Testimonials About Rioux Catering!

Working with Ann Rioux and the team of Rioux Catering was a great experience, they catered a rehearsal dinner lobster bake followed by a large wedding the following day, and service, food and  execution were flawless at both events.   Ann is very knowledgeable and professional, and has a way of instilling confidence and calm in her clients.  One of the best parts of the catering experience, from a planning standpoint, was Ann's consistent willingness to go above and beyond for the clients and to find the most efficient, cost effective methods of providing the elements of the event that were sometimes a bit unique or out of the ordinary.  Ann is thorough, a great listener, creative and incredibly personable.  On the event day, her team was prepared, friendly, capable and had great attitudes.  Dinner service was one of the most efficient and timely services we have experienced and clean up was quick and thorough.  The Rioux Catering team is like a family and our clients were well taken care of the entire weekend.  I would highly recommend Rioux Catering.

Meagan Gilpatrick
Maine Seasons Events Blog

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Wedding in Brides Magazine, Aug 2012
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Design in Romantic Homes Mag. Oct 2012
Style Shoots, Maine Mag. Feb 2012
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Design on Something Blue Blog, Jan 2012
Wedding on Style Me Pretty  Jan 2012
Maine Magazine, May 2011, Camden Winter
Wedding - Little Black Book Blog 12/11
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Maine Home and Design Magazine Sep 2011
Wedding on 100 Layer Cake Blog Jul 2011
Wedding in Boston Weddings Mag. Jul 2011
Maine Home and Design Magazine May 2011
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Wedding on Style Me Pretty Jan 2011
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Design Photo Shoot June, 2010
Wedding Design Decemeber 2009
Wedding on Style Me Pretty Oct 2009
Wellwed Magazines, Spring/Summer 2010
The Wedding Chicks blog  April, 2010

Working with Ann Rioux and her team is always a pleasure! They are professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. The menu selections that Ann proposes are spot on for our event and the food is fabulously presented, delicious, and nourishing, and the service is impeccable. No detail is overlooked.

Ginger Aldrich
Development Director
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Deer Isle, Maine

Dear Ann,
Over the years you have been the most wonderful help and friend. Your catering at all kinds of events has always been outstanding and your warm professionalism is one of your hallmarks. Time and again you have created and produced not only exquisite "fare" but also a  lovely atmosphere and an extremely successful party.

Of course the jewel in the crown was all that you did for our weekend-of-wedding in August 2010. Without you we would have been in dire straits. You jumped in and provided the fabulous Lobster Picnic for the rehearsal dinner--not an easy task given the location and the possible weather constraints. It was beyond perfect and even if the weather hadn't cooperated, you were prepared for all possible glitches. From ordering up extra tents (at a late date when others wouldn't have been able to) to feeding 100 hungry people a hot, imaginative and delicious lobster dinner: you and your efficient, professional and delightful staff carried it off beautifully.

On top of that you then created a beautiful post-wedding Brunch. There are people still asking me about the events and marveling at what you did. Your taste and creativity, plus excellence in food preparation and presentation is impeccable and working with you is always a true delight. Please know that I am here to recommend you and look forward to that opportunity. You deserve the highest of praise and I hope you will rely on me for the best of references!

With endless thanks and love always,


For the past six years, Rioux Catering has provided all the catering services for our outdoor benefit concert for Kneisel Hall, the world-renowned summer music school located in Blue Hill.  We have found Ann Rioux's cuisine and service to be superb.  She has catered each of these events on a turnkey basis, providing not only dinner and serving, but arrangement for tents, toilets, tables, and chairs as well as parking.  One of our biggest concerns with any catered event is adequate staffing.  Ann has always and consistently hit the mark and we use Ann's performance as our standard for judging others.  I don't hesitate to recommend Rioux Catering as one of the premier caterers of the Blue Hill/Bar Harbor areas.

Very Truly Yours,


I have known Ann Rioux of Rioux Catering for years and she has always run her catering business with an eye towards quality food and fair pricing.  But it was only recently that I was able to hire her for an event.
Ann Rioux and her crew recently catered a memorial service for us.  We had an idea of the number of people who would attend, but on the day of, it became apparent that we had well underestimated the crowd.  Ann was very quick to add additional resources to our event.  The food was delicious and the servers were attractive and professional.  It couldn't have gone better and everyone in attendance commented on the perfectly diverse array of the food, and the fact they left "stuffed"!

I would recommend Ann for any event.  She is a very personable, easy to work with, and eager to offer advice in order to tailor an event to the customer's ultimate satisfaction.



I have known Ann Rioux of Rioux Catering for decades as a dear friend.  We asked Ann to help us cater our daughter's outdoor wedding reception explaining our budget restrictions.  Ann worked with us and directed us in how we could save money but still have a big impact for our guests.  It was a huge success thanks to Ann and crew who made everyone feel like royality on that very special day.

So thankful for you Ann!


Ann Rioux was such a dream to work with for our wedding catering!  She payed attention to every detail, even the strawberries in our starter salad were shaped like hearts.  Every dish that Ann served tasted like she was cooking for a dinner party of 10 not 110.  Her seafood chowder still has our guests wanting more.  It will be the best chowder you have ever had.  And if you need a wedding cake, look no further than Rioux Catering.  Usually people have lots of left over cake, but our wedding cake was so good it was all gone by the next morning, including the top!  We will order another one for our one year anniversary and most likely every year thereafter.  Her staff were all extremely friendly and accommodating.  If I am ever in need of a catering in the greater Blue Hill area again, I know I have a five star carter in Rioux Catering!



A wedding is more than an event, it is a life experience, and as such, it should be perfect. This was the philosophy Ann brought to the table for our wedding. Always innovative, flexible, organized and professional, Ann worked with us to make sure we would have the perfect day we wanted without the stress of wondering if it would all fall apart. In her capable hands, our reception was flawless, the food was pristine and the cake was stunning AND delicious - a combination you don't normally get at weddings! It was so good that my husband talked about it for two years and we finally surprised him with a replica for his deployment going away party. Through it all, regardless of how big or small, Ann has always brought excellence and high-class quality to those precious moments in our lives that we want to remember forever. I would highly recommend Rioux Catering for all of your catering needs. You will not be disappointed!


Also known as
Blue Hill Catering. 
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Ann Rioux and Family

Office # 207-374-5286
  Cell # 207-669-2525

Mailing Address:
Rioux Catering
211 Turkey Farm Road
Blue Hill, Maine 04614