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Avalon Catering

Atlanta , GA
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2191 Braircliff Rd., Suite D
Atlanta, GA US 30329 (map)

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At Avalon Catering, we know that every detail of your wedding day is important, especially your menu. We find inspiration in seasonal ingredients and we are passionate about local foods.... Read more
At Avalon Catering, we know that every detail of your wedding day is important, especially your menu. We find inspiration in seasonal ingredients and we are passionate about local foods. We know what is fresh and create combinations that excit the tongue and delight the eye. Please contact us for more information about Avalon's Wedding Catering services. It would be our pleasure to meet with you personally to discuss your plans. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Open Bar
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Caribbean, Creole, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Russian, Southern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Wimberley
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.6/5.0
Avalon Catering did a wonderful job by providing quality food for our wedding! Being the bride, and not getting to eat very much during the reception, what I did eat was very tasty and exactly what I desired from the catering service! The mac 'n cheese was fantastic, I think we received the most compliments on the mac 'n cheese! We also served a variety of slider sandwiches with southern dishes on the side. Avalon was considerate of our request to have large picnic baskets as the center pieces and having the sliders within each basket, a lemonade, and coffee bar. My husband enjoyed the fried pickles, and the server who helped our head table brought him a full plate of fried pickles! My only disappointment was at the end of the night, the waiting staff seemed to be very quick in their cleaning, they may have thrown away some of our menus, ISPY game cards, wedding favors, and table numbers - things we would have liked to save from the reception area. All in all, I believe Avalon left a positive impression on our guests during the reception!
Avalon Catering did a wonderful job by providing quality food for our wedding! Being the bride, and not getting to eat Read more...
Avalon Catering did a wonderful job by providing quality food for our wedding! Being the bride, and not getting to eat very much during the reception, what I did eat was very tasty and exactly what I desired from the catering service! The mac 'n cheese was fantastic, I think we received the most compliments on the mac 'n cheese! We also served a variety of slider sandwiches with southern dishes on the side. Avalon was considerate of our request to have large picnic baskets as the center pieces and having the sliders within each basket, a lemonade, and coffee bar. My husband enjoyed the fried pickles, and the server who helped our head table brought him a full plate of fried pickles! My only disappointment was at the end of the night, the waiting staff seemed to be very quick in their cleaning, they may have thrown away some of our menus, ISPY game cards, wedding favors, and table numbers - things we would have liked to save from the reception area. All in all, I believe Avalon left a positive impression on our guests during the reception! Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
First, this was the most delicious food. Apps to cake. Avalon handled everything for us -- decorations, flowers, food, bartending, wonderful wait staff, event management/flow. The only job we had was to provide the place cards. All the rest was handled beautifully!

We did not do a taste test before the event, as we have tasted Cathy Conway's delectable food several times before at other events. Everything was perfect. Can't wait to eat the top of the cake . . . tonight!
First, this was the most delicious food. Apps to cake. Avalon handled everything for us -- decorations, flowers, food, Read more...
First, this was the most delicious food. Apps to cake. Avalon handled everything for us -- decorations, flowers, food, bartending, wonderful wait staff, event management/flow. The only job we had was to provide the place cards. All the rest was handled beautifully!

We did not do a taste test before the event, as we have tasted Cathy Conway's delectable food several times before at other events. Everything was perfect. Can't wait to eat the top of the cake . . . tonight! Read less
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Madeline
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Cathy and the team at Avalon made my April 2013 wedding a huge success. Our venue was the beautiful home of a family friend and while they had hosted large parties and a few small weddings, they'd never done anything there quite as large as our 140 person wedding. Cathy met us at the house several times throughout the planning process to discuss the logistics and flow of the day and her expertise was invaluable to my low stress level. She went above and beyond to answer questions and provide insight in how to make the day perfect.

The food was unbelievable. We had three passed hors d'oeuvres (two kinds of bruschetta, a crispy shrimp filet with avocado salsa and, my personal favorite, a crispy panchetta topped with goat cheese, fig and balsamic reduction) and served dinner family style. The service throughout the evening was perfect, it was so fun watching the caterers bring out the plates of food and seeing my guests' faces light up when they saw the meal. For dinner we had a delicious seasonal salad with fresh peas, radishes, panko breadcrumbs and a tasty buttermilk dressing. The salad was super fresh, crisp and the perfect temperature. Following the salad we had a grilled chicken breast wrapped in proscuitto and a halibut with a tomato buerre blanc sauce that my sister in law wanted to drink straight out of the bowl. For side dishes we had grilled fresh veggies, roasted potatoes and Carolina Gold risotto. Everything was cooked perfectly and served at the right temperature.

Her staff also bar-tended for us at the event and they did a fantastic job. Everyone was friendly and helpful. It gave me great piece of mind knowing the Avalon staff was taking care of things. Everything went smoothly and I would highly recommend them to anyone planning an event.
Cathy and the team at Avalon made my April 2013 wedding a huge success. Our venue was the beautiful home of a family Read more...
Cathy and the team at Avalon made my April 2013 wedding a huge success. Our venue was the beautiful home of a family friend and while they had hosted large parties and a few small weddings, they'd never done anything there quite as large as our 140 person wedding. Cathy met us at the house several times throughout the planning process to discuss the logistics and flow of the day and her expertise was invaluable to my low stress level. She went above and beyond to answer questions and provide insight in how to make the day perfect.

The food was unbelievable. We had three passed hors d'oeuvres (two kinds of bruschetta, a crispy shrimp filet with avocado salsa and, my personal favorite, a crispy panchetta topped with goat cheese, fig and balsamic reduction) and served dinner family style. The service throughout the evening was perfect, it was so fun watching the caterers bring out the plates of food and seeing my guests' faces light up when they saw the meal. For dinner we had a delicious seasonal salad with fresh peas, radishes, panko breadcrumbs and a tasty buttermilk dressing. The salad was super fresh, crisp and the perfect temperature. Following the salad we had a grilled chicken breast wrapped in proscuitto and a halibut with a tomato buerre blanc sauce that my sister in law wanted to drink straight out of the bowl. For side dishes we had grilled fresh veggies, roasted potatoes and Carolina Gold risotto. Everything was cooked perfectly and served at the right temperature.

Her staff also bar-tended for us at the event and they did a fantastic job. Everyone was friendly and helpful. It gave me great piece of mind knowing the Avalon staff was taking care of things. Everything went smoothly and I would highly recommend them to anyone planning an event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Avalon for our wedding reception (70 guests) in December of 2012, and we couldn’t have been happier. They were one of the less expensive caterers in our search, but you certainly couldn’t tell from the experience we had! Cathy was pleasant, flexible and patient as we went through the process of figuring out what we wanted, and our guests raved that it was some of the best wedding food they had ever had. Some of the favorites were the beef short ribs, the “shrimp and grits” hors d’oeuvres, and the rice middlins risotto, which was so creamy that bets were being placed on whether or not the grits had made another appearance. The service was excellent, the timing was perfect, and they had no problem working with our venue, which was slightly more casual than most (Paris on Ponce). We highly suggest going with Avalon for your next event!
We worked with Avalon for our wedding reception (70 guests) in December of 2012, and we couldn’t have been happier. They Read more...
We worked with Avalon for our wedding reception (70 guests) in December of 2012, and we couldn’t have been happier. They were one of the less expensive caterers in our search, but you certainly couldn’t tell from the experience we had! Cathy was pleasant, flexible and patient as we went through the process of figuring out what we wanted, and our guests raved that it was some of the best wedding food they had ever had. Some of the favorites were the beef short ribs, the “shrimp and grits” hors d’oeuvres, and the rice middlins risotto, which was so creamy that bets were being placed on whether or not the grits had made another appearance. The service was excellent, the timing was perfect, and they had no problem working with our venue, which was slightly more casual than most (Paris on Ponce). We highly suggest going with Avalon for your next event! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We continue to receive so many compliments about our reception food! (Beef short ribs and fried green tomatoes!) Cathy at Avalon was so great to work with- she was helpful, courteous, and creative. Avalon helped make my reception feel unique and deeply southern, from the food to serving family style. Highly, highly recommend!
We continue to receive so many compliments about our reception food! (Beef short ribs and fried green tomatoes!) Cathy at Read more...
We continue to receive so many compliments about our reception food! (Beef short ribs and fried green tomatoes!) Cathy at Avalon was so great to work with- she was helpful, courteous, and creative. Avalon helped make my reception feel unique and deeply southern, from the food to serving family style. Highly, highly recommend! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Avalon catering did an incredible job with the food for my wedding. My husband is Greek, so we wanted to have Greek food for the wedding. I searched all over Atlanta for a reasonably priced caterer who was willing to step outside of their published "American" or "Southern Fusion" menu options without much luck. Cathy was totally accommodating of all of our requests and came up with a completely unique non-"wedding-y" menu that made our day so special. The food was fresh, impeccably prepared and presented. Her staff was very professional and they even handled a mid-reception booze run without missing a step :). I whole-heartedly recommend Avalon catering for any special event.
Avalon catering did an incredible job with the food for my wedding. My husband is Greek, so we wanted to have Greek food Read more...
Avalon catering did an incredible job with the food for my wedding. My husband is Greek, so we wanted to have Greek food for the wedding. I searched all over Atlanta for a reasonably priced caterer who was willing to step outside of their published "American" or "Southern Fusion" menu options without much luck. Cathy was totally accommodating of all of our requests and came up with a completely unique non-"wedding-y" menu that made our day so special. The food was fresh, impeccably prepared and presented. Her staff was very professional and they even handled a mid-reception booze run without missing a step :). I whole-heartedly recommend Avalon catering for any special event. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I had used Avalon for work events prior to being engaged and knew that I wanted to work with them for my wedding. I have always appreciated their level of professionalism, responsiveness and of course, their delicious food!

Avalon recommended our florist, who we ended up using, and that was a perfect arrangement. We had 2 companies that had worked together and knew each other and that made everything flow very smoothly. And since I had worked with Avalon and knew their taste level and I trusted them, I felt very confident trusting their recommendation for a florist.

Avalon also catered our family brunch the morning after the wedding, and I know my mother, who coordinated the brunch, really had a positive experience working with them.

Avalon worked with me to ensure that the event went the way that I wanted it to from the order of the buffet to my request to have the hors d'oeuvres and wine from cocktail hour brought out to those of us taking pictures in the wedding party so that we wouldn't miss out.
I had used Avalon for work events prior to being engaged and knew that I wanted to work with them for my wedding. I have Read more...
I had used Avalon for work events prior to being engaged and knew that I wanted to work with them for my wedding. I have always appreciated their level of professionalism, responsiveness and of course, their delicious food!

Avalon recommended our florist, who we ended up using, and that was a perfect arrangement. We had 2 companies that had worked together and knew each other and that made everything flow very smoothly. And since I had worked with Avalon and knew their taste level and I trusted them, I felt very confident trusting their recommendation for a florist.

Avalon also catered our family brunch the morning after the wedding, and I know my mother, who coordinated the brunch, really had a positive experience working with them.

Avalon worked with me to ensure that the event went the way that I wanted it to from the order of the buffet to my request to have the hors d'oeuvres and wine from cocktail hour brought out to those of us taking pictures in the wedding party so that we wouldn't miss out. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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flykes
Wedding:
10/17/2010
4.4/5.0
I loved working with Avalon. Cathy was wonderful throughout the planning process and really guided me with a lot of questions and concerns that I had with other aspects of the wedding-not just the catering. We originally went with the company because of our love for fresh food. We value quality ingredients and Avalon has the same theory. I cannot stress enough about how wonderful and easy Cathy was to work with. Avalon was doing as much or as little as I needed them to also. We are getting very positive feedback from our guests. Many have said that it was the best wedding food that they have had and everyone has noted how fresh everything seemed.

I would say that the day of the wedding, the waitstaff disappointed me in a couple of aspects. I supplied details as to how to set up cake and favor table. The favor table was set up differently and I was told that they thought it would look better this way. At this point, I just let it go. The cake table had caramel to drizzle over the slices of cake. The caramel was not on the table. We didn't realize until half of our guests had their cake. When we told the staff, they set the plastic container that the caramel was transported in on the table. I see this hideous plastic container on a beautiful cake table in many of our pics. I can't believe that they thought it was acceptable. It was an eyesore. I am sure that if I was to make a point out of it, the staff would've done something but at that point, I was enjoying the day and thought all the planning and details that I put into the day would be honored. Also, we planned to have a plate of food between the pics and reception upstairs. The plate was not there. The staff also supplied us (planned) with a togo container so we could try the food after the reception. We had some of the main meal when we got home but didn't find some of the appetizers until two days later (it was shrimp!!) among other decor that was packed up. Wish that all the food was together and separated from other things.
These were minor details but I spent month obsessing over these minor details.

Overall, I would recommend and use Avalon for any future events.
I loved working with Avalon. Cathy was wonderful throughout the planning process and really guided me with a lot of Read more...
I loved working with Avalon. Cathy was wonderful throughout the planning process and really guided me with a lot of questions and concerns that I had with other aspects of the wedding-not just the catering. We originally went with the company because of our love for fresh food. We value quality ingredients and Avalon has the same theory. I cannot stress enough about how wonderful and easy Cathy was to work with. Avalon was doing as much or as little as I needed them to also. We are getting very positive feedback from our guests. Many have said that it was the best wedding food that they have had and everyone has noted how fresh everything seemed.

I would say that the day of the wedding, the waitstaff disappointed me in a couple of aspects. I supplied details as to how to set up cake and favor table. The favor table was set up differently and I was told that they thought it would look better this way. At this point, I just let it go. The cake table had caramel to drizzle over the slices of cake. The caramel was not on the table. We didn't realize until half of our guests had their cake. When we told the staff, they set the plastic container that the caramel was transported in on the table. I see this hideous plastic container on a beautiful cake table in many of our pics. I can't believe that they thought it was acceptable. It was an eyesore. I am sure that if I was to make a point out of it, the staff would've done something but at that point, I was enjoying the day and thought all the planning and details that I put into the day would be honored. Also, we planned to have a plate of food between the pics and reception upstairs. The plate was not there. The staff also supplied us (planned) with a togo container so we could try the food after the reception. We had some of the main meal when we got home but didn't find some of the appetizers until two days later (it was shrimp!!) among other decor that was packed up. Wish that all the food was together and separated from other things.
These were minor details but I spent month obsessing over these minor details.

Overall, I would recommend and use Avalon for any future events. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kim
Wedding:
11/8/2008
4.9/5.0
Avalon was great. The catered our wedding and the party we had afterwards. The food was excellent, the set up the venue beautifully, they always responded promptly and were very helpful with suggestions and ideas. I'd definitely use them again.
Avalon was great. The catered our wedding and the party we had afterwards. The food was excellent, the set up the venue Read more...
Avalon was great. The catered our wedding and the party we had afterwards. The food was excellent, the set up the venue beautifully, they always responded promptly and were very helpful with suggestions and ideas. I'd definitely use them again. Read less
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Eileen
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
can't say enough about cathy conway and her company. not only was the food awesome, but she entered into the whole relationship with such friendliness, joy and great ideas, she made planning the event a real pleasure. and the food was incredible.
can't say enough about cathy conway and her company. not only was the food awesome, but she entered into the whole Read more...
can't say enough about cathy conway and her company. not only was the food awesome, but she entered into the whole relationship with such friendliness, joy and great ideas, she made planning the event a real pleasure. and the food was incredible. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Loved them,they worked very closely with us to make sure all our desires where met.Our planner pretty much took care of everything after our first meeting.Their staff works professionally and came up with fresh ideas for our menu.They kept in touch with us throughout the whole process and brought us up to speed with everything.The food that was served at our wedding was outstanding.Our guests kept complimenting us on how good the food was.I can't recommend them enough,they have an amazing work ethic.
Loved them,they worked very closely with us to make sure all our desires where met.Our planner pretty much took care of Read more...
Loved them,they worked very closely with us to make sure all our desires where met.Our planner pretty much took care of everything after our first meeting.Their staff works professionally and came up with fresh ideas for our menu.They kept in touch with us throughout the whole process and brought us up to speed with everything.The food that was served at our wedding was outstanding.Our guests kept complimenting us on how good the food was.I can't recommend them enough,they have an amazing work ethic. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
Cathy and her staff did a great job providing locally grown and organic food for our wedding wherever possible. They worked with us on specific requests and integrated our favorite flavors into the meal. The presentation was fantastic and people came up to us for months afterward raving about the food. Can you believe it? At a wedding. Even my grandmother liked it!
Cathy and her staff did a great job providing locally grown and organic food for our wedding wherever possible. They Read more...
Cathy and her staff did a great job providing locally grown and organic food for our wedding wherever possible. They worked with us on specific requests and integrated our favorite flavors into the meal. The presentation was fantastic and people came up to us for months afterward raving about the food. Can you believe it? At a wedding. Even my grandmother liked it! Read less
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