Party Platters Express

Are you planning that last minute party, but you want to keep it low keyed, low budget and low stress? Then our signature express platters are perfect for you. No fuss, no stress and no mess. You invite the guest and let our platters do the rest. Our signature platters allow you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends.

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. We can even put it on YOUR PERSONAL PLATTERS AND DISHES! That’s right…let the neighbors think that you spent all day in the kitchen. We won’t spill the beans.

Looking for more! If you really want your event to be a full service “non-finger lifting” event, then speak with one of our representatives to help plan that Occasional Occasion that you won’t soon forget.

Party Platters

It’s as simple as 1,2,3
STEP 1: Select several of our delicious platters or a “Game Day Quick Picks” platter bundle.
STEP 2: Call, text or email your guests and invite them over, then set out your platters and relax.
STEP 3: Wait for the doorbell to ring and greet them with a libation of your choice.

Ordering Guidelines:
At least 48 hour notice required for all orders.
Prices do not include tax or delivery but will be added at checkout.
Delivery available in most areas.
Paper goods are not included but can be supplied for an additional charge.

Please enter your delivery date and other requests in the “Order Notes” section on the checkout page.

Create your own party platter from our delicious selections:


Or, select a “Game Day Quick Picks” platter bundle:

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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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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