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J & L Catering

Medway , MA

LOCATION

112 Main Street (Route 109), Medway Shopping Plaza
Medway, MA 02053 US (map)

PHONE

617-852-7127

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We are excited to be a part of your wedding day - and this comes through from the very first contact with our professional staff all the way through to the end of your reception - and... Read more
We are excited to be a part of your wedding day - and this comes through from the very first contact with our professional staff all the way through to the end of your reception - and beyond! We will customize a menu especially for you. And our executive chef John personally plates your meal and serves you so you can spend more time with each other and your guests. During cocktail hour, we dedicate a server to the bridal party so you may enjoy the hors d'ouevres while you are mingling and having your pictures taken. We, of course, dedicate extra speial attention to you on your wedding day!


We will go above and beyond to exceed your expectations. J & L Catering makes all of the food for your wedding from scratch with the freshest, best ingredients. We will display your food incredibly, and our mouth-watering creations will leave you and your guests craving more.

J & L Catering believes that your guests are the most important part of any event.
Leave the details to us and enjoy yourself!

About the Chef

Chef John Boardman has over 30 years of culinary experience. After he earned his formal
culinary degree, John worked for upscale restaurants and has catered for Harvard
University. In addition, John worked for Legal Seafoods, Inc., where he was a founding chef of their multi-million dollar catering division. John has also had the honor of cooking under
the direction of some of the great chefs of the world, including Julia Child and Jasper White.

Over the years, John has catered events for thousands of happy clients, including Former
President Bill Clinton. Guests have enjoyed the unique flavors and attention to detail for which he prides himself. John’s creativity, talent and passion for food, combined with his drive to impress his clients, will shine through in any social event . Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, 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?
American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Outside Alcohol OK

REVIEWS

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Leah
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
We had nearly 300 people at our wedding. John Boardman and his staff were excellent! Our experience with them went smoothly and everything was perfect from beginning to end. We highly recommend them!
We had nearly 300 people at our wedding. John Boardman and his staff were excellent! Our experience with them went Read more...
We had nearly 300 people at our wedding. John Boardman and his staff were excellent! Our experience with them went smoothly and everything was perfect from beginning to end. We highly recommend them! Read less
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J & L Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Leah! We loved being a part of your wedding day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and renewed our wedding vows. J&L were able to customize a menu for our special day. The prices were so affordable and John is so attentive and kind! I would hire him again in a heartbeat!!!!!!! The best part was the feedback I received form my guess regarding how tasty and amazing the food us. ??
My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and renewed our wedding vows. J&L were able to customize a menu Read more...
My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and renewed our wedding vows. J&L were able to customize a menu for our special day. The prices were so affordable and John is so attentive and kind! I would hire him again in a heartbeat!!!!!!! The best part was the feedback I received form my guess regarding how tasty and amazing the food us. ?? Read less
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J & L Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you! It was a fabulous day. Congratulations!
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Brittney
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
J&L catering catered my wedding a few weeks ago. John let us sample the food we wanted before our wedding and was flexible with what we wanted. We got a lot of compliments on the food from our guests. The staff was very friendly and attentive.
J&L catering catered my wedding a few weeks ago. John let us sample the food we wanted before our wedding and was flexible Read more...
J&L catering catered my wedding a few weeks ago. John let us sample the food we wanted before our wedding and was flexible with what we wanted. We got a lot of compliments on the food from our guests. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Read less
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Sheri
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
John was amazing. The food and his staff were phenomenal. They catered our wedding 4/2/16. Everything was perfect. My guests raved about the food. I have had guests ask for his contact info for their upcoming events. I highly recommend J & L catereing. They are awesome .
John was amazing. The food and his staff were phenomenal. They catered our wedding 4/2/16. Everything was perfect. My Read more...
John was amazing. The food and his staff were phenomenal. They catered our wedding 4/2/16. Everything was perfect. My guests raved about the food. I have had guests ask for his contact info for their upcoming events. I highly recommend J & L catereing. They are awesome . Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
My son hired J&L Catering on 10/10/15. Not only was the service and food delicious, they went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. John and Laurel also took it upon themselves to help us with things that they weren't even responsible for!! As the mother of the groom you can imagine how happy I was to hear our guests rave about this company! If you are looking to hire a caterer for any event please consider them unless you don't want the best! Thank you J&L Catering for a great day!
My son hired J&L Catering on 10/10/15. Not only was the service and food delicious, they went above and beyond to make Read more...
My son hired J&L Catering on 10/10/15. Not only was the service and food delicious, they went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. John and Laurel also took it upon themselves to help us with things that they weren't even responsible for!! As the mother of the groom you can imagine how happy I was to hear our guests rave about this company! If you are looking to hire a caterer for any event please consider them unless you don't want the best! Thank you J&L Catering for a great day! Read less
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J & L Catering responded with the following comments:

Kathy, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to work with you, too! We are thrilled that you were so happy with our services and we wish Ricky and Dawn the best!
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Ricky
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
My wife Dawn and I used J&l catering on 10/10/15 for our wedding. I don't even know where to begin on expressing how great they were. The food was exceptional and everyone raved about it. The executive chef and owner, John went above and beyond for my wife and I. Service was great and the buffet set up was beautiful. Thank you so much john, Laurel, and j & l's staff for making our big day amazing and stress free! If you have any event you need catered I highly recommend these guys! You would be regretting your decision if you decided to use a different company. Once again thank you J & l catering for being a part of our special day! We will definitely be using you again in the future!

Ricky and Dawn Robidoux
My wife Dawn and I used J&l catering on 10/10/15 for our wedding. I don't even know where to begin on expressing how great Read more...
My wife Dawn and I used J&l catering on 10/10/15 for our wedding. I don't even know where to begin on expressing how great they were. The food was exceptional and everyone raved about it. The executive chef and owner, John went above and beyond for my wife and I. Service was great and the buffet set up was beautiful. Thank you so much john, Laurel, and j & l's staff for making our big day amazing and stress free! If you have any event you need catered I highly recommend these guys! You would be regretting your decision if you decided to use a different company. Once again thank you J & l catering for being a part of our special day! We will definitely be using you again in the future!

Ricky and Dawn Robidoux Read less
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J & L Catering responded with the following comments:

Ricky and Dawn,
It was an honor to be a part of your wedding day! We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything, and look forward to working with you on another event soon!
John & Laurel
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
John was really easy to work with. I had a brunch buffet - the food was delicious. They were also able to get the coffee and pastry ready for guests to have immediately after the ceremony (held outside on a cold day), which my guests told me they really appreciated. He also had helpful recommendations for things like linens and tableware. J&L is the first caterer I have ever worked with, but I would definitely use them again.
John was really easy to work with. I had a brunch buffet - the food was delicious. They were also able to get the coffee Read more...
John was really easy to work with. I had a brunch buffet - the food was delicious. They were also able to get the coffee and pastry ready for guests to have immediately after the ceremony (held outside on a cold day), which my guests told me they really appreciated. He also had helpful recommendations for things like linens and tableware. J&L is the first caterer I have ever worked with, but I would definitely use them again. Read less
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Kelle
Wedding:
9/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying that John is awesome! He really cares about making your day what you want it to be.

We were working on a tight budget but we have seriously high standards for the food we eat and serve. My husband went to culinary school and I'm a life-long cook and we both love good food. So when I say it's hard to please me, I'm not kidding.

And John found this out the hard way at our tasting. The food he served me was a bit on the sweeter side and I'm much more of a savory person, so he wasn't getting a lot of positive responses from me. To his credit, he saw that and started talking to me about how he could adjust the recipes and recommending other, more savory options from his menu.

We put together something that we both agreed would work and on the day of the wedding, it did - in spades! I LOVED the food - every bit of it that he served and I got TONS of compliments on it from the guests - many of whom were either professional cooks or foodies as well. And best of all, it was all gluten-free (other than the rolls) so I knew it was safe for all of my friends to eat.

We had the Portobello Napoleons, the Garlic Steak Tips, the (modified) Spiced pecans and cranberry salad with cherry balsamic dressing, the cheesy cauliflower casserole, and the roasted root vegetables. Make sure you get his special red pepper butter too. YUM!

P.S. If you're working on a budget like we were, ask him about bringing your own appetizers to save some cash. He made the suggestion to us and it saved us tons of money.
Let me start by saying that John is awesome! He really cares about making your day what you want it to be.

We Read more...
Let me start by saying that John is awesome! He really cares about making your day what you want it to be.

We were working on a tight budget but we have seriously high standards for the food we eat and serve. My husband went to culinary school and I'm a life-long cook and we both love good food. So when I say it's hard to please me, I'm not kidding.

And John found this out the hard way at our tasting. The food he served me was a bit on the sweeter side and I'm much more of a savory person, so he wasn't getting a lot of positive responses from me. To his credit, he saw that and started talking to me about how he could adjust the recipes and recommending other, more savory options from his menu.

We put together something that we both agreed would work and on the day of the wedding, it did - in spades! I LOVED the food - every bit of it that he served and I got TONS of compliments on it from the guests - many of whom were either professional cooks or foodies as well. And best of all, it was all gluten-free (other than the rolls) so I knew it was safe for all of my friends to eat.

We had the Portobello Napoleons, the Garlic Steak Tips, the (modified) Spiced pecans and cranberry salad with cherry balsamic dressing, the cheesy cauliflower casserole, and the roasted root vegetables. Make sure you get his special red pepper butter too. YUM!

P.S. If you're working on a budget like we were, ask him about bringing your own appetizers to save some cash. He made the suggestion to us and it saved us tons of money. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/3/2015
5.0/5.0
I spent an entire day trying to find the perfect caterer for my small wedding on July 3rd. Most responses were "We're sorry, but on a holiday weekend we have a 150 person minimum," and those that were willing to cater to 50 people just didn't seem very knowledgeable or enthusiastic. When I called John at J&L Catering, however, he instantly made me feel as if my wedding and my desires were the most important thing. He was excited to be able to be a part of our wedding and was extremely helpful. Not only did he prepare absolutely delicious food and bring a wonderful wait staff, but he ran the entire reception. He worked with the DJ, the photographer, and the bartender to ensure that everyone was on the same page, moving at the same pace, and providing my husband and I with exactly what we wanted. I could not have asked for a better caterer and my reception would not have been as successful as it was if it were not for John. THANK YOU J&L Catering for a perfect wedding day!
I spent an entire day trying to find the perfect caterer for my small wedding on July 3rd. Most responses were "We're Read more...
I spent an entire day trying to find the perfect caterer for my small wedding on July 3rd. Most responses were "We're sorry, but on a holiday weekend we have a 150 person minimum," and those that were willing to cater to 50 people just didn't seem very knowledgeable or enthusiastic. When I called John at J&L Catering, however, he instantly made me feel as if my wedding and my desires were the most important thing. He was excited to be able to be a part of our wedding and was extremely helpful. Not only did he prepare absolutely delicious food and bring a wonderful wait staff, but he ran the entire reception. He worked with the DJ, the photographer, and the bartender to ensure that everyone was on the same page, moving at the same pace, and providing my husband and I with exactly what we wanted. I could not have asked for a better caterer and my reception would not have been as successful as it was if it were not for John. THANK YOU J&L Catering for a perfect wedding day! Read less
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J & L Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Stephanie for your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you, too! We were honored to be a part of this incredible day! Congratulations again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
J&L Catering is by far the best in the business!
John and his team went above and beyond there expected duties to make sure our day was perfect.
Everything was top quality and absolutely delicious.
I highly recommend J&L Catering for any event you may have.
J&L Catering is by far the best in the business!
John and his team went above and beyond there expected duties to make Read more...
J&L Catering is by far the best in the business!
John and his team went above and beyond there expected duties to make sure our day was perfect.
Everything was top quality and absolutely delicious.
I highly recommend J&L Catering for any event you may have. Read less
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J & L Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed everything and congratulations!

DEALS

FREE Key Lime Pie Shooters or FREE Homemade Cookies
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Redeem In-Store   $400 Value
When you book your fully-serviced wedding (cocktail hour through dessert) with J & L Catering, you will receive your choice of FREE Key Lime Pie Shooters or FREE Homemade Cookies for you and your wedding guests on your wedding day. *No cash value. *No substitutions *No discount provided if couple does not want to take advantage of this deal. *Value up to $400; no refunds of any balance. Equals $4.00 per person.

Offer Expires: 12/31/2016
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Complimentary Tasting for Your Wedding
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We will provide a complimentary tasting for your wedding once we begin the menu planning process! The tasting is valid for up to six people, including the bride and groom, and can be done at our location, or a location of your choice. Please contact us today to develop a personalized menu!
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