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Jessica Belanger, Director of Sales and Events

Jessica Belanger is a member of the Fireside Catering team of directors of sales and events.  She handles all events and weddings at Steep Hill Beach, our venue partners, as well as events at private homes and businesses.

Jessica began working in restaurant event sales in Boston and then moved on to Florida and New York City. After years of working in New York City, she came back to her roots in Boston, where she took a catering sales position with Wolfgang Puck Catering, at the Museum of Science. Jessica came to the Fireside in early 2013 with an enthusiasm for weddings that only one who loves the business as much as she does could possess. Jessica strives to customize each event to make her clients’ dream weddings!

Our clients have raved about Jessica over the years.  Here is a sampling, from our reviews on Wedding Wire and The Knot, of some of the wonderful words given about Jessica:

“We are so happy with our choice of Fireside! We got married in June at Misselwood, and Fireside is one of 3 of the venue’s selected caterers. We had a great tasting experience, and were even more impressed by the final product on the day of. Jessica was wonderful to work with throughout the process, and answered our excessively detailed questions with patience. There are a LOT of options for apps and entrees, and we found them to be the most in line with the kind of “foodie” food we like to eat and wanted to share with our guests. Our guests could not stop talking about the filet–it was perfectly cooked, which exceeded my expectations when preparing for 100+ people. The event staff made everything run smoothly, and paced everything perfectly in time with the other events of the evening. Highly recommend!”

“We contracted Fireside Catering to handle the bulk of our wedding this past August at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. We were delighted with their execution of our special day. We worked closely with Jessica Belanger during the process. She represented her company impressively while finessing our special requests and various questions. During our process, Jessica was professional and easy to work with. We thought their array of hors d’oevres and meal selection made it easy for us to select appropriately for our wedding party. After going to the tasting, we quickly figured out that their presentation also stood out compared to others we had seen/tasted. On our wedding day, Fireside Catering executed famously. The team handled the set up, schedule, cues and breakdown to our expectations. The dishes resembled what we had seen during our tasting, from looks, proportions and to taste. Though there were a couple things that we believe they can improve, Fireside Catering rocked our event.”

“We were so happy that we chose Fireside for our June 26, 2016 wedding at Glen Magna Farms! We first came in contact with Fireside at a friend’s wedding in 2015 and were very impressed with both the food and service- and so when we saw that they were on the list of exclusive vendors for our venue, we were thrilled. Working with Fireside through our wonderful contact Jessica was so easy and stress-free; we loved working with her! On our wedding day itself, everything was perfect, thanks to our event manager Caroline and her wonderful team. The servers were incredibly friendly and professional, and the food was delicious. We got so many compliments on how tasty the food was, and the presentation of everything was exactly what we had wanted. Thank you, Fireside! We plan to let all of our newly engaged friends in the area know about this wonderful company.”

“The food is amazing. Most of it is grown locally on their farm. They are very willing to accommodate everyone’s dietary restrictions. Jessica was great to work with. She was very accessible to answer questions through email. The staff serving at the wedding was very efficient and made sure that we got to eat too. Would definitely recommend them.”

“Fireside was great! They were flexible on us creating our own a la carte wedding menu. The food was delicious! Jessica was my event coordinator for everything and she was amazing! She understood my vision and was super helpful! Can’t say enough good things about her!”

“Fireside catered our wedding and the food was the best I’ve had at a wedding. The appetizers were bite size (which allowed me to eat them in my dress). Guests were fighting about which entree was better and even the vegetarians seemed happy. We had cannoli’s and bread pudding for dessert! We even had a soup course! Jessica was a saint going back and forth helping arrange the linens until all the details were perfect. Highly recommend.”