BAR HARBOR CATERING COMPANY NAMED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

From left: Greg Dalton (presented the award), Nicholas Reynolds (BHCC Bar Manager), Mandy Fountaine (BHCC Owner & Chief Executive Officer), Alf Anderson (Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce), Heather Anderson (BHCC Director of Sales & Operations), and Matthew Leddy (BHCC Executive Chef). Image courtesy of the Mount Desert Islander.

From left: Greg Dalton (presented the award), Nicholas Reynolds (BHCC Bar Manager), Mandy Fountaine (BHCC Owner & Chief Executive Officer), Alf Anderson (Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce), Heather Anderson (BHCC Director of Sales & Operations), and Matthew Leddy (BHCC Executive Chef). Image courtesy of the Mount Desert Islander.

 

Bar Harbor Catering Company (BHCC) received the prestigious Business of the Year Award from the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce on October 21, 2019, at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center. The award is given to a member business that has demonstrated excellence in operations and performance over the past 12 months.

"It's a great honor to be recognized by the Chamber,” said Mandy Fountaine, BHCC Owner & Chief Executive Officer. "Business of the Year is what all organizations aspire to and this award is truly a testament to BHCC’s incredible growth over the past decade. We’re grateful for the wonderful partnership with the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the support of our local community.”

BHCC celebrated 10 years this summer and marked the occasion by launching an on-site eatery and tasting room called Whim Kitchen, a new website, extended services in the community, new exterior signage, and added to their company fleet of vehicles. Last year, BHCC unveiled a new brand that better matches their business strategy, which included new logos, packaging, and web graphics.

“Mandy leads her business with heart,” said Bethany Reece, president of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “She and her entire team are committed to delivering unmatched experiences with each event they produce. The dedication, creativity, and next-level customer service that BHCC delivers to all their clients is the kind of leadership that makes members of this business community continue to stand out across the state.”

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Given its goal of providing exceptional food and service, BHCC has received multiple reviews and praise, with an extensive client portfolio that not only includes many local faces, but several major corporations, and social event clients from across the country. Additionally, BHCC has been recognized with several accolades, including most recently top finalists for the prestigious 2019 Catersource ACE award, Achievement in Catering Excellence, in both Catering - East Region and Events - East Region.

“We’ve worked so hard to get to where we are today and we’re also constantly thinking of the future because, without question, we still have a lot of great accomplishments ahead of us,” said Fountaine. “I have to give huge thanks to the incredible team at BHCC and the local community that has been so supportive from the start. I’m so proud and humbled to be part of it all, and I’m so pumped to see what’s in store for us on the other side of this great decade!”

For more information about the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, as well as details on how to become a member business, please visit www.visitbarharbor.com.

Heather Anderson