Chef and Owner Robert Harris
Robert Harris' passion for cooking began in his mother's kitchen in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she taught him to prepare traditional Southern dishes using fresh produce from their neighbors' farms. Robert honed his skills at the Culinary Institute of America and then at the Commander's Palace in New Orleans. He later moved north with his family and settled in Cambridge, MA, where he has worked at local restaurants such as Olives, Rialto, East Coast Grill, EVOO, and Casablanca.
While serving as the East Coast Grill Catering Director, Robert found great satisfaction in preparing special-occasion meals to reflect each individual client's taste. His dream to become the first and pre-eminent caterer in Boston that focuses on ingredient-driven, locally-sourced food led him to found Season to Taste.
catering director samantha kerivan
Sam is a Massachusetts native who decided to head west upon high school graduation to attend Montana State University where she obtained a degree in Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems. During this time, she stepped into the kitchen and found her passion for cooking using local ingredients. After years on the line, she decided it was time to transition her career out of the restaurant industry but knew she wanted to work with a company who shared her passion for local, sustainable foods. She was lucky enough to join the Season to Taste team in the fall of 2016. While not in the office, Sam enjoys adventuring out with her Great Dane Marla and sipping on Aperol Spritz's on a hot summer day.
EXECUTIVE Chef Jason Lord
Jason’s love for food began in his childhood, watching and learning about authentic Italian cooking from his mom, aunt, and grandmother who shared with him their love for food, tradition, and cooking styles. After starting in macrobiotic cooking at Five Seasons Restaurant in Brookline, MA, Jason joined the team at the award winning East Coast Grill where he first met Robert Harris. In his 8 years at East Coast as Executive Chef, Jason won Best Brunch in Boston (Boston Magazine, 2005), he was featured in the Boston Globe, Stuff at Night, Plate, and appeared on Man Vs. Food. Prior to joining Season to Taste Catering, Jason was Executive Chef at South End Formaggio and teamed up with James Ludwig and Sarah Murnane to open Abigail’s Restaurant and Bar in Kendall Square. Jason is excited to be part of a team who focuses on local and organic ingredients while being creative and fun. When not working, Jason can be found fishing with his two young daughters, Sofia and Charlotte.
catering manager caitlin ryan
Caitlin has lived in Boston for 13 years, having moved from California to study Journalism at Northeastern University. She first began working in the hospitality industry as a production assistant for BG Events and Catering, where she discovered a passion for the ins and outs of both event planning and catering. She joined the team at Season to Taste as a Catering Manager, where she enjoys the variety that comes with ensuring that each client's needs are met with ease and excellence. Caitlin brings her experience working in many of Boston's most popular wedding venues, giving valuable insight to couples throughout their planning process and building confidence that their day will be seamless. When she's not working, Caitlin enjoys traveling as much as possible, planning fun social events with friends on the weekends, and finding new places to take her goldendoodle, Dublin.