About Olive

With 35+ years of industry experience and a true passion for her work, Olive is known for her utmost attention to detail and her unparalleled level of event planning. Olive currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, where she chairs the Caterers Committee for the state, and is a past board member and Treasurer of the International Caterers Association. She also serves on the board of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce as chair of the Membership Committee and is a frequent speaker at Cater Source, as well as, other industry events.
  • JIm & Lori's Cape Cod wedding in Chatham

Lori & Jim’s wedding on WellWed

Check out Lori & Jim's stunning Cape Cod wedding at a private home in Chatham on WellWed! Lori & Jim's wedding on WellWed

By |December 28th, 2014|Private Home, Real Wedding|0 Comments

Questions to Ask Your Caterer (Part 2)

We posted some questions to consider asking your caterer on October 1st. As promised, here’s the sequel: What types of linens and place settings are available? Where can I see samples?  Linens and place settings are right at The Casual Gourmet. When it comes to realizing your vision for your reception, the linens and [...]

By |October 14th, 2014|Other|0 Comments
  • Professional service with a smile from The Casual Gourmet!

Questions to Ask Your Caterer (Part 1)

Nearly every wedding magazine or blog will caution you to be certain that your caterer is licensed and insured (both are absolute musts!), but the caterer will be a big part of your day and you may want to dig a little deeper. Consider asking: How long have you been in business and do you [...]

By |October 1st, 2014|Other|1 Comment

Oh, For the Love of Linens!

With the seemingly limitless linen options available these days – from feather-light organza overlays to sumptuous damasks, and from fun textures to funky prints (zebra stripes anyone?) – it’s never been easier to use the humble tablecloth to really make a statement at your reception. Whatever your palette and whatever your theme, there’s a linen [...]

By |July 9th, 2014|Other|0 Comments

Let’s talk cake!

Here at The Casual Gourmet, We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE CAKE!!! All Cake Colors, Styles and Sizes! This year are we seeing so many different types coming through the door from the Great Gatsby Throwbacks to Midas Metallic Touches and everything in between. Some of our favorites are the classic elegant styles with pearls and bling [...]

By |March 27th, 2014|Other|1 Comment
  • Gluten Free Grilled Zucchini Wrapped Shrimp with Rosemary Aioli
  • Gluten Free Toasted Polenta Rounds with Olive Tapenade & Italian Tomato Salsa
  • Gluten Free Basil Beet Stacks

The Casual Gourmet…Your New “GFF” (Gluten Free Friend)

Gluten-free requests have increased from about one per month in years past, to one per week last year, to almost daily. One of our priorities this winter was to do more research, educate our staff and source some of the exciting new products and ingredients that have become available. Although we were offering quite a [...]

By |February 21st, 2014|Other|0 Comments

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

 As the New Year begins, we have a lot to be thankful for here at The Casual Gourmet. Over the course of the past year, couples from all over the country invited us to play a part in one of the most memorable moments of their lives, their wedding day on Cape Cod. We appreciate the [...]

By |January 14th, 2014|Other|0 Comments

Wedding Trend: Simple Elegance

We are always on the lookout for the latest wedding trends here at The Casual Gourmet. Glitter was all the rage a few years ago, adding an element of flash and fabulous to any event. Fast forward to today and we are seeing a different vision from many of our couples. Many couples are seeking an understated, simple elegance for their special day. [...]

By |May 14th, 2013|Real Wedding|0 Comments

Francis & Cassius 9.15.12

Olive:I just got off the phone with Mary personally, but I wanted to send you a note to tell you what an AMAZING job your company did for our wedding.Mary took such excellent care of both Cassius and I. All we've heard from all of our guests is BEST WEDDING EVER!.From the first moment we [...]

By |September 25th, 2012|Other, Testimonials|0 Comments

Sandra & Neil

Dear Olive, This is somewhat belated, but very sincere, note of thanks for making our June 23 wedding at the Winslow Estate such a fantastic occasion. Everything flowed so beautifully, thanks to your superb advice and terrific organization and management that day. In addition, the food and cake were delicious (we actually did east some [...]

By |July 3rd, 2012|Other, Testimonials|0 Comments