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The Barefoot Gourmet is a caterer specializing in multi-cultural wedding day cuisine in East Thetford, Vermont. Owner and lead chef Barry Clarke got his start in cooking at a young age while living in Mbeya, Tanzania. Spending most of his life in the subtropical region of South Africa, Barry grew his knowledge and love for a variety of the surrounding local cuisines, including fresh seafood from the Ballito Bay and local foods with Indian influenced flavorings. He has developed a deep knowledge for a multitude of cooking styles throughout his lifetime. Because Barry loves food and the idea of two couples coming together, there鈥檚 nothing he loves more than catering weddings with a variety of international cuisine. No matter what style or dishes you hope to serve your guests, The Barefoot Gourmet is prepared to serve the very best.


The caterer offers a variety of cuisine options. Committed to providing presentations that are just as flawless as the flavors within, the team at The Barefoot Gourmet garnishes dishes with edible flowers whenever possible. From buffet lines to plated meals, passed hors d鈥檕euvres and more, their serving styles can be altered to fit your needs. The Barefoot Gourmet鈥檚 cuisine styles include:

  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai

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Cake Cutting
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What catering services do you provide?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres

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Gluten Free
Lactose Free
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Sheera B. Married on 07/05/2019
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Delicious & Fun

Holy guacamole! Actually, there was no guac at our wedding, but there were crazy explosions of flavor at all corners. When it first came to choosing a caterer for our wedding, I was somewhat indifferent. I assumed wedding food is more or less the same. With Barry鈥檚 cooking, I couldn鈥檛 be more wrong. I just wish he had a restaurant near me so I could enjoy his flavors on a regular basis. My mouth is still watering as I think of the potato fritters, lamb kabobs, jerk chicken, mac and cheese . . .
Sean Married on 06/23/2018
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Soooooooo delicious!!!!

Barry and his team were just amazing! Soooo worth it! My wife and I are still dreaming about the lamb kabobs, the scrambled eggs with caviar in an egg shell on a bed of salt, the amazing Persian love cake and everything in between!! He鈥檚 a really down to earth kind soul.
Kaitlyn Married on 09/09/2017
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From day 1 Barry Clarke was amazing to work with. He was very responsive to our initial email, and worked with us to find a delicious menu full of the bold flavors we love and fresh produce that he would be able to get locally sourced at the time of our wedding. He was also conscious to not overlook menu options for vegetarians and people with a less adventurous pallet. He invited us to his home to taste test the menu, and we were won over immediately. He is not only an amazing chef, but also personable, kind, and funny. His love and passion for what he does is palpable.

Up until and throughout the wedding Barry was very responsive to questions. He has obviously been to a lot of weddings and he had great suggestions and ideas throughout the whole process. His attention to detail the day of the wedding was unparalleled including beautiful presentation of food with edible flowers, ample staff passing hors d鈥檕uvres to ensure guests had their full, and a fast moving buffet line. He was even thoughtful enough to make sure that hors d鈥檕uvres were brought to the wedding party as we were taking pictures to ensure we didn鈥檛 miss out on the delicious food.

We still have not stopped receiving compliments on the delicious food and the great chef who seemed to go out of his way to ensure each guest enjoyed themselves. We can not thank Barry enough for adding his special touch to our wedding day and we would recommend him wholeheartedly to others!
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