Confluence Catering is a Pittsburgh based catering business, ran by Carlos Thomas.
Confluence Catering is not your normal catering company because Confluence Catering gears toward feeding the community; especially geographic locations that many refer to as the "hood."
You may be familiar with his #FeedTheHood campaign.
Carlos Thomas said, "Growing up I realized that family gatherings always had food. I saw a sign one day on the North Shore, and looked up what confluence meant & where it came from (meaning; flow together in Latin). And I believe if food could bring my family together, why couldn't food bring a community together. If you have one solution (hunger) then you can eliminate a lot of problems. I first realized I loved to cook when I was 16 years old. Then when I got to High School I found out they had the culinary academy with a brand new kitchen, I never left and have been cooking ever since."
Confluence is well known by being spotted in various Pittsburgh locations giving away food for FREE!
Recently, the 'I Am Not A Model' event took place at the Beauty Bar Hair Studio on Sunday June 4, 2017 and Confluence Catering donated Mexican lasagna in support of the women's empowerment campaign, and provided them with a delicious dish to enjoy throughout the event.
Event attendee Amanda Parks said, "This was my first time eating Mexican lasagna, and I must say that I really enjoyed it. I'm already a fan of spicy food, so the kick of spice immediately had me hooked. I would love to enjoy this meal again."
Mr. Thomas talks about the best part about being a chef.
Mr. Thomas said, "Thus far just everyday I wake up and have breath. Those are memorable moments... I don't want to be too proud, because I know I am doing what God has for me to do, so if I had to pick one it was accepting that I am who I was created to be."
Confluence Catering is extremely versatile in the dishes they prepare. However, Mr. Thomas says he most enjoys preparing salmon.
For more information about Mr. Thomas and Confluence Catering be sure to follow him on social media @confluencecatering.