100 years ago Chubby & Bessie Woodman who invented the fried clam, were in the catering business. They creatively figured out how to ship food on the railroad and deliver it fresh to the party in Boston.


Maureen Woodman - Director of Sales Woodman's Catering - Food & Beverages

And today, Maureen Woodman, Director of Sales and Event Planning is continue to build upon Woodman’s tradition. Growing the business with both on and off-site events and engaging her prospects with an aggressive social media campaign, Woodman’s has been recognized by Forbes Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, The New York Times to name a few, for having the best seafood in America.

Maureen is up to the task when it comes to planning events. She is very clear that size does not matter. Whether it includes a very small personal party or a large corporate outing or baby christenings to awards dinners, Maureen works with her client to make sure every detail is followed through to the end. Regardless of your budget, Maureen will create an event to remember.

Listen to Maureen Woodman of Woodman’s & Judy here


Although known for their famous fried clams and seafood bake, Maureen talks about the diverse menus that she and her chef prepare. In todays society, the public is very conscious about what goes into their food….peanut free, gluten free, vegetarian, ethnic, all of which can be determined when you work with Maureen and her staff.

If a family or company chooses to use the beautifully renovated Essex Room on the river, they will also have many choices. With the marsh as a background, the Essex Room overlooks the tranquil river where passive recreation is enjoyed.

Providing all the social media for the event is also part of the service for the event as well as props and theme colors. Should you not know what you want, Maureen will help with creative ideas and solutions which will eliminate your concerns.

Maureen shares a little history of the Woodman Restaurant in her interview with Judy her pride, enthusiasm and appreciation for the five generations of Woodman’s tradition, still very active in their family business.

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For more information please visit:

The Essex Room
125 Main Street
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

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