"Impresses my guests every time..."


​​As a professional who has been hosting both corporate and personal events for close to 3 decades, Laura Dover of the Sophisticated Sardine impresses my guests every time she creates one of her amazing menus for us. I call her first to check on her availability when planning a celebration! Her food is fabulous, served on elegant trays and platters. She arrives early at every event with the beautiful selections already prepared and ready to serve. 


We believe her Almond Chicken Salad is the best you will find in the South; and her lemon squares cannot be duplicated!

She continues to create new dishes that appeal to a wide audience- including vegetarian and gluten free options, which are healthy and appealing to the palette and the eye!

I am confident- whether I am hosting a small group of 8, or a fiesta for 200- that we will receive rave reviews on her culinary masterpieces!

We are big fans of Laura Dover! You will not be disappointed.

"My go-to for over 20 years."


"Laura has been my go-to for all of my catering needs for over 20 years, whether it is my annual Christmas party for 150 guests, a luncheon or a dinner party.  Laura stays on top of the new trends in food tastes and preparation, changing her menu often to reflect those trends.  She has the capability of being cost-effective with menu choices, and can easily switch between a menu designed for sterling and porcelain or one designed for a picnic to be served on plastic plates.  She provides a range of catering needs whether service and clean up or drop off." 

"Five stars"


"I have happily used Laura Dover for all my catering needs for over 20 years. She has catered everything from my parents’ 50th anniversary party, my son’s engagement party, graduation brunches, bridal shower luncheons, to holiday and special occasion/theme parties. I cannot say enough good things about her food and her service. 100% of the time my guests have raved about the food. I have even been known to change the date of a party to make sure she could do the catering. Five stars - I highly recommend!"

"...a consummate professional and a fabulous chef and caterer."


"I was fortunate enough to have Laura of the Sophisticated Sardine cater both my wedding reception, and a more intimate post wedding brunch for out-of-town guests. Laura made planning the menu super easy! She was very responsive and highly professional throughout the entire process. And oh my, her food is to die for! My guests were wowed by how wonderful everything tasted and by the variety of the menu. (We actually had to tell people that the "eating" part of the reception was over to get them to leave the dining area and come dance!) I highly recommend Laura and the Sophisticated Sardine for any of your catering needs for any size function - from intimate dinner party or brunch to a larger, elegant reception. She is a consummate professional and a fabulous chef and caterer."