The wedding was perfect, your family and friends agree. The bride was resplendent in white, the groomsmen dapper and dignified. The service was flawless and the photographer nailed every shot. The whole amazing day has gone off without a hitch and as your guests arrive at the reception and find their seats you can be sure that there is one subject foremost in everyone’s mind: “Holy cow, I’m starving. When the heck do we eat?”

When it comes to planning a wedding and reception there are a thousand and one details that need to be addressed and decided. Food, unfortunately, can almost become an afterthought. “Chicken, beef, or fish? How many sides should we offer? What about vegan or vegetarian options? And how much is all of this going to cost?”

All this and more needs to be taken into consideration and the right caterer will help to ensure that this part of the wedding runs smoothly, enabling the happy couple to focus on other important matters.

So relax. If you’re planning a wedding reception we’ve put together a list of some great Dayton-area caterers who can help you plan and pull off the absolutely perfect dining experience. Make your arrangements with one of these great local food providers and you’re sure to leave your wedding guests full, satisfied and ready to party long into the night.


Centerville Catering
9466 Dayton Lebanon Pike, Dayton,
(937) 580-9048

Centerville Catering & Motschman Family Dining LLC is a full-service caterer located in Centerville providing a variety of foods for events of all sizes and types. With offerings like hand-rolled meatball appetizers and pulled pork entrees to shredded beef, Hawaiian chicken, and sliders and boxed lunches, Centerville Catering will go that extra mile to make your wedding reception—or any event—one that your guests won’t ever forget. Exquisite sweet treats and custom desserts round out the menu options, satisfying anyone’s sweet tooth, and completing a perfect dining experience.


Smokin Barrels LLC

Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights
(937) 718-6779

Who doesn’t love a good barbecue? I mean, make it brisket, make it pulled pork or pulled chicken, make it sandwiches or ribs or good old barbecued chicken, you can’t do better than a down home plate of smoked meat and the right side dishes, all done up right by a master of the pit. And when it comes to catering your wedding reception, Damon Daniel at Smokin Barrels has the knowledge and experience to make your special day one that your guests will really enjoy. Southern-style barbecue might just be the way to go if you want to keep it real for all of your guests.


Scratch Events

767 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton
(937) 567-7850

Since November 2010, Scratch Events has been doing things differently in Dayton. Its Scratch Events division is described as a cutting edge catering firm with “sexy, no holds barred, designer menus” backed by a contemporary engineering-style approach to execution and service. If you’re looking for a local caterer that is creative, knowledgeable about food and able to create a unique dining experience for your event then Scratch is the caterer for you.

“They provide an exquisite cuisine that is prepared using professional, top-notch chefs,” says Heather Stewart-Rigsbee, event planner and founder of MadCab Event Planning. “Not only can they prepare a delicious meal, but they are humorous and a true joy to have at any event. Their food just makes your taste buds dance with joy. You will undoubtedly hope that every event you attend is catered by Scratch Events.”


Mrs B’s Catering

101 N. Main St. Pleasant Hill
(937) 676-2883

Mary Beasecker, owner of Mrs. B’s Catering, has been in business for over 15 years. Her long track record is a testimony to her company’s creativity, reliability and sensitivity to detail, and the people of Miami County are proud to have her.

With a selection of foods ranging from chicken breast with Champagne cream sauce, crab-stuffed chicken breast and vegetarian spinach lasagna roll-ups to roasted tenderloin of beef topped with frizzled onions on scalloped potatoes with green beans and red peppers Mrs B’s Catering will make sure your reception food is perfect in every way.

Mrs. B’s family owned business is managed by her daughter, Terri Woodcock. She brings a wealth of education and experience to the position—she has a bachelor of science degree in restaurant, hotel and institutional management from Purdue University—and her 20 years of experience have included management positions with Aramark and Marriott.


Current Cuisine
237 Xenia Ave Yellow Springs
(937) 767-9110

Current Cuisine has been catering from scratch for all occasions since 1983, making everything from hearty appetizers to incredible entrees and desserts for company lunches, formal sit-down dinners and receptions of all kinds. Its wedding cakes are made with quality ingredients and earn them rave reviews. A well-known destination spot in the village of Yellow Springs, Current Cuisine’s brick-and-mortar store also has a stellar reputation and can’t be topped when it comes to providing great food and great catering.


Platinum Caterers

(937) 668-9067

Platinum Caterers is owned and operated by celebrity chef Jay M. Jones. Jones operates his business as a once-in-a-lifetime, hand-crafted catering option for clients large and small and the chef likes to focus on building a one-on-one personal rapport with each person at every event. Platinum Caterers specializes in “weddings, corporate events, social occasions, graduation parties, party rentals and everything in between.” Since opening in September 2015, Jones has made a national name for both himself and his catering brand and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.