Making a Difference One Dish at a Time
We couldn’t think of a better Williamson County resident to highlight for this month’s Eat, Drink & Be Merry edition than catering expert and Franklin native, Suzette Lane! Suzette is one of the most well-known and respected caterers in middle Tennessee. She has her very own catering company, Suzette’s Catering and Events, that handles all-size events from intimate, private parties to full-scale plated meals and buffets for 2,000 people.
At the start of the 2020 pandemic, Suzette stepped up to the plate and delivered meals to people across Williamson County. First, Suzette would cook what she had in the freezer, along with ordering produce. Then, each week, it would be a new meal to feed to the community. She did this for an astonishing seven weeks straight! Here are a few interesting things to know about Suzette.
How long have you lived in Williamson County?
SL: Fifty-two years. It is home and the best place in the world!
What do you like to do in your spare time
(hobbies, traditions, etc.)?
SL: Read, garden and travel
Where is your favorite place to go in WC and why?
SL: Harlinsdale Farm. It is so beautiful and reminds me of the old Franklin.
How did you get your start in the catering and events industry? What sparked your interest?
SL: In high school, I baked cakes for people. Both my grandmothers taught me to cook, and it stayed a passion.
What keeps you motivated and inspired?
SL: The ever-changing food trends and helping people celebrate special occasions.
What’s your favorite go-to meal?
SL: Pasta of any kind!
Anything else you would like the readers of YOUR Williamson to know?
SL: I love this county and its people. There are so many wonderful charities that inspire me to be a more giving person. It makes me continue to strive for excellence and integrity in running my company and walking through life. I feel truly blessed and humble daily!
The I Am Williamson County column features individuals in Williamson County who are known and unknown, as staples of our community; doing good, being seen and exuding Williamson County! If you know of someone who we should ask our questions to let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org.