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Cochran's Catering and Cakes

About Us

We are a family owned business for over 50 years with years of experience in food, catering, events and wedding cakes.  Rodney has worked many years in the food industry opening lead hotel and food chains around the Midwest before starting his own business with his wife Betty.  To accent the catering aspect Beth has been creating beautiful wedding cakes, anniversary and birthday cakes for many events over the past 22 years.  She has attended Ivy Tech Pastry School along with many group classes to enhance the talent of cake art.

Our Story

Rodney Cochran owner of Cochran's Catering and Cakes worked in the food industry since he was 16. Once reaching graduation he went on to work for Howard Johnson hotel chain for 15 years. Starting as a soda jerk working his way up through the ranks to manager and catering big events throughout Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne. Soon to follow he transferred into opening Omlette Shoppes throughout the Midwest building 7 stores and managing them. He later worked for a food chain named Sambo's for 2 years until he purchased his first restaurant off West Washington Street in Indianapolis named Mr.J's (for Mr. Jesus). He continued at this establishment until he was able to purchase a Café called the Dew drop inn Café and Pizza King in 1983. Rodney and his wife Betty renamed the establishment Jamestown Pizza King/Cochran's Pizza King. Owned and operated this business for 23 years with their two daughters Amy and Beth. Throughout the 23 years at the Pizza King and restaurant Rodney and Betty opened a second location in North Salem, Indiana for 5 years

Our History

Know our journey of baking delicious cakes.

Started In 1999

1999 they purchased an old Hardware store in Jamestown. Quickly fulfilling a dream of theirs to own their own catering and venue, seating 150 people.

1997

 Our family added the art of cakes to our background. Rodney's mother, Virginia Cochran always supply Boone County with many wonder wedding cakes and birthday cake for her friends and family. So, in 1997 we started taking classes to carry on this family tradition and add to our new venue and catering menus. Beth continued her education in pastry school at Ivy tech college and also taking numerous classes through ICES to learn the newest techniques.

2019

We have renovated our venue in 2019 to match the Old Hardware atmosphere at 29 West Main Street, Jamestown.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Extremely respectful, adaptable, knowledgeable business owner with a lot of experience. They did a fabulous job with a 200 guest wedding.

_ Shawna Reinhardt