Catering Services

Occasional Occasions by Carlton is a Full Service, Off-Premise, Custom Catering Company, offering a wide range of custom menus and services. While our servers are always uniformly attired and professional in appearance and attitude, it’s their attentive courteous service that resonates with our clients. We combine careful planning with on-time precision to keep you confidently worry-free so your event will glow with success.

Our commitment to excellence is expressed in all areas of service:

Cheesecakes by Carlton

We’re turning the cheesecake world upside down with our Savory Version! Our savory cheesecake recipes are a refined, and smart alternative to traditional dips and spreads.

Savory Cheesecakes

Corporate Catering

We offer budget-friendly drop-off or full-service corporate catering for breakfast, hot and cold lunches, dinners, meetings, and receptions.

Entertaining at Home

Occasional Occasions brings the restaurant to you, with a combination of Table for 2 and The Savory Plate cuisine lines. This service offers an upscale menu to clients for those intimate in-home celebrations; dinner for two or dinner for up to twenty.

Entertaining at Home
Graduation Catering

Graduation Celebration

It’s Time to Celebrate! Our Micro Graduation Celebration Menus allow you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating with your family and close friends.

Party Platters Express

Choose from a large selection of freshly made hot and cold appetizer platters. You can also create your own custom order by choosing from any of our main menu items. You invite the guests and let our platters do the rest.

Party Platters Catering

Private Events Catering

Whether you are planning a Cocktail Party, Dinner Party, Holiday Party, Class Reunion, Retirement Party, Graduation Party, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner, Commitment Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Bachelorette Party, Bachelor Party, Baby Shower, Birthday/Anniversary, Private/Intimate Dinner, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Bereavement/Funerals, House Boat Rental Catering, Lake House Catering or any other celebration Occasional Occasions is here to assist you.

Wedding Catering

We are a boutique style (award winning, LGBT certified) catering company that takes pride in creating experiences designed especially for you and your guests, we provide ALL INCLUSIVE wedding catering services to all clients. Whether you have a clear picture of what you want your big day to look like, or you haven’t begun to visualize it just yet, our job is help you create the kind of celebration that will represent your love, and most importantly… you as a couple.

Wedding Catering
  • 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

  • Colin

    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!

  • Richard

    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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Occasional Occasions by Carlton Catering
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Mel Redd
Mel Redd
2022-06-21
5 Star Service from inception to completion. Chefs Christopher and Carlton are very passionate about preparing and serving cuisine that is delicious, beautiful and the experience memorable. This team was very engaged and made the process of selecting a menu for our dinner party seamless, our vision a reality and we enjoyed ALL courses prepared from appetizers to a specially prepared dessert. Our family and guests are still commenting on the food. Thank you and your staff for creating the elegant ambiance as promised, we truly were guests in our home for the 60th Birthday Celebration. Special thanks to Chef BJ for Gigi’s birthday serenade. We’ll definitely recommend and contract with you for future events.
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katherine thilo
katherine thilo
2022-06-10
They were the nicest, most calming people I spoke to. Every concern I had they assured me it was fine and on the day of my wedding I was impressed with the flawless service they provided!
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Debra Bates
Debra Bates
2022-06-02
My dearest Carlton, Please forgive me for not giving you a review earlier than today. But let me just say, I will always use Occasional Occasions catering for any event that I do in my home. What a blessing it is to be able to enjoy your guest at your celebration and not worry about all the things that need to be in place to ensure your guest to have a wonderful time. And the little things that need to be remembered for the celebration to go off without a hitch. My guest were so pampered. I did not have to worry about anything. Occasional occasions catering took care of every need and want that I required for my birthday celebration. It was so wonderful to be able to come down and just enjoy my guest. Usually when I do an event I am usually so worn out before the party gets started. But this time, no worries whatsoever. Your staff was very professional, and catered to every need of my guess. How wonderful it was to not have to clean up after an event, they left my kitchen spotless and everything was in place. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May God continue to bless your businesses as you bless and thank him for where you are today. Sincerely, Debbie Bates Sent from my iPad
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Chandra Chambliss
Chandra Chambliss
2022-06-02
Excellent timely service! Great presentation and the food was delicious!
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Jaske Goff
Jaske Goff
2022-04-01
Occasional Occasions by Carlton Catering provided catering services for our wedding reception that took place on March 24, 2022. From the time we contacted Carlton, Christopher and their team, we were impressed by their friendliness and professionalism. They answered every question we had and offered great advice and recommendations as we were planning our event and even still evaluating multiple caterers. They took a huge load off of our shoulders and made us feel so comfortable. Once we selected them, they stayed in contact with us and made sure that we covered all details and aspects to ensure that our guests had a wonderful experience. On the day of our wedding and reception, we met Carlton and his team. If possible, they seemed to be even more friendly and professional in person. We saw a first-class team and operation. The staff at the venue also had great things to say about them. Carlton and his team truly had an interest in doing their part to make our big day special. We were greeted with big smiles and well-wishes for our wedding ceremony, celebration and marriage. They were prompt, prepared, and ready to deliver on their promises - and they certainly did! The food, presentation and service were excellent. Carlton, Christopher and their team are a handsome bunch: professionally dressed and well-spoken too! With my wife and her family being from the Caribbean/Jamaica and me and my family being from New Orleans, we wanted dishes that were influenced by those regions and cultures. The food was a big hit! Everyone loved the various dishes, even the elders that can really cook and are very particular as to how certain food should taste. People are still raving about the food, the aroma and smell, and the presentation and service! Carlton and his team were an integral part in making our wedding and reception special for us and our family and friends that were there to celebrate our union! Big thanks to Occasional Occasions by Carlton Catering! -Marva & Jaske
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K Brooks
K Brooks
2021-11-26
Professional and expedient
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Caroline Smith
Caroline Smith
2021-11-16
Working with Carlton was nothing short of amazing. He catered a repast for my godmother's Celebration of Life service. He was flexible with the dates and short notice, communicated beautifully, and created a menu that met the needs of some of the dietary restrictions we had. I wouldn't hesitate to call him again for future catering needs.
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Ashley J
Ashley J
2021-10-05
Mr. Carlton is THEE BEST!! I used him to cater for my wedding and the food was amazing! All my family & friends enjoyed and I was well pleased! Thank you again for making my special day so amazing!!
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