Our History

a family tradition

Michael Baker opened Bakers’ Best Catering in his hometown of Newton Highlands in 1984.

With a keen business acumen honed through a stint with his family’s manufacturing business, Michael set out to offer something he felt the market was lacking: fresh, high-quality sandwiches served by a friendly, attentive staff.

It did not take long for the neighborhood of Newton Highlands to respond to Michael’s mission. Almost immediately, the small storefront on Lincoln Street was bustling with customers hankering for a turkey sandwich, hand-carved by Michael Baker in the store’s window most afternoons as well as fresh muffins and other baked goods.

Almost as soon as the cafe opened, customers began asking Michael to cater their special events and family parties. Bakers’ Best officially began their catering business in 1991, about seven years after opening the doors. Seeing the catering business steadily increase, Baker’s Best decided to focus their attention to corporate deliveries and off-site catering. 

Where We Are Today

In 2007, Baker's Best Catering expanded with the construction of a state-of-the-art commissary in Needham. A 20,000-square-foot food production facility with office space, the commissary now handles all of Baker's catering orders—up to 170 per day—from the initial phone call to the delivery.

In the Fall of 2022, Gordon’s Fine Wine acquired Baker’s Best Catering, blending the two family owned businesses.

The Tasting Room opened at 150 Gould Street in Needham in the Spring of 2023, providing a space for intimate receptions, seated seminars, client appreciation and team building events. Plan your visit today!

In the Fall of 2023, Baker's Best launched their @Home service, delivering homemade prepared meals throughout the week from a rotating menu. Learn more and order online!

What You Can Expect

Our commitment to quality, service, and food safety are unmatched. We constantly review our purveyors to ensure that we provide you with the highest quality ingredients and locally sourced foods, whenever possible.

At Baker’s Best we believe great food and company are life’s most essential ingredients.

You ask, we answer

Ask Us Anything

For general questions please contact us at info@bakersbestcatering.com or by phone at (617) 332-4588.

For questions regarding your order or to place an order, please email salesteam@bakersbestcatering.com.

Any questions related to full service events can be sent to events@bakersbestcatering.com.

Check out our FAQ page as a reference but if you have additional questions please reach out to us.