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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Chef Crook’s culinary skills and organization have brought him many accolades as well as the honor of cooking for royalty, presidents and famous personalities from around the world.
Training & Awards
Graduated Summa Cum laude in Advanced Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales, and received the Silver Spoon Award
Worked as supporting chef under Master French Chef Detrick and Master French Chef Jean Joho
Won 2nd place in Boston’s Edible Art show that was judged by Julia Child. Appeared on CNN with his Edible Art
Banquet Chef at the Ritz Carlton, Maui
Hosted PGA Golf Tournament
Ritz Carlton Leadership Award
Tournant Chef at Grand Wialea Resort, Maui, Hawaii
Windham Food and Wine – Awarded, Best in Show
Lahaina and Maui Food and Wine Show, Best of Show in 1999 and second in 2001
Executive Chef of Cliff House Resort, Ogunquit , ME
Resort Chef at Four Seasons Resort at Manelle Bay, Lanai, Hawaii
Sous Chef Hotel Nikko Beverly Hills, California
Served movie stars, President Reagan and European royalty
Sailed from California to Australia. Studied varied cuisine and tutored other yacht owners.