In April, we had the opportunity to cater the grand exhibit opening at Tinney Contemporary. Take a look at the hors d'oeuvre menu we created that showcased our artistic passion and culinary creativity.Read More
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This past Saturday and Sunday, we had the opportunity to work with Bridgestone Arena and cater the desserts in the Lexus Lounge for NHL All-Star Weekend.Read More
You Have Reservations with Lightning 100. Today, Adam sat down with Chef Debbie Sutton from 8 Lavender Lane Catering and Events. Chef Sutton shared tips for making HUGE quantities of food, and how to cook even when conditions aren't ideal. We also chatted about why salad tastes better when served in a mason jar.Read More
June 1st marks our 15 year anniversary so we want to take a moment for Chef Debbie to reminisce on how far she has come over the years in Nashville. From her brick & mortar restaurant, catering shop and early focus on cakes, Chef Debbie has done it all and has landed exactly where she intended:
I decided to open my own shop when I became tired of the industry standard "corporate" way of doing business focusing only on numbers and not people. People are the most important aspect of what we do and I was a firm believer that if I took care of people the numbers would happen naturally.
My intense passion for food set me in motion to go out on my own and share this passion with others. With my family behind me, the journey started and we opened our restaurant in White House, TN on June 1st, 1999.
Growing up in NY with a father who always loved cooking, I was always trying out new dishes in our household. With my sweet parents behind me, we decided to create what we felt was the perfect offering for the restaurant: catering, NY style sandwich shop with a small bakery.
Our pickup only lunch menu took off and our customers begged for a dining room. So after only two weeks, we renovated and put in an 80 seat dining room. Soon after we had a full staff comprised of family + 6 full time employees.
Once word got out, the catering and cake business really started to catch on and to say we were busy would be an understatement. By our third year the catering business began to really take over and we had to make a tough decision to close the restaurant so we could focus solely on catering and cakes.
We have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful people over the years. We've worked with musicians, celebrities, shelters, many brides and venues around Nashville and Middle Tennessee. We are extremely proud of our work and remain humble in our experiences and new relationships.
Throughout this experience we keep our passion for pleasing people at the forefront of our work. We continue to happily work with many around Nashville and love every minute!
Chef Debbie was delighted to help Chef Brandon Frohne of Mason's in the kitchen at the James Beard house in New York on Saturday.
The James Beard House in Greenwich Village, Manhattan NY is considered sacred ground for chef's across the country. The home and foundation were opened after Beard's death "to provide a center for the culinary arts and to continue to foster the interest James Beard inspired in all aspects of food, its preparation presentation, and of course, enjoyment."
Dinners are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world.
An invitation to the James Beard Kitchen is a true honor for chef's across the country. Kudos to Chef Debbie and Chef Brandon of Mason's for representing Nashville in the iconic kitchen.
2014 was a great year for our 8 Lavender Lane team and we’re excited to see what 2015 has in store for us! Our focus has always been on exceeding our clients expectations by providing superior customer service + great food. Combining this with our keen eye for detail, we feel strongly that we will provide all of our clients with an event to remember.
Other exciting news, our office has moved to a great new spot! We can now be found in the beautiful & historic Riverwood Mansion located in East Nashville. We are happy to offer this venue to our clients for all types of wonderful events, corporate meetings, weddings, parties, music and tv related functions, art events, and the list goes on. We are thrilled to extend our services by being able to not only host on-premise events at Riverwood Mansion but also off premise events at the location of our clients choosing.
Oftentimes we participate in local wedding events and recently held a booth at the Perfect Wedding Guide wedding show at the Nashville downtown Omni hotel. We’re still spinning from all the fun and excitement! We really enjoyed meeting so many brides and grooms and discussing the various options we have to offer for their big day.
Serving up our famous chicken salad while showcasing a few sweet treats allowed us to provide a sneak peak into the many services we are able to offer. We can’t wait to work with so many new clients this year!