Lavell’s Catering was founded in 1995, in Austin Texas by Harvey Lavell Merida. Mr. Merida is a native of Austin, Texas. He is also a 13-year veteran of the US Army. While serving in the Armed Forces as a Quartermaster (Food Service Sergeant), Harvey discovered his passion for cooking, and was asked to be a part of the Fort Sill Culinary Team.
As part of the team, they successfully competed in several competitions at Fort Lee in Petersburg, VA. After serving duty in Iraq (Operation Desert Shield) and Italy, Harvey decided to opt for an early retirement and move him and his family back to Austin. Once in Austin, Harvey cooked at various places, as well as volunteered at his local church.
After several requests, he decided to open Lavell’s Catering. Lavell’s Catering is truly a reflection of love and passion for what and who Harvey is. True to their slogan: ” Where we love to cook and cook with LOVE!”