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Congratulations to This Month's Clambake Winner

  • Posted on: 10 January 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Elizabeth N. from Cranston, RI.

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Elizabeth's name was chosen as the lucky winner of our monthly drawing for a Clambake to Travel.

When Elizabeth comes by our kitchen in Pawtucket to pick up her Clambake-to-Travel, she is simply going to love taking home our traditional New England Clambake. She'll find that everything she needs is included in its very own pot. Elizabeth's family or friends will enjoy this DIY clambake dinner.

The reusable take-home pot is completely full with lobster, steamers, mussels, chourico, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes & onions. 

Each month we hold a "Win-A-Clambake" drawing.  This month, Elizabeth's name was chosen from the entries we received.

We think Elizabeth is going to really enjoy how easy it is to prepare our clambakes to travel!

It's so incredibly EASY to prepare a Do-It-Yourself Clambake. You can cook it in your home, your backyard, a tailgate event, or even at your campsite:

The first thing you do is add water to the pot we provide. Then, you place it on your stovetop. 

That's it!

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.    

Good Luck!

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National Bacon Day

  • Posted on: 24 December 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

December 30th is National Bacon Day, and you can bet your bottom dollar we’re celebrating with, well, lots of bacon here at B & M Catering.

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Turns out, bacon dates back to ancient times – when folks started experimenting with pork curing and cooking with bacon fat. Nowadays, bacon is seen pretty much everywhere – from breakfast sandwiches to bacon-wrapped appetizers. 

 

Are you hungry yet? Here are 5 of our favorite bacon-incorporated foods here at B & M!

  1.  Scallops Wrapped in Bacon: Surf and turf at its finest! This popular appetizer is the perfect finger food for your weddings and special events. 
  1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: the perfect way to jazz up your typical Brussels Sprouts – roasted to perfection with just the right amount of crisp!
  1. Sweet and Salty Mac: This sweet and salty twist on the classic Mac N’ Cheese is finished with a bacon and cornbread topping. Hello comfort food!  
  1. Breakfast Buffet: What’s breakfast without bacon? Our Breakfast Buffets come with your choice of bacon or sausage to pair with your eggs, pancakes, frittatas and more! 
  1. Tim’s Turkey Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad: This one’s from B & M’s very own Tim Walker! This tantalizing spin on traditional pasta salad includes peas, ranch dressing and yes, bacon. After all, who doesn’t love another excuse to use bacon in a recipe? Snag the recipe here! 

Enjoy!

Got your own favorite?
Share 
your favorite ways to incorporate bacon with us on our Facebook Page.   

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7 Simple Ways to Host a Business Gathering (with Food)

  • Posted on: 16 December 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Whether you’re organizing a staff “Lunch and Learn” or morning coffee hour, you’ll become everyone’s office BFF with these delicious ideas for catering at the workplace!

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Here are 7 simple ways for your business to work with B & M Catering throughout the year.

1: Jazz Up Your Morning Meetings
If you want your staff to show up bright eyed and bushy tailed to your morning meeting, you should probably incentivize them with food…and coffee.

Spruce up your morning coffee hour with a surprise Breakfast Buffet like the “Hot Shot Breakfast” which includes favorites like scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, fresh fruit, and of course coffee.  

2: Plan an Unforgettable Theme Night
Offering catered events for your employees or business partners are a great way to foster new relationships and make your team feel appreciated. And nothing brings people together like good food! Make your event memorable by planning a catered theme night!
Think: Hawaiian Luau, Mexican Fiesta or Little Italy. Go all out with themed party games, decorations and music!

3: Host a Lunch and Learn
Team meetings are much better with food! Host a Lunch and Learn with a variety of “Box Lunch” sandwiches to munch on – like Roasted Turkey, Chicken Salad and our vegetarian-friendly Caprese Wrap. Pair with a side of fruit, potato chips and homemade cookies!

4: Pour the Bubbly!
Whether you’re planning a networking event or Happy Hour, let us take care of the bubbly for you with our extensive Bar Services.

B & M Catering provides both Open Bar and Cash Bar options, and we can provide liquor, beer, wine, and soda/juice. Add a special touch by offering a Signature Cocktail for your guests!

5: Throw an Off-Site Company Summer Bash
Boost your staff’s morale by getting them out of the office for an unforgettable summer bash. From Backyard BBQs and Oceanside Clambakes to Hawaiian Luaus and Picnics in the Park, B & M Catering is here for you every step of the way! Learn more about our off-site menu options here.

6: Network, Network, Network
Local networking events are a great way to meet new people, build relationships, and attract new clients! Be sure to provide your guests light finger foods to nibble on as they socialize – like a fresh fruit tray, cheese & crackers, scallops wrapped in bacon, stuffed mushrooms and Phyllo cups.
Check out a full list of our a la carte menu items here!

7: Let Us Cater Your Office Holiday Party
A recent survey with Seamless revealed that 78% of employees view holiday parties as important for corporate culture. Make your annual holiday party memorable with B & M Catering!
We offer number of innovative menus – from full-service catering options to appetizers and sides.  Passed hors d'oeuvres – like Tomato Mozzarella Skewers, Coconut Shrimp, and Stuffed Mushrooms – are a fan favorite. 

Ready to plan an event for your business?

Reach out to request a quote and discuss your unique catering needs! 

 

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4 Ways to Spice Up Your Winter Party Planning

  • Posted on: 27 November 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Baby it’s cold outside, so why not stay inside and plan a party?

Here are 4 simple ways to spice up your winter event. 

 

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  1.  Create a Seasonal Menu 

We’re lucky to experience the four seasons here in New England! Take advantage of that by incorporating in-season winter produce and comfort foods into your menu. 

Our Fall Feast Menu – highlighting Butternut Squash Bisque and Cider Braised Pork Shoulder – is a crowd-pleaser for late-fall and winter events, and you can’t go wrong with a Soup & Salad Station. Other cold weather favorites include Baked Mac n’ Cheese, Lasagna, Guinness Beef Stew and Pulled Pork. 

 

  1.  Craft a Signature Cocktail 

Crafting a signature cocktail is a surefire way to host a memorable party for your guests! Consider a Hot Toddy, Warm Cider or Cranberry Martini, or create your own spin on a classic drink.  

 

  1.  Turn Your Space into a Winter Wonderland 

It’s chilly outside, so turn your event space into a cozy Winter Wonderland! Warm up the space with seasonal flowers, wreaths or pinecone “garland.” And treat your guests to a coffee or DIY hot cocoa bar. Candles, string lights and uplighting can also create a cozy vibe. 

 

  1.  Provide a Seasonal Activity

Maybe the weather doesn’t allow for hanging out on the patio, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some indoor fun! Provide an activity for your guests like DIY gingerbread houses, a wintery photo booth, or old-fashioned board games! 

 

We've got ideas for every event.


Contact us today - get this party started!

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Love Comfort Food? 3 Heartwarming Menus We’re Loving this Season

  • Posted on: 24 November 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Do you love bundling up on a cold winter’s eve with a hearty bowl of soup and Netflix?

Do baked casseroles like Mac & Cheese, Lasagna and Ziti make your heart sing?

If comfort food is your go-to, we’ve got you covered with three crave-worthy menus that’ll warm your heart (and dazzle your taste buds). 

  1.  Fall Feast

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Why We love It: It’s jam-packed with this season’s finest – from Butternut Squash Bisque to Cider Braised Pork Shoulder. We’re hanging on to autumn as long as we can! 

Perfect for: Rustic Barn Weddings, Cozy Family Gatherings, Holiday Parties


 

  1.  B & M’s Unabridged Barbecue 

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Why We Love it: Babyback Ribs meets Mac N’ Cheese…need we say more? Top it all off with a slice o’ Apple Crisp (with whipped cream). Swoon! 

Perfect for: Backyard BBQ Weddings, Tailgate Parties, Reunions 


 

  1.  Little Italy 

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Why We Love It: An Italian Lover’s feast! No one will leave hungry. Plus it’s vegetarian-friendly, with options like Eggplant Parm and Ziti with Marinara. 

Perfect for: Birthday Parties, Staff Luncheons, Holiday Gatherings


 

 

  Is your mouth watering? Learn more and Request a Quote here! 

 

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