Greetings from Watch Hill

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from historic Westerly, Rhode Island, Watch Hill Catering plans and delivers remarkable events with exquisite attention to every detail.

We cater to you.

From initial consultation and menu selection to provisioning, preparation and day-of-service, our team of culinary, event planning and service experts are here to deliver your vision.

Led by our Executive Chef, John Kolesar, our culinary team crafts inspired menus featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, expertly prepared and beautifully displayed. Chef John has spent more than 20-years leading award-winning fine dining and catering operations, including serving as executive chef for Watch Hill’s historic Ocean House Resort and the Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts.

With decades of experience delivering large scale events for hundreds of guests, as well as intimate gatherings for just a few, our team of professional event planners and managers obsess over the details, so you don’t have to. 

Professional, courteous, graceful day-of-service is our priority. Our team of experienced service managers, bartenders and servers know that friendly service and positive energy will make your event a truly remarkable, memorable occasion.

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At Watch Hill Catering, we believe the food comes first. Chef John and his skilled team create inspired menus and unique dishes just for you – from classic to modern and everywhere in between. We provision the freshest seafood, prime meats and locally sourced produce to deliver American classics, including house smoked BBQ, Italian, French, Asian, Cajun and Latin.

Catering menu options can include beautifully appointed and strikingly creative display stations, hot and cold passed canapes, appetizers, fresh salads, entrees, seasonal vegetables, potato, rice and pasta dishes.

Our fully equipped commercial kitchen can accommodate a variety of special requests and dietary restrictions including gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian.

Watch Hill Catering offers a full suite of event planning and event management services that extend well beyond the kitchen. Our event management professionals have decades of experience delivering events of all types and sizes. We are available to help you find the perfect venue, recommend local, reliable, trusted vendors and ensure that every detail meets your needs and expectations.

Our team of courteous, professional servers are dedicated to delivering the very best experience for you and your guests. From bar service and cocktail receptions, to plated dinners, buffets and station receptions, we serve with distinction.
Watch Hill Catering can provide barware, china, flatware, glassware up to 100 guests, and linens. With a liquor license, Watch Hill Catering offers bartenders and a cash, limited, or open bar options, featuring a champagne toast, house and specialty beer, house and specialty wine, and house and premium liquor.

Our Team

Frank

Frank Labriola

Owner

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The craters of the Moon

Paul Doyle

Paul Doyle

Owner

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The pubs of Ireland

Angela

Angela Thoman-Miller

Business Manager

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Boreal forest and glaciated mountains and waterfalls of Sweden

John

John Kolesar

Executive Chef

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The Michelan Star restaurants of Lyon, France

Samantha Bengtson

Samantha Bengtson

Sales & Events Manager

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Oia Village in Santorini, Greece

 

Marisa Remley

Events Coordinator

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The Amalfi coast of Italy

Paul Doyle

Joseph Tredor

Executive Sous Chef

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The cherry blossoms and Buddah shrines in the islands and mountains of Japan

Parker Lewis

Parker Lewis

Office Dog

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The beaches of Hawaii