Owner & Operator
Sam Kanter, owner of Sam Kanter Events and Dinner at Mary's, has worked in the food industry since 2007, garnering extensive experience in on-premise events and catering in the Boston restaurant scene. She started DAM to bring cannabis and cuisine to the people. A Zagat 30 under 30 winner, Sam is known for pushing the envelope, creating unique experiences for her guests, with a focus on hospitality and quality.
With DAM, Sam aims to provide a fun, safe, educational environment for all levels of cannabis familiarity. Her main goal is to remove the negative stigma associated with marijuana and show people what it can really do. Sam's relationship with cannabis plays many roles in her life, many of which are productive (long runs, operating her business, calming anxiety) proving cannabis' positive impact.
She hopes the role of cannabis in mainstream culture can shift to its deserved position rivaling both alcohol and big pharma as a healthy, effective alternative.
Nick has been cooking professionally and with cannabis for 13 years. He graduated from the Cambridge Culinary School of Arts in 2014 and has since taught instructional cooking classes through their program. Nick has cooked for a plethora of Boston venues, including in the Dominican Republic and under Lorenzo Polegri in Orvieto, Italy, in addition to extensive catering experience.
Throughout his cooking career Nick has perfected the playful art of cannabis-infused cuisine. He views cannabis as more than just a psychoactive ingredient, but also a beneficial enhancement of flavor in food.
A big fan of craft beer, camping, hiking, street art, latin and ballroom dance, Nick balances being a workaholic with being an amazing Dad.
What we're about
Dinner at Mary’s is a ready-to-cook meal kit company servicing Greater Boston, offering upscale three-course meal kits delivered with instructions for cooking fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with an optional gift of cannabis-infused olive oil. Featuring a new menu each week, Dinner at Mary’s provides DIY upscale dining, offering our fam the opportunity to create a delicious, healthy meal from the comfort of their home. The gifted cannabis can be used to enhance the experience, and through a focus on dosage control, diners have the ability to “choose their own adventure”, making the meals accessible to everyone, from novices to the seasoned cannabis user.
Meal kits are $79 and serve two people.
The Dinner at Mary’s name is derived from its tongue in cheek play on cannabis slang, with an underground feel, indicative of the current role cannabis plays in our society as it finds its way into the mainstream. Mary is also the name of Sam’s mother, whose thoughtful cooking heavily influenced Sam's involvement in the food industry.