Our Story

A Thyme to Cook is a dedicated team of culinary and design creatives and a diverse crew. We believe in relationships over convenience and are diligent about combining your desires with our culinary passion to create a perfectly curated experience designed especially for you and your guests.

Integrity is in all that we do. Booking every single event is not our goal. We don’t strive to be the biggest, we endeavor to be the best. Our crew builds a kitchen and fires up the ovens for every event to cook your meal fresh onsite. We order fresh regional quality ingredients weekly, slice our own meats, make our own breads, and design new flavor combinations daily. We love what we do!

We’re active partners in our local community and give back to many local non-profit organizations including the St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank, Wheeler Library, Safe Futures, Mystic Arts Festival and many more. We care about the impact we make on the Earth and are proud of our 3-star Certified Green Catering distinction.

Founded by Linda Sample in 1984, and under the current leadership of Michael Ferreira, we focus all our talents on you. After 35+ years, our team continues to embody Linda’s passion for creativity, culinary design and taking care of one another. We are wildly creative, joyful, personal, and compassionate. We interpret your desires in a way only we can, to create a unique experience just for you. We’re open to all ideas and take on every challenge with a fresh perspective.

We can’t wait to work with you!

OUR TEAM

Linda

#BucketListAchieved
Spending time in Zimbabwe at its peak

#TimeOff
Travel to Azores or Venice,  if I can not be in the dirt digging

#LateNightSnack
Edamame, preferably grilled

linda: Founder & Mentor
Michael

#BucketListAchieved
Visiting the streets of Rome with my grandfather

#TimeOff
Restaurant hopping & small bites

#LateNightSnack
Popcorn

Michael: President
Lex

#BucketListAchieved
Egyptian Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride
(editor note – WHOA!!!!)

#TimeOff
The fresh air in Stowe, VT

#LateNightSnack
Cereal…Or a good cocktail!

alexis: General Manager
Juli

#BucketListAchieved
Tom Jones & Frank Sinatra Live in Vegas

#TimeOff
San Francisco, Seattle, Portland w/ Family

#LateNightSnack
Popcorn with Ghee & Sea Salt

juli: Director of Wedding Sales
Angela

#BucketListAchieved
Karaoke Champion

#TimeOff
The Beach

#LateNightSnack
Popcorn

angela: Pastry Chef
Brian

#BucketListAchieved
Yearly Travel to Somewhere I’ve Never Been

#TimeOff
Beach… hopefully in Europe

#LateNightSnack
Peanut Butter & Cream Cheese on Gooey White Bread

brian: event coordinator
Jessica

#BucketListAchieved
Climbing the Batu Caves in Malaysia

#TimeOff
Take my dog swimming

#LateNightSnack
Pizza with vodka sauce and parmesan cheese

Jessica: Event Coordinator
Paige

#BucketListAchieved
Travelling England, Ireland & Scotland with my Grandma & Sister

#TimeOff
Macrame Enthusiast

#LateNightSnack
A Bowl of Cinnamon LIFE

Paige: Event Coordinator
Rachel

#BucketListAchieved
Walked the beaches in St Croix – filled with sea glass!

#TimeOff
Spending time with my family or gardening in my yard

#LateNightSnack
Fresh berries and homemade whipped cream

Rachel: Event Coordinator
Will

#BucketListAchieved
Went to the volcano in Iceland on my birthday

#TimeOff
Watch movies & garden with my dog, Rumble

#LateNightSnack
Thin crust spinach or mushroom pizza

Will: Event Coordinator
Joshua

#BucketListAchieved
Seizure free for more than five years!

#TimeOff
Send time with my family

#LateNightSnack
Smoked brisket on savory pate a choux, with pickled onion and jalapenos

Joshua: Chef
Taylor

#BucketListAchieved
Coming Soon

#TimeOff
Coming Soon

#LateNightSnack
Coming Soon

Taylor: Junior Chef
Bonnie

#BucketListAchieved
Zip lining through the rainforest in Costa Rica

#TimeOff
Garending

#LateNightSnack
I don’t eat late at night

Bonnie: Business Assistant/Book keeper

Partnering Local + Regional Farms and Purveyors

Photographers

This site is FULL of amazing photographs by some of the most talented photographers in the area. We are forever grateful for them sharing their craft with us. Please click on their names to visit their sites to see more of their fantastic work!