The Finest, Most Experienced Staff

Our exceptional staff has over 200 combined years in the Hospitality, Food and Beverage Industries. Our collective years of experience assure you and your guests of the most memorable culinary experience and professional, entertaining service from our first contact to the completion of your event. We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce some of our staff to you:

Dan Crook
Owner, Chef

Award-winning Chef Daniel Crook has come back to Maine to open his own catering business and to be near his family. Dan brings 25 years of chef and restaurant management experience in five diamond award hotels, world class resorts and restaurants in Hawaii, California, and Boston. The company name Coast 2 Coast Caterers describes the breadth of experience and culinary styles and expertise gained from Dan’s rich career.

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Suree Crook
Co-Owner

Suree not only brings a heritage of fine Asian Cuisine from her family’s restaurants in Boston, but extensive “front of the house” background as concierge and management in some of the grandest hotels in Thailand. At any time you may find her cooking in our kitchens, managing the office and our staff, but by far her favorite “job” is raising their son Tyler.

William Weigle
Chef

Will has been with us since our opening. Like some of the best Chefs, Will is self-taught and has garnered his knowledge from 20 years in the area in the Industry, the last 10 years as Chef at the Marriott in South Portland and Coast 2 Coast Catering. Creativity, enthusiasm and staying on top of all the culinary trends are Will’s strong suit, among his many assets. He looks forward to meeting our clients and interacting with them throughout their event; from tastings to on-site service. Not to mention, he’s our go-to computer guru…you rock Will!

Lise Baratta
Catering Sales & Service/Marketing

She has worked for over forty years (literally from “coast to coast!), in Food and Beverage in Hotels and Restaurants around the country. Her experience as Food and Beverage director, restaurant ownership/management and catering/ convention sales is being put to good use as we increase and expand our business. She looks forward to meeting with you and being there throughout your event, from planning to completion. Best of all? She’s back working with Chef Dan after working with him at two different properties since their return to Maine. Score!

Additionally, we are grateful to have some of the finest servers and bartenders in the area to serve your events. Our professional, fun and courteous staff is there for you from set-up to break-down!

Reviews demonstrate that guests of Coast 2 Coast events rave about the planning of the event, accessibility of the chef and memorable food and service.

Versatile

Coast 2 Coast offers a wide variety of service styles and foods suitable for outdoor events, dances, country club events and business meetings or holiday parties. Whether a small gathering or an elaborate event, we are ready to serve.

Our personalized event planning includes choosing venues and vendors, planning custom menus from many culinary traditions to fulfill the client’s palate, dream, and budget.