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The Good Fork

Cleveland , OH

LOCATION

Cleveland, OH 44131 US

PHONE

216-644-1272
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ABOUT US

www.thegoodfork.net

The Good Fork, founded by Chef Mary Wills, specializes in catering private events with simple, sustainable dishes inspired from her extensive training in... Read more
www.thegoodfork.net

The Good Fork, founded by Chef Mary Wills, specializes in catering private events with simple, sustainable dishes inspired from her extensive training in Northern Italy. The Good Fork works with regional farmers and all menus are customized creatively to the season and the event.
Our Food Focus
Simple. When was the last time you tasted and experienced a ripe tomato? Sounds amateur, right? Chef Mary believes that eating local food, fresh picked is a pleasure inducing experience. Harvested as close to your event as possible and handled as little as possible is how we keep the integrity in our preparations. Five ingredients per plate is the way in which we go about dreaming up a dish - anything more than that is too confusing and the aromas start to become lost. We let the food stand on its own and the flavors play together on your plate.

Sustainable. We recognize the importance of knowing where our food comes from, supporting our local farmers, and bringing attention to the positive impact it has on our environment and local economy.

Green. Green is the new organic, and it's never been easier to green our events effortlessly in Northeast Ohio. From our natural table decorations, to our reusable or biodegradable tableware, we minimize our carbon footprint as much as possible!

Chef Mary Wills is an arsenal of creative ideas, throughout our site you will find just a few listed themed events, but please contact us at hello@thegoodfork.net to inquire about how we can custom-tailor a sustainable menu and themed event just for you! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
12/18/2015
4.9/5.0
We hired Chef Mary Wills and the Good Fork Catering for a December 2015 wedding reception in Kirtland Hills. She and her staff were friendly and very professional! I love her use of local farms; specifically Red Basket Farm in Kinsman..we live close by there and are thankful of her support of the farm to table movement. The assistant event planner, Cathy, was pivotal in planning this wedding reception from out of state! Always very knowledgable and available for phone conference, we appreciated the effortless open communication. We loved the Verterra Dinner Plates that Chef Mary suggested made from fallen leaves for the event also---these were just stunning and added so much to the lovely atmosphere this company created for us. I will recommend The Good Fork for any upscale event and am encouraging all of my friends and family in the area to contact them as well. We truly could not have asked for a better caterer.
We hired Chef Mary Wills and the Good Fork Catering for a December 2015 wedding reception in Kirtland Hills. She and her Read more...
We hired Chef Mary Wills and the Good Fork Catering for a December 2015 wedding reception in Kirtland Hills. She and her staff were friendly and very professional! I love her use of local farms; specifically Red Basket Farm in Kinsman..we live close by there and are thankful of her support of the farm to table movement. The assistant event planner, Cathy, was pivotal in planning this wedding reception from out of state! Always very knowledgable and available for phone conference, we appreciated the effortless open communication. We loved the Verterra Dinner Plates that Chef Mary suggested made from fallen leaves for the event also---these were just stunning and added so much to the lovely atmosphere this company created for us. I will recommend The Good Fork for any upscale event and am encouraging all of my friends and family in the area to contact them as well. We truly could not have asked for a better caterer. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/17/2015
2.4/5.0
I initially had high hopes because I thought I was getting a great catering service for the money. We had 116 guests so it came out to a reasonable price. However, we were told it would be a "whimsical" buffet, but on the day of the wedding there were only serving platters on the table without decorations. It looked so bad :( A white table cloth and dishes basically. We were also suppose to have 2 lines at the buffet, but the caterer made it so there was only 1. That delayed guests in getting their dinner promptly. Also, the chicken was dry. We were promised ciabatta bread service, ice tea, and lemonade. None of that was there. They also left a lot of items we had to pick up afterwards: coffee maker, mason jars and utensils. Overall disappointed. Would recommend spending a little more money because you get what you pay for.
I initially had high hopes because I thought I was getting a great catering service for the money. We had 116 guests so it Read more...
I initially had high hopes because I thought I was getting a great catering service for the money. We had 116 guests so it came out to a reasonable price. However, we were told it would be a "whimsical" buffet, but on the day of the wedding there were only serving platters on the table without decorations. It looked so bad :( A white table cloth and dishes basically. We were also suppose to have 2 lines at the buffet, but the caterer made it so there was only 1. That delayed guests in getting their dinner promptly. Also, the chicken was dry. We were promised ciabatta bread service, ice tea, and lemonade. None of that was there. They also left a lot of items we had to pick up afterwards: coffee maker, mason jars and utensils. Overall disappointed. Would recommend spending a little more money because you get what you pay for. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/12/2015
4.1/5.0
We wanted a locally grown, organic meal for our wedding reception, but were very constricted on budget. Thankfully, we found Chef Mary! She worked with us on a menu and everything turned out fantastic! The food was delicious, and most of our guests gave us several compliments on choices which were varied enough to meet all dietary needs. The staff was friendly and courteous and made sure that my husband and I were taken care of. Negatives: Some things on our contract were left out and other things were brought that we asked to not be used. We had some difficulty getting a hold of someone at The Good Fork to answer questions in the months leading up to the day. Overall, the food was exactly what we wanted and that was the most important thing for us in a caterer. Everyone had something to eat and there were no major issues.
We wanted a locally grown, organic meal for our wedding reception, but were very constricted on budget. Thankfully, we Read more...
We wanted a locally grown, organic meal for our wedding reception, but were very constricted on budget. Thankfully, we found Chef Mary! She worked with us on a menu and everything turned out fantastic! The food was delicious, and most of our guests gave us several compliments on choices which were varied enough to meet all dietary needs. The staff was friendly and courteous and made sure that my husband and I were taken care of. Negatives: Some things on our contract were left out and other things were brought that we asked to not be used. We had some difficulty getting a hold of someone at The Good Fork to answer questions in the months leading up to the day. Overall, the food was exactly what we wanted and that was the most important thing for us in a caterer. Everyone had something to eat and there were no major issues. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We've had the chance to eat meals prepared by Chef Mary and The Good Fork on a couple occasions. Chef Mary is truly an artist with food.. to see them prepare a meal and set it on the table; it looks so amazing, I even took a picture. I never knew what a caper berry was until I ate with The Good Fork, and now they are one of my favorite ingredients. really a joy, thanks Chef!
We've had the chance to eat meals prepared by Chef Mary and The Good Fork on a couple occasions. Chef Mary is truly an Read more...
We've had the chance to eat meals prepared by Chef Mary and The Good Fork on a couple occasions. Chef Mary is truly an artist with food.. to see them prepare a meal and set it on the table; it looks so amazing, I even took a picture. I never knew what a caper berry was until I ate with The Good Fork, and now they are one of my favorite ingredients. really a joy, thanks Chef! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.6/5.0
chef mary & her team executed everything we had arranged with ease. the food was great and the service was quick and friendly. i would recommend her to any of my friends!
chef mary & her team executed everything we had arranged with ease. the food was great and the service was quick and Read more...
chef mary & her team executed everything we had arranged with ease. the food was great and the service was quick and friendly. i would recommend her to any of my friends! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Mary catered my rehearsal and wedding dinners. She was absolutely the best vendor I worked with! She even made the wedding party a beautiful breakfast for the day of. Everyone loved the food! It's definitely not your typical wedding food. She serves fresh, light, and unique dishes. All of my guests thought she was friendly, fun and professional. I wouldn't go with anyone else! Absolutely loved her, her husband, and her assistant! :)
Chef Mary catered my rehearsal and wedding dinners. She was absolutely the best vendor I worked with! She even made the Read more...
Chef Mary catered my rehearsal and wedding dinners. She was absolutely the best vendor I worked with! She even made the wedding party a beautiful breakfast for the day of. Everyone loved the food! It's definitely not your typical wedding food. She serves fresh, light, and unique dishes. All of my guests thought she was friendly, fun and professional. I wouldn't go with anyone else! Absolutely loved her, her husband, and her assistant! :) Read less
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The Good Fork responded with the following comments:

A BIG Thank you Christina! What a wonderful experience working with you all! All our Best! ~The Good Fork
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Joe
Wedding:
6/14/2013
4.9/5.0
Chef Mary was very thorough and made sure we had everything we wanted on a budget we could afford. And the food was excellent.
Chef Mary was very thorough and made sure we had everything we wanted on a budget we could afford. And the food was Read more...
Chef Mary was very thorough and made sure we had everything we wanted on a budget we could afford. And the food was excellent. Read less
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The Good Fork responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Joe! It was great working with you! We absolutely respect clients working within a budget and were happy to provide you with excellent service! Best to you and your new wife! ~The Good Fork
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
The food was very fresh and well prepared and received many good comments from guests. I was most impressed with the quality of the staff that worked during the reception itself. They were professional yet very friendly and quite efficient at what they do.
The food was very fresh and well prepared and received many good comments from guests. I was most impressed with the Read more...
The food was very fresh and well prepared and received many good comments from guests. I was most impressed with the quality of the staff that worked during the reception itself. They were professional yet very friendly and quite efficient at what they do. Read less
Services Used: Catering
The Good Fork responded with the following comments:

Thank you! We are very attentive to the highest level of local quality ingredients as well as the whistle while we work service staff we hire for your event! Thank you again, we are glad that we could be apart of your first meal together as a married couple! Best, The Good Fork
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