About iCater

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iCater is more than just a stream of earned income for Pine Street Inn. This social enterprise catering company was born out of the need to supplement the decline in government funding of Pine Street Inn’s job training programs. Originally founded in 2000 as Abundant Table, it seized the opportunity to use excess kitchen capacity to advance Pine Street Inn’s social mission. At its beginning, Abundant Table focused on providing other local nonprofit organizations with bulk, family-style meals. As its clientele grew, so did its reputation. In 2009 the Massachusetts Provider’s Council bestowed Abundant Table with its Innovator of the Year Award. The next year it won the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Award for Social Entrepreneurship. In 2011, a new corporate catering line was launched alongside a new name: iCater.

Maintaining stable housing hinges on the ability to find and keep employment. That’s why iCater provides critical job training and boxedlunchemployment skills that clients need to successfully reenter the workforce. A cohort of trainees works alongside professional chefs, where they learn about professional responsibility, cafeteria service skills, and food preparation skills. The Food Service Training Program provides the crucial next step in self-sufficiency for the trainees.

iCater has assembled an outstanding culinary team, working with some of the finest chefs in the area to develop our menus, recipes, and overall catering strategy. We combine a passion for fresh, creatively prepared food with a commitment to customer service. Our customers are saying great things about our food and service. iCater guarantees your satisfaction and will gladly provide references from our happy customers.

Contact the iCater team today chef@icaterboston.com or at (617)892-7775. Check back frequently for News and Specials.