Patrill Johnson

Operations Manager

Here at Palate Catering I Design we feel like we hit the jackpot when Patrill Johnson joined our team.  For instance, she brings her all every day and it makes such a great impact on our team.  Patrill’s love for food started at a very early age watching her father do what he loved the most, cooking & leading a team. As a result, she believes this experience inspired her career. She was molded into hospitality and, at a very early age, understood what dedication, passion & expression through food consists of. Patrill obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management at Alabama A&M University.  She has dedicated over 10 years in the hotel catering & hospitality industry. She even ventured out starting Chubby Cakes & Patty Cakes Catering which made and sold gourmet cupcakes in jars. Some of her favorite events in the business included successfully leading her team on the Anheuser Busch Superbowl party in 2018 and Birmingham Masked Mayor’s Ball in 2017.

Patrill now serves as Operations Manager in charge of the day-to-day operations for Palate Catering I Design. Everyone that Patrill comes in contact with throughout the day; mangers, clients, guests, chefs, wait staff, delivery drivers, etc, feels supported by her positive attitude and strong leadership skills. Above all, it is evident that unity & respect are of high importance and that she believes strongly in building a family-like team within the work environment. Patrill has embraced our mission statement wholeheartedly and it is clear to see that she strives to set high expectations for herself and the teams she leads by the statement: With passion, imagination, and dedication our team will accomplish anything. In conclusion, we know your event will be successful with Patrill in charge. 

Foodie Fact: Patrill would love to go on Culinary Vacation to Italy!! French cuisine is her favorite and feels it is inevitable that she learns to make the best dishes, sip the best wine and tour an amazing country. 

Fun Fact: She loves the water, however she cannot swim. And on her bucket list is to visit The Cenote IK Kil located in Mexico. It’s an open water sinkhole that was considered a sacred place for the Mayan civilization. Its purpose was exclusively for relaxation and rituals. 

Favorite Quote: “Fear has two meanings: forget everything and run OR face everything and rise. The choice is yours.” -Zig Ziglar