Nothing completes family festivities like a deliciously easy holiday meal, and nobody knows how to do that quite like the catering team at Buehler’s Fresh Foods. And, with 13 locations across Ohio, ranging from Coshocton to Medina, full service caterings are painlessly easy.
“We make our food from scratch, which doesn’t happen as much anymore,” explains Chef Mike Merritt, Vice President of Food Service. Merritt has been with Buehler’s for a decade, and one of his favorite job perks is working in the large central kitchen located at the Wooster headquarters. “A lot of caterers will use frozen or canned foods, but here at Buehler’s we are the largest buyers of Amish produce in Ohio. We want the best and the freshest foods, so we go local.”
When you are at an event, the food provided certainly makes an impression. Walking out of a wedding or dinner will often result in comments like, “Wow, that food was amazing.” It is easy to taste the difference in quality, and quality is what the Chef’s Kitchen at Buehler’s team knows best.
“We use Certified Angus Beef, natural pork, and Gerber Poultry, locally produced products that are known to be quality,” explains Merritt.
“It’s as close to ‘from farm to table’ as you can get,” chimes Amy Kaylor, Director of Catering. Though Amy has only been with the company for four years, she has a certain energy about her that is infectious. “People like to know where their food comes from, and unlike most caterers, we are able to cut out the middle man. We buy our products from the Mount Hope auction and bring them to our stores, equipping us with the ability to cater at a reasonable price. And, since you can come into the store, call in, or go online to place catering orders, it really is deliciously easy to work with Buehler’s catering.”
If you use your Buehler’s Advantage Card, you will earn points toward free gas and groceries. And, since Buehler’s has tackled executive events, weddings, fairs, and festivals, no job is too much hassle.
“Whereas most caterers have to call in staff and order food, we’ve got access to everything in our store,” explains Merritt. “No job is too big or too small.”
“We pride ourselves at being able to work at a moment’s notice,” explains Kaylor. “Birthday parties, anniversary parties, baby showers, bereavement, or holiday parties… we’re there for the community when they need a helping hand.”
We all know how stressful the holidays can be, especially when your family is expecting a homemade meal amidst all of the cleaning, planning, wrapping, and last-minute shopping you have to tackle.
“Right now one of our popular options is the complete holiday dinner, which is made from scratch,” says Merritt. “Complete dinners are $69.99, which feeds 8 to 10 people. All of our side dishes are made from scratch, and they come with heating instructions. For additional fees, we’ll have it hot and ready for you, so you can pick it up hot on the day of your event, ready to serve.”
The Catering Menu is full of delicious options, featuring items like box lunches, party trays, entrees, and sides, all delectably mouthwatering. And, with a bakery specializing in custom cakes, a talented florists with an eye for design, and an impressive selection of beer and wine, your event, wedding, or holiday party will be remembered for years to come. All it takes is a 48 hour notice. But, if you ever find yourself in a rush, you can always swing by your local store for a quick grab-n-go party tray.
“Buehler’s catering offers pickup, delivery, full service catering, and start-to-finish event planning,” says Kaylor. “We’ll bring food, beverges, bakery, and flowers, and we partner with local rental companies to find the best rates for you. We’re part of your community, and we love making events memorable.”
You’re in good hands when you work with the Chef’s Kitchen at Buehler’s. Armed with a professional team equipped to work at a moment’s notice, you can rest assured knowing that you can tackle events with a no-hassle attitude. Don’t stress this holiday season! For more information, visit Catering.Buehlers.com or visit your local store.