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Keithley in the Kitchen

Personal Chef & Catering Service

Chef/Owner: Jim Keithley



  Small and large cocktail parties, intimate dinners, BBQs, business luncheons and other events.

Keithley in the Kitchen will take care of everything.

 We like to call it, “Not to Worry Catering”




Hors D'oeuvres

Each dish serves 8-10 guests



Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Caps – with a sweet sausage stuffing topped with cheese


Bacon Wrapped Scallops – brushed with Maine Maple Syrup


Pizzettes - with Gorgonzola, Fresh Tomato and Basil – Tiny Pizzas


Hot Artichoke Dip – Artichokes, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Garlic and spices warmed and served with homemade bread crisps


Mini Caprese Bites – Cherry Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Basil Dressing


Endive Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Honey Walnuts – with a Tangerine slice makes this an elegant and tasty treat.


Brie En Croute – Brie Wheel with Jam, Toasted Pecans, Wrapped in a Puff Pantry, served with crackers


Pizza Dip – Mom’s Party Favorite with cream cheese, instead of crust, topped with tangy sauce, diced vegetable, pizza cheese and pepperoni. Served with warm nacho chips


Bruschetta - Diced tomatoes, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese on French bread.


Cheesy Bacon Delights - sharp cheddar cheese, with bacon bits spread on cocktail bread and broiled to perfection.


Orange Marmalade Chicken - marinated chicken chunks, water chestnuts and wrapped in bacon.


Sweet & Sour Meatballs - Nanas secret meatball recipe, slow-cooked in a sweet and sour sauce.


Crab Cakes- with corn flaked coating and honey mustard sauce.


Salad Bars - chopped veggies mixed with seasoned cream cheese, spread on flaky crust and topped with pizza cheese


Guacamole Dip - served with warm nacho chips.


Taco Dip - seasoned cream cheese topped with diced vegetables and pizza cheese. Served with warm nacho chips.


Cranberry/Orange Cheese Ball - Cream Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Cinnamon, Rolled in Walnuts, served with crackers


Hearty Casseroles

Chicken Divan - Chicken chunks, with broccoli and tangy mayonnaise sauce, topped with buttered breadcrumbs.


Macaroni & Cheese- Pasta swirls, mixed with four cheeses, topped with butter soaked breadcrumbs


Spinach Feta Lasagna - Greek lasagna with olives, feta cheese & spinach.


Nana’s Broccoli Casserole - Broccoli, cream of celery soup and buttered breadcrumbs, topped with Parmesan cheese.


(serves 12-15 people)



Fresh Gourmet Coffee - regular, decaffeinated, flavored or iced

Chocolate Chip Scones - Flaky and sweet

Quiche - Vegetarian or with diced ham

Muffins - Pineapple, blueberry and chocolate chip

Fresh Assorted Fruit - in a sculpted watermelon





Greek Salad - baby spinach with Greek olives, feta cheese and topped with a lemon and herb dressing.

Blueberry Salad - Mixed greens with toasted almond slivers with a honey-vinaigrette dressing.

Cranberry Pasta Salad - sun dried cranberries, tossed with veggies and bow-tie pasta.

Tomato & Bacon Potato Salad - with sour cream and mustard dressing.

 Cabbage Salad - with noodles, green onions, toasted almond slices and tossed with a sweet vinegar dressing.



Chunky Chicken Salad - with red grapes, celery and blue cheese dressing. Served on thick-crusted bread.

Veggie Wraps -fresh vegetables wrapped in a tortilla shell and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.

Sweet Potato Roll-ups - with baby spinach, sautéed onions and a special sweet & sour sauce.

Tuna Fish – with celery, curry spice, lettuce on a bulky roll


Lunches includes your choice of sandwich and salad



Grilled Chicken Kabobs - chicken sautéed in an orange marmalade sauce, skewered with red peppers and water chestnuts.

Cheese Stuffed Zucchini - grilled a golden brown.

Traditional burgers and hot-dogs - prepared the family secret way.

Red Potatoes - grilled with garlic, spices, onions and butter.




Pumpkin Whoopie Pies - bite sized whoopie pies with cream cheese filling.


Apple Crumble - like apple crisp, but better, Cake topping with cinnamon and nutmeg, drizzled with melted butter.


Berry Crumble - like apple crumble, but with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Peanut Butter Bonbons- peanut butter and graham cracker filling, dipped in chocolate.

No-Bake Cookies - peanut butter, oatmeal, fudge cookies.

Strawberry Shortcake - with fresh biscuits



Cakes & Pies

Marble Cheese Cake - with Oreo Cookie Crust


Ice Cream Cake Roll - chocolate cake rolled in vanilla ice cream


Pies - Apple, Blueberry, Blackberry, Strawberry

English Tea Cake - with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar topping.



Personalize your catering needs

          We will work with clients to develop a meal plan for any function.

          We will provide a wait staff to present the food, serve it and even clean up.

          In-home preparation available upon request


Keithley in the Kitchen

Personal Chef & Catering Service

Portland, Maine

(207) 776-3602



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