A Recipe for a Perfect Party
If you’re envisioning your special day unfolding at a beautiful Cape Cod venue rich with tasty cuisine and customization a-la-you, Treats Catering of Dennis can get you there.
As the exclusive vendor for the Dennis Inn, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Borsari Gallery, and consistently selected by clients including Corsair and Cross Rip Hotels, Treats brings over 40 years of expertise to the Cape Cod catering community.
Quality and service have served as Treats’ guiding pillars since the beginning. “Our company’s distinguishing factors are our tremendous food quality and the ability to customize our work with our customers so that they don’t feel like they’re being served a standard menu,” says owner Mark Flanagan. Treats encourages clients to work with its chefs to create a menu tailored to each client’s individual desires. With a well-seasoned staff, dietary restrictions, personal preferences, and customer requests are all accommodated to the best of their ability.
Treats’ ingredients are sourced with quality in mind and an emphasis on buying local when possible. And their signature dish? Well, it isn’t actually edible: “One of our signature items is high quality service,” insists Flanagan. “We try to accommodate our customers with whatever they desire.”
In fact, Treats goes far beyond serving exceptional food when taking care of its clients. The team have also dipped their toes into the world of venues, an arena that is notoriously difficult to navigate in locations like Cape Cod which boasts an intimidating plethora of options. “If a client wants to have an event but they don’t want to have it at their property, we actually have two venues under our purview that we own—the Dennis Inn and the Borsari Gallery,” Flanagan explains. Both the Inn and the Gallery are abundant in Cape Cod elegance and style. If clients decide to host their event at either of these venues, Treats is able to customize the client’s menu and event even further, making for a simpler, dreamier celebration.
While perfect for weddings and larger gatherings, the Treats team are seasoned experts on catering for smaller events, holiday parties, and summer gatherings. Their renowned clambakes are a perfected art and can be serviced on-site or prepared off-site and dropped off. These clambakes regularly draw customers back year after year to enjoy the delicious summer tradition.
From conception to completion, Treats’ customer-focused mission creates events that are both beautiful and abounding in delicious cuisine. When you add Treats to your team, your event will never lack flavor. -Emma Ryan
To learn more about Treats Catering, visit treats-catering.com.
Nothing says fun like a retro trailer turned mobile bar, and fun is what Cocktail Barbone is all about. After 8 years successfully running their restaurant and catering company, Pizza Barbone, Jason and Ali O’Toole, along with sous chef and business partner, Nick Pidala, discovered the mobile bar service scene. At the time, mobile bars were blowing up on the west coast, but the trio recognized a potential market on Cape Cod. After all, why would you go to the bar when the bar could come to you?
The mobile bar is a replica of a 1961 Shasta trailer that can squeeze right into backyards for a wedding or party. The replica, constructed by CH Campers in Chatanooga, Tennessee, is “chic, midcentury and modern” as Pidala puts it. After it was shipped up to Massachusetts, close friend of the owners, Nathan Cox, finished the interior with eye-catching shiplap and necessary functions like hot water, lights, and even a kegerator.
Cocktail Barbone offers several packages for customers to choose from, each lasting about five hours, or the time of a typical wedding. Their basic package provides the mobile bar itself, giving clients the opportunity to have it stocked and run by another catering company. Cocktail Barbone’s more inclusive packages provide certified bartenders to serve the client’s choice of beer, wine and cocktails, along with all necessary drinkware and barware.
Since Cocktail Barbone only has a license to pour alcohol, not sell it, the physical liquor is something that clients do provide themselves, but it’s made easy by the company’s partnership with Cape Cod Package Store. Customers are directed to Andrea Pendergast at the Package Store where they choose beer, wine and cocktails from the Cocktail Barbone menu or provide the recipe for a unique drink. After the final selections have been made, Pendergast orders the alcohol and it can be delivered directly to the event location, making the whole process simple and easy.
Pidala loves how the business thrives in the atmosphere of a wedding or party. “People are always happy, you know?” she enthuses. “Part of the restaurant business—any customer service busines—is making people happy and exceeding their expectations, and that’s what we strive to do. That’s what really does it for me, seeing people enjoy a service that we provide.” -Emma Ryan
To learn more about Cocktail Barbone, visit pizzabarbone.com.
Flora Cape Cod
If you’re in search of a florist for your upcoming wedding or event, look no further than Flora Cape Cod. This local, female-run company is owned by Karyn Metois and located in the village of Osterville, right next to AMIE Bakery. Metois was originally a window dresser and started working with flowers six years ago. When the opportunity to open her own shop presented itself, she couldn’t resist!
Flora Cape Cod had originally planned to open in April 2020, but due to COVID-19, they pushed their official opening to June. Luckily, they were still able to make deliveries for Mother’s Day and offer curbside pickup. The wedding industry has certainly taken a hit due to the pandemic, but Flora Cape Cod is still providing brides with beautiful arrangements. They have even had a bride come in on the day of her wedding for a bridal bouquet. The women of Flora are extremely grateful for the support of the local community during this time. “Everyone has been so welcoming, positive and very complementary,” says Metois.
Flora Cape Cod is doing their part to bring light and joy to the community with their designs, especially with all the recent uncertainty of COVID-19. Whether it’s a birthday, special occasion or simply just because, flowers are the perfect way to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Their main focus is to work closely with their clients, so they can capture exactly what the customer envisions in an arrangement. Metois explains, “It’s important to us to develop a relationship of trust; we want customers to feel good about calling us.” With their talent and experience, the women of Flora Cape Cod are sure to bring your vision to life with their classic, yet whimsical designs.
In the near future, Flora is planning on hosting bridal showers, baby showers and fun night out events. They also plan to offer unique workshops that can be booked for small groups. In these workshops, the women of Flora Cape Cod can teach you how to make your own bouquets, centerpieces, wreathes and even sailor’s valentines. -Christina Galt
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