We had the good fortune of connecting with Janicia Fortenberry and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Janicia, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The idea to start A Star In The Sky Exclusive Catering came from me always being in the kitchen with my grandmother. I always loved helping my grandmother cook and sometimes I just sat in the kitchen and watched her. Just Being in that kitchen with her made me happy!

On April 1,2020 my grandmother passed away due to COVID-19. I was unable to attend her funeral services. During my isolation and grieving, I decided to start my own catering business. I used cooking to transmute stress and channel my creative energy into something good to my soul. Cooking is most definitely a physical form of my love. Food is my love language!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets my business apart from others is my commitment to offering the best experience possible from the beginning to the end. I allow my customers to make their own menu. I don’t have a specific menu, because I want to give my customers whatever they want. I’m proud of how my cooking skills has upgraded. I attend zoom meetings from chefs/caterers from all over the world to enhance my business. I want the world to know that I’m a caterer/private chef who is passionate about every order whether it’s big or small. It’s my mission to provide my customers with an amazing experience.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First I would like to say that there are so many great places that I’d like to bring my besties to. The places I would love to bring them to are Sloppy Dogg, Turkey Leg Hut, Tie-Dye Snowballs, DaRealDeal, and ErmaRose Winery.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out my family and friends. I thank all of you for the love you’ve shown and unwavering support.

Instagram: Chef_janicia

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