Our Catering Partner: Ate O Ate
Delicious food from scratch. Locally sourced. Fully tailored menus.
Roxbury Barn and Estate is thrilled to partner with Ate O Ate as our exclusive caterer. Owned and operated by husband-wife duo Rich and Peg Ellsworth, Ate O Ate offers menus based on a seasonal selection of regionally sourced ingredients, prepared fresh on-site in their large food truck and in our in-house catering prep areas.
Ate O Ate does not provide cookie-cutter dinner packages, but instead offers you the freedom to put together a unique menu, tailored just for you.
Your guests will enjoy true farm-to-table cuisine, covering all culinary and dietary preferences, from hors d’oeuvres through dinner and dessert.
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Green & local
Environmentally friendly practices come standard: from composting kitchen trimmings to the conversion of used fryer oil into bio-diesel fuel.
We support our local agricultural community through longstanding, established relationships with local farmers and producers.
Dedicated & fair
Ate O Ate believes catering is more than just food on a plate; it’s about building a relationship with you, and delivering a complete experience.
Transparency and fair realistic catering rates: we will work hard to help you meet your specific budget needs.
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Creative & kind
“Oh-so-adventurous” is Ate O Ate’s middle name: fusion, vegan, BBQ, Indian, Middle Eastern, kosher-style, plated, family-style or buffet, anything is possible.
Ate O Ate’s well-trained staff is always accommodating, kind and professional.
Pastry chef Laurie Day creates three-tier wedding cakes to perfection, but also masters delicious pies and any dessert imaginable.
We are as passionate about food as we are about our region. We cherish its history, and the roster of over thirty farms and artisans with whom we work. We showcase our local farming community in the best way possible: foraging the freshest and most seasonal local ingredients, as they are the foundation of our flavorful menus. We’d be thrilled to create a customized catering plan in line with your vision.– Peg & Rich Ellsworth
Ate O Ate Catering
Ate O Ate: [ eyt-oh-eyt ]
Our caterer’s name is pronounced 8O8, which is the area code to Hawaii, one of their favorite places on earth. They operate with true Aloha spirit!
Catering: rates & options
Rate & what’s included
Ate O Ate’s 2023 full event catering menu starts at $125 per person and may include:
- At cocktail hour: a selection of three passed hors d’oeuvres and a Catskills Market Table with local cheeses, charcuterie, crudités and much more.
- At dinner: a plated salad and two main dishes and two side dishes.
Tastings & add-ons
Ate O Ate accommodates all culinary and dietary preferences. Tastings are free of charge. Rate includes all floor staff, set up and breakdown, but does not include 8% sales tax and 20% gratuity.
Additional passed hors d’oeuvres, stations, and additional items on the market table, desserts and cakes, a coffee table, etc., are all possible add-ons. Some choices of proteins (such as salmon, tenderloin, duck, etc.) require a price increase.
Ate O Ate is the best! The food was amazing, the staff were incredibly helpful and professional and the overall experience from start to finish was the best we’ve had with any caterer. Peg and Rich are truly gems. They went above and beyond their responsibilities as our caterers to help us ensure that the day went perfectly. We wish we could eat their food every day!– Alex Da Silva
Ate O Ate proudly partners with the following farms and artisans:
Lucky Dog Farm · Hellers Farm · Straight out of the Ground · Two Stone Farms · Bovina Farmer · Bovina Valley Farms · Cooperstown Cheese Company · The Walker Garden · Sap Bush Hollow · Cindy’s Farm Stand · Barber’s Farm · Borringers · Tree Juice Maple Syrup · Union Grove Distillery