Our Story

Mandy and Liz had known each other and served the Norman community through various organizations for many years before they collaborated on Social Butterfly Catering. Their combined experiences in hospitality, events and food and beverage catering creates a unique partnership for their new catering division. Together they've partnered to create elegant and affordable catering. They are both passionate about delicious food, dedicated to details and love a good theme! Combining their expertise and resources was a natural fit and they are very excited to be spreading their wings in 2020.

Mandy & Liz  

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Mandy Haws has operated Sooner Bowling Center, a Norman family owned business for over 16 years.


She is active in the bowling industry on both the state and national levels and serves on many local community organization boards. Her hospitality roots run strong as she grew up in her family's flower shop in Kansas City working on weddings and events. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.


Mandy and her family live in the country where they enjoy eating fresh with their grass fed beef and garden (and can) their own fresh fruits and veggies.  The Haws family loves to entertain, throw together gatherings and host friends and family.

Liz Barfield, a native of Albany, Georgia, moved to Norman in May 2012 with her husband's job.

She acclimated quickly into Norman community life by joining Norman Next and graduating from the Norman Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Norman Class of 2015, as well as serving on Norman Arts Council, and Sooner Rotary in both members and board leadership positions. She also helped start Moore Involved patterned after Norman Next.

She was raised in a cooking and entertaining family and those southern hospitality roots run deep through Liz’s favorite family recipes today. Liz has spent over 15 years in the hospitality and catering industry. She brings a love of food and connecting food with people to social butterfly catering.

Whether it’s a fun theme or helping to nourish and comfort, Liz is passionate about connecting people and having fun with food!

Together, they've joined forces to create elegant, yet affordable catering in Oklahoma. You don't have to sacrifice taste and presentation with Social Butterfly Catering.

What People Are Saying


Taylor W.

"I recently worked with Social Butterfly Catering who provided the most delicious charcuterie board and dessert spread for a group of visitors that had ventured to Norman from across the state.  Everyone was impressed and now I'm hungry for more."


Josh H.

"“We used Social Butterfly Catering for one of our larger events of the year. Everyone was very impressed with the lunch they were served. SBC made the entire process so easy, and went above and beyond to make sure our event (beyond the food) was a success.”


Gina M.

"We absolutely love to host our parties at Sooner Bowling Center! We have hosted staff parties and family birthday parties and regardless of the occasion, the food is just fabulous. It makes it so easy for me because I'm gluten free and they can easily accommodate that while everyone else enjoys their favorites! In addition to hosting parties, we have had business get togethers in their private room and everyone was impressed with the presentation and quality of the food!"