Hey gang! Keith here.

According to the “fun calendar”, today is National Sandwich Day. Mmmmm.

Instead of sharing some great shots of our past sandwiches, I decided to throw a curve ball at our kitchen team this morning.

Chef Joe, Chef Angela and Chef Janet were busy with prep work and I sent down a challenge to them. It was simple – I wanted those three to go into the walk-in cooler and create a never-before-made sandwich to wow our readers. They recorded the process as they worked and here are the fruits of their labor… enjoy!

First, Chef Joe emerged from the walk-in with some fennel and started to crisp that up.

First, Chef Joe emerged from the walk-in with some duck got it right into a hot pan.



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We’re so excited that we’ve launched our new Podcast! In “A Thyme To Chat” we will talk with Event Industry Experts about events, weddings, and more!

In Episode 1 we chat with Linda Sample, our owner, about the history of ATTC, hot trends, a catering trip thru Italy and a lot more!

We’d love to hear your opinions! Share them with us in the comments below.

Download this episode (right click and save)

It's Baseball Season!

It’s Baseball Season!

Although there were a few games the other day, here in the Northeast – today is opening day. The Red Sox and Yankees are currently playing and we’re still shoveling snow off our Cookery steps.

We needed to feel the warmth that baseball season sends to the hearts of fans. So, thanks to the amazing artistry of Robert Norman Photography, we are revisiting our baseball themed pop-up dinner.

In July of 2015 we shared an amazing meal ON the field at Dodd Stadium – home to the Connecticut Tigers professional baseball team.

As guests arrived in the stadium concourse, they were greeted with a signature "Orange Crush" cocktail.

As guests arrived in the stadium concourse, they were greeted with a signature “Orange Crush” cocktail.




In the event business, there are the essentials – amazing location, amazing food (OF COURSE!), amazing drinks, amazing floral, amazing clothes, amazing guests and so much more.

However, the photos of all these amazing things are what we can cherish for the years to come.

That’s where the AMAZING photographers come in. Silently doing their job, capturing all those special moments and making them even-lasting.

When we started to work with Patti Murphy on redesigning our website, we knew that we wanted to showcase the best of the best photographs and sent out the requests. Our friends in the photography world didn’t hesitate to share their photos from previous celebrations we worked side-by-side on.

We want to highlight those people who currently have their art on our new site. We can’t recommend them enough and would more than happy to talk to you about any of them!

Anna Sawin Photography
Phone: 860.608.4872

Chris Nachtwey Photography
Phone: 860.912.4958

HK Photography
Phone: 203.906.7722

Jewel Photo
Phone: 860.262.0311

JHumphries Photography
Phone: 203.687.6410

Kelly Lorenz Imagery
Phone: 617.680.8802

Laura Dee Photography

Leslie Dumke Studios
Phone: 917-533-9446

Levi & Val

Lindsay Shaw Photography
Phone: 860.268.1722

Love Days Photography
Phone: 508-221-0128

Maggie Conley Photography
Phone: 860-857-7136

Meg Heriot Photography
Phone: 401-601-5447

Robert Norman Photography
Phone: 203-247-3093

Saintuma Photography EQFX Studios
Phone: (860) 373 0304

Stephen Wang Photography
Phone: 860-918-3174

Studio TEN9TEN
Phone: 203-415-9851


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We here at A Thyme to Cook are SO happy to officially announce that Connecticut Rental Center has joined us as our Sponsoring Partner for our Seasonal Pop-Up Dinners – The TABLE!

Tom, Dawn and their team have helped us transform the Groton New London Airport, Dodd Stadium and the El N Gee club into works of art! They will do so again for all our future Pop-Ups, including next week at the Yantic Firehouse.

There are still a few seats available for our Valentines Dinner at the Yantic Firehouse! Visit HERE for tickets.


This past November our seasonal pop-up dinner, The TABLE, transformed the El N Gee Club of New London into an amazingly beautiful culinary adventure…


Juli, one of our fabulous Event Coordinators, was at the helm and took her inspiration from ‘Blancanieves’ – a Spanish take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White. It is the story of an enchanting daughter of a famed matador who flees her wicked stepmother to join a band of bullfighting dwarfs…



We are so proud to announce that we have been named the 2014 Connecticut Caterer of the Year by the CT Restaurant Association (CRA). The award was announced at the CRA Awards Dinner at the Mohegan Sun on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

We first won the award in 2012, making it two out of three years for us as we continue to celebrate our 30th anniversary in business.

“It is always a true joy to win an award like this,” said Linda Sample, our fearless leader. “There are so many wonderful catering companies in Connecticut; to receive this award is a real testament to the A Thyme to Cook team that make it all happen.”

Thank you to everyone who nominated us and then voted for us. Our passion for your events grows ever stronger!



30 Years Ago TODAY Linda Sample opened a small shop and catering business. Today we celebrate 30 years of A Thyme To Cook. We want to thank everyone who has made the past 30 years so great – clients, employees, vendors, venues and friends. We are very excited about what the next 30 years will bring! CHEERS!


BeFunky_photo1.jpgThe true story behind any successful company stems from the people.

We would like to introduce ourselves to you and let you get to know us a little better.

Spend some Thyme with Rachael – our Executive Chef.

Rachael’s favorite part of designing a celebration is creating a relationship with the clients to discover their needs when it comes to food.

One of the most unusual things she remembers from a wedding was … well … if she told you, she’d have to end you…


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