Lickety Split opened its doors in June of 1996. We started as a small ice cream store in Williamstown with the express idea of bringing Steve Herrells ice cream to this college town in western Massachusetts. Lines started forming during the first few weeks. We quickly became a destination for anyone searching for super premium ice cream. With access to over 160 flavors, we made weekly trips to Northampton to bring back the three-gallon tubs wrapped in heavy blankets. The following winter we introduced a few quality food items to help during the off-season. We then became known for excellent homemade soup, the best in the Berkshires homemade quiche, and some fresh made salads and sandwiches.
As MASS MoCA neared its opening date we approached Joe Thompson, MASS MoCA’s Director, with the idea of setting up a small ice cream and lemonade cart in the lobby of the museum. We were quickly asked to add a few food items to satisfy the hunger of the museum patrons. Again people responded and our transition into a full service café began. Today, the café and ice cream counter are going strong.
Our Café has been a work in progress, as the museum grows gaining international press, so have we. Lickety Split not only caters to clients off campus, we also work with performance and visual artists. On any given day you could find us not only serving lunch in the café, but also feeding the professional crews and artist. Every summer we feed participants and faculty of Bang on a Can. We were honored to feed the interns and professionals working on the Sol Lewitt project. We’ve traveled around the Berkshires with well-known photographer Gregory Crewdson. Along the way we have not only gotten to work behind the scenes with these people, we have made lasting friendships.
Our list of catering clients, to name a few, include:
Hover Productions and Gregory Crewdson
Bang on a Can
Williams College and The Williams College Museum of Art
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Sundance Theater Lab
The Clark Art Institute
The estate of Sol Lewitt and Yale University
The Reading Institute