Looking for a quick easy way to order delicious food for your next meeting, small gathering, or event? Whether you need to feed a group of friends or your colleagues at a meeting, our Drop-Off Catering service is for you! Easily review our menu, place your order online and choose your preferred delivery date and time. From there, our culinary team will freshly prepare your order to your specifications, and it will be delivered straight to your door, taking the stress and guesswork out of planning the menu for your next event. Items will arrive in aluminum pans (making it easy to reheat if needed) or quality eco-friendly serving trays. Disposable chafers & warmers can be purchased if needed.
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Planning a more formal business meeting or special event for 50 people or less? Our Deluxe Drop-Off Catering option is just what you need. This service includes the delivery and set up of your selected menu using tablecloths, stainless steel chafers and serving ware by our staff. At the conclusion of your event, our team will return to clean-up your catering display and pick-up any equipment. A standard 18% service fee is included with this offering.
Ready to start planning? Let our Catering Coordinators assist you! Tell us a little more about your meeting or gathering and we will be in touch to discuss details
Simply Plated will deliver your entrees and sides and set up an elegant catering display that includes disposable plateware and rolled plasticware, elegant stainless-steel chafers, serving ware and black, fitted floor length linens for the serving tables. Simply Plated team member will be onsite to service guests, as well as maintain cleanliness and refill food items. At the conclusion of the food service, our staff will clean up and disassemble the catering display. A standard 18% service fee is included with this offering, along with associated charges for onsite staffing.
Ready to start planning? Let our Catering Coordinators assist you! Complete our Catering Inquiry Form and we will be in touch to discuss details.
Ready to start planning? Submit our online Catering Inquiry form and you will receive a link to schedule a time with our Events Team to discuss the details of your event.
Menu Planning & Proposal
After you have a chance to review our menu and make your selections, an event coordinator will prepare a detailed catering proposal for your review. Once the proposal is approved, we require an event deposit, along with a signed contract and credit card authorization form to officially book your event.
4 weeks prior to your event you will work closely with your event coordinator to confirm and finalize the details. Final head count and full payment must be received 7 days before your scheduled event.
Day of Event
We arrive on time and if just a drop off service, our team will set up your food as agreed. If it’s a full-service event, you can expect our staff to arrive as specified in your contract and take care of all set up, service & clean up. Your only job is to have a good time and enjoy the food & service provided by your new friends at Simply Plated.
Simply Plated operates out of a Health Department inspected and approved commercial kitchen.
Yes, Simply Plated is registered, licensed, and insured. We hold applicable business licenses for the State of Ohio and are fully insured. We can provide documentation at a client’s or venue’s request.
Yes, we do. Events confirmed 3 months or more will require a deposit of 30% of the total booking. Those bookings confirmed within 60 days of the scheduled event will be required to place a 50% deposit. All deposits are non-refundable.
The remaining balance of your event total must be paid 7 days before you event. If full payment is not received 7 days prior to your event, your booking will be canceled all pre-payments will be forfeited.
Bookings are not finalized until a deposit, signed contract and credit card authorization form are received.
It is hard for us to predict which dates will fill up fast for us. We do suggest that you reserve your date as soon as possible. Bookings are taken on a first come first serve basis and are not fully confirmed until a contract and credit card agreement have been received, along with the booking deposit paid.
There are two simple ways to receive a quote from us. Complete our Catering Inquiry form or give us a call (614-736-3771). From there, you will receive a link to schedule a time to discuss your event in more detail with our Events Team. Once we have all the details, we can provide a detailed quote for you to review!
Yes, we do for our Corporate clients. Direct billing accounts must be pre-approved by Simply Plated. Corporate account terms are Net 30 and must have a signed contract and direct billing agreement on file.
While we prefer all events to be confirmed 1 week in advance, we accept last minute orders and rush orders on a case-by-case basis. Those orders placed within 72 hours of the event date will be assessed a $75 rush order fee. This helps offset the additional food/labor cost to process your order on short notice.
All drop-of delivery orders placed online must give us 72 hour notice.
Absolutely, we would love the opportunity to help you create a custom menu for your event. All the menus on our website are customizable. You are welcome to make any additions or changes. Please note, making any additions or changes may result in a change in price due to ingredient substitutions.
We have a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and special needs menu items. When you schedule a meeting to discuss your event in more detail, we will discuss your dietary needs and review some options with you.
We make drop-off catering quick and easy for you! All drop-off catering orders can be placed directly online. Qur full drop-off catering menu can be found on our website. Once an order is placed, you will receive an order confirmation. All drop-off orders must be placed 72 hours in advance.
Absolutely! All tastings must be scheduled and have a fee of $30/per person with a maximum of 5 people attending. A minimum of 2 weeks notice is required to schedule and should take place no later than 30 days prior to your event. If you sign a catering contract with us, 100% of the tasting charges will be applied to the balance of your event (less gratuity).
Simply Plated does not currently hold a liquor license, so we are unable to sell and provide alcohol at this time. We hope to be able to provide this service in the future.
Please be aware that our food may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish or wheat. While we take steps to minimize risk and safely handle the foods that contain potential allergens, please be advised that cross contamination may occur, as factors beyond our reasonable control may alter the formulations of the food we serve
Our facilities are not food allergen or gluten-free. Customers with food allergies or other nutritional concerns are advised to notify our Catering Coordinators at the time of booking our services for assistance