A Perfect Birthday!

Dear Laura,

Sunday evening at Firefly was only perfect! The food was amazing; the cocktails were delicious; the staff was courteous and attentive. You and your staff made this special birthday weekend all the more special. Our friends who were here from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and California were so impressed with Firefly and your crew, Laura. And I assure you, this was a tough crowd!

Thank you for taking such wonderful care of us and our friends. We are truly grateful.

We’ll see you later in the season. Many thanks!

– Ken & Helen

For a Fabulous Party, Call Laura!

Laura Shack is terrific. She recently catered a 75th birthday celebration for 30 people at a private home in Lenox; I felt she was just as invested in our satisfaction as she would have been with a gathering of 200. Laura was friendly, helpful, flexible and reassuring. She offered many choices and made good practical suggestions.

When the day came, Laura and her team good-naturedly figured out how to deal with the unexpected rain. Once the guests arrived, all was ready and flowed comfortably. The food was of exceptionally high quality, fresh and delicious! We were delighted, and so were our guests. For a great party, call Laura!!

– Anne Rosen
A Memorable Wedding Reception

Thank you so much for creating such a special and memorable event for my husband and I and our families in celebration of our marriage! I appreciated the level of professionalism and flexibility that you and your wonderful manager Megan exhibited from beginning to end in planning our event. I appreciated both you and Megan’s attention to my questions and concerns, and your willingness to revise the menu and to work with my preferences.

Thank you for accommodating the lone vegan in our group with a special (and delicious) meal, and even her own dessert, since she couldn’t eat our wedding cake! And thank you for coming up with a special menu for the three kids that attended. The food was delicious! Everyone raved about how good it was. The chick pea cakes were amazing, as were ALL of the dishes.

The service was excellent and well timed – our guests had time to digest and visit with each other between the courses. The space was beautiful! We were comfortable and you managed to make it feel very private. I was happy that we ended up in the place were you have the photos of your parents wedding—very appropriate. Again, I’m thankful to both you and Megan for letting us rearrange the tables, and for making the space look so beautiful with the linens, the candles, and the roses on the tables. We couldn’t have asked for anything better!

We are grateful for your extremely professional talents and all of the hard work and effort you put into making such a memorable occasion for us and our guests! It was a pleasure to work with you and we highly recommend your food, and your restaurant for dinners and special events! We can’t wait to come back and enjoy Firefly again!

–Stefani and Maurice

Simply the Best!

Sure you know about this great restaurant their new locations in Great Barrington, but did you know about the great food they will cater for your next event? Owner Laura Shack started the catering business first in New York City at the urging of her mentor, Master Chef James Beard so that tells you all you need to know about how good this food is.

– A Berkshire Record Editor’s Pick

Two Graduations—Two Parties!

Chef Laura and and her staff, led by Chef Zee, helped our family celebrate two very special graduations in two very different ways. On the last Sunday in May, Firefly dispatched Zee and his team to our home in the northwest corner of Connecticut to serve up a delicious meal to a large group of just graduated high school students and their parents. The food and pacing for this outdoor informal affair was just perfect. A good time was had by all.

Just a week later, we were back at Firefly with 20 family members (and some friends) following the graduation of our daughter from college earlier in the day. A much different event than the one in our backyard, but Laura and the Firefly staff delivered a very special event. Wonderful food, relaxed environment and attentive service all combined to make our graduation celebration one to remember.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with Chef Laura in the future and would highly recommend her and Firefly to anyone looking for high quality culinary services in the Berkshires.

–David Tewskbury, CEO & Co-founder, Chelsea Piers, NYC

Totally Satisfied!

I had the pleasure of working with Laura Shack and Firefly Catering on the 1Berkshire Celebrate the Berkshires event this past September. This is an annual event that celebrates the achievements and commitments of our local businesses that have strengthened the local economy and helped the region grow. This year’s event was held at the Pittsfield airport and was a grand success, thanks in large part to the impeccable food and service provided by Laura and her staff. Not only was the food delicious but there was plenty of it, leaving the guests totally satisfied.

I enjoyed working with Laura from start to finish and I would highly recommend Firefly Catering for your next business or personal event. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to working with the whole team again in the near future.

– Lindsey H. Schmid, Director of Marketing, 1Berkshire

An Intimate Rehearsal Dinner

The newly revamped, private dining room at the newly remodeled Firefly Gastropub is the perfect place for an intimate wedding rehearsal dinner in Lenox.

During high season in the Berkshires, we had 24 guests for a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and a seated three-course meal. Laura was a breeze to deal with and made us feel like we were restaurant regulars and long-time friends. She handled everything for us to easily host the perfect pre-wedding gathering, including providing flower arrangements and printing customized menus with a variety of entree selections. Her suggestions were right on, the food, drink, and presentation were both creative and outstanding, the management and staff were very attentive and the ambience both warm and hip.

We were extremely happy with the outcome and will always consider this establishment to be our home away from home in the Berkshires. Thanks, Laura. We will always have wonderful memories of this beautiful event.

– Rosalie and Stephen Fox • Framingham, Massachusetts

Berkshire Theatre Group Loves Laura Shack!

Laura Shack and her phenomenal staff have provided the best service and the best food for a long time in our Berkshires. Visitors and residents alike know Laura and look forward not only to her creative and delicious menus, but also to the warmth and hospitality she provides at her restaurants and at whatever event she is catering.

She is one of the Berkshires brightest stars! Berkshire Theatre Group loves Laura Shack!

– Kate Maguire, Artistic Director, CEO, Berkshire Theatre Group