A tribute to fellow caterer Vince Henderson:
2012 was the first time we catered for Order of Isis and their awesome members! Talking about a great experience! The staff are still talking about how much energy these ladies and their quests had. See you all in 2013!!!!
Wow! What an absolute thrill it was to win “Best Overall Independent” at this year’s Taste of Mobile!
Whenever you undertake a new business adventure, you wonder if you’ll be able to bring it all together. And when something like this happens, you look back on all the hard work, you look around at all the people on your team, and you take a moment to smile and exhale.
I am so grateful for everyone who works at Georgia Roussos Catering. This business and this award wouldn’t have happened without your help and dedication.
And I appreciate every client who has placed their trust in our work. We are here for you, and because of you.
Thank you all…
Emmanuel and Georgia appeared on Fox’s Studio10 this morning. Emmanuel prepared the sauteed shrimp topping for risotto that they will be serving at Taste of Mobile. Taste of Mobile will take place Thursday, October 27, 2011.
Watch the video below:
I have to share a story with you today. Many of you may or may not remember the “Renaissance Man” Eugene Walter. The new cookbook “The Happy Table of Eugene Walter” has just come out and in it is a story by the editor of coming to our restaurant in downtown Mobile – Roussos – with Eugene.
Well, I learned from Eugene many things but one of the first lessons I learned from him was about freshly ground pepper. One afternoon I was in the back of the restaurant in the kitchen when one of my employees came and got me and said that there was a man in the lobby insisting on seeing me. She whispered that it was that man that always came in “barking” with a smile on my face I said “Oh, that has to be Mr. Walter!”
When I went into the lobby to greet him, he handed me a sack and said “look inside my dear” which I did and I pulled a pepper grinder out and he exclaimed “don’t ever let me hear you tell a cusotmer again that you do not have a pepper grinder! No restaurant the caliber or yours should ever be without one!”
From that day forward we always had Eugene’s pepper grinder on hand for anyone but especially for him. (The lesson I got that day, along with the pepper grinder, was about all the various peppers and which ones I should put into our grinder). I just got the cookbook and so far have truly enjoyed what I have read and most of all enjoyed reminiscing about Eugene.
I’m with you Mr. Goodman if I could sit at his table with a glass of wine and listen to one more story…
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Sandra Rogers, the founder of BrokeButNotForLong, Inc., and share a bit of our history and outlook for the future. Honestly we’ve been so busy with caterings, it was kind of nice just to be able to sit down for a while!
I hope you will take a few minutes and enjoy Sandra’s blog.
And thank you to Sandra for taking the time to meet with me. It was truly a pleasure.
The Roussos name is well known throughout Mobile and along the Gulf Coast region. With their restaurant locations and catering service, the family has welcomed thousands of locals and visitors with great food and friendly service.
Now that legacy of Greek flair and Southern hospitality continues with Georgia Roussos Catering. Started recently by family matriarch Zenia Roussos, the company is managed by daughter Georgia Roussos.
“We’ve already handled several major catering events,” said Georgia Roussos. “We catered the Go Daddy.com Bowl and the Senior Bowl, as well as a large industrial lunch and some receptions.”
Georgia added, “We’ve worked with many of these companies and individuals over the years and we are honored to have their business now with our new company.”
Many people were familiar with the family’s restaurant and followed them to locations on the causeway, in downtown Mobile, in Spanish Fort and finally in Daphne. The final restaurant location closed in August of 2009.
“My goal and my mother’s goal is to ensure that the reputation she and my father built over the last 54 years in the food service industry throughout the Gulf Coast continues,” Georgia said.
It’s a goal that Georgia Roussos and her catering team take seriously. They will travel up to 500 miles and serve events with 10 to 10,000 people. Event types include weddings, receptions, company banquets, holiday parties, corporate lunches and yes, even bowl games.
Learn more at www.Facebook.com/GeorgiaRoussosCatering