We are dedicated
to creating fresh,

artfully prepared gourmet food your family or your special event. Our passion can be tasted in your very first bite! Whenever possible, we work with local farms to obtain the freshest locally sourced ingredients.  Let us help you personalize your menu for an unforgettable event.

The sample menus on this site give you an idea of types of offerings we have.  As always, we will be happy to design a special menu or themed menu for your event.  Brunches, holiday themes, Hawaiian luau, casino nights, Mardi Gras, or ethnic themes!   We will create a memorable menu to make your dining experience, as casual or formal as you desire starting with your first bite right through the end of your meal.

About

ABOUT THE CHEF

Chef Anne learned early on that “great food creates great memories”.  From the time she was young, Anne’s Grandmother brought the family together every week for Sunday dinner.  She hasn’t forgotten the smells of her kitchen and watching her create the most amazing foods from simple, fresh ingredients.

Over the years Anne’s passion for cooking and sharing her culinary creations fueled her interest in obtaining formal education to hone her craft.  After completing her training at the Art Institute’s School of Culinary Arts in Denver, CO, Anne successfully ran Anne Noto Catering, LLC for over 10 years.  Anne also directed a cooking school, served many personal chef clients, managed Garde Manger food prep for PGA golf tournaments, and spent several years in the wine industry. Anne successfully completed formal wine education classes, which has allowed her to enhance the dining experience of her clients by bringing food and wine together.

Now that she’s back in her home state of Connecticut, she couldn’t resist utilizing the farm fresh products that surround her and The First Bite was born!

It’s all about
your first bite!

16+ years

Offering fresh, delicious artfully prepared cuisine for any occasion.

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What clients are saying!

  • I would highly recommend Anne as a personal chef and caterer. She catered a wonderful picnic for me and met every detail with professionalism. Her experience and expertise was demonstrated in assisting with a great menu and very tasty food.   She is a delight to work with and very flexible with food requests. The quality of the ingredients she used was excellent. I have now had the best Creme Brulee ever.

    Pauline G. Pauline G.
  • What was so wonderful about Anne, is that she covers all the details regarding entertaining. The menu selection was surprisingly large and I had vegetarian restrictions, which Anne was so good about accommodating. I simply chose the menu and she did the rest including wine recommendations and taking care of clean up. The food was amazing; I recommend the chocolate dessert- Anne's specialty. As a hostess, rarely can you simply sit back and enjoy the evening, but with Anne at work I worried about nothing!

    Doug & Pam B, Smith Barney
  • We so enjoyed your great cooking skills!! I feel blessed to of found you.
    I will definitely call next time I have a party! Thanks again for all of  your work! You are truly gifted!!

    Dianna C.
  • You were a hit! I look forward to eating your food again in the future. My husband has his management group to our house at least once a year and we will be in touch to have you cater it.

    Donna P.
  • Thank you for your help in making our party one to remember!! Everyone was so impressed and had such a great time. We really appreciate all of your help and staying longer than you anticipated.

    Michele G.