Floodgates Catering


Food Services

floodgates catering

Meet The Chef

Lonnie Allen is the Executive Chef and Owner of FloodGates Catering & Food Services. His culinary roots began as a child when he worked in his grandparent’s local restaurant. This was the beginning of a life-long fascination with the Art of Culinary.

In his adulthood he has held positions such as sous chef at the Marriott of Charlotte, sous chef at Chateau (four star French cuisine) and served as the Food Service Director and Executive Chef at First Baptist Church of Charlotte for 18 years.  


FloodGates Catering & Food Services is located in Charlotte, NC. We offer warm and gracious Southern and International cuisine hospitality with elegance.  We have catered for numerous public figures, events, weddings, and special request. 




Offering meals that are bold on taste



You choose your favorite foods, I’ll assemble a divine menu

Specialty Beverages

A variety of quench thirsting beverages and exotic herbal teas (loose leaf).

Our Kitchen to Your Table

Green Beans with Sweet Basil

Grilled Succotash with Herb Butter

Baked Chicken with garlic glaze and Saffron

Primavera Risotto

Sparkling Lemonade with Rose Petals and Cherries

A Sneak Peak of Our Menu

At Your Service

Tel: 704-533-2219  |  Email: FloodgatesCatering@gmail.com


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Absolutely loved it.

Amazing food and charismatic chef.

-Jenny Brown, N.C.

My company has used Master Chef Lonnie Allen for the past 5 years for our annual business breakfast. The business owners absolutely love his food and service!

-Ms. Mitchell, N.C.

Floodgates Catering was our one-stop shop for our wedding reception dinner and for our decorations. Lonnie Allen and his staff provided awesome food and service, it was the bomb! 

- Mr. & Mrs. Wallace, N.C.