Most folks call me Tom Thumb.
Let me tell you a little about myself.

I'm a Dare County native who grew up and worked in the restaurant business for over 30 years.

My mother, Doris, better known as the "Dutchess", owned and operated the Dutchess of Dare restaurant for over 50 years. I love cookin' and would be happy to provide that same service for you.

I call my business "Cookouts" not "catering" because I like that home-cooked, causal, family atmosphere.


I've done small outdoor cookouts for family gatherings to a large fish fry at the North Carolina's Governor's mansion in Raleigh.

I'd love to help you make your next event one of good food, good friends, and good fun.

Tom Thumb