About the Owner

Jelon believes that a successful event requires unique and personalized attention to every detail. Cocktail Hour Catering & Event Consulting was born from her deep passion for preparing great cuisine and creating stylish events that make a statement through creativity, detailed organization and design. She prides herself in staying savvy about the hottest trends in the industry, but her true passion comes from infusing delicious food with amazingly innovative concepts, which is what makes each event unique. But at her heart, she is also a traditionalist.  It is important to her that Cocktail Hour approach every project in a fresh new way…but with the traditions, customs and old world etiquette that add significance to life’s special events.

She is a proud native of the beautiful city of Savannah, GA where she lives with her husband Chris Sr. and their children Amiaya and Chris Jr.  Her professional experience began in 2009 where she worked planning events and catering for New Hope International Church in Warner Robins, GA. This experience was soon followed with continued success in ministry at Oasis Family Life Church in Dallas, GA.  Both ministries were operated in excellence at a corporate level as the membership was 2000 plus and both heavily involved in the community.

Jelon has over 14 years of experience in preparing delicious food, community, social and corporate event coordinating and due to her reputation for excellence, has effortlessly formed strong professional relationships.  In October of 2014 she decided that cocktail catering or small bites would be her invite to any party.  With her culinary skills and her eye for design she has taken food presentation to the next dimension. We have the experience of catering, designing, planning and coordinating hundreds of events and weddings for a wide variety of clients, cultures, religions, and organizations. From chic soirees to extravagant galas, private affairs to posh weddings and more, Cocktail Hour has notoriously created unforgettable events with food that is impeccable and designed especially for each occasion, never lacking their own unique personality and style.


Jelon Smart-Owner/Designer

Jelon Smart-Owner/Designer