Starting 2024, we offer a groundbreaking approach to wedding catering.
Truly local and sustainable, our chef Sophie Grant takes the lead, as a chef, an experienced hospitality professional, wedding coordinator, and farmers’ market manager.
Sophie’s love of cooking centers around locally grown foods from farmers she knows and trusts.
Her relationships across the local farming community present numerous opportunities for couples to take part in the sourcing experience – visit farms, meet growers, and form an intimate connection with where their wedding meal will come from.
About chef Sophie
Sophie Grant’s career in food and hospitality spans over fourteen years, catering culinary events and recreational cooking experiences, working in food trucks, on-farm dinner parties, live-fire cookouts, whole animal butchery classes, and holding leadership roles in front-of-house management.
Upon moving to the Catskill Mountains in 2019, her vast experience in events and passion for local, sustainable food systems drew her to farmers’ markets where she could meet, support, and befriend growers and makers in this abundant region.
In 2021 Sophie founded the Phoenicia Farmers’ Market, a weekly event that hosts locals and tourists alike to shop with farmers, makers, and bakers, enjoy live music, and provide space for the community to safely gather year-round.
Sophie has worked at Roxbury Barn and Estate since 2021 and loves the theatrical production that is a wedding. She is eager to guide the culinary evolution of our place.
Sophie’s approach highlights seasonality of local foods, including thoughtful input from growers, and features custom menus created in partnership with the happy couple.
The process of choosing your wedding food will be an experience in and of itself, and Sophie can’t wait to take you on that journey.
Our local network
Sophie loves working with as many local farmers, makers, and bakers as possible. Engaging with this local network allows us to bring the freshest ingredients to the table while also helping strengthen our local food economy. These fabulous collaborations translate into inventive and delicious dishes that are proudly sourced from Catskill-based businesses – it’s a true community accomplishment.
Quality & sustainability
Our hope is that you come to trust us as much as we trust our growers. Care and dedication are woven into every step of creating the food for your wedding day. From the folks who raise the livestock, to the ones who harvest the vegetables, our shared values connect our passion for food. Clean, organic, pastured, no pesticides – we seek out sources who use regenerative practices that care for the environment and our community. We will only serve you the freshest food available, so if ever necessary we will substitute ingredients thoughtfully based on what our partners can provide. As we get to know each other, you’ll see how this ethos informs everything we do.
A full event menu (which includes a Seasonal Harvest Table and passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour, and an appetizer, and main course), starts at $125 per person, including tableware, silverware, glassware, and napkins, but excluding 20% gratuity and 8% sales tax. A tasting is free of charge.
Style of service
Depending on menu choices and couples’ preferences, we serve dinner either plated, family style, or buffet style.
All menus, whether omnivorous, vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, or designed to be culturally resonant for your family, are customized in collaboration with the couple. A questionnaire, a conversation, and a shared meal will help inform our creation of a totally unique menu. Dinner on your wedding day should feel like an intimate gathering prepared by people who know and love you.
Creating your menu
Creating your menu will be a collaboration between you and our chef. Planning your menu will entail conversations about your favorite foods, getting to know your personality and style, and can also consist of a visit to a local farm or market.
The goal is to understand your taste in and relationship with food so that we can design a fully tailored menu and experience for you and your guests.
Here’s a collection of menu examples to get you inspired: