8 Holiday Catering Services for All Styles of Cuisine

Skip the prepwork and let the pros handle the main course this season


My advice for fully reveling in the holidays this season? Call on the professionals to do the cooking. That way you get more time catching up with your guests – and perhaps enjoy a pre-din-din cocktail – and less time in the kitchen chopping vegetables and laboring over a hot stove. Luckily for you, we’ve done the legwork of finding a selection of local Rhody restaurants and caterers specializing in a range of styles for any kind of festivity you’re celebrating this season.


Accounting for Taste

Founded by Deb Blazer, this catering company specializes in certified kosher gourmet food for all your Hanukkah celebration needs. Think brisket with special gravy and an amazing side of potato kugel. Blazer also prides herself in personalizing every client’s order and experience, which comes through in the many glowing reviews she has garnered. Providence, AccountingForTaste.net


Afrique d’Lounge

This Federal Hill eatery is a popular go-to for those in search of classic African dishes. Regulars love their fried plantains, fried fish, kebabs, and smoothies. For Kwanzaa, their to-go menu includes salads, attieke (a cassava dish from the Ivory Coast made with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and onions), jerk chicken, and shrimp. Providence, AfriquedLounge.com



Bring a bit of Paris to your intimate gathering by preordering Ellie’s mouth-watering Giving Thanks Dinner for two: turkey breast with gravy, cranberry sourdough stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, cauliflower and green bean casserole, and cranberry apple compote will have you saying, “Oui, oui!” Add on a pumpkin cheesecake or apple chai cake.
Providence, ElliesProv.com


Indian Accent Catering

Searching for authentic and scrumptious Indian
food for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights? This catering company, an offshoot of Chaska, offers a gourmet spin on traditional favorites, with everything from savory snacks like samosas to chicken tikka and other mains, along with and sweets like chocolate sandesh to finish off the meal. Pawtucket, IndianAccentCatering.com


Island Time Catering

Who says Friendsgiving needs to include turkey and stuffing? For a non-traditional spin on the foodie holiday, Island Time transforms your gathering into a tropical getaway, bringing globally inspired flavors to you and yours with a delish buffet of BBQ ribs and chicken with cornbread and fried shrimp, or even a full taco bar. Middletown, IslandTimeCatering.com


Keane’s Wood-Fired Catering

It only follows that a catering company specializing in BBQ would know a thing or two about brining and smoking a turkey. For this a la carte option, which comes with rich gravy and cranberry chutney, choose between whole or pre-carved, and add on terrific sides like their cheddar mac and cheese, potato rolls, and buttermilk potato salad. Warwick, KeanesWoodFired.com


The Mosaic Table

Private chef Anat Sagi is winning over customers near and far with her outstanding food and five-star service. Now that the holidays are upon us, she’ll be bringing that same culinary magic with autumnal soups and hearty entrees, from Shabbat Dinners to mezze platters. She also hosts a community Friendsgiving November 10 offering a taste of her cuisine. Warren, TheMosaicTable.com


Willie’s Catering

Owner William Johnson, a Narragansett Tribal member, has transitioned from a full-service restaurant in Wakefield to catering, thus expanding his traditional Native American fusion menu, which now includes casual bites like fry-bread tacos and chowder, along with dishes like honey garlic salmon over three sisters rice, made with corn, beans, and squash.



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