When both sides of your family tree engage in food wars, you are probably destined to cook. “My family would get together and do competitive cooking,” Arlene Hollier explains. “You have never seen such wonderful food in your life.”
With a culinary bent to her Georgia-Florida childhood and a professional background including film catering, running her own restaurant and planning meals for large Atlanta churches, Arlene discovered Chota Halls Estate when her youngest daughter was married here. Arlene had catered the event, and the owners asked her to stick around. “I discovered I really, really love weddings,” says Arlene.
Guests of Chota Falls Estate’s wedding, business and social events have enjoyed Arlene’s upscale twists on hearty fare, like her Dutch-Encrusted Kahlua Sweet Potato. One attendee, a cattle rancher, declared her Beef Bourbon Peppercorn unforgettable.
When you meet Arlene, you’ll declare yourself fortunate. Especially if you are a bride-to-be. “I have two daughters, so I am bride-oriented,” says Arlene before correcting herself: “I am bride-driven!”