About Us

Catered Cakes provides rich and delicious desserts. With quality standards and the utmost care, we use only the freshest ingredients in preparing our products. To ensure that your experience is a good one, our products are made to order. In other words, our products don’t sit around waiting for someone to call. This guarantees that they are fresh and delicious.

Our product listing has grown over the years, and we also offer a variety of customized services to our customers. We actively participate in events around the metropolitan Atlanta area including charity fundraising activities like Real Men Cook. Our products have been featured at The Caribbean Restaurant (formerly in downtown Atlanta), Cafe 458 (Atlanta) and B&A Quick Mart in New Roads, Louisiana; and can currently be found in Chicago’s Nancy’s Pizza (Buckhead, Atlanta). Read about some of these businesses in our E~Cards section.

COMPANY MISSION

The mission of Catered Cakes is to provide our customers with the freshest and best tasting products possible. In order to do that, we focus first on quality rather than quantity. We are fussy about what and where we eat, and we bring that same level of scrutiny to you when preparing our products.  Whether you are an individual, small or large company, bride or event planner, you are important to us.  We listen to your suggestions and do our best to offer you what you request.

Our focus will remain in three major areas:

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS  •  CATERING  •  WEDDING SERVICES

COMPANY HISTORY

 

Catered Cakes was conceptualized in October 1995 after participation in the Gourmet Gents fundraiser in Atlanta, GA.  Seeking to have fun and meet people, Kevin M. Ashford – Founder and Director of Product Development for Catered Cakes – surprisingly garnered the “Most Appealing to the Palate” award for his Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake entry.  Attendees asked if he sold cheesecakes and other desserts, and Kevin thought to himself “now I do.”  He began taking holiday orders for the cheesecake on the spot.  This was the catalyst for the creation of the business idea.

Kevin began edifying his business idea shortly thereafter by creating a menu of five (5) cheesecake products.  With diligence, continual feedback and some creativity, he developed products that were a hit and he seriously considered the production of desserts as a business.  The menu evolved to 10 products, and then to 20 products, and so on.  After years of experimentation, Catered Cakes became a reality in 2002 in Atlanta, GA.  Today, the company features over 50 selections that include cheesecakes, cakes, bread puddings, cupcakes and other confections.

Founder Information

 

Kevin M. Ashford, Founder and Director of Product Development for Catered Cakes, considers himself to be a huge “foodie” and spends countless hours developing concepts, flavors and product ideas. When asked where the interest in food developed, Kevin recalls that both of his parents are excellent cooks so it just rubbed off. Perhaps exposure to the family’s grocery business, working in a college cafeteria and the love of good tasting food were also instrumental in shaping his affinity for the culinary arts.

A native of New Orleans, LA and resident of Atlanta, GA, Kevin enjoys the use of fresh ingredients and partaking in local and international cuisines. He also looks for ways to vary food through the use of additional or different ingredients, oftentimes creating a different product. The same principle helped to spur such an array of desserts at Catered Cakes. Some of the company’s signature desserts include the award-winning New Orleans Style Bread Pudding with a Bourbon-Rum Sauce, Tropical Carrot Cake, Chocolate Mousse Torte and the Island Breeze Cheesecake which was featured in the June 2003 and 2003 Year End issues of Southern Living Magazine.

Kevin has been featured in a number of publications including Southern Living Magazine, Rolling Out Urban Style Weekly, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, The Chicago Sun-Times and popular book Real Men Cook: Rites, Rituals, and Recipes for Living. He has appeared on several Atlanta televisions stations including WSB’s People to People, Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta, The WB, and also Food Network’s Roker on the Road just name a few.

Currently serving as the Spokesperson for Real Men Cook – Atlanta, Kevin has been instrumental in encouraging and featuring local male chefs and young male chefs at the organization’s yearly fundraising event in an effort to bring awareness to the positive role of males in the community and family through food, fun and fellowship.