Reviews of Our New England Catering

Clambake catering from Woodman’s of Essex, Massachusetts is the ultimate way to give your guests a taste of summer, all year round. For years, our traditional New England clambakes have been delighting those familiar and new to our catering menu at corporate events, weddings, anniversary parties, family reunions, and other events. Over the years, we have amassed a long list of glowing reviews of our New England catering services from the clients who booked Woodman’s for clambake catering and the guests who enjoyed every bite of fresh lobster, our award-winning chowder, steamed mussels and fried clams, sweet corn, our house made cole slaw, and seasonal sweets. If you are considering booking our Massachusetts catering services for your next special event, we invite you to read the reviews below. After all, why should you take our word for it?

See what people are saying about our clambake catering

“Everyone loved the food and raved about it. Clam Chowder was a big hit. Several people said, “best chowder they’ve had”.  Lobsters and Lobster Rolls were delicious. And also got a lot of compliments on the cheeseburgers as well. Berry shortcake dessert was a big hit, the homemade biscuit was the key. The potato chips were out of this world. All in all, all the food exceeded expectations, which were already very high as I grew up in Ipswich and have had a lot lobster over the years and many at Woodmans. This Lobster Bake was perfect for my daughter’s graduation party and will be remembered for years to come.”

Jeffrey Carter

“Our summer Clambake event went off flawlessly. The staff was professional and pleasant to work with. The food was exceptional even the Vegetarians are still talking about how great their meals were! It was a great day, and we appreciate all they did for us. You sent us a great crew. They took good care of our associates. They all left very happy. Thank you!”

Laurie Whitten – Setra Systems

“The event staff were like machines, from the moment they pulled up to setup, efficient starting 1st course while setting grill and steam pots for 2nd course, there was no waiting, we had some laughs and commend their hard work, especially the hot day it was!!! Please thank your workers to catered my party, they were the best!!! I hope to see them next year and will refer Woodman’s to everyone looking for an event catering service like Woodman’s!”

Michael Cosgrove

“Kristi was the best! This was my first year doing the program and she was with me every step of the way – it was a great partnership. Looking forward to August, 2024!”

Lynn Dumas, Boston Beer Corporation

“The event was World Class. Tom and team were outstanding. My friends and family cannot stop talking about how much fun they had at the clambake. Thank you for being a leader in the field. The team was the best of the best!”

Mitchell Konsker

“The event was a total success! Tom and Franco arrived on time and were ready to role in minutes. They were great showing the youngest in the family the lobsters. We as family were happy to have successfully surprised my sister. Thanks for your gift to her of a Woodman’s mug. Everything was top notch! 😊 We are enjoying the leftovers which were nicely put up by Tom and Franco. Every item in the menu was delicious.”

Hilary Harty

“The Woodman’s of Essex Event Staff went above and beyond for our Clambake and were so helpful, kind and courteous day of! We could not be more pleased with the setup, the amount of food, quality of food and presentation of the food. All of our guests raved about the experience. We will 100% be hiring Woodman’s of Essex again in the future!”

Karyn Houde – CoreNet Global

“Kristi and Wendy were great. They helped me prior to the party with ordering, they were polite, informative, friendly and I used their recommendations. Christine, Seann, and Jim where amazing for Lisa’s 50th. So completely efficient, timely, organized, polite and a pleasure to work with. The food and entire event was a huge success. Guests all commented how good the food was. The Event team took all the pressure off me so that was able to focus on our family and friends. Thank you Woodman’s and a special thanks to Christine, Seann & Jim who I would request again at our next event. Well done!”

James Bonasia