Our Story

Serving impeccable southern cuisine, ART Catering & Events has recently acquired Brick Landing’s Restaurant & Venue. ART Catering & Events has been in the catering industry since 1997. They have been the exclusive caterer with Brick Landing for the past few years making the transition to operating the venue a smooth one.

Husband and wife team, Chef Andrew Bland and Operator Terry Bland own ART Catering & Events and the Purple Onion Cafe located on Main Street in Shallotte, NC. Andrew is a French Cuisine Trained Chef from England, while Terry manages the day-to-day operations with true southern hospitality. Together, they make the perfect team for this growing business and have become well-known throughout the area for their beloved Purple Onion Cafe, delicious catering and their generousity to the community.

Andrew and Terry started their catering business in Florence, SC over 23 years ago and then decided to move their business to coastal Carolina in Shallotte in 2004. This is when they opened their ever so popular, Purple Onion Cafe. Since then, they have been busy catering events and serving the public daily breakfast, lunch and desserts.

The positive work culture within their businesses continues to shine through their team members. Throughout the planning stages to the day-of the event, clients are able to put their mind at ease knowing the behind-the-scenes is managed down to every last detail.

Terry and Andrew Bland, Owners of ART Catering & Events and the Purple Onion Cafe