Catering at Churchill Events

When you choose Churchill Events to cater your wedding or special event, you choose innovation, expertise, and a commitment to quality from start to finish. We work with you to craft a menu that reflects your vision for your event. We work with local farmers and vendors to source the freshest, highest quality ingredients, and our chefs are unparalleled in their ability to craft unique, delectable, and eye-catching cuisine. No two events are the same, nor should any two menus be alike. Here are some examples of menus we recently prepared.

“A Taste of Maine” Wedding Reception

This wedding reception menu showcases the best Maine has to offer – from our rolling farmlands to the bountiful ocean. The hors d’oeurve course includes local and imported cheeses, Damariscotta basin oysters shucked to order, fresh Maine crabmeat cakes, Maine lobster medallions with lobster roe mayonnaise, and locally-sourced vegetables. Our food station main course features a variety of foods guaranteed to satisfy all of your guests, from expertly grilled hanger steak, to grilled salmon fillets, to grilled and roasted seasonal vegetables, and heirloom tomato salad.

Sample Wedding Reception Menu Featuring Damariscotta Oysters, Lobster Medallions, Locally Sourced Vegetables, and Perfectly Prepared Main Courses.
An antique dinghy is used to display a raw bar featuring freshly shucked oysters, steamed and spiced shrimp, and Maine cured salmon.

Global Cuisine

Our diverse culinary expertise ensures we create menus with global flare. This menu was inspired by Spanish Tapas – which feature small portions with big flavors. Grilled white and green asparagus with chipotle aioli, garlic shrimp with parsley pesto, and chopped clams in garlic and sherry are several highlights of this menu which features a fresh, light, and flavorful cuisine. Whether inspired by your own culture, or the culture of a place you visited, let us craft the perfect international menu for you and your guests.

Tapas menu featuring chorizo, grilled hangar steak, garlic shrimp with parsley pesto, fresh figs with chèvre, grilled portobello mushrooms with aioli - something for everyone!
A Churchill server presents a platter of rare tenderloin with caramelized onions.

Lobster Bake

Nothing says summer in Maine like a traditional Lobster Bake. Let your guests have lobster “the way it should be” with perfectly steamed lobster, the sweetest native corn, and parsley-buttered redskin potatoes. We have many preparations for lobster to suggest, and although we can put on a traditional lobster bake you will never forget, we can also help you reimagine lobster for your next event.

1 1/14 pound lobsters, boiled and buttered potatoes and a selection of salads round out a perfect Maine lobster feast.
The way it should be... A one and a quarter pound lobster served beside fresh drawn butter for a Maine wedding feast. Photo Courtesy of Kivalo Photography http://kivalophotographyblog.com

Photo Courtesy of Kivalo Photography

Intriguing Hors d’Oeuvre for a Classic Cocktail Party

We hope you don’t mind if the conversation at your next cocktail party is focused on the food. A blend of stationary and passed hors d’ouevre will tantalize your guests with a mixture of flavors and textures from Downeast Maine to Far East Asia. This menu features lobster medallions with lobster roe mayonnaise and orange and ginger-glazed shrimp alongside cashew-crusted chicken with a buttermilk chive dipping sauce, and falafel bites with spicy yogurt dip. Enjoy your party – our professional team of chefs, bartenders, and servers will make sure everything is taken care of.

Lobster medallions with roe mayonnaise, cashew-crusterd chicken with buttermilk dressing, crabmeat on endive spears, orange glazed shrimp are complemented by vegetarian offering like falafel and grilled vegetable quesadillas in this hors D'oeuvre menu.
Curried watermelon sea scallops highlight our locally focused Hors D'oeuvres menu. Photo Courtesy of Kivalo Photography http://kivalophotographyblog.com

Photo Courtesy of Kivalo Photography

Gourmet Dinner and Wine Tasting Menu

Take the guesswork out of your next dinner party – whether for 6 or 60 guests. We will pair each course with a carefully selected wine – facilitating the harmonious interplay of fine food and fine wine. Let us craft a menu that explores the cuisine and terroir of France, or that complements the spices of South America with sumptuous wines from around the world. From crisp bubbles to expressive ports, and everything in between, we will create a memorable meal for you and your guests.

Diver-harvested sea scallops and seared duck breasts accompany locally sourced vegetables and perfectly paired wines for the Churchill Events Dinner party.
Pan-seared diver-harvested sea scallops are a highlight of our dinner menu.

A Night in Cinque Terra

Italian cuisine is as varied as its terrain – the hearty sauces of Northern Italy have little in common with the seafood driven dishes of Marche. This menu was created to highlight the simple elegance of rustic Italian cuisine – the freshest ingredients, simply and elegantly prepared with attention to aromatic herbs and savory accompaniments. Our authentic preparations are sure to please even the most discerning “Nonna” at the table.

Perfectly spiced meats and rustic pastas make up this authentic Italian menu.
Heirloom tomatoes are the focal point of the Churchill Events rustic tomato salad. Photo Courtesy of Emilie Inc. http://www.emilieinc.com

Photo Courtesy of Emilie Inc. 

Heart Healthy Catering

We have worked with medical and nutritional experts to develop a variety of items that are both heath healthy and delicious. We can include these items on any of our menus, in fact, we  can accommodate most dietary restrictions. We would be pleased to present some these times to you and your friends or staff in a demonstration format to show you how easy it can be to produce heart healthy and flavorful meals at home.

HEART HEALTHY ITEMS As an option for our guests, we’ve put together a heart healthy menu of items with no or low-fat content. During the past year, we have worked with medical & nutritional experts to develop a variety of items that are both heart healthy and delicious. Items include grilled vegetables, salmon with mango salsa, lime garlic chicken, Mexican caesar salad and fresh fruit with yogurt.
Seared salmon highlight our heart healthy tasting menu.

Photo Courtesy of Emilie Inc. 

Rustic Pig Roast

Casual, communal and fun – an authentic Pig Roast makes an ideal menu for a rehearsal dinner, outdoor wedding, or corporate event. We start with an expertly smoked and roasted pig, served with a variety of handcrafted and savory sauces. From there, the menu can reflect your desires – rice and beans, jalapeño cornbread, and black bean, grilled corn and red onion salad round out a Latin-style pig roast, while traditional New England baked beans, rolls, old-fashioned potato salad, and red flannel slaw will give the roast a decidedly Yankee feel. We will work with you to create a unique pig roast to enjoy with your friends and family.

Applewood smoked and slow roasted whole pig, basted with a traditional mop and served with an array of zesty BBQ sauces is served alongside jalapeño cornbread, black beans and rice or traditional, NE style baked beans and your choice of sides for this festive and casual feast.
An applewood smoked and roasted whole pig rests on a platter at a Churchill Events New England Pig Roast. Photo Courtesy of Andree Kehn Photography http://andreekehn.com

 Photo Courtesy of Andree Kehn Photography 

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