514 Medford Street
Basil Tree Catering
Gourmet & Natural Catering
In 1987, Valerie Shulock combined her background in business management with her love of fresh foods. She enlisted the help of her friends and co-workers Irene & Carlos Carvalho and, shortly after, Val launched The Basil Tree.
As a young company, The Basil Tree was primarily a wholesale food service. In a small, shared kitchen, Val, Irene & Carlos prepared unique pasta salads for area businesses.
The Basil Tree has now been functioning as a full catering service for 14 years and while it still occupies the original kitchen, it has significantly expanded into the adjoining spaces. Val remains the sole owner and Irene & Carlos still work closely with her. In addition, the staff has grown to over 14 full-time employees, as well as an extensive part-time staff for onsite events. After 16 years, The Basil Tree continues to grow and provide the highest quality in food and service to Boston area clients.
Basil Tree Philosophy
Here at Basil Tree we strive to offer you the highest quality food and service while still maintaining a social and environmental conscience. We work closely with many of Boston'scharitable organizations and shelters, donating food, services and 10% of our profits each year.We recycle, and are happy to pick up our used plastic ware to help you recycle as well. We offer a wide selection of healthy vegetarian options, work with local suppliers and carry organic fair-trade coffee. Bringing our values home, we provide a positive work environment and treat employees with respect. All of this, and more, is at the heart of Basil Tree's philosophy, to make a difference where we can.
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