Susan and John Featured in the Worcester Business Journal

Posted by John Lawrence on Thu, Jan 10, 2013


On Tuesday January 7th, Pepper's Fine Catering owners John and Susan Lawrence were featured in the Shop Talk section of the Worcester Business Journal. John and Susan, a husband and wife team, recently celebrated 25 years of business for Pepper's Catering. Their Shop Talk Q&A with Worcester Business Journals's Rick Saia explores Susan and John's unqiue working partnership and the challenges and rewards of running a large-scale catering operation.

John and Susan also offer up advice to anyone interested in starting their own business. “It better be your dream," says John. “Because you really have to have an awful lot of passion and diligence and wherewithal to really suit up every day to stay in business. It's a full-time sport.”

To read the entire article on the Worcester Business Journal website, click here.


Tags: Accolades, 25th anniversary

Pepper's Selected as One of Top 100 Women-Led Businesses by BBJ

Posted by John Lawrence on Mon, Nov 19, 2012

describe the imageWe here at Pepper’s Fine Catering are thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, we have been selected by The Boston Business Journal and The Commonwealth Institute as one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.

Susan Lawrence launched Pepper's in 1987, after amassing extensive experience on the business side of the food industry. Today she runs the company with her husband, John, who also serves as head chef. Under Susan’s direction, the company has grown to include 24 full time employees and partnerships with leading area venues such as Elm Bank, Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Hanover Theatre & Mechanic’s Hall.

Over the 25 years they have been doing business, Pepper's has solidified a reputation for delivering outstanding events. The guidance they provide extends beyond the intricacies of the menu to include lighting, food presentation and customer service. Specializing in contemporary regional and international meals, all offerings are prepared using fresh, local ingredients—many from John and Susan’s garden, with nine 20-foot beds of organically grown herbs, produce and edible flowers. 

“When I started Pepper's 25 years ago, I had a vision of what kind of company I wanted it to be,” says Susan. “Being able to realize my vision has been the most rewarding aspect of my career. I’m proud to lead a company that not only incorporates excellent food, but excellent people, too.” 

Tags: Accolades, 25th anniversary, Events