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ABOUT

Dandelion Catering Company officially launched in 2009 in Portland, Maine when lifelong Maine residents Christine and Christian Hayes decided to chase a dream that led them both out of their restaurant and foodservice careers and into the world of catering.

 

Their ultimate goal was to not only produce restaurant quality, freshly prepared food in an industry that is far too dependent on frozen and premade ingredients, but also to create a company steeped in their principles. A small business that cultivates and inspires their team through respect, positivity and genuine gratitude. 

 

Ten years later, as Dandelion still continues to grow, they build The Garrison, a 40 seat intimate dining room with an additional 15 seats at the bar. Surrounded by the rushing Royal River on both sides, Chef / Owner Christian Hayes and his team will serve his brand of "thoughtful food" inspired by Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. 

Hayes' food translates directly to how he lives his life : No smoke and mirrors and no pretentious theater. Now, after a decade of manning the kitchen at Dandelion Catering Company, Hayes, a Food Network 'Chopped' Champion in 2018, has opened his first restaurant alongside wife Christine. 

PRESS

PPH : At The Garrison, ‘thoughtful’ food you won’t soon forget

Nov 2019 READ STORY

Maine Magazine - Chef Christian Hayes

July 2019 READ STORY

Father, daughter to deliver Thanksgiving meals to Maine families in need

Nov 2019 READ STORY

NPR: Giving Thanks w/ Chef Christian Hayes

March 22, 2018  READ STORY

‘Chopped’-winning chef opens new restaurant in Yarmouth

July 29, 2019  READ STORY

EATER HEAT MAP : The 11 Hottest Restaurants in Maine Right Now

July 31, 2019  READ STORY

Maine chef was eating humble pie long before 'Chopped' victory

March 22, 2018  READ STORY

Yarmouth chef can thank the canned pig brains for his win on ‘Chopped’

March 20, 2018  READ STORY

Yarmouth company offers Thanksgiving feast in essay contest

November 23, 2016  READ STORY