Testimonials from our customers over the years

We are proud to say we have been in business for over 40 years. Serving Connecticut and the tri state area. Our job is to make your party, wedding or any event a success. From the delicious food to our qualified friendly staff. We aim to please! Read our testimonials from our customers


Maria Thank you for everything. I think it turned out great . Thank you for your kindness when my husband got sick. That was unbelievable. Thanks to your whole team!


Nothing but positive reviews for Clambake Connection. Our wedding was catered ( Food and Open bar ) by Maria and her staff. Maria was very communicative through out the whole process. Her team was very courteous and professional and with their help the venue looked beautiful for the wedding. The food was delicious and the guests loved it! Writing this review a few days later I still have craving for the lobster and clams. I will definitely recommend Clambake Connection in seeking to host events in the future..


We had a wedding reception picnic event for my family and friends the day after a small wedding ceremony. Clambake Connection was perfect for a casual pig roast reception I wanted. They had the menu items we wanted and even customized our menu. Their service was professional and the food was delicious. Everything was set up and disposed of so we did not have to worry about anything. All of my guests enjoyed the food and service. And one guest commented on having a similar event catered by Clambake Connection in the future.

Mr. Oneil

Maria I wanted to write to inform you that the event on 06/17/18 was a huge success. The 1-1/2 pound lobsters were delicious and the clams and mussels were plentiful. Everything was cooked to perfection. What you promised you delivered. We got more compliments from our members, who said they really enjoyed the clambake. I have to say your staff was perfect, professional and attentive. Please tell them I said “Thank you”. You and your company helped make our Fathers Day event a success. It was a pleasure dealing with you. You personally made everything so easy. Most appreciated. We definitely will use your services again in the future. Claire

Huguenot Yacht Club

Thank you so much for making the Braudy family reunion pig roast such a success. Everything was perfect from the professional helpful staff to all the delicious food. This will be an annual event that will always include Clambake Connection.


Dear Phil & Clambake Connection, Thank you so much for a perfect meal for our wedding guests. I use reviews as a consumer and I believe it is a key factor to many people. I want to share with others how outstanding our experience was with Clambake Connection. The guys showed up promptly and got right to work. We had a pig roast with a barbecue menu. Since the pig took all day to cook the guys offered to help move tables, place table cloths etc… I did not want to trouble them so I did not ask, they instead took the initiative and helped our friends set up, no trouble at all. The timing was excellent and the food …. well everyone raved about it from the pig to the veggies to the corn, they were very respectful with the pig showing him off just enough and cutting it up discretely , which my vegetarian guests most likely appreciated. The cooks cleared up so well it looked like they were never there. In fact I had compliments on how nice the cooks were. Simply excellent. Thank you Kara


Phil, I just wanted to let you know that I thought that Maria, as well as the guys helping her, did a terrific job last Saturday. Everyone loved the clambake, it went as smoothly as it could be, even though we modified the schedule a bit as we went along and we received numerous compliments about what a wonderful day and experience it was. Everyone worked hard and made things effortless for us. Hope your day went as well as ours did. Thanks again for all the efforts and cooperation- we will certainly keep you in mind for the next event. Best regards!!

Stephen Magida

Maria, Our company picnic was a huge success and what made it even better was the fact that we didn’t have to do a thing! Clambake Connection is the way to go! From beginning to end, no worries, no hassle! The food was excellent, the staff was professional, the price was very reasonable and you couldn’t miss the ” big red truck” Thanks again!

Axa Advisors-Gina Santos

Dear Maria, Three weeks after the event and I have been meaning to send you a note to tell you how pleased we were with our party on June 26th. The food was excellent, your guys were pleasant, polite and smiling. You got rave reviews from all our guests., and we are still eating the left overs a week later. Thank you Kind regards.

Margot Draycott

Hi Maria, First of all we just wanted to say that our mom’s 80th birthday on Sunday night was a resounding success. Dan and Chris did a fantastic job, arrived promptly, set up quickly, were extremely helpful and did a great job getting our guests fed. They’re a great asset to your team. Feedback on the food was very positive and a specific reference to your competition (Captain Johns) confirmed we made the right choice in going with Clambake Connection. Thank you for making it all so easy and enjoyable. We’ll be in touch for the next party we plan! Have a great 4th. All the best Meredith & Margot

Meredith Draycott

To the folks at Clambake Connection we cant say enough about your service at our event on Sunday at Breezy Point. The staff was amazing, efficient and nice to boot. The food was fantastic- raves from everyone and we got terrific leftovers. Many Thanks

Jane & Jim Mcgartny

Dear Phil Great Job! Great food! ( got a lot of compliments on the ribs especially)A testament to you and your hard work. Clambake Connection added a magic to make a happy day even more so. Thank you.

Joe & Carie

Dear Phil & Maria, Last Saturday night we celebrated my husband’s 65th birthday. We had about 45 people, those nearest and dearest to us. They came from far and wide and we needed the evening to be special. From my first encounter with Clambake Connection, I knew I would be in good hands. We had never before used your services, so we were especially delighted that our intentions proved true. Kevin and Joe showed up at our door ready, willing and able to serve. They had smiles on there faces from the first to the last and treated our guests with respect and generosity. Now for the food … Delicious!!! We had shrimp and assorted appetizers and for dinner we had clams, mussels and lobsters with all the trimmings…  with a few vegetarian and chicken dinners for those who preferred to pass on the fish. Everyone was completely thrilled and delighted and I can say that nobody left this party hungry. So all I can say is THANK YOU again for making the evening a complete success and I will look forward to our next adventure with Clambake Connection.

Laurie Camiel

Dear Philip, What a gem you have in your daughter, Maria. When we decided to celebrate our son’s engagement to a wonderful young lady who has agreed to be his wife. I didn’t know how to begin. Having attended a party catered by Clambake Connection. I had been impressed with the quality of the meal and the service, so I called you first. Maria held my hand through the whole process patiently answering my many questions and making great suggestions that helped make contribute to the success of the party. No matter how many times I called and asked her to re explain something she had already explained several times, she was understanding and helpful. And the food and service were as outstanding as I had expected. Many guests made it a point to comment on the food, especially the clam chowder, lobsters and chicken. It was also great that you had a vegetarian meals available for those guests who needed them. The crew you sent to cook and serve was attentive, kind and polite to all. It is not easy to please 120+ guests, especially in intermittent downpours, but everyone had a fabulous time. You contributed so significantly to the success of our celebration, and we are so grateful, Thank you.

Christal Ferrandino

Hello Maria, The Pig roast was outstanding! Your guys were very co-operative and did a tremendous job. The attendees through the pig was great. Thanks Jim

Jim Langlois

Dear Phil, Here’s a very belated (but no less appreciative for the delay) note of thanks and well done to you and your staff. People are still talking about my son’s 1st birthday party that you catered for us. Everything was Absolutely Perfect the food, the service, everything. I hope you get a lot of referrals. Thank you again for the advice and everything else that made for such a super day!

Linda Ranieri

Dear Phil, Thank you so much for all of your help with our party! Everyone had a great time & all said that the food was wonderful! The tents worked out well and we really like Jim the DJ. Thanks again for all your hard work!

Linda & George Tomberlin

Thank you very much for the exceptional service we received at our party July 27th. The food was excellent, everyone complimented it! Your staff was very attentive and a pleasure! Thanks again Cheryl.

Cheryl Ross

This letter is in reference to our Road Show on last Friday. I just wanted to say on behalf of Nextel Communications, that we really enjoyed the food you prepared for us and how delicious it was. It was absolutely wonderful and we are still getting positive feedback from those employees who attended. We wanted you to know how much we appreciated you and your staff. They were also very instrumental in this day because of the positive attitude in each of them. We look forward to having you again in the near future. I will be contacting you shortly to reserve our date for next summer. If we have the opportunity to have something in the near future, we will be sure to put your name out there for consideration . Thanks again for a wonderful BBQ.

Executive Assistant Mrs.Dingle

Thank you very much for making my husbands surprise party a huge success- everyone had a great time and said the food was fantastic! I’ll definitely think of you and your staff for my next party. Thanks again.

Laura Ruffolo

Dear Maria, Yesterday’s presentation was awesome… I should have had you do the entire party… The rawbar was just amazing as it was 17 years ago… Many thanks for all… I can still taste it all… Regards Lisa

Lise Leist

Dear Phil, Just a quick note to say thanks to your wonderful staff for the great job they did at our team outing on June 25th. I would also like to thank you for the time in helping me with the menu, your patience was much appreciated. Our clambake was a huge hit and everyone had a wonderful time. I still have not stopped hearing about how great the food was and how much fun everyone had. Being that we are only a small group in this company. I am sure I will be calling the Clambake Connection again sometime  in the future. I would highly recommend it.

Janine Gonvall

Phil, Thank you so very much for a “perfect” clambake! The food was fantastic and plentiful. Joanne was delightfully surprised, and your staff is polite, friendly and helpful. Everyone enjoyed the evening very much and we all look forward to the next one. Thanks again!

Focal Point-Steve Lancia

Hi Maria, I’ve been meaning to call you and thank you for a great job. You were right I had nothing to worry about. The food was plentiful and of good quality. The staff were friendly, professional, and attentive to detail. Most important, my dad gave a big thumbs up and he is the critic I was most worried about. Please feel free to use this on your website and to give my contact info should someone want a personal reference. Thanks again- see you next year!

Janet Shechter

Dear Phil and Crew, Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding reception a success. We received many compliments on the meals and were so pleased with how great your staff handled everything. Thanks again !  

Tara & Bill Wilcox

Great Job! It was a wonderful night. Food, people were terrific. Hope to see you again soon.

Julienne Callaway

Dear Phil & Employees, Thank you So Very Much for the wonderful job at our party on June 28th Everything was wonderful. Your staff was extremely accommodating, pleasant and professional. You surpassed our expectations and my phone has been ringing off the hook from guests raving about  your company. I must have handed out 10 business cards so far and I am getting requests for more! Thanks again for a job well done.

Dawn Felcher

We had them do a clambake/lobster boil for my father's surprise 70th birthday party and every single thing about it was perfect. They arranged the tent, tables, chairs, linens, and everything was done for us. Set up, clean up, cooking, and they even take all the trash when they're done! Plus, they wrap up the leftovers and leave them in your kitchen for you. Seriously, a family run company that is just awesome. We will use them again and again in the future! Thank you, Maria, Phil, and Devin for making our party perfect!

Mrs. Rosenstein

Maria & the Clambake Connection staff were absolutely amazing! They catered our wedding with the most amazing lobster clambake & bartended our evening with delicious drinks! Maria helped us create a custom menu and drink list for a very reasonable price. Maria and her crew set-up tables, chairs, and our rental linens beautifully, and clean-up without a hitch! The Clambake Connection was professional, courteous, and delightful to work with! They made our night completely stress-free. Our guests continue to tell us how great the food was! We sincerely thank the Clambake Connection for helping to create our dream wedding!


Food was phenomenal – staff was awesome!!! Tons of compliments! I did nothing but sit back and enjoy the party!! Will definitely be using them again!! A big thank you to Maria & her staff!!

M Sloss

Maria and whole team could not have made our wedding any better! outside venue and rain – worst possible combination – and they handled it like troopers – would never have known there was any other plan! Food is always amazing, staff hardworking and they always help to make an event go smooth (this is the second time I have used them)!

BMHS Class of 1987

Nothing but positive reviews for Clambake Connection. Our wedding was catered by Maria and her staff. Maria was very communicative throughout the whole process. Her team was very courteous and professional, and with their help, the venue looked beautiful for the wedding! The food was absolutely delicious, and our guests loved it! Writing this review a few days later, I still have cravings for the lobster and clams!

Mrs. Yuta

We used the Clambake Connection for our annual cousins party and wow, what a hit. Maria, staff and food were amazing. We were looking to do something different and fun and this was it. Will definitely recommend and use them again. Fantastic!

Annmarie C

Absolutely amazing! Maria and the staff were fantastic, the food (lobster bake) was delicious and the prices were reasonable. We will definitely be using Clambake Connection for all of our catering needs in the future. I cannot wait to work with you all again!


Very thorough answered all my questions and calls. Kept up to date with process leading to the party. Very reasonable and everyone loved the food. Highly recommend. Thanks for making our special day fantastic!


Very friendly, booking my event was a pleasure, and easy from start to finish. The owner is very kind, professional, and patient. Cant wait for my clambake and barbecue! We threw a clambake at our house for our 25th wedding anniversary and it could not have gone any better. Maria and her team were an absolute pleasure to deal with, the guy showed up and set up in no time, the food was outstanding and I’m still getting text messages and emails from friends and family that attended raving about the food. It could not have been more perfect! Maria knows what she’s doing!


Wonderful pig roast thrown by Clambake Connection for my husband’s 30th! Maria made party planning a breeze, David and Anthony were so professional, kind and helpful on the day of the party. My guests raved about how delicious the food was. Will definitely be booking again with Clambake Connection!


I can’t express enough how amazing Maria and her team was for the pig roast we had for my father’s retirement party! A lot of the reviews on here were for the clambake so I was a little hesitant on the Pig Roast but after talking to Maria, I immediately was confident in her knowledge and expertise in party throwing. The team showed up at the house at 9am to get the Pig Roast going, they set up all there things that morning and then even offered to help with anything else we needed. I can’t recommend Clambake Connection enough for any party throwing needs!


This is my 2nd year with Clambake Connection! I am not sure if I can even express how amazing they are. From Maria with the planning to the staff at the house they give VIP service all the way. My guests and I were so happy and everyone loves them. If you don’t hire them then you are missing out.


Maria and her staff were great. From the planning to the clean up we had a wonderful experience with the Clambake Connection!! The food was plentiful with leftovers and the roasted pig on site with jerk sauce was something to remember. We just might make a yearly pig roast part of our family tradition from this year forward! Thank you Clambake Connection! You are highly recommended!


Very helpful in planning an event and the food and service was excellent.


Maria Thank you so much for a wonderful evening of excellent food. Mike and Deven were Terrific-professional-efficient and friendly. The food was amazing and all the guests were amazed and happy. Friends have already asked the name of the company. Thanks for helping to make a great party.


Dear Maria Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Your staff was absolutely fabulous, friendly, fun, professional and everything tasted so good. It was extraordinary! All members are sending notes to say it was the best lobster bake ever in the history of our club. I am grateful for all your assistance, support and you were so easy and kind to work with. Kudos to everyone at Clambake Connection! We are going to book next year!! Everyone is raving about it and hope you will cater our party!

Norwalk Yacht Club