Company History at L.M. Townsend Catering in Cooperstown NY

Company History


Lucy M. Townsend, Owner


L.M.TOWNSEND CATERING began with a dream back in 1978 when owner Lucy Townsend graduated from Dartmouth College with a major in art and embarked on a career in food service leading her from a job cutting and weighing cheeses in a gourmet shop, to employment ranging from chef aboard a hotel boat on the River Thames, to salad girl for a family owned restaurant, kitchen manager at a bistro, and manager of a Rockefeller Center restaurant.

Lucy began work on her own catering business in 1989 in Cooperstown, NY and some of her first clients remain loyal to this day. Although corporate functions and wedding receptions comprise a large part of sales, Townsend Catering is also expert at providing services for private dinners, cocktail parties, brunches and barbecues. Full event and wedding planning services are also offered with referrals for event locations, rentals, music, flowers, and more.

Today, Lucy's offices and business are situated at Templeton Hall, a banquet facility located in the center of charming Cooperstown, NY. Templeton Hall itself is an historic building constructed in 1832, built originally as a church, with a convenient location within walking distance of most lodging and convenient to the trolley stop.

Full services at Templeton include dining space for up to 100 guests, bar services, handicapped accessibility and restroom facilities, plus tables, chairs, glassware, linens, silverware and china for your event. Townsend Catering runs both on-site and off-premise events from this location, and services the Syracuse and Oneonta areas as well.




Townsend Catering is a member of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, the International Caterers Association and International Association of Culinary Professionals. While you are online check out our Facebook page.


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