Ohio’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Duet Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Duet Catering is a 2019 award winner for catering companies in Ohio!

At Duet Catering in Cleveland, it’s more than just about mouth-watering cuisine; it’s also about exceptional service.

Duet Catering has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an exemplary Rating Score™ of 97.69 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 catering companies in all of Ohio!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“For the last 10 years, Pamela and her staff at Duet have catered my Holiday Open House. Every year has been better than the last. This year was exceptional. The food was delicious, and the staff was attentive to everyone’s needs. Thank you, Duet, and see you next year!” – Marcia R.

Not Your Average Catering Company

We wanted to learn all about Duet Catering and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Pamela Waterman.

The first question we had for Pamela was what is it that sets Duet Catering apart from their competition in Ohio. Pamela told us that, as a small catering company, Duet Catering has the ability to create personalized and customized options for their clients.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Duet Catering and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Pamela had to say:

“[Our mission is to] marry exquisite cuisine with exceptional service.”

Building Success by Providing the Best Customer Service

Pamela attributes Duet Catering’s strong online reputation to their commitment to meeting their clients’ every need by providing the very best customer service.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Duet Catering hasn’t had to do any marketing to spread the word about who they are and what they do. Instead, their happy clients spread the word for them.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Duet Catering has. Here’s Pamela’s expert advice for them:

“Treat clients like they are your family. Treat them as if you are serving your mom. Give an experience that is comfortable, and give the customer their wants and needs through their vision with individualized proposals, different themes and foods to express their uniqueness.”


Congratulations to the team at Duet Catering for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Pamela, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Duet Catering in Cleveland. Visit their website today!

Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Carson City BBQ

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Carson City BBQ is a 2019 award winner for catering companies in Nevada!

Make your event one to remember by relying on the experts at Carson City BBQ for all of your catering needs.

Carson City BBQ has received almost 50 reviews with an average rating of 4.86 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 96.55 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 catering companies in all of Nevada!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“They catered our wedding reception of about 70 people at Sand Harbor. Our guests loved the food! We even fed the park rangers, and they said it was their favorite caterer. They were easy to work with and provided plenty of food, and I would not hesitate to use them again.” – Jenni L.

Not Your Average Catering Company

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Phil Hyatt, co-owner of Carson City BBQ.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Phil about what makes Carson City BBQ unique compared to the many other catering companies in Nevada. Here’s what Phil had to say:

“We do all you can eat and cook fresh, on-site barbecue. Nobody else does that. Winning 80 awards for your cooking and being in business for 22 years with a spotless reputation doesn’t hurt either.”

Phil went on to add:

“We do all-you-can-eat and cook fresh, professional barbecue catering, so when we do our catering, it’s second to none. We do everything fresh that day. We don’t rewarm; we remake. I actually bring a cook or two to them and cook fresh right on-site, so it’s very unique. We make all our own sauces, rubs and marinades. We’re the bomb!”

We also asked Phil about the Carson City BBQ mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“[Our mission is to] cook fresh and serve fresh; that’s our key.”

Building Success Through Next-Level Service

When we asked Phil about Carson City BBQ’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“Most of the time, people get done with our service and say, ‘Wow, that was awesome! I’m going to go give you great ratings on Yelp or wherever.’ And I hear that all the time. I don’t petition these people. They’re asking all the time, ‘Hey, how can I help?’, and they say they’re going to go do it.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Carson City BBQ has grown through word of mouth, and it doesn’t hurt that they’ve been in business for 22 years and serve approximately 3,000 people per week, either.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Phil’s expert advice for them:

“Communicate with your customers; find out what’s good; find out what’s bad, and accentuate the positive.”


Congratulations to Carson City BBQ for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Phil, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Carson City BBQ. Visit their website today!

Ohio’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Metro Cuisine

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Metro Cuisine is a two-time 2019 award winner in Ohio!

For all of your catering needs in Columbus, there’s no better company to entrust your event to than Metro Cuisine.

Metro Cuisine has received more than 150 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.86 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 98.56 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the top 10 catering companies in all of Ohio!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[I had a] very good experience dealing with Metro. They were very professional and price competitive. The guys that delivered it and set it up were polite and helpful. They were very helpful on the phone and [provided an] all-around great experience. I’m thinking about using them again next month.” – Grady S.

Not Your Average Catering Company

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Spencer Saylor, Event Planner at Metro Cuisine.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Metro Cuisine a one-of-a-kind catering company in Ohio. Here’s what Spencer had to say:

“We are a small, family-owned business, but we operate on a huge scale. We do well over 2,000 events and orders a year, but we still ensure that every client feels like they’re an important part of our company. We make sure to communicate instantly and always be available for those clients, regardless of how large our client base gets. So that’s the one big thing that we bring to the table — that we still make people feel like they’re the only ones we’re working with. I think that other companies can get caught up in how busy they are and not give off that same persona to clients.”

We also asked Spencer what their mission is at Metro Cuisine and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“Events are obviously something that can be stressful, especially to someone that’s never done one before, or maybe they are part of a large corporation and they don’t really have the time and the resources to be able to dedicate to their events. Well, our company does a great job of ensuring that we take over their event and make everything moving forward as easy as possible on them.”

He went on to add:

“We’re full-service, so we can offer everything from catering to all the different rentals and decor for events. We work very closely with our clients, as well. For us, it’s just ensuring that, from start to finish, their event is as easy as possible on them. We don’t want it to be a process that they have to continuously worry about and be stressed with as they get closer to their event.”

Building Success by Providing Great Service

Spencer attributes Metro Cuisine’s strong online reputation to their commitment to providing great service for their customers:

“We start working with clients and couples a year or more out, and we really ensure that we create a strong relationship with them, so that by the end of our time working with them, we feel like family to them and they feel like they are part of our Metro Cuisine family, too. For us, it’s easy to reach out to them after because they are happy with the event… We reach out and just say, ‘Hey, if you enjoyed everything, we would love for you to drop a line on our review websites and let people know that you enjoyed your time working with us.’”

Spencer also emphasized the importance of reviews in the catering industry:

“This an industry that relies heavily on reviews. You’ve got a lot of people who are getting married for the first time or throwing a party for the first time. They aren’t as familiar with the vendors and steps involved. Those happy clients’ reviews go a long way with booking future clients.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Metro Cuisine has gotten their name out there through Facebook and Instagram, word of mouth from happy clients and vendors, and through longevity — they’ve been around for 20 years now and have a lot of name recognition in their community.

Every catering company wants to build the kind of online reputation Metro Cuisine has. When we asked Spencer what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“The big thing is obviously putting out a great product that you’re going to want to take photos of and share with future potential clients or other businesses and vendors that make you appear like you know what you’re doing, that you can pull off a great event and that they’re going to receive the same. Continue to make your clients feel as accommodated for as possible, and always being available to them. Make it such an easy process on them. This will very quickly make them want to get online, put your name out there and leave reviews…”


Congratulations to the team at Metro Cuisine for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Spencer, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Metro Cuisine in Columbus. Visit their website today!

Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: All About Catering Las Vegas

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that All About Catering Las Vegas is a 2019 award winner for catering companies in Nevada!

If you’re looking for a caterer who can wow the guests at your next event with innovative menu creations, look no further than All About Catering Las Vegas.

All About Catering Las Vegas has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them a stupendous Rating Score™ of 95.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 catering companies in all of Nevada!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“I can’t say enough about All About Catering Las Vegas! All of the food they prepare for me is always exquisite. Not to mention, everyone on the staff is so warm, welcoming and professional. There is no other caterer in Las Vegas as far as I’m concerned! Because nowhere else will you find such a mix of culinary talent, such heart and professionalism. Thank you to Kyle…for bringing everyone in Las Vegas such a gem!” – Taylor J.

Not Your Average Catering Company

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Kyle, the owner of All About Catering Las Vegas.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Kyle about what makes All About Catering Las Vegas unique compared to the many other catering companies in Nevada. Kyle told us:

“Our menus are creative and contemporary! We have trained staff on site! Our food is fresh the day-of!”

Kyle went on to tell us that he’s enjoyed cooking his entire life. He got his first job in the industry at age 16. It’s his passion, and it shows! Catering in Las Vegas has given Kyle access to global clients, which is awesome.

We also asked Kyle about the All About Catering Las Vegas mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Kyle shared with us that he and his team aim to be fresh, contemporary and unique.

Building Success Through Restaurant-Style Catering and Word of Mouth

Kyle credits All About Catering Las Vegas’ strong online reputation to the fact that they offer their clients restaurant-style catering and that they always have new ideas.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, All About Catering Las Vegas has grown through social media, web directories, organic advertising and word-of-mouth referrals.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Kyle’s expert advice for them:

“Don’t be so afraid to limit your business!”


Congratulations to All About Catering Las Vegas for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kyle, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend All About Catering Las Vegas. Visit their website today!

Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Bella Tahoe Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Bella Tahoe Catering is an award winner for catering companies in 2019.

If you are looking for a professional catering company that will bring your catering visions to life, look no further than this award-winning company!

Bella Tahoe Catering has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 catering companies in Nevada!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Candace and her team blew us away with their service and catering. The food was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. She personally came out and presented each dish for us as it was presented. [This was a] fantastic experience all around. We will definitely be using her catering services again! She is highly recommended!” – M.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Bella Tahoe Catering is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Catering Company

We were excited to learn all about Bella Tahoe Catering and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Candace Lockhart.

Bella Tahoe Catering is a down to earth and available company that values excellent communication. They make it a point to always be available for their clients. They will work with you to create a memorable and delicious experience that brings your catering vision to life. They are also the caterer for the celebrity golf tournament! This year they will be making 7,000 sandwiches for this event!

Candace told us a bit about their business mission:

“Our philosophy is: good food makes great memories! I want to make sure that the ideas the client has will show up on a plate. I will do everything to make sure I can do that! I take their visions and dreams and make them a reality!”

Building Success And Living the Dream

Bella Tahoe Catering has earned an incredible reputation over the years, so we were excited to learn about some of the ways they have marketed and grown their business. Candace shared that Facebook has been really great for her, and that she spends time creating posts to let people know about their specials!

Of course, she has also seen the benefits of a good review. She said:

“I don’t ask for reviews. It’s easy to get a bad review, but to get a good review you have to go out of your way to go above and beyond! We thrive to do and provide the best!”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Bella Tahoe Catering has managed to. We asked if Candace could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what they had to say:

“Knowledge is power! If you have a dream and you want to build something, you need to know what you’re getting yourself into. Get as much information as you can! Also, when you say you’re going to do something, your word is everything.”


Congratulations to Bella Tahoe Catering for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Candace for taking the time to speak with us!

Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: As You Wish Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that As You Wish Catering is an award winner for catering companies in 2019.

If you are looking for a catering company that will provide a remarkable meal at your next event, look no further than this award-winning company!

As You Wish Catering has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.77 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 catering companies in all of Nevada!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This catering company is amazing. They served my entire wedding party… The servers are very organized and great with customers, and the food was seasoned just right. The beef tenderloin was amazing!” – K.J.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that As You Wish Catering is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Catering Company

We were excited to learn all about As You Wish Catering and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Doug.

As You Wish Catering prioritizes service and will work hard to be sure of their customers’ satisfaction. Their food is of the highest quality, and they always serve hot, fresh, and incredible food. Whether you are planning a wedding, private party, or corporate event, As You Wish will work with you to customize the menu and handle all of your catering needs.

Building Success Through Quality

As You Wish Catering has earned an incredible reputation by providing great food and service, and also by developing relationships with local banquet halls.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as As You Wish Catering has managed to. We asked if Doug could share any expert advice with these companies. He reiterated the importance of providing quality service.


Congratulations to As You Wish Catering for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Doug for taking the time to speak with us!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Ken’s Creative Kitchen

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Ken’s Creative Kitchen is an award winner for catering companies in 2019.

For a catering company that will have your guests raving, look no further than this award-winning company!

Ken’s Creative Kitchen has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.70 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five catering companies in Maryland!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“How can I describe perfection? The food was wonderful, and was beautifully displayed. Ken’s staff is top drawer — the waiters, bartenders, and Helen, who kept everything running smoothly. My guests could not stop talking about the food. Helen even boxed up dinner for me and my husband for the next night! Thank you so much.” – J.C.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Ken’s Creative Kitchen is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Catering Company

We were excited to learn all about Ken’s Creative Kitchen and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Ken Upton.

Ken’s Creative Kitchen has been in business for 32 years. Ken told us that he had decided to buy a restaurant, even though he’d never even worked in one, because he thought he could do better than what he was seeing! He made the decision to buy only the best ingredients, cook to order, and treat people right. They serve weddings, rehearsal dinners, funerals, and birthday parties.

“We’re an independent company, and I very carefully choose my staff based on not only their talent, but also their attitudes. Everyone here cares about your event and about each other! We build the menu around our customers, too. We want to make sure to tailor the food to be what you would like, not what we would like.”

Earning a Great Reputation

Ken’s Creative Kitchen has earned a phenomenal reputation, so we were excited to chat with Ken about some of the ways they have marketed and grown over the years. He attributes their success to word of mouth, even though he said that he has never had to ask for a review! He said that being big in the community has helped them immensely, and that they cater events all around the surrounding areas. Ken said that their reputation has kept them busy.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Ken’s Creative Kitchen has managed to. We asked if Ken could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what they had to say:

“Starting a business is hard, and a lot of people don’t make it. In order for it to work, you need to treat others the way you’d like to be treated. Don’t take more than you can handle and hope it works out, because that’s not how it’s done. Make sure you know what you’re doing, too. You can’t just rubber stamp your business. You have to craft your business around your clients and what they are looking for. Don’t do what I did and jump in without any experience!”


Congratulations to Ken’s Creative Kitchen for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Ken for taking the time to speak with us!

Nebraska’sTop Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Doorstep Diner Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Doorstep Diner Catering is a 2019 award winner for catering companies in Nebraska!

If you’re looking for a reliable and tasty catering company, look no further than Doorstep Diner Catering in Lincoln.

Doorstep Diner Catering has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a fabulous Rating Score™ of 97.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 catering companies in Nebraska!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“The wedding catering exceeded my expectations. Our guests kept complimenting us on how great the food was. Working with them took away all the stress associated with food for the wedding. Truly a great experience, and we would recommend them to anyone!”- Theresa

Not Your Average Catering Company

We wanted to learn a little more about Doorstep Diner Catering and its tremendous online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Laurie Fraser.

The first question we had for Laurie was what is it that sets Doorstep Diner Catering apart from their competition in Nebraska. Here’s her response:

“[People] like to hear stories. They want to know what their true colors are. Build relationships with [people]…Visual is super important for them. They want to make sure it looks amazing.”

Building Success by Providing Great Service

Laurie attributes Doorstep Diner Catering’s strong online reputation to their commitment of providing great customer service. They are always ready to answer the phone and give people exactly what they are looking for. People just genuinely leave great reviews about the service. Companies are awarded with great reviews, when they take the time to care for people.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Doorstep Diner Catering has gotten their name out there through word of mouth, the knot website, and tons of local marketing techniques. Laurie certainly knows a thing or two about running a successful business. Here is what advice she had for the many businesses out there that want to be successful:

“Make sure directory listings are correct. Have a strong presence [online]. Don’t hard sell. Build that connection with your clients.”

Congratulations to the team at Doorstep Diner Catering for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Laurie, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Doorstep Diner Catering in Lincoln. Visit their website today!

Arkansas’ Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Vibrant Occasions Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Vibrant Occasions Catering is a 2019 award winner for catering companies in Arkansas!

Don’t leave the food up to chance at your next event. Rest easy in knowing that you’ve found the right catering company by working with Vibrant Occasions Catering in Benton.

Vibrant Occasions Catering has received more than 150 reviews with an average rating of 4.87 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 97.68 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 catering companies in all of Arkansas!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[I’ve had] great experiences with them. [I] tried their food at a catered work event and have used them myself multiple times for lunch and learns/training events. I’ve never had a co-worker complain about the food they’ve provided. [The] delivery and setup time has been perfect every time.” – Elizabeth D.

Not Your Average Catering Company

We wanted to learn all about Vibrant Occasions Catering and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the Office Manager, Leah Seale.

The first question we had for Leah was what is it that sets Vibrant Occasions Catering apart from their competition in Arkansas. Here’s Leah’s response:

“We have passion — it doesn’t matter who you are or what event it is, we put love into our services. Especially for your wedding, we are there to support you and make your day easier. We know that we have a lot of competition, so we put our heart and souls into the events.”

Leah went on to tell us that Vibrant Occasions Catering is a family, scratch kitchen that’s been open since 2002.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Vibrant Occasions Catering and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Leah had to say:

“[We have a] passion for hand-crafted meals, dazzling presentations and unparalleled service. Our chef-prepared meals from our scratch kitchen will delight your senses.”

Building Success by Caring and Having Passion

Leah attributes Vibrant Occasions Catering’s strong online reputation to the fact that they truly care about everyone they work with and put passion into their food and events. She added:

“We always encourage people to go online and write about us.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Vibrant Occasions Catering has gotten their name out there by writing blogs that get sent out through social media and email blasts, through a radio show, by building relationships with the community and by partnering with other vendors to ensure that everything goes smoothly at every event.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Vibrant Occasions Catering has. Here’s Leah’s expert advice for them:

“Just care about your community and the people you come into contact with. Look out for other people, because it will come back to you. Put in time and effort, because it will help you out.”


Congratulations to the team at Vibrant Occasions Catering for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Leah, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Vibrant Occasions Catering in Benton. Visit their website today!

Georgia’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Cape Creations Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Cape Creations Catering is an award winner for catering companies in 2019!

If you are looking for a catering company that will have your guests talking about the food for years to come, look no further than this award-winning company!

Cape Creations Catering has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.87 stars, earning them an absolutely phenomenal Rating Score™ of 99.69 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top three catering companies in Georgia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“The food was excellent and the staff was amazing. Cape Creations catered a business lunch for us (25+ in attendance) and EVERYONE was extremely pleased and very complimentary of the entire meal. I highly recommend them!!” -Christi F.

It is because of impressive reviews like this that Cape Creations Catering is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Catering Company

We were excited to learn all about how Cape Creations Catering has been able to build such an excellent reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Cynthia.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Cape Creations Catering stand apart from their competitors. In Cynthia’s words, “We take pride in customer service and only promise what we deliver, both with service and great food. The diner specializes in some Southern food. Our catering is a little more eclectic depending on the customer.”

When asked about why she and her team do what they do, Cynthia said, “The business was founded with a mission to create special events surrounded by remarkable good food. Also, we are very intentional about giving back to the community.”

Building Success Through Kept Promises

We were particularly interested in finding out what Cynthia considers to be her secret to success. “Just deliver what you promise. We have a diner division, catering division, and a drop-off delivery division. We are thriving organically, with referral business and word of mouth,” she told us.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as terrific a reputation as Cape Creations Catering has managed to. We asked if Cynthia could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Take care of your customers both in house and externally. A happy team will help you deliver and have happy clients.”


Congratulations to Cape Creations Catering for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Cynthia for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!