About Us


Our Story

The First Bite offers fresh and artfully prepared cuisine for any catered event, wine tasting or dinner party. Chef, and Owner, Anne McClelland draws on her experience of 20+ years in the catering and personal chef arenas to provide you with casual or formal dining experiences. We pride ourselves on customizing menus to meet the needs of our clients. Chef Anne utilizes her formal culinary and wine educations to make your event one to remember starting with your first bite!

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. Having completed formal wine education classes, it has allowed her to enhance dining experiences by bringing food and wine together.

Since coming back to her home state of Connecticut in 2012, she couldn’t resist utilizing the farm fresh products that surround her and The First Bite was born!

We offer more than just delicious food!

Whether you are planning an intimate dinner party or family celebration, we can help.  Our wide range of services include, but are not limited to:

Wine Tastings/Pairings
Private Dinner Parties
Corporate Events
Teambuilding Events
Family Occasions
Personal Chef Services
Girl’s Night Out/In
Packaged Meals
Cooking Classes
Knife Sharpening
Wusthof Knife Retailer

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