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 the result of hard work and dedication—restaurateur Jeremy Brown grasped his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age starting business’s and breaking sales records early in his food service career. When an opportunity to rent a little kitchen in Fountain Square appeared, Jeremy found himself confronted with a new door to an unexplored frontier. It wasn’t “why,” but “why not?”
With the documents signed, Brown began hashing out a plan for his lean start-up. With none but his own money to jumpstart the business, he would be pulling himself up by his bootstraps. Financially strapped, he needed to be savvy about the 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, Brown opted to ease into the venture slowly.
Brown did his 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, Nameless Catering had been making quite a name for itself in the Indianapolis area. Brown had received so many requests for additional menu items he brought on an Executive Chef to produce new items.
And of course, Brown saved the best for last—the question on everyone’s mind. Why “Nameless” Catering? Is it some kind of statement? No. Honestly, when Brown first talked over the venture with his wife, 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 normally supposed to name a business before they get going, but normalcy’s not really our style!
Jeremy is a life long restaurant worker that changed into entrepreneur who is constantly looking for a better way to do things. He is laser focused on customer service, and nothing is more important than customer satisfaction. Jeremy spends his days at the company office and test kitchen in Indianapolis, but he always finds time to stop by co-working spaces and Nameless kitchens to help the company stay in tip top condition. If you ever think to yourself “I wonder if Jeremy is awake and working?”… The answer is likely yes.
Neely helps make the show go on! She walks our clients through catering the most important events each year. Her extremely detail oriented personality and always-on-call mentality make her an awesome part of the Nameless team. She loves college sports and hates the fact that Jeremy has never seen any movies that she references. Lastly, if you have honey samples, you are on her A list.
With 30+ years of corporate leadership and project management for some of the largest companies in the world, when your important event is happening…you’ll want Jennifer on your team. She lives and breathes by time lines and spread sheets which helps our clients feel informed and secure that their event will be flawless.
If you love volleyball, white claw, and pugs…MacKenzie might be your best friend! She is the newest wedding specialist on the team, but fits in with us like peas and carrots. If you ever need a pick me up, just give MacKenzie a call, her infectious laughter and bubbly spirit will have you feeling better in no time!