meet danielle

Chef Danielle Kates’ fresh approach is a masterful blend of inventiveness and tradition. Her father, Charles, founded Kates Catering in 1970, and established a loyal contingent of clients, including the Swan Ball, the BMI Awards, and the Heritage Ball. Chef Danielle and her talented staff continue to serve these and other valued clients, providing for small home parties and grand galas.

Chef Danielle trained at the renowned Johnson and Wales University and has served as chef for notable restaurants including Central Market in Austin, Texas. Today, at the helm of d.Kates, she seeks to build relationships with new audiences, eager to satisfy Nashville-area residents’ evolving palates, high standards, and insatiable desires to create unforgettable experiences.