About Ferreira Foods

I am MARY FERREIRA, the owner and operator of Ferreira Foods. I am a chef who grew up front and center in the culinary world with a restaurateur father and a mother who found great joy in cooking. Julia Child, Bon Appetite and recipe testing were the norm in our household. I have worked in the food industry for over 30 years, in every area from dishwasher to management. Even after attaining my Graduate degree from Harvard University in Forensic Psychology, I always came back to my love for food and my delight in sharing it with those around me. The culinary arts is where I am meant to be.

I created Ferreira Foods as a way to share my passion and to provide busy households and hosts with inventive, healthy and elegant choices when entertaining their families, friends and colleagues. My catering philosophy centers on my clients, and understanding their wishes. I present choices by not locking into absolutes or rigid menus. I provide support however it is needed and within any budget. Customer service is a priority in every aspect. I want everyone who comes in contact with Ferreira Foods to feel welcome, relaxed and leave with a smile.

My recipes are built upon basic techniques and ingredients, focusing on modern American cuisine, with innovative twists. I incorporate a touch of international flavor from my travels throughout the United States, Europe and South America. A majority of selections are made fresh in-house, never using preservatives, additives or extenders. I am very aware of, and able to accommodate, diverse dietary needs and eating habits and my menu reflects that importance. I believe in “less is more”, in using the freshest products, and in the never-ending pursuit of new and interesting ingredients, flavors, and techniques.

As a mother and concerned citizen, I am dedicated to keeping the world around us safe and clean for our children. I recycle, utilize biodegradable and compostable packaging whenever possible and remain committed to finding ways of minimizing our carbon footprint.

I am ANGELA MOLNAR, Managing Partner at Ferreira Foods. My career in hospitality began at a young age, working with my mother at catered events, passing hors d’oeuvres and tidying up. This experience taught me that food brings people together in remarkable ways. I appreciated that the choices people made in regard to what they ate reflected their experiences, the things they love, and what makes them happy. I found joy in being a part of that relationship. So began my 25 years in the industry, learning about the culinary arts and how to anticipate and exceed the needs of those I have the pleasure of serving. There are few places where you can truly be yourself and connect with people, and I found that ability in being a creator and server of food.

In conjunction to working in the service industry, I earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Salem State University. I have worked in the business arena for over 20 years, experiencing all aspects of managing a business, from setting up a company, to preparing and maintaining books, to sales, to forecasting, to marketing and daily operations. Despite my success in this field, I could never shake my connection to the culinary arts and hospitality.

When the opportunity arose for me to join Ferreira Foods, it was an amazing prospect. I found a solid foundation in place for a successful business, focusing on the same fundamentals in hospitality that I believe in- fresh, creative and evolving menus with absolute stellar service. In addition, I connected with the management style, the business practices and the projections for the future. All evidence suggested it would be a terrific partnership. I was confident that I could make an impact using my experience and skill sets to help further grow the organization in new and exciting ways. It has proven to be an excellent fit. I have been given the room to learn, to grow and to truly have an equal voice at the table while
connecting my abilities with my passions.

They say that home is where the heart is. I believe home is where your stomach is full of the foods you love, surrounded by people who make you happy. It is always my goal for each guest to find a bit of that home through Ferreira Foods.