About Us

Due South Southern Cuisine continues to cultivate locally by adding Michael Orton to the Due South Team as co-owner of The Loft at Due South. Michael moved to Peachtree City in 2000 with his wife Amy and his two children, Jake and Grace. Most recently, Michael was an owner of Grinds and Wines and The Tavern on 74 from 2008 to 2011. His professional career was with The Coca-Cola Company, World Headquarters in Atlanta Ga. While working as a Event Planner at The Coca-Cola Company for 24 years, Michael was in charge of coordinating Senior Officer Events such as Board Meetings, Global Marketing Meetings, Quarterly Finance Meetings with the CFO and numerous Customer/Employee Events where he would arrange Food and Beverage and Entertainment for groups ranging from 10 to 3000 people. He has worked with Dale Murphy, Tim Hudson, President George W. Bush, President Carter, Kyle Petty, Warren Buffet, and LaBron James. Michael continued to work at The Coca-Cola Company until he retired in October 2010.

Michael was born in Owensboro Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky and graduated in 1986 with a degree in Tele-Communications. The Loft at Due South is blessed to have Michael Orton heading up Operations for the best kept secret in private events! Contact The Loft at Due South for your next event.