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East Meets West Catering

Boston , MA
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212 Old Colony Ave
Boston, MA 02127 US (map)

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617-269-2662

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A Wedding as Unique as Your Love for Each Other

Established in 1989, East Meets West is one of Boston's most distinguished caterers, drawing upon twenty five years of award... Read more
A Wedding as Unique as Your Love for Each Other

Established in 1989, East Meets West is one of Boston's most distinguished caterers, drawing upon twenty five years of award winning culinary and event management experience to execute the most memorable affairs. We strive to raise the bar of innovation and excellence, providing unparalleled food which will redefine your culinary expectations.

It began as a fusion of two coastal cuisines: new with old, trend with tradition, familiar with exotic. We continue those traditions today by blending personalized elements, transforming our client’s vision from dream to reality.

At East Meets West, we believe you deserve a wedding as unique as your love for each other. Our experienced Event Planners will begin with a comprehensive plan, listening to your visions and capturing cherished traditions, modern design or cultural nuances.

Food is our passion, and we will create a tailored menu with the freshest of quality ingredients handpicked to complement you. Our professional and courteous staff will address every detail with sophisticated precision, catering to all life's occasions, inspired by you. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Mary
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Beth from East Meets West is a rockstar. From the very first engagement we had with her, she has been an incredible partner to work with. East Meets West goes above and beyond - they were enthusiastic with our meal selection, offered insights and tips, and then staged a beautiful trial run at their gorgeous location in Boston! We appreciated EMW's desire to have us try the food, see the place settings, see the portion sizes, etc, BEFORE we booked with them.

EMW did not provide the lowest estimate to us, but their proposal was reasonable and detailed. We understood where the costs were going, and are so happy that we went with them. The catering company is the workhorse of the event, which I hadn't realized until engaging with EMW - setting up the ceremony, breaking down the ceremony, setting up the reception, bar needs, apps, booze... but also all of the little things that make an event feel like your own. We felt like they went far beyond what we expected in setting up our favors, cute little signs for our cakes and signature drinks, making sure that all of the different elements felt cohesive during the event.

Speaking of the food... to die for. We heard so many raves from our guests on every aspect of the food, from the appetizers, the entree, and the desserts. The DESSERTS. Oh my. They have an in-house dessert department. We chose a trio of cakes, and each one was unbelievably delicious!

The service was impeccable. As soon as the ceremony was over, one of the servers brought us a tray with all of the apps so we could enjoy them, and our signature drink! This sort of thoughtfulness carried through the entire event. The entire staff was so attentive, skilled, and friendly.

We can't recommend them highly enough. Our day went perfectly, a such a large reason for it was EMW.
Beth from East Meets West is a rockstar. From the very first engagement we had with her, she has been an incredible Read more...
Beth from East Meets West is a rockstar. From the very first engagement we had with her, she has been an incredible partner to work with. East Meets West goes above and beyond - they were enthusiastic with our meal selection, offered insights and tips, and then staged a beautiful trial run at their gorgeous location in Boston! We appreciated EMW's desire to have us try the food, see the place settings, see the portion sizes, etc, BEFORE we booked with them.

EMW did not provide the lowest estimate to us, but their proposal was reasonable and detailed. We understood where the costs were going, and are so happy that we went with them. The catering company is the workhorse of the event, which I hadn't realized until engaging with EMW - setting up the ceremony, breaking down the ceremony, setting up the reception, bar needs, apps, booze... but also all of the little things that make an event feel like your own. We felt like they went far beyond what we expected in setting up our favors, cute little signs for our cakes and signature drinks, making sure that all of the different elements felt cohesive during the event.

Speaking of the food... to die for. We heard so many raves from our guests on every aspect of the food, from the appetizers, the entree, and the desserts. The DESSERTS. Oh my. They have an in-house dessert department. We chose a trio of cakes, and each one was unbelievably delicious!

The service was impeccable. As soon as the ceremony was over, one of the servers brought us a tray with all of the apps so we could enjoy them, and our signature drink! This sort of thoughtfulness carried through the entire event. The entire staff was so attentive, skilled, and friendly.

We can't recommend them highly enough. Our day went perfectly, a such a large reason for it was EMW. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/17/2016
4.7/5.0
East Meets West was great to work with! Brenda was one of the few caterers we talked to who understood what kind of menu we were looking for. And not only did they understand our menu, but they delivered fantastic food and service. Our guests could not stop talking about the amazing food throughout the entire event and the waiters were attentive, professional and mostly invisible during the night. We were even more impressed by Brenda and Emily's (our day-of contact) total service - not only were they on top of the food, but they helped us shape our vision, coordinated rentals and alcohol, set everything up and packed everything up for us, and generally made sure the day went as smoothly as possible!
East Meets West was great to work with! Brenda was one of the few caterers we talked to who understood what kind of menu Read more...
East Meets West was great to work with! Brenda was one of the few caterers we talked to who understood what kind of menu we were looking for. And not only did they understand our menu, but they delivered fantastic food and service. Our guests could not stop talking about the amazing food throughout the entire event and the waiters were attentive, professional and mostly invisible during the night. We were even more impressed by Brenda and Emily's (our day-of contact) total service - not only were they on top of the food, but they helped us shape our vision, coordinated rentals and alcohol, set everything up and packed everything up for us, and generally made sure the day went as smoothly as possible! Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Phil and his team at East West were amazing! They provided a level of service and flexibility on our wedding day that met ever single one of our expectations. The quality of the food was amazing, and the dedication given the rainy weather made their attention to detail that much more appreciated. Phil specifically made the entire process smooth and seamless and it help my husband and I feel at ease throughout the entire day. These guys have high quality food, staff, and management. Very much impressed and would highly recommend them to anyone.
Phil and his team at East West were amazing! They provided a level of service and flexibility on our wedding day that met Read more...
Phil and his team at East West were amazing! They provided a level of service and flexibility on our wedding day that met ever single one of our expectations. The quality of the food was amazing, and the dedication given the rainy weather made their attention to detail that much more appreciated. Phil specifically made the entire process smooth and seamless and it help my husband and I feel at ease throughout the entire day. These guys have high quality food, staff, and management. Very much impressed and would highly recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Overall, the Exchange Conference Center (ECC) was a fantastic venue for our August '14 wedding, and the East Meets West (EMW) food was outstanding!

Venue: We were originally drawn to the ECC for its clean lines and decor, soaring windows, great natural light, and uniquely Boston feel. The ECC is very close to several hotels, meaning we did not need to arrange for transportation between the hotels and the venue. Ample free parking for our guests was also a big perk.

Food: Just fabulous. We have been to many weddings where the food is barely better than a school cafeteria. With East Meets West (EMW), there is no question that the food will be fabulous and thrill your most epicurean guests. We also loved how receptive they were to our comments and preferences during the tasting and menu planning.

Service: From a planning perspective, both Rebecca Thomas and Michele Stump went above and beyond- they worked with us to plan our wedding from start to finish. Not only did they have their own great ideas, they were also very receptive to our ideas and helped to turn them into reality. (We considered many other venues before choosing the ECC- it was rare to find someone who would be willing to accommodate requests that were even a little bit outside of the norm.)

The staff was excellent. They hit the right balance- they were never in the way, but they were there when you needed them, often anticipating our needs so that we never even had to ask.

We recommend without hesitation!
Overall, the Exchange Conference Center (ECC) was a fantastic venue for our August '14 wedding, and the East Meets West Read more...
Overall, the Exchange Conference Center (ECC) was a fantastic venue for our August '14 wedding, and the East Meets West (EMW) food was outstanding!

Venue: We were originally drawn to the ECC for its clean lines and decor, soaring windows, great natural light, and uniquely Boston feel. The ECC is very close to several hotels, meaning we did not need to arrange for transportation between the hotels and the venue. Ample free parking for our guests was also a big perk.

Food: Just fabulous. We have been to many weddings where the food is barely better than a school cafeteria. With East Meets West (EMW), there is no question that the food will be fabulous and thrill your most epicurean guests. We also loved how receptive they were to our comments and preferences during the tasting and menu planning.

Service: From a planning perspective, both Rebecca Thomas and Michele Stump went above and beyond- they worked with us to plan our wedding from start to finish. Not only did they have their own great ideas, they were also very receptive to our ideas and helped to turn them into reality. (We considered many other venues before choosing the ECC- it was rare to find someone who would be willing to accommodate requests that were even a little bit outside of the norm.)

The staff was excellent. They hit the right balance- they were never in the way, but they were there when you needed them, often anticipating our needs so that we never even had to ask.

We recommend without hesitation! Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
So. good. Michele and EMW Catering went truly above and beyond in making my wedding the most amazing day ever. Michele was so helpful in answering all my questions promptly and responding to my requests, even up till the day before the wedding. She was so enthusiastic about my ideas and helped execute them even beyond what I'd thought they could be. She and the chefs were completely accommodating to my food requests, including dealing with vegans, gluten free, and other issues. They also provided ideas for nontraditional food options and delivered beautifully--all of our guests had sky high expectations for the food and drinks and Michele and EMW did not disappoint! We had a completely amazing day and it wouldn't have happened without the terrific staff at EMW. Thank you so much!
So. good. Michele and EMW Catering went truly above and beyond in making my wedding the most amazing day ever. Michele was Read more...
So. good. Michele and EMW Catering went truly above and beyond in making my wedding the most amazing day ever. Michele was so helpful in answering all my questions promptly and responding to my requests, even up till the day before the wedding. She was so enthusiastic about my ideas and helped execute them even beyond what I'd thought they could be. She and the chefs were completely accommodating to my food requests, including dealing with vegans, gluten free, and other issues. They also provided ideas for nontraditional food options and delivered beautifully--all of our guests had sky high expectations for the food and drinks and Michele and EMW did not disappoint! We had a completely amazing day and it wouldn't have happened without the terrific staff at EMW. Thank you so much! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very impressed by our experience with East Meets West who catered our wedding. We set up tastings at a few different highly recommended companies. The food at each tasting was very good, but did not come close to East Meets, where the food was fantastic. From that first tasting, I started looking forward to the meal I would have at the wedding. Phil was our catering manager and we could not have been happier. He was quick to respond to my questions. He was extremely easy to work with and had great ideas, which put me at ease knowing everything would go right on the big day. Everything had to be brought to our venue, from the kitchen set up to the linens and flatware. Phil handled everything and I did not have to stress in the slightest. In my opinion, the food is extremely important from a catering company, but so is the wait staff service, which is more than simply delivering a plate of food. Unlike many companies, East Meets West understood that. On the day of our wedding, everything ran smoothly and exactly as envisioned. Our guests raved about the food as well as the service. If anyone wanted something, someone was always there to help provide it. The staff was attentive, friendly while being professional, and the food was perfect. I would highly recommend East Meets West.
My husband and I were very impressed by our experience with East Meets West who catered our wedding. We set up tastings at Read more...
My husband and I were very impressed by our experience with East Meets West who catered our wedding. We set up tastings at a few different highly recommended companies. The food at each tasting was very good, but did not come close to East Meets, where the food was fantastic. From that first tasting, I started looking forward to the meal I would have at the wedding. Phil was our catering manager and we could not have been happier. He was quick to respond to my questions. He was extremely easy to work with and had great ideas, which put me at ease knowing everything would go right on the big day. Everything had to be brought to our venue, from the kitchen set up to the linens and flatware. Phil handled everything and I did not have to stress in the slightest. In my opinion, the food is extremely important from a catering company, but so is the wait staff service, which is more than simply delivering a plate of food. Unlike many companies, East Meets West understood that. On the day of our wedding, everything ran smoothly and exactly as envisioned. Our guests raved about the food as well as the service. If anyone wanted something, someone was always there to help provide it. The staff was attentive, friendly while being professional, and the food was perfect. I would highly recommend East Meets West. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
East Meets West is a fabulous caterer. The Boston Exchange conference Center, East Meets West's home base is a hidden gem of a place for a wedding. Everything about our experience with them was perfect. A wedding is the sum of many small details and Rebecca and her staff got every one of them right. Everything went off without a hitch. All the moving parts were coordinated smoothly. Everything looked beautiful, from the table settings to the presentation of the food. The food was exceptional. Both the hors d'oeuvres and dinner were creative and delicious. Rebecca helped them design a creative menu.Many guests commented on how unusually good the food was. Also, the staff was very cordial and professional. We got so many compliments from our firends and relatives. Not only was the food and service terrific, but you were terrific to work with. Rebecca paid close attention to the little details as well as the big picture. The confidence we felt working with her helped make the whole experience more relaxed.

The Boston Exchange Conference Center is a great location for a wedding. Our guests loved being on the water looking over the harbor as the sunset. The place has an energy that is great for a wedding.

I can't say enough about these folks and this location. You are lucky if you can snag a date!
East Meets West is a fabulous caterer. The Boston Exchange conference Center, East Meets West's home base is a hidden gem Read more...
East Meets West is a fabulous caterer. The Boston Exchange conference Center, East Meets West's home base is a hidden gem of a place for a wedding. Everything about our experience with them was perfect. A wedding is the sum of many small details and Rebecca and her staff got every one of them right. Everything went off without a hitch. All the moving parts were coordinated smoothly. Everything looked beautiful, from the table settings to the presentation of the food. The food was exceptional. Both the hors d'oeuvres and dinner were creative and delicious. Rebecca helped them design a creative menu.Many guests commented on how unusually good the food was. Also, the staff was very cordial and professional. We got so many compliments from our firends and relatives. Not only was the food and service terrific, but you were terrific to work with. Rebecca paid close attention to the little details as well as the big picture. The confidence we felt working with her helped make the whole experience more relaxed.

The Boston Exchange Conference Center is a great location for a wedding. Our guests loved being on the water looking over the harbor as the sunset. The place has an energy that is great for a wedding.

I can't say enough about these folks and this location. You are lucky if you can snag a date! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Erin
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with Michele Stump on customizing a cocktail hour and dinner for my wedding. I had close to 140 guests. Michele offered suggestions on what guests enjoy, and was able to help us create delicious options for the bests. Everyone loved the food! The guests said the food was the best ever. They especially enjoyed the filet for dinner and the mini lobster rolls and scallops wrapped in bacon at the cocktail hour. I highly recommend East Meets West as your caterer.
I worked with Michele Stump on customizing a cocktail hour and dinner for my wedding. I had close to 140 guests. Michele Read more...
I worked with Michele Stump on customizing a cocktail hour and dinner for my wedding. I had close to 140 guests. Michele offered suggestions on what guests enjoy, and was able to help us create delicious options for the bests. Everyone loved the food! The guests said the food was the best ever. They especially enjoyed the filet for dinner and the mini lobster rolls and scallops wrapped in bacon at the cocktail hour. I highly recommend East Meets West as your caterer. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
East meets West was absolutely amazing! Phil was our catering manager and he was super friendly, responsive, helpful, professional... Just everything you could ask for! He got back to my initial email right away, and had a quote for me the next day. They put together a delicious, unique breakfast menu for us that our guests absolutely raved about. The wedding was held completely off site so everything had to be brought in, from the kitchen set up to the linens and flatware. Phil handled all of the rentals for me and I did not have to stress in the slightest. On the day of everything ran smoothly, the staff was super friendly and professional, and the food was perfect. While it was on the more expensive side, it was absolutely worth every last penny. I would highly recommend East meets West! Ask for Phil!
East meets West was absolutely amazing! Phil was our catering manager and he was super friendly, responsive, helpful, Read more...
East meets West was absolutely amazing! Phil was our catering manager and he was super friendly, responsive, helpful, professional... Just everything you could ask for! He got back to my initial email right away, and had a quote for me the next day. They put together a delicious, unique breakfast menu for us that our guests absolutely raved about. The wedding was held completely off site so everything had to be brought in, from the kitchen set up to the linens and flatware. Phil handled all of the rentals for me and I did not have to stress in the slightest. On the day of everything ran smoothly, the staff was super friendly and professional, and the food was perfect. While it was on the more expensive side, it was absolutely worth every last penny. I would highly recommend East meets West! Ask for Phil! Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
East Meets West was a fantastic catering service! Frank was extremely easy to work with, responded to all questions in a prompt manner, and gave fantastic suggestions/recommendations (all of which I took). The tasting alone was delicious, and we couldn't wait for the reception. They are a classy, professional business, and they make you feel like your day is important and unique. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
East Meets West was a fantastic catering service! Frank was extremely easy to work with, responded to all questions in a Read more...
East Meets West was a fantastic catering service! Frank was extremely easy to work with, responded to all questions in a prompt manner, and gave fantastic suggestions/recommendations (all of which I took). The tasting alone was delicious, and we couldn't wait for the reception. They are a classy, professional business, and they make you feel like your day is important and unique. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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