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Classic Boutique Style Catering & Event Planning ~ On Budget!


Executive Chef Debbie 'Attagirl'  Bivens-Threet, is the Voice and Executive Chef behind Attagirl's Special Events! She is a retired IT Human Resources Office Manager who is now an Entrepreneur Event Planning & Boutique Catering Company Owner, Professional Local Chef, Gourmet Home Chef, Cooking Instructor and a Chef 'Cook-off Contestant' First Place Winner in 5 categories (Denver Press Club). Debbie is an accomplished food industry professional and a Certified Professional Food Manager thru Learn2Serve Texas Food Safety Manager Certification, ServSafe and The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. As A Professional Event Planner, She Specializes In Boutique Wedding Planning Coordinating. Executive Chef Debbie is also a TABC certified Bartender and Anointed/Ordained Wedding Minister/Officiant (USA).

Starting as a young child of 12, with a voracious appetite for party/event planning, cooking/food preparation and presentation, Debbie shadowed the BEST...her mother, the late Dr. Dorothy S. Bivens, who served as the College Hostess for a local college in their hometown, responsible for planning and implementing every social event held for the college.. The Catering & Event Planning for the college President's Receptions, Graduation Receptions, Honorarium Receptions, etc.) all fell under her mother's charge. As her little 'Hostess Assistant' Debbie says "that's when the 'bug' bit me! " Over the years, she continued to master her skills of Special Event Planning & Catering through many events for the college with additional culinary educational training and work-related food preparation positions.

Over time, she's become a Professional Catering Chef/Caterer & Event Planner who's well-known for her events organizing skills, dedication to her craft with attention to details in producing and designing wonderful events for many organizations (Family Reunions, Mardi-Gras Balls, Class Reunions, Private Parties/Dinners), with great passion and success. Debbie also founded 'Cooking with Attagirl' hands-on instructional cooking classes, teaching her specialty homemade candies and dessert cobblers recipes.

As a retired Human Resources IT Office Professional (OPEIU), developing and managing her own successful Catering & Event Planning company, *Attagirl's Special Events in 2003, Debbie continues her 'Attagirl's'  Brand. "No matter the size or scope, ALL events are SPECIAL!" Debbie now brings the same professional expertise & passionate creativity to all of her special events in the Austin, Texas Metro areas.