You’ve heard of Tre Luna Restaurant in Hoover, and if you’re lucky, you’ve eaten there. The restaurant offers a variety of Italian-inspired dishes like homemade pastas and pizzas, plus an exciting list of wines, beers and specialty cocktails. But did you know they also offer catering services that will make throwing a party a snap?
Here’s a behind the scenes peek at the menu and services of Tre Luna Catering, and how the owners have worked to make the business a growing local success in Birmingham.
Meet the Mooneys
If you’re like me, learning about the owners of a local Birmingham business is always fascinating. What drives them, where their ideas come from—it’s all so interesting.
So I’m excited to introduce you to the owners of Tre Luna Catering, Brian and Erin Mooney. This sweet duo have a rather extensive background in the food service industry.
Brian discovered his passion for cooking when he was just 14 years old. It was during his first real job working at Massimo’s Italian Restaurant in Boca Raton, Florida. Like most with a passion for culinary arts, his favorite place became the kitchen.
After graduating from the Florida Culinary Institute, Brian met Erin who also had a background in restaurant service and event planning.
The two married, moved to Erin’s hometown of Birmingham and bam! The dream team was born.
Brian continued to make a name for himself in the Birmingham food scene, further refining his skills and style by working under Frank Stitt, award-winning Chef of Bottega Restaurant. Brian was also Executive Chef at The Summit Club, Greystone Country Club and The University Club.
In 2014, the Mooneys were given the opportunity to take over an existing catering business whose owners were retiring after 30 years in service. They grabbed hold of the opportunity.
They changed the name of the business to Tre Luna Catering on February 1, 2014, and since then, they’ve become one of Birmingham’s most reputable catering companies.
What’s in a name?
Tre Luna. The name rolls off the tongue in such magical fluidity, doesn’t it?
But how did they land on the name? According to Erin, it was inspired by her and Brian’s three children—their “three moons.”
Top-Notch Catering and Exceptional Food
It didn’t take long for Tre Luna Catering to make big strides in Birmingham. Those in town raved about them for many reasons, including:
- Top-notch catering
- Exceptional food made with fresh ingredients
- Incomparable service
- Creative menus for any event
Now, nearly six years in business, Tre Luna Catering is a thriving one-stop shop for all your event needs.
From private events and cocktail parties to large venue events and weddings, Tre Luna Catering specializes in customizing each event to meet the customer’s exact needs.
Whether you opt for buffet style, seated plated dinner or cocktail party with beautiful hors d’oeuvres, you’ll be wowed by their chef-driven menus.
Two things you are guaranteed: the freshest seasonal ingredients and fine cuisine.
According to Erin, their top crowd pleasers are the spinach artichoke dip, braised beef short ribs and chicken Francese. You had me at spinach artichoke dip. Oh so heavenly!
A Lasting Impression in Birmingham
What do Brian and Erin want Tre Luna Catering to be known for in the greater Birmingham area? One thing is incomparable service.
“We believe in having a servant’s heart,” said Erin. “We have built our catering company on listening to our customers and continue to grow through their feedback.”
The other is creating the freshest food possible. According to Erin,
“Brian has an amazing ability of making food delicious and simple. He does not believe in overcomplicating food.”
Plan Your Epic Event with Tre Luna Catering
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