Founded in 1994 by Mr. Carlton A. Brown, Occasional Occasions by Carlton has been repeatedly praised for its culinary displays, dynamic flavors, and unique table presentations. Occasional Occasions by Carlton LLC, is a boutique-style, custom catering company, specializing in Contemporary Southern Fusion cuisine and providing off-premise catering for the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.
Occasional Occasions is a Minority, NMSDC Certified MBE, NVBDC Certified Veteran Owned Business and LGBTBE Certified LGBT owned establishment.
What we do:
- Private events
wedding rehearsals and receptions, anniversary and birthday celebrations, baby showers.
- Corporate events
retreats, picnics, receptions, executive lunches and dinners.
- Intimate events
“Entertaining At Home”, featuring The Savory Plate and Table for 2 by Carlton cuisine lines for upscale in-home intimate dinner parties.
- Seasonings, Sauces, Jams, and Jellies
through Bon Appetite Y'all and Pantry Picks.
Meet Our Team
Occasional Occasions is led by a distinguished group of culinary professionals:
Carlton A. Brown, President and Founding Partner
The Life of the Party
Christopher T. Fitzpatrick, Corporate Chef and Partner
The Rebel who loves a good party
- Crandall Jones
Occasional Occasions provided catering service at my home for a 50th Birthday Reception for my wife. The reception was for 30 guests and the menu was heavy hors d'oeuvres. Because my wife is very particular (code for a bit of a snob), I was seeking a caterer with a classy cuisine (no Swedish meatballs, wings, etc) at an affordable price. When I first talked to the owner, Carlton Brown, I knew things would go well. Read more
Carlton was wonderful!!I would HIGHLY recommend his services to anyone.Not only do you get fantastic food, but also the pleasure of getting to chit-chat with an amazing individual.We will be using Carlton again for sure!
What thoughtful service and an excellent experience! Carlton makes for an unforgettable time.
- Sylvia Lewis Hylton, C’98 Phi Beta Kappa, President
I write to thank you immensely for the exceptional banquet service and scrumptiously delicious food you provided for our Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony on April 22, 2017. The food was so very tasty and the presentation was absolutely, stunningly beautiful!The vegetarian lasagna and mini watermelon/goat cheese bites were the talk of the reception; everyone loved the delicious and well-prepared dishes on the buffet, as well as the beautiful cake you provided. Read more
- Jonathan Hatcher
Wow.... Being that I'm in the catering industry myself I'm very picky and hard on certain things. Let's just say that Occasional Ocassions blew my mind and challenged me to make changes in my own business. I will go on record and say that this will be the ONLY catering company I use when I'm doing business in the Atlanta area. Job well done Mr Brown.
- Jodi Mayfield
I believe what makes your catering experience different is the “soup to nuts” factor and your personal touch. I love that all I have to do is buy some flowers and you take care of everything else for me. From staging the serving area to lighting the candles, you make it so lovely and hassle free for me. I also really enjoy how you make our guests feel welcome and at home - from answering the door and taking a coat to making sure glasses are full to engaging with everyone on a friendly level. Read more
- Iris A. Miles, Executive Director – Cox Business
Everything was FABULOUS The food was wonderful. These folks licked the plate and there were morsels left over. The eggplant was OUTSTANDING. It was all so good I got up at 3:00 and had some more. The ROLLS were great - next time I need a double order. The SALMON was the BOMB!! They kept coming back and so I had to cut the pieces in half. The MAC & CHEESE for Grownups, was on point. Everyone (even vegetarians) ate the STRING BEANS.
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