We had the pleasure to do an interview with Eten Catering – a renowned catering company in Fort Lauderdale that specializes in European food. The owners, Allison from England and Dirk from Belgium, started off their career working in the private yachting industry. After many years of catering high level food on world class yachts, they created their own catering company which is now having its 10-year anniversary.
Eten Catering specializes in corporate and special event catering. They provide a range of services from drop-off catering to full-service event planning in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach. With a great reputation, good connections with many local businesses, as well as their specialty of European food, it is not a surprise that Eten Catering is expanding. Owner and Executive Chef, Dirk is a classically trained European chef who has over 20 years experience in Michelin star restaurants, private estates and yachts.
When asked why they chose to establish a business in Fort Lauderdale, Allison says that they had been coming in and out of the city since they worked in the yachting industry. This helped them to create many good connections and become familiar with the area and the people in Fort Lauderdale. Since they both started to come to Fort Lauderdale over 20 years ago, the city has become busier and busier with lots of international people and companies which increases the opportunity to create valuable contacts. They support many non-profit organizations and really enjoy catering charity events. The downside according to Allison is the traffic which they are always having to take into consideration in order to ensure all their deliveries are on time.
Regarding sustainability and future goals, Eten Catering is introducing eco-friendly packaging and often use real glassware and plates during many of their events rather than using so much plastic. “As companies notice that Eten Catering is considering eco-friendly options, they contact us and want to work with us because of that”.
Their goal for the future is to continue to grow and expand their catering business in and around Fort Lauderdale and the South Florida Area.
We would like to thank Allison and Dirk at Eten Foods for giving us the opportunity to learn more about their catering company. Are you interested in being the next member standing in the spotlight? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.