Carpenter Hall And Cater 2 U


1215 Court Avenue, Chariton Contact Thelma Saxton at 641-895-1189.
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Chariton Herald-Patriot, Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thelma Saxton, owner of Carpenter Hall, was awarded the only Honorable Mention prize for the 2011 Deb Daizel Women Entrepreneur Achievement Award by the Iowa Small Business Development Centers in Des Moines on February 2.

Thelma has been doing business as Cater 2 U for more than 25 years, gaining an excellent reputation throughout south central Iowa. In 2009, Cater 2 U served over 12,000 people at more than 100 events, including 36 weddings and 39 Christmas parties. In 2007 she purchased Carpenters Hall in Chariton, a fully equipped reception and conference center.

Dave McLaren, Director of the South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center, said of Thelma, Her business savvy and knowledge of food service is extensive. South Central Iowa is deeply proud of its most worthy honoree.

At Carpenter Hall, located at 1215 Court Avenue in Chariton, there are two rooms that can hold 250 people each. Both rooms can be combined into one to hold 500 people. There is a smaller meeting room that comfortably seats about 60 at round tables of 6.

The staff at Carpenter Hall stand ready to help create the décor of your choice that fits perfectly with your needs. Sound, stage, and screen equipment are available. A large LED sign in the parking lot is available to announce your events. Photos can be incorporated into your electronic message.
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Specializing in weddings and other special occasions, Cater 2 U is the perfect complement to your function at Carpenter Hall, or, at the location of your choice. Our professional staff has catered thousands of events over the course of the past 20 years. While weddings are our specialty, we can and do accommodate nearly any event.

Some of the events held most often, in addition to weddings, are reunions, business meetings, corporate functions, church dinners, and other civic organization functions – even cage fights.

Our dishes are prepared using select ingredients and many “unique to us” recipes. The presentation of your menu is elegant. Our staff in formal attire anticipates your every need.

Cater 2 U is a full service, licensed catering company. We cater to events anywhere within the state of Iowa and other locations by special arrangements.

90% of our business is from repeat customers and word of mouth. We are very happy to provide references and a list of clients who have used our services.