Serving East Tennessee Since ’84

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Susan and Nathan Rothchild of Rothchild Catering in Knoxville, TN

Susan and Nathan Rothchild began their food service career as owners of the Northshore Minute Chef, a local Knoxville snack shop in the Northshore Tower. After a brief time, the couple expanded their services at the Tower to a 20-table restaurant. After opening the restaurant, their catering career grew naturally as patrons would request orders from the restaurant to serve their private parties. Over time, Rothchild Catering expanded its operation and found a permanent home at 8807 Kingston Pike in West Knoxville where the company operates today.

8807 Kingston Pike is home to Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, a 7-room venue with private rooms seating 50-700 guests. Rothchild Catering provides service to events in the conference center and throughout East Tennessee.

Our Service Promise

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Rothchild Catering is dedicated to providing an outstanding customer service experience. You will work directly with one of our event sales representatives who will assist you in creating a perfect menu for your event. On the day of your event, Rothchild Catering guarantees to deliver on time. You will have a staff lead who will direct catering for your event, making sure beverages are food are set up with beautiful presentation and maintained throughout the event. Whether your event requires casual drop-off service or a formal dining experience, our staff is trained to provide a premium quality of service.


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Rothchild Catering provided the dinner at our wedding in July, and they were wonderful to work with! Their staff was very responsive to emails and very helpful in accommodating dietary restrictions among our guests. The food was delicious, and the waitstaff was very professional! We would happily work with them again.

– Lillian P., married 07/24/2021

We had Rothchild cater both our rehearsal dinner and wedding dinner and “wow” is an understatement! The food was the best catering I’ve ever had. The portions were incredible and the service was great. We had so many guests tell us how good the food was and how they went back for seconds. We will be using Rothchild anytime we ever need anything catered. 

– Sidney G., married 10/9/2021

Excellent venue for corporate parties, wedding receptions along with sales conferences. They have excellent catering for just about anything!

– Violet Evens on Google Reviews

WOW! This is the place to hold events in Knoxville. From the moment we arrived the staff volunteered to assist. The facility is 5 star and extremely clean. The food was amazing. We had lasagna and it was perfect. Again Susan and her staff make Rothchild’s a must to do business with!

– Gene Townley on Google Reviews

Food and appetizers were good. Staff very friendly and caring. We planned our reunion dinner with them from out of town and they were very helpful and reasonable.

– Basiyr Rodney from Google Reviews

We had our reception in the library room and it was so perfect!! Our waiter Kerry was awesome and so helpful. The food was delicious and had all of our guests wanting more. Wonderful memories made. Thank you to those at Rothchild catering.

– Sarah Benak on Facebook

Always excellent food and amazing staff! This is why we continue to have the Angela Floyd Dance Company banquet at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center. Thank you for all you do to make our events super special.

– Angela Floyd on Google Reviews

I had my graduation party there on Cinco De Mayo. Of course, I had to have the theme for the day. It was decorated in bright colors and a black background for the selfie station with some color. The Mexican food was awesome, and my cake was beautiful and delicious with tropical flavors. My family is still talking about the experience. Excellent service! I will be back!

– Debbie Denise on Facebook

Everybody at the wedding said it was the best wedding food they ever had. They also did the cake and we had an ice cream sundae bar. Both were BIG hits. The grilled chicken, steak, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, and green beans were all awesome. My only request would be to offer sweet tea (since we are in the south, a lot of people requested it). The punch was great too!!! Amazing experience overall.

Jacob Muncey

If I could give Rothchild 10+ stars I would. I was having trouble finding a caterer I felt 100% comfortable with – until I spoke with Angela! She wasn’t pushy and “get to the point” like many others I spoke with. She listened to what I wanted and offered her recommendations based on that. When we came in for our tasting, I knew I had made the right choice! My now-husband and I felt like we were at lunch with a long-time friend. It was easygoing and a super fun experience. Most importantly – the FOOD! We were raving about the food for weeks after our tasting. We couldn’t choose between appetizers because they were all so good. Angela was always quick to respond to anything & everything I needed. She was also so flexible, that I never felt backed into a corner as far as my decision-making. Our wedding was last Friday and so many of our guests are still commenting on how great the food was! They say brides don’t eat on their wedding day, but when you have Rothchild catering…you definitely take the time to stuff your face. 😂


Rothchild Catering was incredible to work with for our rehearsal dinner and our wedding day! We worked closely with Angela during the planning process and she made everything so easy, and she put us at ease in terms of dietary restrictions – she let us know they could cater to any allergy! The hardest part was deciding between all the delicious options, she helped us customize the perfect dinner menus for both occasions. Everything turned out better than we could have imagined and everyone commented on how amazing the food tasted! The servers provided excellent service as well. We are so thankful we used Rothchild Catering for our wedding weekend!

Nicole Harris

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you cater to events outside of your venue?

Yes! Rothchild Catering is a full-service catering company that provides services to events throughout East Tennessee.  Head over to our contact form and tell us about your event. We would be happy to discuss menus and provide you with a quote.

How much notice do you need for a catering order?

We request that you provide us with as much notice as possible for catered events. During the holiday season, more notice may be required. Please keep in mind that particular days book quickly, and we may stop accepting orders. Even if you are still planning the details of your event, it is best to let us know about your catering needs as soon as possible.

Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

Yes. Rothchild Catering is happy to accommodate dietary needs. Please notify your event coordinator of dietary needs or food allergies at the time your final guest count is due. Final guest counts are noted on all catering contracts.

Can I customize my menu?

Absolutely. Rothchild Catering specializes in creating custom menus. We are happy to take the extra time to ensure your menu is designed perfectly to meet your needs and tastes.

Do you provide drop-off service?

Yes. Rothchild Catering is happy to deliver catering for your event. If you are unsure whether you need delivery or if you need a server to stay, our event coordinators are happy to discuss the options with you and help you make the best decision for your event.

Do you offer tastings?

Yes. Rothchild Catering is happy to offer a tasting prior to your event. Tasting costs vary depending on the number of guests attending the tasting and the food items that you would like to sample. An event coordinator would be happy to work with you to set up a tasting between Monday and Friday at a mutually convenient time.

When do you need a final guest count?

The lead time on a final guest count varies depending on the type of event. The most notice we would ask for is 10 days prior to your event. The due date for your guest count will be listed on your catering contract.

Do you offer bar services?

Yes. Rothchild Catering is licensed and bonded by the state of Tennessee to provide bar services. Due to state law, Rothchild Catering may only serve alcohol that has been purchased by Rothchild Catering through state-approved distributors. Rothchild Catering can operate a cash bar or a hosted bar. Your event coordinator can discuss the different bar options that are available for your event.

Does your venue offer free parking?

Rothchild Catering and Conference Center offers free parking for all events.

How much does it cost to rent your venue?

If you are ordering a full catered meal through Rothchild Catering, you are able to use a private banquet room at no cost for a generous amount of time. Depending on the event, timeframes range from 3-6 hours. Rothchild Catering and Conference Center also provides free round tables, chairs and select linens for your event.

Do you allow outside food at your venue?

No. Rothchild Catering and Conference Center does not allow outside food or beverages into the venue. If you bring outside items in, you will be asked to remove them from the premise immediately. This policy protects the health and safety of our guests.

Does your venue have wifi and audio visual equipment?

Yes. Rothchild Catering and Conference Center offers free guest wifi. We also have a variety of AV equipment available for rent, including projectors, microphones, podiums, screens, mixer boards and more.

How do I reserve your venue?

To formally reserve a room at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, we require a signed contract and a 35% deposit based on your invoice at the time of booking. If you make significant adjustments that raise the cost of your event, you may be asked to make an additional deposit at the time those changes are made.

Who is responsible for clean up at your venue?

Rothchild Catering and Conference Center staff fully clean up following each event. We request that you remove all items that you brought into the venue. We will handle the rest!