Ibiza Catering is owned and operated by Atlanta residents Jamie and Raf Morales.
Raf grew up in his grandmother’s kitchen, where she passed along the traditional Venezuelan recipes she had learned from the generations before her. His teen years were spent assisting his mother in her successful catering business. He never intended to follow in his family’s footsteps; instead, he earned a business degree and spent several years working in the corporate world. But one might say that the passion for cooking was simmering inside him all along…
In the early 2000s, Raf and Jamie took a sabbatical from the business world to explore Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America – and it was here that the dream for Ibiza Catering took root. After experiencing incredible local street food prepared in the humblest of settings, Raf’s passion for the “chef life” was reawakened. He found inspiration among the market stalls where simple meals made of fresh, local ingredients were crafted by skilled artisans who learned their trade from generations before them.
Ibiza Catering began in 2010 with a single food truck and has since grown into one of the Southeast’s premier boutique catering companies. Chef Raf created a global brand of cuisine called “SoLa” — a blend of bold and exotic Latin American flavors and good ole’ deep South favorites, governed by fresh, seasonal ingredients – and has since expanded his menu to serve a broader catering audience. His SoLa creations earned the company immediate accolades, including Best of Atlanta Food Truck 2011 by Atlanta Magazine and one of the Top 15 New Food Concepts in America by the Food Network.
While Raf leads the menu development and overall creative direction of the company, Jamie works behind the scenes, overseeing the day-to-day administration of Ibiza Catering, and providing detailed organization and planning to ensure that each and every event is conducted flawlessly from start to finish.
Today, Ibiza Catering maintains its corporate office in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The company boasts a custom, state-of-the-art commissary kitchen, three mobile kitchens/food trucks, a fleet of catering vans as well as numerous support vehicles.
Building on a legacy of three generations of family chefs, Ibiza Bites brings you an imaginative new global brand of cuisine, something we like to call “SoLa” — a bastardly blend of bold and exotic Latin American flavors and good ole’ deep South favorites that’s always governed by what’s fresh for the picking at the local farmer’s market.
- Highly skilled team of chefs led by third-generation chef and owner, Raf Morales
- Centrally located in Atlanta with a custom, state-of-the-art commissary kitchen, three mobile kitchens/food trucks, a fleet of catering vans as well as numerous support vehicles.
- Inside knowledge of the best providers of the freshest local ingredients
- Specialize in small to mid-size events to provide optimum food and impeccable service
- Trusted partner to local film production companies, non-profits and corporations.
- Sophisticated event décor and custom tablescapes
- Chef-created catalog of tried and true “fan favorite” menus as well as custom menu services
- Professional, highly trained chefs, crew and servers
- Spectacular showmanship and presentation
- Detail oriented event planning
“The event went seamlessly. The food, the service and the attention to detail were exceptional.”Michelle K.
“Ibiza did a tremendous job catering my son’s wedding reception. It was over the top. Look them up in Atlanta and you will be so impressed with what they offer – the most aesthetically pleasing presentation, and, of course, the food is to die for.”Carol G.
“The Skirt Steak was so tender and that Chimichurri Sauce was so yummy. The seasonings used were all on point. It was a delight to eat. Overall, five stars for excellent food and service!”Ophelia L.