A Community of Women Business Owners

Dorothy Cannon,
Brown Sugar Catering

About Chef Dotti

Chef Dotti Cannon is not only passionate about her creations, but she’s also the recipient of several awards, including “Business of the Year,” presented by the Lutz Museum, and the “2010 Community Achievement Award” from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Isn’t it time you experienced the culinary pleasure your neighbors have been raving about?  Treat yourself and your guests to our delectable food and high level of service.  

About Brown Sugar Catering

Welcome to the delicious world of Chef Dotti, where fruits, vegetables, and herbs are homegrown, and every dish is created from scratch.  No box mixes, no preservatives.

Are you looking for mouth-watering menus prepared from the finest ingredients?  If so, you’ve come to the right place.  We cater events of all sizes and offer a wide selection of menus to fit any occasion or budget.

  • Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Meals-to-Go
  • Weddings
  • Holiday Parties
  • Confirmations and Christenings
  • Bereavement
  • Tea Parties
  • Summer BBQs
  • And much more!


It’s your day. Your wedding is one of the most memorable moments in your life. We want your food to reflect the love that you have for each other and your guests. At Brown Sugar Catering, we are passionate about creating your perfect wedding experience. For years we have crafted beautiful weddings filled with creativity and superior cuisine. Using only the freshest ingredients, we will prepare a custom menu that reflects who you are, what you love and our imagination. With so many things to worry about on your day, our food and service will not be one of them. Choose from our wedding catering menu or work with us to design the menu that’s perfect for you.

Our Services


Brown Sugar Catering is a full service caterer located in Manchester, Connecticut, offering a wide variety of menu selections, as well as phenomenal service.  We cater large events, small events, and deliver in-home meals.  Vegetarian and low-calorie items are available.  Our menus feature both plated and buffet selections.  We can also supply wait staff, fully insured bartenders, tents, china, silverware, and linens.  Our staff will gladly make all the arrangements for you.  Whatever you need, we’ve got it! 


personal chef service

Whether you’re single or feeding a family, our “Personal Chef Service” is designed for busy people, who love to eat home-cooked meals but have no time to cook.  We use the freshest meats, fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and all our recipes are prepared from scratch.  Best of all, we do the shopping and can prepare meals in your home or deliver them packaged for your freezer.  Fine dining has never been easier. 


tea parties

Any celebration is the perfect occasion for a tea party: graduations, bridal showers and receptions, baby showers, garden parties, Red Hat Society meetings, book clubs, birthdays, business meetings, fundraisers, Bar Mitzvahs, Girl Scout parties, and holiday celebrations.  Whether it’s inside or outside, no group is too large or too small, too young or too old to enjoy a tea party. 

We customize each event, working with you to plan the theme, menu, entertainment, and activities.  You’ll dine on quiche, seasonal soups, banana bread with cream cheese, lemon poppy seed bread, maple pecan bread, scones with jam and cream, Bundt cake, cheesecake, éclairs, fruit or meat tarts, a variety of puff pastries, and more.  Yum!


custom gift baskets & snack boxes

Gift baskets are available for any occasion.  Our baskets and snack boxes are filled with homemade goodies tailored to meet your specific needs.  Create a gift basket for yourself or as a special gift.  Drop by to pick up a delicious snack box for an afternoon on the golf course or a day at the lake. 


gift certificates

Are there food-lovers on your gift list?  Treat them to something unique this year: Brown Sugar Catering gift certificates.  Available in any denomination, these gift certificates can be redeemed for gift baskets, snack boxes, cookie trays, our Personal Chef Service, and more.  Give the gift your customers, business associates, employees, friends, and family will rave about for months! 

Contact Dorothy Cannon

Brown Sugar Catering

642 Hilliard Street
Manchester, CT 06042