Summer is coming in hot, and we’re in the midst of our busiest season of the year – complete with beach weddings, graduation parties, and summer cookouts.
This year, we’re thrilled to be a part of the RHA (Rental Housing Association) Summer Cookout coming up in July at Gillette Stadium. We’ll be providing free samples of some of our favorite menu items, and there will be live music, drinks, games, and kid-friendly activities!
The B & M team is looking forward to some fun in the sun as well as meeting some of the local residential property managers and their families! We love getting to know our local community and pride ourselves on making it easy to create catered events for your apartment or condo complex.
Planning an event for your community?
Today we’re covering some FAQs when it comes to catering memorable events for your residents!
Q: How far do you travel for full-service catering?
A: We travel all over New England and beyond for full-service catering. Please feel free to email or call the office to have our menus sent out to your right away!
Q: Is there a minimum number of guests?
A: No. We cater to all different size groups. Whether you have 20 residents or 100+, we can make it work for your group.
Q: What are some theme ideas popular among apartment and condo complexes?
A: Themed events are a great way to shake things up for your residents! In the past, we’ve done Hawaiian Luaus, Mexican Fiestas, “Little Italy,” and even Bingo & Brunch. Learn more about catering themes for your community here!
Q: How far in advance would we need to book our event?
A: Availability varies by date and Saturdays are our busiest days, so the sooner the better. As soon as you have an event in the works for your community, give us a call so we can get started on crafting a menu!
Q: How much should I order for my apartment complex?
A: It’s the worst when you don’t have enough food for your guests! Feel free to ask our opinion on ideal amounts. We’re happy to help.
Q: Do you provide paper goods or will we need to purchase them for our guests?
A: Yes! Our Full-Service menus include disposable plates, utensils, and condiments so you don’t have to worry about it.
Q: What happens to all the trash at the end of my party?
A: When we cater Full-Service Events, we bring the trashcans, liners and take all of the trash with us at the end of the event. We will leave your apartment/condo complex grounds cleaner than we found them!
Q. Do you offer pick up or delivery to our complex?
A: Yes, our menus range from good old-fashioned home-cooked meals to a la carte offerings of pans and platters. They may be picked up hot or cold at our kitchens in Pawtucket, RI, or delivered to your complex within an hour's drive of our commissary.
What People are Saying…
“I started working with B & M around 2013 for our larger events such as our Annual BBQ and Holiday Parties. From the start, their customer service has been top notch…They are always glad to suggest additional options and will review your order a week or so before the event to assure that we are all on the same page. With B& M, setting up an event is a breeze, the food is always amazing and the serving portions they send are really generous. I recommend B & M Catering for any size venue and for any occasion. They are truly the best of the best in the catering world.”
-Christeen R., Property Manager
“I work with B & M 30-40 times a year to provide meals for our small staff meetings and larger events for our residents. B & M is always there for me when I need them. They provide menu recommendations based on my needs, are very reasonably priced and above all, are a pleasure to work with. Sometimes our meetings are put together with only a weeks’ notice, and the B & M staff always pulls through to accommodate my requests. I would highly recommend B & M Catering to any rental housing group looking for meals of any kind.”
-Emily C., Community Coordinator
“Whether catering tailgates before concerts and sporting events or providing meals to our clients during training seminars, B & M is always very dependable. We do lots of last-minute events, and when we call Brian and Mick it’s always nice to hear, no problem, we’ll be there. We know how busy they are, but they make it look easy. Naturally, the food is always good, but the behind-the-scenes dealings with confirmations and billing is always right on, as well.”
Are you organizing an event for your residents or community? Reach out today to request a quote and start planning your menu!
Summer is around the corner, and that means it’s time for Summer Fridays, office BBQs, and off-site company retreats.
Boost your staff’s morale by getting them out of the office for an unforgettable summer bash.
Here are 4 summer-themed menu ideas to get you inspired!
- Backyard BBQ
There’s nothing like a Backyard BBQ to gear up for summertime! Your staff will love getting some fresh air while taking the pressure off with lawn games like Corn Hole and Can Jam. Our Backyard Barbecue menu fits the relaxing, outdoorsy vibe perfectly with classics like dogs, burgers, cole slaw, macaroni salad, baked beans, potato chips, watermelon and lemonade!
- Oceanside Clambake
Reward your team for all their hard work with a beach-themed Clambake! Bring the 'Ocean Vibe' to your group and let us take care of the catering. The menu options are endless, but you can’t go wrong with our New England Clambake, which includes Lobster, New England Clam Chowder, Steamed Clams, Steamed Mussels, Drawn Butter & Broth, Corn on the Cob, and Red Bliss Potatoes with Onions. Hydrate with a cup of lemonade and some freshly sliced watermelon!
- Hawaiian Luau
Aloha! Break out the leis, coconuts and tiki bar, and get ready for a Summer Hawaiian Luau. Get inspired by our friends at Village Green Apartments, who hosted a Hawaiian BBQ for their residents one summer, complete with pool-side dining, swimming, and mouthwatering eats.
Your staff will love our Hawaiian Luau menu, which includes vibrant dishes like Kahlua Pork, Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple, Pulled Pork, Sweet & Spicy Thai Noodles and more.
- Picnic in the Park
Keep it simple with a picnic in the park! Enjoy a classic menu like our Sandwich Buffet –with favorites like roast beef, ham & cheese or chicken salad plus picnic must-haves like red bliss potato salad, pasta salad with veggies, cole slaw, potato chips, and soda. Jazz things up with lawn games, relays, and interactive team-building activities!
Are you planning an off-site party for your staff or community? Reach out today to request a quote and start planning your menu!
Congratulations to Sue B.
She is this month's lucky winner of our Clambake to Travel drawing. Sue will be invited to pick up her Clambake-to-Travel at our kitchen in Pawtucket, RI. She can expect to bring home a traditional New England Clambake in its very own pot.
We are quite certain that Sue and her family or friends will enjoy digging into this DIY clambake dinner.
The take-home pot holds a full meal of lobster, steamers, mussels, chourico, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes & onions.
Every month we hold a "Win-A-Clambake" drawing. Sue's name was chosen this month from all the entries we received.
We think she will be quite pleased to find out how easy it is to prepare our clambakes to travel!
You might be really surprised to find out that it is super easy to prepare a Do-It-Yourself Clambake in your home, backyard, tailgate event, or at your campsite:
The first thing you do is add water to the pot we provide.
Then, you will place it on your stove top.
In less than one hour, you and your guests can enjoy their own Traditional Old-Fashioned Clambake.
You could become next month's winner.
Simply visit the "Win a Clambake" page to register.
Please, feel free to enter every month. The more the merrier.