bou·tique/ bo͞oˈtēk/ noun: A small company that offers highly specialized services or products.
Along Came Carol Boutique Catering & The Nook
is a leading caterer in Connecticut located in the historic Black Rock District of Bridgeport, CT.
We provide the highest standard of culinary excellence by using fresh, wholesome foods with a home-cooked flair and are dedicated to using both locally sourced and organic ingredients when available. Everything is made from scratch with intention and love, providing food that not only tastes good, but makes you feel good as well! We offer a gourmet dining experience for every palate including those with special dietary needs. When you’re planning a lavish wedding (we've been recognized as a leading wedding caterer for 20 years!), a stylish cocktail party or an intimate dinner at home, Along Came Carol will create and execute the event exactly as you have it in mind; suited to your style and taste so you can relax and enjoy yourself and your guests.
Carol Lentini is a chef, caterer and health coach who has embraced the new food rules while staying true to her passion for delicious, wholesome, flavorful food. A long time staple of the Fairfield County food scene, Carol has always had a flair for innovative menus, eclectic flavors and tasty home-cooked meals. It’s been said that Carol’s food will make your mouth dance!
Carol began her culinary journey in her mother's kitchen where she learned the art of elegant entertaining. Born and raised in Southport, CT, her large extended Italian family would often be gathered together for any reason. Both poised and casual, Carol’s passion for cooking and entertaining was set on fire.
Her zest for learning took her to all reaches of the world where she was always enrolled in a cooking class or working at a local eatery. Coming home, she reached celebrity status by catering to the likes of Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Bernstein and Paul Newman to name a few. Carol’s imaginative menus have long won her a loyal clientele. Word of her gourmet excellence and creativity have followed her throughout her 30 year career.
After adopting her cherished daughter, Scarlett, Carol returned from China with a newfound belief in nutritional needs and wholesome healthy foods. She graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC and has a firm foundation in the healing capacity of a nutritionally balanced lifestyle. Incorporate this with her passion for taste and you have a true natural gourmand who will knock your socks off with love, flavor and ingenuity.