Catering with Contemporary Elegance 
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Whether it's an intimate gathering for friends or a grand gala for many, Occasional Occasions by Carlton can help you do it, with southern hospitality and style. Our Mission is to strive to fill our guests up with an appetizer of unforgettable style, an entree of memorable cuisine and a sweet dessert of great customer service in anticipation that they will come back, and ask for seconds. 

Offering boutique-style catering services for your private, corporate, or non-profit affair, Occasional Occasions by Carlton will make your Occasional Occasion truly memorable. 
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Here is just a small sample of some of our many creative options.  Contact us to see how we can make your next event a "Bon Appetit Ya'll" experience.   
Fried Chicken Cakes with Mayo Hot Sauce

Fried Chicken Cakes with a Mayo Hot Sauce 

Think Crab Cake...but with Fried Chicken, served with a mayo based Hot Sauce.

Maple Candied Bacon
Who doesn't luv bacon, so we decided to make a whole appetizer of just that one delicious irresistible item.

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Mini Mac & Cheese Cupcakes

Macaroni & Cheese in a bite size cupcakes...you can't go wrong with this popular dish.

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(Collard Greens) Spanikopita Bite

A Greek classic reinvented with a southern twist  in a bite size filo tart filled with collards,  parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and onions for a very satisfying bite.

Chicken Breast in Caper Sauce

Chicken Breast in Caper Sauce 

Pan seared chicken breasts seasoned with lemon pepper, dill weed and garlic powder, then topped with a creamy caper sauce.

Pulled Pork and Cornbread Waffles by the Best Catering Company in Atlanta GA

Pulled Pork Cornbread Waffles
A creative entree for an upgraded backyard BBQ with pulled pork served on top of a cornbread waffle then sprinkled with fresh corn and scallions. 

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Baked Salmon with Collard Green Pesto

Baked Salmon Filets smothered with Fresh made Collard Green Pesto.


Mac & Cheese with Collards
Dark leafy collards and our special seasonings add bold flavors to this unique mac & cheese.

Sweet Potato Hash
What a scrumptious combination of sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, corn, pecans and honey.

Rosemary & Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Hand smashed New Potatoes tossed with Cream, Garlic Cloves and Fresh Rosemary.

Savory Dinner Grits
This savory dish made with stone ground grits slow cooked with garlic, thyme, chicken broth and parmesan cheese makes this an excellent side dish to almost any entree. 

Honey & Apple Cider Collard Greens
Definitely not your mamma's Collards. We slow cook our Collard Greens with Honey and Apple Cider to create a surprising mouthful.

Cauliflower with Pumpkin Seeds, Brown Butter and Lime
Charred Roasted Cauliflower drizzled with Brown Butter and Pumpkin Seeds.

Smoked Asparagus
Hickory Smoked Asparagus Spears.

Rosemary Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Fresh cherry tomatoes pan roasted with olive oil and fresh rosemary.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
This is a creative, yet delicious play on chili, made with black beans, sweet potato, chipotle chilies, roasted tomatoes, herbs and seasonings.

Butternut Kale Lasagna
A Gruyere Bechamel sauce tops the noodles and Butternut Squash making this dish rich and delicious.  The Kale balances the sweet squash and crunchy toasted pecans top this incredible lasagna. 

Balsamic Quinoa Salad
A healthy and tasty grain salad prepared with balsamic vinegar and sun dried tomatoes.

Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies
Our signature recipe of a unique twist on chocolate chip cookies with a hint of rosemary. 

Bacon Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies 
Yep, bacon in desserts puts the icing on the cake.  Sweet and salty...You'll loose your mind!

Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding
Imagine bread pudding taken to a whole new level. We use dried tart cherries with bittersweet chocolate to create a heavenly dessert.

Olive Oil & Rosemary Bundt Cake
The sweetness of a traditional pound cake with a hint of olive oil and fresh rosemary takes this cake to a whole new level.
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As one of the premier caterers in Atlanta, our approach ranges from classically handsome, contemporary and sexy, to simple yet elegant. It's not just how delicious the food tastes, but also how creatively the food is displayed that truly takes your guest's experience to the next level. Let us show you what we can do for your next special event.

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Read Carlton's Story

Founded in 1994 by Mr. Carlton A. Brown, Occasional Occasions by Carlton has been repeatedly praised for its culinary displays, dynamic flavors, and unique table presentations.   Chef Carlton is the owner of Occasional Occasions by Carlton LLC, a boutique style, custom catering company, specializing in Contemporary Southern cuisine and providing off-premise catering for the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Culinary Arts Management from the Art Institute of Atlanta. Occasional Occasions is also a Minority, Veteran and LGBT certified owned establishment.  

Chef Carlton is an accomplished culinary professional who has tickled the palates of celebrities Who's Who such as Supermodel Beverly Johnson, Former Mayor Andrew Young, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, the late Mr. E. Lynn Harris (national bestselling author), Nikki Giovanni (Grammy-nominated American poet), Ian Smith, M.D. (award winning medical correspondent for NBC News) and the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, just to name a few. 

He has also provided services to such corporate giants as; NBA Team Washington Wizards, American Express, Morgan Stanley & Co., Hewlett Packard, Office of the Mayor, Wells Fargo, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Georgia Pacific, Georgia Power, Delta Airlines and Fed-Ex just to name a few.  

Chef Carlton was voted the #3 Cater in Atlanta for 2009 and again in 2017 in "The Best of Atlanta" as featured in The Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine.  He received the award for (Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) AGLCC Member of the Year 2016, and AGLCC Business Man of the Year 2017.  He has appeared on WAGA Fox 5 "Breakfast with Buck" highlighting his former breakfast restaurant "Hilda's...A Breakfast to Write Home About!", WXIA Channel 11 "Atlanta and Company" demonstrating several live cooking segments. He is an active member of the International Catering Association, American Culinary Federation, National Association of Catering and Events, as well as the AGLCC just to name a few. 
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Raves and Reviews...
Michael Q .
Thoughtful. Courteous. Responsive. These are some of Carlton's characters that make him a great caterer. I've had the pleasure to work with Carlton for a corporate event I was managing. With a lot of patience and timely follow up, Carlton worked with me to put together delicious catering order with minimal lead time. I'm grateful for his assistance. 
jonathan H .
Wow.... Being that I'm in the catering industry myself I'm very picky and hard on certain things. Let's just say that Occasional Occasions blew my mind and challenged me to make changes in my own business. I will go on record and say that this will be the ONLY catering company I use when I'm doing business in the Atlanta area. Job well done Mr Brown.
I had the AMAZING opportunity to use Occasional Occasions recently for a family dinner. It was a seamless experience. Carlton is fabulous and it was a delight to work with him as well as his team. The food was absolutely delicious, my family raved about everything! Lastly, the decor that Carlton provided was such an amazing addition and was literally the perfect touch we needed to bring everything together. I can't wait for our next event! We will certainly be life time clients. Although this was a personal dinner for my family, I own an Event planning company. I say that to say I know catering, and Occasional Occasions is the way to go!!

Even for your Occasional Occasion, first impressions are lasting impressions, so when hosting a corporate event, we at Occasional Occasions by Carlton don't take that lightly. We offer budget friendly drop-off or full service corporate catering for breakfasts, hot and cold lunches, dinners, meetings and receptions. Whether you are planning a simple luncheon for your staff or you're trying to impress a special client, our primary mission at Occasional Occasions by Carlton is to make you shine!

We cater Company Meetings, Office Parties, Company Drop-Off, Company Breakfast, Company Lunch, Fund Raisers, Company Holiday Parties, Company Picnics, Tax Season, Appreciation, Promotion, Recognition, Retirement, Anniversary, Trade Shows, Themed Parties, Planning Seminars, Conferences, and Special Events.

So if you are looking for a hassle free, upscale, on time delivery of contemporary southern inspired dishes, then you invite the guest's and we'll do the rest. Give us a call at 404.963.6857.
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Give us a call at 404.963.6857 to get started. 

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