We’re excited to invite you to get to know Nicole Chapman, creative director of Simply Catering in Carrollton, Ga. This down-to-earth event pro is definitely a vendor to add to your list; catering has been on her mind since…forever! Get to know Nicole in our interview below.
How long have you been in the event/wedding industry?
Literally my whole life! My mother started Simply Catering when I was just 8 months old.
Tell us a little about your personality and interests.
I’ve been known to be called funny and down to earth. I value the importance of relationships with my family, friends, and customers. I also enjoy the energy I receive from sharing experiences through travel, cooking, yoga, and making crafts with my children.
What are your favorite trends currently?
I love anything different and outside of the box. I am a certified culture junkie. I adore bohemian and vintage details and I love nothing more than someone who creates trends instead of follows them.
What is something brides/clients are surprised to learn about you and/or your business?
That we are a small, family business who caters over 100 weddings a year.
What is your favorite on-the-job memory?
There is a particular family whom we’ve had the pleasure of working with on numerous occasions. After successfully catering their eldest daughter’s wedding, they gave us the opportunity to cater their youngest daughter’s wedding. One day they called me up and insisted on cooking dinner for us. We gladly accepted! We decided to treat them to a signature drink sampling while they were preparing our dinner. I have never laughed so hard and connected so much with a client. It was extremely gratifying and it reinstated my purpose for my work. I truly love my job.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Receiving that first hug on their big day after all of the months of planning have come together to create an unforgettable night. Knowing all of our hard work has paid off. There is truly nothing more rewarding than knowing your food is an essential part of the experience of our clients on the most important day of their lives.
Stay tuned for our features on Nicole’s style, where she gets her inspiration, and tips on working with Simply Catering!