French’s Point Estate is thrilled to continue our series of blog posts spotlighting amazing Maine wedding vendors that help to make weddings at our waterfront wedding venue not only successful but truly the embodiment of the experience our clients strive to craft for their family and friends. This series will showcase some of the best providers from our vibrant, talented, dedicated wedding industry community we are so proud to be a part of here in Maine and New England. This group of professional wedding vendors understands and adheres to our guiding principles for the service we endeavor to provide our clients: Be Responsive, Be Kind, Provide Excellent Customer Service, Provide the Very Best Product/Service. Because of these wonderful people, the celebrations here are French’s Point Estate are the stuff of which dreams are made!
When we think about Creative Catering the first thing that comes to mind is delicious food made with love. Creative Catering’s owner, Eileen Bartlett, is a master at simply scrumptious food. Eileen was Jessika’s very first boss when she was the dessert waitress at a nearby restaurant at 12 years old! Over the many years that have passed, Creative Catering has become a key vendor team member for our weddings and celebrations here at French’s Point.
Eileen is a trusted and treasured friend. She takes the time to get to know our couples during tastings she sometimes hosts right in her home. She’s an experienced caterer and it shows during every event when she and her staff produce excellent meals with ease at an incredible value! They are friendly and down to earth, and we love having them here at the Point! Eileen and her staff go out of their way to lend a hand to other vendors on our clients’ team whenever there is a need that comes up during an event. Because of their incredible customer service and their yummy food at a great value, they are a ‘go-to’ for our own family gatherings. Let us introduce to you to our dear friend, Eileen Bartlett and Creative Catering!
-Sarah Ripley & Jessika Brooks-Brewer, French’s Point
What inspired your passion for catering?
I think my love for food started when I was a young girl. I always enjoyed playing dress up…but with food and dishes! Making food for family and friends was my idea of fun entertaining!
What food items would you suggest to a client hosting a destination wedding in Maine?
Lobster says Maine through and through! Often couples do not want to have the “mess” of having lobster for their reception dinner, so we offer a lazy lobster, as well as lobster appetizers such as mini lobster salad in our homemade finger rolls; lemon lobster in brioche; shellfish bars with lobster cocktails; or how about lobster chowder? We make the richest, creamiest chowder, with lots of lobster in every bite.
Please describe your ideal client.
I am not sure I have an ideal client. We have worked with so many couples in our 23 years of operating Creative Catering. I think we are remembered for being willing to bend to our couples’ wishes, and for trying to anticipate how we can make this, their special day, the most memorable it can be. It is always a pleasure to get to know our couples through the year-long process of planning their wedding.
How would you describe your wedding fare and service style?
We like our appetizers to be simple and elegant, but yummy! We want our dinners to be pleasant to look at, taste delicious, and provide ample portions. Our Servers are trained to be pleasant, and efficient, as well as knowledgeable about the ingredients in our food.
Please provide an all inclusive sample menu with pricing per person for hors d’oeuvres and a two course seated plated meal.
Mini Toasted Lobster Rolls
Tangy Asian Meatballs wrapped in a pea pod
Blueberry Bliss Salad
Greens with white stilton cheese, fresh blueberries, roasted almonds with
Lemon blueberry balsamic vinaigrette
Raspberry Hazelnut Chicken with raspberry butter sauce
Roasted Baby Red Potatoes
Fresh Haricot Vert
$54.00 per person