For Carol Lentini, crafting specialized menus in Bridgeport, CT. She calls her culinary business, Along Came Carol, a boutique company, and strives to provide "fresh, wholesome foods with a home-cooked flair" that utilizes locally-sourced and organic ingredients as often as possible. Along Came Carol can create menus for those with special dietary needs and those who enjoy ethnic foods. In addition to offering catering, Along Came Carol has a private dining space available and cooking classes.
"What makes us different from other competitors is my many consecutive years in business as well as my consistent quality, customer service and reputation," Lentini says. "We pride ourselves [on] being a boutique business where we are one hundred percent hands on as a mom and pop shop where we know our clients and they come to us for our dedication to quality and personalized service."
Special event catering can be done for holidays, events, parties and weddings. Along Came Carol's long menu of catering dishes include hot and cold appetizers, platters, dips, pastas, and any protein including chicken, lamb, veal, pork, beef and fish. Soups, salads and desserts are also menu options.
The Nook is Along Came Carol's private dining room and event space that's available to rent for up to 25 people. Menus can be created for each event, with multiple courses. The Nook is also where Along Came Carol's cooking classes are hosted. Prices vary based on time of day, and can be hosted for girl's nights out, bachelorette parties, couples date nights, corporate team building and more. Kids are also welcome at cooking classes.
Along Came Carol has been in business for 28 years now. Lentini and her husband Mark Mojcher own and operate the business together.