We work with you to meet your event's every need. From weddings to intimate dinner parties, cocktail parties or corporate functions, we provide our experienced and professional staff and event managers to ensure you and your guests enjoy every moment.
QUALITY. SERVICE. FOOD. COMMUNITY.
Dandelion Catering Company officially launched in 2009 in Portland, Maine when lifelong Maine residents Christine and Christian Hayes decided to chase a dream that led them both out of their restaurant and foodservice careers and into the world of catering.
Their ultimate goal was to not only produce restaurant quality, freshly prepared food in an industry that is far too dependant on frozen and premade ingredients, but also to create a company steeped in their principles. Quality, fresh, handmade cuisine that is prepared with the best ingredients. Locally sourced products. Humanely raised livestock. Utilization of local and regional sources for seafood, meat, dairy and produce. Small farms. Local vendors. Seasonal menus. Community. A small business that cultivates and inspires their team through respect, positivity and genuine gratitude. A business where all involved can feel proud of their part, and feel appreciated.
Their vision was to celebrate the amazing resources that Maine and New England has to offer, and build a team of like-minded individuals who undertsood that through hardwork and high standards come success and fulfillment.
Years later, the humble beginnings of a bootstrapped small business, built on the foundation of a tireless work ethic and an iron-clad commitment to service and quality, has evolved into one of the most talented and respected catering companies in the region.
In the end, they have created a company that reflects very much how they live their lives. Simple, approachable, and humble, yet very unique. No smoke and mirrors, just a pure passion for cooking, food, community, family and service.
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