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Gourmet in a Pinch - Western Maine's Full Service Catering Solution with Tents and Party Rentals

Bethel , ME
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322 Mayville Road
Bethel, ME 04217 US (map)

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207-824-6000

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ABOUT US

At Gourmet in a Pinch, we believe that superior ingredients is the foundation for a well prepared meal. Our appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts are meticulously prepared by our... Read more
At Gourmet in a Pinch, we believe that superior ingredients is the foundation for a well prepared meal. Our appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts are meticulously prepared by our skilled culinary staff so that you can enjoy a delicious meal at home, without the fuss and mess of cooking. We specialize in upscale meals and would love to help you pair a bottle of wine or specialized beer with your choice of meal. Please stop by and see what's cooking at our Gourmet in a Pinch store at 312 Rt 2 in beautiful Bethel, ME. Hosting a party (wedding, rehearsal, birthday) or having a night in with someone special? Stop by Gourmet in a Pinch and make let us take care of your dinner. You take care of the rest! Create your own four course meal from our showcases in our retail store in Bethel, Maine. Start with one of our delicious soups or hand crafted appetizers, then onto the main course, paired with the perfect bottle of chianti or microbrew. A specially cared for creation that we are proud to serve to you. Finish it with our tiramasu or one of our decadent desserts. Renting a McMansion for the week and want to enjoy the homes wonderful amenities without experiencing the undesirables of going out to eat with a large group in a small town? We may have the solution for you. Give Chef Charisa a call and we can help you with varying degrees of catered service from full on-site chef service with White Toques and Chef Regalia to hotel trays of Gourmet food that you heat when ready with simple heating instructions. Whatever you need, the Gourmet in a Pinch Team's got you covered. No longer will you have to worry about group coordination, dining reservations, dining waitlists, expensive drinks, driving coordination, driving under the influence, and/or wintry road conditions. We bring the culinary delicacies to you. We strongly recommend that you advance order before your arrival to take advantage of group discounts. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Cajun, Caribbean, Indian, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Organic, Vegan
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Liquor License, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We rented chairs from Gourmet in a Pinch for our Wedding at the Bethel Inn in Bethel, Maine. Paul was wonderful to work with - full of information and very responsive. The chairs were lovely and were dropped off and set up for us, too! The rental was an excellent value - we had done some comparison shopping and Gourmet in a Pinch was by far the most affordable - but we definitely got the best service we could have hoped for! Paul and his team helped make our wedding day easy to plan and execute with her great work!
We rented chairs from Gourmet in a Pinch for our Wedding at the Bethel Inn in Bethel, Maine. Paul was wonderful to work Read more...
We rented chairs from Gourmet in a Pinch for our Wedding at the Bethel Inn in Bethel, Maine. Paul was wonderful to work with - full of information and very responsive. The chairs were lovely and were dropped off and set up for us, too! The rental was an excellent value - we had done some comparison shopping and Gourmet in a Pinch was by far the most affordable - but we definitely got the best service we could have hoped for! Paul and his team helped make our wedding day easy to plan and execute with her great work! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were blown away by Gourmet in a Pinch! They were utterly fantastic!!! :) So amazing!! Their staff was so attentive. My glass was never warm let alone empty! :) They made us feel welcome and relaxed. All of our guests were so happy with the atmosphere and food. We really recommend their services. We also thoroughly enjoyed 1888 Wedding Barn as our special wedding venue. Paul Legault was sooo great. He made the day incredibly smooth for my husband and I. We didn't have to worry about a thing!! He was professional, polite, and generous with his time. Thank you Gourmet in a Pinch and 1888 Wedding Barn.

Caitlin and Sam Harris :)
My husband and I were blown away by Gourmet in a Pinch! They were utterly fantastic!!! :) So amazing!! Their staff was so Read more...
My husband and I were blown away by Gourmet in a Pinch! They were utterly fantastic!!! :) So amazing!! Their staff was so attentive. My glass was never warm let alone empty! :) They made us feel welcome and relaxed. All of our guests were so happy with the atmosphere and food. We really recommend their services. We also thoroughly enjoyed 1888 Wedding Barn as our special wedding venue. Paul Legault was sooo great. He made the day incredibly smooth for my husband and I. We didn't have to worry about a thing!! He was professional, polite, and generous with his time. Thank you Gourmet in a Pinch and 1888 Wedding Barn.

Caitlin and Sam Harris :) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not have been more thrilled with our experience working with Paul at Gourmet in a Pinch, his wife Chef Charisa, and their entire support team. We got married this past weekend at a rental house near Sunday River called Ski Esta. It is a beautiful wedding venue, but obviously does not come with any staff or built-in event support, and we were planning the wedding from very far away in Denver, Colorado, so a good catering team was critical for our event to go well. Aside from the wedding itself, Gourmet in a Pinch also catered our rehearsal dinner, lunch before the wedding, our wedding cake, and a post-wedding brunch the next morning. Paul was with us the entire weekend, showing up early in the morning to drop off supplies and move furniture and leaving only when everything was cleaned up and back in order late into the night.
Gourmet in a Pinch's key differentiator is that they truly are a one-stop-shop and can provide everything from catering services, to alcohol procurement, bartending staff, to rentals, decorations and now even the venue itself (check out their new wedding barn if you are getting married in the area). He also knew our venue from doing numerous weddings there before and has the same detailed knowledge of many other venues in the area.
I had numerous guests approach me at the wedding to tell me, not only how amazing the food was, but how impressed they were with our catering staff and Paul himself, who was working the event just as hard as any of his employees. We were in a 3-story house, and I swear Paul seemed to be everywhere at once. He also personally made sure my husband and I got something to eat all throughout the event, which was much appreciated. My husband and I both have very high expectations of service, and I have never had reason to gush about a vendor like this, but working with Gourmet in a Pinch truly helped put our wedding day over the top. Don’t hesitate to work with them for your next event.
My husband and I could not have been more thrilled with our experience working with Paul at Gourmet in a Pinch, his wife Read more...
My husband and I could not have been more thrilled with our experience working with Paul at Gourmet in a Pinch, his wife Chef Charisa, and their entire support team. We got married this past weekend at a rental house near Sunday River called Ski Esta. It is a beautiful wedding venue, but obviously does not come with any staff or built-in event support, and we were planning the wedding from very far away in Denver, Colorado, so a good catering team was critical for our event to go well. Aside from the wedding itself, Gourmet in a Pinch also catered our rehearsal dinner, lunch before the wedding, our wedding cake, and a post-wedding brunch the next morning. Paul was with us the entire weekend, showing up early in the morning to drop off supplies and move furniture and leaving only when everything was cleaned up and back in order late into the night.
Gourmet in a Pinch's key differentiator is that they truly are a one-stop-shop and can provide everything from catering services, to alcohol procurement, bartending staff, to rentals, decorations and now even the venue itself (check out their new wedding barn if you are getting married in the area). He also knew our venue from doing numerous weddings there before and has the same detailed knowledge of many other venues in the area.
I had numerous guests approach me at the wedding to tell me, not only how amazing the food was, but how impressed they were with our catering staff and Paul himself, who was working the event just as hard as any of his employees. We were in a 3-story house, and I swear Paul seemed to be everywhere at once. He also personally made sure my husband and I got something to eat all throughout the event, which was much appreciated. My husband and I both have very high expectations of service, and I have never had reason to gush about a vendor like this, but working with Gourmet in a Pinch truly helped put our wedding day over the top. Don’t hesitate to work with them for your next event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jo
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Paul and Chef Charisa are more than just caterers, they are masters of the entire process. The day of my daughter's wedding they went above and beyond to take any stress out of our (not their's) 90 minute delay. They passed out waters and cold appetizers when the delay just seemed to go on forever on our 85 degree sunny day. They made our guests as comfortable as they possibly could during the delay. Once the celebration was on the way, everything was wonderful, from the appetizers, to the late-night snacks, to the breakfast breads they left with us for morning. They were so professional and accommodating and always kept our best interests in mind. I can't say enough how overwhelmingly pleased we were with their service. They tried and succeeded in making our day the wonderful celebration that it was meant to be.
Paul and Chef Charisa are more than just caterers, they are masters of the entire process. The day of my daughter's Read more...
Paul and Chef Charisa are more than just caterers, they are masters of the entire process. The day of my daughter's wedding they went above and beyond to take any stress out of our (not their's) 90 minute delay. They passed out waters and cold appetizers when the delay just seemed to go on forever on our 85 degree sunny day. They made our guests as comfortable as they possibly could during the delay. Once the celebration was on the way, everything was wonderful, from the appetizers, to the late-night snacks, to the breakfast breads they left with us for morning. They were so professional and accommodating and always kept our best interests in mind. I can't say enough how overwhelmingly pleased we were with their service. They tried and succeeded in making our day the wonderful celebration that it was meant to be. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anne & Reza
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We, and our guests, couldn't get enough of Charisa's cooking. My husband and I weren't able to do tastings as we were planning our wedding from across the country, but it didn't matter at all- we knew we were in good hands. Charisa catered our Rehearsal Dinner (BBQ style), Reception (White Pine Package), post-wedding Brunch (assorted brunch items from the catering menu, the blueberry coffee cake was amazing!), as well as our wedding cake. All were delicious, and the carrot cake wedding cake (a family tradition) was absolutely perfect! She was so friendly and personable throughout the weekend, and very flexible with last minute changes and requests leading up to the wedding. Thank you so much, Charisa!
We, and our guests, couldn't get enough of Charisa's cooking. My husband and I weren't able to do tastings as we were Read more...
We, and our guests, couldn't get enough of Charisa's cooking. My husband and I weren't able to do tastings as we were planning our wedding from across the country, but it didn't matter at all- we knew we were in good hands. Charisa catered our Rehearsal Dinner (BBQ style), Reception (White Pine Package), post-wedding Brunch (assorted brunch items from the catering menu, the blueberry coffee cake was amazing!), as well as our wedding cake. All were delicious, and the carrot cake wedding cake (a family tradition) was absolutely perfect! She was so friendly and personable throughout the weekend, and very flexible with last minute changes and requests leading up to the wedding. Thank you so much, Charisa! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/25/2014
4.9/5.0
Paul and Charisa really helped make our wedding day perfect. Paul went above and beyond to do everything he could for us. At one point he even offered to drive in to town to pick up a wedding guest that had a flat tire.

The food was amazing. Many guests have told me how much they enjoyed everything, and that the dinner was not typical "wedding food." Gourmet in a Pinch catered our lobster bake rehearsal dinner, wedding and brunch the next day. Each meal was delicious, and they even packed up the leftovers so we could enjoy them the next day.

All of the meals were servered right on schedule, but they were willing to adjust on the day of the wedding if we were running behind. It was truly exceptional service, and I couldn't be happier.
Paul and Charisa really helped make our wedding day perfect. Paul went above and beyond to do everything he could for us. Read more...
Paul and Charisa really helped make our wedding day perfect. Paul went above and beyond to do everything he could for us. At one point he even offered to drive in to town to pick up a wedding guest that had a flat tire.

The food was amazing. Many guests have told me how much they enjoyed everything, and that the dinner was not typical "wedding food." Gourmet in a Pinch catered our lobster bake rehearsal dinner, wedding and brunch the next day. Each meal was delicious, and they even packed up the leftovers so we could enjoy them the next day.

All of the meals were servered right on schedule, but they were willing to adjust on the day of the wedding if we were running behind. It was truly exceptional service, and I couldn't be happier. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Eric
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Gourmet In A Pinch did our wedding in Caratunk, ME. They were great throughout the process, from the first day we met with them all the way through to the big day. The food was amazing. We had multiple people tell us it was the best beef tenderloin they ever had. Paul even ran out from the kitchen full speed to help my wife when her dress got caught on a rock going down the isle. They made us feel relaxed every time we spoke with them and really felt like they were part of our team. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is getting married in Maine. Thanks again GIP!
Gourmet In A Pinch did our wedding in Caratunk, ME. They were great throughout the process, from the first day we met with Read more...
Gourmet In A Pinch did our wedding in Caratunk, ME. They were great throughout the process, from the first day we met with them all the way through to the big day. The food was amazing. We had multiple people tell us it was the best beef tenderloin they ever had. Paul even ran out from the kitchen full speed to help my wife when her dress got caught on a rock going down the isle. They made us feel relaxed every time we spoke with them and really felt like they were part of our team. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is getting married in Maine. Thanks again GIP! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They catered a brunch for us and it was delicious! We didn't have a chance to try any of it beforehand, but it far exceeded our expectations. And it was such good value! I highly recommend.
They catered a brunch for us and it was delicious! We didn't have a chance to try any of it beforehand, but it far Read more...
They catered a brunch for us and it was delicious! We didn't have a chance to try any of it beforehand, but it far exceeded our expectations. And it was such good value! I highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kristy
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Paul & Chef Charisa were AMAZING! We are from PA & it was stressful planning long distance. Paul went above & beyond to help with whatever he could! I had so many questions and he was always understanding and quick to respond! Even at the last minute we asked them to provide the beer and such and it was never an issue! They were more than happy to accommodate us. It was great that they offered the food & rentals so it saved us from dealing with another person, it was so convenient! The food was AMAZING! We had so many compliments! I also recommend doing brunch with them! I gladly ate leftovers! They were always around to make sure we were eating and had everything we needed. There is no way we could have done it all without them!! convenient! The food was AMAZING! We had so many compliments! I also recommend doing brunch with them! I gladly ate leftovers! They were always around to make sure we were eating and had everything we needed. There is no way we could have done it all without them!!
Paul & Chef Charisa were AMAZING! We are from PA & it was stressful planning long distance. Paul went above & beyond to Read more...
Paul & Chef Charisa were AMAZING! We are from PA & it was stressful planning long distance. Paul went above & beyond to help with whatever he could! I had so many questions and he was always understanding and quick to respond! Even at the last minute we asked them to provide the beer and such and it was never an issue! They were more than happy to accommodate us. It was great that they offered the food & rentals so it saved us from dealing with another person, it was so convenient! The food was AMAZING! We had so many compliments! I also recommend doing brunch with them! I gladly ate leftovers! They were always around to make sure we were eating and had everything we needed. There is no way we could have done it all without them!! convenient! The food was AMAZING! We had so many compliments! I also recommend doing brunch with them! I gladly ate leftovers! They were always around to make sure we were eating and had everything we needed. There is no way we could have done it all without them!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Susanne
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Paul and his crew went out of their way to make my daughter's wedding all she wanted it to be. He worked closely with us to work out all the details and made sure that everything was perfect; from the tent set up, the tables, the popcorn machine, and last but not least the amazing food. Everything worked out great, in spite of the rain and a blown fuse. :) Paul was quick on his feet and responsive to all our needs. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gourmet in a Pinch for any event.
Paul and his crew went out of their way to make my daughter's wedding all she wanted it to be. He worked closely with us Read more...
Paul and his crew went out of their way to make my daughter's wedding all she wanted it to be. He worked closely with us to work out all the details and made sure that everything was perfect; from the tent set up, the tables, the popcorn machine, and last but not least the amazing food. Everything worked out great, in spite of the rain and a blown fuse. :) Paul was quick on his feet and responsive to all our needs. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gourmet in a Pinch for any event. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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