A story of passion, dining and entertainment
Catering’s Best is owned and operated by George Ashford, who has over 40 years experience in the food service industry. In addition to catering special events, Mr. Ashford’s areas of expertise include: private clubs, full-service restaurants, and school lunch programs. Through repeat business and referrals from satisfied customers, he has earned a reputation for consistently exceeding customers’ expectations for outstanding food quality, presentation and service. Food safety and quality are the first concerns at Catering’s Best.
Our staff includes a microbiologist who is certified in Hazard Analysis and Critical Point (HACCP) standards. All employees are certified in food management and safety in accordance with USDA requirements for school district HACCP Plan implementation. As a result, Catering’s Best nor any of Mr. Ashford’s affiliated companies have ever received a complaint regarding food handling. The management team for Catering’s Best achieves a uniquely synergistic blend of experience and creativity. Each team member is a licensed and/or certified professional whose individual contribution will enable the team to deliver as promised, with no exceptions.
Owner and Chef
The Chicago native has over 40 years’ experience in the food service industry. His career began in the Windy City as a maître d’ of The Standard Club and moved on to serve in several high end restaurants. He prides himself on having catered for A-list Clients including Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan in Chicago, to the Backstreet Boys since moving to Florida over 20 years ago.
In addition to catering special events, Mr. Ashford’s expertise includes:
- private clubs
- full-service restaurants
- school lunch programs
Through repeat business and referrals, he has earned a reputation for consistently exceeding customers’ expectations for outstanding quality, presentation and service.
Dining and entertainment
During the recent pandemic, George and his wife, former radio personality Monica May, decided to use their brick and mortar facility for dining and entertainment. Thus began CB Bistro, a weekend venue that hosts artists and performers. Since opening a year ago, they’ve hosted special events and more with artists like:
- Joy Hayes
- N’dygo Jonez
- Jabari Clay
- Darrell Moody
The entire business is family owned and operated.
Welcome to CB Bistro, Orlando Catering and Live Music Home. To keep our experience intimate and at a safe distance, CB Bistro requires reservations. You may call or text 321-229-5786 to book a table. Please note there is a $10 entertainment cover charge.