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Gotta Have It Catering

Atlanta, Georgia, Fulton

(15)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Gotta Have It Catering logo
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Gotta Have It Catering

Atlanta, Georgia, Fulton

(15)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

-Full service catering
-DJ services
-Wedding coordination and planning
-Day of coordination
-Equipment rental
-Food truck

Reviews (15)

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Sarah Waldrep

30 June 2019

GHI did a FANTASTIC job for my wedding last week! I honestly can't say enough good things about how kind and professional they all were, plus the food was amazing! After our tasting with Vince back in January, we knew we were making the right choice, but it wasn't until the day of that I realized just how necessary they were to making the day perfect. Jo coordinated a beautiful event and went above and beyond - she helped coach us how to cut the cake, fixed the bustle on my dress and even loaned me her hair tie. It's little things like that that make the world of difference on your big day. Again, I can't say enough good things! They are amazing!! More...

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Colin Ritsick

25 May 2019

When we first went for a tasting, we knew this was a company we wanted to work with. From the beginning, Vince, Angie, and Jo were an absolute pleasure to work with. They handled the linens, set and strike, helping with coordinating, and making sure my husband and I ate, and always had a drink/ water in hand. Jo was a God sent to us and was so calm and organized even through the last month of my frantic back and forth emails. The room looked incredible and I was just smiling all night seeing how everything went off without a hitch, and that was because of Gotta Have It. Oh, and the food was INCREDIBLE!! I will recommend them again and again to all my friends and family! More...

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Misun Pak

19 May 2019

Thank you Vince, Courtney and the GHIC team for helping to make our wedding absolutely perfect! From the very first email exchange, to the tasting, to the coordination meetings with Courtney, all were delivered with top notch customer service. My husband and I HIGHLY recommend working with this team. Fact: the buzz around the reception was that the food was some of the best wedding food..ever! More...

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Julie Roseman

26 April 2019

We hired GHI Catering for our son’s Bar Mitzvah in January. Vince was incredible to work with - so creative, patient and nice!!! Vince, Travis and their team were wonderful and the food was delicious. Their bartenders were top notch!! We had a speciality margarita on the rocks - sooo good! The kids had a speciality lemonade that was delicious. We also had a ton of those Jarritos sodas and Mexican cokes - huge hit! We had a Super Bowl theme and they came up with more interesting choices than any other caterer I met with - we were very impressed! Vince helped me make good decisions and guided me away from bad ideas (chocolate fountain)!! We had to do kosher-like (not kosher, but couldn’t mix meat and cheese in same dish) and they had really creative solutions. We also had gluten allergies and our son had to avoid dairy. There was food for everyone! We had a choice of bbq or lemon pepper chicken wings, brisket sliders, taco bar with tons of toppings (choice of fajita chicken and roasted veggies), roasted veggie flatbreads, beans and rice, Smoked Short Rib Chili over Horseradish Whipped Potatoes, Winter Greens with Roasted Root Vegetable Julienne, Pepitas, & Cornbread Croutons with a pesto Ranch dressing or a Blood Orange & Chive Vinaigrette, Sharp Cheddar & Boursin Mac-n-Cheese, a fun chips bar for the kids with pretzels, hot takis, potato chips, cheese balls, etc. We really enjoyed our appetizers - two of them were tomato bisque with a grilled cheese sandwich dipper and Lamb & Vidalia Meatballs with Pomegranate Soy Glaze!!! We had different appetizers for kids and adults. The choices were bountiful! The kids had a fun popcorn bar with toppings and an ice cream sandwich bar for dessert. Plus we had passed desserts like banana pudding with a caramel peanut butter sauce, delicious gf brownies and a milk chocolate mousse crunch that I would like to eat right now. I highly recommend GHI Catering. More...

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C Jack

27 March 2019

Had a tasting for a wedding and the presentation and food was on point. Vince was great!

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Mike Gee

25 February 2019

My wife Emily and I had a great experience working with the GHI crew. We solicited their catering, DJ, and day of coordination. All parties were great to work with and had great communication. The food tasting was a fun and relaxed environment and we were able to meet both Vince and Travis there as well. I would recommend if you are looking for a great catering option for your wedding. More...

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25 February 2019

Gotta Have It was so great to work with! Angie was my first point of contact and she is amazing! She answered all my questions and was super sweet! When we went in for the tasting we met the whole team (which we did not expect) from chef, to owner, DJ, & coordinator where again, all of our questions were answered and we felt so much more prepared in our planning. The full service package is where its at! The day of our wedding was great! Food was delicious, service was efficient and professional, we are so thrilled we went with GHI! More...

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Mallory Donaldson

26 January 2019

I have hosted several events with Gotta Have it Catering and they are quite simply THE BEST! The food is amazing and the staff is super fun, creative, and professional!

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Melissa Hull

28 September 2018

We used GHI catering for our lunchtime wedding in July. We did a lot of research prior, as we were working with a pretty tight budget, and it was important to us to have a delicious vegan menu. We were deciding between using the food truck and the buffet service, and ended up going with the buffet. Courtney and Vince worked with us and created a varied menu with a variety of delicious and creative options. Our guests are still talking about how amazing the food was. The service was exceptional as well. Courtney was easily reachable in the time leading up to the wedding and everything came together perfectly. The chef and staff arrived early and set up went smoothly. We highly recommend them, particularly if you are in need of vegan or gluten-free options. More...

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Jackie Reeves

26 May 2018

Gotta Have It Catering did a fantastic job for our holiday staff luncheon. The brisket and salmon were AMAZING ! And oh those shooters were so delicious. They were just the right size so that everybody could have two and not feel any guilt. The set up and presentation were picture perfect. I highly recommend Gotta Have It Catering ! More...

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Hanna Andersson

23 May 2018

Enjoyed this at CMA today. Food was really good!!

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Sawnee Mountain Motors Michael Stout

20 December 2017

Vince was great to work with setting up the menu for our event and the food was wonderful. They came early, had everything ready to go and the Chef he sent even had no problem staying late so we could invite the fireman from the fire house up the street to come down and finish off the rest of the GREAT food. Everyone raved about the food although I don’t think very much work got done after lunch, people were full. I highly recommend Gotta Have it catering. Thanks to Vince and his team we had a wonderful event. Do not hesitate to hire this Company. More...

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Eva Sotus

7 January 2017

GHI had such yummy food at our Pine Lake October Fest that our musical headliner act chose them for their dinner and had seconds! I served it to all our sound peeps after trying the veggie selections myself too. We'll use them again certainly. More...

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M Blanton

17 December 2016

Great staff. Great food. Super professional. Used them for catering at my work function and everyone raved! Highly recommend!

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Wolfy

16 December 2016

These guys are the absolute best! They love what they do and you can taste it in every bite.

Don't forget to find their food truck and try the porky Mac!!!

Q&A

We do not have a signature dish we actually create custom menus for our clients to fit their needs.

Our "Signature" is helping the client discover what they want for their event and making it happen for them.

We spend more time "on the front end" with our clients making sure that we craft our menu to fit their wants and needs.

Founding partner Vincent Marra has spent a lifetime in the hospitality industry. Reared in his family’s restaurants, it was no surprise when he enrolled in the prestigious culinary arts program at Johnson & Wales University. After a brief sojourn to academic life to earn additional degrees in English, Philosophy, and Education Vince returned to his culinary roots.

For more than 20 years he held prestigious positions in world-class hospitality organizations. Certified as an Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation at age 27, Vince has split time between 5 diamond resorts, national chain restaurants, and hospitality consulting.



Vice President of Sales Travis Schamerhorn is a man of many talents. Navy Intelligence Specialist, Insurance Salesman, Computer Hardware Technician, Hospitality Educator, and Post-Impressionistic Artist are all career paths traveled by Travis.

Energized by his lifelong passion for hospitality and a personal promise to re-invent himself before turning 40, Travis fled the security of his corporate marketing career for the rigors of culinary school and the challenges of restaurant ownership..

Vince met Travis while working on a consulting project at a major hotel, Vince knew that he had found the ingredients for a promising partnership.

We like to let our customers do the talking. Here are some reviews:

My experience with Gotta Have It was exceptional from beginning to end. Chef Marra gave me exactly what I asked for, which was Panamanian cuisine. The food was great and my guests were impressed. The staff provided for service were professional and on point. Chef Marra worked with me on every level during this process. I would definitely work with this catering company again and I also recommend them to anyone. Zaida C.

Gotta Have It Catered my son's wedding reception. Food was delicious!! Presentation beautiful. Staff very helpful and professional. Highly recommended. Jane C.

We used Gotta Have It Catering for a house party with about 150 people. The food was amazing. Every single guest talked about how delicious it was. In addition, the service was impeccable. They arrived early, set everything up, looked over the food and refilled throughout the night, and then cleaned up. I will use them every time I need a caterer in the future! Lia S.

I would recommend Gotta Have It Catering to all my friends and family who have any catering needs. Vincent and his team are wonderful to work with!! His team arrived ahead of scheduled time (which I love) and started setting everything up. Everything on the menu was delicious!
Our guests complimented how wonderful everything was. I would not have been able to pull this event off successfully without Vincent and his teams help!! Stephanie W.

DJ REVIEWS

Travis was awesome! I am quite sure we will be using you for future events. Much better than other DJ’s. Didn’t just play music – ensured our guests were involved. Danced along with the guests, taught dance steps, and kept the party fun and entertaining throughout. DJ was dressed professionally. System was organized neatly. Very enthusiastic! High energy. Great song selection – perfect for our event. Couldn’t be happier! Holiday Corporate Party-Gary

Our DJ was fantastic! He kept the party going! Travis was phenomenal! My husband’s taste in music is more Rat Pack era….and Travis noticed that most people were not dancing and it was slow going. He took some suggestions from out in the crowd, and before I knew what was going on, everyone was out on the floor! If the reception could have gone on longer, we would have kept him all night!!-Kelly