Find a catering service in Akron, OH

Find catering services in Akron, OH

Find catering services in Akron, OH

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Top 10 catering services in Akron, OH

Clients agree: these Akron catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Etaylored LLC

Etaylored LLC

2 hires on Fash
6+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
Melinda R. says, "Etaylored LLC has great customer service, always professional. Went to a catered event and the food was so well prepared and very tasty. She explained all the food that she had at the event. My next get together I will definitely use her serves!!!" Read more
Zingales Creative Catering Llc

Zingales Creative Catering Llc

New on Fash
2 hires on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
I am a professional chef, that received my culinary degree in 2019. Creating delicious dishes is my purpose in life, I love how food can tell a story, heal the soul, and be so comforting all in one. To say cooking is my passion is a understatement it’s more so my gift that I treasure very close and dear. My customers is my top priority making sure the client is pleased with each service they receive is my ultimate goal.
Olesia's Taverne Of Richfield

Olesia's Taverne Of Richfield

New on Fash
137+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
Eastern European Cuisine, American cuisine. Scratch kitchen. Pierogies, Stuffed cabbage, schnitzel, chicken paprikash, beef stroganoff. Olesia has a huge passion for cooking and creating delicious food. Check is out on facebook, our website Call 2344000288

Your Wedding and Event Catering questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much is catering?

Catering costs $10 to $35 per person for basic party food or a drop-off service. On average, caterers charge $500 to $7,500 total for 50 guests, $1,000 to $15,000 for 100 guests, and $1,500 to $23,000 for 150 guests. Alcohol or bartending options often cost extra.

Formal catering or wedding catering costs $30 to $200 per person for plated meals, a buffet, or food stations. A food truck rental costs $10 to $40 per person, depending on the type of event and whether you hire the truck on a weekend or holiday. Popular food truck menu options include tacos, pizza, BBQ, and ice cream.

What is catering?

Catering means supplying food and drink at a party, wedding, or other gathering. Some catering companies provide waitstaff, while others offer self-serve buffet stations or simply drop off prepared food to an event. Different catering companies provide different types of foods and cuisines, including:

  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Barbeque
  • Japanese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Breakfast or brunch

How far in advance do I need to order catering?

Most caterers recommend ordering at least a few weeks to 6 months in advance, depending on the type of event and number of guests. However, catering a small party may not require as much advance time as a wedding, holiday party, or large corporate event.

Large chain restaurants often provide limited, drop-off catering services and require less notice than professional catering companies. Some chain restaurants and grocery stores offer catering services with only one day's notice.

What do caterers provide?

Caterers supply all the food for your event, either cooking it on-site or preparing it in their own kitchen beforehand. Many catering services include serving dishes, plates, glasses, and silverware in their price. Some caterers also offer tables, chairs, linens, or custom place settings for an added fee.

How long do caterers stay at an event?

Caterers typically serve food for 1 to 4 hours, depending on the time of year and number of guests. Setup usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Ask your caterer whether they will include any of the setup or cleanup time in their estimate.

Do you tip caterers?

Some caterers include a gratuity charge of 15% to 20% on your bill that is split between the servers. Before adding a cash tip, ask your caterer or review the contract to make sure a gratuity charge is not already included. If you decide to give cash tips directly, pay each person between $15 to $50.

How do I choose a catering company?

Search our list of caterers, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Read their reviews and menus on Fash and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, insured, and experienced company.
  • Try menu tasting before your event if possible.
  • Make sure they're a good fit for your budget and schedule.
  • Get a written estimate or contract.
  • Avoid making a large payment before your event begins.

After reading reviews and asking questions, hire the best company in your area.

What questions should I ask caterers?

When looking for local catering companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been catering?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How far in advance do I need to book?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • Do you allow menu changes?
  • Will you bring prepared food, or will you prepare it onsite?
  • How long will you be able to serve food?
  • How long do you need to set up?
  • Do you charge extra for travel fees?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for Akron catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Akron area.
Ashley T.
Erica is very warm and professional! I was super indecisive about what I wanted to order and of course I was able to pick and choose and substitute! I am a picky eater so I love this! She even has delivery and delivered my food to my work! It was hot,fresh AND on time! On top of that the food was banging! All I needed was my pillow and blanket for a snooze! What more can you ask for! You get so much food Im definitely ordering again....oh SHE CATERS TOO!!!!!!!!!
Etaylored LLC
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