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DEDICATED TO EXQUISITE SERVICE
Emma Roberts may have been raised by the world’s original foodie. Every Saturday when she was a child, her father tore out New York Times recipes before joyfully parading her family through a series of specialized grocers in search of the best ingredients to perfect each meal.
Since 1992, the Capers Catering Owner and Founder has carried on that quest for perfection while serving Boston, New England and beyond—ensuring her team crafts each dish from scratch with the freshest-available, locally sourced or organic ingredients.
Driven by her sincere desire to celebrate momentous occasions in delicious fashion, what began as a one-woman tour de force headquartered in a station wagon has flourished into a thriving greater Boston enterprise replete with state-of-the-art kitchen, lauded by critics and clients alike for exquisitely catering corporate and private events of all sizes.
Among Capers’ honors: seven years winning The Knot Best of Weddings caterers—bestowed to the top 4% of vendors—induction into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, seven years winning Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Awards, and multiple prestigious Boston Magazine Best of Boston awards for Best Caterer and Best Wedding Caterer—the latter including the reigning 2019 title.
Together with her team, Emma remains passionate about forging lasting relationships with clients—creating an innovative food haven they can return to again and again, knowing the knock-your-socks-off flavors, service, and presentation will be the only constants in their otherwise one-of-a-kind culinary experience.
Emma holds a BA from Denison University and graduated with honors from Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. While studying at Miss Porter’s School at age 16, she met her husband Bill, and today, they spend their non-working hours exploring food-centric, exotic locales—often piloted by Bill—forever on the hunt for the makings of the next spectacular dish.
OWNER & FOUNDER
Kevin Marsland, Jr.
Kevin grew up on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard and started his culinary career at age 14 as a dish washer/ prep cook, and got hooked. After high school Marsland was fortunate enough to work for an award winning French chef that convinced him to go to culinary school at the CIA in Hyde Park, New York. Upon graduating he worked for 3 different Michelin rated chefs most notably Gerard Vie’ at the famed Trios Marches in Versailles France.
Chuck Ray began his tenure at Capers Catering in 1998 as a sales manager specializing in corporate event planning and design. Since 2006, Chuck has overseen all aspects of Capers internal operations as General Manager, as well as, facilitating corporate event work. Prior to Capers Catering, Chuck graduated from Northeastern University in 1991 with a BS in Exercise Physiology. Chuck is also an accomplished mixologist, winning The Improper Bonstonians most Beloved Bartender award in 2000. Chuck possesses a passion for food and beverages, and enjoys designing signature custom events.
Dulce grew up in Wellfleet, MA and worked in fine dining all through HS and College. Dulce joined Capers in August 2007 after leaving the corporate world to start a family. She quickly realized that she loved this industry! She truly enjoys being on site at the various venues and locations that we cater to. Dulce is now our Director of Sales and HR and continues to manage events.
Kristin started in the industry as a catering assistant at a top wedding venue in Beacon Hill; continuing on to coordinate Conventions & Catering Events at a prestigious downtown hotel. She has been with Capers since May 2009, working from start to finish with each bride and groom on creating menus and events that truly reflect their styles and personalities.
Kate has been working at Capers since January of 2011. Her knowledge of the industry stems from working at different establishments including country clubs, hotels, restaurants, and elegant function facilities. She truly enjoys learning about each couple’s style and uses her creativity and experience to make their special day come to life.