Growing up in Memphis with a house full of strong women, he realized from the tender of age of 10 that his passion and purpose was to share his creativity and love through food. Chef Rodney is able to express his true passion by preparing extraordinary dishes which leads to memorable experiences.
After graduating from the Culinard Culinary Arts in Birmingham, Alabama, Rodney’s professional career quickly took off. Inspired by Ambrosia (the Greek God of food and drink) combined with his mother’s maiden name “Ambrose,” he put it all together and in 2005 House of Ambrosia was born.
— Chef Rodney
Everyday Chef Rodney strives to enhance his craft by experimenting with new and innovative dishes that go beyond the idea of traditional southern “comfort food.” His clients come from every walk of life — CEOs, celebrities, professional athletes and more — and are treated to favorite dishes like blackened tenderloin with apricots, chicken pasta with collard greens, osso bucco and his signature strawberry-mint lemonade. He also creates the overall experience of the event with his unique displays and orignal place setting designs.
“It’s more than just cooking for me. I take into consideration the feeling and the overall experience that my clients are trying to convey. It truly comes from my soul. I love being able to talk with people and hear about their experiences so I can translate it through not only the food but also its presentation.”
Judging by his clients reactions, it’s easy to see just how successful he’s been able to combine the two.
— Sandra Pohill
Chef Rodney believes that food is truly universal and reaches people at their soul. It all started as ways for him to not only express his creativity but to show his love and appreciation for people – a universal way of saying “I love you”. His most cherished moment is when everyone is enjoying their time together and bringing his clients’ vision to life.
— Sandra Pohill
Chef Rodney and his team provide catering and event planning/coordination from start to finish for a myriad of events including:
And any other occasion to bring your family and friends together.
By choosing House of Ambrosia, you are guaranteed a dedicated, extremely passionate team who loves helping bring your vision to life. A team that will serve as an advocate for your needs and providing the absolute best quality foods and services.
The whole team treats every client as if they are doing it for themselves or their family and their creative influences will indeed “wow” you!
As with anyone using a service for the first time, my husband and I were a bit skeptical, especially for a major event, but from the moment we met Rodney, we KNEW he was the caterer for our wedding! His professionalism and sense in taste at our testing won us over. We felt comfortable and confident in his ideas and recommendations he presented as to which foods complimented others, without feeling overwhelmed. Rodney took it to the next level when he came out to visit our wedding site to be sure we were satisfied with his service. We were thinking: “Who does that?” Once at the site, took his time in explaining how our guest would be served and the presentation would flow. The day of our event, he arrived on time and set up as we discussed. Our guest LOVED the variety of food and was very pleased. At the end of the event, we were able to meet his staff and was warmly greeted and congratulated. We are definitely planning to use House of Ambrosia again for all our catering services.
— Falana Benson
Rodney was fantastic from beginning to end for our party last weekend! While planning, he gave us some helpful options and listened to what we wanted. He gave us a detailed written proposal and answered many questions that we and other family members asked. He was extremely professional, arriving early to setup and it all was displayed so beautifully. Rodney went through each food item and described to me, and we got rave reviews about all of the food from everyone! The strawberry mint punch was a hit, perfect shrimp and cheeses, and everything else was delicious. Oh, the cake was fantastic! We would highly recommend him for any parties, weddings or events.
— Gwendolyn Darling
AMAZING!!! My wedding, was the first wedding that I’ve ever been to where the guests went back for seconds AND to-go boxes!! A month later, and my guests are still talking about how great the food was! One of the best decisions I made, was hiring House of Ambrosia Catering and Event Planning! Rodney went above and beyond on every single aspect of the day, and it definitely showed. Not a single bad thing can be said about the food, set up OR the service. He also took the time to make my reception space more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! He loves what he does, and it shows!! Everything from the planning, to the execution, was absolutely wonderful!!! 5 stars just doesn’t seem like enough!
— Melanie Lewis
Browse through our portfolio of work and be inspired for your next event.
When you’ve seen enough, let’s talk about what we can do for you!
— Claudius Craig
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