Jodi Moore and Kelly Burns have always dreamed of owning their own catering business. Growing up in the small town of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, southern cooking was a way of life for the two girls. Their mother Tomma, a caterer herself, shared the joy of cooking with her daughters at a very early age. Using the lessons they learned in the kitchen from her, the two sisters have now turned their dream into what is today Sweetwater Cuisine.?
The name Sweetwater Cuisine originated from an old school located in the community where the girls were raised. Their great-great-great-great grandfather donated the land for the original Sweetwater School which was built in the late 1800s. The name Sweetwater was chosen because the school was located near a creek that was fed by many natural springs that actually did make the water sweet. The school quickly became the gathering place of the community. Socials and meetings were held there which, of course, meant great food!
Jodi and Kelly have incorporated this great love of food into Sweetwater’s various menus which include many family recipes that have been passed down for generations—such as their homemade rolls, meatballs, and gumbo. They hope you enjoy looking through some of their sample menus where you, too, can experience the taste of Sweetwater yourself.?
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Ashley Fick · Married on 02/02/2019
One of the best decisions that we made was to choose Sweetwater Cuisine as our wedding caterer! We knew the second that we tasted their food during restaurant week that this was the perfect fit for us. They went above and beyond from the minute we first met with them. They helped with developing our timeline, choosing colors and themes, and planning our layout. They made a custom plated tapas menu for our special day that included all of our favorites. The food was out of this world and our guests are still raving about how delicious everything was. Sweetwater made sure to have separate plated options for all of our vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free guests as well. I really cannot say enough good things about Sweetwater Cuisine and know that you will love them as much as we did. Make sure that you try their famous bread pudding!Sent on 03/11/2019
CAROLYN · Married on 09/22/2018
This company is much more than a caterer or restaurant! We used them to cater our wedding. During the planning process, we had a vendor with which we had some minor disagreements about vision. We felt boxed in until Sweetwater stepped in and happily helped us execute in so many ways. I first met Jodi and Alyssa when we visited them for a tasting (my wife had been talking with them for months at this point); both of them were detail-oriented, had a wealth of experience, and were willing to work with our vision, add to it, and execute it. It felt like the Sweetwater staff took up our cause – they offered us their rentals, which were of higher quality and had more character than the typical wedding rentals. It felt as if Jodi and crew were personally invested in the success of our event – and that is worth its weight in gold. When it came to the day of, my wife and I had no idea of the additional things they were going to do for us. Sweetwater made a gorgeous display for our cocktail hour, they chose beautiful colors for our linens, and upgraded glassware and plates for us based on their inventory availability. They executed the catering with precision – including finding my wife and me during pictures and delivering some food directly to us, to make sure we had something to eat before mixing it up with all of our guests. In short, if you’re reading this and want a touch of the South in your event, you have to call Sweetwater. Oh yeah, and we have gotten dozens of rave reviews about the southern honey pecan fried chicken since the wedding; people LOVED the food and presentationSent on 09/25/2018
charles · Married on 03/31/2018
This is the caterer you will want for all of your special events in Virginia Beach. A very nice venue, lots of room for dinner and dancing as well as a very comfortable environment. After we met and discussed use of the venue, price and a plan for out fantastic cocktail hour, dinner menu and special request for the best key lime pie in Virginia Beach, we were set. The venue was opened up early to allow our wedding planners to setup all of our personal décor as well as any final touches on the arrangements. This is a very accommodating venue/ caterer, very personable and pleasant to work with. If you are looking for a terrific venue to hold any kind of special event and want to truly enjoy every aspect of it, this is your place. The food and ambiance were fantastic. Highly recommended!Sent on 04/05/2018
Yummy food from Sweetwater Cuisine! They are my favorite catering company!
The Sweetwater Cuisine staff are caring and professional! They are well known not just for their great food but for their attention to service and making sure everything is absolutely perfect and the client has everything they could possibly want or need. Their aim is to please and they are on target! What a fantastic group of people.
Very creative and tasty cuisine by a professional team!