P.O. Box 491
Prairieville, Louisiana 70769
Peering over the counter top to watch his grandmother work her magic at the stove
was were Brandon Odom discovered his passion for cooking. Growing up, Brandon
was surrounded by the smell and taste of recipes rich in family tradition and
southern flavor. His education in culinary arts didn’t begin in school; it began in
that kitchen with his mother and grandmother guiding his hands, teaching him to
understand the heart, soul, and flavor of good cooking.
Brandon’s first chance to test his homegrown skills was at a local eatery while studying at Southeastern Louisiana State University. Since then, he has attended the Louisiana Culinary Institute and worked at a variety of restaurants, including a few mom and pops, Waffle House, Chili’s, Applebee’s, Kona Grill and Copeland’s of New Orleans in Baton Rouge, La. Now, he works as the Corporate Kitchen Manager and Trainer for Walk-On's Enterprises.
Odom’s Catering grew from Brandon and his wife D'Andra's Mutual love of food and feeding others. D'Andra has a masters degree in public administration and is the Minority Outreach Director for the Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC). With her brain for business and Brandon’s talent for cooking, they make the perfect team. The two started Odom’s on a trial basis in November of 2013, but just two months later, their experiment quickly transformed into a full-fledged catering operation.
Brandon and D'Andra hope to eventually move their
family oriented business to a brick-and-mortar location
where they can continue to grow and use their success to
provide opportunities for youth in the community through
a culinary arts service-learning program. That generous
spirit, passion for cooking and love for family are the
reasons Odom’s main goal is to use its food to remind
people of the love, comfort and fun of home and family.