elevated southern cuisine

Pulling from classic French cuisine, Southern soul food, and comfort classics, Barley to Rise Catering creates unique dishes that are perfect for any type of event. Sample menus can be viewed here.


connecting at the table

Experience good food together. Our mission is to deliver high-end food to all customers regardless of budget.


We value the work of organizations doing good and giving back to our Nashville community. We're dedicated to partnering with non-profits to provide unique menus that meet small budgets. 

We want our customers to spend more time connecting at the table. So every year we offer Thanksgiving dinner packages and Christmas Brunch Packages. A portion of all holiday package proceeds directly benefit local church ministries.

a tailored experience for everyone


Founded in Nashville, fueled by strong coffee, and inspired by a culinary student's dream, Gairdt Edwards founded Barley to Rise in 2016. Shortly after, Chris Burgess joined the team as managing partner. Combined, Gairdt and Chris have over 50 years of culinary experience. 

Barley to Rise is a full-service catering company dedicated to bringing people together through food. Whether it be a wedding, a fundraiser, a cocktail party, business dinner, or office lunch, our team can customize a menu that fits your personal preferences and budget.


Click here to learn more about the team.