Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co.
Extraordinary Barbecue Served with Genuine Hospitality
Akron/Canton, OH 44333  | map
Catering services: Buffet, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed...
Maximum capacity: 5000
 
 
 
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4.8 out of 5.0
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  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  4.5
  • Professionalism:  4.5
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Private User 3 Reviews
There is nothing more to say other than they did an absolutely amazing job!!!
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Catering
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  • Quality of Service:  5.0
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  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Private User 2 Reviews
very professional staff, definitely get your money's worth and EVERYBODY loved the food!!! Would highly reccomend to everyone.
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Catering
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  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
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Private User 1 Reviews
Amazing!! Everyone loved the food and the staff was nice and professional. They did a great job. Would highly recommend to anyone. Great job!
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Catering
4.3 out of 5.0
4.3/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  3.5
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  3.0

Private User 1 Reviews
The food was fantastic, and we got lots of comments on that! The only "complaint" we have is that there was a lot of leftover food - way more than we needed. We ate BBQ for a week, and we froze plenty, but there was a lot.

One suggestion, if that amount is normal, is to provide storage containers. Either small ones to divide up the food, or something to store the large amounts in. Even if this is an option that costs more, it would be helpful.
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
So sorry about the leftovers! Our team should have packaged everything extra up for you and/or your family. Many of our brides freeze the barbecue for future use. We'll work with the team to get it right for the next reception. Glad you loved the food! Hope to see you in the restaurant after your barbecue hangover wears off!
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Catering
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  • Quality of Service:  0.5
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Private User 1 Reviews
Our experience with Old Carolina can only be described as a nightmare. Everything seemed fine and Stefanie, our event coordinator, was wonderful to work with, until the date of the event. However, the day of my wedding 30 guests did not receive meals. My wedding planner had to go out and buy extra salad while people waited hungry. Several people left to get food and came back. This was humiliating, to say the least.

As if this wasn't enough, though, my wedding planner contacted Todd, who is higher up in the company, requesting a refund for the food we did not receive. When my she sent that email, she received this in response from him:

"All misled communication of responsibility and denigration of my company to your client will have swift and heavy rebuttal from my legal council. Damages encountered from your misguided presumptions and false accusations will lead a road no one wants to pursue."

Several weeks in and we are still trying to get a refund to no avail...

I would never recommend Old Carolina BBQ, my experience has been truly awful.
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
Old Carolina Barbecue Company respects every client's right to offer an honest review of our services. Unfortunately, the events here are grossly misrepresented. With 190 wedding guests ready to eat at a contracted 165 person event, the wedding planner demanded that her support staff of 9 or 10 eat first. There were so many, many other shortcomings of the wedding planner that Old Carolina staff had to overcome, it is evident that she is trying to hide her mistakes from the bride and groom. Hospitality Partners, Inc, the local Old Carolina franchise owner has desperately tried to work directly with the bride and groom and has not been permitted by the wedding planner to do so. The quote by Todd, the owner of the local franchise, was directed solely at the wedding planner after she demanded a full refund or she will "never stop bashing the Old Carolina Company name." Please factor in every review when making your decision to work with the honest and hard working crew of Old Carolina Barbecue Company.
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Catering
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  3.5
  • Responsiveness:  3.5
  • Professionalism:  4.0
  • Value:  4.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Private User 1 Reviews
Leslianne was a pleasure to work with. She made it easy to plan from a long distance. The food was great. We were disappointed with the caters because they did not clear tables. At one point I noticed them all sitting outside eating, while my bartender was running around clearing plates off of tables. I also had a young caterer follow me around at the end of the night asking me for a wedding favor. I thought they could have been a little more professional.
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Catering
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Sam and Cady 5 Reviews
Old Carolina Barbecue was a real crow-pleaser at our wedding, and I'm so glad we chose them to be our caterer. The catering coordinator was easy to work with, and was willing to work with us to provide exactly what we wanted. To accommodate our vegetarian friends, they were willing to prepare a few side dishes without meat, as well. After looking at a couple other catering options that would have really put a strain on our budget, my fiancee and I agreed that not only was Old Carolina the best best value, but the food tasted the best, too.

The day of the wedding, the staff arrived in plenty of time to set up and they were ready to go right on time. They were courteous, efficient, and cleaned up everything with all of the leftovers neatly packaged for us to take home. The food was hot, flavorful, and there was plenty for everyone. We chose to upgrade the table service (plates, silverware, etc.) so that dinner felt more like a sit-down meal than a backyard barbecue.

We are so glad we chose Old Carolina Barbecue for our summer wedding!
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
Thank-you & Congratulations Sam & Cady!!!!! It was our pleasure helping make your BIG day special!
Wedding: 06/01/2013
Services Used: Catering
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
Simply put, I have absolutely no complaints. This is some of the best service I have ever received anywhere. From planning to executing service, Old Carolina surpassed my expectations and made this wedding process a piece of cake (pun intended). We would use Old Carolina again to cater anytime and highly recommend them. I was really taken aback at the serving staffs' terrific personality, smiles, professionalism, and how genuinely sweet they are. They my wedding night wonderful and were everything I could have hoped for, as a bride! Thank you!
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
Thank-you Tosca! You were a pleasure to work with and your wedding was beautiful! So happy we could be part of your special day. Leslianne
Wedding: 05/31/2013
Services Used: Catering
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5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Barbara 1 Reviews
Catered the rehearsal dinner the night before our son and daughter-in-law's wedding. Everyone raved about the food. Generous portions , nice presentation, attentive and professional staff. Made the event very nice. LeslieAnne was so easy to work with, and came through for us. Would definitely use them again. Also thought they were priced reasonably.
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
Thank-you Barb! It was a great event!
Wedding: 05/31/2013
Services Used: Catering
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5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Private User 1 Reviews
Food was delicious and everything turned out perfectly!
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
Thank-you!
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Catering
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Erin 1 Reviews
OCB and Leslianne were so good to us. Leslianne was terrific during the planning process, responsive and full of great ideas. Everyone the day of went above and beyond; they were endlessly helpful. The food was fantastic. I lost count of how many guests raved to me. Numerous people said it was the best wedding food ever!
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
BEST WEDDING FOOD EVER!? Awesome!!! Thank-you for letting us be part of your big day Erin! I appreciate your review. Leslianne
Wedding: 05/25/2013
Services Used: Catering
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5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Kathryn 1 Reviews
I had the pleasure of working with Roberta for the initial planning ,and Leslieanne for the final few weeks before my wedding reception. Both women made themselves readily available when I needed to get in contact with them, and were incredibly reliable and professional. Old Carolina's catering is so affordable, and flexible, I couldn't have asked for better service. All my guests raved about the food, and the staff was patient, professional, and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend Old Carolina to friends and family for any future catering.
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
Thank-you Katie!!!! You rocked at planning a wedding from afar! Thank-you for the great review. Happy wedding bliss! - Leslianne
Wedding: 05/24/2013
Services Used: Catering
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Nicole 1 Reviews
Old Carolina catered our wedding and not only were they on time, professionally dressed, and prepared but, they were also a huge pleasure to work with. Leslianne and her staff made the whole day run smoothly and the food was so good that not only did I receive many compliments but, guests went up for seconds! Also, Leslianne was extremely accessible before the wedding and even helped me change the linens when I realized what I had picked wasn't going to match the venue. Overall this is the best place you can call for any catering event!
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
Nicole - Thank-you so much for your awesome review! I really appreciate it. You were also a pleasure to work with!! Brides like you make my job so fun!!!!!! Leslianne
Wedding: 05/18/2013
Services Used: Catering
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5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Anonymous 5 Reviews
I can not say enough about Old Carolina and Leslianne Love! Leslianne was amazing in assisting with all the details of our day. She was responsive and thorough and an overall joy. The food was fantastic and we received many compliments. The value was exceptional and the serving staff professional, not to mention we got to take home all the leftovers!! Old Carolina made our day easy.
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
So happy I was able to make your wedding special! Leslianne
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Catering
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Renee 1 Reviews
We had some of the pickiest eaters that attended our wedding and they loved everything that Old Carolina BBQ Company brought. I had people begging for the leftovers they knew I had gotten to take home. I'm so happy that I went with this company and would love to use them in the future for other special occasions! I have recommended them to everyone I know and those who were at my wedding can't stop talking about the service and food!
Old Carolina Barbecue & Catering Co. responded with the following comments:
Thank-you Renee! A referral is the best compliment we could ever receive. Happy everything was perfect.
Wedding: 05/05/2013
Services Used: Catering
5.0 out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
Old Carolina was amazing as our caterer for our October wedding. Rocco was very responsive, helpful and really helped our reception run smoothly. We had a few strange requests and they made sure that we got everything we want.

They are so well known in the area for their outstanding food, and I cannot tell you how much of a value they are for catering. We were given so many compliment on their food and service from our guests.

Thank you for everything!!
Wedding: 10/27/2012
Services Used: Catering
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