How does Jules cater parties? With the help of Jules’ Director of Business Development, Jenny Willig, we began to count the many ways.
“I’m glad you asked about this,” said Jen, “because my sense is that some of our clients so strongly associate us with one particular type of event that they may not fully appreciate Jules’ wide-ranging capabilities.”
We can guess at some of the distinctions, we offered. How would you break things down?
“When partnering with individual clients and working through the event-planning process, we factor in a number of basic elements, including:
- Drop-Off Versus Staffed Event
- Venue Location
- Logistics of Event (plated, buffet, alcohol served?)
- Food Display/Presentation
What about menu options? we wondered.
“Culinary preferences and menus are of course the heart and soul of Jules Catering, but this is such a vast topic, let’s focus on food another day.”
Over the course of 2012 we captured in photos at least some of Jules’ wide-ranging capabilities–
“Let’s see what you’ve got.”
Every day, the five vans in Jules’ fleet are loaded up and sent on their way to drop off food in and around Boston. On a typical weekday, Jules makes about 45 drop-off deliveries.
Jules drops off hot and cold food to corporate and academic institutions, as well as to private homes.
“Drop-off is a big part of Jules’ business,” Jenny continued, “but some parties require–and some budgets allow–on-site chefs and and/or bartenders and/or waitstaff. Whatever the budget and customer preferences, Jules’ expert sales team works hand in hand with clients to ensure successful events, and–when a staffed party makes sense–Jules has at the ready a full-service team.”
Jules Party Chefs Takes Charge in Private Homes
Jules Party Chefs Prepare Food On-Site in Corporate Kitchens
Jules Waitstaff Set Up Wine Bar in Private Home
Jules Offers Full-Service Bars and Expert Bartenders
“What are the desired atmospherics? This is one key variable we take into account when selecting a venue or adapting to a given space,” Jenny continued. “Of course the good news is: Jules can create a party atmosphere in any location.”
Large Off-Site Venue
(Holiday Cocktails, Dinner, and Candy Station)
(Small-Scale Holiday Brunch)
(Wedding Catered at Private Home)
Food display and presentation
“Jules loves a party,” Jenny continued, “and we pride ourselves on the quality and ever-changing variety of our passed hors d’oeuvres, our buffet offerings, and our plated meals.”
Passed hors d’oeuvres
Hors d’Oeuvres (Almost) Ready to be Passed and Served
Hors d’Oeuvres Can Be Prepared and Passed in Private Homes
Waitstaff Pass Hors D’Oeuvres in Large Venue
Many parties Jules caters feature help-yourself food stations. Parties like these may or may not also feature passed hors d’oeuvres.
Food Station in Private Home
(Adjacent Buffet Table Is Reflected in Mirror)
Stationary Food Displays in Large Reception Area
“Of course a variation on the food station is the full-fledged buffet table,” Jenny explained. “Even buffets designed for large groups can be minimally staffed.”
Buffet Setups in Private Homes
Buffet Setup for On-Site Staff Holiday Party
Holiday Office-Party Buffet in Private Home
Jules really IS a “full-service” caterer
So, we challenged Jenny. What if we were to say we were ready to party and wanted to brainstorm our options?
“I would say, ‘Give Jules a call!’ ”
Photo Credits: Liz Muir