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Opening Night Catering

Pittsburgh , PA
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2627 Penn
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 US (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, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Chinese, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, Premium Liquor, Specialty Wine

REVIEWS

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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
Services Used: Catering
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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
Services Used: Catering
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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
Services Used: Catering
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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
Services Used: Catering
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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
Services Used: Catering

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