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Catering in Boston, MA,
(617) 936-0160
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 32 Reviews


    Paige

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  • My husband and I found William on WeddingWire after we decided to downsize our wedding due to covid to a small backyard wedding. The food was amazing and the service was incredible! William was flexible and accommodating from the very beginning. While things were closed down due to covid, William did a special tasting for my husband and I and gave us the full experience. He was personable, friendly and the food was amazing. The weeks leading up to the wedding William made himself available for all of our questions for how to execute a safe, covid friendly backyard wedding. The day of the wedding his staff knew us & our guests by name and always made sure we had drinks in hand. Our guests are still raving about the delicious food & the impeccable service. We couldn’t have asked for better experience with William Ference Catering and we highly recommend!

    Andrea

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    5 out of 5
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  • On August 8th, we celebrated our daughters wedding in an intimate affair in Charlestown RI. which was not our plan A because of the Covid situation. Originally we had planned for 125 people , but we were forced to reduce that number to 25 per order of the Rhode Island Governor. We needed a caterer/ Private chef to help create as best a wedding experience as we could. Our Wedding Planner suggested William Ference for our backyard celebration. We booked his services in June and it was the best decision we could have made. The passed hors d’oeuvres were: A miniature lobster roll which was the best lobster roll I’ve ever eaten, blackened beef tenderloin on Crostini, fabulous!, mac & cheese bites ...who doesn’t love mac & cheese, right? As well as a cheese and berry board, served individually to each of us, consisting of crackers,olives,fresh figs,apricots, grapes and candied nuts. The servers were keeping everything safe by wearing masks and gloves when they served us. Next we ... Read more

    Abby Connors

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    5 out of 5
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  • We hired William Ference for our last minute backyard wedding on August 1 2020. He was referred to us by a friend. William took care of literally, EVERYTHING that we needed for our bar services. He was so kind and accommodating and assured us that we would not have to worry about a thing- and he was right! He set up for a stunning white bar, glassware, and all the ice and beverages we could dream of to delivered to our home the morning of our wedding. Our one request was to have an endless supply of bud lites- And he made it happen! Our bartenders Kaya and Dylan were PHENOMENAL. They were the perfect mix of professional and cool and made our guests feel welcomed and well cared for. Not to mention their amazing bar tending skills! We had already hired a caterer for food services before finding William, but we will definitely be trying out his catering services in the future! We are so grateful to William and his team. Xo Abby and Pete. (PHOTOS BY RAEGAN CHRISTENSEN)

    Nicole Ovaitte

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    5 out of 5
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  • We did our tasting with William prior to signing our contract. William came to our home prepared with literally everything down to the flatware and some wine. William cooked our entire requested menu which included four options plus our starter salad. William also does not charge extra for addition meal options on the menu, which we found rare and exceptional. Everything was amazing, including his company! We even invited him to join us at the table, he was very pleasant and professional. The food was all cooked and seasoned to perfection. 10/10 would recommend. We are so excited to have him and his team as a part of our wedding.

    Susan Alie

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    5 out of 5
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  • William and his team catered our daughter’s wedding in mid-September in Chatham, MA. There were 140 guests at the outdoor wedding held at a private waterfront estate. As it was a private home, facilities were limited. William made an advance site visit and seamlessly arranged with our planner for the needed infrastructure. From our first meeting, throughout the planning, and on the day of the event, William listened, guided, and executed flawlessly. He accommodated special requests with grace, building upon our wishes, to provide an elegant experience with an effortless feel, in perfect keeping with the ambiance of the day. The food and service were impeccable and amazing! Every single guest we have seen since the wedding has specifically raved about the food. William’s staff was incredible – professional, kind, efficient, and excellent in every way. Everything was done so beautifully, without us having to worry about a single thing except enjoying the special da... Read more

    Taylor Dunlap

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    5 out of 5
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  • Wow. I can’t say enough enough good things about William and his team. I had no idea what to expect the day of and was pleasantly surprised by what played out. William and his team were like a well oiled machine. They were warm and friendly and incredibly easy to work with. The food was excellent and our guests are still talking about the food more than anything else. Not only did William provide elegant and delicious food, his team helped me decorate and transform our ceremony space into our reception space in a matter of minutes. Would definitely recommend without reservation!

    David Thompson

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  • We found the perfect catering company in William and his team. We talked and received quotes from various other vendors and their process seemed boring, cold, and unwelcoming. They didn't take the time to understand who we were and what we were looking to accomplish for our wedding. William was the complete opposite. He spoke with us, got to know us, and even came to our house and cooked for us! He was completely flexible to what my now wife and I wanted for our wedding. He incorporated our love of Chinese food (crab rangoons!) into the apps and recommended great complimentary dishes that tasted absolutely amazing. Besides being a phenomenal chef, he helped us understand the best way to operationally serve our guests where we got married (a barn that my wife's family owns) and made sure that whatever steps he and his team were making were lockstep with what we wanted. His focus on detail was tremendous and the day of our wedding we had nothing to worry about because we know Wil... Read more

    Ali

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    5 out of 5
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  • William and his amazing team catered our 230 person wedding at our family’s barn. They took a property with no real kitchen or facilities and turned it into something spectacular! We had looked at several other caterers before our wedding planner introduced us to William and his team, but after our first phone call we knew right away that we wanted to go with them. William is warm and inviting which shines through right away; he makes what could be stressful decisions easy and fun. They all take pride in their craft and they put so much effort into making our "vision" come to life. For example, we have an old wheelbarrow that was my late uncle's and he found a way to incorporate it. We also told him how crab rangoons were something we both loved and part of our story and not only was he able to make them for our cocktail hour, they served them in Chinese takeout boxes! Our guests loved it. They were open to any idea we threw out and helped bring it to life in a cool way. The food wa... Read more

    Alice

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    5 out of 5
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  • William was a dream to work with. From an initial casual conversation he crafted the most thoughtful menu for 160 guests that tied together the New England setting with my Pacific Northwest roots and executed it perfectly. We held my wedding in the backyard of my family home and William skillfully advised on rental items and alcohol quantities and everything ended up just right - down to drink garnishes and ice cream scoopers. He brought with him a wonderfully cheerful and competent team of servers and bartenders, some of whom were there early the morning after still with a smile on their face executing a beautiful brunch. I couldn’t recommend William Ference more enthusiastically.

    Cara L Campanelli

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    5 out of 5
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  • If I could give six stars, I would. I will do my best to break down the many ways in which we were thrilled to work with William: - Took the time to speak with us on the phone and in person. He got to know us, got to know what we wanted and did not want, and was entirely flexible. Wonderful. - My mother has a number of dietary restrictions that became glaringly obvious closer to the wedding. William worked with us to create a helpful solution for her table that did not alter the entire menu nor disrupt our budget. - His team was incredible, and I was so appreciative for everything they pitched in to help with day-of. He coordinated our bartenders, and of course, serving staff. At the end of the night they helped us pack up my centerpieces, which they certainly didn't have to do but I was so entirely grateful to have help for. It was finished before I could even start worrying about it! I got compliments from my guests about how lovely the staff were. - He made sure that we ate duri... Read more

    Kristen Hamill

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    5 out of 5
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  • We were lucky enough to have William and his team cater our recent wedding, and I cannot recommend him highly enough! William was a pleasure to work with and made everything so easy even though my husband and I were planning our wedding from overseas. His staff were absolutely amazing, so professional, polite and attentive. And the food - incredible! Our guests could not stop talking about how delicious everything was, the food was certainly the highlight of the wedding. A huge thank you to William and his team, we couldn't be happier with how everything went!

    Samantha

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  • William was exceptional! The food and cocktails were all delicious with such fresh ingredients and unique flavors. William was so helpful with every step of the planning process and answered all of our questions and helped us navigate the next steps with such patience and ease. His staff were all so friendly and on top of everything. We can't recommend him enough!! Best decision ever!

    Meredith

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  • Hire William and you won't be disappointed! We used him as our caterer for our wedding and his team made the day perfect. The prep with him beforehand, the professionalism of his team the day of, the set up of everything and handling all the details - it was just perfection and we could not be happier. We are SO thrilled with his team's performance and Eliza crushed it as the event manager, his bartender was beyond friendly and accommodating, and everything was set up just as discussed. THANK YOU are not big enough words to encompass how much we appreciate him going above and beyond to make us feel like VIPs. He respected our budget, made the process so smooth, is incredibly responsive and communicates clearly so we felt so confident going into the day.

    Shayna

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    5 out of 5
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  • There is nobody in the catering business better than William Ference. He and his team were meticulous in the cuisine and service that they provided. Not to mention how personable the entire staff was. After everyone had eaten, the staff was ready to party (we had multiple guests tell us how enjoyable it was hanging with William’s team throughout the night). The food was like nothing you have ever had at a wedding before. The menu is very customizable and everything is provided at a very reasonable price. Start with William Ference in your catering search and we guarantee you will not even bother shopping for another caterer.

    Erica Quigley

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  • If you're going to splurge on one vendor, make it your caterer. And make sure your caterer is William Ference. You might not realize it, but a great caterer like William is basically a wedding planner: he'll help you figure out timing, transitions, table and servingware rentals, and other details you never thought of. On the day of, he and his staff are stage managers, keeping the roller coaster ride on track. They worked closely with our band to make sure everyone was on the same page throughout the day. The food was exquisite; my guests couldn't say enough good things about it. The servers took such good care of us - every time I returned to my table, my water glass was full (don't get dehydrated on your big day!), and our family-style meal came out in a flash, servers speed-walking as a group to each table in turn. I was pretty darn organized, but I never could have pulled off the decor setup and breakdown without the servers. William's team is solid, experienced, and (bonus!) fun. ... Read more
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