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Kept the Line Moving and Food Tables Full

  • Posted on: 20 October 2021
  • By: Brian and Mick

As Brown University welcomed parents and family members of current students from across the globe to Providence for its annual Family Weekend, the University co-sponsored a full lighting of WaterFire Providence on Saturday, Oct. 16.

B&M Catering was honored to provide food and service to their celebration. 

The WaterFire began in the mid-1990s by Brown University graduate Barnaby Evans. Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts residents, as well as international visitors, are blown away by this powerful work of art.  It's been called a "moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. 

Each WaterFire lighting usually features over 80 sparkling bonfires. Attendees enjoy the wafting scent of wood smoke and the view of the flickering firelight on the city’s arched bridges. There's usually an opportunity to enjoy enchanting music from around the world, too.   

This year, B&M Catering was honored to bring our food and our team to the Brown University celebration. Here's what the event organizer wrote to us:

I would like to extend my deepest thanks to B&M and your team members for being an exceptional caterer at Saturday's WaterFire event.

You were endlessly flexible, positive and professional and for that I am so grateful, as are the rest of my colleagues at Brown. 

We received so many compliments on the food and service!

We were worried we would run out of food or not be able to keep up, but your team dispelled all of our concerns by keeping the line moving and the food tables full.

I could not recommend B&M enough for private or corporate events!

 I will surely be hiring you again in the future. 

Thank you, again!

Danielle Izzi - St. Pierre
Event Manager
Office of University Event & Conference Services
Brown University

Another successful event with happy ( and well-fed ) attendees.

Contact us to let us help you create your next event.

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Corporate Holiday Party

  • Posted on: 12 October 2021
  • By: Brian and Mick

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With the holidays fast approaching, it’s that time of year to start planning your corporate events.

It’s always nice to show employees, or fellow co-workers, that their efforts are appreciated. A corporate holiday event is the perfect way to do just that.

Sometimes it’s hard to think of new, and exciting ideas, so that your holiday party will stand out from the rest.

B&M has created a list of some funky, and some traditional, party themes that will spice up any event.

  1. Traditional Yankee Swap: The idea is simple, everyone who wants to participate brings a small gift, and then picks a number out of a hat. Your number represents the order you choose your gift (1 is the best number, 2 is the worst). When it’s your turn, pick a gift, and then decide if you want to keep said gift, or switch with someone else. 

    Pro-tip: We recommend picking a menu option that elects for a separate, sit down meal, or small finger foods, before the festivities begin. That way, people don’t have to hold their plates while opening gifts.

  2. The Medieval Banquet: “An opportunity to eat and drink to excess”, this unique dining experience has a menu that will leave your employees speechless. King Henry’s Leg of Fowl (roasted turkey leg), Skirrets & Pasternacks, Fruit of the Forest Pie...It just sounds fun!

  3. Glam Attire: If you’re looking for an excuse to get dressed up, a holiday party is the perfect excuse. People can wear long coats, suits, dresses...the whole 9 yards! This would be perfect for a sit down, catered dinner, serving anything from our Italian menu to our assorted seafood menu.

Contact our professional event support team to help you put together a memorable holiday party.

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Event Catering

  • Posted on: 25 September 2021
  • By: Brian and Mick


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Special events can range from large weddings, to intimate dinner parties. They’re days that stand out from the others. They’re special, and live in our memories forever. B&M Catering offers services for all your special days, throughout the year. From summer evening clambakes, to fall pig roasts, corporate events, and weddings, our devoted team will help create your perfect day. 

But what are some special events?


We’ve put a list together of “unusual” event ideas, to help you brainstorm. Here are our top choices:


  1. Baby showers: Baby showers help you and your loved ones welcome a new life into the world. Make yourself, and your guests, feel special with a catered event. You deserve it!
  2. School dances: Large numbers of hungry children and teens call for large amounts of food. B&M offers delivery, which is suitable for events that require preparation and same day setup. We can come to you, and assemble all your food needs. 
  3. Block parties: How fun are block parties? Gather everyone in the neighborhood for a pig roast, or a traditional Hawaiian luau.
  4. Holidays: Do you have a large family, or plan to have friends over to celebrate, but aren’t a fan of cooking? Use B&M Catering to supply your food and drink needs. 
  5. Bachelor / Bachelorette parties: Bachelor / Bachelorette parties are good for inviting guests outside of the bridal party to celebrate your big day. Explore B&M’s bar service packages, to find the perfect fit for your needs.

  6. Formal dinner parties: Do you have an important dinner planned at your home? Or maybe just want an excuse to invite people over and get dressed up? Either way, a preapred dinner delivery can help elevate the night, and allow you to focus on enjoying your guests. Try our Italian menu, or perhaps a fresh fish selection. 


B & M Catering is happy to offer full-service catering or pick-up/delivery for events like yours, and we are ready to customize a menu to meet everyone's needs.


Please contact us with your questions, as we are always happy to provide a quote and work with our customers!

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Bar Services for Your Next Event

  • Posted on: 15 September 2021
  • By: Brian and Mick

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B&M Catering knows how to deliver exceptional food, from pig roasts to clambakes, but we also serve top quality drinks. From open bars, to BYOB, we offer a customized experience for every event. We will work with you, and your budget, to achieve the perfect bar service menu. 

The packages we offer are: Beer / Wine / Soda bars, Full Bars, BYOB, and Cash Bars. We even have a Children’s Bar, at $5.99 / child.


With every package, you’ll receive top quality service, from our tips certified bartenders.


Other benefits include:

  • Travel
  • Labor
  • Liquor liability insurance
  • Covered, skirted serving tables
  • Trash cans, liners, trash removal
  • Portable serving station & bar equipment
  • Ice, fruit, cocktail napkins, stirrers & plastic ware
  • Any license fee for city or town paid by customer
  • Glassware is available

We recommend one bartender for every 75 guests, but this doesn't mean you can’t use B&M for your intimate party affairs.


Whether you're having a wedding, corporate event, or backyard college graduation, let Brian Mickey and their staff of professionally trained & uniformed bartenders take the work and worry out of your next event.  


Read: 5 Reasons to Hire a Bartender for Your Next Event


Call or email us to find out more about B&M Catering Bar Services.

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Playing Favorites: Meal Station Suggestions

  • Posted on: 7 September 2021
  • By: Brian and Mick

Choosing a menu for any celebration takes planning and patience.

Knowing how to build a menu that works for your gathering, and yet adds some themed flair, is what we love to do. 

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Check out some of our favorite (and delicious) meal station suggestions! 

  • That's Amore! Food is love, and your guests will LOVE our Italian dish options. With dishes like Chicken Parmesan and Sweet Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions, that old-world Italian feel will keep bellies fed and hearts happy. There is even an option for Veggie Lasagna for guests that are not meat-lovers.
  • Slide into Yum! Our Slider Station is a wonderful, "hands-on" option with selections like Pulled Pork with Homemade Cole Slaw or Buffalo Chicken with Crumbled Blue Cheese. And for the seafood lovers, we even offer a Wasabi Swordfish slide! Add on a side of Cowboy Beans or Mac n' Cheese to round out the comfort food feel.
  • A Festive Fiesta! The Taco Station allows you to choose from beef, chicken, fish, and vegetarian choices and comes along with all the festive taco fixins'. As a side dish option, pair it with Spanish Rice & Beans for the perfect mini Mexican fiesta. 

Ready to start planning your themed party or learn about our additional stations? Check our online catering menu. Once you are ready, request a quote here

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