About Us

Chef Serge Krikorian and his wife Mary started Dinner’s Ready Catering 15 years ago.  Having catered 1000s of events over the years as Dinner’s Ready Catering, they launched Vibrant Occasions Catering, a new name that more accurately depicts the level of food and service provided at your social catered event.  Vibrant Occasions will cater to all of your guests senses and provide a memorable dining experience.  Our sister company, Dinner’s Ready Express Catering, is perfect for your corporate or drop-off catering needs, when you need just great, chef-prepared food brought to your event without any extra services.  Under the leadership of founders and owners, Serge and Mary Krikorian, along with their amazing staff of professionals, Vibrant Occasions Catering and Dinner’s Ready Express Catering continually strive to establish long-lasting relationships with our clients by treating them the way we would want to be treated.

Serge and Mary Krikorian and Family

Serge and Mary Krikorian, owners of Vibrant Occasions Catering and Dinner’s Ready Express Catering, opened their first restaurant, a carry-out and delivery pizza restaurant, in 1994. After years in the pizza business, in 2002 they decided to expand their hospitality service by opening their catering kitchen in a 1,200 square foot space with just one stove, one oven and one cooler.  Today, their catering space encompasses 10,000 square feet, including a professional kitchen and bakery, a construction space to build props for caterings, and a warehouse of display and decor items we use in our caterings.

While growing their business, Serge and Mary had three sons who grew up working for for the business and continue to work when their school schedules permit.  In fact, many of our staff members have brought their children to work with us in our family-oriented business.

Our commitment to our customers, as well as our employees, has allowed Serge and Mary Krikorian to grow their business and become leaders in the catering market in Central Arkansas.

“We recommend Dinner’s Ready to anyone who is looking for a reliable caterer. It is a local family-owned business started by Serge and Mary. They were extremely personal and professional. From the first time we met with them we knew that we were in good hands. We had 200 guests at our wedding and had many complicated transitions. Serge and Mary took all the stress out in catering for our wedding and helped us develop a detailed plan. And, the food. The food was amazing and on-point. Our guests had nothing but compliments on the food and staff (even those who we knew to be picky or particular).” Sara H., Bride, Little Rock, AR

We are always looking for good people to join our team of kitchen staff, bakery staff, and catering staff.  If you are interested in putting your talents to work for an organization that appreciates its employees, click the button below and take a few minutes fill out an application.  We will contact you when we are looking to fill a position on our team.