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


I had the pleasure of working with Laura Shack and Firefly Catering on the 1Berkshire Celebrate the Berkshire 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, Berkshire Visitors Bureau


At the Berkshire Museum we encourage all of these activities when we entertain our guests! Chef Laura Shack of Firefly has pleased hundreds of our visitors on the most special occasions with generous offerings of tasty, fresh, colorful and artfully presented food. Their friendly, capable staff sees to it that, even as a host, you can enjoy the party. We endorse their efforts and suggest that you see for yourself what a memorable event they are capable of creating.

William Blaauw, Special Event Manager, Berkshire Museum


Laura has catered several parties for Barrington Stage the past few years. She does a marvelous job and our patrons always comment on how delicious and unusual the food is. I recommend her highly.

Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, Barrington Stage


I have had the pleasure of working with Laura Shack for many years planning and holding parties for work and friends. There are many reasons we have turned to Laura and Firefly for over 10 years.

These include: Absolute reliability. I know her catering service will always be on time and highly professional.Variety of offerings: For every party we review menus and experiment with new ideas and of course continue with Laura’s “greatest hits”. Creativity: For every party Laura has new ideas that fit the party’s theme and attendees.

For example, for our business parties we try to invite families. Laura suggested several years ago the addition of a grilled cheese bar and soup shots. What a hit with everyone, not just the kids! This past holiday party she offered a mashed potato bar! Another huge hit with everyone. Quality of staff: Laura has a cadre of highly professional staff who are cheerful, highly efficient and flexible. We have become friends over the years. Great Food: and of course the bottom line is that every offering tastes great. Food is fresh, well prepared and professionally presented.

The bottom line is simple: We have partnered with Laura Shack and Firefly for over 10 years for every party because her team is reliable, creative, and friendly, delivering high quality food and service at a fair price. What more could one ask for?

Gray Ellrodt, MD


Laura Shack catered our Midsummer Night’s Dream Gala in 2014. She was a great pleasure to work with. She made so many delicious menu suggestions it was hard to choose what we wanted. She was sensitive to the needs of both the Gala Committee and our staff, she was thoroughly professional and pleasant during the entire time we worked with her, and her staff was friendly, responsible and helpful. But most of all, her food was plentiful, presented beautifully and delicious! We had many, many positive comments from our guests. We felt that we got great value from Laura as well as an extremely successful event.

Ariel Bock, Manager of Institutional Giving/Events Coordinator, Shakespeare & Company