Vendor Spotlight - C&K Catering

Today we are excited to share the gourmet styling of C&K Catering. Chef Corey and his wife Kristie are a joy to work with and have the ability to put together an amazing menu for any wedding. We asked Chef Corey a few questions about his business and here is what he had to say:

How did you get into catering?

This calling to serve through cooking found me (Chef Corey). For 3 ½ years, Kristie Sibley, my wife, bought cooking supplies while I served in the military because she saw clearly that I was missing my calling. While stationed in South America and Europe she took note that I loved to entertain soldiers and their families with delicious food. I was always eager to serve those who were without family or company for special occasions and holidays. After being injured in Iraq while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, destiny began to unfold. With much faith, we founded C&K Catering and Personal Chef Services, LLC . C&K Catering and Personal Chef Services was established in August 2008.

What are some different options for catering that you offer brides?

Catering for receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, engagement parties, bachelor & bachelorette parties, & private dinners for 1 year anniversary. We also offer Customized & Pre- Set packages, hors d'oeuvres, buffet & seated plated meals, themed stations, cakes & specialty edible treats such as food designs & ice sculptures. Other services we offer include linen rentals, wait staffing, bartending, decor/design, event planning, & entertainment.

What are some new things you are are working on for 2012?

More partnerships with venues, hotels & event planners. We are also working on a new wedding menu & are currently offering a $23 per guest all inclusive wedding package deal or 15% off one wedding meal. We are also looking to expand more into the Nashville market & Other states. Chef Corey is embarking on a Chef Success Road Tour to meet Notable chefs from the Food Network, Bravo, & OWN Network. Chef Corey is scheduled to appear on the Online TV - "Neighborhood Chef Show" later on this year.

What are you seeing popular in catering in 2012?

Themed Stations - for example we now have Italian, Asian, Quesidilla , Mashpotato & Seafood Stations. Little food is in like mini desserts & bite sized food with non-traditional presentations. Using unique items to present food in, is very trendy. For example we do Saladtinis, Mashpotinis, desserts in shooter glasses, etc. For our open house we had Lumpia spring rolls in shooter glasses with chili sauce and sushi & prawns in chinese spoons. On the comfort side we had good ole fashioned mac & cheese, curried collard greens & mini cornbread muffins. For dessert we had mini logo designed cupcakes, mini cheesecake squares & orange Sorbetinis. It was delicious! This same type of set up can be featured at a wedding event!

Edible flatware & centerpieces are also becoming trendy. Also, brides & grooms are turning back to family style dining with comfort food at intimate gatherings. Group cooking classes are popular & can be used in place of traditional parties. C&K Catering offers cooking class parties. Comfort food is our staple as presented by popular food network shows. "We Do It All" as said by Chef Roble from the Bravo Network ..... As Chef Corey nods his head. "C&K Catering creates our own trends which makes us unique!"

What catering trends do you wish would die?

Servers with bow ties & white gloves & funeral looking flower arrangements!

Tell me why brides should choose C & K Catering?

We care & want your event or special occasion to be a success & memorable. Therefore we are going to execute our motto to the fullest: "Delicious Food, Quality Services & Excellent Presentation, serving up "An Elegant Dining Experience With A Soulful Twist." The majority of our clients are corporate, BUT, we like to do weddings & want to do more Weddings. C&K Catering & Personal Chef Services, LLC has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, Is a Member of (NACE) - The National Association of Catering Executives, & Is Serve Safe Certified, Licensed & Insured. Our latest health inspection score is 100.

Some personal questions about Chef Corey:

Mac or PC PC

Tea or Coffee Coffee

iPhone or Blackberry I have HTC EVO

Favorite Song Right Now I love all types of music. My wife Kristie Sibley is a professional singer & does jazz, gospel, classical & pop music & sings very well!