About Special Scents

We are the professional, full-service catering choice for Northeast Ohio. We offer a range of catering options from southern cooking to fine dining fare. We specialize in smoked and barbecued meats and southern-cooked sides.

Special Scents has on its staff, a Certified Executive Chef who graduated from the renowned Culinary College of the Johnson and Wales University and has worked as a Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu.

We are available for any events catering needs! Call or email today.

Our Specialties


We cater to the corporate environment by providing breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. We offer food service for employee recognition events as well. We want to be a member of your team by offering first quality service for your events.

Catered Box Lunches
10 person minimum.
Substitute chocolate chip cookie for fruit $1.00 extra.
Please limit Salad and Sandwich choices to 2 types per order.
Lunches range from $7.99 to $9.99 difference is in the sides.

Plan 1 - $7.99 consists of 1 sandwich on a specialty bun or wrap; 1 bag of chips and a chocolate chip cookie
Plan 2 - $8.99 consists of 1 sandwich on a specialty bun or wrap; 1 bag of chips; soup or salad and a chocolate chip cookie.
Plan 3 - 9.99 consists of 1 sandwich on a specialty bun or wrap, 1 bag of chips, 2 sides and a chocolate chip cookie.

BLT/chicken salad, egg or tuna salad/Deli Delight consisting of 3 luncheon meats of chicken, turkey, ham and swiss cheese
Turkey Club with Bacon/chilled roast beef sandwich/Grilled chicken sandwich with honey mustard.

Salad consisting of fresh garden salad/caesar salad/pasta salad with ham.
Soup consisting of vegetable/broccoli/potato soup.
Sides consisting of applesauce/homemade potato salad/coleslaw.

Hot Luncheon Specials
Plan 1 - $9.95 consists of 1 garden salad with choice of italian or Ranch dressing, 1 Entree Selection, 1 starch and 1 vegetable with White Bread.
Entrees for Plan 1 are: Baked Ham Slices, Chicken Fingers, Rigatoni or Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. With the Spaghetti or the Rigatoni, Garlic Bread is provided and no starch.
Starch Selections for Plan 1are: Wild Rice, Parslied Potatoes and Buttered Noodles.
Vegetable Selections for Plan 1 are: Buttered Corn, Green Beans, Vegetable Medley.

Plan 2 - $11.95 includes 2 entree selections, 1 vegetable and 1 starch with garden salad and white bread.
Entrees for Plan 2 are: Honey Baked Chicken, Pork Chop and Lasagna with Garlic Bread, Open Faced Turkey Sandwich with gravy, Veggie Burgers.
Starch Selections Plan 2 are: Shells with Marinara Sauce,Bake Red Skin Potatoes and Rice Pilaf, Mashed Potatoes.
Vegetable Selections for Plan 1 are: Glazed Baby Carrots, Sweet Peas, Broccoli with Cheese, Italian Vegetable Medley.

Plan 3 - $13.95 includes 2 Entree Selections, 2 vegetable selection and 1 starch.
Entrees for Plan 3 are: Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich with Gravy; Stuffed Peppers or Stuffed Cabbage Rolls;Parmesan Chicken Breasts; Pulled Pork Sandwich.
Starch Selections for Plan 3 are: Scalloped Potatoes, Au Gratin Potatoes, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Noodles with Cheese Sauce or Baked Beans.
Vegetable Selections for Plan 3 are: Sweet Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli Spears, Tomato and Green Bean vinegrette.



Special Scents Catering wants to help make this a day that you and your guests will remember. We offer a wide range of food selections including hors d'oeurves buffet, entree buffet and full sit down service, always fulfilling the desires of the bride and groom.

We also provide rehearsal dinners as well as in-home dinner service for just the bride and groom.

Graduation Parties, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties

We want to provide excellent food service to help celebrate the milestones of your life. Menus will be designed with your input to make these occasions times that will be meaningful in every degree. Ask us about our bbq packages. We offer on-site bbq and drop-off service.

Sample Menu


Cheese/Meat/Veggie Tray

Assorted cheeses meats and veggies skillfully arranged

Franks under Wraps

Cocktail franks wraped and baked with pastry puff

Swedish Meatballs

Sweet and Savory - These will go quickly!


BBQ Ribs served with Baked Beans

With a unique sweet and spicy specialty sauce. Special Scents Catering ribs are grilled and tender and great to the taste. Customers always want more because of the tenderness of the meat and the flavorful sauce

Honey Baked Chicken served with our 3 CHEESE MACARONI. It is SUPERB!

With herbs and spices a fantastic combination of seasonings topped off with a honey glaze. This Chicken is never dry. Stuffed Peppers with the Chef's tomato sauce

Jambalaya served with over Rice with Buttery Cornbread

Made with just the right touch of heat


Peach Cobbler

ripe peaches cooked and topped with crumbed cobbler topping and crisped


scratch-made from cherised family recipe

Sour Cream Pound Cake

moist and fluffy - a client favorite

Please note: this menu is just a sample of the many dishes Special Scents Catering has to offer. We are happy to create a menu specialized just for your occasion!

Clients Say

We treat our clients like family and it shows!

My husband and I were invited to experience Special Scents Catering last month, and we were not disappointed. First and foremost, the food was delicious. It was hard to choose what we wanted to order, as there were many options, and each sounded great. I decided on the Chicken Scallopini while my husband chose the lemon rosemary pork medallions. Our entrees arrived piping hot and looked very appetizing. I could not stop gushing about how much I loved the parmesan cream sauce, and my husband commented on how perfect his pork was cooked. We also enjoyed tender, crispy calamari, and fresh house salads.

Our servers were very friendly and accommodating, and we shared a few laughs with a special lady in particular, who had us smiling all evening. We left feeling full and satisfied, and even discussed how good our food was on the way home! Overall, we had a very pleasant experience. We would definitely recommend Special Scents Catering to anyone searching for a catering company, and would absolutely use them for our own catering needs!" Jenniefer Geddes

Thank you, your husband, Bill and your catering team for a job well done. Not only did they meet the need for the occasion, but they exceeded our expectations. They were very professional, kind, and courteous." Bishop Williams
I had Carol Richards and her staff cater my fathers 90th birthday party. The food was excellent and my guests had two different dinners to choose from that night. I had everybody tell me the food was delicious. And their staff was very friendly and their dress attire was very professional. I would definitely have them cater any parties in the future" Jennifer

Special Scents Catering exceeded my expectations on our wedding day! Throughout the planning they were so nice and accommodating. They gave us menu suggestions and even provided ways to save on costs-which is something you don’t find many businesses doing!

They took our simple menu to the next level! Not only did the food look good, but it tasted even better! Our guests are still talking about the food; I couldn’t ask for more from a caterer!" Racquel

I have been doing business with Carol for years and would highly recommend their services to anyone seeking a professional catering experience. The service is outstanding, the meals they prepare are not only eye catching but also very satisfying. They do an excellent job of making your entire catering experience a wonderful event." Darryl

My husband and I were invited to a dinner catered by Special Scents Catering", and were not disappointed. From the welcoming at the entrance to the delicious meal prepared; it was wonderful. The staff made us feel so relaxed and comfortable. My husband is still talking about how much he enjoyed the dinner. Looking forward to going to another. Awesome!!!" Alice

Special Scents Catering is our company's go-to caterer! Regardless of the size of the event, they provide professional, friendly service and delicious food. They have an extensive menu and are flexible for any budget. We will always recommend Special Scents Catering!" Alysia Bassett
Sales & Marketing Administrator
Johnson Matthey

Hire Us

Contact us today with questions. We are happy to consult with you to come up with the best options for your special day or event. Call (330) 281-9938, or email specialscentscatering@gmail.com.