About Us

Nita’s mother, Bettiemae Clark
Serving Hernando, Pasco, Citrus, and surrounding counties

Our Story

Betty Marie’s Catering was launched in February of 2012, and is named after our mothers, Bettiemae Clark (top,below) and Marie Hale Melaugh (top, above). Betty Marie’s serves Hernando, Pasco, Citrus, and surrounding counties. We serve homestyle recipes, hearty and/or healthy, all made from scratch. Owners Burton and Nita Melaugh have a combined 40+ years cooking experience, and it’s just the two of us, so you’ll always have the owners preparing your food.

We base all our recipes on family style cooking. Most of our offerings were inspired by many prior generations on each side of our families, and many are exactly as they’ve been served for countless family gatherings throughout the years. As well, because we purchase every job to order, we can satisfy all custom requests. In fact, many clients hire us because they can serve their own personal menus without having to shop, cook, or clean.

With Betty Marie’s Catering, all you pay for is the food: no equipment rental fees, no service or labor cost, no delivery charges, no setup and takedown fees. When we quote you a price, typically $10-$20 per head, your only additional cost is sales tax. We arrive, set up your food in disposable chafers, and leave. All you have to do is eat and throw everything out afterwards.

References upon request. Types of occasions we’ve served include business meetings, business networking meetings, lunch-and-learns, office luncheons, ribbon cuttings, birthday parties, weddings, graduation parties, campaign events, judge investitures, holiday meals, realtor open houses, house warming parties, veterans events, and baby showers. We are happy to help you plan your event and source all your needs.

“They are the friendliest couple with AMAZING food. Everyone at our event loved everything they made!!”


“Fresh, homemade, nutritious, and reasonable. They are my go to caterers for my events, and was the caterer for my wedding. Cooked to order, and they are SO accommodating.”


I kept hearing people say that this food was so good until I tried it. Best food I’ve had in a long time.