EXPANSION PLANS & NEW HIRE
We're so excited to announce that we're adding to the local downeast catering scene with our devotion to both food and event planning. BHCC owner and executive chef Mandy Fountaine believed there to be a unique opportunity in the industry when she noticed caterers in Maine were offering great food, but not many planning packages to complement their service. Mandy responded with a more comprehensive experience, offering custom menus and varied planning services, creating a truly personalized event for clients. And to further this mission, we're happy to announce the hiring of our new Creative Director and Event Planner, Heather Anderson!
“It’s my personal belief, and the belief of the entire BHCC team, that event guests deserve an all-inclusive experience, with attention to every detail,” said Fountaine. “When a client can get their food, planning, and logistics in one go, it minimizes the ‘too many cooks in the kitchen’ feeling. Having food and planning under one roof creates a seamless process for our clients and we’re excited to bring the same attention and quality to the planning as we do to food and service."
Heather Anderson, an experienced event planner and marketing professional, joined the Bar Harbor Catering Company team on April 9 as the Creative Director and Event Planner. Previously the Director of Advancement at the Abbe Museum, Anderson brings 18 years of proven knowledge of creative strategy, vision, communication, and management with an emphasis on event planning, marketing, and digital media.
“I’m so incredibly honored and proud to join the BHCC team,” Anderson said. “With so many unique venues it will be exciting to create custom events for those seeking that ‘wow’ factor. BHCC has seen an increase in the number of weddings and other types of events over the past couple of years, and I’m excited to work with clients, vendors, and other partners to plan remarkable, personalized events. I revel in both the analytical and artistic aspects of event production and I love helping to create experiences and environments that embody the easy elegance of my home state of Maine.”
To commemorate the new expansion, we worked with Porcupine Design to unveil a new brand that better matches our new business strategy, which includes new logos, exterior signage, packaging, and web graphics. Additional projects will get underway over the course of the next 12 to 18 months.
Given our goal of providing exceptional food and service, we have received rave reviews and praise in our nine years, 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, we have been recognized with several accolades, including most recently the 2017 Rising Star Award from the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
"Over the past three years years, BHCC has grown exponentially, and it’s only natural for us to further develop our service offerings as well,” said General Manager Jennifer Wright. “With our new expansion, re-brand, and bringing Heather on board, there’s no telling where this exciting and fun business is headed."