Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

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How does your service stand out?

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh is a mission-based, multi-faceted food service company. Our goals include workforce development, community-engaged social enterprise, and food waste reduction. All of our food service contracts directly support our training, providing both the foundation of the curriculum and a way to offset the cost of training and student supports.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Using food as the foundation to change lives and strengthen communities

Location

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Background check

Complete

Years in business

4

Number of employees

20

Times hired on Thumbtack

12

Reviews

9 Reviews
  • Lisa B. Feb 9, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
  • Anastasia H. Feb 1, 2016
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Clinton and his crew were amazing to work with. From day one when we met with Clinton for a tasting, throughout the planning of the event via phone and email, to execution at the wedding, everything was amazing. Clinton really had our best interest at heart while providing amazing food for our guests. He listened to our ideas, took the time to get to know us and our visions for the wedding. He had great suggestions that matched our vision and we loved everything he planned for us. I would hire Clinton and SBC catering again for any event that I plan!
  • Shelly C. Jul 15, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Clinton and his staff did an excellent job with the catering for our daughter's wedding. The food was fresh and tasted delicious!
  • Leslie A. Apr 13, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    I requested an after concert reception. Clinton Bleil knew exactly where I was coming from and made excellent suggestions for value and volume. I made the arrangements with him, completely put it out of my mind, and concentrated on the performance because I could tell everything would go smoothly. Thanks,Clinton ! Leslie A.
  • Charles G. Apr 13, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I had a good experience with Strictly Business Catering. I hired them for a brunch talk in Pitt's Cathedral of Learning. I've found in the past that getting caterers to deliver to rooms in academic buildings can be pain, but SBC seemed to know their way around. The food was quite good -- definitely impressive for the value. The quantity was also impressive, as attendees were able to take some home with them.
  • Tasha P. Feb 11, 2015
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    We used SBC for a nonprofit sponsorship event. We had a reception before a concert in East Liberty that we needed catering for. Clinton created a wonderful menu that suited our guests tastes. All of his team including Clinton were very diligent and professional. I received many compliments on the food and the appearance. I would definitely use SBC again.
  • Alison K. Feb 7, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    Clinton was extremely straightforward and easy to work with. He quickly suggested a full menu for my event and his price was much more reasonable than the other bids I received. The food was delivered to the venue hot and on time, the proportions were generous (feeding 24 teenage hockey players) and the food was delicious. It was tough for me to wait until the boys were done to try a bite! I am looking forward to using Clinton again sometime.
  • Rosemary R. Nov 30, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Strictly Business Catering recently catered a Bridal Shower at my home. Clinton Bleil was very accommodating and met all of my needs. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Stacie was the staff person who remained at my home throughout the shower. She was absolutely excellent. I was able to enjoy the shower and be with my guests while Stacie prepared and served the food, she served drinks and collected used glasses and dishes which she loaded into the dishwasher. She cut and served the cake as well. Stacie also placed leftovers in containers to be refrigerated. I will definitely contract STRICTLY BUSINESS CATERING again.
  • Jennifer P. Nov 27, 2014
    Event Catering
    Verified Review
    Clinton and his waitstaff, Barbara were fabulous... Very nice , great and extremely easy to work with. The food was awesome and just perfect for our occasion which was an open house. We had a fabulous time at our own party which was made possible by Clinton. Everyone had a wonderful time. My husband and I highly recommend Strictly Business Catering Company and will be using him again in the future.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I dont like to watch trendy tv shows or read very many food magazines. I feel this will make my ideas diluted. I like to visit farms, meat markets, and food vendors to get my own ideas. I love to test cook on my own.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My pricing system is simple. You will see what your total price will be from the beginning. All our pricing is by the person.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Former Punk Rock Drummer from the 80's / 90's that always had a passion to cook and create. My band used to open for Living Color in NYC and their drummer was awesome. He had only been playing drums for 7 years compared to my 13 years. I realized then that it was time to "Find Lifes Work" :)
What types of customers have you worked with?
Corporate catering has been a special part of out business since 1993. Private events and Weddings are becoming our focus point. We are often called upon to set up events in unique settings such as barns, farms, back yards, museums, and many facilities without kitchens.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
The Barn at Falling Water. I had been ill for quite a while and this wedding was a good 1.5 hours away. I had to rely on my Chef lance and staff to pull this event off. I was only able to supervise. From cooking Tilapia and Chicken for a unique fresh taco bar to passing delicate appetizers, this event went with rave reviews.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask for your needs. State your concerns.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
We are a mission based non profit that are doing many great things with people and communities in need