WICHITA — Chef Jeremy Wade has left Yia Yia's Eurobistro to start Jeremy Wade Catering and join forces with Corporate Caterers of Wichita owner Ben Arnold.
The two will be owners in both companies.
"It's a project I've chased for almost two years," Arnold says of working with another caterer.
He started talking to Wade a year and a half ago.
"There's a really, really strong need for a catering company with a very independent and strong culinary background," Arnold says.
By independent, he means one not tied to a restaurant.
"Catering is always a side job to them," he says.
Arnold says high-end restaurants call him looking for catering help.
"Wichita has a real need for upscale catering," Wade says.