By Crystal McGough, Editor
MOODY – Many people dream of pursuing their passion, but few have what it takes to make that leap of faith into the unknown and pursue their dreams.
For Moody resident Katie McCluskey, the dream of her heart was to serve God and others through preparing and catering food for special occasions. For many years, McCluskey filled this desire of her heart by hosting parties and celebrations for friends and family, but this year, she decided it was time to make the big dream a reality.
In June 2023, McCluskey founded a locally-based catering business, 4 Him Catering.
“I’ve been wanting to do this for years, but I just didn’t think I’d have time to do it,” she said. “I’ve always loved doing food preparation and displaying it for family and friends, but I also felt like I had to have just a normal job.”
In January, McCluskey started researching what it would take to start a catering business, including reaching out to the owners of existing businesses similar to what she had in mind. By June, she had all her permits and had met all the requirements, found a commercial kitchen to rent for food preparation, and launched 4 Him Catering.
4 Him Catering offers a wide variety of appetizers and finger foods, as well as charcuterie boards and grazing tables. Items on their menu include both cold and warm dips, fruit, vegetable and cheese trays, and even a taco bar, among other things.
“I have packages, but everything’s customizable,” McCluskey said. “I may add more things as I get going with my business.”
McCluskey said 4 Him Catering is prepared to serve all types of events, from weddings and showers to birthday and graduation parties, church, business and organization events, and more.
“I want to make people’s events special,” she said. “I’m really passionate about what I do, and I do it for Jesus; I wanted to bring faith into the name because that’s who I do it for.”
A fan-favorite, McCluskey said, is her sausage balls.
“People love sausage balls. When I made them for the bridal show, I got so many compliments and people asking me what my secret was,” she said. “I’m not telling, but I enjoy making them and I really like them myself.”
To help get the word out about 4 Him Catering, McCluskey has had booths at local events including the Pink Bride Wedding Show at the Trussville Civic Center in August and Trussville’s Dog Daze festival in September.
4 Him Catering can also be found on Facebook and Instagram, as well as their website, 4himcatering.com
“I really do more with Facebook,” McCluskey said. “That’s where I post most of my pictures and every once in a while, I have a little giveaway – like when I reached 100 followers, I did a giveaway of a fruit tray. I plan on doing that some more.”
To find out more about 4 Him Catering and how they can help with your next event, call Katie McCluskey at (256) 338-7728 or message 4 Him Catering through Facebook.