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Meet McHale’s

At McHale’s Events & Catering, we’re passionate about creating personalized, all-inclusive venue experiences for people across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Our values-based culture allows us to provide exceptional cuisine and events that people love. Here are some of our core values:

  • Provide heart-centered customer service
  • Lead with ethical business practices
  • Meet our guests’ dietary needs and preferences
  • Remain on the cutting edge of events and cuisine
  • Provide quality at a reasonable price
  • Create a welcoming environment that celebrates diversity
  • Always strive to improve
  • Give back to the community

We’re on a mission for quality.

McHale’s Events & Catering has spent the last 50 years building a name that people count on to bring their most important moments to life. We do this by providing unparalleled cuisine and event service at a variety of venues across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Always on the cutting edge of events and customer experiences, we belong to organizations like ILEA, NACE and Catersource.

We’re passionate about our community.

To us, true hospitality reaches beyond company walls, and the larger community in which we live matters. In 2019, we hosted over 100 events with 50 different nonprofits. Here are just a few organizations we’ve worked with and causes we care about:

  • Sunday Morning Club logo
  • The Point Arc logo
  • dcch center logo
  • St. Barbara Church logo
  • The Church of Saint Agnes logo
  • Covington Catholic High School logo

Our Story

What began with one man’s vision for a family-run market has grown to be a trusted catering and event leader with over 50 years of providing quality service.

  • 1950s

    Charles McHale Sr. began the family business when he opened M&W Market located in Covington, Kentucky.

  • 1960s

    Charles McHale Jr. became the second grocer in his family when he opened Junior’s Food Market. A talented butcher, he opens a new store and expands the business to include freshly cut meat, eventually christening the company as McHale’s Meats.

  • 1970s

    Charlie expands opening stores in Florence and Ft. Wright also introducing deli and catering services.

  • 1980s

    McHale’s Meats continues to grow its reputation for excellent quality, supplying some of the area’s finest restaurants with cut steaks, hamburgers and fresh cut poultry daily. Unfortunately, in 1986 Charlie McHale passes away. He leaves the business to his wife, Mary McHale, who entrusts Charles McHale III (Chuck) with management.

  • 1990s

    Chuck shifts the business focus to off-premise catering. In 1998, he sells the last retail store and moves the business to a brand new 2000-square-foot industrial kitchen in Wilder, Kentucky. The kitchen was equipped to handle catering services for over 3000 guests per day. The following year, McHale’s Catering opens its first full-service banquet facility, The Marquise Banquet & Conference Center.

  • 2000s

    Throughout its golden era, McHale’s Events & Catering undergoes various name changes to reflect its new services and completely redefines venues like The Gardens of Park Hills, The Grand Ballroom and The Pinnacle Ballroom located in Odd Fellows Hall, and becomes a exclusive caterer at the prestigious Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook.

  • 2010s

    McHale’s continues to grow, adding two new venues in Downtown Cincinnati: the Cincinnati Club and The Center at Fountain Square. McHale’s also becomes a preferred caterer to The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and  New Riff Distillery and Event Center.

  • Today

    With a slew of accolades under our belt, like NKY Magazine’s Best Caterer, Best Chef in Northern Kentucky, Best Workplace and the Knot Best of Weddings Awards, McHale’s builds on its reputation for providing delectable cuisine and unparalleled service. Our goal is to be recognized as the finest wedding and reception caterers, operating the most elegant ballrooms in Greater Cincinnati.