About Ted and Shannon


Chef Ted Mahoney has developed an extensive, eclectic menu to suit the tastes of discerning clients. Ted began his cooking career while still in high school, spending summers at Captain Higgins' restaurant in Wellfleet, MA. After graduation, he went to Norwich University in Vermont and was soon managing the kitchen of Miguel's Stowe Away (Authentic Mexican) in Stowe. He returned to the Cape for a long stint at the Lobster Pot in Provincetown before heading to the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley for his formal training as a chef.


As the marketing director of an art school and later as merchandiser for a major cell phone company, Shannon carried out ideas seamlessly for clients with a high standard of aesthetics and precision. She was on her way back to school to become an interior designer when she became an event coordinator for Sumptuous Catering. Shannon and Ted's love of bringing together diverse elements to create a cohesive whole is evident in the visual impact they create at their events. The real art of staging something satisfying is in making it look effortless. Shannon and her staff make the presentation gracious and the mechanics invisible.

For Ted, the pleasure of his work is developing the menu, while for Shannon it is crafting the presentation. Both love finding new ways to creatively tailor each event. As their business has evolved they've realized their reputation is based on more than just food. Now, "Sumptuous Events & Catering" is as much a product description as the name of the business.