“I feel like I was duped…”
Our growth was gradual. We had 800 square feet at first. Then a restaurant went out of business and we took it over and had 1800 square feet. In 1991 Heritage Museum decided they wanted a little cafe on the grounds. We do all of the catering there. It was our first food service contract. We’ve gone through different stages. In the mid 90ies, we had cafeterias at the high tech companies and at Cape Cod Community College. They helped give the company stability. In 1995 we moved to the Bell Tower Mall and acquired 3300 square feet. We finally own our own building. Last March we bought the H&K Bakery. I always wanted to own it. t’s [sic] been a long term goal.
Catering is the fastest growing segment of the restaurant industry. It will grow in double digits in the next decade. It’s all about people’s homes, they spend time there and entertain there but may not have time to light a stove.
Today we have four food service contracts. Cape Cod Health Care is my largest client. We’re known mostly for our off premise catering. We do 75 to 100 weddings off premise each year. I write 90 percent of the menus and design the events. We’re the largest caterer on Cape Cod and one of the largest in Southeast massachusetts [sic]. I derive the most pleasure from event planning. I don’t like to quote figures but we do about $3,000,0000 [sic] a year in catering.