Familiar favorite catering company and former food truck opens new spot in Dartmouth
A South Coast food truck and catering staple just opened the doors to its first takeout spot — and it’s in Dartmouth.
Two Sisters Catering, which mostly serves classic Portuguese bites, was created by Caitlyn Fontes and her sister Courtney eight years ago with a food truck. Over the pandemic, Caitlyn sold the food trucks and fully leapt into catering, which “took off” during that time.
In early 2022, Fontes secured a location at 743 Dartmouth Street and spent the last 15 months building and organizing it.
“It just shows that people can grow, like you can have a dream,” Fontes said. “It doesn't have to be an overnight success, It's a gradual process — It’s not a sprint, it's a marathon.”
Since Monday, Oct. 16, Two Sisters is open for business.
“I’ve had so many clients in Dartmouth and support from the Dartmouth community, that I felt so comfortable [here],” Fontes said.
The new brick-and-mortar location will allow her to continue the catering business, but also sell individual takeout meals to the community.
It’s not the first time Two Sisters has sold takeout portions — the company took up a residency at the Portuguese-American Civic Club in Taunton in 2018.
“We kind of got the gist of how things worked and operated [at PACC], and we really liked the idea,” Fontes said. “So we decided to acquire a space and that’s what we have now.”
Fontes said she’s been in the food industry since she was 14 years old, and always wanted to own her own business.
Fontes’ friend, Tiffanie Croteau, now works at Two Sisters and said she’s seen Fontes’ “passion” on display.
“Cait worked really hard, and I like being by her side watching her blossom,” Croteau said.
Two Sisters specializes in Portuguese fare, including caçoila, bifana, chourico and linguica sandwiches or chicken and shrimp mozambique, but Fontes also wants to branch out with special addendums to the menu, such as a fish and chips Friday special.
“[I want to give] a sense of home-quality cooking, like if you don’t want to cook at home, you can come here and get home-cooked,” Fontes said.
If anyone doesn’t already know her food, some Food Network watchers may know her face: Fontes and her sister went on Family Restaurant Rivals in 2019, and made a portuguese taco for the judges.
“This was my end goal to have my own takeout restaurant and I think I’ve completed my mission on what I’ve wanted ever since I was a little girl,” Fontes said. “This is where I want to stay.”
Two Sisters is open Monday through Friday. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday. Catering and pickup is available on the weekend.