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Katelyn Nichols and Miles Shearron

Mill & Mine Knoxville Event Venue- First Fruits Catering

The adorable couple met in Atlanta GA. where Katelyn is an ICU nurse, and they returned here to Knoxville to get married in Katelyn’s home town.

First Fruits Catering served Southern Comfort Foods with a complete layer cakes dessert buffet.

The main menu included Chicken Marsala , Rosemary Beef Roast, Whipped Potato Casserole, Southern Style Green Beans, Gourmet Pre-Set Salad, & Layer Cakes – Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Italian Cream, Carrot, Red Velvet, and Wett Lemon.

The Mill & Mine is the perfect wedding venue for large weddings offering an urban style atmosphere and lots of room with amenities that include large changing rooms,  outdoor space, a full stage for bands, and easy access from the downtown Knoxville area with lots of parking.

Full service Catering and Wedding Specialist offering the Knoxville Catering Venues a unique “Farm to Table” Southern Gourmet style of cooking. Our presentation is traditional trendy and our staff is very professional.

Hearthside at the Preserve

This Smoky Mountain Peacock Theme wedding was Poolside and Tented. (by Campbell Tent and Party Rentals). Elegance best describes the entire reception from start to finish, the fabulous ladies at 3m Creative Consultants decorated in style! Steve and Dawn selected a Dinner Wedding Package from our Chef Tony Catering . com reception package menus. The Diamond Dinner Package includes lots of extras including butler passed trays of Shrimp and Crabcakes, a preset Caprese salad, and an incredible dinner buffet of Steak Au Poivre (ours is made with freshly cooked Cherry Chutney, Cracked Pepper, and Brandy), Pork Diane (Dijon Cream Sauce), Steamed Asparagus, Parisienne potatoes (small garlic new potatoes), and Parmesan Corn Casserole… with all the extras like Artisan Bread, Gourmet Bucks Coffee, Iced Tea, and Dawn wanted to add Fresh Fruit Fondue for everyone to enjoy while being greeted.

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Each Table was elegantly decorated with Peacock theme colors and guest favors. The overlays really brought out the Teal Blue and the Coordinating Napkins were elegantly placed and hanging over lap length.

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The Caprese Salad (Fresh Roma Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, & Pesto) was the perfect contrasting color for this place setting and was served ripe and room temperature.


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The Hearthside at the Preserve offers an Open Air Pavilion, Conference Room, and Poolside option for the reception , as well as a gorgeous Chapel for the Wedding Ceremony. The most amazing view is to be had from all locations!

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Dawn and Steve really enjoyed the buffet and the guest had nothing but compliments. The staff of First Fruits Catering really enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of this special reception.

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My beautiful wife Michelle serving at the Buffet …

Here the guest were enjoying the dinner and music!

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The Fruit Fondue was the perfect compliment to the buffet …

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Congratulations Steve and Dawn on a perfectly planned Reception!!!

Thank You for including First Fruits Catering as a part of your reception.




Please select from the following to customize your special menu. When selecting more than one Entrée/Meat item simply choose the approximate servings of each Entrée/Meat combined to equal the number of guests. Normal size portions can accommodate those number of guests or smaller Entrée/Meat portions of both can be prepared giving each guest both items. Then customize the soups, salads, and side items that you would like served. 50 person minimum.


  • $3
    Hearty Vegetable

    Tomato stock-based soup with sirloin bites and fresh vegetables with potatoes.

  • $3
    Creamy Broccoli Green Pepper

    Fresh cream-based soup with diced whole broccoli and roasted green pepper.

  • $3
    Black Bean

    Thick and Cajun spicy soup garnished with sour cream and chives.

  • $3
    Cheesy Cauliflower Mushroom

    Cheddar cream-based soup with cauliflower florets and mushroom halves.

  • $4
    Shrimp Gumbo

    Traditional spicy base with rice, okra, diced blackened shrimp, and bell peppers.


  • $5
    Gourmet Tossed

    Gourmet mixed greens topped with shredded cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, toasted almonds and croutons. Please choose two of the following special recipe salad dressings: creamy bleu cheese, zesty ranch, bacon ranch, honey Dijon, raspberry vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette.

  • $5
    Spinach Pecan

    Fresh de-stemmed spinach leaves, tossed with bacon crumbles, Parmesan cheese and raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

  • $5
    Romaine Chutney

    A unique romaine salad - diced and tossed with a rich cherry chutney curry dressing topped with toasted coconut.

  • $5
    Caesar Salad

    Romaine lettuce tossed with croutons, parmesan cheese and a traditional Caesar dressing.

  • $3
    Roasted Garlic Coleslaw

    Super creamy coleslaw with an added hint of roasted garlic.

  • $3
    Chipotle Potato Salad

    Tangy diced red potatoes with a traditional toss and an added hint of minced chipotle peppers.

Entrée / Meat

(When selecting two meat items, an average of both combined will be charged)

  • $12
    Pecan Chicken Gallentine

    Rolled chicken breast stuffed with a roasted pecan cornbread stuffing and covered with a hint of curry white sauce.

  • $12
    Lemon Pesto Chicken

    Boneless chicken breast topped with a ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese herb mixture then drizzled with a flavorful lemon pesto sauce.

  • $13
    Chicken Marsala

    Chicken breast baked and tossed with mushroom halves and covered with a creamy wine sauce.

  • $19
    Peppered Chutney Filet

    Tender strips of beef tenderloin, simmered in a sweet and spicy café grind pepper and chutney sauce with chives.

  • $22
    Herb Grilled Filet Tenderloin

    Eight ounces of beef filet tenderloin seasoned and grilled to a perfect medium and served with marinated mushroom halves.

  • $15
    Marinated Rosemary Roast

    Large eight ounce portions of melt-in-your-mouth tender beef roast pieces with a wonderful garlic rosemary marinate flavor.

  • $13
    Dijon Pork Roast

    Pork loin steaks simmered in a light sage Dijon marinate.

  • $12
    Herb Crusted Pork Roast

    Eight ounce pork loin steaks baked with a flavorful fresh herb rub and glaze.

  • $14
    Danish Babyback Pork Ribs

    ½ racks of tender simmered pork ribs glazed with a rich barbecue sauce.

  • $9
    Pulled Gourmet Pork Barbecue Loin

    Tender gourmet pork barbecue tossed lightly with a savory tomato-based barbecue sauce and served with large gourmet buns.

  • $13
    Hickory Smoked Ham Steaks

    Tender premium smoked ham steamed to perfection and served with a light brine glaze.

  • $14
    Shrimp and Salmon Scampi

    Jumbo shrimp and salmon filets simmered in a traditional garlic butter scampi sauce.

Potatoes & Side Dishes

  • $4
    Whipped Potato Casserole

    Tasty potato dish blended with sour cream and topped with shredded cheddar cheese and drizzled with butter.

  • $4
    Rice Pilaf

    Long grain rice sautéed with caramelized onions and steamed to perfection.

  • $4
    Parsley Baked Red Potatoes

    Partial peeled red potatoes halved and simmered and baked with butter, herbs and fresh parsley.

  • $3
    Glazed Baby Carrots

    Steamed tender baby carrots covered with a light savory caramel glaze.

  • $3
    Mushroom Sweet Pea's

    Tender sweet pea's tossed with a mushroom casserole and baked.

  • $4
    Parmesan Corn Casserole

    Southern style creamy corn with a rich Parmesan sauce.

  • $3
    Green Beans Amandine

    Tender beans slow-cooked with country ham pieces & roasted almonds.

  • $4
    Vegetable Stir-Fry

    Fresh cubes and florets of broccoli, squash, bell peppers, shredded carrots, and mushrooms all steamed to perfection and lightly seasoned.

  • $4
    Gourmet Broccoli Casserole

    Rich and cheesy casserole with large broccoli florets topped with seasoned sourdough bread crumbs.

  • $3
    Sautéed Mushrooms

    Wonderfully marinated mushroom halves and caps steamed with chives.

  • $4
    Sautéed Kale and Apples

    Unique greens dish prepared with fresh Granny Smith apples and onions, simmered with bacon.

  • $4
    Spinach Casserole

    Bacon seasoned spinach in a nice fresh cream sauce mixed with a blend of cheeses.

Beverages & Bread

  • Beverages & Bread

    Iced tea sweetened or unsweetened and Coffee regular or decaffeinated.  Are  included with menu pricing on specifically dinner meals. Fresh baked dinner rolls are included with menu pricing.


(Fee for disposable ware is $1.50 per person added to the menu subtotal.To add china, etc. see “Guest Service Rentals”)

First Fruits Guest Services. Fifty (50) person minimum required. There are no “Event Day” hidden add-on charges. Gratuity covers professional uniformed staff, delivery, set-up, clean-up and buffet linens and skirting. Gratuity Service 20% of subtotal. Priced Per Person.

  • $3
    Guest Services Rentals

    Rentals include - plates, stainless flatware, glassware (stemmed), & Large Disposable napkins . We can offer rental company referrals for other rental items (tents, tables, guest table linens, etc.)

  • Reserve Date Contracts & Gratuity

    First Fruits Catering holds reserved "Event Dates" by contract on a first booked-first served basis. The "Non-Refundable" contract fee is 25% of the Grand Total for services, and is collected to "hold the date" and cover Admin. fees . Special provisions in our contract allow clients to incorporate changes to their menu and guest count up to three weeks prior to the event that can change the 75% remaining balance due. A 50 Person Minimum is required for ALL Catering.   20 % Gratuity- All Buffet and Hor d oeuvre Receptions :covers professional uniformed staff, delivery, set-up, clean-up of our work area and clearing of dining rooms tables. 30% Gratuity- Plated Meal Receptions:  plus above gratuity services .

  • Bartenders and Alcohol

    Insurance liabilities do not permit First Fruits Catering to provide bartender staff, set-ups, or glassware for alcohol . We can refer the most professional bartender staff at the most affordable price. Inquire with us regarding your bar needs.


  • $60.00
    Punch Fountain

    Punch Fountain (rental) Custom designed white and silver 5-gallon fountain. Fountain has cherub accents and topper cup. Rental includes fresh floral arrangement.

  • $7.00
    Jar Punch Display

    Jar Punch Display (rental - each) Large clear 2-gallon jars with custom stainless ladles.

  • $35.00

    Custom flavors are available or choose from our classic favorites: - Strawberries-n-Cream - Raspberry Iced Tea - Sangria White Grape - Lemonade - Limeade - Sparkling Cranberry - Pineapple Apricot - Peach Iced Tea - Raspberry Lemonade - St. Martin Punch

  • $30.00

    Coffee (regular or decaffeinated) (recipe serves 35 people) Flavored coffee or mild blend; accompaniments (cream and sugar)

  • $30.00
    Hot Spiced Apple Cider

    Hot Spiced Apple Cider (serves 35 people)