This interview was recorded live via Zoom & Facebook Live by Chip McCarter. He is interviewing Mrs. Vicky Parker of Waco's Bestyett Catering. She tells us how long she's been in business, types of catering services, and little bit about filling out the SBA Economic Disaster Relief Loan. Please, watch the interview and let us know what you think.
The Olive Branch is a breakfast, lunch, and catering service located at the River Square Center. Owner/Manager Leah Stewart started this restaurant in 2003 when she bought an existing café. The restaurant hasn't always been at the River Square Center, but it has always been in Waco. Mrs. Stewart said she has constantly evolved The Olive Branch to keep customers coming. Over the years she says she has had to change recipes, make her own recipes, modernize, and sty up to date in the latest trends in dining.
I mentioned that The Olive Branch serves breakfast and lunch, and does catering. Over the past year Mrs. Stewart started producing personal chef meals and her catering service has grown. She says probably about 85% of her business is catering, but that service is currently shut down due to the stay at home policies that are in place. However, The Olive Branch is still making food everyday. There is no daily menu at the moment, but you can check and see what meals are available and you won't have to cook this evening. You can pick up a prepared frozen meal, a bottle of wine, and fresh rolls or croissants. Their bakery is fabulous.
Mrs. Stewart says she hopes that in the near future, she wants lines out the door and catering trucks running full-time. Recently she has had two events in April cancelled that had over 600 plus people that were going to be in attendance. So, hopefully when this coronavirus scare is over with, The Olive Branch will be back to making great food and memories.
While the stay in place policy is in effect, The Olive Branch does deliver. So, if you are missing your favorite restaurant, give The Olive Branch a call and get that food delivered.
Curbside menu attached below.
The Olive Branch
215 S 2nd St