La-tea-da's reputation for attention to detail is evident; from the friendly voice on the phone to the chef that serves your meal, our professionalism shines through time after time.

Chrys and Janet Woodson are at the spearhead of operations, a dynamic Mother and Daughter team backed by a staff whose expertise and professionalism are second to none; they are the driving force and talent behind La-tea-da's success.

Janet Woodson


Janet has come full circle in her career. From her beginnings as a research analyst in the investment business to owning her own full service catering operation in Charlotte, NC. La-tea-da's mission has been a focus throughout her career: to create celebrations through exceptional food and outstanding service with "Southern Charm and Modern Twists". Janet enjoys supporting the sales team while acting as the liaison with the culinary team of La-tea-da's. Her passion for the ultimate guest experience and attention to detail sets La-tea-da's apart in the Charlotte market. La-tea-da's is a proud member of NACE, ISES, and the International Catering Association.

In her free time... traveling, champagne, rescue dogs!

Culinary must have... eggplant & lobster.

Chrys Woodson

Vice President

Chrys is responsible for all accounting and daily managerial duties. Chrys started her career in nursing but quickly realized that she was of the business mind. She enjoyed a career at EJ Smith & Sons and went on own the business. She sold her part in 1985 and joined La-tea-da's full time. Chrys and her late husband, Harold, were a vital part of the strong foundation that La-tea-da's is built on today. They are responsible for La-tea-da's core values of treating people well, (employees and clients) always giving 100%, and always thinking of the guests' perspective.

Culinary must have... peanut butter!

In her free time... traveling, walking, enjoying fine dining, & wine.

Madison Taylor

Madison is a native Texan and upon graduation from Texas Tech University with a degree in Restaurant Hotel Institutional Management she relocated to the east coast to pursue her love for food and all things creative. Madison uses her in-depth knowledge of both the culinary and marketing worlds to produce a wide range of social and corporate events. She produces intimate parties; corporate drop offs and assists with large-scale special events of all kinds. Madison's combination of her Texas roots and Southern ways makes her a great asset to the La-tea-da's team.

In her free time.... exploring new restaurants, home decor & spending time with her two Labradors, Lucy & Charlie.

Culinary must have... Tex Mex & Brussels sprouts!

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris is from Virginia Beach, Virginia and a graduate from Johnson & Wales University. Jennifer graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Service Management. While in college, Jennifer worked part-time with La-tea-da’s as a server, kitchen prep and café supervisor. She has worked in many segments of the hospitality industry and has found a home in the constantly evolving world of catering. Her hard work and experience has paid off, as she is now responsible for La-tea-da’s corporate accounts.

In my her free time: Adventuring in Charlotte, spending time with family & enjoying being a Newlywed!

In his free time... traveling, dining out & keeping up with the latest industry trends to keep La-tea-da's ahead!

Culinary must have... Fresh Seafood!

Meredith Moore

Meredith Moore is a native Charlottean and a graduate of the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has a passion for food and a great eye for design. Merging food with art is a something she loves, as well as bringing client's visions to life. Her experience in the baking industry and attention to detail make her a great asset to the La-tea-da's planning and design team. Meredith specializes in weddings and social events, but she is experienced in corporate accounts as well.

In his free time... Playing flag football on a national level, vintage "picking", making art, creating memories with family and friends

Culinary must have... Sushi and Lamb

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