Policies & FAQ

Does Food for Thought deliver?

Food for Thought is a full service, off-premise catering facility. Not only do we welcome pick up orders, we also deliver directly to your door…with a smile!

Why a delivery charge?

A separate delivery charge allows us to keep our actual food prices reasonable. Because Food for Thought services a vast area, we have found that a separate delivery charge is the most equitable for both customers and Food for Thought. We will quote the delivery charge in advance so that the customer can make an informed decision. Most customers discover that even with the delivery charges added into the food prices the total cost is similar or less than most other food service options. A separate charge for delivery allows Food for Thought to have unlimited delivery areas, no minimums and exceptional reliability (we deliver everyday, not as a sideline service).

What is included in your delivery and is tipping required?

Fast, friendly and professional service, and if that’s not enough, great food!! Well worth the price of delivery. While tipping is not required, it is appreciated. That decision is is left entirely to the discretion of our customers.

Wow, that’s a tough one! All of our dishes are taste tested right here in our own kitchen. If it doesn’t meet the rigid specifications of our experienced staff, the recipe is “filed away”. Our breakfast sandwiches, Think Spring Salad, Broccoli Delight, Cajun Chicken Penne, Pretzel Crusted Chicken, Unbelievable Chicken, Lemon Pepper Cedar Planked Salmon, Wrap Sandwiches and Seasonal Dessert Trays are just a few that top the list of “favorites” our clients request. Try us and please let us know your favorite dish.

Do you offer a variety of dishes for people with dietary restrictions?

Yes our menu is always expanding to include new vegan, gluten free and vegetarian dishes. We are always willing to accommodate customers with additional dietary restrictions

Do you offer monthly specials?

Each month, dozens of recipes are carefully considered for our monthly features and only the most alluring are selected. Our goal to tempt your palate and please your guests is one we take very seriously, and should the opportunity present itself, we would be delighted to show you what we mean.

Is there a minimum order?

We recommend a minimum of 5 servings for most of our menu items. Some of our dishes, such as our lasagnas and parmesans are sold by the pan and designed to serve 9 – 12 people.

What types of events do you cater?

Wedding receptions, corporate lunches, birthday parties, clambakes, or an intimate dinner for two. Whatever the reason, whatever the season, Food for Thought will make your event, the event your guests will talk about for months!

How much advance notice is needed to place an order?

Of course, if you are planning an event requiring the assistance of our experienced service staff, more advance notice is required. Our events department, will be happy to assist you with an event of that nature. For Breakfast and/or lunch orders, we recommend that orders be placed 24 hours prior to the event to assure all menu items are available and a delivery time is reserved. That said, very often we can accommodate last minute orders, call the main office at 440.946.0383 if you find yourself in a pinch

How do I place an order?

Please call us at 440-946-0383 or fax your order to 440-946-8801. You can place an order after hours by simply calling the number listed above and leaving COMPLETE information on our voice mail system. We start our day bright and early around here so someone will be calling to confirm your order as early as 7:00 AM

And finally, where are you?

We are located in Mentor, Ohio at 7574 St. Clair Ave., off of Tyler Blvd. We welcome visitors, stop by and check us out!