Welcome to the Main Course Catering, LLC

Catering, Consulting and Classes

for Social & Personal Nourishment


Chef Cecily I. Gans

Owner & Sole Proprietor






"All cooking begins with one's passion for and knowledge of a particular cuisine.... If you want to learn the palate archetypes, you have to be on an exploration -- and it has to be a long journey, not a short one."
-- Barbara Tropp, The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking

"The day is coming when a single carrot freshly observed, will set off a revolution"  - Paul C'zanne


Ngotsa manang ne choe - "Eat shamelessly!" - Tibetan saying


"There is no love sincerer than the love of food"

- George Bernard Shaw


"At its best,  cooking is inextricably meshed with aesthetics, with religion, with tradition and history. It is evocative of seasonal changes, or of one's childhood, or of a storm at sea ..."

- M.F.K. Fisher




Westport Farmers Market Demo

Peach Berry Compote over Sankow Beaverbrook Farm Ice Cream


Westport Farmers market Demo

Mussels with Fennel and Tomato Broth


Westport Farmers market Demo

Local Grilled Corn and Vegetable Chopped Salad







~ We can provide all staffing and food for your venue. We also have recommended purveyors for all aspects of rentals and specialty products. ~

~ We do not provide wine or spirits, but can offer contact information for reliable resources if desired ~


July Cocktails & Beachy Eats


Caribbean Night

New Orleans Jazz Birthday Celebration

November Commodore's Dinner

Staples Soccer 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sweet Sixteen 'Make Your Own' English TeaParty

May Hors D'oeuvres Party

Spring Brunch

Simple Summer Dinner

Autumn  Wedding

Winter  Brunch

Simple Winter Dinner

Early Winter Dinner

'Asian Take Out' White Elephant

November Reception

Boxing Day Brunch

Southern Style Hors D'Oeuvres Reception













links to Recommended Websites:


Click here for the Staples High School Culinary Arts Main Page


Photographers for your event:

    Videler Photography

    David Stone Photography

For Recipes and MORE:

    The Food Network

    Epicurious: Bon Appetit & Gourmet Magazine online   

    All Recipes: User friendly, usually simple

    Epicurean Online Magazine





Connecticut Farmers Markets:

    Connecticut Farmers Market USDA Page

    The Westport Farmers Market











For Equipment:


    Knife Merchant


    J.B. Prince Culinary Equipment

    Warehouse Store Fixture Company

   Globe Equipment

For Books:

    Jessica's Biscuit - Every book you ever wanted on food & cooking!


For Cool Duds:   



Truly Excellent Organizations:

    Women Chefs & Restauranteurs

    International Association of Culinary Professionals

    Chefs Collaborative


    Slow Food USA

    The Culinary Trust

    Cooking Schools.com

    Les Dames d'Escoffier

    The American Culinary Federation (ACF)

Anti-Hunger Sites:

    Share Our Strength

    Action Against Hunger

    The Great American Bake Sale



Cool Comestibles:


The Best Darn Coffee on the Planet:

Coffee Exchange ~ All Organic & Fair Trade! ~ I highly recommend the French Roast Sumatra Gayo Mountain


Great Teas:

Harney & Sons - Of Connecticut! The Paris Blend is Delightful.

They also carry Marie Belle Hot Chocolates - to die for!!!


Dry Spices:

Penzey's - In Norwalk, but just as easy to mail order


Best Cheeses in Fairfield County:

Darien Cheese & Fine Foods




Last updated:

Saturday, 17 April 2010 02:53 PM


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