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Fun Food

When we talk about FUN FOOD, we're talking about cutting edge, exciting, interactive, creative, worldly, fun and trendy. Learn More

Elegant Food

At Scratch, we often describe authentic, thoughtfully prepared food as elegant. These signature dishes have been refined to perfection. Learn More


Scratch Events is a Food Forward company that specializes in one of a kind designer menus and seamless, professional service. We have over a decade of experience catering some of the regions largest and most renowned events. Our goal is to far exceed our clients expectations and to offer nothing less than UNFORGETTABLE FOOD. Learn More
Creative Beyond Belief... – We have used Scratch Catering for two large fundraisers that benefit Dayton History and with each one Matt absolutely blew us out of the water! - Jennifer D.


Scratchfood boasts two of the regions most accomplished Executive Chefs with over 40 years of front line experience between them. This chef centric approach to our business explains why we are the regions most food forward catering and meal manufacturing company.

Matthew Hayden

President and Chef

After 15 years of operating successful food service businesses in the Miami Valley, Chef Matthew Hayden decided to create his dream business: ScratchFood. Between event catering and chef prepared meals, he blends both entrepreneurship and culinary creativity into an institution that contributes to a more vibrant, healthier and delicious Dayton.


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    Marshall Bartley

    Executive Chef

    Uncompromising in the design, preparation and execution of Scratchfood's unforgettable meals

      Kristin LeMaster

      Project Manager and Event Coordinator

      Detail oriented, efficient, customer focused. The only sane one of the bunch.