Connecticut Science Center Names Riverhouse Catering Exclusive Hospitality Partner

Local, off-premise catering company wins partnership with top attraction

HARTFORD, CT, August 13, 2019 ─ The Connecticut Science Center and Riverhouse Catering announced a new partnership that names Riverhouse Catering the exclusive partner for all corporate and private events hosted at the iconic building in Downtown Hartford. The selection came on completion of a national call for proposals.

Riverhouse Catering is an off-premise catering company serving all of Connecticut and part of Riverhouse Hospitality which includes The Society Room of Hartford and The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam.  “Riverhouse Catering is an exceptional company and we are excited to introduce our corporate and private event clients to the quality and service they can deliver,” said Matt Fleury, Connecticut Science Center President and CEO. “The team at Riverhouse share our same values and goals. We’re looking forward to collaborating to create extraordinary experiences and unique events that will drive our mission forward.”

“This new partnership is a testament to all the hard work our team does to put together exquisite events and delectable cuisines that stand out from the crowd,” said Jim Bucko, Riverhouse Hospitality Managing Partner. “As the exclusive caterer for events at the Connecticut Science Center, we look forward to continued growth as a catering company while also supporting the Science Center’s ongoing drive to attract new visitors, members, and supporters.” Mr. Bucko added, “as part of this new partnership, we‘re excited to introduce all Riverhouse Hospitality clients throughout Connecticut to this incredibly unique venue for their special events.”

Riverhouse’s culinary team plans to create a dynamic menu with a focus on seasonality and sustainability. The Science Center’s unique spaces include several meeting rooms and areas that can accommodate groups from 10 to 1500 people. With a 200-seat theater and inspiring gallery spaces, the options to create the perfect event are endless. “The sheer size and volume of events that happen at the Connecticut Science Center every year require only the best of caterers who possess both the expertise and the staff to exceed client expectations,” said Meg Breithaupt, Riverhouse Catering Sales Manager. “We are honored to have been chosen for our abilities.”

The Connecticut Science Center is committed to sustainability and science education across audiences. “Now more than ever, ‘green culture’ is taking hold and the sustainable event trend is continuing to grow with no signs of slowing down,” said Cherie Sweeney, Connecticut Science Center VP of Operations.

Mrs. Sweeney added, “Savvy event planners will recognize that an event at the Science Center creates a unique opportunity to support science education and reduce the event’s carbon footprint without sacrificing quality.”

The onsite contact for Riverhouse Catering at the Connecticut Science Center is Meg Breithaupt, Catering Sales Manager at 860-520-2149 or Meg worked in development at the Boston Science Museum before coming to Connecticut. Meg was married at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station and interviewed for Riverhouse Catering all in the same week.


About the Connecticut Science Center
The LEED-Gold certified Connecticut Science Center, located in downtown Hartford, sparks creative imagination and an appreciation for science by immersing visitors in fun and educational hands-on, minds-on interactive experiences while maintaining an environmentally conscious presence. Serving more than 3.25 million people since opening in 2009, the Science Center features more than 165 exhibits in ten galleries. Covering a range of topics, including space and earth sciences, physical sciences, biology, the Connecticut River watershed, alternative energy sources, Connecticut inventors and innovations, a children’s gallery, and much more. Other features include the state’s only year-round butterfly habitat, five educational labs, a 200-seat 3D digital theater, function room, gift store, and ongoing events for all ages.

The Science Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing science education throughout the state of Connecticut and New England, providing learning opportunities for students and adults of all ages, and engaging the community in scientific exploration. The Connecticut Science Center is also the home to the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers, offering powerful Professional Development for educators.  More information: or (860) SCIENCE.

About Riverhouse Hospitality
Riverhouse Hospitality (RH) is the parent company for award-winning wedding and event venues such as The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam, Connecticut and The Society Room in Hartford, Connecticut. Riverhouse Hospitality is a management and ownership group that specializes in bringing event facilities to life.

Together, with Riverhouse Catering, RH excels in providing creative food, unique venues and the most thoughtful approach to customer service. Our newest business is Perfectly Prepared, Gourmet to Go! is a gourmet prepared food store, located in Cheshire CT. The corporate office is in Haddam, Connecticut and can be reached at 860.345.4100. More information:

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