The holidays might be a little different this year… For instance, instead of your annual trip to the in-laws, you may be sticking closer to home. Or rather than setting a table for 20, you’ll be setting one for six. Either way, you’ll still want great food and festive décor. And what better year to outsource those checklist items, so you can focus on more other things—like spending quality time with family. That’s why we created this short list of local catering businesses, that can help take care of everything from the food to florals.
Please consider supporting these wonderful, local small businesses this holiday season and throughout 2021!
Marcia Selden Catering
Marcia Selden Catering is a family-run group of first-class foodies, servicing Connecticut and New York’s most luxurious events for over 40 years. They are a savvy squad of culinary gurus and party perfectors who believe the belly rules the mind, and that the best way to kick off a party is to toast over a custom-made cocktail (or mocktail). MSC creates inclusive, memorable feasts of any celebration, matched with polished, personalized service that makes everyone feel like part of the family.
Palmer’s Market in Darien has been voted the “Best Gourmet to Go” for all of Fairfield County for several years. You don’t want to miss their signature house-made Herb Potato Chip platter with Truffle Parmesan Dip, a crowd favorite! Their selection of platters includes beautiful crudites, cheese boards, mezze, and Mediterranean platters, just to name a few. The Palmer’s family has been serving Fairfield County for nearly 100 years and it’s the place you go to for quality and impeccable service.
Family Meal by Phil
Having worked in professional (some Michelin star) kitchens in New York, Denver & New Orleans for almost 15 years, Phil Dillavou understands good food & hospitality. As a dad, he also understands that finding time to shop, plan & cook new meals for a family every day does not come easy. With a well-trained eye for the freshest in-season produce, & utilizing his long-standing relationships with farmers, growers, cheesemongers, fishermen, & large & small purveyors of the finest ingredients,
Phil combines the high-end restaurant experience & the comfort of a family meal into each of his dishes. With weekly deliveries in NY & CT, expertly executed Private Events, & in-home Cooking Classes, Family Meal delivers expertly prepared
restaurant quality meals to your home.
The Farmers Market, Delivered!
OurHarvest, an online farmers market, and grocery store, partners directly with sustainability-focused farmers and independent producers in the New York region to deliver the highest quality products to your doorstep! OurHarvest’s delivery range now includes Rowayton, Darien, Greenwich, and Stamford.
This holiday season, in addition to turkeys from DiPaola’s Turkey Farm, holiday roasts, and farm-fresh baked goods, OurHarvest is partnering with some of NYC’s best restaurants to offer our customers chef-prepared sides for their holiday table!
Looking for ways to give back? For every order over $25, OurHarvest donates a meal to a local food pantry. Additionally, this Thanksgiving, OurHarvest will be donating turkeys on behalf of our customers. Shop our “Donate a Turkey” to help us combat hunger and bring joy to a family in need!
Shop OurHarvest.com now with code CM25 for 25% OFF + Free Delivery on your first order!
Slim Pickings By Kelly
Slim Pickings by Kelly offers custom charcuterie trays and grazing tables for all occasions, large or small. Slim Pickings by Kelly is based out of Stamford, CT, and serves Fairfield County CT and Westchester County NY. Contact them on Instagram or Facebook.
Food Design continues to serve your catering needs and will work within your level of comfort for holidays, dinner parties and weekly meal options by offering fully staffed events as well as drop off menus. They are offering special drop off menus this year for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s!
Garelick & Herbs
Garelick & Herbs is passionate about making celebrations perfect in every way. Their food is known for being stunningly presented and abundantly delicious. From breakfast to lunch, to dinner and everything in-between, all food is freshly prepared, organic, healthy, and clean. With G&H’s team of specialized Event Orchestrators, every step of your event is made easy and enjoyable!
Party Rental LTD
With thousands of products to choose from, Party Rental LTD has the perfect buffet or tabletop look for your holiday gatherings this year. Enjoy more time with friends and family and leave the cleanup to them. Used dishes, linens, serveware, and glassware simply get stacked in their crates for contactless pickup. Place your order up to (2) business days prior to your event online at www.partyrentalltd.com.
McArdle’s team of expert Floral & Garden Designers make the holidays magical—decorating your home indoors & out with the finest seasonal & botanical decor, customized to suit your taste & style. Hand-Delivery & Curbside Pick-Up is available daily for the Holidays.
In the age of social distancing and celebrating ‘together apart’, ONTHEMARC is excited to bring you CRAVE, a series of at-home family-sized meal concepts designed to keep the excitement about food and flavors alive. CRAVE serves NYC, Westchester, and Fairfield Counties via contact-free pickup or delivery with a rotating set of menus.
CRAVE: Winter Edition includes a Thanksgiving Spread (order by 11.18), Wintry Dinner Essentials, and complementary Seasonal Must-Haves. Vintage Wines, OTM’s Award-Winning Cookbook, other Holiday Menus, and gift cards are also available!
IL PASTAFICIO is a new concept totally dedicated to artisanal, organic, fresh, authentic Italian pasta.
For Thanksgiving, they will offer Ravioli Winter Squash, Ravioli Funghi e Salsiccia, Cannelloni con carne or ricotta e spinaci. Orders should be placed by 11/23.
For Christmas, they will offer hand made, “made to order” pasta and desserts, including Tortellini and the Agnolotti del Plin (filled with beef and fresh spinach). In addition, this year they will also produce in-house two new delicious Christmas desserts: Panettone Ripieno and Strudel. Orders should be placed by 12/20.
Nikki Glekas Events
Nikki Glekas Events provides Fairfield County (and beyond) with unparalleled catering and full service event planning. With the holidays quickly approaching, reach out to Nikki and her team today to cater your next celebration from the comfort of your own home. NGE is not just catering and event decor – they can also help with all things holiday decor and in-home entertaining!
LaRocca’s Country Market
From appetizers to the entree, sides, and dessert — get everything you need for a delicious holiday meal at LaRocca’s Country Market. Located at 105 Old Long Ridge Road in North Stamford, LaRocca’s is making ordering as easy and safe as possible this year. Order online here and arrange to pick up your catering curbside. Curbside pick up is also available on groceries and can be placed here. After picking up your food, be sure to stop at LaRocca’s Country Wine and Spirits next door for the cocktails to pair with your meal!
For a delicious night you won’t forget, go to Table 104, located at 299 Long Ridge Road in Stamford! With indoor and outdoor heated seating, as well as a private dining room, they also offer catering for your next get together. Take a look at the Table 104 catering menu, here. Try Table 104 at Your Door for family-style dishes with contactless curbside pick-up or delivered right to your door!
The Holiday Season might look a little different this year, but let Garden Catering help it feel just like home with their ready to heat family meals or customized menu for your smaller, more intimate gathering. From mini appetizer boxes to family meals and bags of nuggets and cones for the kids, Garden Catering can work with you to create the perfect spread for your holiday celebration. Email Tina@gardencatering.com to place your order today!
Waters Edge at Giovanni’s
Waters Edge at Giovanni’s is offering a “Thanksgiving to Go” Package. All you have to do is Pick Up Heat Up and Eat up! They will prepare an oven ready turkey, Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Jack Daniels Candied Yams, Green Beans and Shallots, Orange Cranberry Sauce, and dinner rolls. For dessert, they are offering Choices of Pumpkin, Pecan, or Apple. Not to mention appetizers including Classic Shrimp cocktail or an antipasto tray, their famous Garlic Bread and Gorgonzola salad. They can even recommend the best wine for dinner. Please order before November 21 and pick up your order on Wednesday, November 25.
This year you can also donate an additional $100 when you purchase your meal to feed a family in need though the New Covenant Center in Stamford.
They will be offering Holiday Parties in a box beginning the day after Thanksgiving so you can celebrate and let them do all the work!