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Knoxville-Area Off-Site Caterers Ranked According to Number of 2018 Events, Then By Employees
Rank
'19
'18CompanyPhone
Website
Catering employees
FT/PT
Annual events
No. served per event
Price per person
Specialties
Top local executive
Year founded
14Petro's Chili & Chips Creative Catering
631 E. Emory Road
Powell, TN 37849
865-805-4688
petroscaters.com
20
NA/NA
2,500
10-5,000
$5.90-$11
Petros Chili Bar: chips, chili, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, sour cream, black olives, jalapenos; tortilla chips & jalapeno queso, marinated cucumbers
Craig Mason
Mattie Lett
Owner
Catering director
1982
21Buddy's Custom Catering
5806 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-588-0051
buddysbarbq.com/custom-catering
60
25/35
2,495
50-10,000
$7.99-$29.99
Smoked on-site BBQ pork, smoked and grilled chicken, steaks, pork tenderloin, hot dogs, hamburgers, appetizers, catfish fry, honey pecan chicken, wedding specialty menus, custom menus, traditional (non-bar-b-q), vegetarian, and holiday menus available, corporate events
Mark Smothers
President
1972
3NRNewk's Eatery
9261 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-692-5301
newks.com
12
3/9
2,170
65
$10
Fresh salads, sandwiches, artisan pizzas, made-from-scratch soups and home made desserts
Stephanie Elder
Director of Operations
2010
42Rothchild Catering & Conference Center
8807 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-690-0103
rothchildknoxville.com
38
26/12
1,989
10-6,000
$9-$150
Traditional and vegetarian, vegan and ethnic menus; specialty rental equipment, culinary trained staff, in-house decorator, audio-visuals, 24-hour round-the-clock shift feeding
Susan Rothchild
President
1980
55Calhoun's Banquets/Copper Cellar Catering
400 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-673-3399
coppercellar.com
120
NA/NA
1,140
25-1,000
NA
BBQ, weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, events
Mike Chase
Owner
1975
66All Occasion Catering
922 N. Central Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-521-1300
alloccasioncatering.com
125
NA/NA
850
NA
NA
Coordinating culinary masterpieces for special events, weddings, community functions
Susan Green
Owner
1990
77Famous Dave's Catering
208 Advantage Place
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-694-9990
homeofthebigslab.com
50
NA/NA
800
12-15,000
$7.50-$30
St. Louis-style spare ribs, Texas beef brisket, Georgia chopped pork, hot link sausage, side dishes, desserts; steaks, burgers, hot dogs grilled on-site
Tim Burress
General manager
2002
88B & G All Occasion Catering
7231 Tazewell Pike
Corryton, TN 37721
865-687-8856
bandgcatering.com
57
4/53
750
30-700
$8-$45
Breakfast and lunch options for businesses and clubs, specialized wedding options
Betty Henry
Owner
1991
99Bradford Catered Events
4409 Greenway Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-522-5552
bradfordevents.com
60
NA/NA
700
NA
NA
Customized menus, made-from-scratch food and beverages for social and corporate events, weddings
Kelly Webster
Owner
1982
1011Bridgewater Place Premier Catering & Events
205 Bridgewater Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-247-6071
bridgewaterplacetn.com
45
NA/NA
675
NA
NA
Experienced chef team, event and bar staff offering custom menus of inventive, scratch-made culinary fare for galas, corporate training and social events, picnics and elegant private in-home dining parties
Stefanie Hess
Managing partner
2013
1112Archers BBQ
5415 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-394-9580
archersbbq.com
30
NA/NA
600
20-1,000
$9-$25
Pulled-to-order pork & chicken, Baby Back Ribs, sliced-to-order beef brisket with homemade sides and desserts
Archer Bagley
Owner
2011
1215Rosa's Catering Service
7635 Old Maynardville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37938
865-690-5757
rosascatering.com
65
25/40
542
20-800
$15-$200
Custom full-service catering, homemade and international cuisine
Phillip Nussbaumer
President
1971
1313Take Out Thyme
711 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-247-0446
takeoutthyme.com
14
5/9
525
20-450
$12-$30
Southern-style comfort food, grilled chicken breast (numerous options), sautéed or grilled fresh-cut vegetables, appetizers, prime rib & beef tenderloin (carving station)
Kevin Filicky
Partner
1998
143Shoney's of Knoxville - Catering
9720 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-690-6331
shoneysknox.com
5
2/3
425
50-500
$15-$25
Breakfast, family-style buffet, customizable menu
Roy Leslie
President, CEO
1962
1518The Tomato Head
12 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-637-4067
thetomatohead.com
15
NA/NA
400
NA
NA
Boxed lunches, sandwich and salad trays
Mahasti Vafaie
Owner
1990
1619Lighthouse Knoxville
6800 Baum Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-247-6072
lighthouseknoxville.com
14
5/3
300
20-500
$10-$25
Smoked meats, Southern cooking, Italian cuisine
NA
NA
2012
1716Creative Catering of Knoxville
2400 N. Central
Knoxville, TN 37917
865.525-9384
creativecateringknoxville.com
15
NA/NA
275
NA
NA
Orchestrating events, weddings, charitable galas, corporate celebrations, intimate dinner parties
Nancy Kendrick
Founder
2009
1817Judy Dodd Catering
114 Brentwood Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-482-3611
judydoddcatering.com
6
NA/NA
275
25-450
$10-$60
Desserts, Southern cuisine, corporate lunches, wedding receptions
Whitney Dodd-Chambers
Owner
1984
1910Holly's Gourmet Market
5107 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-330-0123
gourmetsmarketandcafe.com
18
9/30
260
25-400
$15-$150
Playful and creative culinary style blending Southern heritage, classic technique and local flavors
Holly Hambright
Lisa Lawson
Managing partner
Events director
2007
20NRCrowne Plaza Knoxville
401 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-522-2600
crowneknox.com
24
4/20
221
40-350
$15-$45
Wedding receptions,social and fundraising events
Ken Knight
General manager
1993

Source: Individual company representatives, company websites. NA=not available or not applicable. Knoxville-area includes Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Union county. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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