I established Simply Homemade Catering in early 2017. That was the year that I decided to make my dream of cooking SCRUMPTIOUS food that people love, and it has been an amazing adventure bringing this to life in the Charlotte, NC region!
Growing up in my family's restaurant of 40 years, I worked closely with my mother and grandmother; they were the owner and operators of the restaurant. And, yes, the restaurant lasted 40 years! (Pretty amazing, isn't it?!)
Working at the restaurant was a major part of my life for all of my life, so it was no surprise for me to develop not only a love for food, but a love for cooking! I worked very closely right by my grandmother's side which opened up my eyes to the fundamentals of Soul Food cooking.
It was a fun way to cook because nothing was ever measured, recipes were never used, and everything came from the heart. PURE LOVE!
And watching customers enjoy something that my grandmother made gave me a sense of admiration and motivation. I LOVE to see people love my food the way that I saw people adore what my grandma made! That brings a joy to my heart I can't quite describe...
In 2017, after giving birth to my second child, I decided that there was not a better time than that moment to start sharing my love of food with others. I carried on the recipes that I was taught by my grandmother, but I've developed a whole new way to satisfy and create menus with my own twist! Some of the favorite recipes are homemade chicken and dumplings (the dumplings are ALWAYS made by hand), fresh-picked collard greens with bacon drippings,baked macaroni and cheese, candied yams, sweet potato pie, neck bones, pig feet, and Great Northern Beans. Those were the foundations to my southern cooking soul.
On this journey, I've found a way to keep the foundational recipes as a core, but have crafted the art of branching out into so many other food types and diets, be it plant-based, gluten free, etc. as I LOVE to stretch my creative food-making abilities and learn new things!
I will help you develop a menu that's right for YOU and/or your office event as it's important you get what you LOVE.
With a B.S in Business Management from North Carolina A&T State University, I know the importance of good business practices and outstanding customer service.
Ensuring you that something simple can be so good!
Try my food, I promise you wont be disappointed!
Simply Homemade Catering is a meal service designed for home life and office life. I prepare meal packages for people who live a busy life, and I cater business events like lunch n' learns and gatherings (up to 50 people) that satisfy the soul! Whether it's a gathering at home, meal package for each week, or an office party or special event, that's what I'm here for!
I'll work with you to build the menu with all the dietary needs and deliver to your office or home. My food is ALWAYS from scratch, is made with all the safety checklists required to run a catering company, and I make this AFFORDABLE!
Not only is every morsel of the food delicious, but I ensure to offer outstanding customer service and affordable prices to make your experience unike any other and take the stress out of eating.