Thank You!

Summer Blues

The Summer is coming to an end, whether we’re ready for it or not, fall is near! It’s time to brew some pumpkin spiced coffee while digging out those Bean Boots + Flannels.

This is often a bittersweet time for hospitality workers. You’ve been busting ass for 5 months straight and now is the first time you’ve been able to take a full breath. Business is slowing, which is perfect for getting some much-deserved rest but can be scary because you may be thinking about how you’re going to make ends meet for the winter. No matter your situation at this point, you’ve all worked hard this Summer! Well done, and have a beer on us :)

thank you ❤

We’re sending a huge THANK YOU to all our clients, chefs, placements, and candidates we’ve networked with! Maine Cater has grown so much in the last year and it wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for all of you. We’ve filled many open positions, matched people searching for their dream job and covered over 600 gigs with our 86’Relief Team! We’ve even had some of our outstanding chefs leave our family to get hired by our clients (yay!). This is our second year in the biz, and we’re getting busier and busier, we really appreciate all of the support and grateful to be part of this amazing community.

welcome chris!!!

We have some pretty exciting news to share… This month, we welcomed one of the 86’Chefs to join us at MC Head Quarters! We welcomed Chris Dunn to our team and he has been so helpful to ease the summer workload from our shoulders and supporting all of us as we expand into New England and Florida this winter season. He is a total superhero and still covers gigs, near and far, as the uber-talented chef that he is. Chris was one of the “Starting 10” chefs on the 86’Team, and has been a cape crusader saving short-staffed restaurants for the last year before joining us in-house. Chris will be helping with permanent recruitment as well as taking care of the current (and future) chefs on the 86’Team. Pop him a message to say hi!


As the season comes to an end, we invite you to reflect on this busy summer and try to find gratitude for all the sweat, blood, and tears that were shed. After all, that’s why we do this, right? The best feeling is coming out alive after a crazy busy dinner rush where you were in the weeds 90% of the time and it feels like the wheels are falling off. Those are the nights that make it fun and give you that adrenaline rush that makes it possible to turn up the next day and do it all over again; and that’s why we love this crazy industry.