Welcome to our first vendor shout-out: Amanda Wood from Jonathan Byrd’s Catering!
1. What does your company do and what makes it different than others like it?
Catering by Jonathan Byrd’s provides food service to a variety of groups in Indiana. While we love our wedding receptions and corporate events, we also serve as the Official Caterer to the Indianapolis Colts, we provide daily meals to the troops at Camp Atterbury, Indy Fuel Hockey Team, and very soon to all the teams at Grand Park in Westfield! Hospitality is the key to our success for the past 28 years and our friendly staff sets us apart.
2. What lead you to your current career and how long have you been in the field?
I came to Jonathan Byrd’s three years ago, after having spent the previous 17 as a private event planner, primarily in weddings and design.
3. What is your most memorable event at the FORUM Conference & Event Center?
Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend a friend’s wedding as a guest, so I was able to observe from that point of view how convenient the various areas of FORUM are for weddings and receptions. The FORUM Team will do all they can to not only assist the client, but the guests and vendors in all aspects of the event process. I had a great time!!
4. What is one thing people do not know about you or your company?
We have recently rebranded as Jonathan Byrd Hospitality Group and we are breaking ground next year for a new hotel near Grand Park. We have been in the hotel business in Arizona and Utah for many years.
5. What are the current trends you are seeing?
Weddings are going BIG again! More guests, more fun, more interesting ways to get people moving. Interactive stations, dessert buffets, or gourmet coffee stations. Color! Imaginative color combinations in the linens, flowers and attire create fresh, trendy looks! Carrying that thought into the food display is the NEXT BIG THING!
6. Anything else you would like our readers to know about you or your company?
While we’re known for comfort food, our recent expansion offers all type of catering options-appetizers, formal plated dinners, stations and mini desserts are all part of our repertoire!
Thanks for joining us, and stay tuned for future Vendor Shout-Outs!
Until Next Time,