauty of this day comes as no surprise.”
“Mediterranean, Asian, classic American—this Union Square caterer will happily hop from cuisine to cuisine for your wedding spread, incorporating vegan and gluten-free menus with ease. Chefs Dennis Tourse and Jamie Rogers are tight with local farmers, which translates to personalized menus featuring natively sourced ingredients whenever possible. Top requests include avocado beggars’ purses and fava-bean crostini with wild mushrooms.”
“One of the caterers who’s doing this best is Forklift Catering. These people eat, sleep, and breathe sustainable, inventive, and delicious food. If it could come out of their pores, it would. Their passion for what they’re doing is so refreshing, so inspirational, and it comes through so clearly in their food. It. Is. Outstanding.”
A transitional season translates to amazing fare. Forklift Catering shows us how it’s done.
“Going from summer into fall is always a touchy time. No one knows this transition better than Kristen Campbell. As director of event sales and planning at Best of Boston winner Forklift Catering, she helps couples build menus for weddings held in late summer/early fall that utilize the best of both seasons. Here’s what she had to say about embracing autumn bounty while also holding onto summer.”
Here’s how to add some green to your wedding’s color palette.
“Explore caterers who also make use of local and seasonal ingredients.”
Forklift Catering’s Kristen Campbell offers some menu tips.
“Gluten-free is an increasingly common dining request, including the wedding crowd’s. Kristen Campbell, director of Event Sales and Planning at Somerville’s Forklift Catering, has seen a definite upswing in gluten-free requests for reception menus.”