Invite the guests, we'll bring the party


Meet The Cook

I'm Carl. But, most folks call me Tom Thumb.

I'm a Dare County native who grew up and worked in the restaurant business for over 30 years. My mother, Doris, better known as "Duchess," owned and operated the Duchess of Dare restaurant for over 50 years. I love cookin' and would be happy to provide the same service for you. I call my business "cookouts" not "catering" because I provide a home-cooked, causal, family atmosphere and "feel."

I've served a range of events, from small, outdoor cookouts for family gatherings, to large fish fries at the North Carolina governor's mansion in Raleigh.

I'd love to help make your next event complete with good food, good friends, and good fun.

Tom Thumb


Tel: 252.473.6269  |  Email:



30 Years of Service

Celebrating cooking and serving folks for over 30 years!

Full Catering Menu

Our menu is wide, and always customizable. Call today!

We Love to Travel

We travel across the eastern United States, curing hunger everywhere.


Crowd Pleaser

Tom Thumb's Cookouts has served many hungry clients. Have a party... we'll travel.

All North Carolina Governors 

UNC Football Team

Fisher of Men

Waterman Association

Freight Liner

Bayliss Boatworks

to have

"All of our guests (including us!) could not

stop raving about the food!"


Moesha,  September 2019

Catering Quotes

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