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Village Pantry Catering at RSVP Event Center

Cincinnati , OH
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453 Wards Corner Road
Cincinnati, OH 45140 US (map)

PHONE

513-965-0511

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For over 34 years, Village Pantry Catering has provided simple but elegantly prepared meals to parties ranging from 12 to 1200. Renowned for its professional and courteous staff,... Read more
For over 34 years, Village Pantry Catering has provided simple but elegantly prepared meals to parties ranging from 12 to 1200. Renowned for its professional and courteous staff, exquisite taste and presentation of food, Village Pantry is the local standard in Greater Cincinnati. Village Pantry offers a wide range of catering services to some of the city’s most coveted venues, as well as some hidden gems. As the exclusive caterer to the Sharonville Convention Center for over 18 years, and among the exclusive caterers to Cincinnati Park Properties, Music Hall, Masonic Temple, Glendale Lyceum and many others, we have created thousands of unforgettable meals and unique events. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Tonya
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Sometimes you just find a vendor that will "wow" you! Guest after guest, told us that it was the best wedding food EVER! After getting quotes from over 6 caterers, we decided on Village Pantry for the price and offering. We knew we didn't want a buffet, but also didn't know what our other options were.

Jill worked with us in providing several different menus (and was patient when I kept changing my mind or couldn't decide)! In the end, she helped us create a Cincinnati themed menu for our downtown wedding that had guests raving. We had a variety of Cincinnati themed stations including a Skyline Chili bar and Montgomery Inn station. The mashed potato bar was amazing and everyone loved the Reuben dip! I was also impressed that they did a one-on-one tasting of your menu, instead of a scheduled group setting with 50 or more people like other vendors did.

Even though we had hired a day of wedding coordinator, Jill became the one I turned to with all my questions. She knew our theme, location, and when we couldn't find the perfect table coverings or bar setup, she found it for us. We went to several rental places in Cincinnati and Dayton and wasn't happy with the blush/champagne linen offerings. She found the perfect champagne sequin tablecloths and blush textured lines that we were looking for, and there were the same price as the cheaper rental place in Dayton.

The venue looked amazing on the day of our wedding (thanks to the linens and bar setup), and the staff was impeccable. Everyone was polite and courteous and greeted our guests with a smile. We would 100% recommend using Village Pantry and don't think our wedding vision would have came to life without them. They are open to suggestions on any menu and take advantage of their linen rentals.

Thank you Village Pantry for everything!
Sometimes you just find a vendor that will "wow" you! Guest after guest, told us that it was the best wedding food EVER! Read more...
Sometimes you just find a vendor that will "wow" you! Guest after guest, told us that it was the best wedding food EVER! After getting quotes from over 6 caterers, we decided on Village Pantry for the price and offering. We knew we didn't want a buffet, but also didn't know what our other options were.

Jill worked with us in providing several different menus (and was patient when I kept changing my mind or couldn't decide)! In the end, she helped us create a Cincinnati themed menu for our downtown wedding that had guests raving. We had a variety of Cincinnati themed stations including a Skyline Chili bar and Montgomery Inn station. The mashed potato bar was amazing and everyone loved the Reuben dip! I was also impressed that they did a one-on-one tasting of your menu, instead of a scheduled group setting with 50 or more people like other vendors did.

Even though we had hired a day of wedding coordinator, Jill became the one I turned to with all my questions. She knew our theme, location, and when we couldn't find the perfect table coverings or bar setup, she found it for us. We went to several rental places in Cincinnati and Dayton and wasn't happy with the blush/champagne linen offerings. She found the perfect champagne sequin tablecloths and blush textured lines that we were looking for, and there were the same price as the cheaper rental place in Dayton.

The venue looked amazing on the day of our wedding (thanks to the linens and bar setup), and the staff was impeccable. Everyone was polite and courteous and greeted our guests with a smile. We would 100% recommend using Village Pantry and don't think our wedding vision would have came to life without them. They are open to suggestions on any menu and take advantage of their linen rentals.

Thank you Village Pantry for everything! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I just got married this past Saturday 8/30/14 at the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati. We used Village Pantry catering, and my were we impressed! We had met Jill Heltman a few months before at our tasting, but we had no idea how amazing, professional, detailed, and overall tasty the food and the service would actually be. We had the roast round with a carver (this was the talk of the night-everyone loved it and it got devoured!). Jill was also kind enough to make us penne pasta with sausage and green peppers as our second entree since we wanted something other than just the standard chicken. We got green beans with red peppers, caesar salad, and roasted new potatoes as well. Jill and her staff personally made plates for my husband and I to ensure we ate first. The staff was simply phenomenal....The worked the room to a T! They were incredibly attentive of us and our guests. No one ever went without water and wine, and they cleared the plates as soon as people were finished. The staff looked very professional as well, and the food presentation was incredibly appealing and well organized. I could really go on and on about this company and the impeccable service they provided us on our big day. I was also very impressed by the table settings and the linens they provided us. Our tables looked amazing. This was especially impressive since they had never catered to our venue before (I believe they are being added as a preferred vendor because of the rave reviews my guests gave!). 10 stars out of 5, no doubt. I would recommend Village Pantry to anyone in the Cincinnati/Kentucky area. You will not be disappointed, and neither will your guests!
My Husband and I just got married this past Saturday 8/30/14 at the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati. We Read more...
My Husband and I just got married this past Saturday 8/30/14 at the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati. We used Village Pantry catering, and my were we impressed! We had met Jill Heltman a few months before at our tasting, but we had no idea how amazing, professional, detailed, and overall tasty the food and the service would actually be. We had the roast round with a carver (this was the talk of the night-everyone loved it and it got devoured!). Jill was also kind enough to make us penne pasta with sausage and green peppers as our second entree since we wanted something other than just the standard chicken. We got green beans with red peppers, caesar salad, and roasted new potatoes as well. Jill and her staff personally made plates for my husband and I to ensure we ate first. The staff was simply phenomenal....The worked the room to a T! They were incredibly attentive of us and our guests. No one ever went without water and wine, and they cleared the plates as soon as people were finished. The staff looked very professional as well, and the food presentation was incredibly appealing and well organized. I could really go on and on about this company and the impeccable service they provided us on our big day. I was also very impressed by the table settings and the linens they provided us. Our tables looked amazing. This was especially impressive since they had never catered to our venue before (I believe they are being added as a preferred vendor because of the rave reviews my guests gave!). 10 stars out of 5, no doubt. I would recommend Village Pantry to anyone in the Cincinnati/Kentucky area. You will not be disappointed, and neither will your guests! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to describe how great it was to work with Jay at Village Pantry! Not only was the food amazing, but the staff was a true pleasure. Everyone was so pleasant and professional. Everything was completely taken care of and everyone was raving about the food!! I still cannot believe how awesome their turkey is (and trust me, I was going in not wanting turkey). I cannot wait to be able to use them again for an event or even just catering....turkey for Thanksgiving?!
I cannot begin to describe how great it was to work with Jay at Village Pantry! Not only was the food amazing, but the Read more...
I cannot begin to describe how great it was to work with Jay at Village Pantry! Not only was the food amazing, but the staff was a true pleasure. Everyone was so pleasant and professional. Everything was completely taken care of and everyone was raving about the food!! I still cannot believe how awesome their turkey is (and trust me, I was going in not wanting turkey). I cannot wait to be able to use them again for an event or even just catering....turkey for Thanksgiving?! Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I planned my entire wedding from out of state. Village Pantry was so helpful and accommodating and even arranged for me to have a "Take Away" Tasting since I could not get there during their regular business hours, AND they sent the leftovers from the reception home with my mom :)
The food was delicious, the staff was fantastic and we could not have been happier.
I planned my entire wedding from out of state. Village Pantry was so helpful and accommodating and even arranged for me to Read more...
I planned my entire wedding from out of state. Village Pantry was so helpful and accommodating and even arranged for me to have a "Take Away" Tasting since I could not get there during their regular business hours, AND they sent the leftovers from the reception home with my mom :)
The food was delicious, the staff was fantastic and we could not have been happier. Read less
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jo
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Village Pantry Catering. Jill was our contact, and was so professional, patient and accommodating. The food was amazing! We were able to subcontract one of the stations to Eli's BBQ, which I think is very unusual in the business. VPC handled that part, as well as providing all of the wait stay and bar service. Our wedding was complex with 2 venues and food at both locations. Jill was so incredibly patient with multiple changes and additions...even adding hors devours 1 week before. I would highly recommend the great food and absolutely amazing customer service that VPC and Jill provided.
I can't say enough good things about Village Pantry Catering. Jill was our contact, and was so professional, patient and Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Village Pantry Catering. Jill was our contact, and was so professional, patient and accommodating. The food was amazing! We were able to subcontract one of the stations to Eli's BBQ, which I think is very unusual in the business. VPC handled that part, as well as providing all of the wait stay and bar service. Our wedding was complex with 2 venues and food at both locations. Jill was so incredibly patient with multiple changes and additions...even adding hors devours 1 week before. I would highly recommend the great food and absolutely amazing customer service that VPC and Jill provided. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Village Pantry Catering is not only just a catering company, but they are also great at helping with the planning. I worked with Jay and he was absolutely amazing!! I actually ended up changing my venue in the middle of planning and when making the decision to move my venue I wanted to make sure that I would still be able to use VPC because of Jay. He helped me so much with ideas and making sure I wasn't going to far out of the realm of my budget and theme. He was very responsive and the food is AMAZING and the pricing is so reasonable for the quality. I had a buffet, which I wasn't so sure about, but with my budget, it was what I went with. On the day of the wedding VPC was super professional and the food was so good. Everyone at my wedding raved about it and said that they had never had food at a wedding that was that good. They also brought it Skyline cheese coneys for my late night snack and it was a hit. I would recommend them to anyone! Thanks Jay :)
Village Pantry Catering is not only just a catering company, but they are also great at helping with the planning. I Read more...
Village Pantry Catering is not only just a catering company, but they are also great at helping with the planning. I worked with Jay and he was absolutely amazing!! I actually ended up changing my venue in the middle of planning and when making the decision to move my venue I wanted to make sure that I would still be able to use VPC because of Jay. He helped me so much with ideas and making sure I wasn't going to far out of the realm of my budget and theme. He was very responsive and the food is AMAZING and the pricing is so reasonable for the quality. I had a buffet, which I wasn't so sure about, but with my budget, it was what I went with. On the day of the wedding VPC was super professional and the food was so good. Everyone at my wedding raved about it and said that they had never had food at a wedding that was that good. They also brought it Skyline cheese coneys for my late night snack and it was a hit. I would recommend them to anyone! Thanks Jay :) Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I've worked with Village Pantry on several occasions through my employer so when I knew I had the chance to book them for my wedding I was sold! They're a family operated business and they go above and beyond in all categories. Joy helped us design the menu and logistics for our big day. She always got back to us within 24 hours and her attention to detail is impeccable. The night of the event the catering staff went above and beyond to ensure all was taken care of. My family raved about them afterwards, understandably so! They definitely took care of us and we couldn't be more thankful!
I've worked with Village Pantry on several occasions through my employer so when I knew I had the chance to book them for Read more...
I've worked with Village Pantry on several occasions through my employer so when I knew I had the chance to book them for my wedding I was sold! They're a family operated business and they go above and beyond in all categories. Joy helped us design the menu and logistics for our big day. She always got back to us within 24 hours and her attention to detail is impeccable. The night of the event the catering staff went above and beyond to ensure all was taken care of. My family raved about them afterwards, understandably so! They definitely took care of us and we couldn't be more thankful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.8/5.0
Joy Ward and Village Pantry were terrific. She was extremely responsive by email, which was great for me since I didn't have a lot of flexibility to make phone calls during business hours. She was very flexible and was willing to come up with new meal ideas that weren't even on their menu. She even hooked us up with pretzels and cream puffs from Servatii's. One minor complaint is that the green beans with caramelized onions were a-mazing at the tasting, but nothing too special on the day of. But the staff were all very friendly and helpful the day of, and they agreed to stay around an extra 30 minutes when we wanted to keep the party going. They also helped pick up all the chairs and clean up. A great value compared to some of the other companies we talked to. I highly recommend.
Joy Ward and Village Pantry were terrific. She was extremely responsive by email, which was great for me since I didn't Read more...
Joy Ward and Village Pantry were terrific. She was extremely responsive by email, which was great for me since I didn't have a lot of flexibility to make phone calls during business hours. She was very flexible and was willing to come up with new meal ideas that weren't even on their menu. She even hooked us up with pretzels and cream puffs from Servatii's. One minor complaint is that the green beans with caramelized onions were a-mazing at the tasting, but nothing too special on the day of. But the staff were all very friendly and helpful the day of, and they agreed to stay around an extra 30 minutes when we wanted to keep the party going. They also helped pick up all the chairs and clean up. A great value compared to some of the other companies we talked to. I highly recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
We used Village Pantry Catering for my daughters wedding since it is the caterer her company uses for all their events. We were extremely impressed and satisfied with the service, professionalism, quality of food and value. We put my daughters wedding together in 4 months at a "do it yourself" venue and Jay Ward of Village Pantry Catering helped me with all the details. We had fresh flowers for the cake. Our baker would not touch the flowers and the florist wouldn't touch the cake. Jay jumped in and decorated the cake for me. Jay came out to our venue before the wedding to review the set up, he also had great ideas for where to set up the bar and hordourves on the patio. Jay and his staff were awesome. I would recommend them for any event. They are a class act.
We used Village Pantry Catering for my daughters wedding since it is the caterer her company uses for all their events. We Read more...
We used Village Pantry Catering for my daughters wedding since it is the caterer her company uses for all their events. We were extremely impressed and satisfied with the service, professionalism, quality of food and value. We put my daughters wedding together in 4 months at a "do it yourself" venue and Jay Ward of Village Pantry Catering helped me with all the details. We had fresh flowers for the cake. Our baker would not touch the flowers and the florist wouldn't touch the cake. Jay jumped in and decorated the cake for me. Jay came out to our venue before the wedding to review the set up, he also had great ideas for where to set up the bar and hordourves on the patio. Jay and his staff were awesome. I would recommend them for any event. They are a class act. Read less
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Connie
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding reception at RSVP. Working with Jay was amazing! He made the process so easy and going into our wedding day I had full confidence that everything would be wonderful! We had a number of guests comment after about how great the food was (we had grilled vegetables, chicken with a mediterranean compote, prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes, and rosemary roasted potatoes) and how nice and helpful the staff that evening was. I would HIGHLY recommend RSVP and village pantry catering!
We held our wedding reception at RSVP. Working with Jay was amazing! He made the process so easy and going into our Read more...
We held our wedding reception at RSVP. Working with Jay was amazing! He made the process so easy and going into our wedding day I had full confidence that everything would be wonderful! We had a number of guests comment after about how great the food was (we had grilled vegetables, chicken with a mediterranean compote, prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes, and rosemary roasted potatoes) and how nice and helpful the staff that evening was. I would HIGHLY recommend RSVP and village pantry catering! Read less
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