Our Story

ALAN'S Catered Events grew out of the love of cooking and entertaining for friends and family.  In 1993, they opened a neighborhood bakery/sandwich shop on the east side of Indianapolis in 1993 and worked together. More than marriage partners, Alan is the Chef and Betsy is the Business & Event Manager.  Sales grew by word-of-mouth and they steadily developed into a full service caterer dedicated to fresh, exciting menus and professional service.

Stone Soup Farm​

This is where ALAN'S Catered Events starts. Stone Soup Farm is our home, our garden, our orchard and is where the food begins. On a seasonal basis, we grow & harvest some of your food right here at the farm. We prepare all of your menu items in our professional culinary kitchen located in the red barn.

Not only does the farm indulge Alan's love for growing, canning and our green passion in general, but we feel that it sets us apart from all the competition. 

Stone Soup Farm
Stone Soup Farm
Stone Soup Farm
Stone Soup Farm
Our Staff

Chef Alan

A "hands on" business owner, avid vegetable gardener & chef with a life-time love affair with food. Alan's 28 years of professional experience spirits 
a "terra to table" approach to good food & good community. Alan finds true happiness in the kitchen...and fishing, of course.

Betsy

Co-owner/operator of the business, while still maintaining a career as a professional theatrical lighting designer, she is most passionate about presenting the food "in it's best light." Betsy makes sure that all the details are taken care of so you don't have to worry about a thing!

Vernon

Latest addition to our "family tree" as a full-time Sous Chef and gardener, he has worked with ALAN's Catered Events
for over 16 years as our Head Server. Vernon Paddy is well-known for his excellence in service, enthusiastic energy, genuine warmth & sparkling personality.

Stephen

Decor wizard & themed event specialist, Stephen Jeffries has worked with ALAN's Catered Events for many, many years while operating The Acorn Tree, a wedding florals & tux shop in Greenfield. His personable professionalism & sense of style is a bonus for every event!

Stone Soup is a story about making something from nothing. A good-tasting soup, beginning with a stone and boiling water, becomes a fabulous soup with the addition of a little bit of this and that.

The moral is that by working together, with everyone contributing what they can, a greater good is achieved.