Fired-Up Catering, LLC

Cleveland, OH

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Fired-Up Catering is unique! Our mobile stone oven, is a kitchen on wheels. We bring it right to your location, parking in your backyard, driveway, corporate lot, park setting, community center or any venue with lot space to place the mobile kitchen. It is like a food truck but more intimate. The food is served "hot" out of the oven and can be served indoors or outdoors. The menu is a full catering menu with an emphasis on roasted meats and vegetables along with wood fired pizza. A full service staff is available for formal or informal events. We are in our seventh year of catering and expanded to two wood fired ovens, serving the Northeastern Ohio area from Vermillion to the east and west side of Cleveland and north to Geneva, Oh.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

My experience is service oriented. I enjoy meeting people at the various events that I cater. There is nothing better than seeing guests enjoy the service that you are providing. It is a fun and happy environment!
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Location

Cleveland, OH 44143

Years in business

7

Number of employees

9

Times hired on Thumbtack

16

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • Maria T. Sep 25, 2017
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    Jennine was awesome ! She was on time, organized and fantastic food. I recommend Fired-Up Catering in a heart beat. The burgers were good quality and nice size and the pizza ! We can't say enough on how good they were. My company and I look forward to having this event again next year !
    Jennine M. Sep 25, 2017

    Thanks Maria and Round Table Learning! It was my pleasure to cater for your corporate lunch event. I love that quiet, cozy spot for set up and you had it organized beautifully. Best, Jennine

  • Sarah L. Sep 9, 2017
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    Jeanine and the crew were Amazing!!!!! Great FOOD and and awesome staff that had awesome pizza and Brownies!!!!!
    Jennine M. Sep 9, 2017

    Ganley Subaru Car Show was a fun event! We were fortunate to be one of the food vendors, with several merchant vendors and beautiful antique and remodeled cars. Thanks Sara and Ganley for having us! The visit by Stepie Miocic (UFC) Ultimate Fighting Champion was a nice surprise and many of the attendees were excited to see him as a judge.

  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 13, 2017
    Delicious food!
  • Dana C. Nov 7, 2016
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    Fired-Up is FABULOUS!!!
    Fired-Up catering was fantastic!!!!!! They couldn't get the food out fast enough because all my guests would eat it as soon as it came out of the oven! We had pizzas, pulled pork, chicken wings and salad. Every bite was phenomenal!!!! Jennine was so easy to work with and made experienced and very helpful suggestions to make my party a huge success! This was my first time hiring a caterer for a house party and I would hire Jennine and her staff again in a heartbeat! She has an array of food to choose from to make your party stand out from the rest! Don't hesitate to have your next party catered by Fired-Up🔥
  • Phyliss M. Aug 15, 2016
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    The experience with Jennine at Fired up was wonderful from start to finish. She was extremely easy to work with, professional and available. Her work at our event , which catered to 62 people, was beyond my expectation. She was prompt and prepared. The food was flavorful and she did a wonderful job of providing variety with her menu and with the appetizers that were served. The quantity of food was refreshingly unexpected. Not only were all my guests delightfully full, there was multiple plates of chicken, ribs and pizza remaining after the event. I hope that my organization will be able to work with her in the future. This was definitely an experience worth repeating
    Jennine M. Aug 15, 2016

    A big thank you to Phyliss for hiring Fired-Up Catering from the Thumbtack site. It was a pleasure serving a division of Sherwin Williams for their corporate lunch, at the beautiful Pavilion site in Edgewater Park, Cleveland. Hope to serve you again in the near future.

  • Dyane P. Jul 16, 2016
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    Jennine M. Aug 15, 2016

    Thank you Diane for hiring Chef Mike for your Carnival themed graduation event. You had it well planned and it was a pleasure working with you to fill in on some of your catering needs. The Burger/Sausage/Hotdog Bar along with the amazing fruit display added to the fun of your event. We hope you will call us again for your future catering needs. Thank you!

  • Lisa S. Jun 4, 2015
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    The pizza oven was a hit! I would highly recommend Fired-Up Catering! The food was delicious and Jennine is very organized. We had horrible weather but Jennine and her team hung in there and never missed a beat. Best pizza ever.
    Jennine M. Jun 13, 2015

    Baking pizza in a mobile, outdoor pizza oven unit during a severe thunderstorm is a challenge, but Fired-Up was prepared. Our tent had to be secured and during the worst of the storm, held down by your willing guests. We appreciate your patience and understanding of the circumstances but were determined to offer you our best service. We truly appreciate your understanding, your calm demeanor and helpful guests, all of which made the event a success despite the rare circumstances. As the saying goes, "The show must go on"!.....and we were glad to step up to the plate and bake our pizzas for your event. Thank you for hiring Fired-Up Catering. Your event will be one to remember!

  • Amber E. Jun 2, 2015
    Food Truck or Cart Services
    Verified Review
    Jennine M. Jun 13, 2015

    Thank you Amber for hiring Fired-Up Catering for your Corporate lunch. Despite the possible rain forcast your office venue/conference room was perfect for our type of catering. We were able to set up our mobile unit outside near the entrance door to your kitchen facility, bake our pizza and carry them to the conference room site where your employees enjoyed the pizza buffet and salad. The Pharmesutical sponsors and you were very easy to work for. Kick starting my credit card services was an added plus for my business and I appreciate your patience with that service. We hope that you will think of Fired-Up Catering for future events.

  • Michele K. Sep 22, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Jennne provided the most amazing lunch for our offsite meeting of 100 IT Project Managers at PNC Bank. She showed up at 9:30 as promised to get ready for a noon lunch, feeding all 100 simultaneously. She and her staff did an awesome job keeping the line moving and the pizza and salad coming. They were also able to provide gluton free and lactose free pizzas as needed. The management team heard nothing but raves for the pizza and the experience of having the pizza cooked right on the premises. I would definitely hire Jennine and her team for another event.
    Jennine M. Feb 2, 2015

    It was a pleasure to cater for PNC Bank! Feeding 100 people in one hour can be a challenge but we were "fired-up" and ready when the crowd came. Thank you for giving us this opportunity. The Metropark Chalet was a great venue for my mobile wood fired pizza oven. Keep Fired-Up in mind for future corporate events! Regards, Jennine Malone, owner

  • Bri C. May 27, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    A pleasure to work with and delicious food! The pizzas were a hit and the guests were all satisfied. The party was a success, thanks to Fired Up!
    Jennine M. Feb 2, 2015

    Thanks to Bri for hiring Fired-Up Catering. Her 1st Birthday celebration for her daughter was held at a Park Pavilion and was the perfect venue for my wood fired mobile unit. The pizza was served buffet along with some other food that she added. The whole event was a hit! Since that event last May, several of Bri's friends have hired Fired-Up Catering. Thanks Bri for the referrals. I hope to see you soon at some future events! Sincerely, Fired-Up Catering

  • Karen P. May 19, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Fired-up was the perfect venue for my son's 13th birthday party. Adults and children alike enjoyed the delicious food and attentive service. I highly recommend them. Just contact Jennine, tell her what you want and don't worry your event will be...a sure fired hit!
    Jennine M. Feb 2, 2015

    Thanks Karen for this wonderful revue! It was great to meet you and cater at your beautiful home. I love to help party plan and you made the process so easy. Hope to cater for you in the future. Best, Jennine

  • Karen H. Feb 15, 2014
    Jennine and her Fired-Up Catering crew have catered several events for us. They are extremely organized and efficient. The pizza is amazing! You can opt to have them make side dishes for you as well. My guests have always enjoyed any party that Fired-Up Catering has done for me. I will definitely be using them again!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing includes my oven set-up, employee and food costs and all taxes. There are a lot of pre and post labor cost included in the cost of a catered event. I do not include gratuity in my pricing and let my customers decide as an option.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When a customer calls or emails, I like to make contact immediately. I know customers are trying to gather facts about potential options for their events. They do not like waiting days for that information. I prefer to talk by phone just because it is easier to gather the specific facts and it helps with building a relationship with my customers.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
The local Board of Health requires all food vendors to take food safety classes. Also, there is a Pizza Expo in Las Vegas every year that provides the newest information for pizza businesses. It is a fun event to attend to learn all about the latest pizza developments.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I had a love for baking, desire to try something new (by degree I am a registered nurse), and discovered there was a niche and growing interest in wood fired pizza businesses.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Many of my events are graduation parties, outdoor weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, family reunions and corporate functions.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Last summer, I served 340 people at a clambake function. My pizza was served as the late night snack for the partiers. It was challenging to serve that amount of people over a 2 hour period. I had plenty of staff to help keep the pizza rolling out of the oven with out lines forming. The event ran smoothly and I had rave reviews from the group who hired me.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
There are so many choices and it could get confusing choosing but it helps to decide on a theme or type of food which then will help you narrow the choices.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Many times, customers are looking for direction from their caterer. They may have an idea of the type of food or theme but still need guidance with ideas. It really helps if the customer knows their date and location. If the caterer does not have the date open, it is not beneficial for either party to continue with planning unless the customer is flexible with the date. Knowing the location is also important because the professional may not service that area. If the customer knows their budget if would be best to ask the professional in the beginning if they could accommodate that number. There are a few important questions.