A Small Sample of our Testimonials

Doris Pecor, BTV, Sept. '17

On a rainy September day, a "not so new" bride (68) and a "not so new" groom (old bachelor) became husband and wife.  Rain or shine, it was to be a beautiful celebration of love and family.  And as we all know, food is a big part of any celebration.  And did we ever have food!

Logan and I wish to thank the team at Catering By Dale for providing our guests with a fantastic feast.  The selection, preparation, presentation, and taste was perfect in every way.  From our first meeting with Cher, we knew we were in good hands.  She listened to our requests and offered great suggestions.  Cher is calming and professional.  I knew after meeting with her that I wanted her to be at our event.  Cher and her team arrived, and the evening flowed beautifully.  Chef Garrett was a pleasure.  Under an umbrella, he cooked our steak and lobster to perfection.  And I must mention our wedding cake.  Garrett nailed it!  And if the opportunity arises, we would request both Cher and Garrett at any future event.

What a team!  Thank you, thank you!

Logan & Doris Jackson

Page T-Whitney, from Paydata Sept. 2017 Lang Barn

Good morning Cher, 

I apologize that I am just now getting around to doing this, but I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your hard work in getting our party to come together so beautifully. I really appreciated the way that you “held my hand” and made it all so easy, as I had never put anything together like this before.

We had a great evening. Everything was perfect – the atmosphere, the set-up, and of course the food! Thank you so much from all of us at PayData, and please share our thanks with your wonderful team!

Cara Salvatore, Aug. 5, '17

To the wonderful Crew,

Thank you so much for your professional and friendly help in making our wedding day run so smoothly.  We appreciated all of your hard work which did not go unnoticed by friends and family.  A great time had by all!

Kare, Cara & Jamison

Liz Jarvis, City Market, Sept.2017

Hi Kelsey, 

Thank you again for all of your help with our Member Meeting, you were invaluable! I also wanted to say that Catering by Dale made this event this year – the difference between our two years was amazing.  It felt so organized and relaxed this year and I think a large portion of that is due to Catering by Dales, specifically Mary.  Her event planning services were so helpful and her staff were friendly, organized, efficient, and oh so effective.  I would definitely use their staff again for future meetings! Thank you again for all of your help with this event! 

Best, Liz JarvisMembership ManagerCity Market, Onion River Co-op

Mary Oneil, Oct. '17 UVM Alumni House

Dear Susan,

Please accept our thanks for the superb meal prepared on the occasion of our daughter Linnae's wedding.  The presentation, preparation and quality far surpassed our expectations.  Very special thanks to your exemplary staff; professional, courteous, accommodating and efficient.  We could not be happier.  Please feel free to use our name as a reference.  We would be happy to share our wonderful experience with others!

With Best Regards, 


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Waterside Cafe

Join us for  lunch at our Waterside Cafe at Echo on the waterfront.  Mention this site and receive a beverage of your choice for free.  We also offer free refills on coffee and tea.  While visiting, fill out our request form if there are food items you wish to see at our cafe.


dba Catering By Dale, uses local farmers and purveyors to create custom menus using the freshest ingredients.  Our farm-to-table approach allows each dish to be artistically arranged, visually beautiful and exceptional to the taste.

Did you know....

Catering By Dale has been one of the top catering companies in the Burlington area for over 17 years and is the preferred caterer for many of the finest venues throughout Vermont.

Community Involvement

Catering By Dale encourages practices in environmental and social sustainability. We encourage ethical and  "green" practices ie. compostables, recycling, composting and repurposing.

Our Commitment to Our Customers:

Create an environment that only seeks excellence.

Consistently exceed the expectations of our clientele by providing them with the highest quality food and service.

Openness and willingness to change in order to achieve excellence, while encouraging teamwork and maximizing performance, professionalism , respect and trust.

We are the Preferred Caterer at:

UVM Alumni House

The Mansfield Barn

The Barn At Lang Farm

The Garden Barn at Lang Barn

Monitor Barn

The Shelburne Museum

All Souls Interfaith Gathering

Shelburne Vineyard

Main St Landing

Burlington City Arts

1 main at the Burlington Train Station

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Catering By Dale is extremely involved in the community working with nonprofit organizations and helping to create successful fundraising events.

A Sample of organizations we are involved with

Boys and Girls Club

Cancer Patient Support Foundation

Champlain Housing

Champlain Valley Agency on Aging

Community Health Center -Howard

Hope Lodge

Champlain College                                            

Champlain Islands Community Build

The Lake Champlain Chamber

Housing Vermont

Kelly Brush Foundation

Lund Home

Make a Wish Foundation

Meals on Wheels

Outright Vermont




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Holiday Parties

If you are looking for a venue for your holiday party, let CBD help you with your selection as we are affiliated with the local options.

Theme parties

Let our creative staff assist in the decor and food management to assure a perfect backdrop for any theme.

Floral Design and Decor

With in-house florists, CBD can be your one-stop solution to all of your catering and decorating needs allowing a seamless production and complete design to compliment the motif of your event.