Creative Catering


(912) 341-3663/1-866-864-1044

In 1992, John Menzies decided to use the large kitchen of his home to launch a new endeavor – his catering company. John envisioned himself preparing upscale food for the premiere events held in Savannah each year. Creative Catering, in John’s eyes, would be the name people would immediately think of when an event called for outside catering service. In the ten years since starting the business, John has succeeded in doing exactly what he set out to do. Creative Catering is a reputable, top-notch operation used for many of the upscale events held in Savannah.

John’s reputation in the marketplace as well as the industry has fueled the tremendous growth of his business. Still operating from the kitchen at his house – although is was industrial size – led to problems with the zoning codes and designations. You see, John’s home was located in an area that was not zoned for commercial businesses, nor would it ever be. So, John was given the choice: move the business operation or shut it down. Either way, it could not operate from his home any longer.

John contacted a friend regarding his predicament and was immediately referred to SBAC for an SBA 504 loan to build his new commercial facility. SBAC worked in conjunction with First Chatham Bank to obtain the 504 loan for this venture. SBA approved the request and construction began immediately. The new facility was completed at the beginning of 2003 with Creative Catering moving into it that January – with several parties to cater the weekend they moved in! John also utilized the SBAC Direct Loan program to get needed working capital for the business once it was moved into the new facility.

Creative Catering now boasts an industrial size kitchen preparation facility that makes John better able to serve his ever growing clientele. Efficiency and effectiveness have improved dramatically with the new facility, making Creative Catering the premier caterer in town.

If you have an event that needs to be catered, call John – he’d love to help you out. Just do so early, as he is so popular and in demand, he needs a little bit of advance notice to “get you on the books!”