The Loving Bite Catering (ME)
The Loving Bite Catering (ME)

The Loving Bite Catering (ME)

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Introduction: The Loving Bite Catering serves up a wide range of cuisines near and afar with locally sourced organic ingredients. Our menus intend to inspire and bring cheer. Chef Will is here to help plan your event and be an extra hand for other needs so that you and your guests may relax! An additional transport fee may be added on for work outside of Portland or if the event requires other transport needs. Please take a look at my FAQs and reach out with any further questions. Thank you!

Hired 6 times

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1 employee

7 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, Stripe, and Venmo.

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

8 reviews


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Shelby T.
Jul 12, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Chef Will was AMAZING for our 15-person bachelorette party. He was incredibly accommodating of dietary restrictions within the group (gluten free and vegan), and made the most delicious tapas, mains, and dessert for our party. He was also very communicative throughout the entire planning process leading up to the event. I absolutely recommend The Loving Bite for anyone looking.

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • American - casual • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Vegetarian or vegan • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

The Loving Bite Catering (ME)'s reply
Thanks Shelby! Look forward to seeing you all next time
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Marit P.
May 15, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Can’t say enough great things about our in-home dining experience with Chef Will and his lovely sous chef Amy. Would highly recommend for any special occasion gathering.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Jeannine D.
May 14, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

The Loving bite, was great to work with. The communication was amazing. The food presentation was my favorite part. . They left the home so clean afterwards. He plated the items with such attention to detail. His prices were the best around. His assistant was so nice and helpful. Will definitely use The Loving bite again.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Barbecue • Italian • Southern • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

The Loving Bite Catering (ME)'s reply
Thanks so much Jeannine!
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Will C.
Jul 18, 2022
Highly recommend Chef Will and his team. He cooked an incredible dinner for 12 of us: apps, main and desserts were some of the best we've ever had. Very responsive, collaborative when building out the menu and extremely high quality food. Looking forward to working with Will again in the future!
The Loving Bite Catering (ME)'s reply
Thanks Will!
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Fiona H.
Jun 12, 2022
Will assembled platters of meze, summer salads, grains and lentils and grilled vegetables for a large picnic at a location 2 hours' drive from his kitchen in Portland, Maine. The food was perfectly packed in coolers for punctual early morning collection at the kitchen, and labeled clearly for easy and fresh assembly in the late afternoon by the hosts at an outdoor picnic for 30 guests. Herbs, dressings, cheeses, all were stirred through the dishes according to his directions as we served them to accompany lobster and chicken and sausages off the grill. HIs food was exceptionally tasty with sophisticated use of herbs, spices and and citrus in the different dressings. Thanks for a wonderful contribution to our event, Will!
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William Donnelly


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Your pricing estimate will include event food cost, any necessary rental equipment, staffing cost, transportation & liability insurance. Due to many variables related to any event (i.e. late-night work, product seasonality) price is subject to change as further described in your contract.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Chef Will is here to help you every step of the way. Let’s find a good time to talk over the phone and we can go over every detail. We will go through a list of questions (takes 5-10 minutes) and go over pricing / terms. I will get back to you with an event quote and mock menu. If you are happy, a deposit of 50% is required to hold the date. Thank you!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    In no order, a list of places I have worked / been a part of / studied at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park NY Bissell Brothers Kitchen, Portland ME Jing Yan, Portland ME The Farmstand, South Portland Maine Pinch Food Design, NYC James Beard House, NYC MCP Cooking Party Company, NYC Dime's Catering, NYC Poppy's Catering, NYC Baron's Restaurant NYC Kombucha Brooklyn, NYC Skelsky's Smoked Fish, NYC North-East Kingdom, Michelin Recommended, NYC Moro, London's Guardian Best Restaurant Winner 2009 Aubaine, London Lutyen's, London Landmarc, NYC The City Bakery, NYC Cafe Miranda, Rockland Maine

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