About African Violet Catering

Wedding & Corporate Caterer Austin | Private Chef Austin

African Violet Catering is a company forged by the powerful combination of cultures and forces which have shaped our family as well as our 21st century world. It is a marriage of culinary art and business science. The essential ingredients of the company are its founders, husband and wife, Chef Abby and John Craig Wilkinson. Chef Abby is the culinary artist and John is the business professional.

Chef Abby, graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Texas with an associates degree in Culinary Arts, and a bachelor of science degree in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University. She built her foundational knowledge of cooking and food preparation as the eldest daughter in a large family in Zimbabwe and upon 15 years working as a manager in the hospitality industry in four and five star hotels in Zimbabwe. That experience followed attending the Bulawayo Commercial Training Institute in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

John, after careers in the Oil and Gas Industry, and Software Development, founded a nonprofit that served orphans of the AIDS pandemic and Persons living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. He was based at a small hotel in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where he met and eventually married the assistant manager of that hotel, Chef Abby.

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John returned to Austin in 2011 and Chef Abby and their son joined him there at the end of 2013. Chef Abby added to her culinary experience by cooking for the Driskill Hotel Banquets department. Then, in 2018, they established African Violet Personal Chef (it later changed its name to African Violet Catering). In this company Chef Abby has been able to bring to life her diverse experiences of gathering and preparing foods fresh from local farms and from her own gardens to adding the finishing garnishes on classical French, American, Latin, Mexican, Indian and African cuisines. Her food unites foundational, pure, whole, fresh ingredients with exotic preparation techniques that together create a symphony of exciting tastes manifest in delicious hors d’oeuvres, salads, entrees and desserts.

Chef Abby, John and their team would love to prepare a banquet for your wedding feast; your corporate celebration; your business lunch; or an intimate dinner for your family celebration.

Services Include: Wedding Catering | Rehearsal Dinner Catering | Corporate Event Catering | Business Lunch Catering | Church Event Catering | Personal Chef Services

Contact African Violet Catering - Wedding, Corporate Caterer and Private Chef in Austin, TX

African Violet Catering offers Personal Chef & Catering Services across Austin, Cedar Park, Central Austin, Fredericksburg, Georgetown, Lake Austin, West Lake Hills, Lakeway, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, South Austin, Wimberley, and the surrounding areas.

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