Catering to the Community

Marigold Catering Co. owners Kris and Adrienne Cole highlight what giving back to the community has returned to them


By Rachel Porter
Photos by Kathryn Harrington


There’s something about food that truly brings people together. Louisville’s culinary and hospitality expert duo, Kris and Adrienne Cole have combined their experience to elevate the expectations of creating beautiful, upscale food for the community. We talked with owner Adrienne Cole to discuss how Marigold Catering Co. is not only proud to cater to the city but is also proud to serve it. 

Adrienne Cole.

Tell me a bit about you and your husband’s experience in the culinary industry and how that inspired Marigold Catering Co.?

Chris and I have 20 plus years combined in the industry. He is a classically trained chef and has worked in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Louisville, and I have had front-of-the-house experience running restaurants like Mesh. That inspired us to establish Marigold Catering Co. in 2019. We provide restaurant-style food at the comfort of your home or your special event. 

How did the pandemic affect your involvement in the community?

We were able to relaunch our business in March of 2021. Fortunately, NBC Sports reached out to us because they were partnering with Ford Motor Company for a Kentucky Derby commercial. Ford wanted to support Louisville’s small businesses and discovered us. They partnered with us to help donate and deliver over 3,000 meals to the first responders at Baptist East Hospital. 

Adrienne and Kris Cole.

What has this opportunity done for Marigold Catering Co.?

We are blessed and fortunate to come out of the pandemic. Ford gave us a platform to be recognized but to also say thank you to the community. It was fitting because Ford has helped us get back on our feet and they have helped so many others get back on theirs. The day the commercial aired, we launched our mobile bar business.  

Marigold Catering Co. is a family business that loves to share its passion for food and drinks from a family-style buffet to a multi-course plated dinner. Enjoy their meaningful meals at any celebration. 

Marigold Catering Co.
888 W Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202