I am a Graduate of Houston Academy Class of 1978 Dothan, Alabama. I attended Auburn University and obtained a Bachelors degree in food service administration, and a minor in catering in 1983. There was this catering class at Auburn that I talked my advisor into teaching and we were the hit of the faculty since we were so cheap. Dr. Meyer just set us up as a business and turned us loose. I learned by "jumpingin feet first" and my love affair with "catered affairs" began.
I worked in a hotel in Atlanta, the Buckhead area, as restaurant operations manager, and moonlighted as a "grunt," in the Capital City Club downtown under Chef Don Hamilton. There, I learned about the professional kitchen. Chef Don is now the executive chef of the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada. I opened the Basketcase in 1989 at Northside Mall. Two years later, after seeing some success, I moved the business to present location on South Oates
I learned to make "bear claws" (pineapple-filled yeast dough) in seventh grade home-ec class. It was the only thing I learned to make and my parents still won't eat them to this day.
During a live TV show, the hot lights melted my linzer cookie dough into a pancake batter-consistency, and it ran off the counter
Sushi and draft beer
You can fix anything with whipping cream, butter and booze.
The Basketcase Cafe is now open for lunch Monday thru Friday from 11 til 2!
Come have a beer, a glass of wine or a mixed drink with your lunch!
Join our email list for the next "Wine Tasting Dinners"!
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE MOTHER'S DAY BUFFET!
334 671 1117
228 South Oates Dothan, AL 36301
Monday - Friday
11:00 - 2:00
Beer, Wine & Mixed Drinks served during lunch everyday!
Available for catering in the evenings and on weekends!
On or Off premise catering!