When I first decided to open a catering company on the beautiful island of St.
John in the US Virgin Islands, I thought it would be wise to talk to both visitors
and residents alike to find out what they would like to see come to the island that
would be new and refreshing. While everyone agreed that it's wonderful to have events
catered in traditional style, soup to nuts, as it were, they also expressed that theirs
needs were somewhat larger in scope than a traditional-style catering company could ever
cover. Visitors definitely want to spend most of their time enjoying the islands and not
in meal planning, shopping and cooking. Full and part-time residents all thought it would
be great if they could just call me up and have entire meals dropped off that are ready
to either heat or plate and serve. And then there's that special event where you want us to
come in and do everything. So that's just what I did. I created a company with provisioning,
gourmet take-out and traditional catering to please visitors and residents alike,
with a style containing influences of both Asia and the Caribbean with a little of the
Mediterranean thrown in.
Julie Van Pelt
East West Catering