The Story of endive & Chef Drew


Drew IhrigEndive Fine Catering opened in January of 2003, historically owned and operated by Chef Drew Ihrig. Chef Drew is an Atlanta chef with over 27 years of experience. Before opening Endive, Chef Drew worked for an Atlanta classic, The Micks and Peasant restaurant chain, whose founders are currently responsible for creating the sustainable neighborhood of Serenbe and The Concentrics Restaurant Group.

Chef Drew moved to Atlanta 35 years ago from Northwestern Pennsylvania where he grew up on a small family farm. His childhood memories are filled with
stories about fresh produce harvested from the family garden, Mom canning the extra, tractor rides, dirt roads and cutting firewood as a family every year to heat the house.

Chef Drew strongly believes in creating an incredible experience for all of his clients. Your satisfaction is our most desirable goal. Chef Drew and his entire staff believe that achieving this goal centers around five main attributes. Quality, Value, Consistency, Service and Décor. Everything that we do and everything that we offer as a company considers this five part formula.

We also feel that we are a very different type of catering company than all of our local competitors for many reasons. We do not use any standard chafing dishes for our food displays but have created our own custom heated platters to display food.

All of our menus are completely made from scratch and fully customizable. We treat each client individually and create a custom menu for each event based solely on your vision. We allow our clients to select and customize their entire menu and do not offer any pre set menu packages. We’re also very proud of our food quality and achieve this by not pre heating any of our food before arriving at an event. We utilize the facilities equipment along with our own portable inventory to heat all of our food on site.

Please allow us an opportunity to submit a custom proposal for your upcoming special occasion or event. We look forward to hearing from you and to the possibility of taking care of you.