August 6, 2010

Get to know Paul Kennedy Catering: Meet Paul

At Paul Kennedy Catering, our motto is, "We build relationships one event at a time," and we understand relationships start with people. So to help build our relationship with you, we are beginning a new series to help you learn about our staff, who all have a part in making your event special.

Today we kick it off with an interview with Paul Kennedy, founder and namesake.

How long has Paul Kennedy Catering been in business? 
"We started serving Savannah 10 years ago in January!"

How did you start this business? 
"I sold a restaurant and began catering out of a 450 square foot room in Sandfly. As they say, the rest is history."

What does Paul Kennedy Catering look like today?
"We now have a staff of 12, including an executive chef, sous chef, two sales consultants, director of catering, and several kitchen staff, event managers, and event staff, all of whom are the heart and soul of making this company function like it does. We also have a fleet of trucks, including a refrigerated one, and a 3,000 square foot kitchen and warehouse in Pooler."

What is your specialty?
"We specialize in great food and great service, whether we're catering a large high-end wedding or a small corporate lunch. Our focus is building relationships; I always tell clients, 'I think you should like your vendors,' and giving clients confidence in their catering services is a key factor in that."

What is your top goal for Paul Kennedy Catering in the next five years? 
"Being one of the premier offsite catering companies in the region."

What do you enjoy most about catering?
"I find huge satisfaction in making an event come together and having a happy client."

What does a typical day look like for you? 
"There are definitely no typical days here! Every day is exciting and brings new challenges for growth and learning as well as opportunities to please customers."

What hobbies keep you busy when you're not catering?
"You can find me on the golf course or behind a set of drums."

Feel free to leave comments saying "hi" to Paul or sharing your own stories and experiences with him. Also, stay tuned for next month's interview, where we bring you insight to another member of the Paul Kennedy Catering crew.

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