Jodi Moore and Kelly Burns have always dreamed of owning their own catering business. Growing up in the small town of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, southern cooking was a way of life for the two girls. Their mother Tomma, a caterer herself, shared the joy of cooking with her daughters at a very early age. Using the lessons they learned in the kitchen from her, the two sisters have now turned their dream into what is today Sweetwater Cuisine.
The name Sweetwater Cuisine originated from an old school located in the community where the girls were raised. Their great-great-great-great grandfather donated the land for the original Sweetwater School which was built in the late 1800s. The name Sweetwater was chosen because the school was located near a creek that was fed by many natural springs that actually did make the water sweet. The school quickly became the gathering place of the community. Socials and meetings were held there which, of course, meant great food!
Jodi and Kelly have incorporated this great love of food into Sweetwater’s various menus which include many family recipes that have been passed down for generations—such as their homemade rolls, meatballs, and gumbo. They hope you enjoy looking through some of their sample menus where you, too, can experience the taste of Sweetwater yourself.