BESPOKE CATERING + CHEF SERVICES
Proudly serving Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and the greater New England area since 2016
Please note that we DO NOT offer pre-prepared food available for drop-off or pickup.
We are a personal chef style catering service. All of our culinary offerings are fully prepared by our chef(s) in your home or venue kitchen.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Special occasions and milestone celebrations with our family, friends, colleagues and communities are where once in a lifetime memories are made, and I truly believe that every host and hostess should be as present in these precious moments as their guests.
It is with this philosophy in mind that I founded Suddenly Simple Events in an effort to assist those who may not have the time or expertise to bring their unique vision to life, or simply want to spend more time on what's most important to them at and leading up to their event.
I guarantee with Suddenly Simple Events by your side your next occasion will be an absolutely unforgettable and enjoyable experience from start to finish no matter how big or small your event may be.
Melissa Peralta, Owner + Coordinator
Melissa Peralta is a free spirited entrepreneur who has created a career out of her passion for food and love of bringing her creative visions to life. With a unique education history, and decade-plus long career in the hospitality and service industry under her belt, (as well as successful stint in corporate training!) Melissa is perfectly suited for her dynamic position as our head Chef and coordinator of all things Suddenly Simple!
When Melissa isn't working with Suddenly Simple Events, you can find her focused on her mission to help create more positive associations with healthy living through her company Mood Food Wellness Co. or involved with one of the many community service projects that she is a part of.
"We had a small family garden party. The servers/chef were outstanding. They arrived three hours before the event and hit the ground running. We loved the menu which was hot, fresh, well seasoned and artistically presented. They are friendly, cheerful and professional in every way.
Thank you for giving me an opportunity to be a guest at my own party."
"Melissa is star! Her endless creativity in providing insane menu options for whatever event I'm having is something I've grown to depend on. I use Suddenly Simple Events often for business promotion and she's always ready to deliver a spread that leaves a lasting impression on my business prospects, making me look like a star! I'd never dream of using anyone else."
"I'll be the very first to admit that I didn't think I needed a day-of-wedding coordinator for my DIY wedding this August. I'm a planner by nature and wanted to plan and choose all the little details for myself, but was unsure how I was going to maintain the timeline of the day and run the event while also being present in it.
I found Melissa and her team at Suddenly Simple Events, and from the first contact I had with her - where she completely she assured me she'd be able to complete my list of tasks on the day - I felt completely at ease. We chatted up until the big day, each communication responded to promptly and reassuringly (a huge plus for this stressed bride) and I was able to enjoy the planning process more knowing she was in control of the behind-the-scenes elements.
I can't even explain how much they did for me on the day of the wedding. From working with my vendors, ushering my guests, even making sure I had food and water (I cannot explain how necessary this was!) - I can completely honestly say I have no idea what I would have done without Melissa and her team. They were calm, kind, professional - but when they had to, they just got things done. They helped set up my venue and it looked incredible. They helped direct guests where to go when needed, answered questions, etc. They were a huge presence on our wedding day and I don't think I could have enjoyed the day as much as I did without them.
This will be my number one piece of advice to all brides going forward. Even if you want to DIY your wedding, you NEED a day-of service to let someone else handle the small details while you soak up the day. Specifically, you need Suddenly Simple Events. I know that Melissa's team, with their warm kindness combined with professionalism, will make your big day everything you hoped it would be."
"We had a fabulous 50th wedding anniversary with Suddenly Simple Events! From our initial meeting to the actual day, Melissa understood what we wanted and she delivered. The food was fresh, exciting and just what we wanted! We couldn't have had a better company to work with. It took out all the hassle that catering for our 50th Wedding Anniversary could have been and made it a very relaxing time for our family. We certainly will recommend her to all our friends! It was a very special day for us!"
The "M" Family
"I am working with Suddenly Simple Events on my holiday party and Melissa has been so wonderful to work with! She has found creative and fun ways to stay within my budget which has been tremendously helpful! I can't wait til the big event!"
"We hired Suddenly Simple Events to cater a BBQ for a graduation party. Melissa and her staff were extremely professional, friendly and worked hard to create a successful event. We had plenty of food for our guests and it was nicely displayed and delicious. Many of our guests asked for Suddenly Simple Events cards. I would highly recommend Melissa for your next party or event. She is passionate about her work and it shows!"
"The CWDF "Nips + Bites" Gala would not have happened without the generosity and energy of Melissa Peralta and Suddenly Simple Events. I'm looking forward to engaging Suddenly Simple Events for other projects in the future, personal and business! Lots of enthusiasm, creative ideas and great execution!"
"Thank you for a fabulous party! Your expertise and fantastic Chef gave us and our family the party we dreamed of. Highly recommend you to anyone wanting to celebrate with elegance and style. Our family will talk of this day for years to come! Thank you!"
"Suddenly Simple Events did a fantastic job with our Reggae theme decor as well as Caribbean inspired food while staying in my budget. My back yard was magical with lighting, tiki torches and lanterns. I never saw my yard look so good!!! Suddenly Simple Events really made my hubby's party absolutely unforgettable!"
"Your tasty treats were the belle of the ball!!! Everyone could not stop talking about the food and trying to decide which was their favorite!! Working with you is a total treat! Easy, delicious and fabulous presentation! Thank you so much, I will be hiring you for all my Broker Open House Parties!!"
"Melissa, you were absolutely fabulous! Everyone had a great time and with your help I actually got to enjoy the party for once! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you were a lifesaver and generally incredible in every way!"
"Thank you for putting on such an effortless party for my parents. We could not have been happier with the results and we highly recommend your business!"
"I was very impressed with the event. It was well-planned and well-executed. My guests raved about the food and were eager to know who did the event. They did a great combination of working with my resources and theirs--a wonderful team effort. They left the event cleaned up but serviceable for the straggling guests. They even arranged the multiple bouquets of flowers that I received (What a thoughtful gesture!) My guests and I felt very pampered, and I was free to thoroughly enjoy my own party. Really well-done!"
"Melissa was a very sweet and nice person to work with and her food was delicious!"
"At work we have used Suddenly Simple Events for a handful of occasions. They are our "go to" caterer for our special events. We are a town office, and therefore have a budget we need to stick to. Not only has Suddenly Simple Events kept within our budget, they have gone above and beyond to make everything they do very special. The food is always delicious and very creative. The staff is always courteous and professional. Everything always looks beautiful and completely cleaned up when they leave.
We can't wait to use them again. Thanks Suddenly Simple Events! You're the best."
"Melissa and Suddenly Simple events helped me to develop and execute a large fundraising event for the Cohasset Working Dog Foundation. Her amazingly creative ideas launched the theme for our event, which was so successful that we will use it again next year and the year after! Food ideas, decorations and creative cocktails all made our event so much fun for our guests and ultimately a financial success for us. I will absolutely use SSE again for my next event!"
"Thank you SO much for making our annual holiday party a success! The food was DELICIOUS and you did a fabulous job with the tablescaping and decor! We are so happy and thankful!"
The "T" Family
"First, you are VERY talented and professional! We are so incredibly thankful for you and all of your help, we literally would not have been able to have the party without you! We are forever grateful and will continue to recommend you any chance we can!!"
The "G" Family
"Melissa was a great bartender at our outdoor fundraiser at Hingham Maritime Center. The bar set up, with its nautical theme, was a big hit and she was organized, professional and personable!"
"Thank you, SSE! You took on the pre-party stress and allowed us to come home and have everything pulled together and ready for guests. Thank you so much! Everyone LOVED the "Sully" (blue) and Bog Dog (red) signature cocktails. It was a great night. Thank you so much."
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