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
- Freddie Johnson
Carlton, I love your service, decor and the food is always GREAT. I have used your service in the past and plan to use it again. The TASTE was OFF THE CHAIN and I can say I have been to numerous taste before but that was the BEST outstanding selection. I would recommend your catering service to all of my friends and business associates.
- Laura Gilmore
The dishes Carlton prepares are delicious and exquisitely presented. If you want ambiance, style, and tasty food, call Carlton of Occasional Occasions.
- Bob Burkhardt, PG&J Fine Art Gallery
Recently I had the pleasure of attending Carlton's event, The Taste. I was impressed with not only the quality of the food but the thought, passion and creativity he put into the menu. The food was outstanding and his presentation was a treat for the eye. His taste is nothing short of impeccable and I would recommend Carlton without hesitation. You will be working with someone at the top of their field.
- Zario Manning, Metamorphixx of Atlanta
When I think of catering, I think of great food to compliment a great occasion. When I think of Occasional Occasions by Carlton, instantly my taste buds take over my thoughts and an occasion becomes an event. Specializing in extreme results in fitness, Occasional Occasions has even assisted me in my client's consistency by AMPING the strictest of my customized nutrient regimens as they successfully loose weight. Read more
- Jamel Thornton, Mel City Entertainment, LLC
Always professional, always satisfying. Occasional Occasions defines Bon Appetit.
- Caro Perrone
Occasional Occasions by Carlton has catered several events personally and professionally for me since 2000, from my company holiday parties to my daughters baptism. With Carlton and his professional staff preparing delicious and exquisitely presented foods, handling the preparty set up and post party clean up, I was able to relax and mingle with my guests instead of feeling tied to the kitchen all night, and tired from the pre-party preparations. I look forward to working with Carlton on future events.
- Carolyn White, C & W Business and Travel Service
I don't know where to begin in expressing my delight and tantalizing satisfaction with your service. Every element of your service exceeded my highest expectations. The aromas, presentation, menu, style, taste, flavor, eye appeal, taste (did I say that already) – oh how magnificent. Thank you so much for the exceptional elegance and professionalism that is synonymous with "Occasional Occasions by Carlton". You're definitely the best!
- Charlette Sylvester, Flour Child…Sweet Creations
I highly recommend Occasional Occasions for those with a desire to experience catering that arouses all the culinary senses. Visual presentation and attention to detail is remarkable, not to mention captivating aromas that pull you into an unforgettable taste experience. The combination of elegant style and sensational tastes makes this THE catering choice for all occasions. Read more
- Robyn Bell
Thank you so very much for all of your help. My party was absolutely wonderful thanks to you. Your expertise and imagination was just short of pure perfection. Your staff was very professional. I can't wait for my next event. I know you will make it more than memorable. Thanks again.
- Linda Tramell
I recently had a house warming gathering with a few friends and neighbors over. I am a very busy lady with no time to prepare for such an event. Occasional Occasions handled every detail of the party with a professional and courteous team. They even, took care of helping me rearrange some furniture to achieve the look I was hoping for. This just shows the level of excellence and devotion Mr. Brown has for his customers. Read more
- Ollie Patterson, Atmosphere
Just wanted to let you know that the food was fabulous. My wife was completely impressed! We had a great time - a nice candlelight dinner with soft music in the background… It was so much better than going to a crowded restaurant. Thanks for the concept bro! You can be sure that I’ll be doing this again.
- Farrah Allen, The Farrah Allen Group
My boyfriend and I loved our Valentine Dinner! Everything was perfect but my favorite was the chocolate cherry bread pudding. Thanks again for your wonderful dishes. I will recommend you to all my friends.
- Roderick Tate
Carlton, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Nikita's 40th Birthday event.The presentation and food was absolutely wonderful. The staff was very courteous. I'm so glad I was able to experience your first class service. I enjoyed the mashed potato bar the most. Wishing you all the best!
- Jeanne Anderson, Evergreen Marriott
Dear Carlton, Thank you so much for providing the food for the Concierge Society Meeting.I think you got the message that we LOVED the food.I will certainly recommend Occasional Occasions whenever I get the chance.
- Wakeilo Towns
Carlton, Thanks again for providing food for the Concierge Society of Atlanta Reception.Everything was fabulous.Continue to WOW your clients with your quality and presentation.You are on the top of my list for Atlanta’s best caterers.Much Success!
- Mortez Williams
Carlton provided catering services for my wife's birthday and retirement party. The catering services were for approximately 30-35 guest. Carlton, was very professional!!! He was very patient and helpful with deciding on a menu and setup. The party was held at my home and he came by the house a couple of weeks prior to the party to get a feel for the layout and provide ideas.Read more
- Paul & Patrice Phelps
Carlton Brown is the epitome of a professional. He is an absolute pleasure to work with; not only is he passionate about preparing excellent food for his clients, but he is also passionate about people. I hired Carlton to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for my family this year (20 people). It was not easy finding the perfect caterer, one who was willing to make and deliver Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving DayRead more
- Tameka Jones
What can I say about Carlton? First of all he's just phenomenal at what he does and he's such a sweet person. He put on such a spectacular event for me. Several times looking at the staging I was ready to cry at how beautiful the tables were. He did everything even down to finding a great bartender for me. My event was a success. Thank you thank you thank you Carlton!
- Lisa Wolverton
After contacting several (10+) caterers, I hired Carlton to cater my wedding. The first reason being that during the initial contact he was always very professional. He was also detailed with his proposal and was able to explain everything to me so that I had a clear understanding of what to expect. He always responded quickly to my emails/calls, and he was very understanding and accommodating about my budget constraints.Read more
- 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.
- Altovise Curtis, Curteous Web Designs
There are so many wonderful things to say about Mr. Carlton Brown; where do I begin? WOW! Mr. Brown was referred to me as a potential client in 2008. We corresponded via telephone and email to conduct business (for his web site design needs) and he always remained polite, courteous and professional. To date, I must say that he is my favorite client (in 7 years of being a business owner). Read more
- Andrea Saboor
Occassional 0ccassions staff were very professional, food was great, and what a "fantabulous" presentation. I would definitely use them again as well as refer.
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