About Us


Taste of Summer Catering, a division of David’s Catering and Events, was designed to streamline the process of creating a perfect event for our sophisticated clients.  With our perfectly paired menus, our unique presentation, our all-inclusive pricing, and our super helpful staff, throwing a party will be a snap!!  Sit back, relax and enjoy the Taste of Summer.

David’s Catering and Events was founded in 1991 by David Poritzky.  David’s is a full-service, owner-operated, upscale social caterer, serving fresh, flavorful food for a variety of settings.

Our events range from elegant weddings, small dinner parties, clambakes, pig roasts, and seasonal corporate barbeques to equestrian shows for 5,000.  Whether your party is in a mansion, an open field, in your home, backyard or on the beach, David’s is able to meet all of your needs. Davids’ professional team will prepare delicious plentiful food and present it with gracious elegance. Our knowledgeable and imaginative professionals will work with you to create an event that will exceed your expectations.

Starting the business at the age of 19, David built a complete commercial kitchen on wheels from scratch, selling gourmet sandwiches as Davids World Famous, which has grown into a highly successful restaurant and an expanding corporate catering business.  David’s Catering and Events, with its rapidly growing reputation as a creative and delicious social “boutique” caterer, is wowing clients around the Boston area.

In addition, summers find his fleet of restaurant service vehicles at some of the leading equestrian jumper shows in the Northeast, such as the Hampton Classic on Long Island, Vermont Summer Festival, the Boston Jumper Classic in Hamilton, and all the way south to the Capital Challenge in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

David’s newest venture, with partner and sister Betsy Maselek, is GrandmasChickenSoup.com, an internet business that sends gift packages of fresh chicken soup throughout the U.S. as a “delicious alternative to sending flowers.”

The broad experience of Xyomie Padilla, Catering Sales Manager, adds a unique touch to the team at David’s Catering and Events. Xyomie started her career as an international importer/ exporter of fine Italian jewelry. After extensive time buying and selling in Italy, Xyomie realized her passion lay with Italy’s food and wine. She then changed career paths, graduated from The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and the Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center at Boston University to become a chef and sommelier and ditched the jewelry industry (and David is glad she did). After moving to Massachusetts, Xyomie honed her skills in the kitchen as the owner and executive chef of The Main Ingredient Catering and most recently as Executive Sous Chef at Capers Catering of Stoneham, MA.

Xyomie brings great passion to every menu she creates for our clients with her ability to think outside the box and integrate the culinary influences of the world’s cuisines.  She takes the “sales” out of selling to make all of David’s clients feel at ease with the planning of their special event.  Her elegant manner makes each person with whom she comes in contact feel like a new friend.