Find a catering service in Dayton, OH

Find catering services in Dayton, OH

Find catering services in Dayton, OH

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Top 10 catering services in Dayton, OH

Clients agree: these Dayton catering services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Crown Royal Catering And Event Planning LLC

Crown Royal Catering And Event Planning LLC

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
5 hires on Fash
8+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Marvin T. says, "food was wonderful and very prompt, will use them again in the future." Read more
Amber Rose

Amber Rose

New on Fash
Serves Dayton, OH
Our service stands out because we care about what we do! Everything from our food to our service is fine tuned to ensure the customers are getting the best experience possible. I enjoy being able to help people with their special occassions and making their event a memorable experience.
Magnolia Lane Catering

Magnolia Lane Catering

5.0(1)
1 hire on Fash
9+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Veronica A. says, "They are a pleasure to deal with. Service and food are absolutely amazing!" Read more
Diinastys Dinners LLC

Diinastys Dinners LLC

New on Fash
2+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Good Evening My Name Is Ajynah But You Can Call Me Aj I'm 29 And Cooking Is My Passion I'm Available To Do Parties Events Personal Dinners And Lessons I've Been Cooking Since I Was Aloud To Touch The Stove If I Didn't Have Bills I'd Cook For Free I Dont See Myself Anywhere Else But In a Kitchen I'm a Lovable Kind Goofy Funny Person And I Love People And Good Energies I'm Affordable And Dependable When It Comes To Pricing So Contact Me And We Can Work Something Out Thank You!! Facebook: Nae Thompson If I Don't Respond On This App Message Me On Facebook Ill Respond Immediately
Christopher's Restaurant And Catering

Christopher's Restaurant And Catering

New on Fash
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
33+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
32 years of restaurant and catering service to help take the worry away from you! Voted Dayton's Best Caterer in 2023, even 30 years after we started, says we care enough to keep on improving. Whether you need a venue, food, desserts, bartending accessories or just some help in planning, we are just once call away. 937-299-0343
Chef Damon Catering, Staffing And Consulting

Chef Damon Catering, Staffing And Consulting

New on Fash
10+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Staffing Catering needs Consultation Special Events, Weddings, Birthdays, Holidays, Graduations Corporate Catering Drops offs, Buffets or Plated Meals
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

New on Fash
58+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Lee's has just the ticket to make catering your event as easy as can be. You choose the Chicken and sides of your taste and let us do the rest.
T&D Smoked BBQ 🍗

T&D Smoked BBQ 🍗

New on Fash
16+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
I prepare organic and vegan food my food stand out because it simply good. I have cooking since 10 yrs. And i enjoy perparing food
Twisted Flavors Seaoul Eatery

Twisted Flavors Seaoul Eatery

New on Fash
4+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
I cater seafood, vegan meals, breakfast, bbq & soulfood all flavors are Twisted and Delicious. We provide bottle service and cleaning service for an additional fee. And provide spectacular customer service with a smile. Our services are spectacular because we aim to please beyond the level of expectations. Twisted Flavors will do more then satisfy your tastebuds with our hospitality and soulful flavors we will give you a delightful experience that you will not forget. Our well prepared 3 course meals and deserts are well portioned and very tasty. If you choose Twisted Flavors Seaoul Eatery you will be highly satisfied....
Mimi's Savory Creations

Mimi's Savory Creations

5.0(1)
19+ years in business
Serves Dayton, OH
Mae T. says, "MSC was very detailed and inclusive when it came to my order! Even with all my sons allergies they came up with a fantastic meal that we could all enjoy. Definitely will be using again!! 😍" Read more

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 Dayton catering services

Recent success stories from people in the Dayton area.
Debra Kay P.
Alswell was amazing. We gave her 3 days notice because it was a catering venue for after a memorial service (70 people). She not only pulled the event off flawlessly but the food and service were exceptional. She was so easy to work with and she is a very lovely lady.
Crown Royal catering and Event Planning LLC
Joelle O.
Afromeals is easy and straightforward. I always have a great end product that never lasts long!
Afromeals
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