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I am so “Blessed” to be honored again with the “Best of Brandon” Award! Award

You look at your body of work in a given year and you think “this past year was pretty interesting and fun” and hopefully profitable. Loving what you do is such a blessing! One of my favorite quotes is –

“Doing what you want to do is Life, and there is no real satisfaction in living if we are compelled to be forever doing something which we do not like to do and can never do what we want to do.”

Walter Wattles

That’s why I do what I do, for the love of it.  To be rewarded is really an unexpected honor. To be rewarded for the fourth year in a row, as the “Best of Brandon” is confirmation that maybe others like what you’re doing too. To all my supporters and critics, thank you. My Supporters keep me going.  My Critics keep me improving.

Thanks to my wife Ella. Thanks to my daughters, Areatha and Keandra and to my grandkids Kiyah, Tyrone and Tyree. Thanks to my crew who are also my friends Mandy Matlock, Kiana Goulh, Heather Weston, and Harold Brown.


Ironically, one of my favorite clients who is responsible for so many referrals I don’t have a photo of him.  A huge Thanks to Henderson Taylor!

Here are just a few my other clients which made this possible also.

Me and Alison 030615Mulligan Class Group Photo 022815Ross's at Stove 020815

Kiana, Darlene Green, Me, and Tonja at client's 60th Birthday Party

Kiana, Darlene Green, Me, and Tonja at client’s 60th Birthday Party



Me and Juanita Jubity 12102014

2015 Award



March 14, 2015 Posted by | Awards | Leave a comment

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Hats Off To Dining Catering, Inc.’s Named 2014’s Best Of Brandon. Our 3rd Consecutive Year!

2014 Best of Brandon Goes to Hats Off To Dining Catering, Inc.

2014 Best of Brandon Goes to Hats Off To Dining Catering, Inc.


I’m so humbled to win this award again this year! I first give all praise to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Without Him nothing is possible and with Him there is no limits!

I give a big thanks to my wife, Ella, who puts up with some crazy hours that I work and gives me good advice that keeps me grounded.  I love you Ella.

A big thanks to my daughters Areatha and Keandra.  Although Areatha isn’t here locally she’s always encouraging when we talk.  Keandra and I talk, troubleshoot, pray and laugh everyday about our businesses which keeps me on point to my mission statement.

And a special thanks to my biggest supporter, Kiyah, my granddaughter.  As soon as she was old enough to understand what her Poppi does she started telling anyone who would listen.  She would say to her teacher, “this is my Poppi, he’s a Cooker”.

I love you baby!

A big thanks also to my network group, Networking Group Of Greater Brandon.  You guys are wonderful and have supported me since the first day I joined four years ago.

And a real sincere thanks to all my workers who have helped with the work of creating and serving great food!

And last but certainly not least Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to my loyal customers old and new.  I pledge to continue putting you first.

May 1, 2014 Posted by | Awards | Leave a comment

Another Win for Hats Off To Dining Catering, Inc.!

Wow! I’m so honored to be awarded Best Of Brandon again!

I have to say thank you to Mandy Matlock, my right hand.  Scott Maxwell has always been there to bounce ideas off of.  Thanks Buddy.  I also have to thank Ella, my lovely wife, my daughters Keandra and Areatha and my granddaughter and future chef, Kiyah for all their support.  Love you guys!


                 Press Release


Hats Off To Dining Catering, Inc. Receives 2013 Best of Brandon Award

Brandon Award Program Honors the Achievement

BRANDON May 27, 2013 — For the second consecutive year, Hats Off To Dining Catering, Inc. has been selected for the 2013 Best of Brandon Award in the Caterer Food Services category by the Brandon Award Program.

Each year, the Brandon Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Brandon area a great place to live, work and play.

Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2013 Award recipients qualified as Two-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Brandon Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Brandon Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Brandon Award Program

The Brandon Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Brandon area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Brandon Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Brandon Award Program

Brandon Award Program


June 4, 2013 Posted by | Awards | Leave a comment