About Us

About Us

Emily2Planning a formal wedding reception with white-glove service … or a backyard summer barbecue with s’mores over the campfire? We do that.

Hoping to impress your boss with an elegant dinner party? We’ll make it happen.

Want your graduate to feel special? We’ll whip up a student’s dream feast of chicken wings, sliders, mac and cheese, pulled pork, pigs in a blanket and more.

And if you’re tired of the same old holiday meal, let us introduce you to new and creative sides and desserts to complement your perfectly roasted turkey, beef or ham.

Welcome to Emily’s Gourmet to Go, the Pioneer Valley’s pre-eminent full-service caterer and event-planner for occasions large and small.

Since 2000, we have designed fabulous events for clients seeking delicious food as well as great value, gorgeous style, presentation and professional service – and above all, stress-free planning for their special occasion. As part of our comprehensive services, we’ll also take care of all other needs – bar service, rentals, flowers, final clean-up and trash removal.

We work regularly with the area’s Five Colleges as well as with non-profit organizations (Historic Deerfield, the Northeast Foundation for Children); local businesses (The Jamrog Group, Hart & Patterson Financial Services); and individual clients.

Owner-chef Emily Hathaway grew up in Virginia and North Carolina, absorbing from an early age the lessons of traditional Southern cooking. (Now sometimes served with a twist!) While living in Venice, she taught herself the basics of northern Italian cooking, particularly from the regions of Tuscany and Piedmont. In Miami and New York, she adapted the cuisines of the Caribbean, Latin America, the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia for her repertoire.

Living in the rich soils of the Pioneer Valley allows us to use the freshest locally grown produce alongside offerings from a growing number of artisanal cheese-makers, bakers and dairy and beef farmers.

Our menus always include vegetarian options, and we are happy to accommodate most other dietary needs, including vegan, low-fat, gluten-free and lactose-intolerant. We are also experienced in working with dietary restrictions associated with various cultures and religions.

Please click on the attached links for a peek at our delectable offerings and for more information about us. Our goal – and our promise – is that you will be wowed by what Emily’s Gourmet to Go can do for you!

What People are Saying!

“Emily is wonderful to work with. By the end of the party, I felt as if I’d made a friend for life.”

“I’ve been an event organizer for more than 25 years, and Emily is by far my favorite caterer!”

“I’ve never heard so many comments of ‘best party ever!’ ”

“Our families were awed by the cuisine and by her charming Southern hospitality.”

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