Catering for your next special occasion.

Global cuisine. Our place or yours. Customized menus.

Booking for Christmas 2023

Christmas Dinner To-Go

Mouth-Watering Family Meals


Treat yourself to a relaxing Christmas dinner.

  • Choose your starters, main courses, carved options, and delicious sides.
  • Pick-up or delivery options are available to make your holiday stress-free.

Booking for Holiday 2023

Catered Holiday Parties

Private or Corporate Events


We do the cooking, so you can do the entertaining!

  • Plan a party your family or coworkers will love!
  • Choose from finger foods, apps, and pizza, or indulge in a buffet of holiday favorites.
  • We can even help you obtain a band, DJ, custom theme, and even dinner with Santa.

Private Events

At your home or your favorite local venue, our team will make your upcoming private function, fundraiser, birthday, retirement, celebration of life, or special event one to remember.

Wedding Catering

Our personalized wedding planning will make your big day special, whether big or small, indoors or outside. Every detail will be taken care of to your exact specifications.

Corporate Catering

Need a boxed lunch for your business's next conference, meeting, or team-building event? We cater corporate cookouts and holiday parties too.

Seasonal Events

Our take-home holiday menus make your next holiday stress-free, simple, and delicious. Enjoy seasonal favorites without the hassle of cooking.

Recent Reviews

Cheryl Gillard
Cheryl Gillard

Went to a function recently that Salt of the Earth catered, and there are no words for how outstanding the food was. I put on many functions and run a large number of events. This company is head and shoulders above the rest. You will not find better a better caterer around anywhere! they are a MUST use for your next event!!!!

Rebecca Hamel
Rebecca Hamel

Salt of the Earth did a bbq for our 8th grade field day at PCIS. Burgers, dogs, watermelon, Mac salad, etc. for about 350 people without a single hiccup or issue. They set up and broke down so quickly and fed those 13 and 14-year-olds within a small time frame of an hour. Everyone was incredible to work with and I would love to use them for something else in the future.

Peter Cmaylo
Peter Cmaylo

Sarah and the Salt of the Earth team were fantastic to deal with. We recently had a surprise 60th birthday party for my wife and had over a 100 folks join us at the Plymouth Yacht Club, everyone of our guests raved about the food and the service. Sarah helped us with every step related to food choices, planning to ensure we had enough food for all of our guests.

Kathleen McKenna
Kathleen McKenna

We used Salt of the Earth for the second time this year - for a client harbor cruise. Once again, the food was fabulous, and the service top notch! I definitely recommend them!

Elizabeth Dirico
Elizabeth Dirico

Amazing Experience with Salt of the earth catering.  When it comes to large quantity dishes, you're not expecting anything to be exceptional but I can honestly say each one of the dishes greatly exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend the Roasted potatoes and baked Mac and cheese, some of the best I have ever had. 

Abby Foley
Abby Foley

We ordered food for a family reunion of 20~ people. They were responsive to our needs. Convenient pickup with friendly and courteous staff. Some of the best pulled pork I’ve ever had!

Julia Crane
Julia Crane

Salt of the Earth Catering was such a great choice for our event! They are incredibly easy to communicate with and were flexible with changes to accommodate our event. The food was excellent and the staff were incredibly professional!!

Judy Howel
Judy Howel

I cannot say enough about Salt of the Earth catering. They came to my rescue two weeks before my daughter’s bridal shower after two other catering companies fell through. They delivered and set up efficiently and were very professional. The food was delicious. I will definitely use them again!

Bobbi Cooper
Bobbi Cooper
Local Guide

Sarah and the folks from Salt of the Earth who helped make our special day go off without a hitch. The food was spectacular 😋! All our guests raved about each and everything they tried. My husband said that the Oyster Rockefeller was the best he's ever eaten! The two folks who came to set up, serve and break down were just as amazing.

Dan May
Dan May

I had an excellent experience with a buffet that had to be pulled together quickly. The food was great, Chowder was superb, and the wait staff was very attentive and pleasant. I will definitely use Salt of the Earth catering again when the moment arises.

About Salt of the Earth Catering

Located in historic Plymouth, Salt of the Earth Catering specializes in New England comfort food, diverse catering sample menus, and global cuisine.

From our chef to our manager and staff, we're all passionate about food and personal service. We understand that your event is special to you, and we do everything we can to help you execute your vision.

Our catering menu can accommodate all dietary restrictions for groups as small as 20 throughout the South Shore of Massachusetts. Whether you need boxed lunches for your team's next meeting or a fully catered wedding or special event, Salt of the Earth Catering is here to make your event stress-free, memorable, and delicious.

Rob Bono, Executive Chef 

Chef Rob Bono began his career in Florida, receiving a James Beard Scholarship for Best New Chef in South Florida. His career has taken him overseas and back stateside, where he's worked as GM and executive chef alongside many well-known and respected culinary icons.

Today, chef Rob proudly brings his expertise and passion for New England classics and global cuisine to your events.

Sarah Bows, Catering Director

Sarah BowsSarah's passion for food service and hospitality started at a young age, leading her to UNH, where she graduated with a degree in hospitality. Her career began organizing events for Boston University, then to new roles as an event specialist (focusing on wedding planning) for two South Shore Wedding Venues. She's also managed her family's food safety business for over two decades.

Sarah's vast culinary background, energy, and experience make her the ideal person to manage Salt of the Earth. She'll directly work with you to create a memorable, delicious, and stress-free catering experience.

Catering FAQs

What types of events does Salt of the Earth Cater?

We cater for any event you can imagine but specialize in weddings, showers, bereavements, engagements, corporate parties, celebrations of life, and birthdays. Need something custom? Let us know, and we'll work with you to make it incredible!

Are Salt of the Earth and Cabbyshack the same company?

Salt of the Earth is a division of the CabbyShack, and while you may recognize CabbyShack for its award-winning clam chowder and laid-back vibes, we have our own brand capable of catering everything from casual parties to high-end one-of-a-kind events. 

How long have you been in business?

Our combined 40 years of catering experience inspired the launch of Salt of the Earth Catering in 2017.

How far in advance should I reserve my date?

We can make just about any timeline work, but we encourage you to reserve your date as soon as possible. 

How do I get a quote for my catering event?

You can contact us by using our contact form or by calling during business hours. Our catering director will work with you to determine an estimated cost and walk you through the entire process. 

What is your service area?

We provide catering services to the entire South Shore of Massachusetts, including Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Duxbury, Kingston, Plymouth, Carver, Middleboro, and everywhere in between. 

Do you offer delivery and drop-off for events?

If your event doesn't require full-service catering, but you'd still like to work with us, we offer delivery and delivery with set up. Just let us know when you inquire. 

Can I provide a family recipe to be used at my event?

Chef Rob loves to work with family recipes. Let us know when we're meal planning, and we'll do our best to recreate your family's favorites. 

Does Salt of the Earth accommodate guests with dietary restrictions?

We can accommodate any dietary restrictions. Simply inform us of any restrictions or allergies when creating your menu. 

Do we get the leftovers after the event?

Unfortunately, due to food safety laws, leftovers CAN NOT be left behind. 

Do you provide wine or liquor?

Our 12C liquor license allows us to provide full bar service at any event. 

Is there a deposit due to book an event?

Yes, a 25% deposit on an estimated cost is due to book your event.

Can I bring outside food & beverage to my event?

No, due to the liability insurance both liquor and food cannot be brought by an outside party unless managed by a licensed or certified person.

When do I need to provide a final guest count?

Final head count, approved menu, and your final payment are all due two weeks prior to your event. 

What is your cancelation policy?

If the Client needs to cancel the event, Client must provide written notice to Caterer and the Caterer must acknowledge the cancellation.

Client understands that upon entering this Contract, Caterer is committing time and resources to this Event and thus cancellation would result in lost income and lost business opportunities in an amount hard to precisely calculate. Therefore, the following cancellation limitations will apply.

The Client may cancel this contract without cause up to 30 days prior to the event and the deposit will be fully returned unless any funds authorized by the Client to be specifically spent to obtain items necessary for their event.

Canceling less than 30 days in advance of the Event, Caterer shall be entitled up to 100% of the Estimated Total Cost and the deposit will not be refunded.

Am I supposed to tip the event staff?

Tipping the event staff is always encouraged. We build 8% into the invoice to be divided between the staff, however, most events do tip over that percentage.

What is the administrative fee?

The administrative fee is 15% and covers the cost of labor before, during, and after your event.

What is the MA Tax?

The MA tax is 7% for rentals, food, and beverage.

Do we pay separate for servers and bartenders?

Yes. Our servers and bartenders are based on an hourly rate. 

Do we pay separate for a chef?

If a chef is needed or requested on-site, they're billed hourly.

Tell us about your upcoming event and how we can help.