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Jul 17, 2014 08:51 PM

Catering on Cape Ann and vicinity

Anyone have an idea for a caterer in the Cape Ann, North Shore area?
Budget is low, looking for versatility, simple foods. Can be from an approved residential kitchen, or restaurant but has to be custom to my request.

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  1. Low budget is prob your major roadblock. you can sometimes learn alot by asking advice from function managers at various venues. Even on a 'first call-around', some will be willing to give you some names.
    Also, maybe BBQ/Cook out as a less expensive option?
    There's American BBQ in ~Newbury iirc; good food and they prob travel. Also, lunch and hors d'oeuvre parties can be alot less exp than seated dinners.

    1. Try Sugar Magnolia's on Main St. in Gloucester. The owner is very creative and can custom to your taste and price point.

      1. Also give thought to Willowrest on rte 127 on way to Annisquam. Melissa the owner is terrific.

        1. Hi gracenote,

          I live in Salem, and have just started a catering business out of my home. I'd love the opportunity to talk with you about your event..

          I was an editor for companies in Boston for years, took some time off to concentrate on family, and have decided to pursue my passion--food.

          If you feel comfortable emailing me at, I'll send you material and would be happy to put together a great gathering on a budget.


          1. thanks for the suggestions. I think I got this one planned, but will keep these options in mind for the future.