Chef Michael has been in the Hospitality industry for nearly 30 years and specifically has been involved with high-end fine-dining and lodging facilities. His experience prior to owning this business includes four years as Special Events Chef at Boston University. His position there entailed oversight of up-scale fundraising and other high profile university events. Prior to this he was the Executive Chef at Blantyre in Lenox, MA for six years. While there Chef Michael earned numerous accolades and solid reviews for his cuisine. Under his direction Blantyre earned its fourth star from Mobil and the dining room rated the highest score in the Zagat Restaurant Survey for any restaurant in all of Massachusetts.
Under the LLC, MRM HOSPITALITY we operate Samel's Deli at 115 Elm Street and Samel’s Café at the Medical Arts Building at Berkshire Medical Center. We are entering our second season for our newest ventures Savory Harvest Catering and The Village Harvest Café at Hancock Shaker Village. Savory Harvest Catering serves as our upscale and high-end catering brand with Samel’s Deli continuing as our more casual and mid level catering label. These distinctions allow our clients to be able to choose from a wide variety of services, which offer clearly unique styles and a variety of interesting menu options. The Village Harvest Café provides Shaker inspired lunch creations to the many visitors the museum hosts throughout the Berkshire season. Savory Harvest Catering serves casual and upscale contemporary cuisine with a strong connection to Berkshire farm products. We are a member of the Berkshire Grown Organization and we buy from several area farms.
Our Company has enjoyed six successful years and our staff has served numerous events ranging in scale and scope from small corporate meetings or large elaborate weddings, to fundraising galas for many of the Berkshires most prestigious cultural organizations. We are proud to say that at all of our events we have enjoyed a high level of success with clients expressing how pleased they are with both the food and service they experience. Our goal is simple... to exceed expectations at our events in all aspects, from the planning stage to the event service. Samel’s was voted Berkshire County’s Best Caterer for 2005, 2007 and 2008 in the Berkshire Eagle’s Reader’s Survey. We enter our seventh year eager to add to a distinguished list of accomplishments and satisfied customers.
Chef owned and operated by Michael Roller and his wife Melissa, Savory Harvest Catering is located at Samel’s Deli and Catering in Pittsfield, MA. We purchased the business and building in May of 2004. Our primary interest in owning the property was to have a location to take advantage of Michael's extensive culinary background with the primary focus on catering functions and weddings.