Vendor Spotlight – Elegant Fare

Today Elegant Fare helps The Center kick off another version of our Vendor Spotlight! Being named “Best Caterer” six times by Cincinnati Magazine Reader’s Poll and receiving a “Best Kept Secret” award from Cincinnati Magazine, they are a wonderful addition to our Preferred Caterer Team! Continue reading to find out about this family business got their start in catering. 

1. Tell us about Elegant Fare. How did the idea for this company come about?

Elegant Fare is a family business that started in 1981 when owner Anne Lisbin realized there was a need for a catering company in Cincinnati that offered many different types of cuisine. It originally started as a company that delivered gourmet dinners that were frozen to your home! The clients loved the food so much it was requested that we catered an event which is how it all began.

2. What types of services/packages do you offer clients?

We offer as many options as you could imagine. We have many different types of offerings from stations to buffets to seated dinners. We can offer something as simple as boxed lunches and as high end as a meal including service with linens and china. Elegant Fare is a true catering company in the sense that we will accommodate your needs based on what type of function you are having.

3. What sets this company apart from other types of catering companies?

What sets this company apart is that we are a true scratch kitchen. Our food is all made fresh in our kitchen daily. Our service team is also something that sets us apart as we have an amazing group of individuals who put their heart and soul into making every event successful beginning with the set up and ending with the clean-up. Last, the family business aspect is something special. Anne’s daughter, Lisa, and son in law, Tyson, are focusing on the company staying current and relevant after all if these years by providing leadership that keeps our staff happy.

4. What is your favorite part about working in the event industry?

Our favorite part of this industry is the excitement that is involved in every step of making our clients vision come alive. Seeing our sales team construct a menu to watching our culinary team create it and then our service team executing!! It’s all wonderful and a feeling of satisfaction that makes our work well worth it!!

5. Do you have any advice to offer clients who want to utilize your services at The Center?

Our advice would be to find a company that will listen. Anything is possible in this industry, with the right direction and attention to detail! Make sure all of your needs are met and you are listened to!

We hope you loved this behind the scenes look into Elegant Fare. Do you have some questions that are lingering? Please comment below! Or, for information on Elegant Fare’s offerings, we invite you to view their website and Facebook page.