By Jessica Jenkins
Atlantic News, Thursday, January 29, 2004
Volume 30 - No. 3 - Page 16A
HAMPTON - Galley Hatch Catering is a full service, off-premises catering company that caters any type of event. They specialize in corporate outings, weddings, theme parties, graduations, bridal or baby showers, christenings, barbecues, boat cruises, holiday parties and much more. The focus of Galley Hatch Catering is to serve fresh, high quality cuisine, attractively presented, and coupled with impeccable service. This approach remains consistent regardless of the venue.
Although people often turn to Galley Hatch Catering for their most important social events, many are unaware that this outstanding catering has been serving the corporate seacoast on a daily basis for years. From breakfast meetings to power lunches, Galley Hatch Catering sets the standard for affordable, plentiful and delicious meals. And beyond the workweek, they are also pros at catering business after hours, holiday parties and corporate outings.
Perhaps one of the most unique things about Galley Hatch Catering is their willingness to work with the customer to design an event guaranteed to impress. They welcome the opportunity to hear your ideas, desires, and tastes, and they enjoy customizing menus to get the customer excited about the food at their event. They have their own liquor license and insurance and are also able to take care of the bar set-up and service for you.
Galley Hatch Catering is a great choice for an open house for a new business or product send off for one that is already established. They can provide anything from buttered hors d' oeuvres to carving and pasta stations. Add a selection of mini pastries, petit fors, and chocolate-dipped strawberries, and your business event will be remembered for a long time.
They offer an All-American BBQ for corporate outings or private celebrations like the Fourth of July. This includes a choice of ribs, chicken, sirloin, burgers and hot dogs, and the ever popular Lobster-Bake. They have years of experience in outdoor venues such as Odiorne State Park, Rye Harbor State Park, and Camp Lincoln. Guests are sure to love their signature ice cream smorgasbord with specialty homemade flavors.
Smaller, more intimate settings in your home for corporate or out-of-town guests are also available. Upscale cocktail and dinner parties are always sure to make a lasting impression. Murder mystery dinners are even a fun and unique venue for this versatile and adaptable catering business.
John Tinios, owner of the Galley Hatch Restaurant in Hampton, owns Galley Hatch Catering with Kevin Sullivan, who is the vice chairman of the NH Lodging and Restaurant Association, and Scott Myers, who is both an accomplished chef and the newly inaugurated mayor of Dover. They started their catering business seven years ago out of the restaurant, and have been at their current location at Merrill Industrial Park for the last five. This location houses a massive kitchen where they make everything fresh and from scratch, and are well known for their delicious pastries, baked goods and wedding cakes.
They take pride in their ability and willingness to accommodate any type of menu, from heart healthy, to Vegan, to vegetarian and will listen to all your needs in a consultation to create a menu with you. They take part in many charitable and community events such as the Penguin Plunge, Chamber of Commerce events, quarterly community dinners at the Seacoast Science Center, and also work closely with the Victoria Inn in Hampton.
They were awarded the "Best Caters" by the Best of NH Magazine in 2002, and therefore were invited to cook at "Great Chef's Night." They have catered dinners for the Royal Family from England, White House events at Pease AFB and meals in the Governor's offices. They cater boat cruises out to the Isles of Shoals.
Galley Hatch Catering is located at 8 Merrill Industrial Drive in Hampton, and may be contacted by calling 926-1545. Ask for Jennifer Threeton, sales associate, for more information or to set up a consultation. To view their menu selections on-line, visit www.galleyhatchcatering.com.