We believe that human connection is our super-power!
TRD was born to bring people together to live, love and laugh.
The Red Door is a diverse team of skilled chefs and event designers. We are a customer-conscious team that takes great pleasure in presenting fresh, local ingredients, expertly prepared for the best dining experience.
We are earth-friendly, sustainable and environmentally conscious. We support local businesses—and seek out minority-owned business and youth development focused partners. We also support local farmers and producers to gather the best organic, seasonal ingredients.
FOUNDER & CEO
I am part of a big West Indian family that spans three continents. I’ve been in the kitchen for as long as I can remember, seated on a stool beside my mother. Food and its preparation and presentation was almost a sacred trust in my family, each family member had their specialties and recipe secrets. College took me to another culinary hub, New Orleans, Louisiana where my Caribbean roots joined forces with the French, Pan-Asian and Low Country influences of that region. I founded The Red Door catering company in another culturally diverse culinary hub, Oakland, California. These foundational influences mean that diversity, a vast spice selection and authentic, global, comfort food are in our DNA.
Cooking and community are also in my blood. They are the bedrock of The Red Door Catering. What we’ve built is not just a catering business—it’s a community of fun-loving, discerning foodies who have faithfully supported my company as they dined on our food. We take great pride in that and are humbled by the support. Our clients have grown with us, and we with them, making memories and expanding our creative, culinary community.
OUR MISSION, GOALS, VALUES
Our Purpose: In a world where interpersonal connection is becoming more and more electronic, TRD provides delicious food and beautiful dining experiences so that our clients can savor each moment and maximize their most precious resource: their time together. This, in turn, creates joyful memories that will last a lifetime.
Our Core Values: Teamwork. Humility. Happiness. Self-Improvement, Positive Attitude.
Our Heart: TRD has an annual grant budget of $10,000 to help nonprofit clients defray some of their catering costs. Our focus is sometimes, but not exclusively, on organizations that work with hard-to-reach youth and women of color in business.
Our clients tend to be fun-loving, discerning foodies, building community through food and fellowship. From a sophisticated yet unpretentious cultural mélange, we delight in offering up real, good food, from explosive flavor combinations and imaginative menus to the best comfort food this side of your grandmother’s dining room table.
We’re a local business that supports local business. We work with local farmers and producers to gather the best organic, seasonal ingredients that make our food simply taste good. Our passions include composing new fusions to excite the palette as well as putting a fresh twist on the old favorites to satisfy the soul.