About Us

MEET THE

OWNERS

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Our Story

Where we came from...

Calla Catering and Events LLC {newly rebranded} is the creative vision of co-founders Kim Livesey, Event Director and Francesco Oggiano, Executive Chef. Kim and Francesco met in 2014 during an event where Kim hired Deja Blu Catering to cater one her wedding client's events, Francesco was the head chef for the event. Francesco reported back to the owner of the catering company that the wedding planner did a great job and assisted the event in seamless execution! The owner of Deja Blu Catering just so happened to be looking for an event event planner to team up with to assist in running her company, assist with client communication, creating proposals and offering an in-house day-of planning package. 

 

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade... The owner of Deja Blu Catering sadly became sick during the summer of 2017 and could no longer continue on with her company. Together Francesco and Kim knew they would be a great team and decided to create the NEW Calla Catering and Events LLC with their first event taking place November 4, 2017. Calla means 'beautiful" in Greek and to us, we feel we cater the most beautiful celebrations! We transformed our company by focusing on the freshest ingredients, quality products, exceptional service, added value and providing a service that was not only a modern twist on the classics but focusing on what we call simple flavorful bites! Bites your guests will remember and rave about for years to come!

  • We truly take pride in the quality of the product we provide. Calla Catering and Events LLC only takes  1-3 events per weekend and 1-2 events during the mid week to ensure we can focus on each and every client's needs. 

  • We do not get any menu ingredients delivered to our kitchen! Chef Francesco goes out, himself, and hand selects each and every vegetable, meat, fish, produce from all different markets to ensure the freshest and best quality ingredients!

  • We do not purchase anything frozen! We prep all of our menu items from scratch 1-2 days prior to each and every event!

  • Our executive chef is the one to season all menu items, which lends itself providing our clients an extremely consistent product!

  • We now offer in-house table settings included in your menu price! (white rim china, silver flatware and a water goblet - to help reduce rental costs)

  • We offer discounted in-house poly-cotton blend linens and napkins in a variety of colors (upgraded options available through our rental partners)

  • We manage your rental order at no extra cost! We charge you the same price as the rental company's retail pricing (tables, chairs, cooking equipment, upgraded table settings, linens, decor, etc...)

  • We manage your liquor order for consumption bars at no extra cost! We send clients a template and help place your liquor order through Gordon's Fine Wines - the client pays Gordons direct. The order is picked-up the day after your wedding and you are only charged for the un-opened items.

  • We provide custom event proposals so there are no surprises later on in the planning process (including: menu, staffing, bartending, rentals if needed, optional day-of coordination, taxes, admin fee, and suggested gratuity)

  • We offer an in-house day-of coordination packages to help you enjoy your special day! This service includes: creating a detailed timeline, event diagram, site visit, set-up and break-down of all personal decor items, managing all vendors on the day of the event and the flow of the day so you do not need to worry about what comes next!

  • You can reach our sales team at any time with questions via e-mail, phone or text - we are here to help and want you to enjoy the planning process!

Our Philosophy

New Added Value!

MEET THE

OWNERS

Inspired by sophisticated design and modern style,

Calla Catering and Events LLC is the creative vision of co-founders, Kim Livesey and Francesco Oggiano.

 

Kim's passion for creating unforgettable celebrations has led her all over the country and fostered her career as Catering and Convention Services Manager at the Hyatt Regency Maui, Catering Coordinator and Consultant for Deja Blu Catering to owning our sister company, Kiss on the Chic Weddings & Events as a destination wedding planner, coordinating over 600 events from New England to Hawaii. That's a lot of champagne!

Francesco's career has led him all over the world including Italy, France and as the head chef for numerous top catering companies around Boston! Francesco takes pride on hand selecting the freshest ingredients and seasoning each menu item to perfection so that the natural flavors shine! What set's us apart from other Boston Caterers is our philosophy to put the care and dedication into each event only taking on 1 -3 events per week so that we can focus on the quality of our events vs the quantity of events each week.

Rave Reviews - 54 five stars to be exact!

1

The Knot Review From our Calla Couple - Tia and Erich:

“Not only did (now rebranded as) Calla Catering design and serve up the most delicious menu at our wedding, but they also helped to plan and coordinate all of the details so we were able to fully enjoy the big day.”

2

Wedding Wire Review From our Calla Couple - Diana and Scott:

“Kim really understood that we wanted to stick to a budget, and she helped us by offering a variety of choices and making the right recommendations for linens, food, drinks, and planning. To be honest, paying for the day-of-coordination was the best money we spent on our wedding (besides the dress of course!). Kim and Linda made the day stress free and went above and beyond and really understood our vision.”

3

From our Calla Couple - Devan and Josh:

“Hiring Kim and the team at (now rebranded as) Calla Catering to be our wedding caterer and coordinator was hands down the best wedding decision we could have made! Kim and her team were so exceptionally talented and helpful during the planning process – they worked around our limited schedules for each meeting, responded to our numerous emails with many questions, and calmed our planning nerves many times! They helped us pick out rentals and truly made our wedding vision come to life.”

©2020 by Calla Catering and Events LLC. 

GET IN TOUCH

Tasting Room: 179 W. Central St. Suite 2

Natick, MA 01760

Event Sales Manager: Linda MacDonald

Direct: (603) 944 - 0589

E-mail: Linda@callacatering.com