THE RUSTIC TAPS STORY

The Rustic Taps Story

The idea behind Rustic Taps and Catering came on a hot and humid Maine summer day in 2016 when Dave and Jessica Golden were attending a neighbor’s graduation party. The temperature was nearing 90°, and as they enjoyed the time outdoors with their friends, each was craving a cold beer. At one point, the sounds of an ice cream truck driving through the neighborhood filled the air. Dave turned to Jess and said: “Wouldn’t it be great if that was a beer truck?” In that moment, Rustic Taps and Catering was born.

Rustic Taps and Catering has come a long way since its humble beginnings. What started as Dave and Jessica catering small weekend events has blossomed into a thriving business, offering mobile bartending and farm-to-table catering services for a wide range of occasions throughout the state. From corporate gatherings and weddings to concerts, festivals, fairs, and other social gatherings , we have established ourselves as a go-to catering and bartending service in Maine.

Our catering fleet consists of five refurbished vintage trucks and trailers.You’ll find a 1954 Chevy, a 1955 Chevy, a 1947 GMC, a 1939 converted Ford dump truck with a rich history on a Kansas farm, and even a 1964 vintage Airstream trailer. Each vehicle has been restored and equipped with top-of-the-line equipment, including craft beer refrigeration and Mugnaini Italian brick-fired pizza ovens.

From day one, our core focus has remained the same. We prioritize delivering personalized catering for every client and their guests. We understand that even the smallest details of our services matter, from the natural wood and elegance of our barn board shingles which showcase our tap list, to the handwritten chalkboards that display our custom food menus. We source many organic ingredients from both our own farm and other local vendors in Maine, supporting our community.

Since our inception in 2016, we have been more than just a catering business. We create an unmatched ambiance that will create lasting memories for you and your guests.

Looking Ahead

At Rustic Taps & Catering, we’re not only passionate about providing incredible catering, but we’re also committed to preserving Gorham, Maine’s rich farming history. We’re thrilled to share that we now own a farm on Brackett Road! We fixed up this old, abandoned property and have big plans.

Our farm is now our main hub. We’ve built greenhouses to grow our own organic veggies, mainly different kinds of greens and herbs. This way, we can use the freshest ingredients for our catering.

Our focus is now to expand the farm and get the most out of it. We plan to grow most, if not all, of the food we use for catering. This guarantees our clients the freshest food possible, straight from us. This makes our flavors special and connects us to local food.

To accomplish this, we’re starting a sustainable operation. This means using organic and eco-friendly methods, the best soil, and growing a variety of different crops. We’re excited to keep expanding, working with local farmers, and supporting the community.

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Make a statement at your next corporate event with local craft beer and cocktails, incredible catering, and top-notch service. Let us help you impress your clients or employees!