Steve Moore

As Managing Partner for {Palate}catering | design, Steve has established the company on the preferred list of more than 20 prominent event venues in Atlanta. He is widely known in the Atlanta hospitality industry for his energetic attitude and exceeding client’s expectations. Steve’s attention to detail and his flair for style are just two of the many reasons he was elevated from Director of Sales.

Steve’s introduction to the foodservice industry was during high school when he worked as a dishwasher for a small restaurant in Southern Virginia. He went on to acquire a degree in Fashion Design, became a renowned makeup artist, and trained other makeup artists for elite cosmetic companies including Christian Dior, Iman, and Yves Saint Laurent. A few of Steve’s celebrity clientele included First Lady Laura Bush, Holly Robinson-Peet, and Patti LaBelle. In 2000, with his eclectic background in hospitality, fashion, and cosmetology he turned his focus to designing and planning events after producing his first wedding. “Creativity can be expressed in various forms. I wanted to take my expertise in fashion and cosmetology and focus on designing unique events that clients will walk away from knowing they made the right choice in selecting my services” says Steve Moore.

A key element of Safari Hospitality Management’s mission is to “dream big and exceed expectations.” Steve always takes this into consideration when designing and planning each event, hiring staff and carving out Palate Catering | Design’s future. He also loves the cultural diversity of food and how it can bring people together through appreciation of something everyone enjoys – flavor. Steve frequently dines at new restaurants in Atlanta and when he travels to ensure that he keeps up with the latest in food trends and fusion and how he can incorporate some of these aspects into event experiences.

Events designed by Steve are highly regarded in the Atlanta area and regionally. He was elected President of the 2017-2018 International Live Events Association Greater Atlanta Chapter and his events have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Allure, and Grace Ormonde. Popular television shows that his work has been featured in include “Who’s Wedding Is It”, Platinum Weddings, and “Say Yes To The Dress & “Get Married.”

In his downtime, Steve enjoys traveling the world with his partner and friends. He also enjoys watching cartoons such as Looney Tunes, Bob’s Burgers, and Fairly Odd Parents. “In all honesty, the best color combinations can be found in animation which is the artist’s perception of colors that will make an impression for audiences to remember” says Steve Moore.