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Two Fat Men Catering is a wedding catering company based in Lebanon, Tennessee, that serves the middle TN area. The owner, Ed Riley, is a self-taught chef who started Two Fat Men Catering several years ago as a hobby. At Two Fat Men Catering, Ed specializes in creating Southern favorites with a modern and innovative twist. From grilled to gourmet food, you and your guests’ taste buds will love the incredible dishes that Two Fat Men Catering can prepare for your special day.

Services Offered
Two Fat Men Catering will take care of delivery, setup, and cleanup at your wedding reception and cocktail hour. The company offers a wide range of catering options for couples, such as hors d'oeuvres, buffets, family-style service, plated meals, server(s), stations, and desserts. Two Fat Men Catering also offers bartending services.

Mocara Event Venue

Located in Lebanon TN. Our little venue is a gem. We have two areas to rent for your event. Our main dining room will seat 60 guests and rents for $1000.00 Our air-conditioned and heated patio area will seat 45 people and rents for $500.00. Our rental includes all tables, chairs, flatware, glass dishes, and linen napkins. Food is provided by Two Fat Men Catering, pricing starts at $25 per person. We offer a full bar and audio-visual options.


Cuisine
Two Fat Men Catering cooks up cuisine styles from all over the world during the wedding events they cater to. These include American, Asian, Cajun, Italian, Latin American, Mexican, and Southern. The company can also prepare food that fits the dietary and nutritional needs of you and your guests.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$34

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$20

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$20

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$25

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
Italian
Latin American
Mexican
Southern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink
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100% Recommended by couples
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Emily H. Sent on 11/24/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing catering!

We worked with Two Fat Men for our rehearsal dinner and our experience was phenomenal. Karen was so great to work with - she was friendly, accommodating, and quick to respond when we had questions and had to make changes due to covid. The food was fantastic and the service during our dinner was great. The whole team was very professional and made our rehearsal dinner just perfect. I am so thrilled we worked with Two Fat Men catering!
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Kathryn Sent on 10/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Would give 10 stars if I could!

These people are the REAL DEAL. From start to finish, Two Fat Men Catering was nothing but genuine, kind, accommodating, and professional. We felt like we were part of their family! Karen made every part of the planning process straight forward, and timely helped with all of my questions. Not to mention when COVID hit and we had to reschedule, she without question moved us to our new date and didn't charge extra, even when our guest count significantly decreased. She was one of my favorite vendors to see on our wedding day :) . Cannot recommend them enough - food was SO good, guests were beyond happy, and my husband and I cannot wait to come back to their restaurant for our 1st anniversary dinner!!
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Elizabeth B. Sent on 06/29/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The Very Best!!

Two Fat Men catered my wedding and I cannot say enough great things about them! The food was DELICIOUS and absolutely incredible all around. Both the chicken and pulled BBQ pork were cooked to perfection, and the appetizers were out of this world! We had to make a lot of changes to the day because of COVID, but Karen was a gem to work with from the very beginning, and the rest of the staff was professional and genuinely so kind. I cannot wait to have them cater future events, I highly highly recommend them!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

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Team

Karen  Freeze
Karen Freeze
Catering Sales Manager

Karen, who we’ve nicknamed “Catering Queen”, has been in the wedding event industry for 20+ years and has more gorgeous weddings and happy brides behind her than you can shake a bouquet at. Karen’s scope of work expanded to include weddings and events because of her passion for helping clients achieve “precious and beautiful moments to remember in their lives”.

She attended Western Kentucky University, has a BS degree in Hospitality Management and Business Administration. She started her career working for O’Charley’s Restaurants and opened over 30 of their locations overseeing all front-of-the-house training. She worked for Bound’ry Restaurant as Director of Catering and was General Manager of South Street Restaurant before making Two Fat Men Catering her forever career home.

Karen is married and has 2 precious boys and a family jewel named “Dexter” their English Bulldog. During her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, church, sports, shopping, and more shopping. Karen is involved in many Middle TN Chamber Associations, NACE, ICA, and served as president of TWESA.

Brenda  Turner
Brenda Turner
Catering Manager

Brenda has been employed with Two Fat Men Catering for over 16 years working part time. She retired earlier this year from her full time job with Bridgestone Firestone and is now working full time for the Fat Man.

Catering is in her DNA, she loves seeing all the events develop from the initial email/phone call to seeing our couple's eyes light up on wedding day when they see their dream come to life.

Brenda's love is sun and fun. If she has any opportunity she is beach bound. She is married has 2 girls and 5 grandbabies. She enjoys church, bible study, playing card and shopping.

Professional Network & Endorsements

12 Endorsements
Weddings By Rachel Weddings By Rachel Wedding Planners

Two Fat Men go the extra mile to make every wedding absolutely flawless - from the delicious food to the attentive staff, they make catering look easy. Their setups are beautiful and they are a dream to work with - highly recommend!

Weddings & Events by Raina Weddings & Events by Raina Wedding Planners

Weddings & Events by Raina has done several events with Two Fat Men Catering and they really are the best!! They never miss a beat and the end results are always amazing! The food looks as incredible as it tastes and everything is at the peak of freshness. They are great with communication and very professional. We always enjoy working with them and recommend them to all our clients.

Live Free Photography Live Free Photography Wedding Photographers

Delicious! We are absolutely in love with Two Fat Men Catering!! Highly recommend for modern brides looking for an incredible choice for their beautiful wedding. Its definitely important to choose the right people for your special day! Such a great choice!

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Two Fat Men Catering frequently asked questions

Two Fat Men Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Two Fat Men Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
At Two Fat Men Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Mexican
  • Southern
At Two Fat Men Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Two Fat Men Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
Two Fat Men Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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