Recipient of the Reginald Gates Best of the Best Business Award

Recipient of the Reginald Gates Best of the Best Business Award

By Horace Satisfield - BOARD CHAIR/President 2011 - CCBCC

 

 

 

During the recent Texas African American Association Chamber of Commerce conference in Austin Texas, the Reel Thing Catfish Café was the recipient of this award along several other businesses across the state. Award selection is based on the following criteria: A leader in the business community; a track record of business success; a record of community involvement; demonstrated results of quality product/service; demonstrated results of creative, well-planned and effective marketing and/or business strategy; a contributor to job creation and/or development of people.{{more}}The Reel Thing Catfish Café has been cooking up the best U.S. farm raised catfish and seafood this side of the Mississippi since 2000. In 2006, an expanded menu included some of the best BBQ you have ever tasted….guaranteed! Its mission is to start with the best quality products and prepare your menu selections in a manner that will leave you with a memorable dining experience. The entrees don’t sit around under a heat lamp…they are prepared fresh when you order!Jim and Mary Brevard and their partner, Karen Sim, employ numerous full and part-time employees while being active in a number of veteran and community activities. Jim serves as a Board member of the Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce. Jim and Mary have been married for 48 years and have 2 children, Dawn and Randy. They are also the proud grandparents of Kalen Brevard and Mariah Hart.Recently, Jim has spearheaded an effort to establish an independent restaurant coop with numerous Collin county businesses. Perhaps it will reach statewide status very soon.