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Custom Creations

Gourmet Cuisine For Every Lifestyle

Custom Creations is an Atlanta-based hospitality company offering upscale catering, private chef, event staffing and consulting services. Our diverse, highly-trained team of professionals is second to none in delivering consistently outstanding food quality and customer service.
Clients have the added assurance of knowing that we make food safety a top priority. Our employees strictly adhere to the standards and guidelines for food service established and enforced by the USDA, National Restaurant Association, as well as local state health departments. ServSafe® is a nationally recognized training and certification program that educates food service workers about the proper techniques for storing, handling, preparing and serving these items. 
Let us help you plan your next special event. Whether it be

an intimate affair or large-scale catered function, we strive to create a memorable dining experience that your guests will be raving about. From hot or cold buffets to plated dinners, we develop custom menus perfectly suited to the occasion. Through our strategic partnerships, we are also able to provide virtually everything needed to ensure your event is a complete success (entertainment, bar service, décor, concessions, etc.).

About Us

Dwayne L. Hairston, CEC is the award-winning Executive Chef/Owner of Custom Creations and one of the most sought after culinary talents in Atlanta. He received formal training at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and specializes in a variety of world cuisines. With 21+ years industry experience, Chef Hairston has garnered an enviable reputation for excellence amongst peers and clients alike.

IG: @ChefDHairston



"We had the pleasure of hiring Custom Creations as our wedding caterer. Chef Hairston is not only kind, caring and professional, but also a suburb chef! So many people are still talking about the food weeks after our wedding because of how great it was. Chef Hairston invited us to a food tasting prior to the wedding where we finalized our reception menu. His suggestions for cocktail hour were a big crowd pleaser. He even took the time to go around to each table during the reception and made sure everyone was taking care of. I can't tell you how much that small gesture meant to me and my husband. We would use Custom Creations again in a heartbeat and suggest everyone else do the same if they want good quality food and service at their next event." - Meaghan Gillenwater

"Chef Hairston, why can't I stop thinking about your delicious food at my daughter's wedding? LOL... Our guests are still raving about how wonderful the meal was. You and your team are fantastic!!!" - Wanda Taylor Williams

"We just wanted to send a formal thank you for catering our wedding. I'm sure you know the food can make or break a wedding and you definitely delivered a gourmet meal! We heard a lot about how people may have leftover wedding food that can last weeks, but seeing we had none lets me know how much everyone enjoyed it. According to a lot of our guests, the food was certainly a highlight of the night. Thanks again and we truly appreciate you for helping us to have an amazing wedding!" - Kenzel and Ashley Bryant

"Custom Creations did such an AMAZING job at our company awards banquet. The food, service and professionalism of their staff was exceptional.  Our employees are still raving about the carved roast beef, mac & cheese and Cajun chilled shrimp. Chef Hairston was very responsive to our needs and a pleasure to work with.  We look forward to working with him for future events." - Tiffany Crump, Executive Assistant, Prime Power Services

"Chef Hairston and his team recently catered our wedding and we can't speak highly enough of them! First of all - the opportunity to customize our menu was a huge deal to us. Both my husband and I are Caribbean (Jamaican and Trinidadian) so of course, having food from our cultures was so important and Chef Hairston knocked it out of the park. From our first tasting with him, we were blown away by how delicious everything was. Not only was the quality fantastic, but Chef just seemed genuinely enthusiastic about giving us the very best. I'm not exaggerating when I say he treated us like family. On such an important day, it's extremely comforting to have someone who not only does great work, but comes with a positive, warm, and professional presence. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him throughout the entire process - so much so that we are eager to hire him again for our next special occasion." - G.J. & Rashielle Clarke

"My husband and I would like to thank you for being a part of our special day a few weeks ago! Your staff did a phenomenal job and we are so grateful for your service. The food was AMAZING and our guests are still raving about it, particularly the green Since the day we first spoke,  you have committed to your promise of taking care of us and we can't thank you enough. We will definitely be recommending  your services to everyone we know." - Paul & Akia  Chambers

"Chef, EVERYONE that I have spoken to since my daughter's wedding reception has raved about the food. You exceeded our expectations!!! I am so very grateful that we got to meet and for your wonderful food and service (standing ovation to your staff). Thanks again for everything." - Pam Smith

"Selecting Custom Creations to cater our wedding was an easy choice. When looking for the right caterer, you do a lot of tastings and get a very different feel for each one. After meeting with Chef Hairston, he was the clear and obvious choice. First off,  lets just say his food speaks for itself....It's DELICIOUS!!! The Macaroni & Cheese alone was to die for. He  gave us the utmost confidence that our wedding was going to be a top priority and that his staff would be there to service our every need. I must  say,  they definitely went above and beyond. It was more than we could ask for. Chef, Marcell and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating such an amazing dinner and making the most special day of our lives PERFECT. Words cannot express how much we appreciate you." - Marcell & Synthia Hawkins 

"Your food and service at our wedding was an absolute DREAM. You were a highlight to our night and made a lasting impression (food and character) on so many of our guests. We constantly talk about how great the food was and how we want to throw another event just for your food.💗💗." -  Mitchell & Sandra Bernardo

"Outstanding preparation and professionalism from the entire staff. The serving of 1,000+ meals for our "25th Anniversary Celebration" was executed flawlessly. " - Angelo Sampona, Event Coordinator, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Johns Creek, GA

"The food was one of the best parts of our wedding! You made it a smooth and wonderful process. Thank you!" - Jonathan & Marissa Hendrix

"Thank you for all that you did for our wedding, The food was absolutely amazing!!!!!!!! Our guests still say, that was the best roast beef we have ever eaten!" - John & Cherie Scroggs

"People are still talking about your BBQ. Everything was amazing!!!"  -  Brad & Jodie Patillo

"Incredible experience!!! Thank you so much Chef Hairston and staff for creating a great menu and delivering impeccable service for our corporate holiday party. Super professional and everyone enjoyed the fantastic food. Can't wait to use your services again!" ~ Adrian Fernandez, Marketing Specialist, BEKO Technologies

"Communication from beginning to end was awesome. Chef Hairston was easy to work with, accommodated all of our requests and bent over backwards to make sure we were satisfied. He provided a delicious and diverse menu suited to our needs. Very prompt and courteous staff. Would hire again in a heartbeat! " ~ Patricia Snook, Senior Executive Assistant, Axiall Corporation

"We absolutely LOVED your food, the excellent service, price, and everything!!! We always recommend you!"~ Brad & Erica Johnson

"Chef Hairston and his staff are wonderful! He truly listens to what the client wants and creates a menu based on those requests. Once the menu has been established, he takes care of everything! You don't have to do anything else...just enjoy his delicious food! He is professional and creative. He or a member his staff stays onsite until the end of the event...from set-up to clean-up. He helps take the stress out of planning your event! ~ Marlene Janssen, Executive Assistant, Mondi USA

I highly recommend Chef Hairston and his staff to add a unique flair to your corporate function. The service was exceptional and the cuisine was truly spectacular! ” ~ Da’Nyia Johnson, Program Governance Manager, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 

"Thank you for making the cooking segment such a success! I received several phone calls from friends and family who saw the program and got hungry just looking at the television set. It was great getting a taste of your work. The food was simply divine! You truly are a Master Chef and it shows that you take pride in what you do." ~ Karen Graham, Host, FOX 5 Atlanta "Good Day Atlanta"

“Chef Hairston is an extremely talented chef and has amazed us with his culinary wonders again and again. The simplicity and elegance of some dishes demonstrate his knowledge and expertise while the complexity of flavors in others transport you to that pleasure place. I have been fortunate enough to see Chef Hairston in action while conducting television demos and interviews for Atlanta Real Men Cook, and also through our participation in the "2012 Atlanta Chef's Expo". He and the staff of Custom Creations will make your next event more than spectacular.” ~ Kevin M. Ashford, Spokesperson, Atlanta Real Men Cook

"While I knew of his reputation, I met Chef Hairston for the first time when he agreed to address my Culinary Innovation & Entrepreneurship class at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Asking for no compensation, and taking time out of his busy day, Chef Hairston, wowed my students with his industry knowledge, and his understanding of what it took to develop a successful business. I was impressed with both his knowledge, and his generosity.” ~ Ron Wolf, CFBE, Instructor, Art Institute of Atlanta

"Many thanks to you Chef Hairston for the delicious meal you prepared for me during my recent visit to Atlanta. Yours was one of the best salmon dishes I have ever had the pleasure of eating. A very memorable dining experience indeed." ~ Bishop T.D. Jakes, Senior Pastor, The Potter's House 

“Chef Dwayne Hairston is AWESOME!!! He provides top notch service which includes a knowledgeable support staff that are second to none. I highly recommend him for all your catering needs. He is undoubtedly one of the hottest chefs in Atlanta!” ~ Jai Curry, Managing Partner/Executive Producer, JR Productions, Inc. 

"It is always nerve wrecking when hiring a new chef to cater your event. I am very particular about taste and presentation! When the event arrived and his servers brought out the food, I was elated. The presentation was amazing and the hors d'oeuvres were definitely a crowd pleaser. Chef Hairston and his staff are very reliable and make sure customer satisfaction is the primary goal. For PZI Jeans, Custom Creations will be our only choice for future events." ~ Claire B. Jason, Vice President/Co-Founder, PZI Jeans 

"Thank you Chef Hairston and the wonderful staff at Custom Creations for your professionalism and the heavenly food served during the book launch reception at Tyler Perry Studios. Your attention to detail was like no other I’ve worked with." ~ CJ Jimerson, Publicist 

"I had a wonderful experience working with Chef Dwayne Hairston as a featured and presenting Chef at the Inaugural "Atlanta Chef''s Expo". Chef Hairston was very professional and showed up on time for all of his commitments related to the event. He has a great attitude and is a pleasant person to work with. All of the food the Chef Dwayne produced for the expo was amazing. He is very creative and his presentation is outstanding. I highly recommend that you hire Chef Dwayne Hairston for any event that you may have." ~ Alisha Nesbitt, Co- Founder, "Atlanta Chef''s Expo"


Each member of our staff is  committed to exceeding the client's expectations and delivering a truly superior level of service. We invite you to see, feel and taste what makes us different. You will not be disappointed.



For additional details on any of our services, please email: Remember to include your contact number. We will make every effort to respond to your request within 24hrs. 

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