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Tara-bly Good Catering
Tara-bly good food you won't forget

Tara-bly Good Catering has been in business for 25 years, serving customers all over the state of Maine. We bring comfort food, or most any type of cuisine to your special events. New, as of 2023, we added Just Like Mom's food trailer, dedicated to and inspired by, Barbara Nelson, Tara's mom. We honor mom by serving homemade delicious meals with fast and friendly service. We can cater your special event with or without the trailer! With our hard earned knowledge we can bring a fabulous meal to your doorstep! Our forte is custom menus at reasonable prices to satisfy your palette. Try some of Tara's delicious 7 cheese mac & cheese, Aunt Connies slow cooked BBQ chicken, mom's blueberry salad, Gayle's apple cider whoopie pies, or Tara'd famous beef tips in onion and mushroom au jus. Want a Mexican meal, we do that too! We can create a wonderful menu that your guests will never forget Hire someone with the experience, recipes, and abilities to make your event NEXT LEVEL GREAT! We are a small business doing great things. Give us a try you won't be disappointed.


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Tara-bly Good's Story

Tara's first job at age 15 was working for her sweet mom at South Shore Food and Dairy Bar in Canaan, ME. Her dad built the dairy bar for mom to keep busy while he tended to his paving business. Tara learned how to cook and create delicious meals while working at South Shore for 7 years. Her parents instilled in her a great work ethic and taught her how to treat customers the right way. 

Tara never went very far from the food industry, she catered weddings and corporate events while raising her daughter and working full time for a jeweler for 16 years. In 2009 she decided to work her catering business full time.

The catering has always been a family affair with Tara doing the cooking with help from mom creating their tried and true recipes. Her sister, Gayle, started to pitch in baking gourmet whoopie pies and working events to help out. Their mom passed away unexpectedly in 2021, leaving behind a legacy of recipes, and a great work ethic. Tara's husband, Carlton, helped to make the food trailer a reality (with her father-in-law Larry, now deceased) and is the mastermind for getting things done. Her mother-in-law Lolly contributes to the long list of recipes and even some pumpkin crisp too!

NO ONE WORKERS HARDER than the team at Tara-bly Good Catering to make the food at your event special!

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We know you’re in a balancing act between budget and great expectations. Whether you’re hosting a board meeting, a wedding or an open house, if you are in need of a personal, homemade touch you’ve come to the right place. Regardless if your party is as small as 20 people or as many as 300, we will create a meal that your guests wont forget. Our goal is for them to leave asking for our recipes, or telling you how fabulous and memorable the meal was. Bringing you food you won't forget. We have built our reputation on consistent, unique yet mostly traditional offerings over the years. We take great pride in our food and can't wait to show you what we can do for you. Whether it is with our food trailer, designed by Tara and dedicated to her wonderful mom, or a buffet meal, or a plated dinner... your guests will absolutely love, we can do it all for you! 

 Let us help you wow your family, clients, prospects, or team with food that they won’t forget.

Call Tara now at 207-313-4947 or email her at

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331 Waterville Rd, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA


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