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“Words cannot justifiably describe the service and food you can expect from this establishment.  Mary Nell Pittman and her crew never disappoint.  I have used them for small groups of 4-6 and large groups of 350 plus people.  The display was enticing and the food always plentiful, fresh and delicious.”

University of FloridaMerrie Shaw
Program Manager
UF Sid Martin Incubator

“D. W. Ashton Catery’s staff is professional and reliable.  The catering and food are wonderful and Mary Nell Pittman is not only a talented caterer, but an outstanding addition to the business community of the City of Alachua.  I would recommend D. W. Ashton Catery for any dining occasion, personal or business.”

RTI BiologicsPeggy Addington
Corp Travel Administer

“Ms. Pittman has catered breakfast, lunches and holiday dinners for NovaMin Technology, Inc. (NTI) since 2006.  During this time, I and coworkers admired her for her many valuable qualities and regarded her with respect.  She has also catered functions for many other companies in Progress Corporate Park and all I have ever heard is that she is talented, dependable, friendly and personable, and oh, prepares the most excellent food!  Not only is the service and food outstanding, she has great flair Novaminforpresentation.”

Kathy Becker
NovaMin Techonology


“We have been fortunate to have D. W. Ashton Catery serve multiple events for our company.  Our functions range from casual to formal.  Event types range from in-office buffet lunches to receptions and cocktail parties to dinners, utilizing various serving styles ranging from prepared sandwiches to salad bars to food stations, buffet tables, and sit-down full dinners.  D. W. Ashton Catery always tailors its catering to our needs, lending its elegant culinary style and expertly prepared cuisine of premium quality Ingredients and fresh food.  We also appreciate how D. W. Ashton Catery gives attention to the color-theme of our events, with lovely floral arrangements and beautiful dishes used in its exquisite presentation and display of fabulously delicious cuisine.  Our events’ ambiance is always enhanced by Mary Nell’s personal touch and southern hospitality attention to details!”

Alchem LabratoriesJ. Saxon, Controller
Alchem Laboratories Corporation



“D. W. Ashton Catery catered my daughter’s wedding reception and dinner.  In a word, they were superb.  The food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful, and the servers were attentive and very professional.  Mary Nell’s attention to detail helped make this once-in-a-lifetime event a resounding success and wonderful memory.  Mary Nell has an abundance of experience in catering events and knows how to anticipate and adjust to anything that might come up.  For instance, our location lost its air conditioning in Florida’s August heat and rain.  You would have never known it by the quality of the food and the crisp look of the servers.  She took exceptional care of the wedding party and worked very well with the facility staff, photographers and musicians.”

Hitchcock EnterprisesCathy Hitchcock
Hitchcock Enterprises

“D. W. Ashton Catery provided the food for my son’s summer wedding reception and for my daughter’s winter wedding reception.  Everything Mary Nell and her staff did surpassed my expectations.  Mary Nell has an amazing ability to understand what you want from a caterer and she has the creativity, skill and wonderful staff that allows her to put those desires into reality.”

Karen Ruth Marquis