The Catering Company of Metro Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30084
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About Us

AST Catering and Special Events has been an Atlanta landmark in the catering scene for nearly twenty years. Formerly known as A Southern Tradition Catering, now with a new look and a new name AST is ready for its next incarnation.

Born and nurtured out of the minds of two native Atlantans', AST Catering and Special Events is a dream come true for its owners Dorothy Haynes and Mitchell Bowling and their team.

When asked what makes AST special both Mitchell and Dorothy agreed that, “We are in the service industry and it is up to us to provide guidance for our clients and help them realize their vision. We try to find a way to accomplish what they want within their budget and time schedule. We pay attention to every detail to make every event an affair to remember.”

With over twenty years of experience behind AST’s success, it is no wonder that The Atlanta Business chronicle consistently ranks AST Catering and Special Events as one of the top catering companies in Atlanta. Our Mission Statement is revisited every year and forms the core of our identity.

AST Catering and Special Events offers its brides and grooms everything to help them plan a spectacular wedding. Our team of experts will handle all of your full service catering and event planning needs including all levels of location management and coordination of all allied services (décor, flowers, photography, beverage services, rentals, cakes, and more), customized proposals with creative menus, and of course, competitive prices. We are also fully insured and licensed.

Creating extraordinary events is our specialty! Let us create your spectacular wedding! …the possibilities are endless!

AST Catering and Special Events is a well established company in the Atlanta hospitality scene. In today’s fast paced society, a grounded company like AST is a rare find. Mitchell Bowling and Dorothy Haynes formed a winning partnership over twenty years ago and developed "A Southern Tradition" Catering. After much success and many years of satisfied clients, A Southern Tradition, the company with a solid reputation for world class cuisine always served by a gracious staff is revealing its new face as AST Catering and Special Events.

AST is a full service event production company capable of designing and managing every nuance of any affair including corporate, social and bridal. We are a licensed and insured off premise caterer and can work with you and have relationships with top tier venues in and around Atlanta. Whatever dining experience your occasion requires buffet style, seated dinner, passed hors d’ oeuvres, or delivery or cuisine will surpass your expectations every time.