A foundation of food + family—what working at Ashley Mac’s is like

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Erick Cox photographed outside of the Ashley Mac’s Cahaba Heights location. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

What started as a catering business in Ashley McMakin’s Homewood apartment more than a decade ago is now a beloved Birmingham business. With five Birmingham locations and 71 employees, Ashley Mac’s is still growing and it’s no surprise why.

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Ashley Mac’s strawberry cake has your name on it. Win one + steak dinner for 2

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Ashley McMakin with her family icing a strawberry cake for Birmingham Home and Garden Magazine. Photo courtesy of Ashley Mac’s

Ditch the store-bought sweets this Valentine’s Day and opt for a local Birmingham treat instead. Here are a few of our favorites from Ashley Mac’s, plus more info on how you could win a Valentine’s steak dinner and strawberry cake for two!

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3 new eateries are coming soon to The Pizitz Food Hall and we can’t wait!

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A colorful plate from Ashley Mac’s = the perfect dinner. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Three new eateries are coming to The Pizitz, and we can’t wait! With fourteen food stalls and options like Pho Pho Vietnamese, Eli’s Jerusalem Grill and The Standard, it’s hard to choose what to chow down on at The Pizitz Food Hall. Soon, it’ll become even more difficult thanks to these additions: Winner Winner, Unos Tacos and Ashley Mac’s.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Pizitz Food Hall’s newest restaurants. 

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Be the holiday party hero and get your gathering catered by Ashley Mac’s. Win $100 credit!

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Ashley Mac’s holiday catering spread will make you the office favorite—guaranteed. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The holidays are officially upon us, Birmingham. Christmas trees are being decorated, twinkle lights are being strung and holiday parties are being planned.

If you’re still deciding on what eats to have at your festive gathering, go local with Ashley Mac’s! Here’s why we are drooling over their catering set-up, plus how to win $100 Ashley Mac’s credit and free catering delivery!

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3 items from Ashley Mac’s Holiday Menu we’re loving including a mouth-watering Boar’s Head Ham—Win one here!

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Don’t go to Thanksgiving dinner empty handed. Let Ashley Mac’s help make your holidays hassle free. Pick up delicious eats ahead of time, and leave the last-minute cooking for the turkeys.

See our top 3 dishes from Ashley Mac’s Holiday Menu to include in your Thanksgiving spread. Also, enter to win a Boar’s Head ham + a dozen sour cream biscuits! YUM.

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Plan your turn-key party with Birmingham caterers, including the new Hastings Catering

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The Hastings Catering team. Photo via Hastings Catering.

Hey party people! Fall will be in Birmingham before you know it. Not soon enough, I might add. That means football parties, holiday parties and family get-togethers. Why not hire one of Birmingham’s wonderful caterers so you can sit back and enjoy the party? We’ve put together a handy-dandy guide to some of Birmingham’s top catering services including the recently announced Hastings Catering.

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Ashley McMakin gives 3 tips on making the back-to-school transition a breeze. Plus, how to win dinner for 4 from Ashley Mac’s in Birmingham!

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Meet the McMakins: From L-R: Jackson, Mally, Ashley, Andy and Ryder. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The start of a new school year is right around the corner—and if you’re a parent, that probably means thoughts of school nights, binders and packed lunches are increasingly taking up more of your brain space. So, start out the school year on the right foot with a little help from Ashley Mac herself.

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