“Although we cater corporate events as well, It is so honoring when a client invites us as a vendor to take part in one of the biggest days of their lives.” – Natasha Ford
Some people say that the food makes the party, therefore, quality catering is key for a great wedding experience. At Forever Bridal, we know many talented caterers in the Raleigh area, but in this Vendor Spotlight, we’re featuring one that’s caught our eye as well as our heart.
Vendor Spotlight: Fords Fluent N’ Food
What started as a first date conversing over, you guessed it – food, has led to a successful catering business four years later. Inspired by a shared passion for food, John and Natasha began Fords Fluent N’ Food, a full service company based in Raleigh, NC. The now married couple strives to create a personal and memorable food experience, from start to finish.
For the Love of Weddings
Although Fords Fluent N’ Food caters all types of events, they have a soft spot for weddings, for obvious reason. “Weddings are very much a HUGE celebration of LOVE, and as a married couple, we absolutely love being a part of that,” says Natasha. Their appreciation for weddings is evident on-site and has gained Fords Fluent N’ Food a reputation of worry-free service with flawless presentation. Not to mention, delectable food that will have your guests raving.
Those who sample Chef John’s creations only consider Fords Fluent N’ Food for their next event. They have a simple booking process, which begins with a tasting at their Raleigh showroom. There are six pre-set menus to choose from or Chef John can create a custom menu tailored to your audience. The most popular entree selected for weddings is the”petite” filet dish included in the Saffron Package. For Natasha, the most delicious dish her husband creates is the Bibimbap (pictured above). After booking Fords Fluent N’ Food for your wedding, you’ll feel like you’ve just extended an invitation to new friends.
Meet the Fords
Both John and Natasha have significant experience in the restaurant industry. Chef John began as a dishwasher and held various other roles within the business. He completed his culinary training at the Art Institutes of Raleigh-Durham. He’s also held positions as Sous Chef at Pop’s Trattoria in downtown Raleigh and Executive Chef at Cameron Bar and Grill.
Natasha has over a decade of serving experience in the restaurant industry as well. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Media and Public Relations. As Creative Director of Fords Fluent N’ Food, Natasha uses her strong customer service skills and business knowledge to ensure one-of-a-kind catering events. Together, John and Natasha have an adorable Corgi, named Basil.
“Our true love and passion for delicious fresh food is genuinely stemmed from our hearts. We are grateful we share our love of food with amazing people. friends and clients!”
Also, be sure to stop by their booth at our August 2018 Bridal Show! A full list of caterers in the Raleigh, NC area is available on our vendors page.