Classic City Catering
By the Numbers
Years in the Wedding Industry: 28
Number of Weddings in My Career: 2500
About the Business
Three Words That Best Describe My Ideal Bride: Open to New Ideas/ Flexible, Appreciates Good Quality and Service
Features: Wedding Chicks, Style Me Pretty, Every Last Detail, Emerald Coast Bride, Gulf Coast Bride, Coastal Weddings Magazine
About the Owner
Personal Bio: David was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida and his interest in the culinary world began early in life, cooking with his grandfather David Neale. His first job was selling eggs in the neighborhood from chickens he raised with his mother Sallie. After high school, experience at Athens, Georgia- based Epting Events provided him with an in-depth knowledge of the catering industry. David returned to Pensacola and, in 1989, began his own catering business in the kitchen of EJ’s Restaurant in Pensacola’s Historic District. He began Classic City with the intention of providing Pensacola with a quality full-service caterer. Today Mr. Penniman is proud of the service Classic City brings, not only to Pensacola, but to the entire Southeast.
Favorite Pastime: Spending time with my three sons.
Something I Would Like People To Know About My Business: David believes in using only the finest ingredients, including fresh, local products. His take on classic cuisine is both accessible and unique, and his creative process lends itself to preparing a wide range of cuisines to suit every client’s individual needs. His passion for creating and executing special events is evident in every effort that Classic City puts forth. Be it a beach wedding, a corporate seminar, or a Mardi Gras ball, David and his team are committed to making each event successful and memorable.
Where I Grew Up: Pensacola, Florida