IN SEARCH OF TIMES PAST
A traditional Maine clam and lobster bake is really a step back in time. A time before cell phones and the Internet. A time when friends and families enjoyed the simple pleasures of good food, good drink and good fun.
We invite you to join us and experience this time honored tradition for yourself. Perhaps you are planning a casual rehearsal dinner. Maybe it’s a more elegant wedding reception served on linen with china, flatware and glassware. Corporate events and fundraisers are also perfect for a catered clam bake. And we cater many birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations as well. No matter what the occasion, we’ll make it special for you and your guests.
Why not slow down a piece. Gather your friends, family or colleagues, and enjoy a traditional Maine clambake with the best lobster you have ever tasted.
In 1951 Bill Foster of York Harbor, Maine, offered the use of his land to the Civic Club of York for a sportsmen’s show. As part of the agreement, he also put on an old-fashioned Maine clambake to help the club earn money… from this Foster’s Downeast Clambake was born.
Bill’s catering success stemmed from developing a traditional method that was also portable. As news of his sumptuous New England clam and lobster bakes spread, Foster’s was asked in 1961 to put on a New England clambake for General Mills Foods that was featured in their Betty Crocker’s Outdoor Cookbook. This national exposure introduced the nation to both Foster’s and the traditional New England clambake.
Today, Fosters Clambakes and Catering is run by Kevin Tacy, who bought the business in 1985. Ever evolving, Foster’s has expanded it’s catering options to include 4 additional menus featuring creative and delectable entrees, sides, appetizers and platters. In 2016, The York Room, Foster’s new rustic-style room was opened as a more intimate alternative to the spacious main pavilion. Foster’s now has 3 venue options and is a full service caterer serving southern Maine and New Hampshire.