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OUR STORY

Named after a remote, locals-only, swimming spot in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, Blue Rocks was created by long time resident Ingrid Martins. In 1992, Blue Rocks began on a per diem basis of a small church kitchen. The space quickly grew to be too small after gaining popularity in the wedding and sailing industry. Blue Rocks has since catered thousands of events for high-level clients as well as intimate private parties.  We are a company that believes in using high quality, seasonal ingredients and local purveyors. After transferring ownership in late 2016, Blue Rocks moved its home to Westerly, Rhode Island.

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Katie Behan
Owner 
Hometown: Prospect, Connecticut
Last Meal Request: Ninigret Nectar Oysters, Fish Tacos, Lots of Hot Sauce + Really Good Champagne

Cooking and entertaining have been ingrained in me for nearly as long as I can remember, going all the way back to when I was only five years old. I created little menus and brought them to my parents and siblings in the morning, to let them pick out what they wanted for breakfast. Growing up with a big Italian family, we were always celebrating and hosting parties at our house. My sister and I would perfectly set the table for the holidays with mom’s china, and then I would run downstairs to create elaborate antipasto platters with my dad and brother. Meals would last for hours over multiple courses and flowing wine, ending with mom’s biscotti, or my Aunt Donna's cherry walnut cake (and of course espresso with Sambuca). I have the wonderful women in my family to thank for teaching me how to show my love and gratitude through food and that details are everything.

 

My passion for food led the way toward an education in culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University. After I finished my education in Miami, Florida, I managed events for a popular restaurant group. I moved back to New England in 2011, where I landed a job as an event manager at Blue Rocks Catering which I have been the proud owner of since 2016. 

Joel Desrosiers 
Executive Chef
Hometown: Charlestown, Rhode Island

Last Supper:
Fried Chicken, Caviar + an orange Fanata

Greatest Movie Of All Time:
That's My Boy

Guiltey Pleasure:
Jameson Whiskey
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Taylor Fritas

Sous Chef
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Last Supper: 
My 

Greatest Movie Of All Time:
You 
Guilty Pleasure:
Popcorn
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Katie Clark 

Executive Pastry Chef
Hometown: Norwich, Connecticut

Last Supper: 
My sister's Carbonara, Devil's Food Cake with Mocha Frosting + a Margarita

Greatest Movie Of All Time:
You Got Mail
Guilty Pleasure:
Popcorn

Noelle Jefferson

Director of Operations
Hometown: Boxord, Massachusetts

Last Supper: 
Velveeta-Short Rib Mac n' Cheese

Greatest Movie Of All Time:
The Notebook
Guilty Pleasure:
Real Housewives
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