Smell is the sense most closely tied to memory. Perhaps that's why Mise En Place Georgia works to cultivate a sense of place through freshly cooked food. Owner and chef Chris Britton draws from more than 30 years of restaurant-industry experience to craft custom meals for everything from private dinners to small-scale events. He plans every menu and shops for all the necessary ingredients, buying all his produce the day of to ensure freshness and to keep the other chefs from raiding his pantry. Though each menu is unique, Britton has created spreads of herbed fish and pork, lasagna, and jambalaya as well as enticing dessert pastries.
The chefs at Elite Cuisines help simplify clients' cooking processes with assorted premade meals, catering services, and cooking classes for all ages. Premade meals help families maximize their time together and still eat well, and cooking classes teach families, children, or large groups to better pair menu items and flavors in their own cooking.
Long hailed for a mastery of ham far beyond the skills of mere mortal meat cookers, the meat mavens at HoneyBaked Ham invite you to put their newly honed turkey skills to the test with today's Groupon: a whole roasted turkey breast for $12 (an up to $25 value). Get your moist turkey breast unadulterated, or let the HoneyBaked masters finish your bird with crackling sweet glaze, which may or may not be cooled by having volunteer glaze-pixies fan it with their wings. Call one of HoneyBaked's participating locations (found here and in the sidebar to the right) to reserve your order, and pick up your juicy bird.
Chef Soba Camara began cooking at the tender age of 8. A lifetime of cooking eventually led to opening A Taste of a Party, where she and her staff craft dishes from organic ingredients and spices. Many of the dishes have an African or Caribbean flair, but the chefs also work with clients to create a menu that's best suited to the occasion, whether it's a dinner party, birthday celebration, or surprise party for a beloved mailman.
When discussing Nigerian cooking with reporters from Atlanta Goodlife Magazine, Kunmi Oluleye beamed, "it's something that I do blindfolded." After all, Kunmi has been cooking since the age of 8, whipping up meals for her parents and three younger siblings and baking traditional breads, meat pies, and sausage rolls at her father's bakery in Lagos, Nigeria. Today, she brings her time-honored family recipes and lifetime of expertise to her own catering company—Sheba Foods.
Aided by a staff of African chefs, Kunmi folds traditional spices into authentic dishes from the continent. Deep in the Sheba kitchen, the chefs simmer meaty stews and fry plantains while plump sausage rolls rise in the oven. They deliver the fresh, dried, and prepared foods to homes around the world and cater freshly made feasts at local special events and parties. Their products have been in the shelves of mainstream supermarkets for years, and they continue to expand into new markets and grow from the branches of lunchbox trees around the country.
With extensive experience and professional contacts throughout the formal-event and party-planning industry, Sublime Events, Etc! helps clients rest easy before, during, and after weddings, birthdays, and banquets. Planners seek out caterers and valets and plan party games and seating plans, effortlessly easing the burden of coordinating receptions and birthday parties. Decorators place centerpieces and stunning fabric-covered furnishings from Sublime Events' in-house supply, with complete setup, teardown, and cleanup after events.