Elegant Fare—41 years of best-in-class food and impressive service excellence
Elegant Fare has a long history serving as Cincinnati’s premiere award-winning catering and events firm; providing excellent food and service for more than 41 years.
Frankly, our level of success was never dreamed of when Anne Lisbin founded Elegant Fare in 1981 as a home-delivered food service for gourmet meals. Elegant Fare grew rapidly to become the provider of choice for off-premise catering of impressive food and top-notch service. A quantum growth leap came in 1993, when the company built the first facility in the tri-state area designed exclusively for off-premise catering and event planning.
Over the years, Elegant Fare has been the caterer of choice for events honoring royalty and notables such as the Dali Lama, U.S. presidents, and celebrities such as Luciano Pavarotti, Rosa Parks, Elton John, and Tom Hanks. We have served as exclusive caterer and food services provider for the ATP Western & Southern Financial Group Masters’ and Women’s Open and for other high-profile events.
Awards? Of course. Elegant Fare has been named “Best Caterer” six times by Cincinnati Magazine Reader’s Poll, received a “Best Kept Secret” award from Cincinnati Magazine for our catering work with The Cincinnati Art Museum’s café, and has been touted by the magazine for “setting the gold standard” in Cincinnati as its “Best Black-Tie Caterer.” And the kudos keep coming.
We’re always excited when high-profile leaders like Procter & Gamble, American Financial, and Western-Southern, as well as many other companies, continue to trust Elegant Fare for our impeccable planning, food, and service.
And what a privilege it continues to be for Elegant Fare to make dreams come true with wedding celebrations of all sizes and styles!
We are fortunate to collaborate with amazing venue partners and service providers in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Greater Dayton, and we share our success with them.
Elegant Fare has always been a family-run, woman-owned company. Anne Lisbin’s daughter and family continued the tradition after Anne’s retirement several year ago. Our fresh, new leadership includes many who served in the firm’s key leadership positions for decades. And our company is still woman-owned, and now also minority-owned. We are the new generation of the Elegant Fare family.