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Food 4 Thought Catering

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About Food 4 Thought Catering

Food4Thought Catering is a woman-owned business founded by Dale Long. She creates customize menus for each event, blending fresh local ingredients into traditional and unique dishes to satisfy the clients' palate.


Over a decade ago, as a transplanted Jersey girl, and owner of an interior design business I turned empty rooms into warm, welcoming spaces, yet My true passion has always been in the kitchen. So seven Years ago I followed My culinary dream and established Food 4 Thought Catering .We are fully commented to Our client's vision and understanding of Their wants and needs so each event is unique,perfectly plated ,and stimulates One's palate. We approach each client's needs on an individual basis and create a personalized menu for various size events from small gatherings as Intimate Dinner and Cocktail parties, to Weddings. Rehearsal Dinners, Charity Events, Birthdays any occasion to celebrate with great food and friends. Food 4 Thought will make Your Special Day one to remember !! .

Food4Thought Catering's professional and seasoned staff will help your catered event run smoothly and guide you to facilitate rental services, venue locations, music and florists and meet all your wedding needs.


Food4Thought Catering is environmental sensitive "Green Company" supporting local business partners using many of the ingredients locally sourced and seasonally based.


Food4Thought Catering is proud to partner with the following businesses:

  • Fieldstone Farm, venue
  • Three Fox Vineyards, venue
  • North Gate Vineyards, venue
  • Greenhill Vineyards, venue
  • 8 Chains North Vineyards venue
  • Blue Hill Farm
  • Winding Creek Farm
  • Event Studio, event planner
  • J.Morris Flowwers
  • RW Photography
  • Petal and Hedge, florist
  • Shugar, Shugar, baker
  • J J & T Entertainment Jessica Lynn
  • Ken Francis Wendel, musician


Food4Thought Catering is proud to have served clients since 2008. Here are some testimonials from previous clients:

Thanks to Dale and her staff of Food4Thought Catering for an amazing catering experience at our September 1st wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard! Jason and I loved everything you did…all the hard work, time and effort…especially the food! Sooo delish! Everything was yummy, but the thick-sliced maple brown sugar bacon on a stick was especially amazing…to die for! Everyone was talking about for days! Finding you, Dale, and Food4Thought Catering to cater our wedding, was a godsend. Thanks again,"- Erin S.

"I sampled a couple of your dishes from a past event and all were delicious! You create the best dishes." - Sharon G.

"Dale is a joy to work with, great ideas and easy planning that is followed up with flawless execution. I got nothing but compliments on the food at a recent event…the crab cakes! the corn chowder! the sliders! If you need catering, my advice is to relax and put yourself and their capable hands. As a bonus, they are so easy to work with." - Cathy W.

"The crab cakes you made last night were amazing! Thank you for the wonderful treat. You are so talented!" -Sara Z.


Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, thank you for taking your time to consider Food4Thought Catering for your special day. We would welcome the privilege to assist with planning your event. We feel confident we can assistance in making your celebration a day to remember for you and your guests.

Our philosophy is "marry the love of your life, eat great food and live happily ever after."


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Married on 05/04/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Simply the best, most wonderful catering team!

Food4Thought went over and beyond to ensure that our big day went as smoothly as possible. From the first inquiry, Dale, the owner and head chef, has been nothing but responsive (within hours at most ... Read more -- and most of the time within the hour), professional, flexible, warm, and wonderful to work with. She works with your vision and tailors the food, the rentals to it. I tried my best to be a "green" bride, which I know can make things harder, but Food4Thought Catering took care of it all. They are a green and women-owned and operated business, and they really know how to run a (green) business. Dale is the warmest and sweetest person to work with. She is also on top of everything. She provided us with suggestions on wine selections and quantity, where to get the wine for the best deals, provided us with dessert options -- and even tossed in a block of cheese, which we specially requested instead of cake. She made it all happen. She is quick to respond, and is so reliable. Even the tasting was a delightful experience. Her food is delicious. Her team so kindly made sure to find us with appetizers to make sure to feed us at one point during the big day. I managed to eat an entire plate of the baby potatoes with blue cheese sauce -- it was that good. It was the sweetest gesture. It was truly a delight to be working with Dale from the very first inquiry, to the tasting, through the planning, all the way to the day-of. She is so easy and wonderful to work with. We were in the best hands and couldn't have been happier with going with Food4Thought. Thank you SO MUCH, Dale!! We will miss your food and your warmth! Love, Jamie & Mona

Caitlin Eichner

Married on 04/27/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Dale is the best, hire Food 4 Thought!

Dale not only created a beautiful menu for my wedding, but she held my hand through the whole wedding planning process, and gave me invaluable advice that helped built our perfect wedding. She is ... Read more always responsive and very professional, but also felt like a friend more than a vendor. Her food is delicious, and her staff is fantastic! Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone!

Hui Hui

Married on 10/06/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Professional staff, good food!

Dale has been incredible to work with since day one. We had a tasting at her home, and she shared some ideas with us and was willing to try making foods that she’s never made. It took us a little ... Read more while to make our decision for catering, and Dale really respected our need for that but ultimately we decided on Food For Thought. We made a few menu changes and Dale was always very patient, responsive, and accommodated our requests. She has catered a few weddings at Blue Hill Farm BnB, where we held our wedding, so she knows the ins and outs of the venue and are able to provide good recommendations on the layout of the cocktail reception and dinner. On the day of, her staff is very professional and friendly. The appetizers for cocktail hour were incredible. Many of our guests commented on the Asian meatballs with hoisin sauce and loved the grilled cheese with a shot of tomato soup. Overall, we had a great experience with Dale and her staff, and highly recommend her services to everyone!

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