Delicious food from scratch. Locally sourced. Fully tailored menus.

Ate O Ate, Our Exclusive Catering Partner

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.

No standardized dinner choices, but a fully tailored menu

Photos by Lauren Wysocki

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.
We support our local agricultural community through longstanding, established relationships with local farmers and producers.
Your guests will enjoy true farm-to-table cuisine, covering all culinary and dietary preferences, from hors d’oeuvres through dinner and dessert.
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.
Environmentally friendly practices come standard: from composting kitchen trimmings to the conversion of used fryer oil into bio-diesel fuel.
“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.
Transparency and fair realistic catering rates: we will work hard to help you meet your specific budget needs.
We believe catering is more than just food on a plate; it’s about building a relationship with you, and delivering a complete experience.

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Ate O Ate’s well-trained staff is always accommodating, kind and professional.

Photo by Kylee Yee  

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
Peg and Rich Ellsworth, owners and operators at Ate O Ate Catering

Ate O Ate: [ eyt-oh-eyt ]

Our name is pronounced 8O8, which is the area code to Hawaii, one of our favorite places on earth. We operate with true Aloha spirit!


Catering rates & options

Ate O Ate’s 2021 full event catering menu starts at $110 per person and includes:

  • Market table with local cheeses, charcuterie, crudités with homemade ranch, homemade hummus and pita, crostini with two spreads, water crackers, rice crackers, olives, pickles, and pickled vegetables
  • Three passed hors d’oeuvres
  • A plated salad
  • Two main dishes and two side dishes

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, are all possible add-ons.

Photos by Kylee Yee  


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

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True farm-to-table cuisine from cocktail hour through dinner and dessert.

Photo by Daryl Getman

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