The Mad Platter To Close At End of 2016

Posted at 5:48 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 21:26:01-05

Germantown's Mad Platter restaurant announced it would be closing its doors for good by the end of the year.

For the last few years its kitchen has become Su Chef Vince Barbee's home away from home. However, come the end of the year the sizzling sounds of something cooking will go silent.

"I love it here, but Craig got to do what he has to do," said Barbee. 

"We put plenty of time into here and then we just started feeling that we wanted to do something different," said owner Craig Jervis. 

Craig and Marcia Jervis' love for each other and their business began in the 80s. Catering is what started it all, within a few years they found themselves at the corner of 6th and Monroe in Germantown.

"We came over here after work that day and we stood right outside that window right there and we just peered through the window," Marcia said. Before them, their future was clear, a restaurant and catering business that would withstand the test of time and an ever changing neighborhood.

"You got to understand, when you look around right now, oh gosh, nothing like this," Marcia laughed. 

The Mad Platter became one of the first owner operated, chef driven restaurants in Nashville. However, after 27 years of hard work they're ready for some time off.

For Barbee it means change is coming, "I have to feed my family so we have to move on."

"Truth be told, everything moves on, you just have your moments and if your moment stretches out a little bit longer than aren't you fortunate," said Marcia.

The Jervis' planned to continue their catering company after taking some time off at the beginning of the year.