Humble business Hometown Chef Catering Co. provides food service for events

Fried mac and cheese balls are served as an appetizer.

Fried mac and cheese balls are served as an appetizer.

Image description
hometown-chef-catering
Image description
Hometown Chef Catering
Image description
Hometown Chef Catering
Image description
Hometown Chef Catering
The Hometown Chef Catering Co. opened in September 2012, but things really started taking off for owners Tiffany and Julio Avila when their business became the exclusive catering service for Atascocita’s event center The Overlook in
January 2013.

Julio, who graduated from the Culinary Institute of New York in 1997, had years of experience working in resorts and hotels in Puerto Rico, Arizona and Houston, but Tiffany was new to the industry.

“[It was] very overwhelming because it was a lot of trial and error and learning as you go along, because with these types of events, you don’t get any do-overs,” she said. “We learned from our mistakes quickly.”

The business catered its first wedding at The Overlook in May 2013, and it has catered hundreds of weddings there since then.

Tiffany said the business’s average wedding event has approximately 150 guests. She said Hometown Chef also caters at venues and homes as far south as Galveston, as far west as Brookshire and as far north as Cleveland, Texas.

“The celebration of love is what a wedding and union is about, so it doesn’t matter who it is,” she said.

In June 2016, Tiffany and Julio moved their kitchen and offices to a 5,000-square-foot facility on Dennis Avenue in Humble. While Hurricane Harvey left no physical damage to the property, Tiffany said the weather event did have an effect on business.

“Our damages came in the fact that people canceled all their events,” she said. “We still have staff who need jobs, and, in fact, we’ve gone on to hire some staff from other restaurants that were completely obliterated by the storm.”

Tiffany said the business has plans to grow and expand, which includes putting a focus on corporate events that tend to be less cyclical than the wedding business.

“We want to reach out to corporate executives where that is part of their responsibility,” she said. “We want to make them look good and make their job easy by catering hot delicious food.”

The Hometown Chef Catering Co.
307 Dennis  Ave., Humble
832-304-1433
www.thehometownchef.com
Hours: By appointment only
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

Houston runoff election results Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
Houston Runoff Election Results: Incumbent Mayor Turner secures decisive victory over Tony Buzbee

Houston Mayor Turner earns a sizaeble re-election lead against opponent Tony Buzbee in a runoff that mostly saw incumbents handily win new terms.

Houston 2026 World Cup Bid Committee
Houston vying to become host city for 2026 FIFA World Cup

Houston is among 17 U.S. cities in the race to host the World Cup and is competing against other major cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas, for the nod.

Lake Conroe residents wore "Stop the Drop" shirts at the Dec. 19 SJRA meeting. (Eva Vigh, Community Impact Newspaper)
Lake Conroe residents demand end to lake lowering

Donning red T-shirts that read “Stop the Drop,” Lake Conroe residents gathered in full force at a Dec. 12 San Jacinto River Authority board meeting.

Quest Early College High School will move from within Humble High School to the nearby career and technical education center, or CATE Center, in August 2020. (Courtesy Google Maps)
Quest Early College High School students look forward to new, permanent space

Humble ISD is moving forward with its project to relocate Quest Early College High School from its current space within Humble High School to the district's career and technical education building.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner addresses the Texas General Land Office at a Dec. 11 public hearing. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston area leaders call for more federal flood dollars at public meeting

Officials expressed concerns about proposed limitations for how federal funds will be allocated throughout the state.

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District accepted the resignation of its board president Dec. 10. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District board president resigns; hydrologist contract terminated

The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District meeting Dec. 10 brought two immediate changes.

Action Coach also offers free business workshops monthly. (Courtesy Action Coach Lake Houston)
Action Coach Lake Houston offers coaching to local businesses in the region

Action Coach also holds free business workshops monthly.

The Cove on Hamblen offers craft beer and wine to the Kingwood area. (Courtesy The Cove on Hamblen)
The Cove on Hamblen offers craft beer, wine to Kingwood area

The lounge offers 31 taps, various wines and growlers to go.

Dolce & Cannoli Pizzeria will open in late January in the Deerbrook Mall. (Courtesy Dolce & Cannoli Pizzeria)
Dolce & Cannoli Pizzeria to open second Houston-area eatery in Deerbrook Mall

This is the second location for the Houston-area eatery, as the first is in Memorial City Mall.

Eight roadways in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas ranked in the top 1,000 of 1,800 roadways included in the Texas Transportation Institute's 2019 Most Congested Roadways in Texas report. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Northpark, Kingwood drives ranked among most congested roadways in Lake Houston area

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute's 2019 Most Congested Roadways in Texas report ranks more than 1,800 roadways across the state in terms of traffic delays, and money and gas wasted in traffic

Back to top