Rural Business Offers Event Venue for All Occasions

Rural Business Offers Event Venue for All Occasions

 

Epic Event Centre and Chef Christopher’s Catering

392 West Main Street

Gallatin, TN 37066

 

20 employees

 

Situation

  • In 2002, Christopher and Brenda Newton started Chef Christopher’s Catering. The business grew to 20 employees and became the top catering company in Sumner County, Tennessee. Chef Christopher’s Catering is a family business with the Newtons and their three sons working together.
  • In 2011, the Newtons wanted to expand beyond Chef Christopher’s Catering.

     

Solution: How the SBA helped

  • The Newtons sought counseling and training through thee Tennessee Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Volunteer State Community College.
  • With the assistance of the SDBC, the Newton developed a business plan and obtained conventional financing to launch Epic Event Centre.

Successful Impact/Outcome

  • The two businesses have increased revenue from $300,000 in 2009 to over $1 million in 2017.  
  • Additional, the Newtons have increased from 3 employees in 2002 to 27 in 2017.
  • Epic Event Centre and Chef Christopher’s Catering has been voted Best Caterer and Wedding Venue in the Readers’ Choice Toast Award of Sumner County as well as multiple award through the Taste of Gallatin.  
Company Name: 
Epic Event Centre and Chef Christopher’s Catering
Location: 
Gallatin, TN