Sumptuous Seafood

  • Posted on: 22 March 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

seafood sampler

We are looking forward to summertime fun.   Outdoor catering is the best..... picnics, graduations, weddings, graduation, birthdays, renunions.  We can't wait to bring clambakes, BBQs, pig roasts, luaus and so much more to backyards and other beautiful New England venues.

You may want to consider offering your guests a seafood sampler such as this one.  A huge half-shell heaping with Wellfleet oysters, king crab legs, and jumbo shrimp, it is as delicious as it is beautiful.

Give Tim a call in our office  800-722-2526.  He can give you all of the delicious details of how to create a really great event for your office, family or organization.

Explore our menus to get lots more ideas for your celebration.

Doherty Brothers Cook Up Corned Beef and Cabbage

  • Posted on: 9 March 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Corned Beef and Cababge St. Patty's Day

Brian and Mickey Doherty, owners of B&M Catering Company, come from a large Irish family. Naturally, as St. Patrick's Day approaches, we wanted to spotlight a traditional boiled dinner of corned beef and cabbage.  A tried and true favorite.

Brian tells that as a kid growing upon Boston, a 'boiled dinner' might use either smoked shoulder OR corned beef - whichever was on sale that week. There would always be lots of vegetables served along with the meat.

You may be surprised to know that corned beef was not something that was ordinarily served in Ireland. Corned beef, and the connection with Saint Patrick's Day, actually originates with the Irish American culture. Corned beef and cabbage became popular in the U.S. after Irish immigrants used corned beef instead of pork in their boiled dinners.  Most likely, this was due to the lower cost of corned beef.

Although corned beef is not difficult to make, it can be time consuming.  It has been our experience that a good boiled dinner featuring corned beef and cabbage may take up to 3 hours from start to finish.   Worth it?   We think so.   Our corned beef and cabbage recipe was featured last year in the Friends Food Family blog.  Try it out.

What we really enjoy, though, is this delicious use for the corned beef leftovers - 

Doherty Bros. Reuben Sandwich 


  • 4  slices Dark Rye Bread - hand-sliced thick
  • 1 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1/2  cup sauerkraut (be sure to drain out the extra liquid)
  • 2 Tablespoons Dressing 
    • equal parts Thousand Island or Russian Dressing and Barbecue Sauce
  • Corned beef - sliced into strips


  • Generously butter one side of 2 of the bread slices.  Place the slices butter-side face down on a piece of wax paper
  • Top each slice of bread with a slice of the Swiss Cheese
  • Separate out half of the corned beef and top each piece of the bread with an equal amount
  • Divide the sauerkraut between the sandwiches
  • Top each stack with a tablespoon of the dressing
  • Add another layer of corned beef and another slice of cheese
  • Top the stack off with the last pieces of bread
  • Butter the top side of the sandwiches


  • Preheat your griddle or pan to medium heat
  • Cook the sandwiches on one side until the bread turns darker and a bit crispy (about 4 minutes)
  • Carefully flip and cook until the second side is cooked and crispy, the cheese melted and the sandwich is warm throughout. (about 4 more minutes)
  • Remove from pan, slice and enjoy.

Recommended Side Dishes:

  • Coleslaw
  • Deli dill pickles
  • Potato salad
  • Baked beans

We hope you will enjoy your St. Patrick's Day festivities safely with good friends and good food.

May the sound of happy music, and the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays foerver after.

We Read You - Loud and Clear

  • Posted on: 7 March 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

We love to read what our clients have to say about us....

tfl writes

Laura T of Providence, RI left this review on Yelp:

B & M catered my backyard rehearsal dinner and I couldn't have been happier. The staff was fun, devoted and professional. The food was delicious and plentiful. My in-laws were eating leftovers for days! My favorite was the teriyaki chicken but my husband swears by the mojo chicken. We both ate pounds of the cornbread.

B & M made everything really easy and even offered a free tasting where they basically served you a meal consisting of all their dishes. It was really generous and made you feel like you were working with a company that really cared about you having the food that you liked best and that worked best for you. I was impressed and would recommend them to anyone based on their professional demeanor and delicious food! 


Here's a review from Kimberly that we found on Wedding Wire:

B&M Catering was recommended to us by our venue. We were looking for a laid-back caterer with barbeque food. After our tasting we booked them immediately because the food was so tasty. Their prices are standard for a wedding plate pricing on the lower side and we had so many leftovers that it is 2 days after my wedding and my fridge is still full of food!

We went with ribs, steak tips and chicken for the buffet meats and everyone went back for seconds. They arrive early with grills and cook everything on site so you know it is all fresh.

I had no problem getting in touch with them with questions and always got thorough detailed answers. I would recommend them to any bride looking for delicious barbeque food.


We truly do appreciate the great feedback.  

Our goal is to make it easy for you to have fun at your own event.  

February's Clambake to Travel Winner

  • Posted on: 4 March 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Emily P. from Providence, RI !

She is the winner of this month's Clambake to Travel give-away.

Win a Clambake

Emily's meal will come in its own reusable pot.  She can simply add water or beer and put it on the stove top.  In about 20 minutes, Emily and her guests will be ready to dive in to their Traditional Old Fashioned Clambake.

This meal includes Lobster / Steamers / Mussels / Chourico / Corn on the Cob / Red Bliss Potatoes & Onions packed in rock weed in a reusable pot. 

Enjoy, Emily!!

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!

Can a Clambake Help Outrun Homelessness?

  • Posted on: 1 March 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Well, we aren't saying that clambakes are the answer to everything, but we like to think they can help in some way.

Next month someone will earn a Clambake Dinner for 8 courtesy of B&M Catering Company.

clambake for 8

For the 2nd year in a row, B&M is sponsoring the grand prize for the winner of the Outrunning Homelessness 5k Road Race to be held on April 27 at DCR's Borderland State Park in Easton, MA.

"Outrunning Homelessness" is a fundraising event to support School on Wheels of Massachusetts.  The School on Wheels mission is to educate children impacted by homelessness by providing academic support and one-on-one mentoring so children can reach their full potential.This fundraiser will raise money to help School on Wheels provide tutors, backpacks and school advocacy for kids experiencing homelessness.

The winner of last year's Outrunning Homelessness 5K was Kevin O'Donnell of Canton, MA with a time of 19:47.

outrunning homelessness 2012 winner

Kevin took home a "Fresh Lobster" beach blanket and a gift certificate for his B&M clambake feast.

The 2012 Outrunning Homelessness event had over 370 runners and walkers.  The event drew more than twice the number of participants and more than doubled the revenue of the 2011 event to achieve a record total of nearly $21,000.

B&M Catering is proud to help out this worthy cause.  We hope to see you there.

sowma logo

Learn more about School on Wheels of Massachusetts on their website.