Choosing Your Wedding Caterer | 8 Lavender Lane Catering & Events

Whether you're planning a corporate event, a birthday celebration, or your wedding day, if you're looking for a caterer, it's very likely you have a specific vision of what you want.  Most people don't realize caterers wear a variety of hats; they aren't just chefs.  Many times they are plumbers, electricians, psychologists, babysitters, dog walkers, counselors, florists, hairstylists, and the list goes on.  From the food quality/quantity to the superior service, It's important to choose a caterer that doesn't leave any details behind.

8 Lavender Lane was founded on Chef Debbie Sutton’s love for people and food. With creativity leading the way, her unwavering dedication to bring each client’s vision to life is something to be noticed. Passionate about providing excellent personal service and determined to deliver unique event experiences through the celebration of food, drink, dessert, and beyond. Nothing is off limits, and a creative challenge is always welcomed.

Choosing your favorite local restaurant as your wedding caterer seems like a great idea; you know and love their menu, and feel like you know exactly what to expect.  However, many restaurants don't have the equipment required to transport cooked food safely let alone .  It's possible through rentals, but most likely this will result in additional costs. 

Long gone are the days of ugly silver chaffers and pleated table skirts; present-day brides want over-the-top displays.  Several restaurants don't have an abundance of props and buffet decor readily available, let alone someone who knows the art of tablescaping.

Is a restaurant going to pull their best waitstaff off the floor on a busy Friday or Saturday night to work a wedding?  With any event, it's important to have a team of individuals who work hard and well together in unpredictable and dynamic conditions.   Caterers build a kitchen wherever they go, working from the back of a van, a laundry room closet, or under the stars and in the woods.

"In my company, we strive to provide restaurant quality meals along with providing impeccable service.  We are farm to table, we grow heirloom, organic produce, and we do use local products just like many of the best Nashville restaurants.  No, we don't charge for all [these] additional services, we just have a passion; a deep rooted passion for making our client's day as perfect as it can be, regardless of what it takes." -Debbie Sutton; Owner & Executive Chef, 8 Lavender Lane Catering & Events

Riverwood's In-House Catering:  8 Lavender Lane Catering & Events

In choosing 8 Lavender Lane you can rest assured that we will do whatever it takes to make your event stand out.  Here are just a few areas we can handle or assist with:

  • Custom menus ( including those with dietary restrictions)

  • Fresh ingredients and use of local products and produce when available

  • Variety of service styles (interactive stations, buffet, traditional seated, heavy appetizers)

  • Creative design - tablescapes, food displays, and service that correlates with your theme

  • Utilizing a family favorite recipe or signature cocktail

  • Floral design

  • Cakes, petite sweets, dessert bars

  • Table rental, design, & linens

  • Vendor recommendations

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