About Us

Our mission

Downtown Dish is dedicated to creating custom catered events that are fresh, beautiful, and distinctly different.

About us

Downtown Dish is the in-house catering company for The Cadre Building and Bon Ton Café located in downtown Memphis. We specialize in off-site catered events that range from small backyard gatherings to large extravagant parties. Our parent company, Beale Street Blues Company, owns and operates B.B. King’s Blues Club, Itta Bena and Lafayette’s Music Room. It is our seasoned staff of chefs, servers and coordinators who will work with you to bring creativity and style to your event. Our full service catering brings the flavors and panache of our restaurants to your party as only we can. We collaborate with clients to create customized menus that will make their event exceptional by achieving the following:
  • Exhibiting beautiful food and beverage displays
  • Staffing the event with an amazing team with great attention to detail
  • Utilizing local, fresh ingredients to benefit our community and environment
Downtown Dish works with Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals to provide china, glassware, flatware, additional tables, and on-site kitchen equipment. Downtown Dish works with White Door Events for beautiful custom table linens, napkins, chair décor, lounge furniture and many other products to enhance your special occasion.

Pricing & fees

Downtown Dish Catering can work with a variety of event budgets. It is helpful for our sales team to know your financial parameters on the front-end of the planning process. Our standard starting price point per person is $20+.



Accomplishments & testimonials

  • Celebrating three years in business
  • Over a combined 40 years of food and beverage experience
  • Largest event 2,500 guests
  • 52 Events on the books already for 2016/2017

“Love, love Downtown Dish Catering!  They helped me plan for my budget, choose the best food and refreshments, and walked me through sample menus. The final menu was just what I wanted. Downtown Dish worked their magic and I received so many compliments from my guests.  I highly recommend Downtown Dish Catering for your next event!”

– Carrie C.

“We hired Downtown Dish Catering for our wedding and reception. We selected the filet bites and friend avocado for some of our passed hors ‘d oeuvres and they were absolutely delicious! Our wedding guests raved about the food and the beautiful presentation. The staff was very professional and great to communicate with. We have recommended them to all of our friends and family members.”

– Sarah W.

“Downtown Dish Catering had been recommended to me multiple times so I scheduled a meeting with them to see what they were all about. The attention to detail with my budget was great.  The Chef worked with me to come up with a creative menu that my guests really enjoyed. My party turned out perfectly and I did not have to worry about anything but enjoying myself. Great catering company!”

– James G.