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7 Vegetarian Menu Ideas for Your Summer BBQ

  • Posted on: 21 June 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

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While summertime BBQs and cookouts are a carnivore’s delight, B & M Catering offers a variety of delicious meat-free options as well. Whether you’re planning a graduation party or backyard birthday bash with friends, here are 7 vegetarian menu ideas to include at your summer BBQ that’ll wow all your party guests! 

  1.  Pass the Apps: Pass the apps, please! A few of our favorite summer vegetarian party apps include Pineapple & Sweetened Ricotta Pinwheels, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip and our Middle Eastern Platter – complete with hummus, tabouli, baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, feta, olives, cucumber, red onions, crackers and pita bread. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a simple Crudité Platter as well!  
  1.  Scoop Some Soup: Soup isn’t just for the winter months! Cool off with a summertime favorite – our Gazpacho garnished with diced cucumber – or sip on some hearty vegetable minestrone. 
  1.  Go Green: Fresh salads are a summer party must, and fortunately, we’ve got plenty of options for every palate! Some of our seasonal favorites include the Cherry Bomb Salad (with lively ingredients like cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and raspberry vinaigrette) and the Watermelon Salad (featuring watermelon, feta, and mint). 
  1.  Scrumptious Sides: You’ll definitely need some scrumptious sides to pair with the main event, and lucky for you most of them are naturally vegetarian. Buttered Corn on the Cob, Pasta Salad with Veggies, Old Fashioned Cole Slaw and Red Bliss Potato Salad are just a few of our BBQ fan-favorites!  
  1. Say Yes to Skewers!: Skip the Teriyaki Beef & Chicken, and opt for our meat-free Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers with pesto or Fresh Fruit Skewers served with a yogurt dip.  
  1.  The Main Event: Alas, dinner is served! Our Classic Mac N’ Cheese, Veggie Lasagna, and Baked Stuffed Ziti all make for a hearty main meal. We can offer small or large pans depending on the size of your party! 
  1. Don’t Forget Dessert: Last but not least, you can’t forget dessert! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re in for a treat with our seasonal picks: Piña Colada Passion, Blueberry Buckle or Chocolate Dirt Dessert. 


Looking for more Summer BBQ options? Check out our Full-Service Catered Barbecue Menus here! 

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Made Our Wedding Perfect

  • Posted on: 18 June 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick


Nothing makes our day as much as receiving feedback from our happy customers.

This.  This is why we do what we do.

We want to make your event flow with ease. 

We want your guests to love the food you offer.

We want everyone to have the best time ever. 



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Congratulations to This Month's Clambake Winner

  • Posted on: 15 June 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Michele A.

She is this month's lucky winner of our Clambake to Travel drawing. Michele 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 Michele 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. 

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Every month we hold a "Win-A-Clambake" drawing.  Michele'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. 

 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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Summer Fun & Catering FAQs for Property Managers

  • Posted on: 12 June 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

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. 


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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.

-Rich P



Are you organizing an event for your residents or community? Reach out today to request a quote and start planning your menu!

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Congratulations to This Month's Beach Blanket Winner

  • Posted on: 11 June 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Sandra E. of Seekonk, MA.

She is this month's lucky winner of the Facebook Fan-of-the-Month Beach Blanket!

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It's getting Hot Hot Hot here in New England

We are sure that Sandra will have plenty of opportunities to use her oversized "The Fresh Lobster" terry beach blanket for her summer activities by the pool, at the beach, having picnics!


We sure do appreciate our Facebook fans!

We randomly select a new Facebook fan each month to win our blanket.  

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