Dinner Catering Boston

Choosing dinner catering in Boston for your social or corporate function gives you flexibility and peace of mind in planning a successful event. Whether you are planning an intimate cocktail party, a sales meeting, a business networking get together, or any other occasion, the food plays a big role in helping to make the event a success. Delectable food choices and efficient service help your guests relax and enjoy themselves, and the atmosphere helps sell the sales message as well as it can help lubricate networking and socializing. Add impressive presentation and you’ll create a memorable event your guests will talk about for weeks to come. A well chosen menu and thoughtful planning are where it all begins.

Boston Catering – Service Options

A lot goes into catering a corporate or social event, and there are a great many details to manage, including the theme, menu, and type of service. For smaller and/or more formal occasions, our staff is available to provide the best of attentive, friendly, and efficient service. You can count on our servers to leave your guests with the right impression.

Social events, and company get-togethers for an anniversary, sales target met, or other corporate event are often more casual. A drop-off menu may be the best choice in that situation. We drop off your menu selections in plain disposable containers for easy transfer to trays to serve up buffet style. It’s an economical option for catering in Boston that still lets you give your guests great food while leaving the messy cooking up to us.

Versatile Menu Choices

Savory, sweet, and succulent bites are the perfect way to fuel a memorable event. We can offer versatile menu choices that can accommodate a wide range of tastes and palates. When it comes to hors d’oeuvres, once you have decided on the type of service, we can help you choose the right combination of menu items for your function. Picture servers passing through the crowd with trays of Crostini with beef tenderloin & caramelized onions or prosciutto, mozzarella and basil, and Baby lamb chops with cucumbers and yogurt, as your guests enjoy the elegant presentation and chat before dinner. Or, is your event better suited for trays of cheese and crackers, stuffed grape leaves, and spring rolls self-served at stations set up at various points in the venue? We can help you decide which works best.

For the dinner itself, you can begin with a traditional favorite, and then add a lighter or spicier option, or a vegetarian choice to accommodate restricted diets. You can stick to a theme, such as homestyle favorites, or mix and match for a menu with variety and pizzazz. You’ll want to consider the type of event and the impact you want to create.

  • Herb Roasted Chicken / Eggplant Parmesan / Asian-style Salmon – for a dinner honoring volunteers of a non-profit organization;
  • Choice of Baby Lamb Chops / Filet Mignon and Prime Rib / Shrimp Scampi with pasta / Chicken Cacciatore – for a formal corporate event recognizing an important milestone;
  • A pasta table served buffet-style, featuring three different choices of sauce and pasta, along with trays of garlic bread and a salad tray – for a class reunion.

That’s just a glimpse at the kind of imaginative menus you can put together, and that your guests will love.


It's our attention to detail that sets us apart from the rest. Trays of hors d’oeuvres, cheese platters, plated  meals – all will be served with a polished, elegant presentation that your guests will notice and appreciate.

Elena's Cafe has been providing social and corporate dinner catering in Boston and the surrounding area for more than two decades. Let us bring our professional approach to your next dinner event – just call 781-888-1364 to arrange custom-made menus, or any other detail to your satisfaction.