Kravtiz Deli Expands Catering Service

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – No longer will the catering options from Kravitz Deli be limited to deli foods and appetizers. Deli owner Jack Kravitz announced Monday the 75-year-old deli would be expanding its catering menu to include “Asian and Latin fusion cuisines, Olde World specialties, Mediterranean delicacies, inspired classics and American down home” items.

“Because we host large scale community and ethnic events, we’ve gained a unique perspective of the rich ethnic Valley culture and can provide an ethnic environment, menu and service as authentic as the occasion itself,” Kravitz said in a release.

The revamped service, dubbed Inspired Catering, was put together by Kravitz, chef Chris Pinter, sous chef David Scialabba and event planter Patty Rydarowicz.

“We reached a point where we were getting more and more requests to expand upon our unique events, menus and themes,” Kravitz said. “We wanted to expand Valley party traditions while being true to its ethnic roots.”

The deli operates two locations on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown and inside the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

Inspired Catering is available for events in private homes, Stambaugh Auditorium, the National Packard Museum, Boardman Park, all branches of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system, the Tyler Historical Center, the Jewish Community Center, the Butler Museum of American Art in Howland and the D.D and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center.

Last year, Kravitz Deli was one of two Mahoning Valley businesses to be given the Weatherhead 100 Award, given to the 100 fastest-growing businesses in northeastern Ohio by Case Western Reserve University.

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