Guide To Connecticut Caterers For Your Next Party

April Guilbault

School has started. You know what that means, don’t you? The holidays are coming (sorry!). Plan now, get a jump on things. This will be your year to be…ready for it?…organized! We all love the parties and events that the holidays bring but they can also have us sighing and dreading them because, well, they are a lot of work, no matter how wonderful they are. With that in mind, maybe this is the year you opt for a caterer to help you enjoy the season and these delightful gatherings all the more. A gift to yourself, so to speak. This bunch of professionals will set up, decorate, coordinate and serve a wonderful variety of delicious morsels for you and your guests. You can rest easy as your beautiful event unfolds before your very eyes. Sometimes, we get by with a little help from our friends, and in this case, our friends who cater…

Along Came Carol Boutique Catering & The Nook

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Along Came Carol Boutique Catering & The Nook, located in historic Black Rock, is Connecticut's premier caterer for fresh, delectable dishes with home-cooked flair. Chef Owner Carol Lentini raises the bar on mouthwatering foods paired with innovative entertaining. The Nook, their colorful and inviting private party room and dining space has a longstanding motto of “what happens at the Nook stays at the Nook”. During her 30-year career of gourmet excellence, Carol and her all-female culinary team have attracted a devoted following. A graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and world traveler, Carol holds a firm belief in the healing capacities of a nutritionally balanced lifestyle. Carol caters to all palates and diets, and is widely recognized for inventive vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free cuisine that is packed with flavor and is sure to wow your senses like never before! Along Came Carol caters on and offsite events with impeccable service, elegance and attention to detail. They offer full-service catering and event planning and their experienced team is dedicated to making your next special occasion delicious, memorable and stress-free. 

Palmer’s Catering and Events


There’s a reason Palmer’s has won so many awards including “Best Caterer”, “Best Bakery”, “Best Gourmet-to-Go” and “Best Desserts” in Fairfield County—their food is out of this world, their service is unrivaled, and their references are impeccable. Palmer’s continues to rock the catering and events world with inventive menus, exciting presentations, and flawless service. In addition to the catering division, Palmer’s boasts a scratch bakery and a spectacular floral shop-all under one roof-making it seamless to plan the perfect event, wedding, or party. Schedule a personalized tasting at their Darien location to get all of the details and flavors just right! From a plated wedding with 250 guests to an intimate dinner party for 8, Palmer’s is your go-to solution for throwing an event to remember. Hosting a more casual event? Their Gourmet-To-Go menu offers everything you’ll need to make the day easy and delicious. With no minimum order size and a huge selection of freshly prepared items, they’ve got you covered, breakfast through dessert. Don’t miss their house-made Potato Chips with Truffle Parmesan Dip (drool) or their extensive list of stationary platters. Order online and have it delivered…it doesn’t get any easier than that! Check out their website for plenty of photos and menus.

AMG Catering


Again this year, AMG Catering and Events has won best caterer in Westport from Gold Coast. As they celebrate over 25 years in the business, AMG Catering and Events is ready to “deck the halls”  in your home, your office, or one of the many outside venues where they are preferred caterers. In addition to customizing every food and beverage menu, their in-house event coordinator will decorate your house (indoors and/or outdoors), for the holiday season. They kick off the holiday season by offering their Thanksgiving menu with such delights as Truffled Mac and Cheese, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits and Free-Range Roasted Turkey with fresh herbs and pan gravy. Moving right along, they continue the festivities through the holiday season and past the New year into winter where amazing ideas abound for winter parties to chase away those winter blues! AMG loves to “shrink” food, and turn a classic dish into a “one bite appetizer” (steak frites, panzanella salad on tasting spoon), and they also love to create the perfect signature cocktails for each event like their spirited Jingle Juice (bubbly cranberry fun adorned with a candy cane) or the zippy Ninth Night (citrusy concoction served with a spring of fresh rosemary). The amazing “AMG” staff is eager to please and ready to take on the 2019 holiday season!!! Book now, as their holiday calendar fills up quickly. 

Ascot Catering


Providing fun, flexible & creative catering for any event in Connecticut and surrounding states.  Whether you’re looking for a simple drop-off service, a fully catered event with bar service, plated meals, linens and china, or something in between, Ascot Catering will work with you to make it happen. As the holidays draw near, they are firing up their ovens to prepare Thanksgiving feasts that serve 10, complete with all the delicious sides that you could want (Pumpkin, Pecan, or Chocolate Truffle Torte…which to choose?). Their Holiday Menu will also make your holidays tastier (and easier) with such offerings as Grilled Lolli Lamb Chops, French Onion Tartlets, Buffalo Chicken Croquettes, Iced Ricotta Cookies and Ginger Crisp Cheesecake. They are dedicated to providing only the freshest foods that taste delicious–and after 35 plus years in business, they know what it takes to make an event a success. They focus on every event as if it were their own and their highest priority is always to deliver first class service and food presented beautifully. What they love most is that no two events are ever the same!

Collyer Catering, LLC 


Established in 2000, Collyer Catering delivers outstanding, custom-crafted events in Fairfield County and beyond. With an eye to perfecting every detail, a love of complex logistics, and a willingness to always find a way, they pride themselves on delivering the very best regardless of event size. From flowers to entertainment, inspired menus to tenting, Collyer has a creative solution or idea for you. Don’t need catering, but want help with organizing, staff, and décor? They do that too. Having family for a holiday and want to be a guest in your own home? Give them a call. Their creative team loves to bring your dreams to life, from first meeting to flawless execution. Give them a call and see how their team can make your next event or celebration just a cut above. Collyer Catering, LLC-for events that impress, no matter the dress.

A Dash of Salt Catering


What’s their ‘go-to’ salt? Flaky Maldon Sea Salt. Why? With just a dash, it lends big flavor. There are many types of salt, but only one A Dash of Salt Catering (ADOS). Conveniently located on Post Road, you've probably heard rave reviews about food from Chef Jonathan's catering kitchen, or the friendly service Connecticut locals are praising publicly. From intimate events to lavish backyard weddings from New York to the Hamptons, ADOS delivers superb and innovative cuisine for every single palate. For vegetarians and the health-minded, Chef Jonathan created "A Splash of Green Catering" menus out of his own commitment to flavorful and healthy food. Add A Splash of Green options to your menu, to offer guests healthful, plant-forward, dairy and soy-free, local and organic alternative options that you've always wanted but couldn’t find-- until now. All menus by Chef Jonathan can be ordered for custom meal plans, delivery, pick-up or full-service catering, including beverage services. Some call A Dash of Salt Catering “the most flexible caterer” for their creativity, friendly service and willingness to fulfill the wildest dream events possible. Simply add A Dash of Salt to see for yourself, a caterer that does it all. 

David Alan Hospitality Group


Custom.Thoughtful. Unique. Responsive. Individualized. Creative. Flexible. Attentive.

What do you get when you put all that together? David Alan Hospitality Group, (of course!) at your service. They are not in the catering business, they are in the business of creating experiences, one event at a time. To them, the same amount of dedication, attention to detail, and creativity goes into planning the wedding of a lifetime, or a small business lunch meeting. The dynamic team at David Alan is passionate about providing a superior product through precision, which means they are not afraid to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Together, their team shares a love of mouthwatering food, superb service, and an ever-growing desire to make all your catering dreams come true. So when the sugar plums are dancing around your head this holiday season, don’t forget to let them ‘deck the halls’ at your office building, your home or one of the many venues they work with so you can eat, drink and be merry. Serving CT/MA/NY/RI



Festivities is an award winning catering and event design company based in Connecticut. Crafting entertaining experiences that bring people together in laughter, celebration and community is what they love to do! Every event is personal to them, and they get excited making it fun, memorable, unique to you and stress-free. With decades of experience, their team is passionate about your guest experience. This holiday season, enjoy all of the delicious Festivities services from bar to buche de noel! From global flavors to home-grown traditions, they are known for the finest in fresh, locally- sourced foods, gracious service, and innovative event design. Several notable curated culinary experiences include their “Roving Foods “, a “Food Truck Parked in the Kitchen”, Holiday Artful foods in their favorite galleries or even “Holidays in History” in an exclusive historical setting. Whether in the office, at home, or in one of their partner venues, your holiday gatherings will be individualized and well-remembered. Making entertaining family and friends a welcome thought, Festivities “Party Fare” is a phone call away. With small batch cooking from the freshest seasonal ingredients, your party will be delivered to your door. Most importantly, this team believes in having fun, but they take your fun seriously!  

Forks and Fingers


Forks and Fingers pride themselves on creating menus that reflect their clients, whether it be a family recipe from Grandma, something that pays homage to a family’s heritage, or a shared food memory to recreate at your event. Their goal since founding Forks & Fingers in 2009 has been to make culinary dreams come true. Their team is enthusiastic to work with clients who love food, know food, and are not afraid to try new things…and they love clients who truly appreciate what they do! Forks and Fingers also truly enjoys working with families for a sibling's wedding or a special family event, the more personal the better! From their family to yours, they look forward to hearing from you!

Herbaceous Catering


Herbaceous Catering was born from a simple love of food. They strive to bring people together, along with local & seasonal ingredients, to create sublime dining experiences.  They are farm-to-table caterers who source most of their ingredients locally from farms all over Connecticut, ensuring their clients are treated to the best ingredients. These event-based caterers create custom menus for their clients, making certain the menu is perfect for their event & their palates. Herbaceous also offers delicious vegan and/or gluten-free options; all their flavors that are ambitious, imaginative and aesthetically pleasing… and of course delicious! Think Creamed Kale, Hasselback Butternut Squash with warm bacon vinaigrette, Cherry-Thyme Crumble, to name a few. Let this team cater your party during the busy upcoming holiday season, where they will dazzle the taste buds of your guests with beautiful creations and flavors they will not find anywhere else. There is so much love that goes into the food, and it starts with the farmers at seed, then to harvest, then from their kitchen to yours.

Hog Wild BBQ 


Hog Wild BBQ is Connecticut’s Premier BBQ catering service. Family owned and operated, and enthusiastically serving Connecticut for over twenty years. They pride themselves on making every event, whether a party of 500 people or 10, a roaring success. They will be offering corporate catering throughout the holiday season, so be sure to book now. Beginning the first week in October, they will be taking orders for their famous smoked turkeys (gobble, gobble…literally!). What a great way to show your employees how much you appreciate them with a smoked turkey for the Holiday season-so nice! Fresh organic birds will be for sale in limited quantities as well. Hog Wild BBQ offers a full menu from pulled pork, brisket, and ribs to the whole hog, and don’t forget their Award Winning Mac-n-Cheese! For catering onsite parties of 50 people or more, they bring the smoker right to you so your guests can get the full effect. The a la carte menu offers selections that can be dropped off and trays that are ready to eat. There is also a selection of non-BBQ items and out-of-this-world appetizers so everyone will be happy! 

La Cuisine Café, Market & Catering


Find out why for more than 35 years clients have made La Cuisine their number one source for all things food and entertaining. This award-winning team is food-obsessed and known for its artfully presented food and gracious service. La Cuisine’s food is fresh and handcrafted, made using high-quality ingredients that are local and seasonal when possible and include all-natural meats. You can taste the difference in their delicious flavors with such dishes as their Chicken and Waffles with Maple Bourbon Glaze, Warm Brie en Croute with herbed mushrooms, and Butternut Squash Arancini. Don’t forget the Warm Gingerbread with Sautéed and Brandied Apples (hungry yet?). Team La Cuisine is a go-to choice for your holiday entertaining. With experience executing everything from stellar corporate galas to farm weddings, this team of experts will craft a truly memorable and customized event for you, including delicious and beautiful made-from-scratch food. 

Marcia Selden Catering


With a history as rich and flavorful as its gourmet creations, Marcia Selden Catering is a family-run group of first-class foodies, servicing New York and Connecticut’s most luxurious events — and it all started in Marcia’s kitchen more than 40 years ago. Marcia, her daughter Robin, and her son Jeffrey lead a savvy squad of culinary gurus and “party perfectors” who believe the belly rules the mind, and that the best way to kick off a party is to toast over a custom-made cocktail. Whether it’s a low-key clambake or the wedding of the century, MSC creates inclusive, memorable feasts of any celebration, matched with polished, personalized service that makes everyone feel like part of the family. Marcia Selden Catering services the bold and the epicurious — and anyone looking to commemorate a big day in style, without all the stress. With MSC everything is always taken care of, always memorable, and always a party!

Precious Oysters


Precious Oysters is the perfect way to add a special touch to any event. From small, in-home dinner parties to festivals and fundraisers, we bring the oyster experience to you: watch our shucker in action, learn about oyster farming, add a drop of lemon and down the hatch they go! Ladies night with oysters and champagne? Yes, please! Looking for something extra for your office holiday party or family gathering? Look no further: Precious Oysters ensures that your event will be talked about long after your guests have headed home. We redefine the raw bar experience by highlighting the art of shucking and the beauty of the ocean’s bounty. As Connecticut’s premier shucking service, we’re setting the bar high with our commitment to quality and sustainability. Founded by an oyster farmer, we have an intimate connection with the food we serve and the farms with which we work. Precious Oysters brings a new dimension to the traditional raw bar service: you’ll learn about the waters from which the oysters came, and to which they’ll return; hear stories from the farming front-line; and get an inside look at what it takes to deliver an oyster from tide to table.

Ratatouille and Company


Ratatouille and Company is a sophisticated, full service catering company with a unique social mission. They use the power of culinary arts and hospitality to empower women to find their voice and learn a skill set they can use on their road to independence and success. They successfully partnered with nonprofit organizations in Fairfield County, New York City and Brooklyn to train their women immigrant and refugees both in the kitchen and the art of elegant serving. And while their mission is critical, they pride themselves on impeccable service, beautiful décor, amazing and memorable food. They work with their staff on taking recipes from their native countries and transforming them into beautiful bites that are perfect for your next event. From Sea Bass Ceviche in Plantain Cups and Salmon Tartare in Seaweed Cones to Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Cheese Croutons, every morsel is made from the finest ingredients and presented in the most stunning fashion. From cocktail parties to intimate dinners to weddings, Ratatouille and Company will make your next event a huge success.

Seasonal Catering


Seasonal Catering is a Farm-to-Table caterer that has rapidly grown and become known for their quality food and service. Their culinary team carefully curates every menu offering to reflect the best of each season, using the finest ingredients and freshest produce that will exceed your expectations. Seasonal Catering is proud to be one of only two Wedding & Special Event Catering Companies in Connecticut to be officially recognized as a Certified Green Caterer® by the Green Restaurant Association. They continually source from local CT farms and local businesses for vegetables, cheeses, meats, wines, and even beer!  By purchasing locally, their clients get fresh, quality food and they, in turn, reduce carbon footprints along with contributing to the local economy.

Their team will handle all the complicated logistics of your event by providing full-service rental and equipment coordination services. Maybe you would like to add a personal touch to your event by choosing a signature cocktail carefully developed by our craft cocktail mixologists that stars your favorite liquor, matches your color scheme, or just sounds delicious! Planning an event can seem quite intimidating to even the most capable and organized person so let Seasonal attend to every detail so that you can focus on enjoying your special occasion with your guests.  

Simply Delicious


Simply Delicious is exactly how it sounds. Need we say it - delicious! Known for her seasonally inspired recipes and signature style, Chef Lauren Peden has been creating memorable culinary experiences throughout Fairfield County since 2007. Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering, cocktail party or festive gala, Lauren and her expert team handle all aspects that go into creating a beautiful occasion.  Intimate plated dinners are always a popular choice, where customizable menus include everything from Seared Scallops with Pesto Risotto and Local Corn Relish to Stuffed Connecticut Chicken Breast with Caramelized Leeks, Potatoes and Mushrooms. When it comes to cocktail parties, guests can never resist a variety of creative bites. Some of their signature appetizers include: Petit Eggplant Parmesan Eggroll Bites, Zucchini Roll-ups with Goat Cheese and Mushroom Duxelle, and Tuna Tartar on Homemade Potato Chips. As the holidays draw near, Simply Delicious is ready to take your celebration to the next level. Don’t have time to plan dinner for your family full of dietary restrictions? Gourmet meal delivery which includes vegan options, are available straight to your doorstep every night of the week. Don’t let this year’s entertaining obligations stress you out. They’ll do the work - you enjoy the party!   

Susan Kane Catering


Susan's rustic, chic style is innovative and unique but she also prides herself on truly listening and “reading” her clients. There are no cookie cutter solutions here, just pure personalization with the goal of creating a highly customized event. With over 24 years experience as a private caterer, Susan Kane continues to please palates with her contemporary American dishes and she also now offers organic, hormone-free meats as well as a full range of options for various dietary preferences; enjoy such offerings as her sushi bar, raw bar, Vegetable Pancakes, Mini Kobe Beef Dogs, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sate. Her upscale catering and full event planning services add the details that work to make her events successes and her clients happy. Susan Kane travels to Manhattan, Long Island City, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Fairfield and Westchester Counties.

Watson’s Catering & Events


If you want to be a guest at your own party, then your first phone call should be to Watson’s Catering & Events. Watson’s has been in business for over 25 years and wins “The Best of Greenwich” from Greenwich Magazine year after year! Everyone on their team is passionate about food and hospitality. They receive just as many rave reviews about their friendly, dynamic staff as they do about their food. The planners will listen and help design the perfect event whether it is in your office, home, or one of their unique venues. Watson’s is excited to announce they are the exclusive caterer to the newly renovated Greenwich Historical Society, a fantastic new venue in town. They will also help you customize a menu that will have your guests dreaming about the delicious food long after the party is over. Watson’s chefs are committed to using fresh, seasonal ingredients and are always developing new menu items to wow their guests. Some new fall feast and holiday menu additions include Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cranberry Compote, and Roasted Duck with Pomegranate Glaze.  You can always count on Watson’s classics such as Cabernet-Braised Boneless Short Ribs or Seafood Paella. Watson’s is where even the ordinary is extraordinary. Give them a call for all of your entertaining needs this fall and holiday season.