We are true food people

Our team of full-service catering and hospitality professionals have a passion for making delicious and innovative food, setting the standard for professionalism and excellence in the service industry

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Decades of industry experience

Max Hospitality has helped shape the Connecticut restaurant industry over the last three decades and today consists of Max Catering & Events and 9 successful, distinct and award-winning independent restaurants, including Max A Mia Ristorante in Avon, CT; Max Fish in Glastonbury, CT; Max Downtown and Trumbull Kitchen in Hartford, CT; Max’s Oyster Bar, Savoy Pizzeria and Max Burger in West Hartford, CT & Longmeadow, MA, and Max Tavern in Springfield, MA.

Committed to culinary excellence

At Max Catering & Events, we’re a well-versed group of hospitality professionals and true food people that take pride in crafting thoughtful, inspired dishes for you — the people who enjoy food just as much as we do. Our devoted and reliable team of chefs, designers and catering service staff set the standard for professionalism and excellence in the service industry. 

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Culinary Director
Hunter Morton

​​Hunter Morton has been working in professional kitchens since the age of 18. He attended the Culinary Institute of America and worked with celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse at his NOLA Restaurant in New Orleans. Looking to expand his cooking horizons, Hunter worked at restaurants in Oregon and Napa Valley and moved east to Connecticut where he joined the Max Restaurant Group in 2005 as Executive Chef at Max Downtown. After a successful run of 10 years, helping win numerous awards for the restaurant, he moved over to Max’s Oyster Bar, where he stayed for 3 years. In the summer of 2019, he was promoted to his current position as Culinary Director for the Max Hospitality. He now oversees all of the Max chefs and helps guide their culinary visions with a focus on utilizing high-quality seasonal and local foods.

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Sales Director
Amy Bombard

Amy has been with Max for many years and has worn just as many hats. She began as an event server and bartender and quickly took on the responsibility of event management and now as our director of sales she is responsible for guest management and sales coordination for both facilities as well as all large scale off-site events. She personally details and manages the Black and Red Gala and the BHOF Enshrinement. She is a favorite of every mother of the bride, Bar/Bat Mitzvah mother and corporate event planner. Amy oversees a team of sales managers and event coordinators.

Executive Chef
Steven Michalewicz

Steve has been the driving force behind our food for nearly ten years upholding our standards for fresh food made from quality local ingredients. Steve personally cooks and plates most of the food that we serve to ensure that everything is served at the appropriate temperature and that every dish is something that every host is proud to serve at their event.

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Plan your event with us

From intimate get-togethers and corporate gatherings to large-scale galas and dreamy weddings, let us deliver beyond your expectations. Start planning your next event with Max Catering & Events today.

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