Family owned and operated, Peace & Plenty Catering has been serving up meals for over 25 years. We cater anything from hog roasts to weddings and have done parties that serve as few as 35 to as many as 3,500. Larry and Rose Couch want their customers to know that when they hire Peace & Plenty Catering, that they are hiring a family whose goal is to help make their day perfect. We attribute the success of the business to the fact that we are family owned and all of the food is hand made. Larry says Rose is his inspiration behind the business. Coming from a long line of Italian cooking, Rose is an incredible Italian cook and a fantastic pastry chef. Their head cook, Terry Osborn, as well as most of their catering staff, have worked for the Couches for over 15 years.
Marion Chronicle – Tribune
Business is Plentiful for Local Caterers
Peace & Plenty reaches beyond local borders
by Marianne Sallee
As a teen working at Tote A Burger in Gas City, Larry Couch knew what he wanted to do for a living.
“I've always loved to cook and have been cooking all my life,” he said.
Since 1999, Couch's business, Peace and Plenty Catering, has been serving up meals.
“We cater anything from hog roasts to weddings and have done parties that serve as few as 30 to as many as 3,500.”
After high school, Couch purchased the Peace & Plenty restaurant in Swayzee and ran it until 1999.
“I worked with a chef for a while, learning basics, but most of my learning came from hands-on experience,” Couch said. “Owning a catering business combines two of my favorite things, cooking and interacting with the public. Each event we cater is special.
“We want the customer to know that when they hire us, they are hiring a family whose goal it is to help make their day perfect.”
Peace & Plenty Catering has fed the owners and drivers of the Indianapolis 500, Richard Lugar and military dignitaries.
Larry Couch attributes the business' success to the fact that they are a family owned operation; use the freshest ingredients; and hand make all of the food.
He said his wife, Rose, is a lot of the inspiration behind the business.
“She is a fantastic pastry chef and the best partner you could ask for,” Couch said. “Her family is Italian, and they have passed down a lot of wonderful recipes and we often use them.