1578 is a full catering wedding service situated in South Bristol, Maine, along scenic shores. Founded by Chef Mark Bartle and coordinator, Kimberly McLellan, this business provides coastal hospitality alongside an epicurean, culinary experience. Surrounded by natural maritime ambiance, their outdoor stone-laid dining space and green gardens provide an idyllic locale to enjoy the cuisine, celebrate nuptials, or relax with an intimate gathering of loved ones.
The team at 1578 is dedicated to helping guests plan and successfully carry out their own, unforgettable event. Providing either assistance planning a ceremony or reception on their seaside property or facilitating arrangements made offsite at a venue of the client’s choice, this catering service goes beyond providing gourmet dishes to accommodate other vital wedding preparations and requirements. Director of events, Kimberley McLellan, brings her keen aptitude for event programming and design to the table, effecting a personalized and lasting affair. Aside from weddings, this business hosts other special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, cooking classes, and public events.
Chef Mark Bartle’s extensive experience and knowledge of the culinary industry factors into every coastal dish he prepares. An alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America, and having filled multiple roles as Executive Chef along the eastern coast of the United States, Mark combines proficiency and quality into his locally inspired flavors. Some features and styles of the 1578 kitchen include:
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