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Opening Night Catering

Pittsburgh , PA
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2627 Penn
Pittsburgh, PA US 15222 (map)

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ABOUT US

Opening Night Catering is a full service catering company.

The dynamic duo of Harry and Jean Ross, met over 25 years ago at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in NYC. From New York,... Read more
Opening Night Catering is a full service catering company.

The dynamic duo of Harry and Jean Ross, met over 25 years ago at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in NYC. From New York, they moved to Maui, and then Jean worked a summer in France in the kitchen of Jean Lenoir, while Harry toured the Continent. In the summer of 1983 , they were asked to move to Pittsburgh, to be the Executive Chef and Sous Chef at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, where Opening Night Catering was born. In 1991, they purchased their Strip location and have been been orchestrating memorable events from this site. Chef Harry Ross was also a member of the 1988 Pittsburgh Culinary Team, and won two Gold Medals in the field of pastries, in Frankfurt , Germany.

Jean and Harry Ross have owned Opening Night for over 24 years, and it is a dream team. Jean will work with clients to find out your needs and Harry will orchestrate the kitchen to produce an unforgettable event. They have an impeccable reputation and will honestly asses your needs. Their culinary skills are undisputed and have earned them respect from clients and peers.



Call 412-232-0338 to begin the process of planning your event with professionals. Or email us at openingnightcat@aol.com. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, Premium Liquor, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), Asian, Chinese, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We offer your most menu items for your Wedding at your tasting for 2-4 people.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
We make all of our own cakes. Our Executive Chef is also a Gold Medal Winner in the Culinary Olympics held in Frankfurt, Germany every four years.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
No, we don;t charge a cake cutting fee. We substitute our beautiful tea cookies for our cake.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
No, but we do have the liquor liability to pour liquor.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Yes, we will arrange for everything and let you pay the directly , so that you do not incur any mark up.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes, we have a very loyal, and professional staff.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
400

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Alex
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you to Jean and the rest of the staff at Opening Night. They catered our 6.7.14 reception at the Pittsburgh Opera, but behind the scenes Jean did so much more than that. Living in Maryland I was a bit stressed about planning a wedding in Pittsburgh, but Jean made the process so easy. She was constantly in contact with all of our vendors; making sure things were running smoothly. She was very responsive via email, always being available to answer my random questions in the months leading up to our event. Our guests had nothing but great things to say about the food and the service. I would absolutely recommend working with Opening Night. Thank you Jean!
Thank you to Jean and the rest of the staff at Opening Night. They catered our 6.7.14 reception at the Pittsburgh Opera, Read more...
Thank you to Jean and the rest of the staff at Opening Night. They catered our 6.7.14 reception at the Pittsburgh Opera, but behind the scenes Jean did so much more than that. Living in Maryland I was a bit stressed about planning a wedding in Pittsburgh, but Jean made the process so easy. She was constantly in contact with all of our vendors; making sure things were running smoothly. She was very responsive via email, always being available to answer my random questions in the months leading up to our event. Our guests had nothing but great things to say about the food and the service. I would absolutely recommend working with Opening Night. Thank you Jean! Read less
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Opening Night Catering responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Alex. What a lovely review. It was our pleasure.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Excellent work and the workers were so nice and we're very helpful!
Excellent work and the workers were so nice and we're very helpful!
Excellent work and the workers were so nice and we're very helpful! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Jean and Opening Night enough. Her easy demeanor and professional attitude was such a help during this stressful time. Completely flexible with dietary restrictions, they were able to craft a menu that catered to the gluten free, the lactose free, and the vegetarians. And don't even get me started on the desserts...my goodness, I packed up as much as I could and gorged for DAYS. I had many guests tell me that it was the best wedding food they ever had, and I completely agree. Jean was also a huge help in designing layout and ordering rentals. Her expertise was certainly appreciated.
I cannot recommend Jean and Opening Night enough. Her easy demeanor and professional attitude was such a help during this Read more...
I cannot recommend Jean and Opening Night enough. Her easy demeanor and professional attitude was such a help during this stressful time. Completely flexible with dietary restrictions, they were able to craft a menu that catered to the gluten free, the lactose free, and the vegetarians. And don't even get me started on the desserts...my goodness, I packed up as much as I could and gorged for DAYS. I had many guests tell me that it was the best wedding food they ever had, and I completely agree. Jean was also a huge help in designing layout and ordering rentals. Her expertise was certainly appreciated. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I can’t say enough about Opening Night and Jean Ross. They went above and beyond with their commitment, patience, and accommodations. They couldn’t have been more helpful and kind and my wedding would not have been as great if it weren’t for them. While I worked with them, there weren’t any catastrophe’s to fix, drama to deal with, or problems to solve. They made everything extremely easy. They aren’t just a catering business; they help plan the event. Jean coordinated with my linens vendor, table accessories vendor, and our reception venue. She made sure contracts were drawn up and that everything was correct. The week of our wedding, Jean coordinated with other vendors that would be at the venue and made sure that everything was running smoothly. This included our florist, lighting vendor, and entertainment. This is SO helpful – I didn’t have to worry or contact anyone to make sure things were happening. I trusted Jean completely. Jean and her staff set up everything beautifully. It was exactly what I wanted with not one detail missing. You will walk into your reception and be amazed at what they did! Finally – the delicious food! Everyone that I talked to mentioned the food. They said it was the best they’ve ever had a wedding. We got comment after comment about the appetizers and all three meal selections. We couldn’t be happier that we got to work with Opening Night – not only for their leadership and how they helped plan and organize so much, but for their talents as chefs.
I can’t say enough about Opening Night and Jean Ross. They went above and beyond with their commitment, patience, and Read more...
I can’t say enough about Opening Night and Jean Ross. They went above and beyond with their commitment, patience, and accommodations. They couldn’t have been more helpful and kind and my wedding would not have been as great if it weren’t for them. While I worked with them, there weren’t any catastrophe’s to fix, drama to deal with, or problems to solve. They made everything extremely easy. They aren’t just a catering business; they help plan the event. Jean coordinated with my linens vendor, table accessories vendor, and our reception venue. She made sure contracts were drawn up and that everything was correct. The week of our wedding, Jean coordinated with other vendors that would be at the venue and made sure that everything was running smoothly. This included our florist, lighting vendor, and entertainment. This is SO helpful – I didn’t have to worry or contact anyone to make sure things were happening. I trusted Jean completely. Jean and her staff set up everything beautifully. It was exactly what I wanted with not one detail missing. You will walk into your reception and be amazed at what they did! Finally – the delicious food! Everyone that I talked to mentioned the food. They said it was the best they’ve ever had a wedding. We got comment after comment about the appetizers and all three meal selections. We couldn’t be happier that we got to work with Opening Night – not only for their leadership and how they helped plan and organize so much, but for their talents as chefs. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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sharon
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Simply the Best!
From beginning to end, Jean and her team were amazing! Jean patiently guided me and offered advice to insure that my event was wonderful.

The day of the event, Jean acted as both coordinator and caterer all wrapped up in one. The room was set perfectly and beautifully!

The food was absolute perfection. Beef that melted in your mouth, salmon that received rave reviews and chicken that was so tender and tasty that it left folks wanting more! I cannot tell you the myriad of compliments that I received for the food alone.

The cake was not only beautiful but it, too, was delicious and created in the kitchens of Opening Night by their pastry chef. Jean and her husband took my daughter's vision and made it reality.

All of the staff that worked the event were truly professional and helpful. The staff demonstrates, in their actions, the meaning of "service excellence".

I can't thank this team enough for their professionalism, delicious food, wonderful cake, attention to detail, and amazing service. Your efforts on behalf of my family and guests are deeply appreciated. 5 Stars across the board and a heartfelt and enthusiastic recommendation!
Simply the Best!
From beginning to end, Jean and her team were amazing! Jean patiently guided me and offered advice Read more...
Simply the Best!
From beginning to end, Jean and her team were amazing! Jean patiently guided me and offered advice to insure that my event was wonderful.

The day of the event, Jean acted as both coordinator and caterer all wrapped up in one. The room was set perfectly and beautifully!

The food was absolute perfection. Beef that melted in your mouth, salmon that received rave reviews and chicken that was so tender and tasty that it left folks wanting more! I cannot tell you the myriad of compliments that I received for the food alone.

The cake was not only beautiful but it, too, was delicious and created in the kitchens of Opening Night by their pastry chef. Jean and her husband took my daughter's vision and made it reality.

All of the staff that worked the event were truly professional and helpful. The staff demonstrates, in their actions, the meaning of "service excellence".

I can't thank this team enough for their professionalism, delicious food, wonderful cake, attention to detail, and amazing service. Your efforts on behalf of my family and guests are deeply appreciated. 5 Stars across the board and a heartfelt and enthusiastic recommendation! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose Opening Night to cater our wedding and we couldn't be happier with the service that we received. Our reception was at Soldiers and Sailors and upon booking there you are offered a choice between four caterers. We chose Opening Night for several reasons, most of all being that their food is DELICIOUS and also we could tell that they were extremely professional and loved their job. When we went for the tasting we were blown away by how fresh and yummy the food was and the cake was perfection as well. During and after our wedding, countless people complimented the food and cake. The appearance of our cake was stunning and beautifully done.

We had to rent china, flatware, linens, etc. for our venue and Jean was extremely helpful in facilitating all of that for us. I did not have a wedding planner because Jean took on that role for us and made sure that our event ran smoothly. She is also very quick to respond to any email. I felt relaxed knowing that she was in charge because I knew that if anything came up she would be able to handle it for us. I would recommend Opening Night in a heartbeat. We were extremely satisfied and happy that we went with them.
My husband and I chose Opening Night to cater our wedding and we couldn't be happier with the service that we received. Read more...
My husband and I chose Opening Night to cater our wedding and we couldn't be happier with the service that we received. Our reception was at Soldiers and Sailors and upon booking there you are offered a choice between four caterers. We chose Opening Night for several reasons, most of all being that their food is DELICIOUS and also we could tell that they were extremely professional and loved their job. When we went for the tasting we were blown away by how fresh and yummy the food was and the cake was perfection as well. During and after our wedding, countless people complimented the food and cake. The appearance of our cake was stunning and beautifully done.

We had to rent china, flatware, linens, etc. for our venue and Jean was extremely helpful in facilitating all of that for us. I did not have a wedding planner because Jean took on that role for us and made sure that our event ran smoothly. She is also very quick to respond to any email. I felt relaxed knowing that she was in charge because I knew that if anything came up she would be able to handle it for us. I would recommend Opening Night in a heartbeat. We were extremely satisfied and happy that we went with them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Opening Night Catering. They are the consummate professionals. Harry, Jean, and their staff all contributed to making our only daughter's wedding an event that she and her husband will remember forever. Our guests are still raving about it.
Jean has the entire process down to an exact science, and she makes planning fun and easy. The food was delicious; the presentation was artistic; the service was unobtrusive yet attentive; the cake (baked by Harry) was the best I've ever tasted.
What more can I say? I'd recommend Opening Night Catering to anyone. In fact, I already have!
I cannot say enough about Opening Night Catering. They are the consummate professionals. Harry, Jean, and their staff all Read more...
I cannot say enough about Opening Night Catering. They are the consummate professionals. Harry, Jean, and their staff all contributed to making our only daughter's wedding an event that she and her husband will remember forever. Our guests are still raving about it.
Jean has the entire process down to an exact science, and she makes planning fun and easy. The food was delicious; the presentation was artistic; the service was unobtrusive yet attentive; the cake (baked by Harry) was the best I've ever tasted.
What more can I say? I'd recommend Opening Night Catering to anyone. In fact, I already have! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Nancy
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Opening Night catering did a wonderful, wonderful job on short notice. I have not a single complaint!
Opening Night catering did a wonderful, wonderful job on short notice. I have not a single complaint!
Opening Night catering did a wonderful, wonderful job on short notice. I have not a single complaint! Read less
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Darcy
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we chose to us Opening Night for our wedding. Not only was the food amazing, Jean was like my own personal wedding planner. She made sure everything ran smoothly on the day of and was always available to answer questions. I would recommend them for any catering event!
We are so happy that we chose to us Opening Night for our wedding. Not only was the food amazing, Jean was like my own Read more...
We are so happy that we chose to us Opening Night for our wedding. Not only was the food amazing, Jean was like my own personal wedding planner. She made sure everything ran smoothly on the day of and was always available to answer questions. I would recommend them for any catering event! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Jean was organized, professional, and (most importantly) her food was delicious. Excellent job and great value.
Jean was organized, professional, and (most importantly) her food was delicious. Excellent job and great value.
Jean was organized, professional, and (most importantly) her food was delicious. Excellent job and great value. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing food! So happy with the way everything turned out! Would highly recommend!
Amazing food! So happy with the way everything turned out! Would highly recommend!
Amazing food! So happy with the way everything turned out! Would highly recommend! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Opening Night Catering was 100% professional and helpful in all steps of my wedding! They really went above and beyond in both planning and execution! Everything looked beautiful and went flawlessly. People raved about the quality and look of the food, drinks, and my cake(they
displayed everything beautifully, and everything tasted absolutely delicious)! The staff was always professional and kind and made my wedding everything I hoped it would be...and more! I could not be happier with their service. They really know how to make a day special!
Opening Night Catering was 100% professional and helpful in all steps of my wedding! They really went above and beyond in Read more...
Opening Night Catering was 100% professional and helpful in all steps of my wedding! They really went above and beyond in both planning and execution! Everything looked beautiful and went flawlessly. People raved about the quality and look of the food, drinks, and my cake(they
displayed everything beautifully, and everything tasted absolutely delicious)! The staff was always professional and kind and made my wedding everything I hoped it would be...and more! I could not be happier with their service. They really know how to make a day special! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we hired Opening Night as our caterer. We received more compliments on the food than anything else. I'm trying to think of another reason to have a big party so we can have Opening Night's food again! The cake was delicious (and beautiful) and completely exceeded my expectations. They also set up a delicious dessert bar that everyone loved.

The best part about Opening Night is that help with so many things in addition to the food. At our venue, we had to rent all the linens, silverware, dishes, etc. I didn't know where to start, but Jean took care of everything and made sure we stayed within budget while achieving the look we wanted. She didn't overlook anything and had so much great advice. Leading up to the wedding, she communicated with the events person where my reception was and during the wedding she oversaw that things ran smoothly. You will be very pleased if you go with Opening Night Catering!
We are so happy that we hired Opening Night as our caterer. We received more compliments on the food than anything else. Read more...
We are so happy that we hired Opening Night as our caterer. We received more compliments on the food than anything else. I'm trying to think of another reason to have a big party so we can have Opening Night's food again! The cake was delicious (and beautiful) and completely exceeded my expectations. They also set up a delicious dessert bar that everyone loved.

The best part about Opening Night is that help with so many things in addition to the food. At our venue, we had to rent all the linens, silverware, dishes, etc. I didn't know where to start, but Jean took care of everything and made sure we stayed within budget while achieving the look we wanted. She didn't overlook anything and had so much great advice. Leading up to the wedding, she communicated with the events person where my reception was and during the wedding she oversaw that things ran smoothly. You will be very pleased if you go with Opening Night Catering! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Gina
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
The food was wonderful (over a year later people are STILL talking about how good it was)! Every detail was handled with a professional and caring attitude. Jean and her crew accommodated every request and made a hectic day run very smooth. Communication was handled quickly, and their contacts at different service companies (linens, tableware, etc) made planning very simple. I have recommended them several times already, and will continue to do so!
The food was wonderful (over a year later people are STILL talking about how good it was)! Every detail was handled with a Read more...
The food was wonderful (over a year later people are STILL talking about how good it was)! Every detail was handled with a professional and caring attitude. Jean and her crew accommodated every request and made a hectic day run very smooth. Communication was handled quickly, and their contacts at different service companies (linens, tableware, etc) made planning very simple. I have recommended them several times already, and will continue to do so! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Bethany3636
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Opening Night was a pleasure to work with. We planned our wedding from Boston, and picking the caterer was no easy task. My husband is a chef, and caterer himself, so picking the right caterer was extremely important to us. Starting with the food! RAVE reviews from all of our guests. We did stations, which turned out to be fabulous. We had a wide variety of options, carving station, pasta bar, fish, salad, etc, all was delicious. The service of Opening Night's staff was excellent. Jean and Harry are wonderful people to work with, they have been in the industry for a long time, and know food. Our cake was perfection, and was also provided by them. I cannot recommend them enough, they are the total package and contributed so much to making our day a fabulous event.
Opening Night was a pleasure to work with. We planned our wedding from Boston, and picking the caterer was no easy task. Read more...
Opening Night was a pleasure to work with. We planned our wedding from Boston, and picking the caterer was no easy task. My husband is a chef, and caterer himself, so picking the right caterer was extremely important to us. Starting with the food! RAVE reviews from all of our guests. We did stations, which turned out to be fabulous. We had a wide variety of options, carving station, pasta bar, fish, salad, etc, all was delicious. The service of Opening Night's staff was excellent. Jean and Harry are wonderful people to work with, they have been in the industry for a long time, and know food. Our cake was perfection, and was also provided by them. I cannot recommend them enough, they are the total package and contributed so much to making our day a fabulous event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Sara
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Opening Night Catering worked with us to make sure all details were in place. We were doing a good bit on our own and felt confident that they would work with our day of planner and our florist to make sure everything went off without a hitch when the day came. We didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was delicious and many people told us the cake was the best they ever had. They took a picture of what we wanted our cake to look like and made it happen! Wish I had another wedding plan to use them again!
Opening Night Catering worked with us to make sure all details were in place. We were doing a good bit on our own and felt Read more...
Opening Night Catering worked with us to make sure all details were in place. We were doing a good bit on our own and felt confident that they would work with our day of planner and our florist to make sure everything went off without a hitch when the day came. We didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was delicious and many people told us the cake was the best they ever had. They took a picture of what we wanted our cake to look like and made it happen! Wish I had another wedding plan to use them again! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Meredith
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Everything was wonderful! The food was delicious and fresh. We received several compliments from our guests! We highly recommend them!
Everything was wonderful! The food was delicious and fresh. We received several compliments from our guests! We highly Read more...
Everything was wonderful! The food was delicious and fresh. We received several compliments from our guests! We highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Debbie
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Opening Night Catering for our buffet dinner and wedding cake, and are so glad that we did. First of all, the food was delicious. We new this would be true after the wonderful tasting where we were presented with plate after plate of hot and delicious food--having such an expansive tasting made it easy for us to make our selections. Oh, and the cake--it was divine! We are still getting compliments on the cake more than 5 months after our wedding--it was moist and flavorul, and also beautifully decorated (Jean worked with our florist to decorate it with flowers). And, although just these two things would have made our wedding day wonderful, Jean and her team really went above and beyond to make the day perfect. Jean not only prepares the menu, etc, but she also coordinated with our rental company to make sure that we had all the necessary supplies. She made sure that any disabled or elderly guests were served at their seat. Her staff were professional and friendly. And, because she was there from start to finish, the entire night went smoothly and without a hitch. I would recommend Jean and her team to anyone planning a wedding--and in fact I have recommended her to one of my bridesmaids who is getting married this year :)
We used Opening Night Catering for our buffet dinner and wedding cake, and are so glad that we did. First of all, the food Read more...
We used Opening Night Catering for our buffet dinner and wedding cake, and are so glad that we did. First of all, the food was delicious. We new this would be true after the wonderful tasting where we were presented with plate after plate of hot and delicious food--having such an expansive tasting made it easy for us to make our selections. Oh, and the cake--it was divine! We are still getting compliments on the cake more than 5 months after our wedding--it was moist and flavorul, and also beautifully decorated (Jean worked with our florist to decorate it with flowers). And, although just these two things would have made our wedding day wonderful, Jean and her team really went above and beyond to make the day perfect. Jean not only prepares the menu, etc, but she also coordinated with our rental company to make sure that we had all the necessary supplies. She made sure that any disabled or elderly guests were served at their seat. Her staff were professional and friendly. And, because she was there from start to finish, the entire night went smoothly and without a hitch. I would recommend Jean and her team to anyone planning a wedding--and in fact I have recommended her to one of my bridesmaids who is getting married this year :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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jheitzer
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
If I could give Opening Night extra stars for professionalism, I would! They were a great caterer to work with, and everyone - especially Jean - was very friendly. The food was excellent, with a beautiful presentation, and wonderful attention to detail. The cake got rave reviews from our guests. Overall, Opening Night was a great vendor choice!!
If I could give Opening Night extra stars for professionalism, I would! They were a great caterer to work with, and Read more...
If I could give Opening Night extra stars for professionalism, I would! They were a great caterer to work with, and everyone - especially Jean - was very friendly. The food was excellent, with a beautiful presentation, and wonderful attention to detail. The cake got rave reviews from our guests. Overall, Opening Night was a great vendor choice!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I am not from Pittsburgh, and even lived in Phoenix when I first met with Jean at Opening Night Catering. From the first day I felt completely confident that my wedding would go smoothly after our meeting. Any questions or concerns I had were put to rest as soon as addressed. The food was by far the best wedding food I had ever had! Many of my guests also said the same. The service was impeccable. The set up and attention to detail, perfect! Jean managed everything so flawlessly I could just relax and be the bride and not worry. And the CAKE! I literally jumped up and down when I saw it (and tasted it!). I cannot rave enough about everyone at Opening Night!
I am not from Pittsburgh, and even lived in Phoenix when I first met with Jean at Opening Night Catering. From the first Read more...
I am not from Pittsburgh, and even lived in Phoenix when I first met with Jean at Opening Night Catering. From the first day I felt completely confident that my wedding would go smoothly after our meeting. Any questions or concerns I had were put to rest as soon as addressed. The food was by far the best wedding food I had ever had! Many of my guests also said the same. The service was impeccable. The set up and attention to detail, perfect! Jean managed everything so flawlessly I could just relax and be the bride and not worry. And the CAKE! I literally jumped up and down when I saw it (and tasted it!). I cannot rave enough about everyone at Opening Night! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kristen
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting until the end of our reception, the staff of Opening Night Catering was nothing but professional, incredibly helpful, and amazing to work with. Jean was a savior in the months before the big day, keeping me on track, helping me figure out the best menu options for what we wanted, and most importantly, working with our budget and still providing us with excellent food and service. Every call and email was answered promptly, and she was able to put up with my frantic questions - she kept me much more sane than my own mother! The pastry chefs were also able to create a gorgeous cake based on a few pictures that I gave them - not only did it look fantastic, but oh my goodness, it was delicious. The vast majority of our guests were impressed with the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. I would most definitely recommend Opening Night to ANYONE looking for a caterer in Pittsburgh.
From our first meeting until the end of our reception, the staff of Opening Night Catering was nothing but professional, Read more...
From our first meeting until the end of our reception, the staff of Opening Night Catering was nothing but professional, incredibly helpful, and amazing to work with. Jean was a savior in the months before the big day, keeping me on track, helping me figure out the best menu options for what we wanted, and most importantly, working with our budget and still providing us with excellent food and service. Every call and email was answered promptly, and she was able to put up with my frantic questions - she kept me much more sane than my own mother! The pastry chefs were also able to create a gorgeous cake based on a few pictures that I gave them - not only did it look fantastic, but oh my goodness, it was delicious. The vast majority of our guests were impressed with the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. I would most definitely recommend Opening Night to ANYONE looking for a caterer in Pittsburgh. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Opening Night provided EXCELLENT food and service at my wedding! My husband and I couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of food, the friendly and professional staff, and the help that Jean and the company provided us. My only regret is that I didn't get to eat more at the wedding - the food was phenomenal and I would hire Opening Night again for any occasion!
Opening Night provided EXCELLENT food and service at my wedding! My husband and I couldn't have been more pleased with the Read more...
Opening Night provided EXCELLENT food and service at my wedding! My husband and I couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of food, the friendly and professional staff, and the help that Jean and the company provided us. My only regret is that I didn't get to eat more at the wedding - the food was phenomenal and I would hire Opening Night again for any occasion! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.8/5.0
Jean and Harry were absolutely a treat to work with! From the inital stages of planning our menu, down to the cucumbers in our water glasses, they worked with us every step of the way to have our vision come to life for our special day! I had several work executives at my wedding reception who have been to several black tie events and never had they been so impressed with the food at such a large event (250)! They could not believe every meal was served HOT and as if they were at a boutique restaurant. We had received several compliments that our food served was the best food our guests had ever had at a wedding. I truely believe without Jean and Harry, our event would not have been the same! They kept everything organized and together with our planner, and if there was any issues, we didn't know about them! They made us the most beautiful six tier cake that was a dream! They are so fantastic in every way!
Jean and Harry were absolutely a treat to work with! From the inital stages of planning our menu, down to the cucumbers in Read more...
Jean and Harry were absolutely a treat to work with! From the inital stages of planning our menu, down to the cucumbers in our water glasses, they worked with us every step of the way to have our vision come to life for our special day! I had several work executives at my wedding reception who have been to several black tie events and never had they been so impressed with the food at such a large event (250)! They could not believe every meal was served HOT and as if they were at a boutique restaurant. We had received several compliments that our food served was the best food our guests had ever had at a wedding. I truely believe without Jean and Harry, our event would not have been the same! They kept everything organized and together with our planner, and if there was any issues, we didn't know about them! They made us the most beautiful six tier cake that was a dream! They are so fantastic in every way! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Beverly
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.7/5.0
Jean and her team at Opening Night Catering are amazing. They did a fantastic job with our wedding. We loved them from the menu tasting. The planning phase was a breeze and the bid was complete - including all rentals, silverware, place settings, etc. They were responsive to some menu changes and they had the day of event timing spot on. Most importantly, THE FOOD and THE CAKE were delicious. (I managed to snag a bite of all our entrees. I was not disappointed.) My only small complaint was that they put a placard near our wedding cake with their catering logo. It’s normally not a big deal--but they asked if it was okay and we said no and it was there anyway. But that is getting really nit-picky. I highly recommend Opening Night Catering for any event. They are great!
Jean and her team at Opening Night Catering are amazing. They did a fantastic job with our wedding. We loved them from the Read more...
Jean and her team at Opening Night Catering are amazing. They did a fantastic job with our wedding. We loved them from the menu tasting. The planning phase was a breeze and the bid was complete - including all rentals, silverware, place settings, etc. They were responsive to some menu changes and they had the day of event timing spot on. Most importantly, THE FOOD and THE CAKE were delicious. (I managed to snag a bite of all our entrees. I was not disappointed.) My only small complaint was that they put a placard near our wedding cake with their catering logo. It’s normally not a big deal--but they asked if it was okay and we said no and it was there anyway. But that is getting really nit-picky. I highly recommend Opening Night Catering for any event. They are great! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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Gina
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.7/5.0
We used Opening Night Catering for our reception at Phipps Conservatory. Opening Night was the only catering service that allowed us to have a complimentary tasting prior to choosing them for our event, and we thought the food was great! We chose a stations menu that provided a great variety at a fairly reasonable price. Many of our guests came up to us at the reception to tell us how much they enjoyed the food.

Jean the manager was very prompt when responding to my many emails, and was helpful in coordinating the other details of the reception (ie- tables and room set up) along with the rental company All Occasions.
We used Opening Night Catering for our reception at Phipps Conservatory. Opening Night was the only catering service that Read more...
We used Opening Night Catering for our reception at Phipps Conservatory. Opening Night was the only catering service that allowed us to have a complimentary tasting prior to choosing them for our event, and we thought the food was great! We chose a stations menu that provided a great variety at a fairly reasonable price. Many of our guests came up to us at the reception to tell us how much they enjoyed the food.

Jean the manager was very prompt when responding to my many emails, and was helpful in coordinating the other details of the reception (ie- tables and room set up) along with the rental company All Occasions. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Jean Ross and her team at Opening Night do a great job with catering. We had just over 100 guests and nearly everyone we talked with raved about the food quality and variety. Jean is very easy to work with, responsive, and just a nice person. You'll likely find cheaper caterers to work with but we were really pleased with the entire experience.
Jean Ross and her team at Opening Night do a great job with catering. We had just over 100 guests and nearly everyone we Read more...
Jean Ross and her team at Opening Night do a great job with catering. We had just over 100 guests and nearly everyone we talked with raved about the food quality and variety. Jean is very easy to work with, responsive, and just a nice person. You'll likely find cheaper caterers to work with but we were really pleased with the entire experience. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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