From the ground to the table, Lillie’s Hospitality is serving food, fellowship in the age ole traditions of Southern hospitality to children and adults in Chattanooga.
The company, started by Chef Barney R. May, currently cultivates gardens, caters events and offers monthly culinary, health and nutrition classes to children and adults.
“We’ve lost the art of conversation and social interaction,” said Mr.
May, founder and president of Lillie’s Hospitality Inc. “When I was young, we ate together at the table, communicated and discussed daily affairs, we had barbeques and played music that made us feel good. If we were poor, we didn’t know it.”
Mr. May and the board of directors pull from their childhood experiences by incorporating family-style dining into their programs, creating spice blends with health benefits and cooking Southern meals in healthier ways.
The company’s classes, Lillie’s Table, offer once monthly lessons including gardening, canning, bread making and much, much, more. This year’s participants have already catered a fundraiser, birthday parties and soon a family reunion. Now they are preparing to wrap up their year by taking orders for Holiday meals. Pre orders must be in no later than Dec. 15, 2018. They are also hosting a Legacy celebration honoring the past and present accomplishments of residents of Chattanooga. This year’s celebration will be held on Dec. 26, 2018 at the Bethlehem Center, 200 W 38th Street. The event is free but anyone wanting to attend must RSVP by Dec. 21, 2018. This celebration will feature foods prepared by graduating students, local performers and more.
Products from Lillie’s Hospitality will soon be available for purchase at their forthcoming website and at local retailers. The company is planning to purchase a large farm and will be working toward producing all items on-site from start to finish.
Lillie’s Hospitality is a for profit business that is focused on building a legacy of nutrition and socialization, community, health and more through food products and education for children and adults. The company caters events and produces spice blends, all-purpose breading, canned goods and a food education program called “At Lillie’s Table”. Lillie’s Hospitality operates in Tennessee and Georgia. To learn more about Lillie’s Hospitality or their upcoming events call (404) 566-7550 or (423) 704-2121.