It’s a fusion. A North meets South, East meets West, uptown collides with downtown union that blends the best of all backgrounds.
Nameless Catering is a child of two worlds—the discerning taste of restaurateur Jeremy Brown and the business acumen of entrepreneur Jayson Manship. Although going into business together hadn’t been a lifelong dream or even a vision within the realm of possibilities, when an opportunity to rent a little kitchen in Fountain Square appeared, the two friends found themselves confronted with a new door to an unexplored frontier. The conversation was brief. It wasn’t “why,” but “why not?”
With the alliance forged and the documents signed, Manship and Brown began hashing out a plan for their lean start-up. With none but their own money to jumpstart the business, they would be pulling themselves up by their bootstraps. Financially strapped, they needed to be savvy about their debut. Everyone has seen the “new and improved, best fill-in-the-blank” restaurant surge into the food industry and suddenly collapse like a burst carnival balloon, resources exhausted and relationships fractured. Determined not to become one of those failed and faceless enterprises, the duo opted to ease into the venture slowly.
We did our homework, grilling industry insiders and experts, like chefs and food suppliers, to find the right recipes to produce savory and sensational catering options. No secret family recipes, no gimmicks—just fresh ingredients mixed and matched in both classic and unexpected combinations. A true synthesis of old, new, borrowed, and yes, even blue…cheese, Nameless Catering was born. Legwork accomplished, recipes selected, suppliers and staff hired, we prepared to open the floodgates.
Nameless Catering launched in January 2014 as a delivery-only catering service. Ironically, our Nameless Catering had been making quite a name for itself in the Indianapolis area. We had received so many requests for additional menu items we brought on an Executive Chef to produce new items.
And of course, we’ve saved the best for last—the question on everyone’s mind. Why “Nameless” Catering? Is it some kind of statement? No. Honestly, when Manship and Brown first talked over the venture, they only could dream-up some off-off-Broadway mediocre names. They didn’t want something lame, and they didn’t want to waste unnecessary gobs of time trying to invent a clever play on words. So, they chose nothing. After all, what’s in a name? As a Verona native once pointed out, nothing. Ergo, better no name than a bad one, and that’s the decision we’ve stood by.Perhaps some day we will formally christen ourselves. We might even let our customers help us choose our name. We know people are supposed to name a business before they produce, but normalcy’s not really our style!
Family Man, Entrepreneur, Sales Expert, and Catering Guru Jeremy Brown has consistently proven that if he can’t do it, he is more than willing to learn.With an extensive background in food service, franchise catering, and client relations, Jeremy’s skillset is tailored specifically for finding long-lasting solutions to intricate problems.
With a slew of management positions under his belt, from McDonald’s to Qdoba Mexican Grill, to Moe’s Southwest Grill, Jeremy’s leadership style is one that is unconventional, result-driven, team-oriented, and customer-focused. His past experience in general management and corporate leadership roles in high-intensity environments have morphed him into a clear-headed, forward-thinking leader with the capability of thriving and bringing about exceptional results during moments of high pressure and high demand.
After over 16 years of memorable food service and sales experience, Jeremy Brown decided to step away from his corporate roles and responsibilities to take on a new and exciting venture by opening Nameless Catering with his business partner and longtime confidant Jayson Manship. With a devoted team of some of the most talented, driven, and creative minds in the food and customer service industry, Jeremy set his sights high and Nameless Catering soared, disrupting the Central Indiana Catering landscape and making the competition work a little bit harder.
As a man who is undoubtedly an expert in catering and food management, Jeremy has also adopted the role of a professional catering consultant after formulating Cater Pro, a restaurant and event catering consultation firm in Indianapolis. What started out as a passion project to help other entrepreneurs, managers, and sales specialists on the catering platform, Cater Pro has rapidly sprouted into a promising endeavor.
As the proud and wittingly funny father to his beautiful daughter (Adeline Clover), and loving husband to his high school sweetheart (Jessica Brown), it’s easy to detect Jeremy’s source of motivation and generosity. In his spare time Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family in the peace and serenity of Indiana countryside.
Born in Mansfield, Ohio Earnie Holtrey’s vigorous work ethic is cultivated from his infatuation with the outdoors and working with his hands. Whether he is curating his lawn in Fishers Indiana, commissioning his softball team to another victory, or adding the finishing touch to a Nameless Catering order, his connection with the Indiana terrain is relentless. A supportive husband to his wife of 20 years (Dawn) and the proud father of three (CJ, Rose, Cami) Earnie is constantly on the go and consistently striving for excellence in everything he engages, work life and beyond.
As the Operations Manager for Nameless Catering, Earnie’s broad skillset and years of experience in sales, marketing, and program management allows him to stay in tune with each individual order from conception to delivery. When needed, he is immediately in correspondence with the right people or driving to the scene of an order to ensure that the order is delivered as promised, when promised, and with an with an unsurprising level of quality.
A devoted fan to his hometown college football team, you’ll find Earnie rooting for his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes on any given Saturday. A few minutes in his presence and you’ll find that Earnie’s drive for exceeding the status quo echoes in everything is commits himself to, especially sports. He is the Scheduling Commissioner for the HSE Fishers Youth Softball Board of Directors, and a 10-year backstory of coaching youth softball.
Earnie is an active member of the Christ the Savior Lutheran Church in Fishers, Indiana and prides himself on living by a simple tenet, “It’s the little things.” In his spare time, he enjoys quality time with the people he holds dear to his heart.
Call Jeremy…he’ll hook you up.(317) 344-8449