Heather and her team did an incredible job. Not only was the food excellent, as expected, but the bar service was fantastic. We were particularly blown away by the presentation of the bar, dessert table, appetizers, table settings, etc. There were so many great details that make it clear that the team takes a lot of pride in their work! If you share your vision with Heather, she will make it happen! From a planning perspective, Heather was a huge value add as well. She calmly solved minor problems as they came up, and did a GREAT job of managing the itinerary and general flow of the party. We had a truly perfect weekend, and are SO glad we worked with the BHCC team.
A quick note to thank you for an excellent job. BHCC was professional throughout the entire process of arranging and carrying out your services—food was delicious, service excellent, your flexibility in setting up this party and coordinating all pre-event stuff, bartender excellent, everyone knew what to do and when to do it…really impressive. Thank you. All of us are in agreement that your company is excellent and we will recommend you where and when possible. “
Bar Harbor Catering was a dream to work with for our wedding. From initial contact to tasting, to day of services they were extremely professional and supportive. We used BHC for the wedding catering and ‘month of’ coordinator. Both were excellent in helping us get the wedding that we were hoping for. For reference, we were a relatively small wedding at ~60 guests.BHC helped us craft an entirely vegan wedding day menu. This included table snacks, grazing menu, and entrees. All were excellent and we’ve had many compliments to the food. The food was one of our biggest concerns and they executed flawlessly. For drinks, we went with beer, wine, + a signature cocktail which were also served without issue. They were able to accommodate several additional dietary restrictions without issue and went out of their way to identify and take care of these guests. Heather assisted with our planning and she has clearly built relationships in the community as she was able to liaise with the flower and tent/table/chair vendors. Day of she was very attentive and made sure that we were able to focus on the ceremony and our families rather than the details of the day. Overall, I can recommend BHC without reservation. They delivered beyond our expectations in every category. We’re very lucky to have found them.
I thank you so very much for the wonderful dinner and party that you worked with me on. You made the entire process - from planning to ALL my changes to the day of the event so smooth and easy. Most important, you kept me calm when I was worried about something. I could not have been happier with the final dinner and party. Bravo to all of you!I am so impressed with the crew who worked the party. Mandy’s guidance and talent with menu planning and execution is tops. So many people commented on the food - everything was delicious. The highlights were many - the Aperol spritzes (so refreshing!), the grilled polpo, panzanella salad. The gelato was a hit with everyone! Finally, the wine that you suggested worked beautifully with the meal. Thank you!Finally, I want to thank the entire crew for all the prep and setup! I know my “flower” crew was in the way but the staff just worked around us and had the place looking beautiful by the time the first guests arrived!A special acknowledgment for the staff who worked on the wedding the next night. It was a great wedding and the staff really was outstanding given the weather!It was an absolute pleasure working with you.
Bar Harbor Catering is hands down the best caterer on MDI. I hired them for my July wedding this year (2019) and they were absolutely incredible! Our guests raved about the food and the overall service. They did a cocktail hour, plated dinner and late-night food, and executed all of them perfectly. Also, our reception was outdoor and tented, and there was a torrential downpour that turned the ground into a total swamp - despite being up to their knees in mud, the staff was incredibly kind and patient the entire time. Mandy is a rockstar and was great to work with. She came up with special dishes for us, and worked around all of our menu and guest count changes graciously! Thank you BHCC!
From the very beginning with the first site visit to the tasting event to the beautiful atmosphere to the great cleanup job, everything was just perfect.
They listened and planned and worked with us tirelessly to help us create a menu and event that felt authentic and just right. I wanted local, in-season, vegetarian and tasty while my husband wanted abundant, filling, and delicious. We got it all.
We hired BHCC for our wedding and our guests are STILL raving about their food! Their staff was beyond friendly, so helpful, and made our wedding day amazing.
Just wanted to give a big shout out to Bar Harbor Catering Company! I am a wedding planner (fern & flair weddings and events) and worked on my first wedding with them this past weekend. Meg was leading the event and did a fantastic job. Meg and the whole team were on top of everything. Helping put the final details together and fulfilling all of the wedding party and my requests. There is not one critique I would have for them. The performance and service seemed flawless. Not to mention the food was amazing. All the guests loved it including the vendors. Definitely one of the most professional companies I have had the opportunity to work with. They really went above and beyond going out of their way to add special service like bringing plates of appetizers on the trolley for the wedding party who had to go off to photos during cocktail hour. So thoughtful! Great job guys! Hope to work with you again in the near future!
Mandy and her team helped to save our “marriage in a maelstrom!” We were married during a terrible, big storm and Mandy’s staff were so kind and helpful to us and all our guests during the madness; they held curtains and umbrellas, rushed around in the rain, made sure my husband and I both ate a full meal, and helped us stay on schedule. She served a fabulous Ottolenghi-inspired dinner that I had requested but it truly went above and beyond what I had dreamed. Everything was absolutely delicious and she did a great job of providing a dairy-free meal with lots of gluten-free and vegan options. She made a difficult situation into a magical and unforgettable experience, for which I will be forever grateful.
If you’re planning a wedding in Bar Harbor you MUST hire Bar Harbor Catering Company as your catering company. I contacted at least 5 caterers in the area and BHCC was hands down the most professional caterer in the whole process. They helped us from the beginning to meet our budget while not sacrificing our wishes, quality of food, or anything else. Working with the team was a pleasure and they were so much more than just a catering company. We met with them the day before the wedding to talk through everything and the day of the whole BHCC team was almost like our day off wedding planner team. They set everything up, helped with the decoration and made everything look and feel perfect. The food and service were outstanding and we are still getting compliments from our guests. BHCC contributed a lot to making our day as special and perfect as it was for us! Thank you!
Thanks for everything! You guys did an excellent job. Many friends came to me later and said that was the BEST wedding dinner they have ever had! Thought you might like to know that! :) Please thank Chef for us for his creative gift!
We can never thank the crew enough for the amazing job they did at our daughter’s wedding. Everything was even more beautiful than we had imagined and they were a huge part of that. Their staff was very professional, attentive, hard-working, and the food, well the food was indescribably delicious! From the very beginning with the first site visit to the tasting event (!!), to the beautiful atmosphere, to the great cleanup job, everything was just perfect. If we ever have another wedding, the first call we make will be to Bar Harbor Catering!
We wanted a no-fuss, family-style dinner for our wedding (130 guests) that didn’t leave out the vegetarians and left no one hungry, and Bar Harbor Catering was absolutely perfect. From the cocktails and appetizers to the desserts, everything was delicious (their whoopie pie is seriously the best I’ve ever had!). Their professionalism and attention to detail is extraordinary — we can’t recommend them highly enough!
We loved working with the team at Bar Harbor Catering! Our reception concept was a bit nontraditional - we wanted a casual/fun cocktail party feel. BHHC really delivered with flexible station concepts and awesome appetizers. Highly recommend the salad station, flatbreads, and oyster sliders. Also the pie! Throughout the process, the team was very responsive, professional, and thoughtful. Thanks so much!
Mandy and crew are truly the best. The food and presentation were fabulous and the staff and bartenders helped make sure we had a great time! They handled every request perfectly, including some very last minute tricky diet limitations - going the extra mile to go purchase fish in the middle of the event to make sure the guest was taken care of. You will get knowledgeable, dedicated service and they think of every detail so you don’t have to. Can’t recommend them enough!
The Neighborhood House has used BHCC for our annual fundraiser for the past three years. Each year we have been thrilled with the quality of service and attention to detail. We have consistently received feedback from attendees of the event about the excellent and unique food offerings. Mandy, Heather, and the entire team make you feel totally at ease as they are very good communicators leading up to the affair and put in 110% during the evening of the event. I cannot recommend BHCC enough. They always hit if out of the park.
I wish there were more than 5 stars to give Mandy and the entire Bar Harbor Catering Company crew. This amazing team made our dream celebration come true. They were so patient with all of our many detailed requests and they totally got and made a reality out of our outer island, field day, vegetarian wedding dream!!! I can not thank them all enough or recommend them more highly. They are a pleasure to work with and the food and professionalism are unmatched!
This amazing team made our dream celebration come true. They were so patient with all of our many detailed requests and they totally got and made a reality out of our outer island, field day, vegetarian wedding dream!
They have a ton of 5-star reviews for a reason. We opted for a clam bake at our welcome dinner, and the fire pit smores were a hit with our guests. Wedding dinner was lobster rolls and low bush blueberry pies for dessert. Staff is prompt, professional, responsive and felt like friends.
BHCC’s sausage is insanely delicious. I’m a huge lover of sausage and eat it whenever I can but this is far and away the best I have ever had. And, of course, the donuts were also amazing. Let me know if you plan on doing it again!
I won the grand prize of BHCC’s catering service at the Business After Hours BHCC hosted at the beginning of the 2018 season. Little did I know what a Grand prize it would turn out to be. Everyone was impressed with the quality & variety of food serviced, everything was truly delicious! I’m sure you will get a lot of references from our group knowing what a fabulous catering company you have. It was a great way to end your season.
So many of our guests said it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding, and we completely agree!
We couldn’t have been more pleased with the service, the level of professionalism, the yumminess of the food. The entire planning and execution process was easeful and fun. They made it look easy.
We have received so many compliments on the food and service. Thank you so much for all that you do! You guys are the ultimate professionals.