Local caterer may have the answer to your food prep needs

by Betty Wrenn Day - Posted on Aug 14, 2013 - 01:22 PM

Photo: Give Patsy Hemp a call and your specially ordered appetizers, soups, salads or complete dinner will be delivered on schedule. Photo by Betty Wrenn Day

Give Patsy Hemp a call and your specially ordered appetizers, soups, salads or complete dinner will be delivered on schedule. Photo by Betty Wrenn Day

Having a party? Did you invite dinner guests and the pantry is low on stock? Want a romantic meal for two or would you just like an evening off and have your dinner come to you? Patsy Hemp is the answer to all of these questions. Just give her enough notice and dinner will be there.

Asked how she arrived at her catering business following a career in social work, Patsy replied with a smile on her face, "Well, I still keep my hands on in a small way with my social work but I had plan ‘A’ for retirement: it was owning my own inn. I had always wanted this." Although Patsy had her master’s degree in social work, she went back to school and received an associate’s degree in hospitality and entrepreneurship. All this work was in preparation to begin her plan "A".

"But it so happened to be at the same time the real estate market took a big drop. It was then I decided to go to plan ‘B’ catering."

"I wanted to build up clientele so I started selling my food at the Mathews Farmers’ Market." She did so for three years under her new business name Patsy Jeanne’s LLC. Today you can give Patsy Jeanne’s a call for soups, salads, a complete dinner. Whatever your taste buds are asking for, it will be made and delivered.