A Small Sample Of Our Testimonials
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!" -Page Whitney -
Working with Catering by Dale and Susan was a pleasure. The food was ABSOLUTELY, UTTERLY AMAZING, the best catered meal I have ever had. They were responsive on both timing and price, the service was smooth and unobtrusive but friendly and warm. What a wonderful evening. We’ll be calling them again!
Paul Bierman, UVM Dept. - October 2019 - Alumni House
I recently had the pleasure of experiencing your amazing food at the Chamber of Commerce mixer at the UVM alumni house. WOW! I'm pretty picky about the quality of food I eat, and assumed I would leave the event hungry. I was pleasantly surprised! Thank you! Warm regards, Sarah Thompson
Last weekend we hosted get-together of folks from the workplace, catered by Dale. Next time we have a big gathering in our home, we'll know just who to call. The set up was swift, professional and friendly, quickly adapting to the particulars of our kitchen and dining room. The food beautiful to look at, presented attractively - and utterly delicious. Out of a couple dozen people, I only spotted one who did not go back for seconds. There was plenty of variety for everyone, including those with food restrictions - and the general feeling was one of classy abundance. The pacing was expertly handled, with clean dishes replacing those once used, as we sat or perched around the house. And when everyone was finished (not before), the clean-up seemed to be invisibly accomplished: the rhythm of the gathering was not interrupted. Left-overs were packed up deftly (and securely) - some for us to enjoy in the coming week, the rest for a few other folks to take away. The two women who handled the affair almost slipped away without my having a chance to thank them, so quiet was their exit. The whole evening was handled beautifully - a memorable meal and a memorable occasion. Michael A
“Catering by Dale is the perfect marriage of professionalism and creativity. The CBD staff was perfectly lively and polite at our event. Guests were very pleased with the variety of foods. So pleased to have the chance to work with this company and look forward to working with them again in the future!”
Jennifer Barrett, Shelburne Museum
Hi Susan, thanks to you and your delicious food we had a wonderful party last night. The guests were invited from 530 to 7 and left at 8:30! We all kind of stood around and talking, drinking and eating having fun getting to know one another and then someone sat down at the breakfast table where all your delicious food was and we all sat down around it and proceeded to eat everything...our cocktail party turned into a dinner party! Many, many thanks, xoxo Susan Good
After deciding to get married, the best decision my daughter and her now husband made was hiring Catering by Dale for their wedding. Susan and her staff did an extraordinary job. Using her skills as a wedding planner, Susan assisted the couple with the ceremony at the Ira Allen Chapel. She and her staff then executed an impeccable reception at the UVM Alumni House. From cocktail hour through dessert, guests were treated royally. The food was delicious. It was tastefully prepared, beautifully plated and efficiently served. It all came together to provide wonderful memories for family members and friends. Without any reservation, we highly recommend Catering by Dale for your special event!
Cindy Bortner, Mother of Ellen B.
"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. The CBD 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 Team CBD at any future event. What a team! Thank you, thank you!" Doris Pecor -
Our entire experience with Catering by Dale, from start to finish, was personal, professional and wonderful. They are a team of experienced wedding professionals who go above and beyond just a food and beverage service. In addition to their delicious food and seamless service, Susan also provided wedding coordination services for us leading up to and day-of our wedding. I was so confident with everything that they had planned that I was actually able to show up and enjoy the party as a guest and not be worried about the details. Not only is the team organized and professional but the food is incredible and beautifully plated, matching the quality of a five-star restaurant experience. We had so many of our guests comment on how amazing the food was, as well as the cocktails. I would absolutely recommend Catering by Dale for their great value, professional service and delicious food.
Ellen Bortner, Aug. 2019 - UVM Alumni House
Last month, I had the pleasure of orchestrating a landmark birthday celebration for my wife. A dozen guests from different phases of her life - some from nearby, some from afar - gathered in our home to honor her, and to enjoy each other's company. I wanted the food to be delicious, the service transparent, and the evening to be one to remember. And I wanted to be free to enjoy the evening to its full I knew just the caterer to call. A few years back, we'd hosted a very different type of occasion - an office party, and had hired Catering By Dale for the event. They did such a fine job that I asked them to make a proposal for this quite different, more intimate occasion. Two emails and one phone conversation later, we had all the details wrapped up. Alert to favorite foods, sensitive to possible dietary restrictions, and ready to prepare them all with flair, Susan who oversaw the preparation of our party submitted a mouthwatering proposed menu, backed up by alternate choices, just in case. We could save by pouring our own wine and using our own dishes, she counseled, or she could provide them. The only thing we didn't see on the menu was the birthday desert my wife longed for - Italian Cream Cake - to which Susan agreed without a blink. The Chef, Shawn, and Caroline, the server, arrived a couple of hours before dinner was to be served. They worked very quietly and efficiently, with very pleasing results, and soon the smells of cooking beef and shrimp began to permeate the air, even as a variety of made-on-the spot hors d'oeuvres began to fill the platters, circulated by Caroline. These two were expert at going with the rhythm of the party, scarcely needing a nod or a smile to move things forward or slow them down a bit. Each course of the meal was a satisfying success, and admired accordingly. When, at last, we cut into the birthday cake, it was all we could have hoped for. (A little sleuthing revealed they'd baked a sample version in advance, just to be sure.) When an interrogative eyebrow asked if the feast was done, and a nod confirmed it, Shawn and Caroline cleaned everything up, packaged, labeled and stored any and all leftovers, left all the dishes washed and the place absolutely spotless. They were so quiet in their slipping away that I almost missed the chance to say thanks and farewell. The preparation was thoughtful, the service virtually transparent, the food delicious, and the whole occasion a total success, with never a moment of concern. Catering by Dale is a truly professional outfit. The on-site staff is young, energetic, and skilled; the management is thoughtful and inventive. When all is said and done, you'll have a delightful occasion, quite free of any fuss to host. You couldn't do better.
Michael Atkinson of Waterbury, 2019
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," Mary O'Neill - UVM Alumni House
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. The event planning services were so helpful and the 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!" Liz Jarvis, City Market/Onion River Coop
"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!"
Cara Salvatore & Jamison
"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, Teen Challenge
"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 Ravera
Just Wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you, Cher, Sabiha and your team did for us this past Friday at the Brick House. Everyone Loved the food. I will pass your name to anyone I hear who needs catering.
Many thanks, Jon Davis
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 Dickinson, Isle La Motte Lake Estate
"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."
Hello Susan ~
Oh, how lovely it all was!!! I thank you and your team, specifically Cher, for all of your work. The attention to detail, the flowers, the service and the food were amazing!! We were very pleased and I heard many positive reports from those who attended. I thank you for adding to the beauty of this wonderful weekend. I will highly recommend you to others. I wish you all well and hope that our paths cross again.
Best, Chris Fransen
The surprise birthday party was a huge success! My Dad was completely surprised and quite happy to see everyone. I can't say enough about the cuisine! Everyone thought it was fabulous, as did I! A couple of the particular ones spoken about were the crab cakes, mini meatloaf's and pulled pork! As for Cher, well she is just fantastic! She is just as I remembered from my last catered event with CBD. Incredibly nice, attentive and so easy to work with, thank you so much Cher!!
And thank you Susan for making this happen! Looking forward to working with you all in the future! Thanks again, Missy Morse-Luke, CPIA
Thank you for a fabulous event. The food was super delicious, the service was excellent too. Thanks for a seamless birthday.
Best, Eleanor Lanahan
Last minute idea what to give to our employees, contacted CBD spoke with Susan to see what she could do for us. Susan and her staff rocked out 110 Sheppard Pies and homemade chocolate chip cookies within days’ notice. The service was outstanding brining this order right to our work. The food was delicious only the best ingredients. If you are thinking of having any event catered I would recommend Susan and her staff at CBD you will enjoy working with this team and the food is amazing.
We have absolutely loved both of our holiday meals curated by CBD. The Thanksgiving meal was perfectly prepared, easy to reheat, absolutely delicious and so much gourmet food for two that we could eat many leftovers. The beet terrine is so delicious. You must get it! Our Christmas meal was equally fabulous . The filet was so tender, the horseradish sauce worth everyone fighting over the last bit, abs the lobster bisque so full of lobster I’m not sure I’ll ever order any other! Did I mention the beet terrine ?! Had to have that again. We will be placing our tapas order ASAP. Thank you CBD!
Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
Vermont Speech Language Pathology
University of Vermont
The Stern Center for Language & Learning
Cher, Dick and I want to thank you for the beautiful job you and your staff did at our "kids" wedding. We have had so many compliments as to how smoothly everything went and how "relaxed" the wedding and reception was, not to mention how impressed everyone was with the serving of the food
(in a VERY timely manner) as well as the food itself. Kudos to Garrett. Again Thank you for making this special day perfect in every way. if anyone needs a recommendation don't hesitate to ask me. Nancy
It was a huge relief to hire Susan and her team to cater our company's annual summer outing at the Burlington Surf Club a few weeks ago. In this time of COVID-19, I fretted about how we could pull off a successful event, serve good food, give our employees a relaxed & memorable time while still keeping them safe and socially distant. In the weeks and days leading up to the outing, Susan listened to my list of "needs" and worked with me to create a menu that included a Grab 'n go Slider station and a variety of salads that were not only delicious, but also a big hit with our employees. Did I mention Sous Chef Shawn's Buffalo Chicken Dip? It was very tasty and had just enough zing to it to keep us on our toes!
Susan was always available to answer my questions or to suggest options when I needed them. On the day of the outing the skies threatened rain, but not to be thwarted Susan met me early at the BSC to review the layout and walk me through the set-up. When her team arrived they immediately went to work setting up a canopy and serving stations before the arrival of our employees. Even when Susan was called away to tend to another event, Shawn and his team seamlessly picked up the ball and kept our event moving forward until all of our employees had eaten their fill. I highly recommend Susan, Shawn and Catering by Dale to anyone wishing to host a company event in the future!
Green Mountain Semiconductor, Inc.
Team CBD is known for their professionalism as they strive for perfection to bring each event to fruition with a stellar un-paralleled performance. Executive Chef Shawn is world class with many years of experience after having travelled the world, cooking in many countries and demonstrating his cosmopolitan flair at each of our events.
We Are The Preferred or Exclusive Caterer At
UVM Alumni House The Mansfield Barn Bundy Modern
Inn at The Round Barn The Garden Barn at Lang Barn Windy River Farm
Monitor Barn The Shelburne Museum Sterling Ridge
All Souls Interfaith Gathering Shelburne Vineyard Bliss Ridge
Main St Landing Burlington City Arts The Sailing Center
1 Main At The Burlington Train Station The Whitford House
The Wheeler House
Let our creative staff assist in the decor and food management to assure a perfect backdrop for any theme whether a wedding, corporate event, anniversary, Christmas party.....Team CBD is a group of very talented individuals who care about the final result.
Catering By Dale encourages practices in environmental and social sustainability. We encourage ethical and "green" practices ie. compostables, recycling, composting and repurposing.
We Are Involved With
Boys and Girls Club
Cancer Patient Support Foundation
Champlain Valley Agency on Aging
Community Health Center -Howard
Champlain Islands Community Build
The Lake Champlain Chamber
Kelly Brush Foundation
Make a Wish Foundation
Meals on Wheels