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4 Secrets for a Successful Backyard Clambake 0

Backyard Clambake

A backyard clambake is the pinnacle summer activity, made even more special when you’re surrounded by family and friends. However, as much fun as they are for guests, backyard clambakes are messy and sometimes a headache for the hosts. Don’t let the mess intimidate you; with careful planning, you can host a successful backyard clambake by following these four secrets.

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How to Choose a Venue for Your Summer Event 0

Whether you’re having a summer party at your home, yacht, or at a  venue, the best time to plan is at least six months from the date. Maureen Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex talks about how to plan a great summer party, including creating back-up plans. Listen or read to find out more about summer parties.

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Woodman’s Complete List of Gluten Free Fare 0

Whether a customer has Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, they are welcome to eat nearly everything on the menu at Woodman’s of Essex, a restaurant and catering company in Essex, Massachusetts. Listen to Maureen Woodman discuss the restaurant’s gluten-free options and how the restaurant has surged in popularity due to their gluten-free offerings.

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5 Tips to Save Your Sanity When Catering for Large Parties 0

Catering for Large PartiesLarge parties are a lot of fun but can be a headache for the host. Between securing a venue, choosing a menu, sending invitations, and tracking RSVPs, there is a lot to be done to ensure the event runs smoothly. Follow these five tips to save your sanity when catering for large parties.

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How to Plan a Successful Timeline for Your Catered Event 0

Catered Event
Even the most ‘go with the flow’ party host needs some sort of event timeline to ensure that their event is properly planned and nothing is forgotten. Day-of timelines are also important and will help the host keep track of every vendor’s arrival and departure, while also making sure the food and drinks are promptly served.

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Healthy Catering Ideas 0

Whether you’re looking to cater healthy food, or work with someone’s dietary restrictions, there’s a lot of catering options available. Maureen Woodman from Woodman’s of Essex discusses some healthy catering ideas. Listen or read more to find out about a variety of catering options for your next event.

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Set Their Heart Aflutter with Lobsters and Butter! 0

Bring Your Valentine to Woodman’s this week for a Sweet Deal!


Monday, February 12th through Friday, February 16th, 2018

  • Twin Lobsters
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • French Fries
  • Onion Rings
  • Coleslaw
  • Two Chocolate Lobsters for a sweet treat!


Available all day! We open daily at 11am! See restaurant hours.

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5 Fast and Ready Tips for Planning a Gluten-Free Event 0

More and more people are embracing gluten-free lifestyles. Some need to take this route for health reasons, and others prefer how gluten-free eating makes them feel. Planning a gluten-free event? Check out the following gluten-free catering ideas.

Start with Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

One of the best ways to make a menu gluten free is to fill it with foods that are naturally gluten free.

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Winter Catering Ideas 0

Spring Catering Ideas

Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate event, a big holiday party, or any other kind of winter extravaganza, you need food that will make your guests smile. Combat the chill in the air with these cozy winter catering ideas.

Warm Soups and Chowders

During the winter, people want soothing, comforting foods, and for many people, hearty soups, stews, and chowders are at the top of the list.

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Catering Ideas for Corporate Holiday Parties 0

Corporate Holiday PartiesThe end of the year always seems to come quickly, which means that your company can be often left scrambling to organize holiday celebrations. Whether it’s a corporate “Friendsgiving” dinner, holiday party, or New Year’s gala, there’s already plenty to juggle.

When all this is going on, why leave the food up to chance?

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