An exceptional level of service  



An exceptional level of personal service is why so many private and corporate clients entrust Kimberly Reed and her team at A Taste of Nantucket time & again. We have just completed our 13th successful season as a full service, licensed and insured catering and event planning company. Our 10,000 square foot facility is located near Surfside beach at 19 Boynton Lane and is available for private events. Our expansive shingled building is surrounded by a wrap around porch replete with wicker furniture, patios, beautiful gardens and lovely potted plants. Our fully staffed large commercial kitchen and ample space is the perfect location for luncheons, rehearsal dinners, cocktail & dinner parties, weddings and business meetings.

Our clients place a premium on quality service and recognize our ability to meet their needs. As event planners we have had the pleasure of catering for a variety of occasions including intimate dinner parties, elaborate cocktail parties, wedding receptions, corporate events, fund raising events, and clambakes on the beach.

Because we are a locally owned company our clients receive personalized attention throughout the entire planning process. Menus are designed individually and offer a variety of foods that reflect a myriad of tastes. We recognize that each client has their own unique tastes and preferences from classic to cutting edge.

You will find that our personalized service and creative menus bring just that right touch of sophistication to an event. We work closely with you from the very beginning to customize your event to reflect your personal style, all in keeping within your budget.

If you are interested in talking to us for your event please contact us at  so we can discuss all the possibilities.



Balsley Wedding
June 27, 2009

I wanted to thank you so much for all of your hard work and the most delicious wedding food we could have ever imagined- it was amazing!!!! Everyone has agreed with us and won't stop telling us so. We loved every minute of the day and you played a huge role in how wonderful everything was. We wish we could have snuck back for a toast with you! Thanks so much for everything, and for making everything look flawless despite the torrential rain! We will definitely never forget it. AND, the brunch food was delicious too!! Thank you again and again and again!!!!

Love from Leila and Steve

Dawson Dinner
July 3, 2009

Good morning Kimberly,
Your meal and service received the highest marks last night. Thank you for all of your excellent conceptual work. Thanks to one and all of the staff. Chefs, Tom and Paul prepared and arranged the most delicious courses. One guest compared the food most favorably to Per Se.  The servers, Jan and Jurga had excellent timing and style.  In short it was a huge success.

Lisa and Porter

Burner Clambake
July 27, 2009
Dear Kimberly,
I want to thank you for all you did to make our visit to Nantucket most memorable.  Your stocking our rental house with food was terrific and perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better job.  The catering you did for our boat trip was fabulous and we, including the Shearwater boat staff, enjoyed it. We shared the leftovers with them and thanks for leaving the containers. 

The Nantucket dinner on the beach was over the top.  The setting was perfect, the weather couldn't have been better, (no you can't take credit for that but it did help contribute to a wonderful evening) the appetizers were awesome and then came dinner.  Everything was delicious and picture perfect.  Our grandsons said we looked like a food TV setting.  Your staff was the best and we enjoyed talking with them.  

Thanks again for making our week in Nantucket the best week of the summer.  You’re the best and we appreciated your efforts.  We will be back next summer and will be in touch.  You have a lovely island and we so love it.

Warmest regards to you and your fine staff,

Kay & Dave Burner
Mt. Pleasant, SC 

Briggs-Day Wedding
October 10, 2009

Dear Kim,
I was so impressed with everything you did that I wanted to let you know. I am a ridiculous perfectionist and tend to notice details - especially if something is wrong. I was really floored by the impeccable details in the food, the written menu and your organization. I know how hard it is to have fish cooked perfectly for 200 people. It was flawless. In fact everything was flawless. And that's not a word I use often.  
It was such a pleasure to meet you and work with you. 

Best regards,
Lynn Warfield

Hilberg-Craig Wedding
June 3, 2010

Hi Kimberly,

Last night was fabulous!  Everything went absolutely without a hitch and guests are still raving about how it was the most beautiful reception they'd ever attended.  I'm sure many people say that no matter what, but I truly believe that they meant it.  The tables looked beautiful and the food was amazing.  The cheeseburger sliders in particular received rave reviews and I heard stories of some people stalking the servers each time someone appeared from the kitchen with a new plate of them.

Thank you again for an amazing night!


Matthews Dinner
June 2010

Dinner on Sunday night was fabulous. The team was really terrific and we got great compliments on the food and service. Thanks for bringing the extra treats and your special Taste of Nantucket touches.

Happy summer,

A Safe Place Benefit
August 10, 2010

That was one incredible event! Food was perfect in every way. Everyone commented on how delicious the plates were, and for once, I ate everything that came my way, couldn't help myself. I can see why Lisa and Porter have used you in the past. And, if my husband and I ever get around to a party, you will be who I call.
Thanks to the staff who served us with such professionalism, good humor (so hot, after all...), and attention to detail.
Thanks again.
Jane Carlin

Ryan-Evans Wedding
September 4, 2010

Dear Kim,
How can we ever thank you enough for all you did for Pam and Nick's wedding. Not only was the food absolutely delicious (everyone was raving about the food) but you and your staff were so professional and kind and attentive. You helped make the day perfect.

Thank you, thank you and God bless,
Jane and Kevin Ryan

Simmons BBQ
September 4, 2010

Just wanted to let you know that everything was terrific last night! The food was delicious and your staff was great.  Thank you for being so easy to work with and accommodating @ the last minute.  Hope you have a wonderful summer! 


Wackenhut Luncheon
August 5, 2010

Hi Kimberley-
I just wanted to thank you for the extraordinary meal you delivered to our Aug 5th luncheon.  All 68 guests have not stopped talking, emailing, writing, calling about the event (soggy and muddy that it was).  You and your staff made the entire day, (emergency bites and all) seamless and delicious.
Thanks again for being such a great and professional partner to our event.

With Gratitude, 
Marie and Rick Wackenhut

Galvin Gathering
January 11, 2011

Thank you very, very much for all of your efforts in helping to make our brief book club “meeting” in Nantucket a roaring (yes, as per the recent winds in whose might track we departed the island at 10am on schedule . . . ) success!!  Everything was superbly organized and perfectly executed and the food was excellent.  Our guests were almost speechless about the splendid lobster and scallops and the beautiful soup, vegetables and desserts added to a special experience on Nantucket.

Please convey my thanks and appreciation to Ev, Carolyn and Steven. 

Very best regards.

Smith – Gill Wedding
June 25, 2011


WOW!!!  Not sure where to begin in thanking you and your team at a Taste of Nantucket for giving us a wedding reception that neither Megan nor I could have ever dreamed possible.  With that said I’m pretty sure that even if I knew where to begin, I wouldn’t have the words.  From our very first conversation we felt as if we were your only clients.  Your knowledge of the industry, vast experience, contacts on the island and innate ability to know exactly what would work for us and what wouldn’t left us in constant amazement.  Island weddings are always harder to execute from a distance however, with you in our corner there was never a time that we were worried that things wouldn’t be perfect.  You were with us minutes after our arrival in Nantucket to iron out the few remaining kinks and with help from your contacts on the island everything else fell into place effortlessly. 

Your staff and their execution on the day were simply an extension of the professionalism that we had experienced from day one with you.  Their attention to detail and constant effort to make sure that all of our guests (and most importantly the bride) were having the time of their lives was second to none.  They were so friendly and we couldn’t have asked for better people to have been with us on our big night.  The table and decorations were simply breathtaking and took our vision to a whole new level.  I can honestly say (as did numerous guests) that the food was the best I have EVER had.  From the amazing, creative hors d’oeuvres to the perfectly cooked filet mignon and lobster tail through to the indulgent chocolate decadence, the only thing that surpassed the presentation was the taste itself. 

I think one of the things that summed up how amazing you are at what you do Kim was the fact that with the amount of things that were going on and the number of balls you had in the air, you still showed up wearing our wedding colors.  That, to me was a further indication of the kind of commitment that you and your staff have to your clients.  Your guidance and friendship throughout this process was paramount in helping our big day be a perfect one and for that Megan and I will always be grateful.  Anybody organizing any event of any size would do themselves and their guests / clients a massive injustice by not coming to you first.  You are truly the best.

Thank you again for everything and we will definitely see you very soon,
All our best,
 Mike and Megan

Wallach Clambake
July 9, 2011

Last night was magical! Food was great and we had a blast! Kristina and Steven were terrific!! Thanks for everything!


Frist Event
August 4, 2011

Kim – I wanted to thank you for doing a beautiful job for Bill & Karyn’s party last Thursday to benefit the Community Foundation.  Everything was lovely! 

Thanks again - Margaretta

Holmwood Boston Pops Birthday Picnic
August 13, 2011

Well you and your team outdid yourselves once again. Everything was outstanding for both events. Carolyn  rocked it out with the location for Pops and Sash was as good as it gets in handling the brunch. You made me look good and made my life seamless. Thank you.



Galvin Dinner
September 3, 2011

Kimberly--the entire dinner was superb, from hors d'oeuvres to dessert! The guests thought the food was exceptional, particularly, of course, the entree--we loved it all. Thank you for executing such a special dinner!

Very best regards.

O’Patrny Cocktail Party
September 9, 2011

Hi Kimberly,
Thank you and your staff at A Taste of Nantucket for making our Friday cocktail party a huge success. EVERYONE loved your hors d'oeuvres…rave reviews. It was a pleasure to work with Tom, Paul and Ev who  all offered impeccable service.


Drew - Atlantic East Real Estate Luncheon
September 14, 2011

Dear Kim and Carolyn,
The lunch you delivered on Wednesday was delicious!    All the agents enjoyed every bite and ate a little too much!  Thank you for doing such an outstanding job on short notice. We even enjoyed the leftovers today!


Whippen Wedding
October 1, 2011

Hi Kim,
Since I am finally in recovery and beginning to get over the Nantucket bug I wanted you to know what a wonderful job you and all your staff did for all of our wedding weekend . All our friends were so impressed with the fabulous food.  One of Meg's friends from Montreal, who is a caterer, said it was the best wedding food she had ever had!  I really do not know how to thank you for all your guidance.  The entire wedding weekend could not possibly have been better. Thank you for your friendship and such a wonderful memory.  

With Love, Ellen                                      


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