A Small Sample Of Our Testimonials

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!"

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!"

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,"


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 Dale, 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 Jarvis Membership Manager City Market, Onion River Co-op

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

Robert Giles, Oct. 2017, Teen Challenge

"You and your co-workers are such a joy to work with. Professional, courteous and have a great love for what you're doing. We would not want to work with any other team at The Echo Center. We look forward to working with such a wonderful team again. Thank you for helping to make our event a success."

Robert Giles

Sarah R.

"The Catering By Dale staff is THE most professional and we do many diner parties each year as my husband is the President of a very large corporation.  I will always close CBD!"

Sarah R.

Tonya Dickenson, Lake Estate

Dearest Garrett and Shawn,

WOW!  What an incredible FEAST you created and you and your team prepared!!!!  Please, Please...keep me as a permanent client!  I can not work with ANYBODY else! NO GOING back now when you have tasted the very BEST!  You are a creative genius!  You clearly put your heart and soul into this.  Everything was extraordinary.  I cannot possibly thank you enough!  I will keep sending pics (links to lots of pics)- feel free to just delete the emails, just want you to have as many pictures as possible.  I have some and the photographer should have LOTS!  Please thank your whole team."

Tonya Dickenson

"To all,  I am not sure I wrote an official note of appreciation for Noah and Liraz's wedding.  As an organization, you took on a lot.  The internal transition of ownership, the demands for Kosher food and the many requests by the wedding planner.  But, with everyones committed effort, a beautiful evening on Lake Champlain, the smooth run-of-show flow, the excellent food and service, you provided a thoughtful, delightful experience for all who attended.  Anyway, thanks for creating a lovely start for the marriage of Noah and Liraz."

Hinda Miller

Fascinating News

Food Truck

New in 2018, our modified "food truck" hit the road to provide lunches at key client locations and was a sure hit for numerous corporate events and weddings!  

CBD Events LLC

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.


Catering By Dale has been one of the top catering companies in the Burlington area for over 18 years. We take great pride in our relationships, working as the preferred caterer for many of the finest venues throughout Vermont.  Our repeat clientele are a testament to the impeccable staff we have at CBD, offering unparalleled services.

Our Commitment to Our Customers

  1. Create an environment that only seeks excellence.
  2. Consistently exceed the expectations of our clientele by providing  the highest quality food and service.
  3. Openness and willingness to change in order to achieve excellence, while encouraging teamwork and maximizing performance, professionalism, respect and trust.

Community Involvement

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

CBD Strong

Our team at CBD is not lacking in kudos. Each and every event we receive an unbelievable note of praise for our stellar performance and professionalism. Team CBD continues to impress with our Executive Chef Garrett as the unseen link behind the scenes engaging in his culinary wizardry.

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  The Whitford House

Bundy Modern 

Community Involvement

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

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.

Theme Parties

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

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.

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
Teen Challenge

Flowers From our Past Clients....