Founded in 1997 by Joan Rosenthal, Marigold Catering is now in its second decade of producing and catering events. We offer a full-range of complete event planning and catering services for both corporate and social occasions. Over the years we’ve produced and catered hundreds of high-profile events. Marigold can provide everything from artfully staged, unstaffed breakfasts and buffets to complicated event management requiring full service coordination of design, catering, and logistics.
We address every detail and element of your function from menu creation, to venue selection, flowers, lighting, linens, entertainment and ambiance. We have produced fundraisers and galas for many of Cleveland’s most prestigious institutions including University Hospitals, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland AIDS Taskforce, Shaker Lakes Nature Center, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Flying Horse Farms and Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Our private clients, for which we maintain an extremely high level of confidentiality, are some of the most powerful and recognized people in and around the city. We invite you to explore our site, and learn more about the experience, and expertise we can bring to your event.
Marigold Catering provides much more than the average catering experience. Our service starts from the moment a client first contacts us. We help our customers plan their events, pick the venue, create a menu, and provide five star hospitality service.
Marigold Catering provides customers with a personalized story that they can tell for the rest of their lives. We take the role of narrator leaving you to be a character in your story. There is nothing left for you to worry about when we are telling your story together.
Founder and President
Born and raised in Cleveland, Joan grew up in a warm and embracing family that loved to cook and entertain. Early on she developed a passion for hospitality. Joan is graduate of the University of Denver Hotel and Restaurant Management School, with an MBA from Cleveland State University, Joan’s career spans several large and respected food and hospitality corporations including: Hyatt Hotels, Kraft Foods, CPC Foods and Diamond Crystal Foods. In 1997 Joan left corporate life to create her own business.
As a business owner, Joan is deeply proud of the top notch staff she has assembled and nurtured. Joan is also deeply committed to social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Joan is also an avid golfer.
Marigold Catering is an award winning, boutique food service company that provides catering services to individuals, cultural institutions, businesses and universities. We offer five-star, restaurant quality dining to each and every client, no matter how large or small.
We have a strong commitment to philanthropy and “giving back” through various volunteer efforts on the part of our employees. Additionally, we have a commitment to diversity, employing people of all social and economic backgrounds.
Marigold Catering is committed to social responsibility and to the environment. We embrace the opportunity to give back, as we seek to create a stronger community. At Marigold Catering, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, and on our commitment to the communities in which our employees and clients live and work. We support our community through our time, energy, and resources.
Sing Out! is Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s biennial chorale benefit performance. Community members from across the region and representing a cross-section of our community lend their voices to the Sing Out! Chorale. At Sing Out!, held in even-numbered years, the Chorale offers an outstanding and uplifting performance that raises awareness, inspires change and raises funds to support the Center’s work.
Over the course of the past 20 years, Marigold has been proud to support the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center in its mission to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promote healing and prevention and create social change.
Marigold Catering has been the recipient of many awards over the years.
Voted #1 Best Off-site Caterer in Northeast Ohio by CBC Magazine – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Voted #1 Best On-site Caterer in Northeast Ohio by CBC Magazine – 2013