The original Corner Market was founded in 1988 by Emily and Jim Frith. It was Nashville’s original and most celebrated gourmet grocery, but it was so much more! It was a neighborhood hangout and a great lunch spot. It was the best place to buy fish, artisanal cheese, organic produce, and fabulous groceries from near and far. It spawned some of Nashville’s greatest chefs, who prepared inspired and amazing food to take home.
After a 16 year run, the Corner Market closed in 2004. It was the end of an era. But Emily and Jim stayed in the kitchen, and started a thriving catering business. In 2007, they purchased the Catering Company at 850 Hillwood Blvd. In addition to catering weddings, luncheons, cocktail parties, and corporate events, they also provide wholesale prepared foods for the Produce Place, and make vast quantities of the famous Sesame Vinaigrette salad dressing.
In early 2011, the Catering Company evolved into the Corner Market Catering Company. Emily and Jim connected their catering kitchen with small retail spot next door, where the same wonderful prepared foods are available to our friends. Come see us in our tiny new retail store brimming with good things to eat!